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A Broken Fragment

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A Broken Fragment

“Each experience is locked within my heart and only I hold the key..."
A tiny bird trapped and longing to be free
To fly amongst those vibrant clouds
To finally shun away from dark deep doubts...
Of not being there, of being so far away
In those last days that she would silently pray~~
To see my face and feel my arms
And hold me tenderly and smile at my charm"""
And tell me stories of young and old
Though I have heard it a million times, as she has told
But alas I was aiming too high
Had no time to love or sigh
Until the day the fateful call came
And in a flash from two, one I became..........

21/08/2011
By Tahera Mannan
For Constance “A Fragment of Life” contest


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  1. Date: 8/28/2011 1:21:00 AM
    one of the saddest ones and well deserved win, Tahera. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 8:13:00 PM
    beautiful write just wish I was better at understanding the true meaning. Im not a true poet, i guess. Well done. Lee

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 5:22:00 PM
    Seemed like there was more to this...I was not sure was this Mother? Add us some more of this fine write! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 5:01:00 PM
    Many congrats to you,Tahera : )

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 2:53:00 PM
    Great win! Good for you!! Tony

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 2:39:00 PM
    sometimes soon is not soon enough. A tender poem. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 2:21:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Constance's "A Fragment of Life" contest Tahera. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 12:20:00 PM
    another jewl on your crown, hun! sunny congrats on your special win :) huggs

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 12:17:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in this great contest.Sara

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 11:07:00 AM
    Congrats Tahera on your exciting win with this lovely expression in poetry my friend.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 10:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Tahera

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 9:54:00 AM
    hey Tahera congrats on another great, David

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 12:04:00 AM
    this one is mysterious. WHo is the little bird? I might be interpreting it wrong, but I see it as a mother/daughter thing. Did I get it right? Or was it a love poem? It's very pretty, Tahera.

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 10:39:00 AM
    Very thoughtful poem nicely penned Tahera.Best wishes in the contest.

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 5:29:00 AM
    tahera, a gripping song so subtly nostalgic and yet peaceful like a yoga sitting...i am amazed, luv! winning wishes..:) huggs, nette