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A Rainbow Glitters

For Contest: Your favorite old poem Theme: Losing A child Date Written: 1984 ----------------------------------------- A rainbow glitters in the sky. And by a wild rose, flies a white butterfly. And birds on a bough, in the early morning sing; as if from Heaven, a symphony they bring. Sunny yellow dandelions, the color of your hair. I quickly catch my breath, as if I see you standing there. In the rainbow, and the white butterfly, in the wild rose, and the birds in the sky, what is it about life, that I love so? Are you still here, Son, Did you not really go?

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Date: 7/27/2015 1:41:00 AM
This is great write full of emotions n beauty..i cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. 7+++
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 7/27/2015 8:20:00 AM
Thanks, I pray you will never have to experience this.
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Date: 7/27/2015 1:42:00 AM
And congratulations
Date: 6/11/2015 10:30:00 PM
Darlene, a truly terrific write and win!
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/12/2015 12:23:00 AM
Hi many thanks and congrats to you as well on your wonderful write of "Message in a bottle.
Date: 6/10/2015 4:05:00 PM
Very emotive write here Darlene and congratulations on the strong placement..'
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/10/2015 7:47:00 PM
How nice of you to stop by with your comments that are so much appreciated, Joe. And congratulations to you also on your winning entry~~~Darlene
Date: 6/10/2015 12:09:00 PM
So touching and emotional, Darlene! The imagery is beautiful. #7 Congratulations on a merited win. // paul
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/10/2015 8:00:00 PM
P.S. Paul, I got so wrapped up in this poem, I forgot to congratulate you on your winning poem as well. "Free Spirit" I wonder why those little gold medals only go from first to third place winners. Shouldn't all the winners get this, since they all won and were worthy in my opinion.
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/10/2015 7:52:00 PM
Oh, thank you so much, Paul, and especially for the 7. Because so many people have viewed this poem, but the most I ever got was a 6. Although this poem was written in 1984, it still is as fresh to me today as it was when I first wrote it after my son's death. ~~~Darlene
Date: 6/9/2015 4:45:00 PM
A touching write Darlene...Congrats on your win
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/9/2015 6:53:00 PM
Thanks, Joseph, and the same to you on your winning poem, "Embers of Time"
Date: 6/9/2015 11:45:00 AM
Darlene. Congratulations on your awesome win. HUGS **SKAT**
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/9/2015 7:01:00 PM
It means a lot to me to have you stop by, SKAT, Thanks so much. It was such an honor to be included with the other poets. I'm glad I've decided to participate more in the contests instead of just posting my poems. ~~~~ darlene
Date: 6/9/2015 8:23:00 AM
A BEAUTIFUL POEM on such a sad subject. Loss of a family member , especially a child is a very hard job to tackle, yet you did a wonderful job with this poem. Congrats on your win ...
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/9/2015 7:06:00 PM
Thank you, Robert, even though this poem was written years ago, I find my feelings are the same today. That's why I cherish this poem. There is no distance in death. And congratulations yourself on your win, "Majesty of the Bird of Prey." a wonderful poem. ~~~ Darlene
Date: 6/9/2015 4:58:00 AM
Such a toughing poem many congrats on your win Darlene:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/9/2015 7:38:00 AM
Thanks, Jan for stopping by with those thoughtful words. And congratulations yourself on your winning poem, "Stand By Me" which I'll be reading again today later. Blessings, Darlene
Date: 6/8/2015 9:00:00 PM
An exquisite write, Darlene! Beautiful imagery! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 6/9/2015 7:41:00 AM
Thanks, Kim, how wonderful of you to read my poem . And I want to congratulate you on your win as well of your poem, "Treasure My Soul", which I'll be reading today. Blessings, Darlene
Date: 4/27/2015 12:45:00 PM
One of the most beautiful poems i think i have ever read . . . i am in awe. really loved it. EM
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 4/27/2015 7:58:00 PM
Thank you, Edward, for liking this poem about my son. When my two little boys were very little, I wrote another poem about a gift they gave me.. I can recall the first stanza. " A dandelion in a loving cup from two little boys who care,/ was my mother's day gift a year ago,/ I wore it proudly in my hair...."
Date: 4/18/2015 9:56:00 AM
Darlene, how we see our loved ones in everything that surrounds us. This is a beautifully penned piece of poetry. Well done. :O) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us. We all truly appreciate it. *S* Cynthia
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 4/18/2015 4:34:00 PM
Thanks, Cynthia, for liking this poem and for the encouragement to keep writing. The loss of a child is heartbreaking and I know others who have lost loved ones can identify with this poem and be encouraged to write their own poems. Writing poetry, among other things, is a great outlet to express emotions in a creative way. When my son was first diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. I sat by his hospital bed while he slept. I reached into my purse for a tissue to dry my tears but pulled out a pen instead. I knew immediately that God was telling me to write,not cry as an outlet to handle my grief.That night, I wrote my first poem, "Not My Son!" which was later published in Elizabeth K Ross' book on Children and Death.Blessings, Darlene
Date: 12/10/2014 12:53:00 AM
very nice :)
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Date: 11/17/2014 12:32:00 AM
It seems beauty and sadness are groom and bridegroom. I felt the sincerity.
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/17/2014 3:30:00 AM
Hi, Martin, I agree with that! thanks for visiting my page and reading this poem. Blessings, Darlene
Date: 11/13/2014 4:15:00 PM
Touching...thank you for sharing your story.
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/13/2014 4:28:00 PM
You're welcome, Richard, And thank You for reading my story and in addition, you read this poem, too! I appreciate your interest.
Date: 9/20/2014 10:24:00 AM
You are an amazing poet Darlene. I will be back to read more.
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/13/2014 4:32:00 PM
As are you, Brenda! And I will be reading more of your poems, too! my friend. I pray you are continuing to have improved health.
Date: 8/29/2014 2:38:00 PM
Hi Darlene. Thank you for the note. I love the poem. It resonates deeply. Kindly, daniel
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/13/2014 4:35:00 PM
Thank you, Daniel, for your compassionate response and for reading my poems. After all this heaviness, if you could use a touch of humor, I wrote a poem today, "The Muse Alarm" unless you have already seen it? Darlene
Date: 8/28/2014 9:45:00 PM
Hi, to you also, Pandita, Thank you for your kind comments and the warm welcome. My son Gary was 13 when he died from CF. I wrote this shortly after his death, many years ago. I also wrote many poems about him: Here's another one. "God, you have so many flowers. Why must You pick them all. Daisy, my daisy, I watch the petals fall."
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Date: 8/28/2014 6:40:00 PM
Hi Darlene, what a beautiful piece this is! Just Lovely! Well done. I wish you a warm welcome to PoetrySoup and happy writings. Pandita
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 9/20/2014 12:05:00 PM
Hi, Pandita, See my response above. I guess I posted in the wrong place. Now I'm going to go and read some of your poems.