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    Gannon and Palmer- Joint Poetry Contest (92) Winners

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    Schism
    By Gannon


    Quietly bathed in subjugated sunlight,
    green dream-clouds crown the great father-oak.
    An over-size shadow conceals a timeless torso,
    in turn, a hollow fist (not hand). It splits at the wrist.

    Scurry-some fingers beetle beneath this pleasant land
    and now, excommunicated and scattered,
    all tapered into obscure outposts of secession,
    they ignite, too far fallen from the branch.



    Soon
    By Palmer


    For untold time, I toiled in sweat
    With only her in mind
    I worked and strove, in priceless debt
    To pay her deeds in kind

    At the pier on sunset's spring
    I searched for strength inside
    To give my cherished ruby ring
    For the girl to be my bride

    As I knelt with my one request
    I peered into her face
    With my fervor at last confessed
    I welcomed her warm embrace

    Night was born, moon was blue
    As we waltzed in starlight haze
    The romance felt, a love so true
    She returns a violet gaze

    The girl with eyes of amethyst
    Endowed in scarlet hair
    With her palm on my cheek, she firmly kissed
    And bedazzled me with her stare

    _______________________________


    Time had stopped, space was still
    An affinity had begun
    Yearning for love, the tender will
    For our hearts to beat as one

    The bond we shared was all that mattered
    Forgetting all our fears
    But in a blink, our bliss was shattered
    As it smoldered into tears

    Malevolence near, a repulsive scent
    A groggy drunken fellow
    Teetering tipsy with malicious intent
    Wielding an edged stiletto

    Lancing his blade towards my wife
    I take his dagger away
    Into his chest, I thrust this knife
    I shall save her, come what may!

    Red was spilled, flesh dispersed
    But the blood was not my own
    Stained on me, smeared and cursed
    For a lifetime to atone

    Behind the hollow bars I slept
    To breathe concrete as air
    In my heart, her smile I kept
    And nothing else was there

    _______________________________


    Seasons passed as I regret the mistake
    From spring to blanched winter
    The prick in my chest, a tormenting ache
    It was nothing but a splinter

    Fifty years, in walls encased
    And at last they've set me free
    But the love I devote has not been erased
    Unfaltering like a tree

    My bride, my bride, where is she now?
    Oh did she yield to time?
    Has she forsaken the eternal vow
    And shunned me for my crime?

    I look high and low to find Juliet
    Not knowing where to go
    I reminisce a mem'ry I could not forget
    The pier from long ago

    At that pier on sunset's spring
    A woman sings alone
    Admiring the glint of a ruby ring
    And the radiant sun that shone

    She waits until the stars adorn
    As she glances at the moon
    A cerulean crescent, is tonight reborn
    Saying, "I shall meet him soon."
     
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    Congrats both of you! :) Good job!
     
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    Congratulations you two. You both had great poems. :)
     
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    Congrats both of you. Veyr enjoyable poems. Keep it up!
     
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    Congrats both of you!

    A well deserved victory!
     
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    Good work you two. Congratulations.
     
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    Congrats on winning, you two.
     
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