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In Memory

Connie Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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In Memory

The bells did toll for twenty six lives lost
On this twenty first day of December
Twenty six bell's toned, one for each soul
God shedding tears in the form of rain
Silence is observed to honor each one
Confuse, why did he take lives so young.    (The young man)




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  1. Date: 2/12/2013 6:29:00 PM
    I love blank verse...had to check this out real quick...its a powerful piece, Connie.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/14/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb. I wrote this when I was watching it unfold on TV. Thanks for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:33:00 PM
    CONNIE, stopping by to say hi and read your winning poem in the "" poetry soup VIGIL"'' contest by my sister Sidney... a nice and heartfelt poem to read. have yourself a good day. always & forever ~LINDA

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/11/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you PD again for your congrats and your lovely comment. It's taking me a Little time congratulating members for their congrats. Recouping from surgery. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Connie, congrats with the warmness and compassion from your pen~SKAT

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/30/2012 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat. I was watching it on TV and these are the words the went through my mind and had to write them down. Happy New Years, Connie
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:48:00 PM
    Connie, stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/30/2012 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PD Warmest Wishes for 2013 and beyond. Thanks for stopping by. Connie
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:03:00 AM
    This is such a soul searching poem, Connie, many questions we all ask,, but who as the solution.. poetry hopefully will help, poetry like this wonderfull but very sad, will help....

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/21/2012 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Harry for your comment. I was watching the bell tolling for the 26 tragic deaths this morning and these are the words that formed in my mind. I had to write them down and share these words. Warm Wishes, Connie