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Goodbye Darling Peter Pan


Dearest Child-Adventuring Man, My Darling Peter Pan:

Since that never to be forgotten day when Wendy first brought you my way, my heart has been enchanted thru and true with love for you.  You are as magical as your happy-thought dust that brought me flight thru star-glimmer skies, shimmering great joy from my soul-core straight to my eyes.  With you, I have felt amazing fantasy as enthralling reality because of the wonder that is you and your purview.

I love Neverland, Tinker Bell, the boys and the countless joys that made 
up the minutes of each day we shared. Though nothing in my future will 
ever compare, I can no longer deny that I am compelled to step into adulthood, that such is what I should do, what I am meant to do, and must do without you. In your world, I will always be your girl, but in the traditional world, I must let my woman unfurl. What is calling me onward and forward is all that you would never walk toward and risk dying adult-bored.
 
By the time you find this tear-smeared note, I shall be gone for I am not strong enough in my convictions to look into your eyes of Neverland insistence.  Peter, as long as I have breathe, you will own a room in my heart depths that no other could assume, and though said room will hold initial sad-gloom, it will, in time, be a room of constant memory-joy in bloom.  

Turn any woe into a splendid crow of much ado, repeat until woe has winded you, then smile to know - 
                      I shall always gratefully and lovingly remember you …. 




... CayCay Jennings
March 28, 2018


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Date: 4/28/2018 8:22:00 AM
Truly fantastic poetry. I called my young son over to read this gem.. A fav my friend...
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 4/28/2018 9:25:00 AM
I love your comments. When my son was three years old he liked to start each morning by having me (Wendy) sow on his shadow. I'd say, "I fear this may hurt" and my son would reply, "I never cry." Oh - I love that memory! We delight in the Mary Martin version that we wore out and need replace eventually. All the best ... CayCay
Date: 4/27/2018 4:57:00 PM
Beautiful words Cay. I believe we all live in Neverland at one time or another. On one hand we want to become adults and live our own lives. On the other hand we want to stay kids forever, without a care in the world. ~Deanna~
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Date: 4/21/2018 5:55:00 PM
Hello Cay Cay, Wendy wrote a love note to Peter. It was sad because she must move n with her life without Peter. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 4/16/2018 12:41:00 AM
Oh, I loved this, (I live in Neverland, you know - STILL), and I love that you included the word "Darling" ... it's not on any chart, you must find it with your heart! Blessings and congratulations on your well-deserved win, CayCay - keep up the wonderful work, my friend - "A writer writes - always!"
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Date: 4/10/2018 1:58:00 AM
A splendid love letter to this cultural icon CayCay. Congratulations on your Win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 4/9/2018 10:29:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this beautiful and different love letter poem. I like the theme with Peter Pan.
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Date: 4/9/2018 3:09:00 PM
A very clever take on the theme, CayCay! Nicely-written, and congratulations on your win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/9/2018 12:49:00 AM
Congratulations, CayCay on your win.
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Date: 4/8/2018 9:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, CayCay, great poem! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 4/8/2018 6:49:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats, CayCay.
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Date: 4/8/2018 1:40:00 PM
aww CayCay what a wonderful subject you chose! :-) many congrats on your win :-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/8/2018 12:55:00 PM
oh good, I got a fourth place with you, Caycay. I just saw his winner list! Congrats, dearie.
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Date: 4/8/2018 12:55:00 PM
oops, I am fifth!
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Date: 4/8/2018 12:45:00 PM
Caycay, has he judged the contest? I see he left you a comment!! Dang, maybe he did not like mine!! I really love the perspective you took with yours, Caycay. The approach of having to leave behind beautiful childhood for the adult world. This is a timeless theme that you nailed here!!
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Date: 4/8/2018 12:28:00 PM
A clever take and most welcome, CayCay, well done! Viv x
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Date: 3/29/2018 5:48:00 PM
I think you have kept that little girl inside of you...good luck
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Date: 3/29/2018 3:36:00 PM
Oh my, can I come? :)
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Date: 3/29/2018 5:25:00 AM
Oh my Tinkerbell Talent, I have been painting Peter Pan canvases for years. I have 5 shirts and 2 hats somewhere that say I will never grow up. I so want to figure out how to express my Peter Pan. Because although I adore him he is me and I am him so it would be totally different. I had almost forgotten about me being a Peter Pan Avatar. Thank you for reminding me CayCay. Your poem awoke a once upon a time huge piece of my heart!
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/29/2018 8:50:00 AM
Well, don't ever grow up, don't ever wear a tie and should you need your shadow sown back on for any reason, I will help you. Mary Martin is my Peter Pan and I passed that video down to my son when he was quite young. LOVE it, Love him, too! Good to know you are feeling well enough to get on Soup - keep that up! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
Date: 3/28/2018 11:43:00 PM
This letter blew me away. A definite FAVE. Awesome poem, CayCay.
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/29/2018 8:51:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Line. Your comments are thoroughly encouraging and appreciated. Made my morning, you did. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
Date: 3/28/2018 8:01:00 PM
I am sure glad I looked into this contest and that I have found your entry. I like your take on the contest. Every Neverland I walked through was worth it. Good luck with the contest.
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/28/2018 8:50:00 PM
I have always loved Peter Pan, really hated breaking up with him. I'm glad you enjoyed, happy to have your feedback, Rob. Poetry hugs ... CayCay