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Pieces of Me

There is a piece of me, left in that little town, a square of friendly faces, 
where furrowed brows of no one famous, work to make their dollars stretch 
not far beneath the white crowned peaks ...

There is a piece of me, left in that old house, tall and proud
Beneath the sun in fields of green ...where horses ran...
A piece of me, still holds the reins and feels the wind against my skin ...

There is a piece of me, in that old school
Miss Marmalade.....(she had red hair), a voice of velvet, soft and sure
Her breathless verse of morning stars of Keats and Frost, 
and unchecked tears...and clandestine trysts with old Shakespeare

There is a piece of me, reclining under the elms,  
where a broken heart still casts a spell
A letterman jacket,  of dark gold wool, his leather sleeves, steel blue eyes, ...
skies of love, and holding hands, football teams, and autumn leaves

There is a piece of me, that I still keep within my heart..
        .....within my sleep.......within my dreams

For the contest: "Pieces" Sponsored by Black Eyed Susan

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  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Carrie; I loved your poem, for some reason - it brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me of of the days I was in High School. Thanks for sharing with us - pieces of you. God bless you. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 3:14:00 PM
    And a piece of you forever here on the soup.....excellent write! Congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Carrie, this is a nice winning poem... many congrats on this wonder piece of piece.. ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Wonderful, Carrie! I love the idea of pieces of each of us being left behind in our hometowns, in places where we learned and loved. (Keats is my favourite poet, so I appreciated that reference too!). This is going into my favourites.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Really nice Carrie. as always. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Free verse done right! I really liked this one, Carrie! Congratulations on the win!

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie, I had not seen this before now, is beautiful, a great idea you had here. Thanks for your comments on mine, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 3:40:00 PM
    Really nice Carrie. Congratulations

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:37:00 PM
    And dreams can be so real! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Carrie congratulation on your win. Nicely done. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:48:00 AM
    So many beautiful pieces of you, still they make a whole, congrats on your win love xxx

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Many congratulations, once more Carrie,we do leave pieces of us in places in a way don't we xx

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Like Ruben says, beautifully done Carrie, oh ya, I remember the letter sweaters and jackets every guy wanted one to impress the girls---do they even wear them anymore. Anyhow, love all the memories here, it's what we're made of. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 7:14:00 PM
    B E A U T I F U L !! I didnt write for this contest, but after reading yours ... I feel inspired! Who called you Miss Marmalade? : ) Best of luck in the contest, dear Carrie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Nicely done Carrie! I just took a look at the available contests and this one spoke to me, so I just wrote my entry titled ... guess what? ... "Pieces of Me". Seems great minds (yours) also think alike not so great minds (mind). I love the way you have with words. Each poem you write takes a piece of envy from me. Good luck in the contest - but regardless, this is a nice PIECE of work. Joe

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 3:42:00 PM
    It's true ... We leave some pieces of us here and there. - Well written, Carrie! - Good luck in the contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)