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Date Added: July 26, 2006 06:07:45 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Chord of Sorrow *jolien*
Play your chord of sorrow, for failure loves
To sing in eulogies its own despair.
Authored by the dead hand of the past and
Bequeathed to us in these shadows we share.
Conscious of the obscenity of words;
From habit to hesitation, I fall.
A reflection in a river of tears -
All this distance allows me to recall.
Fooled by wisdom from unfaithful servants,
Bound by confessions and tortured at length.
Pillars of truth collapsing to cause these
Mem'ries of weakness to gain on my strength.
Your name I hear echoing in the wind;
Your innocence I wish e'er to revive.
I still hear the heart that is beating from
The void behind the mirror of the eyes.
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Comment By: Freemystical angel on November 3, 2006 11:13:13 AM Report
that too is beautiful

and by the way instead of making the poem my fav

you are

Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on October 8, 2006 02:27:44 AM Report
Congratulations James for winning a featured poem of the week award...Hugz...Jillian
Comment By: FreeNathaniel on October 5, 2006 06:47:51 PM Report
Hey this was Wow, Congrats on your award.


Comment By: FreeAntony Frank on October 5, 2006 08:16:33 AM Report
Your name I hear echoing in the wind;

Your innocence I wish e'er to revive.

I still hear the heart that is beating from

The void behind the mirror of the eyes.

Excellent.  I especially liked the last stanza.



Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on October 3, 2006 12:58:12 AM Report
Stunning composed write James~
Congrats on your Featured Poem award...
I am sure we shall see many, many more from your pen..
Thank you Ms S. :)

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 2, 2006 11:47:55 PM Report

The opening verse is my favorite, it is so good I would have been tempted to use it again to close this piece and let it be regarded as the "chord of sorrow" that has played, yet again. *loved it*

I wish to congratulate you on winning the FP award. =))



Comment By: PremiumRobertM on October 2, 2006 05:58:08 PM Report
Beautifully written. The last line resonates well after the reading has ended. I enjoyed this one very much.  RM.
Comment By: FreeAdri on October 2, 2006 03:00:12 AM Report
James, you are a master of poetry already!!  Congratulations, you are a phenomenal poet, and I also thank the stars that Jolen were guided to you, and that we now can share in your wonderful poetry!! 
Adri x

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 1, 2006 07:41:02 PM Report
Congratulations on your Feature Poem Award.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on September 10, 2006 07:15:29 PM Report

I am learning from you James. You have a talent for creating phrases all your own. Thanks for the current lesson. jp 

Comment By: FreeCeeCee on August 6, 2006 08:27:20 AM Report
This was very well done....I enjoyed how you used contrast in your line, "Mem'ries of weakness to gain on my strength" to make it a visual point.



Comment By: Freetasmia on August 6, 2006 05:45:31 AM Report
I absolutely loved this.....beautiful...and the imagery is simply too exquisite for words !


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 1, 2006 03:39:53 AM Report
"Play your chord of sorrow, for failure loves
To sing in eulogies of it's own despair."

I LOVE that line!!..You are a very talented fella..You have been given a real gift for writing, So glad Lolen dragged your here:O)..len

Comment By: FreeChris B on July 31, 2006 09:04:34 AM Report
You give hope to this site, and I thank you. Great work...
Comment By: FreeAdri on July 27, 2006 05:37:01 AM Report

You have just written somebody into tears... James, this is astounding!!!  You do the most amazing, wondrous things with words... Lovely lovely.  For me, the most impressive thing about your writing, except for the fact that it is BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL, your poetry includes a lot of emotion, real raw emotion, and for me, that is poetry.  Great write!!!  You made sorrow exceptionally beautiful...
Adri x

Comment By: FreeWhiteOwl on July 27, 2006 05:12:32 AM Report
your words flow and is devine i am enjoying your writes !


Comment By: FreePia Andersson on July 27, 2006 05:07:42 AM Report
This is an excellent poem in! Every lines breathes sadness and sorrow How beautiful you write - every word is like a precious  jewel..Pia

Comment By: TrialAnn on July 26, 2006 12:01:09 PM Report
James, you use some very original and interesting word combinations.
You have a gift for creating unity within the piece and carrying it to
the very end. Well done.

Comment By: FreeGlata on July 26, 2006 11:49:46 AM Report
A hauntingly beautiful write...of the loss of innocence and the longing to regain it.

Lovely job, James!



Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 26, 2006 09:54:31 AM Report
James ...Such a moving poem that pulls at my heart in such a strange way.. the whole poem is a masterpeace... I love this part I think the best ((((
Your name I hear echoing in the wind;

Your innocence I wish e'er to revive.

I still hear the heart that is beating from

The void behind the mirror of the eyes....The eyes never lie!! ~She


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