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Another day has passed me by Taken gently, by the falling sun, and the starry sky Leaving stiletto barbs that heaven will hone tonight Today disappeared As a slim gray ghost that has been taken away I never thought to say goodbye... It seemed but one of many days That come and go But then a flickering shadow of bare boughs A certain wind that blew Curling brown leaves around my feet As if to remind me This was a phantom day A slim, gray, ghost, That never will pass my way again My thoughts had other needs today And reckless .... was I.... I never thought to say goodbye...

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  1. Date: 1/25/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Carrie, congratulations with your amazing win.. xox~PD

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Yes, its amazing how life feels endless yet we know it is not, it feels the same, the over and over but yet we know it is not...Conrad's on your winning writes. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:57:00 PM
    Carrie, this gave me chills and affected me deeply. Please know, there is nothing reckless about you. An exceptional and emotional write. You remain poetess extraordinaire, so loved reading you again. Love you, shar xoxo

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 4:59:00 AM
    as always wonderful

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:42:00 AM
    You bring so much emotion through words dear..awesome

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Carrie! I knew this was a winner the first time I read it! Going in my favs. Love, kim

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Fantastic and wonderful piece,Carrie...Congrats on your superb win..

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Beautifully written. Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 12:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot once more Carrie luv xx

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:31:00 PM
    I second that emotion, of Kash', AMAZING. Carrie, probably I would fave half of everything you write but that is not realistic. My list is already so long. haha. But this is one that somebody should fave!!! Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 1/17/2013 10:41:00 PM
    Oh Carrie this is so touching and lovely. Loved every line.

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 8:45:00 PM
    This is a wonderful write! Excellent imagery! I really like this. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim