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Birth was suppose to come much easier than this. Panting quickly as I was taught, the pain dissolves my gallant front and tears have come from eyes squeezed shut I heard a voice unlike my own The room is filled with some concern I groan, the doctor takes a turn Quick-fire decision, a swift incision ... a tug, a void,...a cry... a baby born.. The next several hours are a bit of a blur until everything clears, alone in my room on sterilized sheets, too stiff, too sleek, too fragrant of bleach, to think about sleep. Suddenly, all I can think about is mother and how different it was for her, especially, since her young husband was so far away This miracle I bore, as soft as fine silk, with tiny closed fists, rose-petal nails fills me with joy, with relief, I am filled with a deep pang of grief for a long ago thief I can feel the connection, mixed joy, and compassion I'm bathed in the scent of my brand new beginning ...... But my thoughts stream back to a time long ago to a hope that ended that I've been told My mother in bed, after losing her first.... So young, in her bed, without child,........ bleeding red from the war that she fought, while my Dad fought his own I cry tears all alone.... for the grief that she owned as I cherish the breath.....of this babe on my breast The circle of life, starts with birth .....sometimes, death _________________________________________________________ 3/14/14 Contest: A Hundred In a Row Sponsor: PD

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Date: 7/9/2016 8:27:00 AM
wow what an emotional heart tugging poem, so wonderful with light and shade. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 7/8/2016 3:48:00 PM
Wow! This really tugs on one's heartstrings. So many different emotions expressed. Congrats on your win with this excellent poem, Carrie!
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Date: 7/7/2016 2:58:00 PM
Hi Carrie, You have penned such a deep emotional write.The last line pulled at the heart strings"The circle of life, starts with birth .....sometimes, death". It's so sad but true. Congrats on your placement in the contest. A Big seven- Alexis
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Date: 7/7/2016 1:33:00 PM
Congrats on your beautiful win with this poem my lovely friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 7/7/2016 1:32:00 PM
Carrie, Congratulations on your awesome win. Stop by my blog "PAIN GETS IN THE WAY OF FORGIVENESS" if you'd like. I'd like to see your smiling face on my wall..... Love LINDA
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Date: 8/10/2015 8:05:00 PM
Talk about setting the mood.. This amazing write rocks! Congrats on your win, Carrie!
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Date: 8/2/2015 11:18:00 PM
Superb write Carrie that's worthy of great win! Big congrats!
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Date: 8/2/2015 4:25:00 PM
Carrie, nice win... SKAT
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Date: 8/2/2015 8:18:00 AM
dropping back with my congrats Carrie so good to read this again:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/23/2014 11:08:00 PM
Carrie, your works are influential.. Congrats again on this one!
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Date: 3/22/2014 7:17:00 AM
- Nice to read your "Latest Poem" in the contest sponsored by: Leonora Galinta :) - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, CARRIE ! - Will also wish you an enjoyable weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/22/2014 6:42:00 AM
Congratulations on the fine win for your latest poem, carrie
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Date: 3/22/2014 5:54:00 AM
Congratulations on this great write and win my dear friend Carrie. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your precious gem. Thank u so much for sharing and your loving support in my contest. Big warm hugs! Love lots, Leonora
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Date: 3/21/2014 9:19:00 AM
Carrie, this poem is so real and so beautifully written, it spoke to my heart. Well done.
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Date: 3/19/2014 10:43:00 AM
Congratulations. Keep the fragrance of thoughts flowing. So that get refreshed, with every breadth. Thanks
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Date: 3/19/2014 8:24:00 AM
you have an everlasting touch to make one's heart soar or drop into the deepest despair.. my sweet congrats on your high win, carrie.. huggs
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Date: 3/19/2014 4:23:00 AM
- Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: "Life is what YOU make it!" Sponsored by: Dave Wood. - Wonderful win, Carrie ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/19/2014 3:54:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS..... :) Great awesome work.. :) wow!!! God bless..... :)
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Date: 3/19/2014 3:36:00 AM
Words are too feeble and foolish to describe the feelings I had after reading this so I will offer none...None other than congratulations and another poem by you is going to my favs...
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Date: 3/18/2014 10:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest on Life, carrie
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Date: 3/18/2014 8:27:00 PM
Pervasively descriptive. No wonder it won a high place. Congratulations.
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Date: 3/18/2014 8:03:00 PM
The saddest thing I could imagine..congrats carrie
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Date: 3/18/2014 6:53:00 PM
Good work Carrie and congrats. An experience like no other..BG
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Date: 3/18/2014 6:09:00 PM
You always do such a good job with the tender writes. Very moving. Thanks for stopping by to read my thoughts in ink.
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Date: 3/18/2014 5:52:00 PM
Wow Carrie what an outstanding piece..Congratulations....Tim
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