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Genuine Kindness

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Genuine Kindness

* "You have to have faith,
On the wings of an angel,"
To emotionally cope with a disability
And find other sources of creativity.

Poetry Soup has genuinely inspired me
With many intangible feelings, I can't not explain.
Brightening my days with positive attitudes
When critiquing my not well written poetry.
Poems always missing the rhythmic hold,
The da DUMs to tell the tale and let it unfold.
I've learned so much from all you poetic folks-
Genuine kindness, friendship and much more.

I'm leaving for a few months, I'll miss all of you so.
September third my last of three surgeries I must undergo,
But I'll be back in three to four months,
Unfolding tales and trying to tap out all those darn da DUMs.
Thank you for making me feel like a poetess, that I'm not.
I send all of you a many, many hugs and warm smiles too.


Connie Gildersleeve
August 29, 2013


* "You Have to Have Faith On the Wings of an Angel" was taken from Colleen Bono's "Hidden Thoughts 2" poem


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  1. Date: 3/27/2014 3:50:00 PM

    Had to have my entire cervical spine fused in September. Slowly mending, but better than a month ago. Thank you for stopping by and reading my poetry - Connie

  1. Date: 3/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

    Oh I did not read this! You are all well now Connie? I do hope so! Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 3/27/2014 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Had to have my entire cervical spine fused. A slow recovery, but feeling better than I did last month -Connie
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:41:00 PM

    Take good care of yourself, Connie, and when you come back, we'll party! We love you, and you truly are a much beloved poetess. :) G.

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:30:00 AM

    We'll miss your witt and your sincerity in all your poems while you're gone... Get well soon... And come back when you can... We'll be here waiting for your return... You write great poetry... Never give up...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 9/26/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you carol you're so kind. I had surgery sept 3rd, 6 levels of my cervical spine fused this time. Feeling a little better. Not writing poems quite yet, but I drop in now and then to read PS member's poems and make small comments. Warm smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 12:59:00 PM

    Connie....hope this finds you out of the hospital and home recovering....yes this site and people are encouraging and help brighten an otherwise gloomy day for me as well...get well soon and prayers from me to you for a speedy and full recovery...congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:26:00 AM

    nicely done...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:29:00 PM

    Hi Connie, --A beautiful poem and line... congratulations :-)...xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:19:00 PM

    Best of luck to you Connie!

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:44:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning place Connie love xx

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:08:00 AM

    Congrats on the win in the contest, Connie

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:06:00 AM

    Thanks so much for entering your poem in my contest. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:25:00 AM

    truly wonderful, Connie,, sorry i dont agree with your poetic Not!, you write about what is important, life as it is, not as Hollywood portrays... you are so genuine, a rare commodity , unique in today's world....

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 10:27:00 AM

    this is lovely and I give you best wishes on a successful surgery. Hoping to get a visit from you in a few months' time.

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 11:48:00 PM

    Nice thoughts on faith. Wish you happy return

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 2:55:00 PM

    You are a very warm poetess my friend, one that I admire for her beauty of the written word! I hope your surgery goes well, I'll be praying for you that everything goes well! Thank you for letting all of us know my friend! Until I hear from you again...

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 1:19:00 PM

    - Come back soon.... you are already missed, Connie ! <3 <3 <3 - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 12:37:00 PM

    Connie, I'm so going to miss you and I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgeries luv. Your soup family will be here praying for you and waiting to come back. Take care and Love always, Gail

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 12:14:00 PM

    Connie....I hope all will go well with your surgeries. May God's healing hand be on you. I wish you every good thing. Thanks for your visits now and again. This is a lovely lovely poem.... GOD BLESS...