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Coming Back Home

Coming Back Home Called home my nomadic heart yearns to unpack scattered shadows, Ornaments of new year snowstorms and souvenirs of summer places, Mirrors found in attic reflections - hallmarks of nostalgia, Image refractions of mirages battered milestones - Nests of hidden pleas and prayers in locked trunks - Garlands of tangled seasons and dried bouquets. Blue winds embrace Orion’s pirouette on mountain points As abandoned minutes surrender in reunion to Call back identities shed like out grown skin, Kindle roaring beasts - fire storm’s passions swooping down. Home awaiting unspoken future days when trying on again Outgrown masks of jeopardy discarded, seeking crannies of warm hearths, Making room for nascent triumphs to tickle laughter no longer stooping Even as my nomad heart wanders only to return in primal circles. 2-24-21 Contest: Coming Back Home Acrostic Sponsor: John Hamilton

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Date: 3/8/2021 4:15:00 PM
this is one of my favourites on the winners' list..it's a different take, unusual, with great use of language - congrats on your win in the contest! :)
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Date: 3/8/2021 3:32:00 PM
Heart yearns to unpack scattered shadows--brilliant opening Sam, that captured the reader from start to finish. Details of your verses paint the scenes so well. Congrats on your win In John's contest.
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Date: 3/8/2021 8:32:00 AM
Sam, congratulations in John's contest with this Acrostic poem, well done _Constance
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Date: 3/7/2021 1:14:00 PM
Hi Sam, Congratulations on your winning write. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 3/12/2021 10:48:00 AM
Hi Alexis! Thank you for your congratulatory message! Love to write acrostics. They present a unique challenge. Hope you are well. Sending you blessings of home and hearth!
Date: 3/7/2021 12:13:00 PM
Thanks for your entry, congrats Sam on a nice placement!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 3/12/2021 10:46:00 AM
Thank you John. Fun theme to explore. Sending you blessings of music and song!
Date: 3/1/2021 10:00:00 PM
EXCELLENT. I am whelmed. Hugs.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 3/12/2021 10:43:00 AM
Anisha, many thanks! Sending hugs and blessings back to you!
Date: 2/28/2021 3:55:00 PM
All the lines in this beautifully crafted acrostic poem are superb, but I love the first and last line the most - about your Normadic Heart. I can read this poem again and again! Love ~ Mala
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 3/12/2021 10:43:00 AM
Your message warms my nomadic heart Mala. Thank you! You truly honor me with your repeat readings of this poem. I do love to create acrostics and the creative opportunities they afford. Hope you are well. Sending blessings to you!
Date: 2/27/2021 2:19:00 AM
This is a beautiful poem. I like how you mention your nomads heart in the beginning and in the end. Best of luck in the contest. I'm sure this is a winner.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 3/12/2021 10:30:00 AM
Thank you so much Evelyn for your gracious encouragement! Seems life's journeys come back to the staring point often but I find I have a different perspective with each return! Hope you are well. All the best!
Date: 2/26/2021 1:25:00 PM
May your nomad heart always find strength upon every return. I can see the wisdom in the words you pen her today. Thank you for sharing, keep well.
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Date: 3/12/2021 10:27:00 AM
Hi MMR! Thank you for your both encouraging and uplifting words! Seems like this wandering heart makes a full circle but hopefully comes back stronger and wiser! Stay well. All the best!
Date: 2/25/2021 12:47:00 PM
There is always much to go through when we've been away for a long time. I like your creative approach to the theme! I think John will like your entry. Best wishes for success in the contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 2/26/2021 9:17:00 AM
So grateful for your always encouraging messages. They are a blessing! And, you are so right. Just got home from a trip to the northwest. I can't find anything and I am slowly whittling away at the "to do" list! Hope you, and family, are well dear friend. Thank you for yuour "wishes." Sending your blessings!