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A Plane Awaits

Her laughing kids! Was that the phone she heard? She wakes; the Christmas vision flees her head. They’re gone - her nest of children! And that bird who’d built a nest with her has snuck from bed. He's on the phone. She hears his lowered voice saying, “Dear, I’m sorry we’re apart.” She knows the time has come to make the choice- to stay or go. . . and faster pounds her heart. She takes two bags she’d packed two weeks ago and places underneath the tree a note, the one she wrote the day there came first snow of winter when she’d run without a coat and screamed into a night that streamed white tears. A plane awaits; she leaves her shackling fear. For Debbie Guzzie's Songs To Poetry; My poem relates to "Leaving on a Jet Plane," a favorite song of mine. Except in my poem, the leaving is for a man's deceit, and the woman this time might be returning, but only to get her stuff out of the house!

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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Wow, what a well written poem on such a subject. The last tow lines were awesome.

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 6:18:00 PM
    You did a nice write on this one. Have a nice weekend. We are going to try and finish the deck this weekend before the snow comes for good. Been hectic here. Went out of town for a couple of days this week. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:28:00 PM
    love the win.SKAT

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Andrea, congrats on your placement in the Songs to Poetry contest! I love what you did with this great song! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 10:56:00 AM
    i knew this would rasie the bar, andie.... super congrats to you.. my internet connection goes on and off; it's a rainy season here... hope you are good!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Congrats on your great win..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:46:00 PM
    Andrea, , Awesome Songs to Poetry ... congrats~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 6:25:00 PM
    I see you took the same song as me and boy, you took it and ran! One of my fav songs too...Did you know it was written by John Denver? Congrats and soup mail reply coming - Tim

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:09:00 PM
    coming by to congratulate you on your win....hugs :)

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Very well done Andie! It felt so true. Congrad's on your verse winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:36:00 AM
    Reminds me of something..I will soup you about it..Thanks for the visits to my page..This one is very unique in its topic and presentation..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 4:55:00 PM
    I don't know when I'll be back again...

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Beautifully you have weaved a sad story in this Sonnet Andrea.Great poetry by you.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 7:48:00 AM
    You tell a bittersweet tale here. I really felt this in my very bones! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 3:12:00 AM
    So sad, that it almost made me cry.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Wonderful read Andrea, I hope it sails to the top for you...peter

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:12:00 PM
    what a poignant poem this one is Andrea, one can feel the emotions...very well crafted it! hugs :)

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:19:00 PM
    love this, my friend. thanks for the wins in your acrostic contests

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:16:00 PM
    Beyond the past horizon. You missed this one or at least you didn't comment. For your perusal if you wish. A group from my hometown recorded Leaving on a Jet Plane. The Things to come, later had to change their name to The New Tradition. They won a national contest and a spot on the Ed Sullivan show. My best friends brother was in the group. :) Soo, You get all that. :) Oh bty, interesting mix of emotions on your poem. :)

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:13:00 PM
    Andrea....this is so sad....yet such a believable write...The way you've captured her broken heart is riveting...Lovely...It will certainly do well! Hugs!