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In so many ways and so many life's happening I think of my parents who adopted me at age 18 monts..They had already reared a family and could have rested but they took me in for which I am grateful..

Crepe Myrtle in the fall..
The pool grows green through the leaf cover.
Large pears hang upon ancient tree.
Mocking Bird sings chanting to his lover;
As the dew sparkles, like water in the sea.

Crepe Myrtle has turned red how time has passed.
Moma admired some trees said they were pretty.
Daddy dug up  a few runners, oh! memories from past.
In most things, think of daddy how witty__

Daddy brought (them) here to brighten moma's life
To give her something pretty to enjoy.
Today I enjoy them, this is reallife.
Now as I look at them they are my buoy

Clouds are coming in hiding the sun rays
But their light and life brightens my days_

For Nancy's contest;

Contest name: Gratitude

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 10/28/2011 4:36:00 PM
Great memories never fade, come back enchanting still, great picture you have painted, played, as only the bestest will... great poetry babe...
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Date: 10/27/2011 12:04:00 PM
Congrats, Sara.Excellent write. Nice going. luv Ralph
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Date: 10/27/2011 10:28:00 AM
Congrats Sara on a top ten win in this contest.. sweet success my friend..luv..
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Date: 10/27/2011 5:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Nancy's "Gratitude" contest Sara. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/26/2011 6:15:00 PM
This one made me feel I was floating in paradise, Sara. Thanks muchly~N
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Date: 10/25/2011 9:39:00 PM
beautiful memories and very very well written,,all the best in the contest,,and Thank You for all your visits to my words,,and for leaving yours,,I do not get to read others work as much as I would like,,,life and my writings get in the way,,,Thank You again,,,Blessings..Cecil
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Date: 10/24/2011 9:24:00 AM
Very nice poem on sweet memories Sara .Enjoyed.Best wishes.
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Date: 10/23/2011 7:36:00 PM
Sweet memories and bright days, lovely work Sara. If we just look around there is so much to be grateful for... good job...Margaret
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Date: 10/23/2011 6:44:00 PM
Smile, *^_^* “Tis One of The Most Beautiful & Touching Poems of Your Beauties I Thus Far Viewed My Dear Precious & Priceless, Blessed & Beautiful Sara! * The Images Are Magnificent ~ The Love Profound ~ The Verse Exquisite *^_^* Now I Can Say, Once More, Glad That I Stopped By Because, Again, Tis Completely & Absolutely Beautiful!” === My Love, Always, Jasper *
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Date: 10/23/2011 3:48:00 PM
Hi Sara--Your poem expresses your deep love of fav lines are in the first stanza...gorgeous visions here..sparkling dew and a mockingbird singing chanting to his lover...It seems as tho your dad and mine had a similar way of expressing love to our mothers..My dad also used plants and gardening to brighten her days. Just a lovely poem...all the best to you, Gwendolen
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Date: 10/23/2011 3:06:00 PM
I wasreally taken into this reccolection Sara, ( good to feel your glowing memories)
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Date: 10/23/2011 2:05:00 PM
I love the way you profound life to brighten up your eyes.. I need them clouds Sara.. thank u... Always..p.d
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Date: 10/23/2011 12:35:00 PM
This is a real sweet one, Sara. Best of luck with the contest
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Date: 10/23/2011 10:54:00 AM
Beautiful imagery and lovely conclusions. Carefully crafted to show off the theme of the poem, excellent poetry Sara.
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Date: 10/22/2011 9:23:00 PM
True poetry with unique style. So special for the contest - good luck.
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Date: 10/22/2011 7:21:00 PM
Lots of beautiful imagery for the gratitude contest, Sara. HOpe you are doing well. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 10/22/2011 3:09:00 PM
Gratitude!! you sho' know how to describe that word with poetry, Joy and memories.
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Date: 10/22/2011 1:10:00 PM
It sounds like you live in an enchanted forest where nature's bounty evokes memories of years passed. Such a lovely sonnet, Sara. Hope you win big time with this incredible tribute to your heritage, your home, your love for the land. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 10/22/2011 9:57:00 AM
very lovely entry you have here i wish you best of luck in contest god bless you
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Date: 10/22/2011 8:06:00 AM
What a beautiful piece with sweet memories of your parents, my friend
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Date: 10/22/2011 7:20:00 AM
Capable evoking sweet thoughts in me,Sara.Beautifully penned for the contest.
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Date: 10/22/2011 7:15:00 AM
What a beautiful memory. Tony
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