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in my mind only

in my mind is a place of unbearable beauty so agonizing to recall the charm a place so lovely and pretty, rows of sweet homes with window boxes of bright flowing flowers and lace curtains billowing in the breeze the place of my early childhood where children played and lived safe until that day, that dark day the day my sister Suzanne died hit by a passing truck, suddenly and my world changed forever and ever my family left this home far behind, we moved but in my mind this place remained unbearably beautiful many, many years have passed, life has gone on and now I return for the first time the beauty in my mind shattered beyond belief replaced by the reality of an inner city ghetto rundown, devastated, ravaged rows of boarded up crumbling houses, gone to waste and ruin it is more than I can fathom but yet, yet there is a shadow of the beauty that was and as I view the destruction of a time passed houses fallen and given away to neglect I realize my memory is no longer a valid thing closing my eyes, I imagine the loveliness that once was a time that I had placed upon a pedestal gone forever in reality only and forever existing in my wandering mind this unbearable beauty of a place and time . . . __________________________________ May 17, 2013 Narrative Submitted to the contest, A poem that took more than a week to write, Sponsor, Poet Destroyer First Place

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  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:02:00 PM
    CONSTANCE, this is a nice winning poem in PD's contest. <3 SKAT <3

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Constance congratulations on your fine win. Well deserved. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:19:00 PM
    a very, very beautiful telling. Isn't that the way life is, with everything, nothing stays the same, but... when we do pass, I believe, our memories go with us, and that, is all the validation they need. Congratulations on your win in PD's contest. love and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Memories are all we have left when losing one we love. Hold on to them. Betty

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:53:00 PM
    Constance , CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for enjoying my contest...I had much fun in closing my contest called ... ""A week into my poem""- Take care and enjoy my blog if you like... have yourself a lovely day.... LINDA

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Let the beauty be forever because even if your memory is no longer valid, your love is.. . Rock On ;Michael.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Congrats Constance... xool winning poem... PD

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:48:00 PM
    I know of a place like this........where beauty has turned to tragedy......and memory is a heart-wrenching mix of the two sides of the coin. Wonderful, but gut wrenching poem.

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 8:53:00 PM
    I could relate to this so well. Sorry about the tragic loss of your sis. We lived in a nice suburb once that was let go to ruin over the years-different groups that moved in...a fact of life I guess. Good Luck in the contest. Looks like a winner.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:44:00 AM
    heartfelt and heartbreaking write, my friend. Hope you and the kitties are having a good day x

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:09:00 AM
    sadly beautiful... i remember our ancestral place and miss it, dearie... thank you for acknowledging my piece for your last contest... so honored, coming from you.. :) huggs

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 1:10:00 AM
    wow, constance, if only I could come up with such a great poem as this one for Franks' unbearable beauty contest. You REALLY achieved what he was asking of us and I would be shocked if this did not score high!

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 11:30:00 AM
    - A terrible childhood memory, Constance - A well written poem of sorrow in your thoughts. - A picture that never gets rubbed out. - Good luck in the contest! - I wish you all the best. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 11:25:00 AM
    An outstanding pen! Well done. AO

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Oh what a multidimensional write, a tenderhearted poem filled with tragedy and vast sadness! I truly loved your intrigue with this amazing piece! What a powerful write my friend, I loved each line of it, I hope the sting of this time period has left you by now, but I understand it never really does leave completely! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:22:00 AM
    My goodness, this is stunning. Memories are always valid. Excellent job.