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Flowers Wilted


     "Let us not cry for those who are dead," and gone,
I know these words are so right and true;
          Yet my broken heart will not let me stop weeping,
I shed tears each time I recall my beloved family.
               Only through a rusty, ornate gate do I find them.

     Oh, the emptiness of my life that once was full,
There is a pain I carry within that is unfathomable and deep;
             I stand with fist clenched and beseech the Lord,
Why, echoes in my soul, why did you need each one.        
               Only words engraved in cold stone are they.

    I am left with broken memories of happiness and bliss,
Did you need my baby too, Lord, you already had my true love;
               Mother and father, sister and grandparents all,
Far away is the cemetery where they rest, often I go by bus.
                  My flowers wilted, I stand at their tomb and weep.

August 16, 2013


Written by Broken Wings (Constance La France)

"Let us not cry for those who are dead"

From the poem, The Funeral
By Richard Lamoureaux

Submitted to the contest, Pick A Line, Any Line, Richard Lamoureaux



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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 1:59:00 PM
    well done............... luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 7:07:00 AM
    one can feel your pain through your words...I too have lost beautifully written...congrats on your first place win :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:22:00 PM
    A deep winning poem Broken, --A beautiful poem and line... congratulations :-)...xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:17:00 PM
    I can feel the wounds in your poem congratulations on your win love xxx

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 12:23:00 PM
    My honor to share placement with you and this heart-wrenching poem. Congratulations Constance. :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning place Constance xx

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:42:00 AM
    Oh, hi Constance, a surprise by the nick name broken wings. When I read others' comments I knew about it. How are you?

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:39:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Broken wings

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:10:00 AM
    I was reluctant to give you first place because you used my poem and I didn't want it to appear I favored it for that reason. In the end it is so well written I was compelled to give you a first place finish. Outstanding piece and I am honored you chose my words to inspire you.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 7:02:00 AM
    hi Constance truly a poem of note congrats on win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:36:00 PM
    heartfelt and heartbreaking write, Constance

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Broken, sad 'verses' feeling the coldness left behind.. Good luck in the contest.. Linda