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Emily's Poetic Flare

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Emily's Poetic Flare

There are few people I know
Who touch me like Emily
When I read her, my tears flow
‘Cause we were both so lonely

Only two lovers had she
Both had left her heartbroken
Would she find beau number three?
Fears in poetry spoken

She called herself “Nobody”
And had scant success in life
Surely she was somebody
Her sad words cut like a knife

Ms. Dickinson achieved fame
After death had doused her flame

*Written on June 19, 2012 for Emily Dickinson
Entry for Francine’s “Tribute by Sonnet” contest

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  1. Date: 7/14/2012 8:07:00 AM
    Carolyn, many congrats on you fine win and artful write.

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 4:59:00 PM
    congrats Carolyn on a fantastic piece and win for this tribute to a grand poetess luv.. wonderful chouce and words too..

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 6:43:00 PM
    So often this happens, fame after death? a sad fate..hope you are feeling a bit better? Congrad's on your win, Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:03:00 PM
    Congrats, Carolyn. Excellent, well deserved win. Nice going, my friend. Kudos. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Francine's "Tribute By Sonnet" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 1:20:00 AM
    Carolyn congrats on your great win..David

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 10:28:00 PM
    beautifully done Carolyn, congrats on your third place win in the contest and Happy Birthday my dear friend

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 7:17:00 PM
    This is a fantastic tribute to Emily! What an incredible write my friend! I rather enjoyed your expressive lines dedicated to a beautiful poet herself(saying you're beautiful too)! You've written a stupendous write! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:32:00 PM
    did you do her book? lives like loaded guns? i loathed it. i am afraid my fate will be the same as hers. dead before i'm noticed. lol but it's a shame.