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touchstone

to talk of
changing winds
shattered dreams
is trite
cliché

clumsy of the reality

naivety unperceiving how
the dark is hidden deep within
the light of
childhood kingdoms
awaiting Azrael
to steal innocence
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Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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I really liked this one but felt there should have been more, that maybe just me I wanted to read more, my favourite stanza is the second I cant see anything i would change I like how you portray innocence being blinded to the darkness really well done

naivety unperceiving how
the dark is hidden deep within
the light of
childhood kingdoms
awaiting Azrael
to steal innocence

my favourite lines

love and hugs Jayne-Chloe xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

lol it's funny - i spent days on this after i had written this much, and added and took the add away and added something else and took the add away, for countless times.
. i felt i needed to include something, but i couldn't put my finger on it, and everything i said detracted from the text.... so i left it as is

glad you liked the short version...
love judd
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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Well written piece. Subtle meaning delicately woven into a fine tapestry of words.

Leonard

Leonard Daranjo

"When the waiting stops, the living begins"

Its lovely to see you Leonard !! its been way too long ...

Jayne-Chloe xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

Same here. I was not even aware that the site was back in action. Lovely to be in contact once again. I look forward to future interactions with you.

Leonard

Leonard Daranjo

"When the waiting stops, the living begins"

I look forward to catching up ...sorry for hijacking your poem Judy lol

Love Jc xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

Glad to see you back! I've returned (Used to be Panaella)...expecting to read some fine work from yourself!

Ellie x

thank you very much for your very kind comment
love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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Like JC, this piece left me with more questions than answers...what's the touchstone?

Ells x

lol – not until your comment above to leonard did I realise who you are
lovely to see you…

I didn’t read jc’s comment as meaning she was left wondering, or didn’t understand ??

‘touchstone’? – for a few reasons – one being that it tells the truth of the metal as does asrael tell the truth of the illusion…

love judy
xxx
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'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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Thanks for explaining...think its enough, you don't need to expand it now! LOL

Ells x

This was a very deep piece I often wonder where poets find these words,
similar to my North American Legends I read the story then write the piece.
The Title is Good.
The write shortish but was good, the use of Touchstone and then the ending up with Azrael was excellent.
A good all round read and the interest to find out more of the words you used.
I think that it would make a good workshop on the use and explanation of words in poetry, take care, Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

thanks so much for the read and great comments

as for short - lol the elf is always telling us the shorter the better, isn't he?

i'm glad you liked the word interplay - lol - i'm glad you actually recognised it - thanks ian
love judy
xxx
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'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

author comment

tis touching

loved

thanks loved xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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Within
Lovely

thank you very much fee
love judy
ddd

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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This displays the essence of "less is more". No need to expand. Just because I don't know when to stop writing doesn't mean it's a Good thing lol. I'm not sure the word "clumsy" belongs in a work which is anything but. Maybe "awkward"?....................stan

thanks stan
i 'stumbled' around the word 'clumsy' for ages, but no other i found conveyed what i wanted to ... and i actually like it...
give me some more suggestions if you wish... maybe there's one i've missed... but lol - i really like 'clumsy' and the alliteration with 'cliche'...

love judy
xxx
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'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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