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Immeasurable Impact

 Roses are black and white, 

 and many hues between. 
 Violets are dying on this cemetery scene, 

 sunken in grief as they rest on gravestones, 
 still as the dirt that covers dead bones. 

 Your body's rotting, hidden below, 
 yet your prints remain, and like seeds they grow 

 beyond my skin where they once landed, 
 into my heart, to others expanded. 

 Your immeasurable impact will always last 
 beyond the gone, unreachable past. 

 This sad, somber place completely fails 
 to capture all your full life entails. 

 A simple dash sums up your living years. 
 No form or voice in this silent place of tears. 

 Just a stone memento displays who we lack. 
 Only memories and time will bring you back.


 by Juliet Ligon

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  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Dear Juliet - So much hidden in that simple dash. Into my favorites you now abide. lvoe, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Dear Juliet - So much hidden in that simple dash. Into my favorites you now abide. lvoe, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Your poem is filled with a sense of loss.

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 4:00:00 AM
    many congrats on your top spot Juliet xx

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Juliet

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:59:00 PM
    You captured the feeling of loss and pain and love..nicely done..congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Hi Juliet, , that is awesome how everyone got a first place... Now that's a fun loving way of saying. Back Off all you haters, it's my contest and I do and enjoy what I want. Love Gail, for that.... Every poem I read was beautiful so far.... ~Hugs & Congratulations with your "Eternal Breath" awesome win... Always ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 2:41:00 PM
    - Eternal Breath Contest: Sponsored by: Gail Angel Doyle - A contest that was at least for me a deep theme. - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM, VERY SKILLED WRITTEN!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 2:35:00 AM
    Nicely written piece Juliette! G.

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    Good luck in the contest!
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 1:28:00 PM
    Juliet, so much emotion here - a very touching write.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 6:40:00 AM
    you've done a good job in capturing the palpable sense of loss here, and the subject is very much along the lines of my latest poem! a very apt entry for the contest; this should do well...

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 10:09:00 AM
    grief-stricken lines so beaitufully expressed, juliet... well done!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 12:38:00 AM
    Poignant tale filled with love.

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 5:45:00 PM
    - A touching but still beautiful poem to Gail contest, Juliet. - Wishing you all luck! - (Welcome to read my for this contest) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 5:25:00 PM
    I real sad one! I hope it's not real. Light & Love