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My Compass

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My Compass

I wonder when it happened, that her hands became my own... as I watch mother's fingers pointing back to my childhood How could I know, to the last small detail, this intimate connection; were it not for blue veins that flow to my heart?
_______________________________ For Nette's Contest: Crown of My Body

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  1. Date: 7/15/2012 11:04:00 PM
    Hullo Carrie. Dropping by to thank you for your support and encourgement over the years. You were one of the first soupers to comment on my amateur inkings.

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 8:51:00 AM
    I LOVE this!!!! Looks like you forgot to submit it? What a shame!!

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 9:19:00 AM
    Such a lovely dedication! Your language and layout are so eye-catching!! Best wishes, Keith (PS thanks for your comment!)

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 1:56:00 PM
    carrie, i read ruben's comment on my whitney blog so i browsed through your poems.. this wasn't submitted!... awwwh, it's a winner... let me know... :) huggs!

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Exceptional! "pointing back to my childhood" and "blue veins that flow to my heart?"!! Terrific ending lines, Carrie! It's a winner! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 7:48:00 AM
    Sweet remembrance of the childhood. Nicely worded. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Just awesome Carrie!This is amazing!Love it.

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 11:39:00 AM
    This gave me goose bumps, Carrie! I was looking at my own hands today and wondering if they'll look like my mother's one day...

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 7:08:00 PM
    This is deep Carrie ! An excellent change from hearing the same ol'...."Chip off the old block" ! *smiles* An enjoyable read tonight dear poet ! have a pleasant week....much love, james

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 12:39:00 PM
    This is Some write! My Brother told me just yesterday how much like our Father I am becoming. I know there was no love lost between them. Nor with my brother and I. So in that sense he was right. Soupmail.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 10:01:00 AM
    Carrie, this is brilliant, good luck..David

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 7:37:00 PM
    Hands tell our life stories especially when we hold up moms hands to ours, well written Carrie, have a nice evening hugs vie

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 7:09:00 PM
    I really like this, Carrie. Great work. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim