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A poem

By John DodgePublished 2 months ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in In Eclipse Challenge
Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

Each of us

Comes to a point when,


Itself is overshadowed by the

People we love.

Something within us shifts and...

Everything else. Just. Stops.

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John Dodge

He/Him/Dad. Writing for CBR daily. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for assorted pop culture nonsense. Posting the comic book panels I fall in love with daily over here. Click here if you want to try Vocal+ for yourself.

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  • Shirley Belk9 days ago

    Congratulations and such truth!!!

  • Christy Munson9 days ago

    Thought provoking acrostic! Congratulations. 🥳

  • Hannah Moore9 days ago

    So simple and effective, the right approach for a fundamental truth. Congratulations.

  • The Writer 2 months ago

    true!!! nice one

  • Natalie Wilkinson2 months ago

    Congratulations on the Top Story! Great rhythm to this.

  • Esala Gunathilake2 months ago

    Lovely. Congrats for the TS.

  • Kay Husnick2 months ago

    This is beautiful. Congrats on the top story!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Awesome!!! Congratulations on Top!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Well done and congratulations on Top Story.

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Nicely done

  • Alyssa Sarah2 months ago

    This is lovely. Congrats on the TS.

  • nice work

  • Musings of a Muse2 months ago

    What about when the people we love IS our life ? Love is life. Life is love.

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    Congrats on TS - profound statement of life is overshadowed…👏

  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 for top story your story deserved it

  • Gerard DiLeo2 months ago

    Well-deserved TS.

  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    So very true. Sometimes by the people we trust, the people we expect more from...all kinds of people. Congrats.

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is lovely. Congrats on the TS.

  • Belle2 months ago

    I love the use of broken sentences! Honestly, one of my favourite ways to form poetry. Beautiful.

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Beautiful poem!

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