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Below is the poem entitled Fragment which was written by poet Carrie Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There was scent of a fire in the call of the wind from a few blocks away, I could smell it today... someone burning a pile, in this first day of fall Leaves and debris, with smoke on the bend It darkened the sky of the September light with fragments of char, as dark as the night It drifted our way, and into the breeze, and it lifted the ash that caught in the fray, bits fluttering down then, onto our lawn, with fringes of gray A scrap from the classifieds, of newspaper ads A fragment, not burned, with a portion so sad just a singe on the edge, on the fringe of my day I read of a query....and I dreaded the end I read someone's worry, our lives have been crossed the smoke-tinged picture, I held in my hand was instant and sure, of a pet that was lost ~ We had thought her just shy, found in the road we had teased her with play, and asked all around and a with a few passing days.....she had found a new home right here in our hearts, becoming our own A name we had chosen, she came when we called but today I know, she is not ours, at all... The wind off the river gusting paper and leaves fragments of yesterday fluttering our way........spinning on down, every twist and each turn changing the moment......without being heard Small bitter pieces are coming our way changing small fragments, and the heart of today.
______________________________________________ For The Contest: "Fragment" sponsored by Broken Wings 9/10/13

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:13:00 PM
    congratulations Carrie.... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 11:36:00 PM
    So heartfelt dear Carrie. It brought tears to my eyes. You are such a gifted writer. Lainie

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:15:00 PM
    Carrie, Congrats on your "Fragment" winning poem. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Wow Carrie an amazing story of how life can change in an instant. Excellent write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
    wow so good Carrie! Who's #1 YOU Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Congrats on your well deserved victory. And what fragment was that! Your writing is like a celestial driving that spreads on the screen, on minds and feelings. :) G.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:44:00 AM
    Nicely crafted work! Looks like you've been busy in my absence. RAY

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:54:00 AM
    congrats on another first rate 1st place win, carrie! when I read this the first time around I said it was an excellent entry :)

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 11:21:00 PM
    Superbly penned! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 8:28:00 PM
    So touching and very heart rending if it is true. Congratulations on a fine win. SuZ

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Very nice. I like it.

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 4:01:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Carrie

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 3:15:00 PM
    You are on a winning streak Carrie, Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 3:11:00 PM
    so beautiful, yet touchingly sad at the same time...well done...congrats on your first place win :)

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:42:00 PM
    wonderful write Carrie congrats on 1st place Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:06:00 PM
    Carrie, congratulations on your first place win in my Fragment Contest, your poem is absolutely stunning, I just loved the emotions in your words, you always manage to capture the essence of what I am seeking, well done, Constance

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Your imagery here is delightful and light hearted. I really like this one Carrie. Love always.

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 1:04:00 AM
    wow, I like how you put fragments of news into this so it was like a fragment of a memory based on fragments of news. VEry nicely done and a sure winner.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:43:00 PM
    carrie, you know how much I love your work, and I think this is an excellent piece for the contest, some lovely descriptions, but so sad...thanks for your kind comments on my poem and frank's blog

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:54:00 PM
    top 3. . . good luck on the contest

    Morgan Avatar Danesh Morgan
    Date: 9/18/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I should be a Seer! Congrats on your win. Morgan