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A Constanza for Dear Jimmy

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A Constanza for Dear Jimmy

A student came from Mexico.
He was a sweet and friendly guy
 just starting out with goals set high.

His spirit seemed to have a glow.
We all could see it in his smile
and how he went the second mile!

In three short months, we saw him grow
from level one to level two
with so much more he meant to do.

Alas! What no one could foreknow:
While he was on his holiday,
An accident took him away.

His sudden death; the utter woe
of all his friends, his family,
and his new bride. A tragedy!

Dear Jimmy, we all miss you so,
but you were one who loved the Lord,
and now you’ve gone to your reward.


A student came from Mexico.
His spirit seemed to have a glow.
In three short months we saw him grow.
Alas! What no one could foreknow:
His sudden death, ; the utter woe!
Dear Jimmy, we all miss you so.

Written 1/5/14
For the Constanza Contest of Craig Cornish

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  1. Date: 3/29/2014 10:24:00 AM
    Such a sad story about the young man called Jimmy. Did not even know about this form so learn something new. Down with the darn flu so thought I would try and catch up on months of reading. Been in a depressed mood lately and need to snap out of it. Seem to be sick more than i should. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 12:43:00 PM
    Andrea, This is so sad and heartbreaking and a tender use of Constanza! Bravo and God bless Jimmy and his family.

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 5:55:00 AM
    This is the first Constanza I have ever read. I never knew this form. May God bless Jimmy's soul.

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    Date: 2/11/2014 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    congrats on your win, dear Andrea.
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 2:40:00 PM
    Hello Andrea, this is very nice . How are you ? I know I haven't posted for a while. I have a lot written down on paper though Happy New Year Lov Debbie :)

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 1:12:00 AM
    I hope you send his family a copy of your lovely poem. How sad when life is ended so soon. I can tell you were very affected by his loss. This is beautiful!

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 4:18:00 PM
    This touched me so deep..for many reasons...and Im adding it to my favourite.Im going to pray for his family to find comfort xxx

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 3:35:00 PM
    a lovely tribute to your poor student, my friend

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 2:17:00 PM
    A beautiful tribute

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 3:07:00 PM
    You've honored him well with the story you tell. May your faith in him rise up above. And when we hear the bell, may we know as well. And be in the arms of God's love. Peace. :) May your soul be strong Andrea.

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 1:21:00 PM
    sad but true story,..hope to still see you drop by and comment on my poems..thanks and god bless

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 11:54:00 AM
    I know this is a heartbreaking true story, which makes it all the more poetic and yes.....you have made him known by all of us. We grieve with you, Andrea....I'm so sorry to hear this news.

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 9:37:00 AM
    I see by the comments this is a true story. Sad. Lovely writing, but sad. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 9:12:00 AM
    The beauty of the boy you knew is woven into every sad word. Lovely tribute.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 11:43:00 PM
    I began reading this and part way through thought that it read like a Constanza. So I have an acute grasp of the obvious. Well done and sure to earn top marks. Note that Craig wanted the word "Constanza" somewhere in the title. Hope it's OK to suggest.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 8:10:00 PM
    A sad write beautifully crafted Andrea.Enjoyed this.It seems you penned it effortlessly .I am finding this form hard.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 4:27:00 PM
    A tragic event looking at it from a mortal viewpoint Andrea; I hope he had accepted Jesus It is by far the better reality...' take care Joe..'

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 1:42:00 PM
    Such a heartfelt and sad poem Andrea, It was wonderfully written. I love to read your poetry.....Hugs....Roger

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 12:36:00 PM
    Andrea, this is sad but wonderfully written I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem Steve

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 8:15:00 AM
    Andrea, a lovely tribute to him. Death is always hard, but when it's someone so young....well, there just aren't words.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 2:39:00 AM
    An emotional tribute to Jimmy! A life that could have been cherished, Very sorrowful, this loss! Andrea...

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