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A Collage Of Tears


I threw it in the garbage not long ago
It had not changed in many years
A collection of dreams and thoughts
Displayed on a board in calm tranquility
Not really a reflection of my troubled life
I had decorated it with butterflies and flowers
With happy pictures of those I loved
Their smiles did not bring me happiness
But a reminder of what is engraved in stone
Of what I have lost in this journey
A collage once held dear to my heart
Poetry, art, family, adventure, quotes, ideas
All beautifully assembled in groups
It included inspiring clippings and pictures
Things I wanted to accomplish in life
Nothing had changed in years and years
I often said to myself, I really should work on it
I never did and each time I walked by
It only shattered my very soul
One day I torn apart each lost memory and idea

September 28, 2013

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For the contest, A Collage Held Dear, Craig Cornish 

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Very moving, congratulations on approaching contest in such a unique way. You drew me into the story.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:13:00 PM
    Constance, I am glad to see this one on that winner list. It surely deserved a spot. Big congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win, Constance

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:18:00 PM
    Starting over ...nice poem....congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on the very well deserved win. This is a stunning poem. I felt the pangs of self-defeat all the way through. All the things that are supposed to bring joy can sometimes never be enough to conquer some of our pain. Always hoping for a brighter outlook.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:48:00 AM
    such a poignant poem...i think we all go back to the items we saved, once they seemed so important, but sometimes they bring back the pain and it;s time to let go...great write....congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:12:00 AM
    You have touched a place so deep..congrats on your fine can be so hard. glad you are posting again and doing so well. BG

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 1:18:00 AM
    wow, this is heat rending, Constance. I have not seen you in a while and thought i would see your latest post. one of your BEST, dear heart!!

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
    very deep- Skat

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:13:00 AM
    Nice flow of emotions and sentiments, Constance. A few days back I discovered you Broken Wings and then a comment on my poem. How are you, Constance? Once Andrea remarked on my poem that Constance would like that very much. I am happy seeing you back.

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 7:10:00 PM
    A sentimental poem of the way life used to be, enjoyed your collage Broken Wings can mend, xxx

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:44:00 PM
    A collage so many of us have in one form or another; reminders of time lost and dreams unreached. Very nice.

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:14:00 PM
    This is a strong and emotionally charged write my friend! I truly enjoyed reading this enlightening poem this evening! You have enamored me by the splendor of this special piece! What a wonderful verse, Great Work!!