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Fragments From My Life

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Fragments From My Life

"Fragments and crumbs of life, all the little pieces"
                                                  John Ruskin, 1853

I knew in the beginning 
What I wanted in life
Where my writing might take me
Where I might end up

Only plans change direction 
Paths change course, unwanted
When passion burns bright
It can set your heart free

Life's greatest triumphs and tragedies
Remain alive in our memories
Forever etched among my pages
Statements impacting others

To more than just survive
Wipe clean the subconscious slate
Prepare to be inspired by life's events
And the importance of all the little pieces

"I believed that life began when you believed in yourself"

Won 4th place
Written by:  Shannon Deane
Contest:  All The Little Pieces
Written:  June 21st, 2011

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  1. Date: 11/16/2011 12:53:00 PM
    Well written, Shannon. You did a strong job taking analogies and weaving them into poetic lines instead of it all coming out too dry(which I sometimes end up doing....the dry, brooding effect, I mean). A very uplifting message to tie everything together. I will read more of your poetry, I just seemed so overwhelmed trying to catch up as it is. Thank you for your support and encouragement~!

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 3:40:00 PM
    * “What A Fabulous Picture * Revealing In Part The Substance & Depth of Your Precious Beauty * My Dear Sweet Beautiful Shannon * I Vision You Amid My Mind * Where You Live & Breathe & Come to Life * Blessed Are They Whom Touch Your Heart * More So They That, Hold A Key * Life Is An Amazing Yet, Especially, If One Can See Beyound The Day * Rainbows & Butterflies & Everything Is True * I Love This Picture In Poetry of Your Beauty * Bits & Pieces to Be Cherished * Composing A Concerto * Perfect Are The Lines * My Luv, Always * Sarah.” *

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's "All The Little Pieces" contest Shannon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 6:38:00 AM
    this is wonderfully penned congrats on your win with this gem cory

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 12:15:00 AM
    Great introspection, Shannon. Many congrats on your WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 8:28:00 AM
    Prepare to be inspired by life's events And the importance of all the little pieces "I believed that life began when you believed in yourself" I love above lines :) Congratulations

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 8:26:00 PM
    A lovely poem of your deep thoughts reflected poetically. Congratulations on your win, Shannon.

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 6:07:00 PM
    My congratulations on nthe win in the contest of constance, Shannon

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 3:49:00 PM
    Super win Shannon!!! Congrats my dear..Michael

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 3:22:00 PM
    Congrats Shannon on another awesome win in this contest with a most creative poetic entry luv.. elegant words ... enjoy sweet success with luv..

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 6:04:00 AM
    This one is correct sometimes what we plan on and what happens is two different things for sure..Great topic and presentation..Sara