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    Beautiful bright red cardinal singing his little heart out to me
    Oh, If only I had wings to fly, the love of your life could be
    Instead of you daily banging yourself against my glass window
    Desperate for my attention, fever pitch frenzy to a diminuendo
    Together we would soar through magnificently resplendent skies
    Unrivaled view, every day with each other completely mesmerized

    For weeks on end, each morning you came, capturing my attention
    Banging against my window and singing in a state of contention
    I thought this could be my chance at real love, find true romance
    Your soulful song held me in rapt attention, and a hypnotic trance
    But what I finally came to appreciate, and eventually would learn
    This wasn’t love at all, nor were you there for me, my love to return

    Like the beautiful red male cardinal throwing himself at my window
    You were staking your territory, attracting a mate, leaving me behind in limbo
    The reflection you saw in the glass, was competition and sworn enemy
    I didn’t know that’s how you had always viewed me, so contemptuously
    He disappeared after a while but I saw him on my fence once more
    He had moved on, built a nest with his lady. I didn’t exist any more
    Last edited by AlexandratheLate; 04-05-2016, 03:13 PM.

  • #2
    You truly are remarkable. I'm at a loss for words. This is just absolutely wonderful!

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      That is one of the nicest compliments I could hope to receive. Thank you.

  • #3
    From one soulful poet to another I humbly thank you. As a fellow poet you know our poems are windows into our lives. This is a true story both about the cardinal and the man who was my husband. Thank you.

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    • Odonko-ba
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      Your welcome poetess. But truth be told, it is a pleasure reading your work. Your pen is truly gifted. I always look forward to something new from you.

  • #4
    Thank you Odonko-ba.
    Last edited by AlexandratheLate; 04-05-2016, 04:00 PM.

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      As is your work Odonko-ba. Much of your work literally takes my breath away and sometimes I am at a loss of how to put into words the feelings your work evokes.

  • #5
    When you are able to poeticize your feelings so that others feel them, feel your pain, feel for you, then you have accomplished something beautiful and valuable. As always, AlexandratheLate, you have crafted a beautiful, heartfelt expression of emotion.

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    • #6
      Thank you MH. You are so insightful. Some of the most painful things in life are also the ones that make us appreciate the little things.

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      • #7
        Always lovely. Now I know why the cardinals peck at my window. I now feel less value. My 2 cats love the mirrored glass
        and are within the thickness of the glass. I need to take a picture. I am not going to tell the cats. Oh, my male
        now brings his fiancee with him. Cute couple.

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        • #8
          You shouldn't feel bad because I'd like to think he was singing to me since after he'd throw himself at my window, he sang so beautifully and I got to enjoy that every morning for quite a while. Thank you for your comment.

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          • #9
            Thank you J Robert Marquis for reading my poem.

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            • #10
              Thank you Brain.

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              • #11
                Alexandra, this is so beautiful. The only problem I have is it got lost in the queue girl. Let us all savor one at a time. I can't keep up with you. Great write!

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                • #12
                  Thank you Bobby!! I've been writing a lot. I would like you and Divot to read my new one Black Ice when you get a chance

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                  • #13
                    This write was totally captivating and wondrously crafted Alexandra.

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                    • #14
                      Thank you graydon. I've missed some of yours that I have to go back and search for.

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                      • #15
                        Looking now Alexandra. Private message me whenever you want me to read one I missed. We have an awesome group here now and I think we need to circumvent the queue some times. By the way, I've left you messages on my Legend poem to acquaint yourself with Piper Fancy. You both will enjoy each others writing and companionship...
                        Last edited by Bobby Del Boy; 04-08-2016, 01:09 PM.

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                        • AlexandratheLate
                          AlexandratheLate commented
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                          Thank you Bobby. I've been trying to upload some of my paintings but guess they're too many pixels and this site won't allow me to upload. Trying to figure it out. :-)

                        • RhymeLovingWriter
                          RhymeLovingWriter commented
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                          Oh I hope you don't, circumvent the queue that is. If need be, could you double post so that the newer members can still continue to learn from those who have been around awhile longer?
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