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I don’t need the flowers, vases
Sure they’re pretty on the table 
But they’re proof we live a fable 

Trips to warm, exotic places
Could bring the love that we let go 
Back to us; we can take it slow

All I want are your embraces
Let’s try a few, to remember
Where we were, just last September

I know you’ve been other places -
I’m asking you to give them up
A year’s gone by, a year too much

With them around, I am faceless
Please try to see me, here, instead
Rekindle this love; leave their beds

I don’t need the flowers, vases
Trips to warm, exotic places
All I want are your embraces
I know you’ve been other places -
With them around, I am faceless


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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:52:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your super win in Andrea's "Can You Constanza" contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Susan, :-). Congratulations with your awesome winning poem in Andrea's "Can you Constanza?" contest. Love it, always~ LUV*PD

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 2:11:00 AM
    Belated Congratulations sweetie xx

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 9:40:00 PM
    A very sad touching write. Beautifully written and a well deserved win. Congratulations Lee

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Winsome and woeful. Congratulations Susan. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 5:13:00 AM
    congrats on your win Susan...splendid

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 3:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win in this Constanza contest!

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 1:00:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your win my dear friend, Susan!! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 11:54:00 PM
    Susan, Congratulations on your placement in Andrea’s “Can you Constanza? Contest.” There were so many really amazing entries we had a very difficult time deciding. We had to go by who followed the form best, and whose poem was most creative. I spent 4 and half hours going over the poems and Andrea, a lot longer. Thank you so much for your wonderful entry Mahalo, Connie

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 11:25:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 9:01:00 PM
    SUsan, what I liked most about your entry was the "realness" of it. How it has such a modern feel to it. I especially loved those lines like "we live a fable" and the raw feeling expressed in that third stanza. Congrats on your win in my contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Lovely verse...the one for whom you have written this surely is a "love coward"... Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:29:00 AM
    nice write wishes in the contest ...hugs...Joseph

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 11:10:00 AM
    strong stuff there susan. like it

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 11:36:00 PM
    powerful constanza Susan. Love the way you portray reality of love and life through your poems. Good luck dear with this one.

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 10:47:00 PM
    It reads very nice...But I hate to say it Constanzas aren't for me. Ha,ha..I just can't do them? It's plain to see you can...Very nice. :o)

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 11:54:00 AM
    That is what most women want is to be loved in words, deeds, and physical expression..Thanks for stopping by..Great expressive work..If for the contest, reads like a winner...Good luck..Sara

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 11:15:00 AM
    i drool over the sentimental flow of your words, susan.. this is s winning material for me... thanks for the wonderful journey i went through for your recent contest; much honored..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Wow!!!! This is a very wonderful write and entry, Susan. You got a perfect theme for your constanza. This is a winner for me!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing and thanks you for reading and appreciating mine;although, I think I need to improve more. Thanks for everything especially for your encouragement, inspirational comments and making me win in one of your contests. Million thanks to you!!! hugs:) leonora

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 2:51:00 PM
    wonderful poem, sad though, good luck in the contest.