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purple heart on wall

purple heart on wall

coffin's flag furls in fall wind –

   day to remember

*Entry for Deborah Guzzi’s Holiday Haiku contest in honor of Veterans Day

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 5/30/2011 11:02:00 AM
    A brilliant write and very moving....enjoyed...

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 10:09:00 PM
    This is beautiful, Carolyn. Your second line, the way it reads, and the way it feels inside, it is 'furling' in the wind. Perfect. I love your writing. So many good, good poems. Thank you, as always, for your comments about my work. Love, Deb ps. soup mail to you

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 9:10:00 AM
    Great write, Carolyn. We have had too many such days in our history. Congratulations on your win in the contest with this beauty! Dan C

  1. Date: 12/3/2010 7:39:00 PM
    Important image done so well.

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 6:37:00 AM
    Beautiful tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for us, Carolyn. Have a super Thanksgiving! Dan C

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 12:19:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this moving tribute Carolyn-- really liked how you highlighted this meaningful day-- hugs nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 2:19:00 PM
    Oh so heartfelt Carolyn.Well deserved win.Teresa

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 9:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Deborah's contest Holiday Haiku. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 8:01:00 AM
    wonderful entry, we picked the same holiday (Remembrance Day we call it),must be our empathic Cancer personality coming out, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 5:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on your beautiful heart felt write, a worthy poem, Dear Carolyn. Agape, Mosesw

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 5:02:00 PM
    What a wonderful Haiku Carolyn. It brought back so many memories for me. Though thankfully none of the men and women that I knew that went to war came back that way, I still have memories of others that have gone before them. P.S. Glad to be back in the soup again. Lots of Love, Misty

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 9:57:00 AM
    Ah, brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful Haiku to remember those who serve, and have served, our great Country! Thanks for sharing!

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 9:59:00 PM
    I know this will win, my congratulations on your big win on this contest, Carolyn. A very nice holiday to commemorate the noble deeds of our veterans. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 7:15:00 PM
    Many congratulations Caroyln for this well deserved win.

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 4:43:00 PM
    Congratulatons, Carolyn. Truly dserved to be in top ten! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 4:33:00 PM
    Indeed, a day to remember. Well done LNC. Love, BG

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 2:46:00 PM
    A moving remembrance. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Deb's Holiday Haiku Contest, Carolyn! This will be another sad Christmas for some families who I pray will find some comfort that their loved ones, though absent in body are at perfect peace with their Maker. Much love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 10:37:00 AM
    Excellent tribute to veterans:)

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 9:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win , Carolyn