Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Michael Todd, Sheri Green, Beth Holmes, Wynne Huddleston, Anna Donovan, Joleene Naylor, and Julie Catherine Vigna—United States

Vacating The Premises

Now, appears the time,
Vacating the premises
Seems the best option.

There is nothing left.
Doubts whisper upon the winds,
Urging me onward.

Traveling the road
Where silence awakens sight,
Mind is free once more.

Like oil on parched skin,
Relief anoints my body;
Renews my spirit.

Assent, not defeat,
Clarity in dissension,
Daring life en face.

A new beginning,
Like the Phoenix from ashes,
Born of letting go.

Trust higher power
To guide soul's best intention,
Facing the future.
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Lamenters:

Michael Todd
Sheri Green
Beth Holmes
Wynne Huddleston
Anna Donovan
Joleene Naylor
Julie Catherine Vigna 

52 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting our little overview of our current surroundings. Would that the world have the level of peace and harmony that is found here at Whispers...

    It was a fantastic experience getting to share words, thoughts and feelings with such a talented, insightful group of writers, especially considering, all are longtime friends.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      This is such a joy to have your amazing poem for our journal/poetry community. I am smiling as I read that you are longtime friends. The friendships I've made through the writing experience are the greatest gifts in the writing process.

      Many blessings, my friend,
      Karen

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  2. Michael and the rest,
    A great poem. It would be interesting to see who wrote what. A warm welcome to all the new people!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you, David... Each write wrote a full stanza, in the order Karen has them listed after the poem.

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  3. Oh the depth here! Today has been a tough day, introspective, retrospective... all and all interestingly painful. This collaboration went places.

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    1. This is all about going places, Alba Leigh, and hopefully finding a way back home... Thanks for coming to visit. <3

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  4. Love that it encourages you on....ends are also beginnings.

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    1. The message was always intended to be encouraging, Reba, so I am happy that resonated with you. Now I am all kinds of happy. :)

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  5. When there is nothing left, the best thing to do is move forward. Loved this collab :)

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    1. I agree, Dahlia... If we have to move one, forward is definitely the premier direction to pursue. Thanks for coming over. :)

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  6. I gues we are all trying to find our way back home as peaceably as possible. This was beautiful work --thanks so much for sharing💕

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    1. Thank you for your very kind overview, Demme. When it involves matters of coming full circle, I want you as my navigator. :)

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  7. Enjoyed each and every one of these. I appreciate all the work that went into this. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. You are very kind.

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  8. The Roundtable has risen from the tomb.

    Was it a failed relationship or the transition to the next plane? The words leave enough mystery to ponder.

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    1. I think the options varied, Christopher, while maintaining the concept of the theme. For me, a slight sojourn, and return when the dust settles. ;)

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  9. wonderful write...inspiring for those on a new path. ~Christine W

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    1. Thank you very much, Christine. You inspire me.

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    2. a beautiful poem
      inspiring to read it
      best of luck you all

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    3. Thank you so much, Emy. I am very happy you visited.

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  10. Wow Michael,Sheri, Beth, Wynne, Anna, Joleene, and Julie! It is wonderful to see your amazing poem get so many comments in such a short time. It speaks to the talent you have in collaborating. Thank you Michael for bringing six new writers to share their gift of words for Whispers. Welcome to all of you! I hope you find joy in your writing journeys.

    Blessings and best wishes,
    Karen

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    1. My greatest joys, Karen, are found under your auspices. Thank you for welcoming my friends and me.

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    2. My pleasure, Michael!! You and your friends are so talented.

      Happy Writing!
      Karen

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  11. The leap of faith over the precipice of time allows many breaths of paths born of a once perceived conclusion..

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    1. Trusting in the first step, Andrew, in tantamount, but even in a failed first step, if our eyes are focused and our hearts are in tune, the path will be clear.

      Thanks so much for visiting here. I do appreciate it.

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  12. Amazing. A refreshing breath of poetic fresh air. I really enjoyed this write by each of you. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings to you all!


    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Many thank yous, Maurice. So happy you enjoyed our journey.

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  13. To all the collaborators:
    This poem is powerful--among the messages that resonates with me
    --Now, appears the time,
    Vacating the premises
    Seems the best option.

    Knowing when to move on in life--a difficult lesson for many of us.
    Thank you.

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    1. My most sincere thank you, Michael.
      Knowing is the hardest part...

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  14. This collaboration resonates a deep calling to all in these troubled times for our nation. Its time to let go of the hate and begin healing to ensure a stronger united land

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    1. You have clarified so much, with your assessment of the times in which we live, Clarice. Would that it all be so in our days.

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  15. A fitting moment in all of our lives...at one time or another! Bravo poet friends

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  16. Wonderful to read a group of wonderful poets once again!

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    1. My goodness, Briana... What a wonderful surprise seeing you.
      Myke is doing a happy dance. :)

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  17. Reminds me of a PRT from days gone by. Smooth flow from one to the next! Excellent poem from a group of fantastic poets!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Dave. Really happy you made the visit. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  18. An very interesting and interwoven set of tercets. Looking forward to more from you!

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  19. Michael, you and your friends did marvelous work here. It always amazes me when people can come together like that. It's rather a symbol, I believe, of what we all must do in these terribly troubled times. Beautifully crafted, each and every stanza.

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    1. I adore how you see this poem, Eliza Anne, and apply to the days in which we live. I am grateful you came to join us here. Thank you. :)

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  20. How this poem struck a cord with me, great teamwork - exploring a lamentable situation that moved on to hope, a new chapter to discover. Wonderfully constructed.

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    1. My most sincere thank you, Annie, for taking the time to read, and dig a little deeper.

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  21. Lovely work, and thank you for collaborating. So nice how this came together. From all, one! Amazing!

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  22. What a beautiful haiku series that speaks such truths.... on a personal and global level! Well done, all!!! xoxoxo

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    1. Much appreciation, Colleen. Very happy to see you here.

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  23. That you wrote this poem with friends in this troubled time, making something beautiful in the midst of tragedy, showing in your collaboration the great benefits of love.
    Thank you so much.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I sincerely doubt we will see another day in our lifetime where the sentiment of this poem does not find a home.

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  24. Thank you, Isha, for the following--

    So many poets involved in this piece which makes it riveting to read, reminding one of new beginnings, being rid of the unsatisfying old, seeking greener pastures and always on the move.
    Like a landscape of my mind.

    Yours sincerely,
    Isha Wagner

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  25. This conveys a sense of freedom and relief. Great line: "Daring life en face"

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    1. I loved that part, too, Debbie. Thanks for visiting my home away from home here. Whispers is a happening place. :)

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