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Author Name: Freesybilvane 32 Comments
Date Added: January 15, 2006 09:01:28 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Man of Letters

Long ago there was a young man

Who set out to break the barriers

But he fought too many windmills

To become a major player

Counting blessings made him weary

So he folded time's blue suffering into poems


Remembering the last look

That your heroine threw at you

I knew you never would recover

From this self-inflicted sorrow

When the answer was so clear that

You used ink stains to obscure it in your mind


Now you're with me at the meadow

Just before the velvet mountains

And you know I cannot listen

To your words of tender wisdom

Without feeling the bereavement

Of me being cast aside

Into a world where men like you will not survive

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Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on April 25, 2010 03:11:20 PM Report
first time reading here

your letters arranged words

so very dear and clear.



Comment By: PremiumRaymond Pinsonneault on September 5, 2008 07:49:23 PM Report
CONGRATS , Heiki, deep and beautiful. Blank letters in words foundations of castles made of sand. I tend to agree with the last line.

Comment By: FreeSteve on March 25, 2008 11:03:02 AM Report
Very well written.
Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on February 16, 2008 03:57:39 AM Report
I thoroughly enjoyed this piece.  Congrats on the award as well dear lady!


Comment By: FreeFilthy on January 23, 2008 05:19:18 PM Report
Yet another exceptional poem, from one of this sites most exceptional poets. Congrats on the award Heike, very much deserved.
Comment By: FreeJohn on December 14, 2006 05:25:09 PM Report

Excellent poem and a belated congrats on your award :-)

Comment By: FreeAmmar Saleem Butt on November 12, 2006 01:05:02 PM Report
finest poem, marvellous, words at their best use

Comment By: FreeChelsea W on October 4, 2006 05:19:52 PM Report
Oooh, yes a lovely, just lovely poem. Written so eloquently

Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on July 30, 2006 08:50:57 PM Report
Congratulations Heike. A wonderful piece of writing. I am so impressed and I appologise for not finding this sooner. jp
Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on June 17, 2006 12:24:23 PM Report
Congrats on your award. *S* Wind Whisperer
Comment By: Freesaman on June 17, 2006 07:16:37 AM Report

Great work......

Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on June 16, 2006 07:52:48 AM Report

Heike, congratulations on your' well deserved award. This is an outstanding poem. The imagery u used was magnificent. Very well penned my friend...Hugz...Jillian

Comment By: FreeWith pain comes strength on June 15, 2006 12:28:38 PM Report

Well done,a fantastic write


Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on June 14, 2006 02:34:13 AM Report

Congratulations Heike, I saw this poem as a winner back in January...and the proof is on the page! Wonderful penning!



Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on June 13, 2006 09:05:37 PM Report
Congratulations on your award...this write is so good!!

Comment By: FreeAdri on June 13, 2006 07:25:55 AM Report

This was so beautiful, and almost "tender".  I enjoy the way you write!!  The tone you set in this piece is greatly felt by the reader.  Brilliant job and congrats for the well deserved award.
Adri x

Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on June 12, 2006 07:47:42 PM Report
An absolutely fantastic write Heike.

This is truly deserving of the award. Congrats!!


Sharon JJ

Comment By: FreeAbbas on June 12, 2006 05:20:07 AM Report
good as great, sorry for me i did not read it before..



Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 12, 2006 02:02:53 AM Report
So pleased to see this worthy poem rewarded.  Good for you, Heike.  ML
Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on June 12, 2006 12:45:49 AM Report

Time to go out on the town! Celebrate good times come on! Yay! Congrats. Have a pepsi on me!

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on April 3, 2006 02:41:59 PM Report
Very classical feeling to this write Heike.

Very smooth and sophisticated.

I enjoyed, thank you :)

Best wishes,
Comment By: FreeJessica on March 27, 2006 04:47:55 PM Report
Your style is unique. Wonderfully done!
Comment By: FreeShruti on January 29, 2006 09:24:23 AM Report
Oh wow, what a beauty this was, especially the way you end it. Glad to see your work ma'am.
Comment By: FreeEagle Eye on January 25, 2006 07:23:05 PM Report
I like this imagery very much! Reminds me of a few men I know...where I am constantly wondering how they survive.
Comment By: FreeChuck on January 25, 2006 06:40:00 PM Report
If we could only allow time to claim suffering as it’s own... and fittingly it's painted blue...and it was me… unintentionally perhaps… but you know… I knew it all along… so on this velvet hour I ask for forgiveness… and I receive words of long overdue patients for my lack of empathy… I hope when we stand on the edge of boredom… you will look into my eyes… realizing… we have all done it too… the best we know how to do.

I absolutely adore your work!

Comment By: FreeEric on January 23, 2006 03:48:16 AM Report
This poem is a masterpiece. You have used excellent images and expression to tell a tale of tragedy from two fronts.
Comment By: FreeJasmine Christian on January 22, 2006 06:33:17 AM Report
GAH! What an awesome poem...for some reason I think this relates so perfectly with the current situation me and mine.
Thank you!

Comment By: FreeDr Psycho on January 20, 2006 06:05:22 PM Report
Heike, such a picture you paint with your words....good write....Paul
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on January 18, 2006 04:04:36 PM Report
"So he folded time's blue suffering into poems"...what a lovely line. Another of my favorites is, "You used ink stains to obscure it in your mind"...very nice!

Do you feel invisible in his presence? The impression that I get from this is that he can't get past his grief long enough to notice you. Am I even close? Please respond.

~Barbara~ *enjoying Heike's lovely presentation*
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on January 18, 2006 01:30:12 PM Report
This flows like a lovely melody, Heike. Very nice. ML
Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on January 16, 2006 03:07:36 PM Report
Lovely words here Heike. A little difficult to read without punctuation, but I got there. I like the "velvet mountains". Very nice.
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on January 15, 2006 05:58:34 PM Report
There are poems that I read as on the words supplied....there are those.....such as this that make an indelible mark on my mind or emotions.
How I feel the emotion of this writing Heiki.
The last stanza is so gut renching in its painful realisation of whay you both have lost.
Ali x


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