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~~~ Chains In Time ~~~

Updated on September 7, 2013

~ Chained By Beauty ~


I saw the sun crying, and recalcitrant moon sobbing in sweet abandon as she retreated behind her door. The rainbow bled in monochrome, and the birds were walking, for she did not believe in them any more.

Swollen clouds turned into steel smoke, like her thoughts, and bad poetry had robbed her imagination. Her ruby slippers no longer sparkled, and her baby hound no longer curious. All around, a darkness one could feel. I swung the escutcheon, and peered through the keyhole, to see expectant eyes, as she waited to be released. The door was merely an illusion, but she was a real fairytale. She wrestled with her conscience….


” Will he unlock and come into my life, or should he use his key to release thee from this self-inflicted detention of thine own deceptive heart? “

She gave her riddle, speaking no words; could not be unlocked with the beak of the birds.


My attention rested upon the girl with the eyes of a mother. I witnessed love, and pain in soulful blue. Something had happened which no man knew. But I knew. I could see, as plain as day. She dared not speak it, but I could hear that which was not spoken.

Outside, the world pretended it could go on without her, but it was all a façade. It refused to turn while she remained hidden away.

She sorrowfully gazed upon a cheval glass mirror, as this speculum imitated her perfect reflection, like sunlight frisking the still waters, yet her transmogrified identity was still concealed behind the annulus of discriminating, introspective optics, whilst her halo sat resting on top of the wardrobe.


“ And they keep on telling you that your elegance lives in a bottle, so vanity may steal your wealth, yet I tell you truly, that it was already with you there, all along. False promises of a Summer face in a vial, offering only the heatless warmth from a Winter sun.”


“ Come hither, but do not lower the drawbridge of thine heart, for I know you cannot. I know how you hurt; how you have grown addicted to your tailor-made sadness. You dine with the ghosts of the past; the mirage that holds you fast. Flirting with elusive perceptions, and illusions of bygones put your present into a trance, missing your romance.”


“ When you sleep, my love, process the day and dream of our future, then when you awaken, live for today, and smile at the happy days of times past, and you shall find yourself on a better path. Too often, we sleep, and dream of days of yore, which bring forth nightmares, which bid ‘adieu’ to the day you just had. To awaken, then, and think of the future, leads to regret.”

" I beckon, and urge you to wear today, like the finest regalia, bestowed upon you by invisible love; wear your laughing smile, which cachinnates of happiness, like a badge of honour. Your beautiful eyes, likened to twin reveries, sailing upon an ocean blue, and bursting with dual passions, that beam from thy skylit vision, do not withhold."

" Thy argotic tongue, moves, like a billowing, royal burgundy carpet, marooned within the inviting heat of thy welcoming mouth; thy tranquil syllable, marches across sanguine silk to utter the finest phrase, that flies through the air like a sparrow in Spring-like haze; each sterling word, a stepping-stone upon the auspicious diamond stair which leads to thine ear, to henceforth, parachute into the battleground of a winning heart. This slump shall pass, but know that I am here, always, holding your pain and your pleasure, in thy heart, for you are the forever clothed in my eternity."

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Beautiful, R.Q! I loved it! Voted it up!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my goodness, dearest Romeos! This is phenomenal. Wow. What a most intriguing poem which highlights your amazing gift of poetry.

      Whew, just amazing.

      Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and love from southern USA, Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi WL,

      I hope you are well, and thank you for your kind comments.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi, Dear Faith Reaper,

      It's good to have you here, which is always a blessing, and please accept my gratitude for your encouraging, and wonderful remarks. Weekend is O.K. so far, and have been thinking about your situation and praying. I certainly hope your weekend is offering you that which lends happiness. Thank you,and return your warm salutations with a bow.

      Kindest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Gorgeous photos... And what a wonderful poetry... Such creative usage of words. You are really something Romeos...

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Monis Mas,

      Thank you for your visitations to these pages, and for your fine comments, which have increased the luminescense of a moody, autumn day in old England.

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow this is really one of a kind. Very moving and very good. Photos not bad either. ^

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Jackie!

      Thank you for coming over and leaving your marvelous commentary - this was a necessary one, created, and sent to she who needs to hear it.

      Kind Regards, and a lovely weekend to you.

      R.Q

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      You really shined with this one. Bravo and congratulations.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      An exceptional piece of work. My favourite work of yours so far.

      In real life, I hope the beautiful princess can soon leave her yesterdays behind, and can finally see a new tommorow.

      Beautifully crafted.

      Anna

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Wow! That is outstanding. Extremely beautiful. I doubt anyone here does romance like you.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Well, goodness. You have done it again. Who could not love that, the thoughts and the writer of such.

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      Jeffrey Dela Costa 3 years ago from Philippines

      "This slump shall pass, but know that I am here, always, holding your pain and your pleasure, in thy heart, for you are the forever clothed in my eternity."

      Something about how you wrote this line really jumped out from my browser. Thank you for this.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Mhatter99, and give your kind words to God, who makes it all possible.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Anna,

      That's really kind of you to say, and I couldn't agree more with your comment regarding the shying ' Princess ', who is deliberating her future.

      Have a wonderful remainder of Sunday,

      Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hiyah Shanmarie!

      It's really good to have you fly over for a look-see, and I hope that life is falling in your favour, blossom.

      So pleased you liked this one, and you are really generous, so thank you....you're looking fine on the outside, and hope that it matches how you're feeling within.

      With Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear wetnosedogs,

      Sshh! The cheque is in the post lol! Seriously though, that is so touching what you said, and really appreciate what you have to say, so thank you for that.

      Enjoy the rest of Sunday, and sending a stroke for each of your fluffs.

      With Kindest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi there condominium,

      It's good to welcome new viewers, so thank you, and happy that a particular part of this verse appealed to you. You'll certainly be the first person I'll approach if I ever need a condominium, when I'm rich and shameless haha!

      All the Best,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Extraordinary!

      Up and sharing.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cheers Wayne, and have a great week.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      LKMore01 3 years ago

      R.Q,

      This is lovely, painful and captivating. The words and the photo's leave me mesmerized. Beautiful.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Good morning Lisa ( evening where you are? ). Just fiddling around with this site when your wonderful message came through....so kind of you to leave such stirring, encouraging and uplifting remarks, and thank you. Amongst the main thrust was also a musing on how history may be the blind spot of the future, and how it seems to affect so many.

      My best to you,

      R.Q.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      RQ,

      My first thought: "I will have what he is having." RE: "When Harry Met Sally." I say this for there is so much happening in this piece and, if I can say it, ( an almost orgasmic ending)--I guess I can since I did. If I had to choose one word which is very difficult to describe this poem, it would be PROVOCATIVE! A definite V+! Hmmm....Today is Wednesday, and you know what that means. Smiles!

      Happy Hump Day!

      Kim

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Princess Kim of Sweet Carolina,

      Firstly, you made me laugh with that " When Harry Met Sally " reference - that was a great movie, and that scene is legend lol!....and you can say whatever you like in this comments section, if HP, or other patrons aren't offended, because I'm certainly not, and you are such a minx getting me all bothered, yet could it be a 'Sally-esque' deception? ;) I'm now beginning to love Wednesday's....... thank you Kim, and may your Hump Day be one you shan't forget in a hurry.

      R.Q.

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      Rayne123 2 years ago

      Beautiful poem and gorgeous pictures.

      No more said

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanking you thrice dear Laurie; you are very generous and glad you enjoyed the read.

      R.Q.

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