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A Scattering Of Sparkle



You were drawn to its contours worn smooth by the elements over eons of existence; cream colored and streaked with grayish blue ensconced in the sand with its scattering of sparkle - special amongst the many on the rocky beach a souvenir from the shore of the day we walked in its mist and the wind blew our footsteps this way and that way as well as our thoughts while we reminisced… now.. it is where you left it; stoic and sentimental it stands vigil - on the small windowsill overlooking the pathway to my door awaiting your return my beloved daughter... as it patiently endures it is the perfect representation of my heart Susan Ashley July 30, 2018

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Date: 8/17/2018 7:28:00 AM
This is very special Susan. Beautiful to read today :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/17/2018 8:53:00 PM
Thank you so much Heidi, for your beautiful comments that gladden my heart. I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem. ~Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/15/2018 4:45:00 AM
A beautiful poem indicating the love between a mother and daughter. My mother will feel the same when I'll go to college
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Harshita Chaudhary
Date: 8/18/2018 8:58:00 AM
Thanks Susan for saying me a wonderful student though I still have to work hard to become the same. By the way I'm a science student and would like to study zoology and botany further. Thanks again for increasing my confidence. With your warm comment I'll pass through this stressful life :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/17/2018 8:51:00 PM
Oh, that is great, Harshita! What would you like to study in college? I bet you are a wonderful student and that your mother is so very proud of you..
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Harshita Chaudhary
Date: 8/17/2018 10:04:00 AM
I am in 11th class and after 2-3 years, I'll go to college
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/15/2018 8:35:00 PM
Oh yes, Harshita, I'm sure your mother will feel the same way I do and will hate to let you go, but with a heavy and always loving heart she will, because she knows that you need to grow into adulthood and experience all the benefits of attaining an education and learning to live an independent life.. When will you be going to college? You're sensitive to your mother's feelings, that's so wonderful. I cherish your precious thoughts and comments my dear friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/9/2018 5:08:00 PM
Some pebbles...and daughters tend to be special! They manage to sparkle and catch the eye, even if surrounded by many others vying for attention. I love your poem because you manage to project your maternal feelings without being soppy or overly melodramatic. Wouldn't it be lovely were that pebble to have the shape of a heart! So glad that you and your daughter are enjoying a short but satisfying break together! ~ Warm regards and hugs // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/10/2018 11:01:00 AM
Paul, the beautiful depth of your tender emotional insight never fails to amaze and delight me. I am so pleased you enjoyed my poem and I hold your lovely comments close to my heart. Warmest wishes and hugs my dear and amazing friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/6/2018 5:42:00 AM
Apple of the eye.. a sweetheart.. a princess.. a daughter is and much more than that! .. When out of sight, souvenirs float on the surface of the mind.. tears of love and longing mount the eye! .. a sweet ache resonates inside the heart.. while reading your piece of heart dear Susan, I feel love, beauty, pride, a mother's passion and joy.. tremendously moved by your write.. A FAV! Thank you so much for sharing..my hugs and love.. Be blessed.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/6/2018 10:12:00 PM
My dear friend, Besma, with every beat of your beautiful heart, empathy and love do flow generously. Your ability to understand my feelings are truly touching and that I was able to move you with my poem only adds to my overflowing joy that your lovely comments bring me - my darling daughter is now home with me for two weeks, on a break from college.. such a happy time! Thank you, my wonderful friend, for the beauty of your heart, your mind and your compassion. My sincere love.. ~Susan
Date: 8/2/2018 4:49:00 PM
Your dedication was as lovely as ever ...tell my niece hello will you lol! Your mad hatter twin
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 9:13:00 PM
Thank you my dear twisted twin for your wonderful thoughts. I've been a bit busy this week, cooking and getting ready to throw a combined graduation party for two of my daughters that graduated from two different colleges this past May. The one I write of in this poem, is now in another college in FL. getting another degree in an accelerated program, so she can only be here for two weeks.. but we'll make the most of it! The East Wing will be rockin this weekend so don't forget to skip on over.. your nieces would love to see you! I hope you're feeling better my mad, mad hatter twin - you know when one twin suffers so does the other.. Love and hugs, the slightly sane one.. :))
Date: 8/2/2018 6:52:00 AM
A beautiful poem for your daughter, Susan:)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 9:06:00 PM
Your lovely comments are truly appreciated, Jo. Thank you for your visit and your heartwarming comments. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/1/2018 3:01:00 AM
A beautiful dedication of the love between mother and daughter, Susan. Your heart is golden, dear friend. T.J
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 9:04:00 PM
I relish your lovely thoughts, Teppo. Thank you for your insightful and inspiring comments. It's so wonderful to hear from you my dear friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/31/2018 9:04:00 PM
A lovely dedication my friend...looking through the windowsill awaiting...to see yourself in her coming to your door...I like it...All the best Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 9:02:00 PM
Thank you dear Arturo, for your lovely comments, it's so nice to hear from you. I'm so happy your enjoyed my poem mon ami. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/31/2018 1:19:00 PM
A mother's love is never far away and the bond with her children can never be broken. Your creative words painted a delightful picture of your memories. Loved it!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 8:53:00 PM
I relish your beautiful thoughts, Alesia. Thank you for your insightful and inspiring comments. It's so wonderful to hear from you my friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 9:15:00 PM
I believe I would be printing this up and putting it in a photo frame, and place it on the dresser in her room before Friday, Suisan.
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Date: 8/2/2018 8:51:00 PM
Yes, my friend, great minds do think alike and I like the way you think - mission accomplished! Thank you for your beautiful suggestion.. I relish your lovely thoughts, Caren. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 8:18:00 PM
And it is a beautiful representation of your heart, Susan. I hope your daughter read this. If so, she should have been running to you. If not, get me her number and I'll talk to that child and tell her to get her buttocks over to her wonderful mother's house...lol As always a wonderful write my dear friend...Warmest wishes, Charlie
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/30/2018 8:52:00 PM
Aww, Charlie, thank you for the emotional rescue. I adore your comments and your immense charm is not lost on me. Presently, our lovely daughter is enrolled in an accelerated degree program in Fl., where also, this past May, she graduated from Florida State U. Happily, she is coming home for a 2 week visit this Friday and I'm thrilled.. Thank you for your beautiful comments and for offering to keep this child in line.. lol! Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 6:19:00 PM
I can feel the emotion and longing in your well written poem, Susan!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 8:49:00 PM
Thank you Carol, for your insightful and empathetic comments, they are very much appreciated.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 4:57:00 PM
beautiful Susan! I can relate so well to this from my own mother and now my daughter who I am glad lives nearby :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 8:47:00 PM
Thank you Taai. Out of our six children, she is the only one who lives out of state (college..) and so very far away (Florida). My hope is that she will come back home (but she loves Fl, btw..) to work in one of the hospitals in or around the Boston area. Fortunately, all the other children are very close by.. I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem my friend. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 4:37:00 PM
This my dear friend is so awesome with its enduring beauty, heartfelt and glowing verses that my muse demanded that I read it several times to learn from it!! And I truly did just that... A fav, a spectacular display of love's depths, family bonds and your amazing talent!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/2/2018 8:41:00 PM
Thank you dear Robert, for your beautiful and valued comments and for the fav. Your generous appreciation for my poem is uplifting and elating. I hold your wonderful thoughts in my deepest gratitude my wonderful friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 4:12:00 PM
no bond is stronger than a mother and daughter, except maybe a daughter and her father...we raise them and it all passes so quickly...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/1/2018 4:57:00 PM
Indeed, Frederic. A father and daughter bond is as special as a mother and daughter. Each is equally important in nourishing a child's development into young adulthood and each is just as cherished.. Thank you for your beautiful and meaningful comments my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 3:49:00 PM
Nothing can feel the void in our heart when our children are away! I have been through that and I understand the magnitude of the grief and of the yearning! Excellently done my friend, Susan! May she soon return and the sun shine again!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/1/2018 4:53:00 PM
Dear Demetrios, I am touched by your empathetic comments and I relish your precious thoughts. My daughter will be coming home for a two week visit in a few days and I am thrilled! Thank your for your meaningful and heartwarming words.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2018 3:48:00 PM
Wow!!! Susan I was completely blown away with your wonderful free verse.. Absolutely divine and expressive! Imagery is amazing.. Such unconditional love a mother has for her daughter.. Blessings Dear Friend!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/1/2018 4:50:00 PM
Thank you Robertina for your beautiful and valued comments. Your generous appreciation for my poem is uplifting and fills me with joy. I hold your wonderful thoughts in my deepest gratitude my friend.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan