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Reckless Wilderness

Reckless Wilderness

I never was a winter season kind of soul
Soaking in sultry summer sun to shape shift whole
Drawn to love's wistful warm positive energy
Anything painful shames its rain inside of me

Hide away, hide away, from a world of madness
Seek serenity despite the certain sadness
While walking in shadows of lacking confidence
I wonder if who I am to him makes any sense

I come in empathy's peace, seeking safe retreat
My touch is meant to please him, in love's replete
Lost and found in upsetting sounds of life's distress
Confused, but trekking through this reckless wilderness 

A wild wasteland awaits cultivation and finesse
Facing the wind in this reckless wilderness 

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Jason Brown

Anything painful shames its rain inside of me

What an exquisite line! The whole poem is beautiful; but this image/idea is utterly heartbreaking.

At the heart of this sonnet, there's a delicate, almost translucent, soul...looking at the world and trembling in trepidation and anticipation; in fear and hope.
As with all of your work, this speaks from the very core of you to the very core of the reader...and in such an effective, affecting and beautiful language.

A joy...as always.

J xxx

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Cherie Sumner

Hey Jason!  It is so nice to see you back on Cosmo....Hope you are well...Thank you!  Sometimes in life it is not always easy, but I search for the sunshine and hide the rain.  I cannot say I understand this world too well...and often don't want to....I cling to only those things that show love is real in this life...and long to only please those I love...sometimes misunderstood somehow.  The reckless wilderness is that part of my experiences I do not understand...metaphorically expressed...lol...thank you, J.  Your comments mean so much.   xox Cherie  ;)

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Lost

The language is exquisite. The lines near magic. I count this amongst the best I've read of your poems and in general. I agree with Jason. A true reflection of your person in such vivid and truly beautiful lines. 

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Cherie Sumner

Oh wow! I am so honored! Thank you!  I wrote most of this one late last night and finished it up with corrections this morning....I almost did not post it because I wasn't sure how it would be received...but glad I did now.  Everything I write has a personal part of me in it....and sometimes i feel exposed...lol..but that is the only way I know to write....from an emotional place...You made me feel so validated....so thank you so much!  xox ;)  Cherie

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Lost

And oh the quote..."How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into." Sylvia Plath

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Cherie Sumner

PERFECT quote!  How do you do that?  Lol  We do indeed need to be felt and understood..to cling to a safe place in this world...in love and life.  Thanks!  ;)

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Curious Onlooker

I love this, there's a certain wild to it right down to the very way in which it was written and for all the beautiful confusion tempered with the dashes of short melancholy it still manages to create an aura of love and wonder. And a few lines in there made me proud haha but anyways here's my favorite lines, the flow was great by the way ūüėä:¬†
"I never was a winter season kind of soul
Soaking in sultry summer sun to shape shift whole"

"Hide away, hide away, from a world of madness
Seek serenity despite the certain sadness"

"Facing the wind in this reckless wilderness"

Beautiful, Curious

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Cherie Sumner

Thank you so much, Curious...This is such a very supportive and encouraging comment...I feel blessed to receive your thoughts.  I have never understood nor felt I fit into this world...and many of my poems take on a tone that expresses this.   I feel very misunderstood...as I am empathetic, sentimental, and feel things deeply..taking to heart every negative and positive perceived experience in life....and all I want to do is simply love and be loved...all the other confusion of this life weighs heavily on me.  I wish sometimes that people could really look into the heart of who I am and understand that I have no malice intent or vengeful spirit...only wanting to seek truth and purpose that serves God...and if I can do that, then I just hope others will understand...I feel like I live in a reckless wilderness...where consequences of sinful actions are not thought of...and I am left feeling all of them as a burden that others do not even flinch about....  Anyway, those thoughts influenced this write...So much is taken for granted in this life, ..and I do not want to focus on the sad or hurtful things, but the good things...trying anyway...lol  I am so appreciative of your kind support...Love n Hugs, xox Cherie ;)  

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Rose Sho

Hey Cherie ....I like you approach to like....No matter how hard we try, we still get misunderstood sometimes or taken for granted....I've decided to live, love others and serve God and then die when the time comes.

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Rose...I am sure you understand..I feel that true intent in your heart to show love and live for God's will instead of the world's .....It is a reckless wilderness out there and it is easy to get lost in life...When my time comes to die, I hope to have at least tried to seek those things that God has purposed me to do...and that does mean that I am misunderstood and taken for granted....but as long as God knows my heart, then it is worth the pain.  It is nice to know that you understand the intent of my write as well...I am happy to know a sincere soul with such compassion as yourself..Thank you.  xox Love n Hugs 

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Shirley Rebstock

You are a beautiful soul. I love to read your poems. They are always exquisite. 

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Shirley....Awww...You are going to make me cry!  So very kind.  Thank you....I feel a bit misplaced sometimes in this world...I write from what I experience and feel in life..I am so thrilled that you love to read my poems...I appreciate your support...Bless you!  oxo 

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Larry Ran

My Dear Poetess Cherie,

In my abstaining of hibernation
I find warmth in Winter's solstice
Now found, I feel your heat of passion
"Facing the wind in this reckless wilderness"

The World is full of madness
But such tranquility you bring
It ignites the fruit of passion
Of thee I will ever sing

Hugs, Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Sumner

Hi dear Larry.....I thought I had a sentimental heart over all things "love"....lol...You have just as romantic of a heart in expressing your poetic words.....It is a reckless wilderness of a world to me out there...lol...But having love guide you through it makes it more manageable...thank you for your ever diligent attention to the details of what you read....Love n Hugs to you and Linda xox

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