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There were no tears of sorrow when she passed
No suffering or pain, a quiet death
Though many questioned just how long she'd last
Few noticed when she took her final breath

So many photographs and memories
With family and friends while she was here
She shared her time and warmth so willingly
Forever will we hold her days so dear

Though she has passed we will continue on
There will be many gloomy days ahead
Some days her memory will flash at dawn
And some nights when we crawl into our bed

For now let's raise our glass at summer's wake
Cause soon it will be autumn's leaves we'll rake



     original poem by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 8/3/2018 3:52:00 PM
I'm glad I went back for this one DT, beautifully written my friend...
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Date: 9/24/2016 9:59:00 AM
A nice sonnet Daniel...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/22/2018 5:51:00 PM
Thank you, Abosede. For me, the highest compliment of all is when someone takes the time to read and comment on my older poems. I am honored. I have missed you. I hope you are well. Take care:)
Date: 9/13/2016 12:04:00 PM
Thank you Mrs. Sara. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and always look forward to your visits.
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Date: 9/13/2016 10:25:00 AM
Your English Sonnet was awesome, creative and unique..Congratulations on your placement..Sara
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Date: 9/13/2016 9:20:00 PM
Thank you Mrs. Sara. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and always look forward to your visits.
Date: 9/11/2016 7:04:00 PM
Daniel, congratulations on your podium win for this so wonderfully written seasonal Sonnet as a farewell to summer. You have mastered the meter and rhyme so well! 7 Sandra
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Date: 9/11/2016 8:17:00 PM
Thank you Mrs Sandra. I appreciate your friendly visits and kind comments. You are so thoughtful. Have a nice evening:):)
Date: 9/11/2016 2:10:00 PM
DT, I am excited for fall, yet miss the summer, very well written sonnet dear friend :) congratulations on your placement in the contest :)-luloo
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Date: 9/11/2016 2:38:00 PM
Thank you, Laura. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and your kindness. Thanks for leaving your smile:):)
Date: 9/10/2016 7:07:00 PM
Daniel, congratulations on your 3rd place win, beautiful written . Hugs Eve
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Date: 9/11/2016 12:35:00 PM
Thank you Mrs Eve for letting me participate in your contest and for the recognition. I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 9/10/2016 7:05:00 PM
Daniel, oh I mourn summer's passing too, and yet I am ready to embrace fall's beauty and cool air, great write ~
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Date: 9/10/2016 8:02:00 PM
Thank you Constance. I'm so glad you stopped by. I am looking forward to fall but not raking the leaves. Summer was so hot this year. I am ready for cooler weather. It's always a pleasure to see you. I appreciate your support and your kindness:)
Date: 9/10/2016 4:58:00 PM
A lovely sonnet where personification takes pride of place, Daniel. I always feel a sort of sadness when summer departs, though I have nothing against autumn! Regards // paul
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Date: 9/10/2016 5:08:00 PM
Thank you, Paul. It's just so hot here in the summer by the time fall rolls around we are ready for a break from the heat. I appreciate you dropping by to read and for your support:)
Date: 9/10/2016 8:26:00 AM
Beautifully written...
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Date: 9/9/2016 5:21:00 AM
Where do I send my flowers Daniel...although she gave to me in the first place...I'll shall miss her too lol...great write my friend...god bless and good bye summer...^WW^
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Date: 9/9/2016 10:19:00 AM
Thank you Wingman, Just put them in a vase and set them on your table. I appreciate your kindness and always enjoy your friendliness.
Date: 9/8/2016 8:47:00 PM
Hi Daniel, Summer never really dies She merely takes a rest And faithfully returns each year To gift us all her best. I like the Fall, but I'm a Summer girl at heart! Cool write Daniel!!
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Date: 9/8/2016 9:20:00 PM
Thank you, Jeannie. I was looking at it as if each spring is the birth of a new cycle, therefore each season lives and dies but I get what you are saying. I am not a fan of winter's bite but I suppose each season has a gift to offer:) I am thrilled you stopped by for a visit:):)
Date: 9/8/2016 5:29:00 PM
We had 32 degrees today(celsius) so that's hot so summer hasn't died yet she's still on life support. Great write Daniel!
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Date: 9/8/2016 5:38:00 PM
Lol Yes John, it's still hot here too. Just putting in my order early. My yard is dying and a few of the leaves are just starting to turn. Probably another 3 weeks I'd guess. Thanks for dropping by. Your support means a lot.
Date: 9/8/2016 4:34:00 PM
Very clever twist, Daniel! Thinking it was one thing, but surprise...it's another! Great write :)
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Date: 9/8/2016 4:46:00 PM
Very clever reader, Laura. Not everybody has picked up on it. Thank you for dropping by. I appreciate your kindness and always enjoy sharing a smile:)
Date: 9/8/2016 11:04:00 AM
A lovely tribute.
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Date: 9/8/2016 12:05:00 PM
The death of summer. We will miss her. Thanks Tom! It's always a pleasure.
Date: 9/8/2016 6:54:00 AM
Facts die ... Emotions linger ... beautifully shown ...
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Date: 9/8/2016 7:09:00 AM
Thank you for dropping by Probir. I always enjoy your friendly visits. I appreciate your time, support and your kindness.
Date: 9/8/2016 6:12:00 AM
A nice sonnet with an elegiac note, Daniel.
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Date: 9/8/2016 7:08:00 AM
Hello Sarban. Thank you so much. I am glad you dropped in. I will be looking for more of you wonderful poetry very soon:) I think you are an extremely talented young man:) I appreciate the friendly visit and wonderful comments.
Date: 9/8/2016 3:42:00 AM
I didn't see this coming Daniel. Brilliant! I love the surprise ending! A fave from me Daniel! 7 ; )
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Date: 9/8/2016 7:05:00 AM
Aw Mrs Connie, You know I can never resist a little humor. I so appreciate your kindness and friendly visits. Thanks for dropping by and flashing that beautiful smile:)
Date: 9/8/2016 2:07:00 AM
Wonderful personification Daniel - I love the transition of the seasons... autumn is fast approaching and its my favourite time of year:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/8/2016 7:03:00 AM
Thank you, Jan for stopping by to read and comment. I too love autumn especially the cooling temps. Hope your day is going well. Thanks for sharing a smile:)
Date: 9/7/2016 11:14:00 PM
What a wonderful write....I enjoyed the rhythm of your sonnet....it flows so well.
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Meenakshi Raina
Date: 9/10/2016 7:25:00 PM
Yes, I realized that it was about the death of summer once I read the last two lines of the poem....the ending came as a surprise. Here in Toronto it still feels like summer....but I know it won't last long....and yes I had a great vacation.
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Date: 9/7/2016 11:53:00 PM
Thank you Meenakshi, you do realize it is about the death of summer, right? I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. I hope you enjoyed your vacation:)
Date: 9/7/2016 9:36:00 PM
Sorry for your loss DT. A beautiful poem.
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Date: 9/7/2016 9:59:00 PM
Thanks Tim. I was hoping to see you at the wake. I'm so glad you dropped by to share a smile.
Date: 9/7/2016 4:27:00 PM
Yes, but Autumn has its beauty as well. The rich warm Golds oranges Reds Browns cinnamon colors that are everywhere. I visited the Smokies once was the end of September and the beginning of October 1995. The trees on the hillsides were just beginning to turn color. For at least five years after that every fall I felt homesick for the mountains. I was only there a week but homesick is the only way I can describe it.
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Date: 9/7/2016 4:33:00 PM
Yes Jolene. Autumn is gorgeous and a wonderful time for poets to stretch their imaginations. I was simply spoofing the death of summer. I agree, The Smokey Mountains are beautiful year round. I drove a truck for 20+ years and have enjoyed all of this country's beautiful landscapes. Thank you for reading and for your insightful comments.