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Last Summer of the Lonely Widow

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Last Summer of the Lonely Widow

The widow turned the air on, closed her door against the summers’ sounds and cooling breeze. She had no friends or allies anymore and family were mere shards of memories. But sometimes, like a captured damsel, she would stand beside her window for a while. Her neighbor sitting on his porch would see her. He'd turn her way, and tip his hat and smile. It might have crossed her mind she could regain some confidence in going out to meet this friendly gent, but at her window pane she stayed as life outside breathed in the heat. Then risking nothing, she would turn away and never know the scent of that one day.

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  1. Date: 3/30/2014 8:14:00 PM

    In a way this reminds me of how I feel when I see the perso that inspired me to write My Love, she always being nice to me but I to shy to try to go beyond what has already been established (i my case a friendship).

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:25:00 AM

    A beautiful piece Andrea and congrats on your win...Kechi

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 6:10:00 PM

    This is a sad poem. If only she made an attempt to go outside and live life. Nice one. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:20:00 PM

    I love this poem, Andrea, and I can relate to it completely. I have always been a shy person, so I know I have missed out on a lot in life. But, I am only 30 years old, and my life is far from over! I loved this poem so much, that I am adding it to my favorites!...Thank you so much for the great comments! :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 9:30:00 AM

    Dear Andrea, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Congratulations on YOUR Win. Another great Sonnet.I could feel the sadness and the Loneliness and the fear of venturing outside in the real World. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 3:54:00 PM

    a cool win...........skat

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:31:00 PM

    Andrea, congratulations on your win... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:58:00 PM

    Wonderful image your words were able to create. Every line was very vivid.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:13:00 AM

    Such a sad poem. You described her lonely yearnings perfectly.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 3:43:00 PM

    A great picture poem. Written with empathy and love. Well done. Allan

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 9:24:00 AM

    Wow.....this was a good write....I could picture the whole scene in my head.

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 12:32:00 PM

    Oh my boo-hoo hoo hoo, No its too sad for ole Joe this type of write.. And why did go and have to make the poor woman like that..? its writes like this that cause me to be going round trying to cheer up just anybody.. And that shall make a nuisance no doubt..Now look what trouble you'll be getting me into..And i thought you were responsible L O L..good to have stopped by..'

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 9:12:00 AM

    "Life outside breathed in the heat" Super! Nothing ventured, nothing gained as the old saying goes. Alas, some are way past the venturing out. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:17:00 AM


  1. Date: 9/18/2013 6:46:00 PM

    since i am single a widow is a lovely companion to bring her joy and sounds of laughter if only they understand life. . . Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:21:00 AM

    This is a very beautiful poem although the image is poignant my very dear friend Andrea. Two thumbs up here. This is another brilliant write my friend. If this is for the contest, i'm sure it will do well again. Thank you so much for sharing! Good luck and Big big sweet hugs! love much, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:08:00 AM

    beautiful and sad. I love the flow and the imagery here. =)

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 7:55:00 AM

    a sad one.. sometimes u just have to take a chance even ur heart could be at stake.. enjoyed this one, Andrea..

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:32:00 PM

    Loved the mystery in this one Andrea....

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 7:40:00 PM

    You are on a poetry roll my friend and so often in the well deserved winner's circles. Congratulations. Wish I had more time to spend here. I am packing for my trip to Disneyland and my family reunion tomorrow.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 7:28:00 PM

    Interesting and intriguing, congratulations on your winning poem xxx

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:34:00 PM

    Well, once again another win from the master Sonneteer...You have captured the essence of true lonliness here my friend...Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:07:00 PM

    Congratulations on your brilliant win in the contest love and thank you for congratulating me as well. Hugs and love,Gail

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:02:00 PM

    Quite sad really. Thanks Andrea for the very nice comment on my poem Robertx RabCD

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:53:00 PM

    Ahh my sonneteer! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 3:52:00 PM

    WOW Andrea ! I know all about loneliness. There is no gent around, but my life is changing. Today I became a member of the Red Hat Club. We had a party and I met a few ladies and we all had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 3:08:00 PM

    Andrea you have captured loneliness perfectly congrats on win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 10:43:00 AM

    Hey lady! I'm so happy to find a moment to read one of your poems today :) Beautiful, as usual, and tinged with sorrow. As social creatures, it's always sad to see someone so isolated, especially at the end of their life.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 10:41:00 AM

    It seems that you fell the lonely woman in the poem should take some risks. We all have to take some risks in this life. You paint a bittersweet picture in this work. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 10:04:00 AM

    This is so sad, Andrea, so well penned.. I love the sonnet form, I love how you set it up, with her wistful thoughts, oh such a sad ending to risk nothing, and never know what the day could bring. This is going to my favorites.