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a poet born from grief

killed under the wheels of a gravel truck, January 29 that's what the headline read that day so long ago- at noon a girl was crushed to death beneath the rear wheels of a fully-loaded gravel truck, the driver told police that he first saw the young girl standing on the snowbank at the side of the street and that she suddenly darted off the snowbank and then tried to stop as she saw the truck passing but she slipped on the icy street and slipped beneath the heavy rear duel wheels of the truck, she was killed instantly, I will never forget my mother screaming, screaming at the side of the street and how Suzanne's blood soaked the snow red.... I broke inside (the truck driver took his own life we heard) In Memory of Suzanne Days of sadness still come over us tears in silence often flow for our little girl, gone before us you are not forgotten, dear one or ever will you be for as long as life and memory last we will remember thee Mommy and Daddy Memories are treasures no one can steal death is a heartache no one can heal some may forget you, now that you are gone but we will remember no matter how long Grandma and Grandpa It was my birthday on February 1, the day after the funeral why mother did not cancel that party, I do not understand but it was my last birthday party ever, I declared Mother said we can change the date of your birthday but I refused, saying that would be Suzanne's day and it has been... I go dark around this time of year I cannot stop it, so I go with the flow, it is what it is if anything good has come of this grief and sadness the tears, and wailing of this broken girl is that a poet was born out of death . . . and grief ____________________________ January 13, 2020 Poetry/Free Verse/a poet born from grief Copyright Protected, ID 20- 1216-369-03 All Rights Reserved, 2020, Constance La France Written for the contest, Dear Heart sponsor, Silent One Second Place

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Date: 1/19/2020 10:04:00 AM
Deeply moving, excellent write, Constance!:-) Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 1/19/2020 11:01:00 AM
Edward , thanks for the congratulations and the compliment as you can imagine this was very difficult to write ~
Date: 1/19/2020 7:22:00 AM
Many poets are born from grief and many will be able to relate to you.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Date: 1/19/2020 9:27:00 AM
Silent, thank you for the contest that inspired me to write this honest and emotional poem, and thanks for my placement, appreciate !