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To Hold Her - Constanza

To hold her in my arms once more
	So we can squeeze each other tight
	Before me kissing her good-night

To love her like I did before
	With all of my heart and my soul
	Giving her everything, my goal

To see this child I did adore
	With the proud father’s sparkling eye
	Which now at night I simply cry

Before she went to heaven’s door
	At far too innocent an age
	Leaving me on an empty stage

Every night now I do implore
	On bended knee before my bed
	You should have taken me instead

To hold her in my arms once more
To love her like I did before
To see this child I did adore
Before she went to heaven’s door
Every night now I do implore

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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:44:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your super win in Andrea's "Can You Constanza" contest Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:58:00 AM
    Joe, :-). Congratulations with your awesome winning poem in Andrea's "Can you Constanza?" contest. Love it, always~ LUV*PD

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 1:58:00 AM
    Belated Congratulations Joe xx

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 9:22:00 PM
    Such a touching poem, hope you heart heals. Congratulations on your win, well deserved for such a lovely poem. Lee

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 4:18:00 PM
    I hope there is heaing for you Joe. Your little girl is in a safe place where no harm can befall her. it would have been nice to watch her grow, but who knows what the Almighty saved her from, with all that goes on these days. Be blessed my friend and keep writing about it, if that's your release. Congrats! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your wonderful win, Joe! Heartbreaking and every parent's worst nightmare. A moving write...hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 1:43:00 PM
    So many have had this plight, it's truly unbarable. Congradulations on your fine verse winning. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 9:48:00 AM
    touchy... wonderful win :) congrats

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 5:30:00 AM
    so heartfelt, and a wonderful winner in the contest, congrats

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 3:13:00 AM
    Wonderful and emotionally filled write...Great job,Joe.....Congratulations on your superb win...

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 3:08:00 AM
    Touching write! Congratulations on your great win in this Constanza contest!

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 12:45:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your win my dear friend!!! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Joe, Congratulations on your placement in Andrea’s “Can you Constanza? Contest.” There were so many really amazing entries we had a very difficult time deciding. We had to go by who followed the form best, and whose poem was most creative. I spent 4 and half hours going over the poems and Andrea, a lot longer. Thank you so much for your wonderful entry Mahalo, Connie

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  1. Date: 9/21/2012 10:59:00 PM
    A sad and loving write. congratulations on your win, Joe. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 8:53:00 PM
    Very touching and emotive Joe, very much enjoyed your constanza, congrats on your win, love vie

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 8:44:00 PM
    Joe, how neat to find out this was written by you. What a loving father you are and what a touching poem this is. Connie and I agreed wholeheartedly on this one! Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 10:50:00 AM
    such a poignant write, joe... a wonderful job with the images and emotion spilling from your pen.. winning wishes and huggs!..:)