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I do embrace that line, a badge of hope,
which left a shadow of sure death behind.
It represents the power to survive
with feats of expert hands that met the goal.

The need for putting life on hold to gain
a better one with promising new fate;
the fight to mend, become robust again.
I do embrace that line, a badge of faith.

A symbol of accomplishment it is;
the chance that claimed a victory for life.
That line, a jagged zipper that secures
his beating heart, amended, good as new.

I do embrace, caress that lovely line-
my darling husband's triple bypass scar.
His faded seam is etched in ivory grace-
bestowing added years of love to share.


Sandra M. Haight

~2nd Place~
Premier Contest: Verses of Metaphors 3
Sponsor: Lu Loo
Judged: 04/30/2019

~2nd Place~
Contest: Summer Standard
Sponsor: Brian Strand
Judged: 06/16/2017

~10th Place~
Contest: Embrace The Line
Sponsor: David Linsay
Judged: 07/13/2016


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Date: 6/12/2019 11:18:00 PM
Marvelous words, our appreciation for such pain matures with the healing which follows. Nice approach to the prompt.
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Date: 4/30/2019 9:18:00 AM
amazing poem sweet Sandra. You never cease to amaze me! Congrats and thank you for your participation in my contest. :)-luloo
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Date: 4/30/2019 5:10:00 PM
Thank so much, Laura, for the inspiring theme, your awesome, uplifting comments, and my nice placement! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/17/2017 3:47:00 PM
Sandra, thanks for sharing the personal meaning and victory of your experience. Congratulations to you and your husband! Every day is indeed a gift. My very best to you both! :) Bartholomew
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Date: 6/17/2017 9:33:00 AM
Words of hope and survival ..Well penned Sandra...Congrats on your win
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Date: 6/17/2017 7:42:00 AM
How sweet and skillfully-written--very moving. Sandra, congrats on your placement in the contest! Janice
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Date: 9/8/2016 10:25:00 PM
Only you could turn a triple bypass into a beautiful, well-written sonnet. Congrats! :-)
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Date: 9/7/2016 11:30:00 PM
A lovely poem and I like the form you chose, Sandra. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 9/7/2016 9:56:00 PM
Congrats on your win Sandra. Enjoyed it. Sunita
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Date: 9/7/2016 5:03:00 PM
what a wonderful poem on the second chance theme Sandra - this surgery really is remarkable:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/7/2016 4:14:00 PM
Oh how emotional Sandra this must be for you...beautifully expressed...congrats on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 9/7/2016 2:45:00 PM
Congratulations Sandra on the placement of the contest.
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Date: 7/14/2016 10:56:00 AM
Hope..this is nice and I like the the pic..Lotus symbolises so many ideas.And hope that keep us living. Congrat Sandra. :)
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Date: 7/13/2016 8:39:00 PM
i loved this special line poem when I first read it.....Think it should have been rated higher, now 7, huguback
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Date: 7/2/2016 9:22:00 PM
Just beautiful. I am touched by your poem ... CayCay
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/2/2016 9:40:00 PM
Thank you once again, CayCay. I appreciate your nice visits and supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/29/2016 3:33:00 AM
A clever way of taking the theme to a different point of view:) Well written:)
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Date: 6/29/2016 7:11:00 PM
Thank you very much, Jo. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/27/2016 6:42:00 PM
Love it! I have one too. I don't wear it as a badge of courage as much as I do a badge for poor eating habits. LOL Too many fried foods! Good luck in contest!
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Date: 6/28/2016 3:32:00 PM
Thank you for the positive comment, Daniel. I'm sorry you had to go through this too. Heart disease is prevalent in males in my husband's family; his father and grandfather died young. We are so fortunate there are procedures today to give hope. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/27/2016 4:44:00 PM
- A great poem, Sandra - a topic that is sensitive but wonderful .... "a victory for life" !! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/28/2016 3:29:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise, for your visit and positive comment. Hugs Sandra
Date: 6/27/2016 3:28:00 PM
Wow, it's easy to see you have an incredible talent. Your life experience and emotions poured Out into a poem that is indeed a tear jerker. Life is not all sun and roses and I feel like sometimes the sad poems Can be the the most important because as much as this was an outlet for you, it is the same for a reader who can relate. Thanks for sharing this I'm so impressed with the soup today!
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Date: 6/28/2016 3:33:00 PM
Thank you so much, Kyle, for reading my poem and leaving your complimentary and uplifting comments. I am very honored and I appreciate it so much. Sandra
Date: 6/27/2016 12:34:00 PM
Sandra...I understand the depth of your poem....what a wonderful write...I added it to my fav poem.....
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Date: 6/28/2016 3:29:00 PM
Thank you very much, Meenakshi, for your meaningful comment and honor of you favoring my poem. I appreciate it so much. Hugs, Sandra