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The empyreal rise of sun reflected in crimson glows on tips of gold and green leaves, and the edges of your hair as you drew your first breath. So sweet the sound of air exhaled, like a zephyr in the late days of august when leaves are turning over then pirouetting down in the gossamer breeze, gracefully towards the ground. I am sure the angels moved in the same ethereal tone on the day you were birthed. Oh how the years seemed to fly as if on wings of tepid breezes. Sometimes I wish we could see time, years like lines on trees and count our days. If one could trace the paths of life, see the roots like trees, they would know if they were grounded on the paths like limbs and know how far they would extend. I see myself like autumn's trees, less grounded, naked in the wake of your passing. I feel the blush of my flesh fade in less hue then the near colorless trees as they peer back at me. I hear the faint chimes fall like church bells through their shallow branches as they quiver from winter-like chills in the passing of seasons and the change it brings. I feel the cries from skies, as they fall from the corners of my own eyes in the chagrin of storms and its resemblance to death yet I know I do not cry alone.
somber are the skies when you hear the angel's cries through zephyr of wind
August 22, 2019 Angels Danced Poetry Contest Sponsored by Lu Loo * today august 22, happens to be my brother's heavenly birthday, tomorrow will mark 9 years since his passing, he passed at the age of 49 and 1 day, sadly!

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Date: 5/21/2020 6:23:00 PM
Hello Sandra Adams, such a beautiful poem that you created. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Date: 9/8/2019 11:02:00 PM
Back for another read, no surprise this was a top winner, and rightly so!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/9/2019 5:01:00 AM
Thank you John this win actually made me teary eyed. :) hugs
Date: 9/7/2019 1:46:00 PM
Congrats, I must say the judge has excellent taste. Hugs Rick
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/9/2019 5:02:00 AM
Aww thank you Rick your words humbled me :) hugs
Date: 9/7/2019 12:52:00 PM
You got the golden trophy! Yay, Brenda - I'm so glad/happy for you. Well deserved and BRAVO ... CayCay
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Date: 9/9/2019 5:04:00 AM
Thank you Cay Cay. It Welled my eyes up when I saw the trophy. This was a special poem :) hugs
Date: 9/6/2019 1:00:00 AM
a beautiful tribute Sandra I had a huge lump in my throat reading your poem, many congrats on your trophy win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/6/2019 5:13:00 PM
Thank you Jan...i think he fueled my pen that day :) hugs
Date: 9/5/2019 4:22:00 PM
This is such a beautifully written piece. I enjoyed reading it and felt so sad... I lost a uncle who was 12 years older than me who was just like a brother, so I definitely empathize with your thoughts here. God bless you and congratulations on the first place win!!!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/5/2019 4:51:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words and visit today, sorry about your loss as well but glad my piece touched you, this one was a special write for me :) hugs
Date: 9/5/2019 2:19:00 PM
I am sorry for the loss of your brother Sandy. I am sure you have wonderful memories of your life together. Your Haibun was very beautifully written and touching. Congratulations on your deserving Trophy win! I didn't read the rules right either. Hugs, Connie xxoo
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/5/2019 4:50:00 PM
Thank you my friend... he passed one day after turning 49, it was hard, my mom passed at 55 so it makes you question life constantly...hugs :)
Date: 9/5/2019 11:16:00 AM
- Yes, it is written in black and white "Write a new haibun on the theme: "Angels danced the day you were born, and they wept when they welcomed you home " - ... I didn't read the rules properly ... but, you did Sandra :) - Congratulations on your top win !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/5/2019 4:49:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise... this one was special to me, so when it won and what Lu Loo wrote actually made me teary eyed :) hugs
Date: 9/5/2019 10:25:00 AM
Wow!!!!! Congratulations my friend, I am so excited to see this one at the top of the winners list. This was beautiful and in my opinion, definitely the winner going in. Big congratulations on this stunner, you deserved this Sandy.
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Date: 9/5/2019 10:37:00 AM
Thank you Chris, your words touch me... this piece was special to me and perhaps i had a guiding hand from above helping me pen this one... hugs :)
Date: 9/5/2019 9:45:00 AM
wow! I couldn't wait to see whose poem this was! :) But...not surprised it was you sweet Sandra. Beautiful imagery, lovely softness in the rhythm (though a haibun)Be blessed :) Thank you for your participation and congratulations on your placement :) -luloo
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Date: 9/5/2019 9:52:00 AM
your sweet words brought tears to my eyes, mainly joy, this was a special poem for me, and the first place win is an honor, thank you for the win and hosting this wonderful contest...:) hugs
Date: 8/26/2019 2:03:00 AM
Add this to the last piece I read and it equals one very talented writer. Expressing your individual creativity as INTENDED is you shining at your best for all the world to radiate in the light you bring. Be confident as your pen does ink as spirit propelled words that in lines excel. Love it. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/26/2019 7:26:00 AM
Thank you Cay Cay...your kind words and visits are appreciated... hugs :)
Date: 8/26/2019 1:42:00 AM
Truly lovely piece. Ann
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/26/2019 7:25:00 AM
Thank you so much Ann, for the visit and the comment :)
Date: 8/25/2019 6:53:00 AM
Darling tribute to nature and your darling brother; so sweetly penned, Sandra.
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Date: 8/25/2019 11:13:00 AM
Thank you my friend...sometimes it seems like yesterday he was laid to rest... hugs :)
Date: 8/25/2019 2:22:00 AM
A beautiful haibun extoling the beauty as Nature heals. I am sorry about your loss Sandra. Love, Connie
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/25/2019 11:13:00 AM
Thank you my sweet friend...this time of year always brings out the pain of loss in my writes...too many lost at such young ages, so many in summer, fall.... hugs :)
Date: 8/23/2019 5:51:00 PM
Somber are the Skies Angel Cries Maybe these are Lightning & Thunderstorms
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/23/2019 8:08:00 PM
or just simple summer rains that fall upon us... guess we will never know... thanks for the visit and comment~
Date: 8/23/2019 11:07:00 AM
Wonderful writing Sandy, this comes from a sadness few understand, how death leaves it's mark like an unwanted tattoo on our hearts. At least you are able to reach out to others to help them understand that there is hope after loss! My deepest condolences for your brother!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/23/2019 11:20:00 AM
Thank you John... this time of year always draws in the pain when memories are brought forth...many tattoos are on my heart...all you can do is reach out to others...i seem to be the shoulder of many friend's cries because they are just experiencing loss for the first time in life... hugs
Date: 8/23/2019 7:52:00 AM
- Oh ... so heartbreaking beautiful ... he was too young to die, but I'm sure he dances with the angels ... and smile to you today :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/23/2019 11:17:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise.... his picture pops up all over facebook on his bday and the day after...always sad to see, but it makes for good poetry within the sorrow and pain of memories... hugs :)
Date: 8/22/2019 7:23:00 PM
OMG, another outstanding poem from you, Sandy. you really need to write a book!! Your dad passed away much too young. A heavenly birthday to him. he died one day after his birthday? My dad just recently died a few days short of his birthday!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/22/2019 7:34:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, no my brother died the day after his birthday at the age of 49 and one day....my mother was 55 when she passed and my father left us one year after at the age of 75.... hugs :)
Date: 8/22/2019 3:25:00 PM
Your poem is a tribute to your brother's memory..a loss so painful at any age, but he was quite young..your love flows in your words. All the best Sandra.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/22/2019 3:33:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, my mother, father, brother and all aunts, uncles and grandparents are gone, many passed way before their time...only my sister and i remain in the family we knew through our childhood years, aside from a few cousins. Death is something that comes forth in many of my writes, especially this time of year, when soon autumn will color everything and then in its cooler breath strip life temporarily from trees and grass.... hugs :)
Date: 8/22/2019 3:14:00 PM
I am in awe of your wonderful and creative poetry. I do, now that I have read a few of your pieces, know where this comes from and it is sad and lonely but there is a beauty to your words as if those angels dance upon your pen. I am sorry for your loss as I can see this is a tough day but thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of writing with us. Once again, I am in awe.
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Date: 8/22/2019 3:30:00 PM
Thank you Chris...today his birthday, tomorrow the date of death, also my grandmother's birthday tomorrow, which is the date my mother thought she would pass of cancer....i believe she purposely held on until sept 1, she passed at the age of 55....so i have known death's wrath most my life, my grandmother was my rock and passed at 62 when i was 9....this time of year is tough for me.... hugs :)