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''And so must I''

She was having a heavenly day amongst swaying flowers,
     When a north wind swept her up, swirling and twirling;
Tumbling, she lay there trembling on a tree branch,
               Under the safety of cool emerald leaves.

Below, a raging stream flowed on it's forest journey,
     Blue butterfly wings frozen in place, broken;
Waiting to die, she listened to the birds twittering brightly,
                And watched the sun fall behind a distant hill.

In the night the wolves sang to the yellow moon,
    Her weary eyes closed and she dreamt of gliding;
And in the morning the sun touched her wings of blue,
                  Delicate hues, only the Lord could create.

The sun rose high in the bright azure sky and still she waited,
    To die, then a soft caress touched her and lifted her up;
And a blue butterfly hovered, hesitating then was gone,
                    For on this day, the Lord had mercy.

For the Lord treasures even the smallest of creatures,
                            "And so must I" . . . 



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January 26, 2015


Poetry/Pastoral/"And So Must I"
Copyright Protected, ID 15- 6360-28-0
All Rights Reserved.  Written Under Pseudonym.


Submitted to the contest, Early April 2018 
Premiere Contest, sponsor, Brian Strand

Fifth Place
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For the contest, This Is The Day The Lord Gave, 
sponsor Verlena S. Walker

Third Place

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Date: 4/3/2018 7:43:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! I enjoyed this. Great imagery and message.
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Date: 4/3/2018 3:58:00 PM
Hello Constance, good to see your placement today
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Date: 4/3/2018 9:24:00 AM
Sweet and most endearing. Congrats on your well deserved win, BW.
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Date: 2/8/2015 7:35:00 AM
Wow, this is so beautiful.. Congrats on your amazing win, Broken Wings!
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Date: 2/1/2015 3:54:00 PM
BROKEN, Awesome WIN.... CONGRATS luv ~ SKAT ~
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Date: 2/1/2015 3:29:00 PM
Hauntingly beautiful many congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 1/31/2015 6:19:00 PM
!!! ((())) Way to go ……Sara
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Date: 1/31/2015 3:47:00 PM
Broken Wing, congratulations on this beautiful winning spiritual write. 7 Blessings dear friend Eve
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Date: 1/31/2015 7:25:00 AM
Thought provoking expressions, congrats on the win, Constance
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Date: 1/31/2015 2:36:00 AM
Broken Wings, I am honored to have judge this piece. Your 3rd place win is super-awesome! Verlena
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Date: 1/29/2015 4:38:00 PM
beautiful thoughtful write x
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Date: 1/28/2015 9:12:00 AM
This has a haugnting quality, beautiful and wise.
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Date: 1/26/2015 2:45:00 PM
The poem flows with a realistic beat and the words say everything by evoking thoughts within the reader's consciousness that take wing within the reading. Emile. #7
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Date: 1/26/2015 9:55:00 AM
In death there is resurrection . . . your poem filled my heart with hope, love and light!! 7
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Date: 1/26/2015 9:04:00 AM
Beautiful pen broken wings! Enjoyed your piece dear friend. A 7 from me!Have a lovely day! Blessings! D. ^O^
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