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Author Name: Freesybilvane 15 Comments
Date Added: December 01, 2006 11:12:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Same Old Question

When winter has come and the clever ones are

Hibernating until March,

You hum a tune you just made up;

Darker the day that used to

Illuminate you and your marble


Year's end so near and no beginning in sight,

Omissions become your main vice -

Unless you count impatience, too

Lost between the shopping mall and seductive

Eyes watching everyone except you;

Again, you feel the crack inside that's

Virtual but real;

Each second that passes is no triumph any

More; can you believe that you wanted to

Earn respect, that you longed to be

A lighthouse for those in need?

Laugh at your pathetic

One-night stand with happiness

No need to ask the same old question:

Every pain finds its master

Author's Notes:

Not a good season for melancholics...

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Comment By: FreeSteve on June 2, 2008 09:22:36 PM Report
A wonderful poem well deserving of an award.
Comment By: FreeTodd on June 4, 2007 03:49:33 PM Report
what a creative gem this one is,  Full of one liners, sarcasm, witt and so many things we think of when given too much time. Excellent work here***
Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on April 10, 2007 01:03:28 PM Report
A belated congratulations on a very well deserved award. I loved this last December when first read, and have come out of hibernation to read it again. jp
Comment By: FreeAdri on March 26, 2007 02:27:41 AM Report

I am so glad you won the feature poem award Heike.  Wonderful write and so well deserved!!!  Congratulations. 

Adri x

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on March 26, 2007 01:36:53 AM Report
loved this very much...congrats on the award.


Comment By: FreeLady Literary on March 25, 2007 07:19:43 PM Report
Congrats on winning a featured. This was beautifully written.


Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 25, 2007 07:09:33 PM Report
Congratulations on your Feature Poem Award -- very deserved.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: Freeleahlopez on December 25, 2006 06:24:08 AM Report
What can i say that has not already being said? Well written poem.



Comment By: FreeTana McCarthy on December 7, 2006 08:29:41 PM Report
How well you have caught the nuances of winter Heike.  I am facing summers hedonism where I am but shall return to this poem for solace when when the season catches up with me.  It make so clear that winter is not the time for sensitivities but for serious thought, for reassessment, letting go to prepare for new growth.  A lovely clarity of expression, a pleasure to read, thanks  Tana
Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on December 4, 2006 03:42:36 AM Report
Such a well crafted piece Heike. No beginning in sight does set the mood but I like the last line, every pain finds its master. As in Emerson's essay on Compensation, what goes around comes around. jp
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on December 3, 2006 09:42:34 AM Report
Melancholy :o) Yes...I was thinking such :o)
Ahck, who can blame us, sun loving creatures when thrown into this gloomy season?

This was a beautifully woven poem full of honest thoughts and emotions...great poetry!


Comment By: FreeJames Thomas Whitworth on December 2, 2006 01:27:01 PM Report
A sad though well-constructed piece, Heike, with some stand-out lines, particularly the "One-night stand with happiness", "Omissions become your main vice" - being rather a succinct and incisive comment on our tendency in such times to dwell on that which we do not possess - and your final line, which is I especially like.

Good work, as usual.

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on December 2, 2006 12:08:37 PM Report
No indeed. I share this intensly...I can hardly bear the contrast between the manufactured emptiness of materialism and the depth of misery I often feel walking through the shops....


A lighthouse for those in need?

Laugh at your pathetic

One-night stand with happiness


Cruel and heartless is our judgement of ourselves...

Oh and I so empathise with these lines which cut me to the quick.

What I would give to hibernate till March.
Wanna share that log?


Ali x sending thoughts of bluebells and swallows your way. xxx


PS into favs

Comment By: FreeAndrew Rymill on December 2, 2006 10:15:07 AM Report
Well crafted poem...How the sparrows of your words sing:)

We must all be light houses

for those that need. In this season it is often forgot.

Thank you for the wonderfull poem that we might remember in the hustle and bussel.


Comment By: FreeCorina on December 2, 2006 02:47:45 AM Report
Wonderful and expressive indeed. As for the melancholy you describe, that is a normal state of any normal human being. What you miss to say in this sad poem is that you are a model for many and many love and admire you. I know what I am saying because this is how I feel for you.


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