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A Life Lost

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A Life Lost


 Angel of mine, where are you now? Hours drift away like seconds as I

Lift my somber heart and head to the heavens asking, "why, oh why?"
In one moment, your tired eyes held my gaze; then, with one kiss goodbye, 
Frozen in time, forever you were gone; a failing heart will surely die,
Existing in flesh no more; yet our love surpasses death and the tears I cry.

Losing you again tonight in fragments of dreams, a heart shatters. I rely
On the memory of your smile at dawn, the scent of your pillow, your sigh
Swept softly across my ear lobe in whispers of love. I know, my tears will dry
Tomorrow under blue sky when I see you twinkle in our little boy's eye.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2012 6:35:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Susan's "Lost" contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 8:52:00 PM

    rohnda.. congratulations with your awesome win. Hoping to read many contest tonight. always~ ;-) PD

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 7:58:00 AM

    Congrats on a well deserved win, Rhonda!

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 5:35:00 PM

    This was an incredibly sad and intense acrostic, Rhonda. I felt the emotions from your loss in every expression of the depths of your despair and loss. Congratulations on a well deserved win. How achingly painful to see your lost love in the eye of the child you bore with him. ::gentle hugs:: Lucretia xx

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 3:29:00 PM

    Oh, my, the top winners are both so sad on the same theme but so lovely. Congrats on your most deserved win.

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 2:43:00 PM

    Congrats Rhinda on your lovely win.

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 2:14:00 PM

    This is so tender Rhonda. Great win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 1:10:00 PM

    So sad and touching. Congratulations on this win. Lee

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 11:41:00 AM

    This is such a heart felt poem. A very deserving win, Rhonda. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 10:12:00 AM

    Congrats on your win in my contest! so touching, especially the 2nd line of your 2nd verse :)

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 3:58:00 PM

    Oh my..this is a very emotional write dear Rhonda.An extremely well written acrostic,every line contains deep and touching words.Have a great weekend.Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 9:20:00 PM

    "Losing you again tonight in fragments of dreams,[...]" ...Terribly sad, Rhonda. The last line is just heartbreaking. My best wishes in the contest. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 8:51:00 AM

    Rhonda an excellent write, just flows from the beginning, I like ...David

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 5:22:00 AM

    A beauty Rhonda, one can feel the emotion flowing through your lines, hope your week is a good one :) love & blessings Wilma

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 4:42:00 AM

    Such a touching write Rhonda..you have described the emotions of mother with great beauty. Tender feelings flow through the poem.

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 9:43:00 PM

    Wow, this is a very touching write my friend! I was caught off guard to its overwhelming beauty it bestowed! Thank you for writing such a meaningful poem, I know it will do well in Susan's contest! What a wonderful piece, Great Work!!