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     With pride to boast when gnarled in vines
     that seek to take as nature's own
     this citadel of time will be defined
     more than just letters carved in stone

     Though time and tangled growth obscures
     truest course of meaning now laid to rest
     honor held most sacred from love endures
     upon this face were such intentions prest

     Proudly this guardian of life's measure stands
     a post to which nothing else would ever claim
     that beckons pride with hushed commands
     mysteries held to know beyond just a name

     Overgrown With Vines Contest
     Sponsored BY Broken Wings
     09/26/2016

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Date: 6/23/2017 2:18:00 PM
A moving and deeply emotional poem. The feelings expressed are from the deep well of the soul. Bubbling w/grace and full self-awareness. Lovely poetry. Love always.
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Date: 1/10/2017 3:21:00 PM
I see congrats are in order. So my belated congrats on this one from The Vines contest of Broken Wings. I remember really enjoying that challenge and I can see you did too!
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Date: 1/10/2017 3:27:00 PM
Thanks Andrea...
Date: 10/19/2016 9:51:00 AM
TRULY EXCEPTIONAL WRITING MY FRIEND. Adding this gem to my fav list as it strikes me deep.A7
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Date: 10/19/2016 11:00:00 AM
So glad you liked this one Robert. I was rather happy the way it came out if I do say so myself...
Date: 10/14/2016 11:36:00 AM
I like the flow, rhythm, and rhyme of this winner..Way to go..Congrats on your winning work..Sara..Thanks for the visit to my page..
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Date: 10/14/2016 8:41:00 PM
Thank you Sara...
Date: 10/10/2016 1:00:00 PM
A beautifully written Quatrain Charlie.
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Date: 10/10/2016 2:55:00 PM
Thank you James...
Date: 10/10/2016 10:19:00 AM
Charlie, congratulations on your win in my contest ~
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Date: 10/10/2016 10:45:00 AM
Thanks for your consideration Broken Wings...
Date: 10/9/2016 11:33:00 AM
Charlie- "beyond just a name"...good stuff here Charlie- you rock :) congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 10/10/2016 10:45:00 AM
Thank you LuLoo...
Date: 10/8/2016 5:16:00 PM
A very deep and profound poem, Charlie, and how true are your words..."mysteries held to know beyond just a name." Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 10/8/2016 5:54:00 PM
Thank you Sandra, maybe a little too deep...
Date: 10/1/2016 6:40:00 PM
Very profound and beautifully written dear, Charlie. We all should visit cemeteries more often for they are going to teach us a great lesson: That we are transient beings so we should not take life so seriously as to commit crimes! I visit cemeteries regularly since many friend die! It is a unique place for contemplating life. Once, when in Canada I was walking through a large cemetery in Montreal when suddenly I read the following inscription which made me laugh! " I told you I was sick"
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Date: 10/1/2016 9:13:00 PM
When you think about it Demetrios, if only we could talk to the dead what life lessons they would impart. Thanks for your thoughts and support...
Date: 10/1/2016 5:17:00 PM
written with such depth, charlie... you spill ink!..huggs
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Date: 10/1/2016 9:13:00 PM
Thank you Nette, you are too kind...
Date: 9/29/2016 9:04:00 AM
Definately worth another read!
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Date: 9/29/2016 11:17:00 AM
Glad you thought so Richard...
Date: 9/28/2016 10:29:00 AM
So much knowledge lost forever Charlie... bit I was fascinated to read you comment to Daniel! Good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/28/2016 4:41:00 PM
It was a fascinating experience to walk through history, thanks for the note Jan...
Date: 9/27/2016 8:54:00 PM
We'll never know the story beneath the marker but each one has a story to tell. Great write, Charlie. Good luck!
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Date: 9/28/2016 12:31:00 AM
One of the most entertaining 2 hrs. I every spent was walking through a small cemetery on the grounds of Harvard. The story's those stones and crosses could and did tell was amazing. The majority were planted 300 plus years ago...amazing
Date: 9/27/2016 8:10:00 PM
Perfect! Well expressed Charlie.
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Date: 9/28/2016 12:23:00 AM
Thank you Richard, always a pleasure to hear from you...
Date: 9/27/2016 3:03:00 PM
Very poetic great words GL x
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Date: 9/27/2016 3:30:00 PM
Thank you Wendy...
Date: 9/26/2016 1:44:00 PM
Nice poem I enjoyed reading your poetry I like it so much I read it twice.
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Date: 9/27/2016 6:20:00 AM
Thank you Darlene...