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All too Soon


One windy night upon my breast
I felt the kiss of winter’s breath
A breath that blew me into flight 
Upon my breast one windy night

A leaf once green now bathed in red
With coat of spring and summer shed
True color bursting at the seams
Now bathed in red a leaf once green

Upon your breath I learned to fly
A flame of glory in the sky
Not knowing that the price was death
I learned to fly upon your breath

But all too soon I came and went
The seasons of my life were spent
A bud in spring that came to bloom
I came and went - but all too soon



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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 12:46:00 PM

    I love the rhyme here. have you entered my rhyme battles before? Very interesting thoughts displayed here. I love it!!! So profound. Great write. Beautiful words and beautiful flow as always. have a wonderful week. ~Juli-Michelle
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 2:05:00 PM

    Lovin it, there's something haunting about the segmented repetition that make it feel like a Villanelle or one of the repeating forms.
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 6:58:00 AM

    - Elaine, this is really a beautiful poem - and I love the ice rose - Hope all is well with you. - Have a lovely day. - In Norway's finally the spring arrived !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 3/31/2014 8:04:00 PM

    But like all things we will come again, perhaps not the same but surely parts of us will. So nice to see your name here again. Light & Love
  1. Date: 3/30/2014 10:52:00 AM

    Life and the seasons. Love this one. Good to hear from you, Lanie. Love, daver
  1. Date: 3/27/2014 6:16:00 PM

    this knocked my socks off!!! this was great! I loved it all the way through. I have to fav it. this really impressed me. I'm glad it was one of the first i read today. Don't forget to put it in the contest. any contest. It's a sure winner. john
  1. Date: 3/16/2014 3:32:00 AM

    I am SO glad to see you posting again Elaine...I sent you a Soup Mail...
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 8:59:00 PM

    thanks for letting me know that this contest inspired you. how wonderful to see you here again and good luck with your novel.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 9:36:00 PM

    I caught myself reading this multiple times because the message is so powerful.. Big Win!
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 12:26:00 PM

    So good to see you posting..you never disappoint. Congrats. BG
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 11:19:00 AM

    I love the message in this beautiful gem, Elaine. Thanks so much for entering my contest. I so seldom get to see you. The last two stanzas are for me, flawless. congrats on your win.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 9:45:00 AM

    Just loved the flow and content, congratulations.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:56:00 AM

    Congratulations on the fine win. Enjoyed the rhyme perfect, elaine
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:55:00 AM

    awesome piece with a bit of nostalgia, elaine.. ..sweet 'grads on your award!.. huggs
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:23:00 AM

    A great work you did here , congrats Elaine.
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 7:21:00 PM

    Life is precious, and no one on this earth knows the time our Lord has given us..this write is amazing....Blessings, Chris
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 6:26:00 PM

    Absolutely Beautiful, Lanie, I am sure this one is going to make the winners list. It's wonderful. Love and hugs, Catie :)

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