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Fortunes Of My Tears


I see the future in the constellation of my crystal tears as you siphon the sparkle off what’s left of my joy. Heavy is my heart where you spread your composting ego - sacrificing my fire. Your unwillingness to ascend from darkness on wings of breath and light is not lost on me ~ as you strut your fan of peacock plumes snuffing out any hope for my flickery flame. Susan Ashley July 19, 2018 ________________________ ~ Third Place ~ Contest: Any July 2018 Poem Sponsor: Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings ________________________ ~ POTD ~ July 21, 2018

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Date: 11/11/2018 11:01:00 AM
Hi Susan, your poetic flare sings out in this wonderful piece. You always play the emotions so well. This is a deep write, a poetic gem that sings from your heart. You create a write that plays on the heartstrings of the reader. There is great beauty to be found within sadness Susan. You have written great beauty here. Such excellent poetry. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/12/2018 10:00:00 PM
Indeed, my insightful friend, there is great beauty to be found within sadness and I appreciate the way you can feel my poetry, Mike. Your comments are a pure pleasure to receive and your presence is inspiring.. Thank you my wonderful friend, for gracing my poetry page with your lovely spirit. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/12/2018 7:15:00 PM
Nicely written verse, Susan , congratulations on an excellent win! Hugs Eve
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/12/2018 7:59:00 PM
Eve, your wonderful comments are truly appreciated. Thank you for your kindhearted congrats my lovely friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/11/2018 9:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your win and belated congratulations on your POTD. I totally like this. A fav.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/11/2018 10:59:00 PM
Your heartwarming visit and beautiful comments are deeply appreciated, Susan, as is the fav. Thank you my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/11/2018 6:39:00 PM
A beautiful piece, Susan. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 8/11/2018 10:58:00 PM
Thank you, Angel, for your heartwarming comments and kind congrats. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/10/2018 5:18:00 PM
Susan congratulations on your win in my contest with this beautiful write ~
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Date: 8/11/2018 10:57:00 PM
Thank you, Dear Heart, for your lovely comments and kind congrats.. I appreciate my wonderful placement in your contest as well as your sponsorship. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/9/2018 9:15:00 PM
It happens. Occasionally mistakes are made. Everyone can slip up once in a while. To err is human; to forgive -- divine. So, I will graciously and wholeheartedly forgive Dear Heart for inadvertently turning the list of winners upside down, leaving your wonderful poem in last position, instead of first,...where it perches, regally, in my estimation. Blessings and joy always, Gershon
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/10/2018 10:55:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend, Gershon, for your touching and heartwarming comments.. that I'm high on your list truly thrills me and that I made this list, with so many excellent entries (including your own exceptional and beautiful poem), thrills me as well. Your precious thoughts are cherished and are held close to my heart.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/1/2018 7:31:00 PM
An absolute beautiful write, my dear friend.. Belated congratulations on POTD.. So exquisite and unique.. I really enjoyed it! Blessings dear friend!
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Date: 8/1/2018 8:45:00 PM
Thank you Robertina for your beautiful appreciation of my poem and for your wonderful congrats. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my write. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/25/2018 4:31:00 PM
Belated congrats on POTD..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/26/2018 8:37:00 PM
Indeed! I love the pensive beauty of the rain and gloomy skies..and if it's windy it's even better. I just love Nor'Easters - rain or snow..
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Silent One
Date: 7/26/2018 1:59:00 AM
Summer is a busy time for me...The sun does not inspirr my pen...Rain and gloomy skies do...Wevr had no rain for months lol
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/25/2018 8:44:00 PM
Thank you Silent One for your kindhearted congrats.. where have you been hiding? Your presence has been sorely missed my dear friend.. Warmest wishes to you always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/24/2018 9:55:00 AM
You write of betrayal with deep sadness that spills on a tear smeared page, Susan. Definitely not crying for the person, but for the pain with which he tortures the heart. ~ Congratulations on being awarded POTD! ~ Warm regards & hugs, my friend // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/25/2018 2:13:00 PM
As usual, dear Paul, you read me like a (poetic) book.. :)) Your wonderful and keen insights are precious and prized and your beautiful comments are cherished. Thank you for both your heartwarming kindness and your lovely congrats.. Warmest wishes and hugs my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2018 3:12:00 AM
That is written so passionately and critical. With no temptation (?) of retaliation. Great write and congratulations for poem of the day. Many wishes, Kai
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/23/2018 10:26:00 PM
Kai, thank you for your precious and prized comments and for your heartwarming congrats, both are held in my truest appreciation.. Warmest wishes my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 9:16:00 AM
Beautifully written once again, Susan. Congratulations on a well deserved POTD and best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 7/22/2018 7:24:00 PM
Thank you dear Teppo, for your lovely appreciation of my poem and for your heartwarming comments. The wonderful kindness of your congrats is held in my deepest gratitude. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 5:44:00 AM
Sue as always a famously briliant write! You never cease to amaze me!;) B
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/22/2018 7:31:00 PM
Thank you my dear crazy twin sis.. your beautiful comments are held in my truest and 'sanest' (is that even a word and if it is that's not saying much.. haha!) appreciation. One for the Totem's Wall of Poetry, finally, cuz I think you have me beat.. :)) I'll have the hobblin' butler hang it later (I'll give him the ladder with wheels on it..lol!). Poor guy!! Love ya and see you at the BBQ - East wing! Your sanest, but not sure if that's even a word, twin sis :)
Date: 7/22/2018 1:10:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, Susan, and I love the composting ego phrase. Clever. Viv x
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Date: 7/23/2018 8:32:00 PM
Thank you Viv, for your wonderful thoughts.. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem... composting ego really paints a pic doesn't it.. :) Your lovely comments and kindhearted congrats are both truly appreciated my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 11:45:00 PM
Congratulations on a well penned POTD.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/22/2018 1:59:00 PM
Thank you Virginia, for your kindhearted congrats. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 11:45:00 PM
Yay Susan! I am so happy more will get to read this gem because of it being honored with POTD! Congratulations! You already know it was a fave of mine! : )
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/22/2018 1:59:00 PM
Connie, thank your for the thoughtful kindness of your return visit and for your wonderfully heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes always my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 9:28:00 PM
Congratulations Susan, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 7/22/2018 1:57:00 PM
Brandy, thank you for the kindness of your return visit and your heartwarming congrats.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 3:12:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, Susan. Well done. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/22/2018 1:55:00 PM
Thank you Eve, for your kindhearted congrats. Warmest wishes always my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 2:37:00 PM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Susan - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/22/2018 1:56:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise for your heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 11:56:00 AM
You have an irrepressible talent that keeps shining through your words like a sparkling diamond...adding to the craftsmanship of this masterpiece. Emile.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/23/2018 10:24:00 PM
Emile, I relish your uplifting and inspiring comments as I do relish your beautiful poetry. Your lovely thoughts fill me with joy. Thank you my friend, for the gift of delight.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 11:56:00 AM
My dear Susan, congratulations on your win with this very touching and heartfelt poem. Is it time to smell some fresh roses? Only you can answer that! Wishing you happiness and brighter days ahead. My warmest wishes my friend...Charlie // hugs
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/23/2018 10:17:00 PM
Dear Charlie, I hold your charming, uplifting and beautiful comments in my truest appreciation. Thank you for you heartwarming kindness and for your kindhearted congrats.. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 11:25:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, Susan. Well done.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/22/2018 2:00:00 PM
Thank you Warren, for your kindhearted congrats. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 11:23:00 AM
Very, very expressive! You really have a way and an imaginative vocabulary! Congratulations!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/23/2018 8:39:00 PM
Thank you Sunlite, your beautiful comments and kindhearted congrats lift my spirits and are deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 10:52:00 AM
Wow this is really good, I'm not sure what the contest is, but this is well-deserving of the POTD honors, congratulations!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/23/2018 8:38:00 PM
Thank you Becca, I relish your lovely comments as I do relish your beautiful poetry. Your precious thoughts and kindhearted congrats are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 10:29:00 AM
Back to congratulate you for POTD honors...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/22/2018 2:01:00 PM
Thank you Charlie, for the kindness of your return visit and and your heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes to you my friend. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 9:59:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved POTD Susan with another inspirational poem, exceptional poetry. :))
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/23/2018 8:34:00 PM
Roy, thank you for your precious and prized comments and for your kindhearted congrats, both are held in my truest appreciation.. Warmest wishes my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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