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Fiery Blue Eyes

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Standing by her hospital bed, I didn’t feel the pain Instead, I felt sorrow that she looked so very frail Like a rose that’s been sitting in a vase far too long Slowly losing petals that leave it looking like death And I knew that it was her time to leave this place Her strength had always been apparent to her family She didn’t ever stop except to take a slow drag from Her Winston, something many believed would kill her Yet, she didn’t die from smoking, but from living longer Than she might have expected to live when she was young As I stared down at her closed eyes and remembered Dread seeped through my veins, making me tremble inside Leaving me with a melancholy that would lead me toward Depression, then despair, and back into fear and tears That rain down on my soul like a shower pours over the earth I was drowning in my own words which would not come Words of compassion and warmth, wailing out a echo of hope That she might live through this mysterious illness that left her Feeling like she couldn’t even open those bright expressive eyes Which had always shown with compassion and insight and wisdom When I left her there that night with a light kiss on the cheek I didn’t know it would be the last time I would see her here On this dismal ground where she had left me to live my life Despite her death and the grim reminders of her beautiful spirit Which color me in hues of blue, like her eyes, fiery blue STRAND COMPLETELY NEW(6),any form,any theme Poetry Contest Sponsored by Brian Strand July 6, 2020

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Date: 7/10/2020 4:12:00 PM
So beautifully done; I see why it captured number one spot. Not easy to put these feelings in such exquisite poetic form.
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Date: 7/8/2020 12:50:00 PM
You have so perfectly described the process of leaving one we love, grieving and what we keep close to our hearts. Congratulations on your top win, Regina. Much love and many blessings to you.
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Date: 7/8/2020 10:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A great write. I have been there with both family and a very dear friend. Enjoy your win and day.........
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Date: 7/8/2020 7:54:00 AM
Gina my friend congrats on your top win!;)
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Date: 7/8/2020 6:56:00 AM
Such a heartwarming tribute to your loved one Gina. Your emotions melt my heart. Congratulations on your win. Much love :)
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Date: 7/8/2020 2:54:00 AM
A splendid piece that evokes empathy. You have a good heart dear Regina. This is a FAVE! Congratulations on your 1st place win!
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Date: 7/7/2020 4:56:00 AM
That is an amazing tribute...
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Date: 7/6/2020 8:42:00 PM
Beautiful.... I've been there..... Not over a hospital bed leaving for the night but knowing and not knowing. Beautifully poetic my friend! ~Lili
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Date: 7/6/2020 6:04:00 PM
Whoa, woman! What a very precious and headtfelt write. The imagery is have exposed your soul...a FAV for me. Panagiota. Thank you.
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Date: 7/6/2020 1:51:00 PM
Drowning in words that would not come...I know that feeling. A moving write :)
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Date: 7/6/2020 12:26:00 PM
Powerful write. Loved this.
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Date: 7/6/2020 11:11:00 AM
Hi Regina, A wonderful tribute to someone very close to you and someone you loved very much because the emotion is overpowering in this write. Kudos my friend Jennifer.
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Date: 7/6/2020 7:13:00 AM
Every word, ever verse honors her memory, dwelling in sorrow of loss, yet delighting in what she left behind. I felt the emotions you conveyed, Gina--a powerful write.
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