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by Ronald Dondiego

Sunday, November 28, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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there are those endless
days that pass
like sand
through an hour glass
as i watch my life
slip away
in sad refrains
of madrigals and ancient rymes

then there are those days
i dwell in halls of sorrow
where black winds wail
against the ruined walls
the cracks, the lingering ache
of joy gone awry

but my best days
are days when
i see the vision
of higher realms
and listen to sea shells
of surpassing beauty
whisper of you
and your fantastic splendor

those are days
that never fail

to show me that
eternity exists in you
and in your eyes of wonder   

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Reviewed by Joanna Leone 8/26/2008
I know that everyone interprets poetry differently. To me, this poem may seem dark, but it actually full of hope. You make me feel like I want to get into the poem and walk down the dark hallway with you, as you provoke emotion within me with your words. However, the sign of hope in this poem, is shown in your words, "but my best days are the days when I see the vision of higher realms and listen to the seashells of beauty..." This shows that no matter how much darkness and how much sorrow we feel, we always can and will find something beautiful in each day. We all have our "seashells" or sights and sounds which may cause our darkness to disappear. There is always light even on our darkest hours. You truly are talented, and I am tracking your work. It is obvious that you are talented, deep, and know how to touch the soul.
Reviewed by Bennett 12/15/2005
Another excellent and creative write written by your strong and pur mind.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 2/12/2005
Ron, your knowledge of the dark, the dreary, the monotone makes your flashes of warmth and strength all the more powerful. Your strong descriptions never fail to evoke the picture you have in mind.

Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 12/2/2004
So lovely!
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 12/1/2004
So Beautiful and I really love the way you write things like where wind wails against ruined walls. All the way through this. Really nice and inspiring. Thank You
God Bless you and your family.
Warmest and Happiest holidays and all days.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 11/29/2004
there are those times
i dwell in halls of sorrow
where wind wails
against the ruined walls
the cracks, the lingering ache
of joy gone awry <------------ Sheer beauty...

Most impressive writing Ron.....

ty, Dani
Reviewed by Robert Montesino 11/29/2004
A heart felt write with hope expressed gracefully, honestly & without apology.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/29/2004
Beautiful poetry you penned Ronald!!

Love Tinka

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