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I sit alone and mark the time -
aware of how the hours crawl -
with solitude a friend of mine.
I find my thoughts a careless scrawl,
meandering among the days -
myself the loser in it all.
I view my world through lonely haze,
aware of loss on which I stand
and never think to mend my ways.
There's not a soul to lend a hand;
there's not a man to call me friend.
December Form Challenge, 2012 :iconkiwi-damnation::iconprojectdfc:

The Terza Rima

The terza rima is an Italian form created by Dante Alighieri. It features rhyming
cascading tercets and an envoi (ending statement). The envoi can be two lines
or one but both have to rhyme with the middle line of the last tercet. The
rhyme scheme is as follows: aba; bcb; cdc; d or aba; bcb; cdc; dd with the
number of tercets being unlimited and up to the poet.




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wdnest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
I agree with Dragonflylite - excellent poem about being lonely.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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DragonflyLite Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've gotten this through Get Watchers before, but I saw a certain picture of a wet teddybear on a gravestone that would go amazingly with this piece...
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Please send the link so I can see it.
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I love the emotion here. Beautifully written.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
You are very welcome!
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Writer
Some people find company in solace but those people do so because solace is safer. Either way no one should be sad and alone, wonderful words which evoke my emotions like all writing should.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I am glad you like it.
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Writer
Anytime
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A wonderful study on inner loneliness... Masterfully written! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Sometimees I think I overdo that subject. Thanks!
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this subject... But mostly I love your poetry. :heart:
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DancesWithShadows Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   General Artist
Truly love this one.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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caddman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
...A well balanced composition ...:clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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caddman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
...my pleasure Bredan ..:cheers:
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful my dearest Brendan!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your DFC efforts are proof that substance can be constrained in a form to good effect.:sun:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
I cannot thank you enough for all your support and encouragement with this project.
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have reached a new appreciation of your work through it and it has been a joy. :)
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Worth a great deal more study from me. So, off into favorites with it.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks. It is an interesting form to work with.
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great poem! :sun:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
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ryka-the-fallen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
as always, lovely wordsmithing
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in my journal. [link] Happy New Year!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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Skullkid43 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Love it:)This poem is very relateable,myself among many others.Well done:clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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Skullkid43 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Your welcome!
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Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
:love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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