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Below is the poem entitled RIBBON TIED which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Mint was her first, a bow on a bonnet,
Lilac adorned her silk Christening gown,
Blue belted a costume, Queen Antoinette,
The velvet one in her journal was brown.

Seven purples she won for spelling bees,
Orange gave her dorm curtains a lift,
White clasped a bouquet sent by destiny,
Silver she fingered on wrapped, wedding gifts.

Yellow she added to an heirloom cradle,
Turquoise she tied around his teddy bear,
Black reserved a pew for her dad’s funeral...

Then chemo-red* saved a last strand of hair.

Ribbons she’s worn, as a girl then a wife,
The pink one she now wears celebrates life.

*Chemotherapy is often red-toned 

Dedicated to Evelina Sanchez, an angel I was fortunate enough to work with for two years. She retired and discovered she had breast cancer. She beat the beast that took her breast! We lost touch and I tried to find her, worrying that the monster had returned. Just ran into her last month (plans to get together!) She is now in her seventies and is as fit as a fiddle! Take that cancer!

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:48:00 AM
    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Cyndi. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 9:57:00 PM
    Many many congrats for this touching write and win.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:43:00 PM

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:46:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning place Cyndi love xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:46:00 PM
    A #1 in my book a memory lane of ribbons! Congrad's on your winning write! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 9:52:00 AM
    My heartfelt congratulations on your great win my dear Cindy! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 9:10:00 AM
    Well penned Cyndi. I like the 'take that cancer!', it goes to show that many are victorious. Well done!

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:26:00 AM
    What a wonderful story and a unique way of weaving it with all the ribbons.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:13:00 AM
    Cyndi. :-) Congratulations with your heartfelt poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:36:00 PM
    I love reading, and I have found that this is a perfect read. I love the way it is written. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 12:07:00 PM
    I have enjoyed reading your amzing poetry today Cyndi. Hope to read more of it soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:33:00 PM
    Amazing write Cyndi, so glad to hear it has a happy ending, thanks for sharing this, love and light vie