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Walls of Years

~ I am but four walls painted purple, I remember that day, the girl of raven hair, standing on a ladder painting me. I was laughing because her hair had streaks of purple, and she was dappled all over with dots of me, you see. The next few days, I was left alone to dry in quietude, then came the antique furniture and mauve drapery. Art work was attached to me in hues of purple, my whole essence was lovely and I rested peacefully. I liked to watch the girl dance around in her pretty dresses, looking at herself in the ornate, oval mirror, so pretty. Often she would sit at her desk writing in her diary, with tears in her eyes, head bowed, I was full of sympathy. One day, she wore an elegant dress of white lace, she danced and pranced around the room smiling happily. I was so happy for her, but not exactly sure why I was, but I should have been sad because she was leaving me. Years my door remained closed, the furniture covered, then one day, an old lady walked in holding the hand of girl. She stroked the raven hair of the girl she called granddaughter, and told her, "this is the room where I used to dance and swirl." ~ Written September 4, 2012 For the contest, If These Walls Could Talk, Sponsored by Black Eyed Susan

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Constance. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 6:07:00 AM
    Oh, this was so sad. brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on your win. lee

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 1:43:00 AM
    Very beautiful work, loved the read a lot. Extremely poetic too. Congrats!

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 3:31:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 1:27:00 PM
    Beautiful poem and story you told. Congrats on your lovely win! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:45:00 AM
    It would be okay for walls to talk if they only had tales like this lovely to tell. Congratulations Constance and hope you are doing well. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 8:12:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:14:00 PM
    wow, the word for this one is "precious" I really love this one, Constance. I can see you in a room such as this one! congrats in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:28:00 PM
    Congrats Constance..your poem deserves this win! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 12:29:00 PM
    a combination of mystery and nostalgia, dearie... bouquets for you and warm congrats on your stunning win!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Very good approach here by you Constance!Beautiful poem.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your #3 win in my contest! I liked how you covered the years - the happiness - sadness- then happy again/hopeful. I felt the full of range of emotions in this :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your terrific win Constance xx

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:27:00 AM
    CONSTANCE, congratulations with your wonderful win in Susan's "If These Walls Could Talk..." contest.. have a nice day~ PD

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:53:00 AM
    A belated thank you for your kind comments on my poetry Constance. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 4:06:00 AM
    magnificently penned my dear friend .. the walls r alive with memories of this era of life .. a spectacular entry.. winning wishes Constance .. our collab is a big success from our comments .. so happy ..

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 3:09:00 PM
    loved this beautiful write, Constance

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, full of love, but that last stanza dear Constance is a classic, so you, so much like you.

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Wow the elegance of this write is truly astounding my friend! I am so enthralled by the glamor you put onto this incredible write! I love the touch of the swirlier coming back with her granddaughter, that was awesome! This is a fantastic write my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 9:36:00 AM
    Fantastic start of this write my friend...keep up the awesome work!