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DIVORCE'S WAKE, a poem by James Michael Cecil, USA


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James Michael Cecil, USA



On Early Divorce

In solitude, I search for will
To mend my soul, and shed the chill
Of broken love, the loss, and fears
I taste this day- with salty tears.
Memories - are but a foe
That drags my fractured spirit slow
My children’s voices cast no balm
I search for hope, through prayer or psalm.
For only light of each day new
With all its promise, fresh and true
Can lead me to that precious spark
That draws in hope, and lights the dark.
My friend is time; its patient will
Each passing day make dull the nil
That left me empty - duped of trust
A sunlit day precedes the dusk.
The dusk is tired; a weary yawn.
My slumber calms until the dawn
I wake enslaved in pain’s full scope
This new day born- I ache for hope.

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Samina Khaliqit touches my heart, can feel every word.Pakistan5/11/2015 2:23:36 PM
Elizabeth Padillo OlesenSo beautifully worded, beautifully expressed, dear James, and one can follow your sentiments from beginning of your line to the last. Heartbreathing, heartbreaking but hope seeking. I know that hope has been granted to you after writing this poem. Great creation, dear James! If given the chance to rate, I would give this 5 stars! Denmark8/8/2012 2:55:33 PM
Samarth VyasI really like the simpleness of words but placed in a very rhythmic form. India8/8/2012 11:35:19 AM
Dontrell BunterThis poem was well written. Although I have never been through a divorce. I was truly feeling the pain through your words. God Bless youUSA8/1/2012 9:54:03 AM
Micah OgberhieThere are poems, and there's a poem. Ideas brilliantly expressed are but rare. I truly can relate with your consistently, and quest for the right words. Thumbs up James, a well-deserved win!Nigeria7/30/2012 9:07:48 AM
Thelma ZaracostasWonderful James congratulations! Australia7/29/2012 6:22:56 PM
Dwayne RankinJames, A wonderfully written poem yet sad in the extreme. You have written this with such precision and heart wrenching feeling. A most deserved win and all my congratulations go out to you. USA7/29/2012 5:11:43 PM
Gail KayCongratulations James Michael this is a very moving, poignant poem about divorce that reaches into the heart of anyone who has walked this walk, either personally or with a loved one. Australia7/28/2012 10:18:39 PM
SYLVANUS ONYEMA UBAHDIVORCE'S WAKE by JAMES MICHAEL CECIL is a very interesting poem. Apart from his consistent use of the personal pronoun 'I' which makes the poem a lyrical poem and musical, the poet also uses a good deal of rhyme. The rhyme scheme is also unique because he uses a consistent use of the RHYMING COUPLET STYLE like aa, bb and so on. Finally I see the poem as touchy and sentimental and very musical. It is a very good attempt and deserves the win. From, SYLVANUS UBAH.NIGERIA.7/28/2012 3:54:19 PM
Susanne RowellCongrats James! What a wonderful poem!Germany7/28/2012 1:10:27 PM
Padmaja IyengarVery nice poem and truly deserving of the prize...Congrats James!India7/27/2012 12:21:38 AM
William WillisHi James, poignant and lovely rhyming.Plaudits to you sir ! wm.Scotland7/26/2012 8:46:38 PM
Christine ShawWell done James, an excellent poem about a painful subject.UK7/26/2012 12:33:07 PM
Westly ShawWords of wisdom,of someone that been there and done that! THis is well written and you have talent.USA7/26/2012 11:57:10 AM
Marcia SchechingerJames when the judges chose your piece, they certainly recognized talent. If anyone is lucky enough not to have lost someone whom they have loved dearly, your heartfelt poem describes to all both the pain; yet also the hope of a better tomorrow. Again Congrats!USA7/26/2012 9:35:44 AM


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