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Barren Branches of a Willow Tree Die

Stones stand erect like sentries keeping guard as I walk alone, with tear in my eye, through this deserted cemetery yard. In the back corner stands my father’s grave; I sadly reminisce the days gone by, and all the memories my mind does save. Robbed by old age, my father’s mind was shut; upper tree branches left to question why. Strong and sturdy the lower branches, but barren branches of a willow tree die. June 11, 2018 Contest: Rhyme Time 4 - 10 Lines Sponsor: Laura Loo

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Date: 6/30/2018 10:49:00 AM
Congratulations, John, on your great 1st place win.. Lovely poem Hugs Eve ~`*
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/2/2018 2:05:00 PM
Thank you so much, Eve, I appreciate it. John
Date: 6/29/2018 9:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful win, John - blessings and best wishes for continued success, my friend! :-)
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/29/2018 10:38:00 PM
Thanks, Greg, I appreciate it. John
Date: 6/29/2018 1:53:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win with this heartfelt poem about love and loss. Made me feel like I was walking in my mom's cemetery... I do feel at peace there, strangely. Well done!
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/29/2018 2:04:00 PM
Thank you so much Susan, I appreciate your support. John
Date: 6/29/2018 11:51:00 AM
Great sentimental write John! Beautifully done my friend...Congrats with your well deserved win in the contest...All the best...Charlie
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/29/2018 12:13:00 PM
Thanks so much Charlie, I appreciate it. John
Date: 6/29/2018 7:43:00 AM
Congratulations! Wow! I really liked this poem! Very creative! It is one of my favorites.
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/29/2018 7:55:00 AM
Thank you so much for your comments, Haley, I'm glad you like it. Sometimes it's hard to convey what you what to say in just 10 lines and I'm not sure everyone understood what I was saying. Thank you for the fave! John
Date: 6/29/2018 6:49:00 AM
love those last two lines, it did it for me! great poem dear poet, thank you for your entry and congratulations on your placement. Be blessed, -luloo :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/29/2018 7:04:00 AM
Thank you, Luloo, and thanks for hosting the contest. John
Date: 6/13/2018 5:59:00 PM
Wonderfully expressed words on losing a loved one. HUGS
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/13/2018 7:15:00 PM
Thank you so much, Cecilia, I appreciate your comments. John
Date: 6/13/2018 4:36:00 AM
such a glorious piece that i was there with you, john... one of your bet!...huggs
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/13/2018 6:56:00 AM
Thank you, Nette, I appreciate your wonderful comments. John
Date: 6/11/2018 7:22:00 AM
It's often been said trees hold many memories of time gone by, a beautiful reflection John.
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/11/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thanks, Tom, I appreciate it.
Date: 6/11/2018 6:44:00 AM
I can feel this reading it John. Well expressed :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/11/2018 9:34:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, I'm glad you enjoyed it.