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leaving August

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leaving August

        Leaving the last days of August
          memories of the sea waves crashing 
        Tides that leave shells broken to find ~
        
        picnic memories ~
                      fireworks night 
                             Birthday cakes sparkle ~

    sunburns under a sage kissed dessert Moonlight 
         The Summer reminds us of happier days
             scents of coconut oil and lime 
        
            reminds us all of what is yet to come ~
              
              The rain comes down hard
          crying for all souls lost and left behind

             The birds fly in perfect form 
           reminding all of the September storm 
             
           begging for history not to repeat ~
 
                 ~   In war 
                        no wins 
                            only defeat ~
 
            two beams of light straight to the Heavens   
                stay through the whole month of September
                   they remind us to listen silently we stand still 
          
          For the city lives and breaths left with loss 
                    many questions unanswered remain ~
                  
               Leaving behind August
                    entering Septembers fears ~
               
                          
                             



 I love this poem because it reflects on the past and the coming month in remembrance of history that took place September 11th 2001. In a way it is a oxymoron . from passionate summer nights to the fear embraced in the month coming :)

                    


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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win....

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    Date: 10/6/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you my sweet friend and poet ..I am sorry it took so long to write back a response, I had a rough work week this past . Yvette
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Great job, Yvette. Congrats. Excellent piece. Thanks for your comments. luv, Ralph

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    Date: 9/29/2013 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Ralph , I love this site for it is positive and we embrace each other , I love the talent you have !
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:05:00 PM
    what a beautifully crafted poem, love this one...congrats on your well deserved win :)

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    Date: 9/28/2013 9:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Sandra , you are such a pretty girl on the outside and inside !
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    Date: 9/28/2013 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you kindly Fatima , what a pretty name. You are wonderful , I say keep writing what is inside your heart , love , Your friend , Yvette
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, beautiful poem..dear yvette kelley !

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    Date: 9/28/2013 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well I am not sure what happened ! That message above is for you ..Thank-you Fatima ..
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 2:04:00 PM
    Yvette, love your winning poem ......... LOVE ~SKAT~

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    Date: 9/28/2013 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you my beautiful friend Skat , and on you winning as well ! we are all winners !
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 11:12:00 AM
    'Begging for history not to repeat'.. such a profound line that makes the poem speak. Well done and congrats on your well deserved win :)

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    Date: 9/28/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Karen , I am grateful for the win , and also the contest , for it just lead me to some amazing writes ! Sometimes a poem gets lost in the mix , but it is a diamond , that is why I love this contest ..
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 5:10:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Yvette

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    Date: 9/28/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ' to ' editing , always !
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    Date: 9/28/2013 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well Thank-you kind Doctor ..this is such a compliment , it is one of my Favorite writes ..Thank-you again , Love toy you this weekend , Yvette
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Yvette, , Congratulations on your "Beloved Poem" win. xox~ LINDA

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    Date: 9/28/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda ! Thank-you ! I woke up PC time 10aM , and if it were not for your response ..I am not sure I would know I won ..at least for a while . These contest inspire me to write & dig deep , you are one of those people that do that !
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 3:52:00 PM
    Yvette: Congrats on your sentimental, of historic value poem and your great win! G.

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    Date: 9/28/2013 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow ! 3rd place !! I am blushing all day !! I have not placed this high before , I am very happy and really appreciate you for sponsoring this contest , because I thought it would be a poem un noticed ~ You are awesome ! AS are all the Winners !!
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    Date: 9/28/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you so much !!! Like I commented to Linda above , if you did not comment , it may go un-noticed and this reminds me to comment not on just the poems I like , the winners !! Much Appreciation for you taking the time to compliment me. Yvette
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Nice poem Yvette, you continue to actively flesh out these wonderful poems...how do you do it??? I guess it's just great that you do. MC

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    Date: 9/4/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No different then you , less intellectual though ! my own worst critic ! LOVE ~~Yvette
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 10:07:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. Yvette. That feeling of August leaving, is indeed described perfectly. Enjoyable poem overall. Check out some of mine. Might find some you like. Peace

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    Date: 9/3/2013 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes I will , you are next . You are poetic in your comment ! Thank-you , Yvette
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 6:27:00 PM
    another thought provoking poem. yes many unanswered questions that we have to learn to live with. Warm thoughts, Ralph

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    Date: 9/3/2013 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my friend , my poet ~ I appreciate all of your comments , Yvette
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 8:20:00 AM
    I enjoyed the feel of this piece. The smell of coconut makes me think of winter vacations in exotic warm locations.

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    Date: 9/2/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Richard , I love your writings !
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 6:34:00 AM
    You have a beautiful soul my dearest Yvette! The passage of time is relentless... we must go into the future with a happy heart hoping for better days! Warm hugs, Jack xox

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    Date: 8/31/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amen ! Thank-you for your sweet words ~ you I respect so much ! Thanks , and have a safe weekend .
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 6:00:00 PM
    I enjoyed your beautiful yet melancholy verses Yvette... The transistion from summer to fall seems to evoke sad emotions...

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    Date: 8/31/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well I am complimented Joseph,i loved your poems ! Thank-you ! yvette
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Dear Yvette, thank you for stopping by my page. :o) That allowed me to come here and read this beautifully sad, but gently flowing piece... Very nice write.

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    Date: 8/31/2013 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Dan , I am wishing you a beautiful fall coming and have met so many awesome people here , like your self ..this site is a home !
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:35:00 PM
    - Dear Yvette, what a beautiful poem .... I love summer, but with a tear in my eye I must say goodbye. - Have a great weekend my friend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 8/30/2013 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ok , you can tell I was born blonde ! Sticking to it So you are leaving Summer ..yes !
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    Date: 8/30/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well I hope it is not goodbye forever ? That would be a poem yet to write , a sad one ;( ``` have a wonderful time this weekend .
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 9:18:00 PM
    You sink the reader right into the scene. Very much enjoyed this creative write :)

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    Date: 8/30/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Karen . I appreciate you reading my poems ! Have a beautiful weekend ! Love , yvette
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:54:00 PM
    it'll be back again elaborate and bless us with more words

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    Date: 8/30/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    there you are ! My Bonded friend !! Your every word is written so poetic . Love , Yvette
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:05:00 PM
    I LOVE HOW YOU WEAVE A VERY BEAUTIFUL PIECE

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    Date: 9/1/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yvette thank you for such sweet and heartfelt words touched me very deeply hope you had a beautiful weekend as they say here in ireland hope the crack was good
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    Date: 8/30/2013 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Liam , today is the day ..I read instead of the urge too write , my favorite Irish poet ~ maybe we are from the same clan ? "Murray " all Americans' ask that , don't they ! I'll be reading all my friends and more this weekend . Love , Yvette
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