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Girl Rising

She felt the world turned upside down in apace, When he left her suddenly with his sad goodbyes in her last embrace; She was so weak to endure the pain of losing him, She thought, her life will be useless, In his absence, how else can she live? He brought her into the altar a month ago, The same date when he left her, even if she begged him so; “Please don’t leave me babe, please? “ she cried His warmth and tenderness was deeply felt in his touch and waning smiles. He gently held her face… whispered all the words of his eternal love, As he looked lovingly into her eyes, Took his last breath and on her lap, he died. She cried out and whined under the rain, She was abruptly fallen into the dungeon of pain; Thunder rumbled in confusion As lightning tried to ease as much as it can, Nothing happened; Instead, she did no longer care. She asked, “ Why’s life’s so cruel and so unfair?” Why did such dreadful disease came and robbed him away from her? Without any past sign that he’d a bitter pill He suffered in few days and in just a short moment The wave of euphoria’s great love came to an end. She walked distraught toward the sunset, She lamented so much of his death. So miserable, she couldn’t sleep, A long period of time that she languished; All she’d wished was to follow him too soon, Without thinking anymore the life in her womb. Looking at her with pity and grief, Her friends and love ones extended their hands to lift up her spirit; It took time for her to stand again on her feet, Until finally, she clasped them… Yet, she roved her future, Feeling alone in the prairie, she walked ahead. An old rickety soul was gradually rising, The love around her and their future child served as her riggings As words of comfort kept pouring…driving her to resilience, Looking up unto the sky for another sunrise…anticipating… Hoping to begin her life again, Until a complete restitution may happen.
Aug. 4, 2013 2.45 pm Note: A true story inspired by my mum’s old friend. She married on June 24 (June Bride) and her husband died exactly on the following month, July 24.I can’t remember the exact year. I was still very young at that time and the couples were very close to me. Their love story and the man’s apparition to me on the night after his death harbours forever. Second Place Contest: Girl Rising Judged: 8/5/2013 Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:09:00 AM
    So touching,I felt like crying chei! How their love was strong till the end. Well penned dearie.

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 9:55:00 PM
    Hello Sweetest sis...stopping by to wish you a great one tonight... hug and more hugs... Goodnight...Linda

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 9:26:00 PM
    You have sketched the story in its deep and sad colors in your words also in your touching Poem Leonora. Beautiful write and a well deserving win. Congrats on your win and thank you so much for your precious words on my SONG poem. Hope you would like the Song also on You Tube. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra.......Leonora Galilnta

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:28:00 AM
    hello, lory.. thanks for dropping by.. how are you in bkk?..hope to read something new fro you... yes, checking papers and stuff can be draining; i can relate... take care, dear friend!...:) hugggs

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 6:39:00 AM
    Moving, touching the hearts, Leonora.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:11:00 AM
    Leonora, thank you for sharing this inspiring poem. Thank you for the wonderful comment..... XOXOX ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 2:00:00 AM
    Hi, Leonora. thanks and I understand your schedule. I just spent five hours here doing all this stuff I don't feel is even needful. Unnecessary paperwork for my teaching!! It's 2 a.m now and I HAVE to get to bed. haha

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:18:00 PM
    just here to say hi, leonora. How is everything going?

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 9:43:00 AM
    brilliant piece my dear friend....sorry again for the late comments..been very busy doing my final exam...Congratulations on your win always...two thumbs up!!! God bless you always!! :) Love and hug, maria

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:34:00 AM
    Good morning Leonora

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Some stories are true yet so unbelievable! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:24:00 PM
    I see you won in the contest. YAYYY!!! And congrats, dear friend!

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:10:00 AM
    It appears I somehow missed four poems that I had wished to honor. It has been rectified.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 10:06:00 PM
    Leonora, I looked through my entries, did you not enter your poem??? This would surely have been on the winners list. I was so sad not to find it. I would have awarded a second place finish. Please consider this a win.

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 8/6/2013 4:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just arrived home & I came to leave a reply. I'll come back to read your winners. Thank you, thank you so much. I enjoyed your contest. Hugs!
    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 8/6/2013 4:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi! It's fine for me my dear friend Richard. I'm so sorry if I was quite in a hurry to post this. I just even realized that I made a typo error here. The word " thought" was typed taught so I went & fix it. No problem my dear friend. Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:28:00 PM
    This is very sad... yet, so beautifully written. Absolutely stunning, my dear! You have pure talent oozing out of that poetic pen of yours!

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 3:31:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your sad story. It's always cool to find out they are true ones!! What became of the child she had? Was it a little boy or girl?

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 1:46:00 PM
    happy friendship day, dear lory.. love this poignant wrote; a winner for's raining here, how are you?... thanks for passing through, you always delight!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:45:00 AM
    A sad story well related by a crack poetess. This must have taken you a while to write and polish. Good work, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:53:00 AM
    How tragic.. yet it brings a sense of a true love and the magic they must have had in that one month of marriage. You wrote a wonderful piece to illustrate this.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Hi Leo, thnx for the greetings. Happy friendship day wishes back to you. Hope all is well with u. God bless. Lots of love, huggss n kisses, my dear friend!!