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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Sad (07/26/07)

TITLE: sorrow is great gain
By iziegbe idemudia
07/29/07


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Sorrow is great gain


I
A ring of dust, dark
In their majestic pride
Unbroken in their ranks
Suck the light of the sun
The brightness of its essence

Over the sea
The wind is bunched
A roaring fist of thunder
From the broken hilltop
The tongue is cast out
Between darkened teeth

II
Ashes stir in its season
In its time they stir
Awoken when the dam breaks
And the deep erupts
Over the fragments of peace
They gather in their grey shades of terror
A swarthy band around the crown

Like a strange silence it persists
A thick band that sucks harmony
Till the golden cord hangs quivering, broken
Between awkward lips of cracked rims
And sunken orbs of the Godly landscape
Swim, burdened under sombre skies

III
O sorrow is great gain
When it strips the heart
And lifts the pall on the eyes
Sorrow is great gain
When grits sharpen the mind
And broken beings seek;
Hewed out of all vain illusions,
The Milk, the substance of life.


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Verna Cole Mitchell 08/04/07
Excellent analogy and imagery in this well written poem.