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Melancholy Memory

days of Washington where I lived my childhood, the sun - which sometimes comes - never stays my dad was my sun, and Mother tells us girls how much fun our father used to be on rare occasions my dad would shine for me. . . till rain came like that of Washington In one photo, I am sitting on his lap and rain has washed the smile from his lips Mother couldn’t stay; rain flooded my dad’s mind, and Washington we then left behind A poem for the Contest using the Melancholy Form created by Constance La France

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  1. Date: 7/16/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Andrea; This is a beautiful poem of past memories. Thanks for sharing this with us. You wrote this on the day I went to the hospital. I am feeling a lot better. I just started to drive my car, but I still have a long ways to go before I recover..... lucilla

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:18:00 AM
    I love this poem. So heartfelt. Families breaking up is so hard on a child. Well deserved win

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:46:00 PM
    Andrea, a nice winning poem. *Congratulations in Constance "Melancholy Memory" contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved placement. AO

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 7:22:00 PM
    Andrea congratulations on your excellent win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea. Washingrton rain does get tiresome sometimes but when the sun shines there is no more beautiful place. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Can feel your sad feelings in this write Andrea. love phyl

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 7:30:00 AM
    My dad left us with Parkinson's and dementia. It was a very sad thing. There have been many other losses along the way.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Andrea, I was just looking at your comment about this and realized I don't think I responded to what you said. These types of events are embedded in our subconscious forever. So much can be taken away from us by fate. I really love the way you expressed your feelings in this poem. Of course, these feelings are rekindled by events that have recurring themes in our lives as we gain experience and wisdom. I am afraid that loss is one of the painful things we must deal with. You are eloquent.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 3:05:00 AM
    The title and last stanza says it all. So sad for the families that live with mental illness. I have been touched by someone else's demons also. My poems Nemesis and Uninvited Stranger will give you a glimpse . Thank you for the honesty although spoken so eloquently

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Great poem. I've enjoyed reading - JH

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 1:56:00 AM
    Very touching write and so melancholic.I love this poem Andrea.

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 1:48:00 PM
    There is so much emotion here that's so difficult to express and though I know you are magic with fiction I feel this is not and is truly honest emotion. I always had issues with my Dad dying young and there are some things that are never answered---tears here!

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 5/15/2013 2:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, you got that it is true. My dad is schizophrenic and we could not grow up really knowing him. He is still alive and married to his 4th wife now in WA state. We communicate but I really don't know him any more.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 2:06:00 AM
    very sad

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:44:00 PM
    This is a sad story indeed. I can't tell whether it was a family break-up or whether you dad was ill. In any case, you just brought me to a different place for a little while. Thanks.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 10:06:00 AM
    you break the readers heart so easy Andrea, such is your sincerity with in the words you spin and weave into your wonderful poetry

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 8:17:00 AM
    A sad and much-experienced personal tragedy for any family, including mine. Beautifully done... Jack

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 5:50:00 PM
    You have given us few words but an articulation of emotions. I am left to ponder the outcome.

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Andrea this is just amazing..a short story all its own...sad but enjoyable...good luck in the contest...

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 1:03:00 PM
    This came across as some sort of snapshot for me, and I like how you wrote this in short verses--like browsing through an album-- very nice how you incorporated the sun and rain sure put in some melancholy here and leaves me sort of wondering and hoping you moved to a better place after... hugs to you...