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Awarded:  FIRST PLACE

Contest:  A poem you love

Sponsored by:  Rick Praise

I am a wish, a prayer, from mortals lips
That reached heaven and  touched God’s fingertips
And returned to earth wrapped in flesh and blood
A gift from God’s unconditional love

So love and cherish me as God does you
And guide and teach me well in all I do
And together, a garden we will grow
Filled with the fragrant beauty of the rose

And on the day I reach maturity
And feel the need like leaves to leave the tree
To show the world the colors that are  me
Rejoice in all the beauty that you see

For I am your  child the gift that God gave
No More than a wish and a prayer -  away. 

                            ~~~~~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 8/24/2017 10:11:00 PM
I CAME BACK TO READ THIS JEWEL YET AGAIN. You have so eloquently matched my feelings with such loving and beautiful words. As I have now lost both my parents. And has been 48 years since father's death, the pain and loss still lingers.. I wish I could fav this gem a second time!
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Date: 9/5/2017 12:48:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by again, Robert, and for your very kind comments...they mean so much to me. My dad has been gone 14 years now and I still miss him every day. Best wishes to you and your family. Elaine
Date: 4/11/2016 2:06:00 PM
What a beautiful testimony in verse! Children are indeed a gift from God. Excellent sonnet full of meaning and feeling.
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Date: 3/21/2016 11:49:00 AM
beautiful! Beautiful! so so beautiful
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Date: 2/22/2016 8:04:00 AM
This is without any doubt in my mind one of the most beautiful sonnets I've ever read and I've read several thousand in my long life , have written myself well over 800. A7 And it was just a joy to read today!! ADDING TO MY FAV LIST HERE MY FRIEND.
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Date: 2/22/2016 4:29:00 PM
Thank you so much, Robert. This means so much to me. I wrote this sonnet for a friend, in honor of the birth of her first grandchild. Once again, thank you for your kind comments. Sincerely, Elaine
Date: 5/23/2014 10:31:00 AM
Simply beautiful
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Date: 5/23/2014 10:44:00 AM
Thank you Peggy. lainie
Date: 6/19/2013 5:35:00 AM
Elaine this is a gem, I absolutely love it especially the ending :) beautiful, love Wilma
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Date: 6/17/2013 7:59:00 PM
Elaine, congrats on your 1st place win with this wonderful sonnet! Love, Kim
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Date: 6/17/2013 10:50:00 AM
As a fan of your wonderful poetry for all these years......it is my honor to share placement with you, Elaine! This is a testament to why I love your words..so beautiful !! Congratulations!
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Date: 6/16/2013 1:47:00 PM
Beautiful!!!!!Love this One!!!CONGRATS TO YOU...................God Bless!!
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Date: 5/14/2013 10:12:00 PM
Whoa, Whoa, that poem took my heart away, so sentimental, so well written, so peaceful to our hearing. Very very good.Congratulations, so well deserved. a 7>> and a FAVE. Terry xoxo
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Date: 5/12/2013 3:31:00 AM
Congrats on your win with this beautiful piece of writing. Rick
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Date: 5/11/2013 10:27:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ELAINE, thanks for the nice and lovely poem you entered in my "Heaven Sent / Grace" contest. Take care of yourself and enjoy the blessings of today and tomorrow. LUV*LINDA
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Date: 4/22/2013 11:44:00 AM
Its nice1
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Date: 10/14/2012 5:19:00 PM
Hi Elaine!, thank you for posting this poem! It's just inspires me, so beautiful!:)
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Date: 12/19/2011 11:53:00 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Lainie. Love and blessings, Carol
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Date: 10/2/2011 12:12:00 PM
This one sends chills of delight. A first place, of course! What could compete? Love, daver
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Date: 9/27/2011 11:39:00 PM
Good poem. btw its been a while. I hope all is well.- James
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Date: 9/2/2011 6:38:00 PM
Elaine George~ Oh my God this is sooo wonderful I almost cried amazing, wonderful ,fabulous, Gosh this is going into my favorites! You just keep wowing me. I've been gone from the soup for a year now what a welcome gift it is to read good poetry! Love Laura :)
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Date: 8/15/2011 2:17:00 AM
I am working on sonnets tonight E.G.,, . How are you? Me i'm just stopping by to say hi and catch up on some of my reading. Love the meaning one can give another when it comes to reading poetry. Have yourself a wonderful evening. God bless & take care,..Linda
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Date: 8/13/2011 12:24:00 PM
wow, if all sonnets could be like this. YOu did the form proud with this lovely approach to the topic of children as a gift from God.
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Date: 8/9/2011 8:16:00 PM
Such tender meaning in this lovely sonnet. It flows like sunlight.
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Date: 8/4/2011 12:36:00 AM
Inspiring poem, great write
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Date: 7/19/2011 12:13:00 PM
Inspirational, quite stunning. I think you just did great justice to the sonnet, no easy task! :) "Write on good poet."
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Date: 7/15/2011 9:20:00 AM
Oh WoW! This is so beautiful! Loved every word. So true too. Too many people don#t appreciate their children. Keeping this in my faves. God Bless, JB
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Date: 7/8/2011 3:00:00 PM
Enjoyed..Congrats on your win..Sara
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