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Melissa C. Rives

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Coming Full Circle
by Barbara Henry

'Coming Full Circle' is a book of poems, prayers,and inspirational quotes that promote hope, faith,and personal growth...  
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Flight Of Soul
by Melissa C. Rives

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Heart swallowed emptiness
dead weight upon the soul…
The darkness falls in happenstance
its depth I can’t control.

Life’s flowers sometimes fade and fall
caught in the winds of force…
Black petals raining from the sky
no fragrance, but remorse.

Bare stems left to deny the heart
or prick the mind with dread…
Seem lifeless bled of colored hues,
a bouquet for the dead.

‘Neath darkened skies appear the fowl
black winged and omen sent…
With poison in their sharpened beaks
pon death they are intent.

Yet spit I in the face of these
who’d break my spirit twain…
For I despise the wicked hordes
who speak of life in vain.

Tis I who ride upon their backs
to gather starlit tears…
I resurrect the hope that’s born
from facing down my fears.

Then bloom again the naked buds
unfolding ‘neath the sun…
I’ll breathe their life and vow to fight
’till this my journey’s done.



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Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Whew! I love your choice of words, so descriptive! Beautiful, just beautiful...

Tami
Reviewed by Robert Montesino
I'm so impressed with your work! You are truly a poet! Another great write...
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
"For I despise the wicked hordes
who speak of life in vain"...Amen!
Wonderful!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
I'm speechless! Stupendous!
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen
Melissa,
"Heart swallowed emptiness".....Hmm, sister, some high praise I see here....I wonder, could these type words and lines, have anything to do with it?
Sincerely,
Rodney Evan Bohen

Heart swallowed emptiness
dead weight upon the soul…
The darkness falls in happenstance
its depth I can’t control.

Yet spit I in the face of these
who’d break my spirit twain…

Tis I who ride upon their backs
to gather starlit tears…
I resurrect the hope that’s born
from facing down my fears.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I agree with ~E~
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This was so wonderful, very beautiful!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader)
Loved the flow and feel of this.
Outstanding write
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Great work, Melissa. It is a change for you using the Old English wording in your work but it works well in this piece.
Amor
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
Melissa,
Can this be anymore empowering!! Thanks for this one, sweet soul, it is wonderful! Very, very, powerful!

Hugs,
Maria
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Loved this Melissa.....Now get on with that book Missy!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
awesome poem!!
Reviewed by Lee Ennis
Excellent, well done!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
wonderful write, melissa! :) (((HUGS))) to you, and (((HUGS))) to cody, hannah, and mitchell! :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Melissa, you never disappoint. Wonderful verse.
Reviewed by Christine Morell
A wonderful poem and the rhyme and meter are perfect.
Chrissie
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
A powerful message with such beautiful flow, meter, and rhyme. I say very well done!

~Joseph
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Melissa,
stunning verses
"Then bloom again the naked buds
unfolding ‘neath the sun…
I’ll breathe their life and vow to fight
’till this my journey’s done. "
Peggy
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Melissa, awesome poem. Love your positivity.
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