Mel Merrill

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My interest in poetry piqued while I was in college. While at California Lutheran University, where I took my BA in English Literature with a Creative Writing emphasis, I won the coveted Mark Van Doren Memorial Poetry Prize three consecutive years. This was a proud achievement, as no one has equaled it either before, or since. After college I earne ...

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The periwinkle petals closed
As daylight turned to dark-
And nighttime fell like dampened silk
To hush the meadowlark.

The Longest Night

The longest night I ever spent
Was alone with just my soul-
Seems the truth it had no place to hide,
It had no place to go.

A Tale Told By Kings

Love is a tale told by Kings,
The height of every ball.
A fairytale recited still
For T is mankind's wish,

A Picture Of Me

My hair's as the chestnut,
My eyes, china blue;
To a radish I'm ancient,
To a tree scarcely new.

An Angel May Be Weeping

An angel may be weeping
For I felt a tear- or two,
But the clouds they do conceal her
Hidden safely from my view.


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