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Swan Song

 A frequent visitor is Mary Anne,
 Who first did come before the bloom of rose
 As tiny bud before it fully grows.       
 I blossomed too.  A pattern then began.
 I  came to know when she would call again.
 Though first she came as not a guest I chose, 
 I'm ready now each time she does impose
herself on me, and that has been the plan.

 She comes.  She goes. Late summer has drawn near. 
 I backward look.  How every year did flee!
 I forward look with something kin to fear.
 I think that it a sorry day shall be   
 (A time I know is very nearly here)
 When Mary Anne no longer calls on me.

(an oldie written some time before "Mary Anne"
left me forever! Seeing PD's blog the other day
made me think of it! If you are still confused, here
 is a big hint: She only visits women!!)

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 7:11:00 PM
    Hi, Andrea. I dropped by to say thank you so much again for all the inspirational comments especially in my latest experimented form of poem, diamante. Great poets, especially like you and PD are giving me encouragement and inspiration to go on and keep on writing. I'm learning a lot from you and all of your here. Million thanks. Have a blessed and wonderful weekend to you and your family. luv, leonora

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:57:00 PM
    okay,,, me and Nathan. are still together, but he has a smoking problem.. which makes him slack alot... i think.. it slows me down.. I'm really an active person... you see lately all i do is eat sleep and eat... and ignore all the things i use to do,,, :-(

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:55:00 PM
    I don't know Andrea... my problems here are really getting in my way of life.. and it is funny..i'm avoiding them

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 3:41:00 AM
    Oh!No more Mary Anne for you now. We seem to share a love-hate relationship with her. She disturbs peace even days before her arrival and torments us long after she leaves! lol..

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:20:00 PM
    Ahhh, I understand now, lol - I had to read it twice...

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 11:36:00 AM
    I had to smile at Kash's comment. cute. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 8:39:00 AM
    sorry date? I don't think so.

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 5:40:00 AM
    :)) Smart one Andrea...the thing about Mary Anne is, she is not wanted when she comes and missed when she doesn't....It was more hilarious to read the comments on your page after reading your poem!!God bless you with many many visits from Mary Anne!

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 7/13/2012 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Those visits ended very abruptly when I had a well known female surgery six years ago. hahaha. And now I am reaping the ill effects of having Mary Ann gone from my life!
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 7:46:00 AM
    I am so happy I was able to read your poetry today Andrea and I understand what you are talking about. Thank you for sharing your writing with us always. So many diverse poems here and always a pleasure to read. Hoping you will continue to find the inspiration to write. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 8:07:00 PM
    Yeah....tic tac toe....tic tac toe......tic tac toe....

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 8:06:00 PM
    you turned this reaction out' beautiful'

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 6:01:00 PM
    once i knew what you were talking about (thanks for the hint!), i really enjoyed this poem and can totally relate, although i have to admit that i wasn't sorry at all when mary anne left for good. she served her purpose but i don't miss her at all!

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 4:58:00 PM
    She was your spinster aunt, Andrea? We knew someone by that name, she could crack your ribs with one mastodon hug! But still she was a kind soul. I'm not so sure about your's though! Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 2:02:00 PM
    A quality write my friend, I do understand what this is referring to, and yeah, I don't have that! Your poem is very well written Andrea, I really enjoyed it! A very subtle write! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 1:32:00 PM
    And so the course of life goes on to find the sun in a new dawn. Those little friends will come and go. And hopefully no one will know. :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Hi Andrea great write of loss but with that also comes a fredom, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 8:07:00 AM
    aww...sad one. I hope she visits you for many years to come :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 8:00:00 AM
    A sonnet truly worthy of the name. I like this one very much. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 7:56:00 AM
    I am not sure who Mary Anne is...I am wondering ???...Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for stopping by...Your presence is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 7:37:00 AM
    A lovely, lovely write, Andrea! Love, Kim