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Connie Marcum Wong

On July 2, 2022, Connie posted her poem “The Blessings of Prayer” dedicated to her "loving poetry friends" who were so encouraging to her during her hospital stay when her heart had almost given out. To date, her poem has received 3 pages of comments! Her replies to those comments are incredibly precious, as they reveal her beautiful qualities. Her life story bespeaks loving-kindness. Our fond memories remain to remind us. strength of character ready supporter, true friend ... always a lady

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Date: 11/1/2022 1:25:00 PM
just seeing this again with all the other wonderful tributes. Thanks so much for submitting to the contest
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Mark Toney
Date: 11/1/2022 2:40:00 PM
Andrea, it was an honor to have contributed to this treasure trove of memories for Connie’s family. You are a true friend to Connie and her family.
Date: 10/13/2022 6:59:00 PM
wow wow wow. a stunning tribute, Mark. I am going ahead and seeing some of these ahead of time since it does not matter. they all will be equally placed, a gift for Connie's family. I love how you paid tribute to our dear friend. (thanks also for my recent win in your contest) I was on pins and needles about that, as always.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/15/2022 10:25:00 AM
Thanks, MArk. Connie had a poetry club for over 20 years too, and she was so supportive of all her members. She did more for the poetry community than anybody I've ever known!
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Mark Toney
Date: 10/14/2022 2:13:00 PM
Andrea, this is nice what you are doing. I know Connie’s family appreciates the many poetic tributes to her. I was reading random, older poems from other poets on the PS site this week and was delighted to see comments that Connie had made. Her comments are so kind and encouraging.
Date: 10/9/2022 8:14:00 AM
Dear Mark, you captured Connie's beautiful essence in your lovely honoring haibun. Indeed, she was a shining beacon of loving-kindness, a grand poetess, an inspiring friend and "always a lady". Such a wonderful tribute to an extraordinary woman. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Mark Toney
Date: 10/10/2022 7:18:00 PM
Susan, your gracious comments are further testimony to Connie being a force for good in the lives of others.
Date: 10/5/2022 8:34:00 AM
This is beautiful.. wow :)
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Mark Toney
Date: 10/5/2022 9:02:00 AM
Thank you, Izintombi, for your kind response. Your lovely poetry ode to Connie also confirms that hers was a life of giving.
Date: 9/29/2022 9:29:00 PM
Amen to that, Mark. Harry
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Mark Toney
Date: 9/30/2022 2:40:00 PM
For sure, Harry.
Date: 9/21/2022 9:23:00 PM
I didn't know Connie very well but she always gave the most sweet and encouraging comments, she was indeed a lady and a very gifted poet and will be missed by so many here~
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Mark Toney
Date: 9/22/2022 7:46:00 AM
Thank you, Michelle, for your kind comments about Connie.
Date: 9/17/2022 5:12:00 AM
Mark: Over the many years I knew Connie she was always loving, and supportive encouraging everyone in her group to grow as writers with her sincere and thoughtful comments. Thanks for highlighting this poem for us. SuZ
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Mark Toney
Date: 9/17/2022 3:04:00 PM
Connie made the lives of many better, including those who never met her in person. Thank you for your encouraging comment, Suzanne.
Date: 9/17/2022 12:23:00 AM
Though we have read and responded to each other's poetry a few times, our poetic souls truly bonded and reached for the beauty of human inside.. I felt her kindness, generosity, humility and her passion for poetry.. A loving and loveable human being whose chambers of the heart wide enough to embrace humanity.. May her beautiful soul rest in the peace of heaven.. Mark, you have rendered your admiration and respect to Connie by such an honouring and wonderful Haibun! So pleased to read your heartfelt tribute.. God bless your beautiful soul. My deepest regards and blessings.
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Mark Toney
Date: 9/17/2022 3:14:00 PM
From the many heartfelt comments posted by her fellow poets on PoetrySoup, including your gracious comment here, it’s evident that Connie made a fine name for herself in every facet of her life. Best wishes to you and your dear family, Besma.