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leaves are falling . . . as I walk the long winding road to the place of tears and your name engraved one grave in a sea of stones . . . the wind pushing me has a earthy smell squirrels and chipmunks are busy gathering trees drip their leaves in red and orange_ I stand with golden hair like a river streaming down this place holds me . . . like I am in great chains of lead I brush fallen leaves like tears from your grave how we loved to go for walks . . . along forest trails among the red maple trees but, now my life is weather-stained with the years my heart ravaged and scarred by death_ the leaves can drift and glide and the birds fly away but I stand here . . . like I have grown roots into the earth I close my eyes and see the wilting flowers smell the pungent sweetness . . . our love came unbidden like it was written for us to be then, like the falling leaves of autumn it fell away I have asked God why, why so many times_ wishing to glide and drift away like the leaves and birds __________________________ July 25, 2020 Poetry/Free Verse/amid falling leaves Copyright Protected, ID 20-1271-483-03 All Rights Reserved, 2020, Constance La France Written for the contest, Pick-A-Title, Vol 20 - Free Verse 3 sponsor, Edward Ibeh, Theme chosen - #1 Amid Falling Leaves First Place

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Date: 8/5/2020 6:47:00 AM
With wistful words you still grieve. Heartache is a shadow that never really disappears. Congratulations on your winning lines, Constance.
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:27:00 PM
Jenna, thanks for your comment and congratulations _Constance
Date: 8/5/2020 3:19:00 AM
my heart ravaged and scarred by death~ terrific lines..dear Constance mam.Sadness marching with love.. Congratulations on your wonderful win:-).Keep inspiring us.Stay healthy and happy by pouring out your heart.Wishing you loads of happiness.:-) Much love:-)
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:27:00 PM
Deepa, thanks for your comment and congratulations _Constance
Date: 8/4/2020 3:17:00 PM
This sings with poignancy, Dear heart. A very well deserved win. Congratulations.
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:28:00 PM
Andrea, thanks so much for the comment and congratulations _Constance
Date: 8/4/2020 2:55:00 PM
I am agog with wondering how your idea came to form. You made the topic personal, tragic, possible. This is a pungent tear jerker. A beautiful talent.
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:29:00 PM
Sigrid, it came to me because it is my reality, thanks for the compliment _Constance
Date: 8/4/2020 12:44:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. A "Beautiful" Story/Poem. Fall will be here soon and the leaves will again be falling. Enjoy your win and day.......................
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:29:00 PM
Paula, thanks for the congratulations the beautiful and the comment _Constance
Date: 8/4/2020 12:15:00 PM
I love how your words always find their way as a lullaby amid the sadness that remains Constance. Congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:30:00 PM
Aditi, thanks for the compliment and the congratulations _Constance
Date: 8/4/2020 12:06:00 PM
Congratulations on winning 1st place in my contest with this phenomenal poem, Constance:-) Vivid imagery throughout!
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:31:00 PM
Edward, thanks for another inspiring contest and for my great placement _Constance
Date: 8/4/2020 4:58:00 AM
Sad and resonating with its deep beauty, Constance, congratulations:)
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Date: 8/10/2020 9:31:00 PM
Jo, thanks for the comment and congratulations _Constance
Date: 7/26/2020 1:22:00 AM
A splendid entry Constance.. The lines are dipped in poetry and pasted on love.. Good luck..
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Date: 7/30/2020 2:24:00 PM
Jenish, thanks for the lovely comment _Constance
Date: 7/25/2020 6:04:00 PM
What a lovely entry. Also a quick note to say thanks for my placement in your contest.
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Date: 7/30/2020 2:25:00 PM
Richard, thanks for the compliment and you are welcome on your win _Constance