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I played quietly sometimes With crayons, books and pictures Creating crafts that only a child Could enjoy or imagine with Images of brilliant hues and hopes I played silently sometimes With animals that had taught me Of the value of friendship Listening and caring with the heart Loving like there is only God I played furiously sometimes With footballs, skates and jump ropes Knowing the heavy beat of feet Skipping, darting, sprinting Through dense grass and woods I played joyously sometimes With hues of passion whispering Shooting stars surrounding me Beckoning me to dream and believe The miracles that embrace the soul I played along the edge of rivers With a hunger and thirst for the caress Of liquid as it purges the flow Echoes across smooth stones Invaluable blessings of grace I played, played and played some more With delight, pleasure and insight Knowing the meaning of God’s gift Caressing me from every side The sun, rain, clouds, flowers, birds I play today with the promise of heaven Awaiting me there in the skies Like a gift too wonderful to open It hangs above the sun and I anticipate The joy that it will hold when I go there STRAND COMPLETELY NEW (27) ,any form,any theme Poetry Contest Sponsor – Brian Strand August 26, 2020

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Date: 10/8/2020 10:59:00 AM
Enjoyed reading every word of this amazing poem!... I was able to relate to what you had written.... those treasurable moments of childhood. ~ Ani
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Date: 9/8/2020 11:01:00 AM
Regina, I am so sorry my friend - I am falling behind with my comments because our business demands my attention and it has to be priority - but feel sad that I am not commenting as much as I would like to - Congratulations my dear friend - a lovely poem and a great honor with POTD - it is sentimental and touching. Blessings and hugs Regina. Jennifer, Love it.
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Date: 8/30/2020 10:51:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, Regina...
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Date: 8/29/2020 9:06:00 PM
Congrats on POTD.
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Date: 8/29/2020 11:07:00 AM
Such a delightful account of a pleasant childhood, seeing God's hand in your life throughout. "Like a gift too wonderful to open", that promise of heaven for which we long. Congrats on the selection for POTD, my friend! Hugs and blessings ~ John
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Date: 8/29/2020 8:29:00 AM
Congratulations my dear friend Regina, a really warm touching poem and an honor of POTD - such a wonderful write, congratulations! Hugs and blessings, Jenn.
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Date: 8/28/2020 6:59:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD! Such a vivid poem and I especially love the last stanza. Chantelle hugs xx
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Date: 8/28/2020 1:28:00 PM
Your thoughts bring a smile to my heart. :) This is beautiful in every way. As a child, that is what life is all about. Playing and being adventurous. The last stanza curls gently around me. Congratulations Regina, on Poem of the Day. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 8/28/2020 9:58:00 AM
Congrats Regina! (: ~Lili
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Date: 8/28/2020 9:15:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. Happy memories are the best. A beautiful poem. I love your ending about heaven. Guess the soup will meet there one day. Enjoy your win and day............................
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Date: 8/28/2020 8:08:00 AM
Classic! Fav! Congratulations!
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Date: 8/28/2020 7:34:00 AM
You take your reader on a journey filled with wonder, Gina. Congratulations on having it become POTD.
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Date: 8/28/2020 5:48:00 AM
A beautiful story of the innocence of childhood, Gina, if only that innocence could last a lifetime in all, this world would be a better place. Congrats on POTD. Hugs, John
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Date: 8/28/2020 5:15:00 AM
Congrats Gina on poem of the day..lovely recall of treasured memories.
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Date: 8/28/2020 5:11:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Regina! I hope you have a wonderful day. xomo
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Date: 8/28/2020 3:30:00 AM
Happy memories of your childhood Regina. Congrats on POTD Tom
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Date: 8/28/2020 2:48:00 AM
what an idyllic childhood you describe and your faith shines like the summer sun:-) many congrats on a very well deserved POTD:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/28/2020 2:10:00 AM
- A new gem from your jewelry, Gina :) ... Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/26/2020 1:20:00 PM
Oh Gina this is so special. Going into my faves. Love it from beginning to end. Exceptional stuff. God Bless, JB
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Date: 8/26/2020 5:32:00 AM
This is just perfectly crafted, splendid poetry. The imagery...the deep sense and appreciation for the miracles of life perpetuated by the loving awareness of God's hand in all things...a Fav for sure!
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