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The Picture

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The Picture

For whatever reason, I do not know,
Maybe I was taking a risk,
I displayed your picture in the front row,
Right on the top of my desk.
I must admit it has been awhile,
Longer than I will admit,
Since my eyes stared at your smile,
And my heart feels a little nip.
What an eerie feeling,
To realize and consider
The smile I always loved, 
I shall never see thither.
If I stare too long,
Tears start to swell,
The joyfulness leaves me,
(and) I remember the hell.
I guess I should put your picture back,
To where it was hiding,
Tucked beneath the memories,
Where my heart is safely abiding
     Love Mom

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:45:00 PM

    JOYCE, :-) I love the sound of "Enlightenment, Hope, and Harmony." Congratulations in Russell's contest. ~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 5:59:00 AM

    Many congratulations Joyce xx

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 7:57:00 PM

    Congratulations on win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 3:39:00 AM

    Astringent entry deserving of your win. Congratulations. Rick

    Zablocki Avatar Rick Zablocki Date: 4/30/2013 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant a strong. Entry. Sorry.
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:08:00 AM

    Intense emotions..I love the flow of this piece..enjoyed reading..regards INK-U-SCRIPT

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:40:00 PM

    Joyce, Wishing you a nice warm welcome to the Poetry Soup. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself! If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please feel free and look me up by clicking on my name anytime you see it. HUGS <3 from your newest friend ~*~SKAT"

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:02:00 PM

    This has been a heartfelt poem, and sad.. I hope my kids don't change their smiles... Joyce"Welcome to the poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. I'm stopping by to invite you on over to my latest contest --called the “7 wonders” I'm hoping you will consider the enjoyment and challenges we offer in our contest. If you like, please consider my contest. You can find the contest page on the top left hand side. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems in the future. Today I will start by reading all you have posted this far..... Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"