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Beautiful Sadness

"A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” Agatha Christie Beautiful Sadness I raised my little girl from birth And through the years her special mirth Has brought such joy, now I'm aware Of things we may no longer share. It breaks my heart she's moved away. My quiet tears are shed each day For when I see a youth like she I recall how things used to be. My grandchild too that I miss so She's seven, growing fast I know, Maybe Christmas we all may meet And it will be a special treat. A beautiful sadness will remain Until I see them both again. 7-20-19 Writing Challenge 2, July 2019- Melancholy- Poetry Contest~Third Place~ Sponsor Dear Heart 3. Beautiful Sadness

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Date: 7/22/2020 4:46:00 PM
To quote the poet Kahlil Gibran: “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”, Wonderful write Connie
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Date: 8/8/2019 6:40:00 AM
Oh, yes! My beautiful grandsons our flying in for a two week visit! So excited. I feel your sadness in this. May the times you share together be sweet! A great contender!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/8/2019 1:59:00 PM
Thank you Kim. I have watched my granddaughter since she was born and she's now seven. My daughter remarried and his daughter is my granddaughter's best friend. So now I have two granddaughters and I miss them both terribly. Enjoy your happy time with your grandsons. My granddaughters may come over October first for one week when they're out of school. I am so looking forward to it. Thank you Kim. xxoo
Date: 8/4/2019 1:38:00 PM
Indeed this is beautiful sadness, Connie! When you are used to having children and g'children at home, and they move out and away, they leave such a void! At least there is the looking forward to their visits! Warm regards // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/8/2019 1:57:00 PM
I agree Paul they might be coming over the first week of October because the girls are out of school that week. I look forward to it. Thank you so much. xxoo
Date: 8/3/2019 11:37:00 AM
Letting go is the most difficult part of true love. You have captured it so well in your poem. Congratulations on your win. ~ Warren
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/8/2019 1:55:00 PM
It is very difficult to let the last bird fly away. Thank you very much Warren. : ) xxoo
Date: 7/26/2019 9:02:00 PM
Wasn't hard to write this, I know. You had but to look into your own heart for your pen to be touchingly and emotionally guided. This spotlights the melancholy of kids growing older, those leaving home, and all other changes that time takes a maternal heart thru. I feel you - so glad we got to talk about this together. Beautiful poem, Connie - one for family keeping. Love ... CayCay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/8/2019 1:54:00 PM
Thank you much CayCay. I miss them very much. They may visit in October first week they are out of school. : ) xxoo
Date: 7/24/2019 3:04:00 PM
Connie, congratulations on your win in my writing challenge, your poem truly touched my heart - well done !
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/24/2019 5:40:00 PM
Thank you very much Constance. I just finished wrapping a care package of food to send my daughter and family. Things are tight for them right now. She is starting her own therapeutic massage business. I appreciate my high placement in your contest. Thank you very much. xxoo
Date: 7/24/2019 1:57:00 PM
Your beautiful poem made it for a top placement. Congrats!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/24/2019 5:40:00 PM
Thank you Jeanne. It is of course true. xxoo
Date: 7/23/2019 7:24:00 PM
oh connie, dear, I know how sad you feel to not have them right near you. maybe one day the situation will change. You have the holiday to look forward to. Can't believe I missed this one on your list. Congrats for the win
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Date: 7/24/2019 5:42:00 PM
I am sending her a care package today with mostly canned food Andrea. Things are tight right now for them until my daughter gets her business going. Thanks a lot. xxoo
Date: 7/22/2019 3:43:00 PM
Your wonderful poem, Connie, reminds me so much of when my twin granddaughters, when 9 years of age, left New Zealand and moved to Australia, my wife and i, felt in many ways as your poem,,,, a beautiful sadness indeed..thank you...
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Date: 7/24/2019 5:43:00 PM
How sad Harry. It hurts more when you are close to them. I appreciate your comment and understanding. xxoo
Date: 7/22/2019 1:31:00 PM
Connie, such a lovely poem! It resonates with all the mothers' and fathers' feelings whose kids have left the childhood homes for college and then for work. I loved reading it! -Smita
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Date: 7/24/2019 5:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Smita. I will miss them very much. xxoo
Date: 7/22/2019 9:08:00 AM
A beautiful read.
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Date: 7/22/2019 7:23:00 AM
Reading the comments this one has struck a chord. Our Son was in Vancouver for 7 years and has moved back to Kelowna to go to medical school. It’s great having him back. Sunday dinners and playing sports together.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/24/2019 5:46:00 PM
I am happy we can keep in touch on the phone and will try to Skype. It is better than nothing. I will look forward to their visit Thanksgiving. Thank you for your understanding. xxoo
Date: 7/22/2019 7:18:00 AM
Your title expresses this piece perfectly. This is very touching. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 7/22/2019 6:33:00 AM
Your beautiful sad words resonate with every mother's heart .. they echo a sweet sad tune, profound and meaningful.. Very happy for you, dear Connie, as you have tasted the sweetness and the blessings of the Love of children and grandchildren! I do feel the Beauty of your sentiments and the artistry of your words.. Great poetry and a FAV.. Warmest wishes and blessings. Hugs..
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/24/2019 5:47:00 PM
How sweet of you to fave this Besma. I will miss them dearly. Thank you for your lovely comment and for the fave my friend. Blessings, xxoo Connie
Date: 7/21/2019 11:20:00 PM
Your sadness and longing for your daughter and grandchild is so poignant and beautifully expressed, Connie! I, too, have a son and grandson who live very far away, so I can really relate to these words! Loved this one! :)
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Date: 7/24/2019 5:49:00 PM
Do they come visit you often? My family will come when school is out and for holidays. Thank you very much for your understanding. hugs, Connie xxoo
Date: 7/21/2019 10:20:00 PM
Having raised three kids, and having seven grandkids—I married young :) But I know the “beautiful sadness” rather well, even as time marches on, indifferently and dispassionate—but it has always been. A lovely write, though, and best wishes, Ken :)
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Date: 7/21/2019 9:26:00 PM
This is so lovely and moving, Connie. Janice
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/24/2019 5:49:00 PM
Thank you very much Janice. I am still trying to get used to the idea. They lived here with us the last month before leaving so I really miss them a lot! xxoo
Date: 7/21/2019 8:39:00 PM
Hello Connie ... very much so melancholy verse. Always feels like something missing in life - thank you Connie - Lindsay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/24/2019 5:51:00 PM
I hated to see them go because kids grow up so fast. My granddaughters are just seven. I keep in touch by phone and maybe with Skype but having them here with me was the best. Thank you very much Lindsay. xxoo
Date: 7/21/2019 6:52:00 PM
I can feel the deep sadness in your words, Connie, it’s so hard when kids leave the nest for distant shores. My best to you. John
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/21/2019 7:23:00 PM
I treasure the time I had with them. I look forward to their return for the holidays. I may have them for a week or two during summer when they are out of school. Both girls enjoyed poetry. I want to keep encouraging that. Thank you for your insightful comment my friend. xxoo
Date: 7/21/2019 3:05:00 PM
Trump wants the USA for rich white folk, so family housing is unaffordable in Hawai'i and one can not begrudge children from moving to the mainland where they can raise their family with a roof over the heads! But a vacation in Hawai'i is still a treat, Grandma! Aloha! Rico
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/21/2019 4:03:00 PM
Very true. My daughter is opening her own business and I believe she will make it. We are leaving she and our granddaughter our home so we know oneday she will return. Our g.daughter wants to live here one day with her own family. Thank you Rico. Aloha : )
Date: 7/21/2019 12:19:00 PM
I feel the sadness as it lingers in your words...though i did not move, my father did when my children were small, and i know that emptiness.... hugs my friend :) nicely penned!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/21/2019 12:46:00 PM
Thank you for your understanding Sandra. All my other children live across the ocean in California including my son's boy who is now nine. I only see him once a year. I was close with all my children so it is sad for us. xxoo
Date: 7/21/2019 11:50:00 AM
Sad? -- Even with skype and social media?! Is it possible? … LOL. It's just not the same when loved ones move away, is it? Best wishes, Gershon
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 7/23/2019 9:34:00 PM
Back with congrats on your win in the contest with this moving poem, Connie. Best wishes, gw
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/21/2019 12:24:00 PM
I helped to raise my granddaughter since she was born Gershon. We are as close as my daughter was when she was growing up. We did everything together. All my other children live across the ocean in Southern and northern California. Now my youngest is gone from my island. We don't have Skype set up yet. I know it will help. My family doesn't use Facebook or social media. I miss her immensely. Thank you. : )
Date: 7/21/2019 10:59:00 AM
A painful read for me.i am sorry she moved. I think children do not understand the grief it causes a parent. Once a year, so different than being near, Connie. But Christmas will me special for you. Panagiota. My grandson is twelve, he grows everyday. He is such a joy to me
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/21/2019 12:27:00 PM
I have one grandson I see once a year. He is 9 now. He doesn't really know me well at all, but I try to keep in touch. My 7 yr. old granddaughter told me she sleeps with my picture and misses me too much as I miss her. I appreciate you understanding. Thank you very much my friend. : ) xxoo
Date: 7/21/2019 8:02:00 AM
And through poetry we can release some of our beautiful sadness...well penned, Connie. Good luck in the contest.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/21/2019 12:32:00 PM
Yesterday I spoke with my granddaughter for an hour and a half. She got the poetry book with pictures and poems I made for her and she read me several of my poems from her book. I had a dark veil over me since I knew they were leaving. They cannot afford to live on this island so I could not talk my daughter out of leaving. Many children move away for that very reason. Thank you Jeanne. xxoo
Date: 7/21/2019 5:44:00 AM
Distance is so difficult, especially when loved ones are so far... All my mum's family live thousands of miles away... Can imagine how difficult it is... Beautiful sad poem..
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/21/2019 12:33:00 PM
Thank you Silent. They lived with us for the last month they were here. I miss all of them terribly. xxoo
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