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curiously peering over a cloud
   Angelica stepped a bit too far
      wings fluttered and disappeared
         stolen by jealous demons below 

angel flying too close to the ground
   leaving the harmony of heaven
      sensing a need to save a ravaged planet
         landing gracefully on soft soil
Angelica hears the bulldozers
   weapons of environmental destruction
      sauntering through Earth’s rainforests
         curiosity beckons as water reflects her image

her lost wings still reflect in the pond
   seen as ripples from her pink, silk gown
      orchid floral tiara crowns her long auburn hair
         even water lilies envy her beauty

captivated by this pool lit with filtered sun
   immersed in an image of herself
      in God’s light all angels appear the same
         bright beams to welcome new souls

fly again she will
   bubbles of hope spring forth
      Earthbound for but a brief time
         cherished cherub sent as nature’s guardian

halo of comfort surrounds
   Angelica leans forth to feel the coolness
      sparkling water caresses warm lips
         her kiss renews Earth’s freshness

other angels transparent in sunlight
   bestow a new set of wings
      mission accomplished, they escort her home
         once again she revels in heaven’s light

For the “Reflection” contest, sponsored by Constance La France ~ a Rambling Poet ~
By Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 3/3/2011 2:08:00 PM
    As I said, "destined"! Congratulations on your very fine win in the contest, Carolyn. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 12:00:00 PM
    Congratulations Carolyn on your fine win in Constance's wonderful contest with this gem....:)

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 1:35:00 PM
    congratulations, carolyn, on your win. sorry it took me so long to realize it! Just now seeing all the lovely winners.LUv,andrea

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 8:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Constance's contest "Reflection". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 1:35:00 PM
    Hey again Carolyn, congratulations on your win in the contest, love Wilma

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 9:22:00 AM
    SOUP MAIL! :)

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 4:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 8:43:00 AM
    congradulations on your win. john

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 8:02:00 AM
    Awesome Job Carolyn, this is so beautiful. Good to see you in the top 10 gracious lady. Congratulations on your worthy poem's sixth place honor in Constance's inspiring contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 6:21:00 AM
    Make a real story out of this could write another book! I miss you..hope all is well ..I know you have alot going on. congrats once again to my LNC. BG

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 4:51:00 AM
    Where are you, Carolyn? I hope you're alright. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 11:03:00 PM
    great win here Carolyn, so pleased to see a positive result for you, all the best Joe.

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 8:06:00 PM
    beautiful dear friend. So many wonderful images. Many congratulations for this big win.

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 7:07:00 PM
    A gem of a poem!Congrats Carolyn on your win in the contest---kashinath

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 6:32:00 PM
    i am so taken by this lovely piece, carols.. thumbs up for your great win! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 6:14:00 PM
    Another win for you, Carolyn. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 5:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on the sixth place win in the contest of Constance, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 2:25:00 PM
    One destined for the Winners' List" Carolyn. Truly beautiful imagery with depth of content to match. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 2:45:00 AM
    First place write Carolyn, you touched base with every aspect of the picture shown and worded it so elegantly. As always I greatly enjoy your work , good luck with the contest. Luv ~Virginia ps. Thank you for your kind comments :)

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 1:00:00 AM
    What a pretty write Carolyn, so delicate and charming in its presence... Glad I dropped by today. Laptop now working of sorts still some small probs... Facebook working but nuisance at times, and yes my account sabbotaged too! Miss your presence over there though as have so many contacts on there for different reasons too... Hope all is well. Keep your pen dancing. Hugs x