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Fare Thee Well - Anaphora form

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Fare Thee Well - Anaphora form

No longer will I search the stars for that bright
shooting star that bursts like a rocket through
the cobalt sky, exclaiming our love.
No longer will you hold me in your warm arms.
No longer will dawn steal my breath as twilight 
softly fades into a lavender sky.
No longer will my heart take flight with 
birds on the wing.
No longer will I sing songs with the sea.
No longer will there be four foot prints in the sand.
No longer will your laugh make me laugh too.
No longer will I enjoy food prepared by 
your sweet hands.
No longer will I feel cloaked by your love, 
protected by your presence, or safe when alone.
No longer will you be by my side.
No longer, no longer—

No longer will I feel sorry for myself,
but happy for you.
Fare thee well my love.
Fare thee well.

Connie Marcum Wong

Note* My husband is doing better now. My gratitude for your prayers.



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  1. Date: 10/27/2014 6:46:00 PM
    A very poignant yet inspirational read. You are a brave lady, "happy for you" A very moving read! Thank you for sharing!

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 11:40:00 PM
    Fine meditation here on love and loss. Hope your "better half" is feeling better. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/30/2014 4:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We are a real pair Matthew, because this morning I fell and broke four bones in my right foot and will have a cast on for about 4 to 6 weeks dr. said. Now he is helping me. We have lots of stairs in our home. We plan to hire some help. This year has been a challenge for us both. Thanks, Connie
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 2:53:00 PM
    bittersweet and so well expressed, connie... the repetition of lines do not hinder the beauty and mood of this piece; so masterfully done!.. thanks for your feedback on my page... huggs

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 10:20:00 PM
    Yes, Connie, I am long over that nasty flu. it was a three day flu, the worst of it in first two days.

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 8:35:00 AM
    So beautiful and touching, sweet Connie.. Happy he is doing better. Prayers sent your way, dear.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 2:58:00 PM
    this is a beautiful write, Connie - didn't know your husband was ill, my friend, but I'm very glad to hear he's better x

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 11:47:00 PM
    Connie, I'm liking what you are revealing about your heart.. A soft touch that's in touch. Blessings and prayers!!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/24/2014 3:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Dave. I am off to read your latest poem...
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 5:29:00 PM
    oh connie, this is sad, even though you ended it on a good note. To think that one day in the future you will be alone, not knowing for sure when it might be. I'm so glad that for now he is doing better, and he is still in my prayers. IS this the form I saw an email about. I need to study it out.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/16/2014 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, same challenge form, but don't worry I gave plenty of examples. Thanks and hope you are over your flu? Hugs, Connie
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 5:09:00 PM
    This is a beautiful touching poem Connie. I felt the tears in my heart. I am so glad that your hubby is healing, my friend....peter

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 5:05:00 PM
    a very poignant and beautifully written poem. i wish your husband the best...

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 2:32:00 PM
    Wow! Connie, how touching!! I can feel it flowing straight from the heart. You are indeed something special. Prayers are there to be heard; He knows what's best for us. Take care. // paul

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 10:02:00 AM
    This is quite touching, Connie. I shed a tear. Love, Dave