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An Island in the Sun
by Dawn Richerson

Saturday, January 08, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Iíve become an island,
a frozen block of ice floating
on a stale sea, settled
in frigid immobility.

Beneath me, the dark
floor of watery graves bellows,
issuing its icy invitation.
Oh, to sink into oblivion!

Above me, a bruised sky
releases sorrows heavy, held
in violet-tinged storm clouds.
Heavenís tears freeze.

Small surviving dreams
adhere to a shrinking soul inside,
aware they, too, will melt
in heat of a thawing sun.

Solemn, stubborn Ė hope
solidified and without strength
of self Ė I slide further into
staid waters of despair.


 

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Reviewed by jude forese 1/9/2005
excellent images of a disenchanted soul ... in moments of despair, we should take the opportunity to learn more about ourselves ...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/8/2005
a haunting, imaginative write...
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 1/8/2005
What more to be said, than I know...I see...and I feel. This is an outstanding piece Dawn. A truly remarkable write...peace thru spirit.

Allen
Reviewed by Janet Parker 1/8/2005
This is excellent, Dawn. My heart breaks for your sadness. What on earth would we depressed people do if we didn't have our writing as an outlet? I thank God for it.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/8/2005
This is excellent writing, Dawn. Dark, helpless and floating into oblivion.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle 1/8/2005
Dawn,

Outstanding composition! Excellent imagery! Can feel the helplessness and desparation. "Oh, to sink into oblivion!" I think I've had these thoughts before! Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/8/2005
You know the poem may be prophetic in that somewhere an iceberg just might break loose and because of global warming may melt. An most interesting write here.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/8/2005
Intense deep despair... even in this instance
under the heavy weight of frozen feelings
a choice had to be made...

Superb write on the topic Dawn!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/8/2005
(((dawn)))

one feels the iciness of the seas. the helplessness in the slow melting of dreams. the aching pain of going on through the storms...and wondering if things will ever change. this is a powerhouse dynamo of mood and imagery, so intense, it hurts--BRAVA! hope things improve soon

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(



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