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Fallen Tresses--Pinked for contest

Her golden tresses float
one by one-- down
No longer her crowning glory;
simply a reminder of what was--
what cannot be--
tormented by those perfect coiffures surrounding.
She would gather gossamer strands to bosom,
had she one to do so;
perhaps, even collect them to be worn again.

If only there were strength to be had....
Yet fortitude flew like Spring
taking with it the Summer joys
'til all that remains is the falling.
She awaits now.
There is but one final season
and her barren soul reflects the trees...
naked; dormant; forgotten
as her golden tresses float down.

Janet Cervenka 9/1/2015
Dedicated to Christie Riojas
"Stay in the fight and win"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 
This fight maims body and soul.

Picture Prompt: http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-42-75187865.jpg?size=67&uid=2e2d75a0-8d30-4643-9c96-f35a36c66986

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Date: 10/13/2015 1:00:00 AM
Congrats on ur awesome winning write Jaycee!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/13/2015 10:05:00 AM
Thank you much!
Date: 10/12/2015 12:13:00 PM
Jaycee, Congratulations on your heartfelt win. SKAT
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/13/2015 10:04:00 AM
Thanks so much for always noticing the little things. It's always appreciated!!!
Date: 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Jaycee, Congratulations on your wonderful HM. Stop by my latest PINKTOBER blog titles "YOU SAY," if you'd like or have time. Always ~LINDA~
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/10/2015 1:13:00 AM
Thanks Linda for your hard work in judging.
Date: 9/4/2015 1:30:00 PM
wonderful personification Janet - a powerful poem - I hope and pray your friend wins her battle:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 9/4/2015 5:44:00 PM
Me too Jan! Although we don't live near, I try to send her messages and calls when we can. A happy healing spirit is always a plus! Thanks for reading! Janet
Date: 9/3/2015 4:04:00 PM
You have made Personification jubilant with this write, Janet. I love the use of metaphors here. So much to enjoy....and the deeper meaning..."nothing gold can stay."
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 9/4/2015 8:29:00 AM
Thank you Eileen..everything turns in the seasons, some come through winter to see spring renewed, but others do not. Thanks for reading and commenting. Jan