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Below is the poem entitled THE FIRST OF APRIL which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Thank you to one and all for your kind comments. I am so touched by your words and understanding.

As someone who has suffered loss, I feel it is best to remove this poem at this time, in consideration for a Souper and her family who have had their hearts broken.

When a child is lost, two things inflict pain more than anything else, one, hearing of another parent losing a child, second, seemily indifferent joy when you are in agony.

                                                Rejoice with those who rejoice; 
                                                mourn with those who mourn.
                                                                          Romans 12:15

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 5:55:00 AM
    This is the first I heard about this Cyndi, So nice there is a way to find these things as it is important to give our love and support. Luv, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 11:53:00 PM
    I don't know what was here, I am guessing a haibun. Maybe you can repost it later? The scripture you quoted was a lovely thought.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 2:32:00 PM
    soupie mail

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 1:19:00 AM
    Thanks for your comments, yep I did lay with the spacing a lot but every time I post it it comes out in that format and I don't like it, I don't know what I can do...from One Poet to Another Poet, that feels good....Happy Easter....

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Cyndi this is an excellent write, very powerful reading tat holds the reader all the way...check out my poem The Poets Club does it answer any questions? David

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:18:00 AM
    btw, I DO agree that over use of adjectives can dilute and weaken a poem, but I see nothing wrong with appropriate, well placed adjectives...your versatility and experimentation is what I find so fascinating about your work, the way your poetry never stands still or becomes predictable...

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 6:57:00 AM
    well, what can I say? I can relate to this poem on many's a powerful, powerful, gut-wrenching write, it has to be one of the most affecting and effective poems I've ever read, including ones by those household name poets I was talking about...and no, a poem of this calibre doesn't need any adjectives...

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 6:01:00 AM
    A very very powerful write, smacking of truth and pain and healing. Maybe next April 1 you can have a normal day, maybe ..NO I KNOW you can! Re-creat the day for yourself and your little one, love you little sis...Deb

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:24:00 AM
    a definite fav.. one of the best poems i read in a long time.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:22:00 AM whatever your heart thinks is best..but i do believe that a poem like this which reflects your heart and soul brings comfort to anyone who is feeling his world is a complete mess.I wish i could explain my heartaches and hopes the way you did.There was a time i.used to but somehow i shutted myself in myself..and can t write about my deepest pains and happiness..Reading this gem i found myself again..knowing we all carried a cross together and that Spring follows each rain brings comfort

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:10:00 PM
    Brought forth via Debbie Guzzi and her spring haibun contest. I just could NOT write this FOR a contest, but I HAD to write it all the same. I will take this off, soon, as it is a bad time to post this because of the loss in PD's family. It is out and I am grateful. Thanks, Bet. This one is for you.