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Like tender loving arms, they wrap around old monuments of stone set on the ground; those silent sentinels that stand their guard above the souls, we honor and regard. To honor and regard through all the years where loved ones come to speak unhappy tears. Beneath the summer rain and winter snow, these monuments of stone, their sorrow show. Like tender arms, the vines embrace the stones to comfort them, these guardians of bones who bear the sadness brought to them to share, by those who stand and weep in silent prayer. The tender vines grow thicker 'round the tombs... create a leafy shawl that lives and blooms, and shows the hope of new life after death which tangled vines embrace with living breath. Like tender loving arms, they wrap around these lasting monuments where peace is found, and frame the name of each whose life reclines... now resting safe and sound, caressed by vines. September 27, 2016 Premiere Contest: Stones Sponsor: Anthony Biaanco

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Date: 8/16/2021 2:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. What a creative story/write. Love your line, "Like tender arms, the vines embrace the stones." Never thought of it this way but they do. Love This. Have a blessed day...................
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Date: 8/14/2021 11:55:00 AM
Great Work. Congratulations!
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Date: 2/19/2019 3:53:00 PM
Well done, Sandra, and congrats on your win!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 2/20/2019 7:03:00 PM
Thank you very much, LJ, for your visit and supportive comments. Sandra
Date: 2/17/2019 1:28:00 PM
You are such a talented and warm-hearted poet,Sandra. Congratulations on your great success on this lap of the marathon.
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Date: 2/20/2019 7:02:00 PM
Oh, Wendy, I am so appreciative of your lovely comment, congrats and best wishes for the contest. You are very kind, and your support means a lot to me. Hugs, Sandra :)
Date: 2/16/2019 11:09:00 PM
Beautiful, Sandra. Congrats on your podium finish with this gem.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 2/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Thank you very much, Line. I appreciate your lovely comment and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/16/2019 9:45:00 PM
This is beautiful, Sandra! Deserving of the win!
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Date: 2/20/2019 6:59:00 PM
Thank you very much, Cindi, for your visit and uplifting comment. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/16/2019 3:21:00 PM
A touching skillful and artful tribute Sandra!
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Date: 2/16/2019 3:53:00 PM
Thank you so much, Craig! Sandra
Date: 2/16/2019 12:46:00 PM
Sandra, this is such a beautiful, mesmerizing and comforting poem. Congratulations on your third-place win on Mile 18 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest! Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Date: 2/16/2019 3:53:00 PM
Thank you, Mark, I am honored to be on the podium, and I appreciate your uplifting and supportive comments about my poem! On to the next mile! Sandra :)
Date: 2/4/2017 7:46:00 AM
Wonderful write Sandra, rhyme and meter always spot on! 35/40 good enough for shared 3rd place! Thanks for entering!
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Date: 2/6/2017 8:00:00 PM
Thank you again, John, for another fine contest and for my nice placement. Sandra
Date: 10/10/2016 5:45:00 PM
Coming back to your poem for a third time to congratulate you on your win. This one was my favorite among the Overgrown with Vines poems -definite Fave. Agnes
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/10/2016 10:03:00 PM
Thank you so much, Agnes, for all your visits and wonderful supportive comments! I appreciate your stopping back again with congrats and a Fave for this poem! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/9/2016 5:35:00 PM
This is a lovely poem and the iambic pentameter makes it flow even lovelier. Congrats and blessings. Janis
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/10/2016 9:58:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janis, for your supportive comments and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/9/2016 3:57:00 PM
Sandra, oh you do write beautiful poetry . CONGRATULATIONS on your win in my contest ~
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/10/2016 9:57:00 PM
Thank you once again, Constance, for your very inspiring contests and for your uplifting comment and nice placement. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/9/2016 11:29:00 AM
A lovely write with great meter Sandra.
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Date: 10/10/2016 9:55:00 PM
Thank you very much, James. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 10/9/2016 11:17:00 AM
sweet Sandra- this is amazing, one of my faves in the contest...congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 10/10/2016 9:55:00 PM
Thank you so much, Laura, for your uplifting comments and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/8/2016 6:12:00 PM
Congrats on your win with this great write Sandra
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Date: 10/10/2016 9:54:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph, for your nice comment and congrats. Sandra
Date: 10/8/2016 5:34:00 PM
Back to congratulate you Sandra...
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Date: 10/10/2016 9:54:00 PM
Thank you very much, Charlie. Sandra
Date: 10/8/2016 2:49:00 PM
Hi Silent, You penned a sad heartft write in difficult form. Congratulations on your 2nd place win. It was well deserved: -) Alexis
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/8/2016 5:08:00 PM
Thank you very much, Alexis. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/2/2016 1:52:00 PM
Hi Sandra...both the beautiful content of the poem and the form used are of a high standard. Full marks to you, and congrats on p.o.t.d. Regards // paul
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/2/2016 10:15:00 PM
Thank you so much, Paul, for your very supportive comment and congrats! Sandra
Date: 9/29/2016 6:35:00 AM
A bit late but congrats on POTD. This is really lovely, Sandra. Barry.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/1/2016 6:04:00 PM
Thank you so much, Barry. I appreciate your visit and congrats! Sandra
Date: 9/29/2016 1:46:00 AM
This is an excellent write on a difficult theme, you have carved it into a beautiful piece, Sandra:) hope to see this on the winner's list:) congratulations on your POTD:)
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Date: 10/1/2016 6:04:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jo, for your uplifting comments. Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/28/2016 1:41:00 PM
Aww that is so beautiful! Great Job! 7!
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Date: 9/28/2016 3:03:00 PM
Thank you, Chelcie, for your uplifting comment and rating! Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 9/28/2016 1:12:00 PM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. Sandra - A beautiful poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/28/2016 3:02:00 PM
Thank you very much, Anne-Lise, for your nice comment and congrats! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/28/2016 12:33:00 PM
Oooh very nice, and so glad to see it as poem of the day, big congrats on the feature ;)
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Date: 9/28/2016 3:02:00 PM
Thank you so much, Casarah, for your nice visit, uplifting comment and congrats! Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/28/2016 10:26:00 AM
Congrats on POTD. Agnes
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Date: 9/28/2016 3:01:00 PM
Thank you again, Agnes. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/28/2016 9:35:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Mrs Sandra. Written with the tenderness of a gentle soul and kind heart. Well deserving of the honor.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/28/2016 3:00:00 PM
Thank you so much, Daniel. I feel honored, and I so much appreciate your kind and complimentary words of support. Sandra
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