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Collage of Warm Illusions

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Collage of Warm Illusions

A squinting friend peers through a lens Along the aisle, a tri-pod bends around bouquets, and snaps a file of wedding guests An older brother, winks a smile, for in his eyes a warm embrace. He plays a trace of Bach, on his guitar Her younger brother sings along, and thinks of spars, high jinks, and pranks, her laughing face that sparked their childhood bond Her father ponders her first bike mosquito bites, her freckles and a scabby knee A fortress, high, among the trees where a princess climbed, to castles, fair where songbirds watched from cradled nests, above her braided hair He'd turn the world from end to end to spin her back to then again, .....but that was then.... ...and this is now...he must release her hand... And through my tears, a child I bore adores her knight, with eyes... in sight He waits for her. She lights a smile...... in satin slippers up the aisle He lifts a veil and they are more than what they were before ~ ~
____________________________________________________ Inspired by Craig's Contest:" A Collage Held Dear" 10/2/13
© Carrie Richards


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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:13:00 AM
    congrats on your win, a lovely poem.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:19:00 PM
    Truly deserving of a top win this is. BIG congrats for this wonder of a poem!!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:25:00 PM
    So happy to win WITH YOU, I loved this the first time! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:58:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:58:00 PM
    This is so wonderfully written, truly a winner and congrats!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:28:00 PM
    This one gave me goosebumps. Beautiful! Congrats on the well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:35:00 AM
    oh how we wish we could go back to that captured moment of time and make them children again...i love how you penned this piece...fantastic poem, fantastic win...congrats Carrie :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:17:00 AM
    I'm pleased this piece has been honored!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:04:00 AM
    Brilliant! another big congrats. To my favs. BG

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Astounding emotions...what a gripping end! "He'd turn the world, now end to end to pull her back to then again...but that was then" goodness.

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 11:02:00 AM
    a good expression about your past ! enjoyed your poems ! do comment on my latest one's too ! ..........Saanvi :p

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Wonderful musings. My favorite pastime. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:39:00 AM
    This is such an amazing and layered piece of writing. Tou have given us all a gift.

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 10:35:00 PM
    I think these moments are a collage held dear for every parent....exquisite Carrie..

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 3:51:00 PM
    Great write! Good luck in the contest Carrie! Love, Juli-Michelle

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 12:10:00 AM
    this really sways with beautiful word choices, carrie.. SOUP MAIL!..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 5:56:00 PM
    Carrie you are so astute, you were exactly right my mother was chronically depressed, though we never really understood her problem until see was almost gone, perhaps the last 10 years of her life. She was almost never happy. I am so glad you had such a lovely childhood and still have such a lovely family, for YOU are a gem! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Ahh!! You have expressed how many a father has felt on his daughter's wedding day..Enjoyed reading your creative contest entry..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for the visit to my p age..Sara

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 10:59:00 PM
    a very nice and warm collage, Carrie. Wish I could think of such a brilliant way to try this theme!