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Why do I love thee?
You! With a heart made of ice
Hiding beneath the face of an angel
Pure and white
Crying those frosty tears 
In and effort to convince me
You didn't kill your rival
‘The beautiful vibrant Autumn’

Can I not see – you ask?
Surely it was suicide
Everyone saw her leap to her death

But! I know it was you
For I still see
Your tell-tale frost on her breast
Left When you held her in
A kiss of death

So why! Do I still love thee?
You! With a heart of ice

Is it because I know
You were consumed with jealousy
Wanting to be more beautiful
Than she could ever be
In the hopes of pleasing me?


A thrill – a chill runs up my spine
Autumn quickly fading from my mind
As I look at you
A glistening jewel 
That simply takes my breath away

SECOND PLACE:  Let it snow contest

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  1. Date: 11/6/2009 9:23:00 AM
    beautiful poem!! congrats on the wil

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 9:33:00 PM
    Excellent work here Elaine! Congratulations, again! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 5:16:00 PM
    Wow, oh wow...How did I miss this before.this is absolutely wonderful. Different...I couldnt stop reading it over and over. BG

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 1:32:00 PM
    Congratulations Elaine, wonderful poem. Pam.

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 12:55:00 PM
    Love this, love this, love this! The personification is perfect! This was beyond a well deserved win in my opinion!

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 6:06:00 AM
    Simply Great personification! Wonderful win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 2:57:00 AM
    Congratulations Elaine on your 2nd placement, like the thought of Winter stealing Autumn glory, brilliant thought out poem. God Bless. Leon

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 12:01:00 AM
    Congrats on you success in Constance contest Elaine.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 12:00:00 AM
    This is absolutely wonderful such vivid imagery and so much heartfelt passion. Obviously written with a soulful pen. Congratulations on your win. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 9:01:00 PM
    wow, what a unique approach to the challenge! Congrats on your win! ^_^

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 7:17:00 PM
    Congrats, Laine, on your 2nd place winning in Constance's contest... wonderful write.. pleased to share the stage with u as an honorable mention... enjoy your moment... u earned it with this excellent poem.. Linda-Marie, Poetess Extraordinaire' and Poetry Soup "Sweetheart" per HG

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 6:24:00 PM
    A clever and unique entry to the contest! Congratulations on this winner, Elaine!~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 4:45:00 PM
    Your personification of winter is wonderful. congratulations on your win. Joyce

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 4:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's Let It Snow contest Lainie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 4:04:00 PM
    I KNEW this was a winner, Lanie! Congrats on your place in Constance's contest! Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 3:48:00 PM
    Congratulations Elaine on a second place win, in my contest, Let It Snow.

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 8:50:00 AM
    Marvelous personification indeed! and beautiful lyrics too. Thanks for your comment.

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 6:35:00 PM
    You took MY breath away with this one, Lainie! This goes into my favorites! A stunning jewel to be sure! Love, Donna

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 9:25:00 AM
    Thank you for presenting your wonderful poetry to us today. It was an enjoyable read for me. Thank you Lainie. Yes I agree with you the contests are wonderful. It will take me awhile to come up with something for yours. But I will try. That is the best any of us can do. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 3:43:00 PM
    I love the personification....the beautiful beauty of Autumn and the jealousy!! Very creative! ~ Lovely poem, Elaine! ~ Love, Carrie