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Heartbreak Hill Premiere Contest Winner

Moments pass away as distant church bells dirge; their widow’s woe in windy waver trembles my tears. Up the westward hill smoldering neath sunset’s pyre, I carry the remains of our song in the broken beats of my being, yearning to yield to burning skies and surrender to spiralling empathic embers. Susan Ashley May 24, 2019 ~ First Place ~ Contest: May Premier 8 (4 - 5 Lines Max) Sponsor: Brian Strand

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Date: 6/27/2019 11:38:00 AM
this is gorgeous and written with such emotion the reader can see and feel this piece...Bravo, a well deserved win hugs
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/27/2019 10:29:00 PM
I relish your gracious visit and heartfelt response to my poem, Sandra. I’m inspired by your wonderful presence gracing my poetry page and I’m delighted that you enjoyed this piece. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/20/2019 9:07:00 PM
This is stunning in its content and so vivid in its evocation!
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Date: 6/22/2019 7:30:00 PM
Lonna, I relish your wonderful visit and your beautiful response to my poem. I'm so happy your enjoyed my work. Thank you for your kindness. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2019 11:28:00 PM
BIG CONGRATS to win TOP on your wonderful poem. I am whelmed and touched.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2019 8:56:00 PM
I am touched by your beautiful comments and heartwarming congrats, Anisha. You are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/1/2019 8:23:00 AM
Wow, perfect spiralling empathic gold! And heartbreaking alliterations too) Congrats, Susan.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/1/2019 6:36:00 PM
Thank you, my talented and kind friend, for your radiant comments and heartwarming congrats. Your presence shines here, Kurt, and is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/29/2019 9:10:00 PM
This is a winner in any contest my dear friend, Congratulations Susan on your win in Brian's contest with this brilliant write. Hugs // Charlie
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Date: 5/30/2019 5:38:00 PM
Oh my charming friend, rays of sunlight grace my page when you visit. Thank you, Charlie, for your heartwarming comments and kind congrats. Warmest wishes always my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/29/2019 6:51:00 PM
Hello Susan Ashley, heartache is hard to take. It is hard to heal from. Yet we do. have a niceevening my friend.
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Date: 5/30/2019 5:35:00 PM
Indeed, Darlene, your comments, from the heart, are words of wisdom. We can find a way to go on even under the most distressing circumstances. Thank you for your gracious visit and precious thoughts. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/29/2019 1:32:00 PM
This is a splendid stunner, Susan:-) Heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved top win!
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Date: 5/30/2019 5:32:00 PM
Your lovely comments are received with joy and your gracious congrats are truly appreciated. Thank you, Edward. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/28/2019 8:18:00 PM
Congratulations on your trophy win with your powerfully moving poem!
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Date: 5/28/2019 8:54:00 PM
Your heartwarming congrats are received with joy, Tania. Thank you for your gracious visit. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/28/2019 5:51:00 PM
Beautifully penned, Susan. Congrats on your gold medal win.
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Date: 5/28/2019 6:46:00 PM
I relish your lovely comments, Line. Thank you for the kindness of your visit and for your heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/28/2019 5:38:00 PM
wow, what a wonderful trophy win for you, Eve. Love the sounds in this moving poem!!
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Date: 5/28/2019 6:54:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. It pleases me to know you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/28/2019 5:02:00 PM
Such poignant words Susan and sending congrats for a very well deserved trophy win! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/28/2019 8:52:00 PM
Your lovely presence is truly appreciated, Ann. Thank you for your beautiful comments and your kind congrats. It’s always wonderful to hear from you. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/28/2019 8:45:00 AM
Loved every well chosen word combo, also the tasteful alliteration"widows woe in windy waver" rolls off the tongue and leaves a lasting impression. Always a quality read from you Susan. Congrats on another win!
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Date: 5/28/2019 8:49:00 PM
It's so wonderful to hear from you, John. Your valued presence and precious comments are deeply appreciated. Thank you for sharing your insightful thoughts with me (I always learn from your kind critiques). Your heartwarming congrats are received with joy. Warmest wishes always, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/28/2019 7:24:00 AM
Hey, sissy poo lol...bro bro proud...congrats!!!
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Date: 5/28/2019 6:51:00 PM
Lol! ‘Sissy poo’, you’re so silly, my big bro bro ;) I’m so proud that I made you proud. I relish your silliness, your uplifting visit and your wonderful congrats. Warmest wishes and love always.. your sane sissy, Illum <3
Date: 5/27/2019 8:52:00 PM
Hey! Susan. I'd be miffed if an an ad were put in my comnents. Sure,we all want to make money, but in comnents!...seems ludicrous. The ad is now gone thank heaven Panagiota
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Date: 5/27/2019 9:49:00 PM
Indeed! Those ads are so very annoying, Panagiota. They seem to pop up and squeeze in everywhere. I've noticed them too when commenting on others poetry and I find them very distracting and ludicrous as well. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/26/2019 7:36:00 PM
A long, gruleing climb, that... Try to take me seriously here please: I actually see parallels with (Elvis' ballad) 'Heartbreak Hotel.' O.K. Think me an imbecile. But I honestly do... Tender trudging expressed here, Susan! Best always, Gershon
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Date: 5/27/2019 9:45:00 PM
Ah, me and the king, feeling so lonely, we could die.. :) I think you to be sweet, insightful and inspiring, dear Gershon. As always, your vibrant presence evokes a giggle for your keen wit and appreciation for your wonderful comments and friendship. Thank you, my wonderful friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/26/2019 4:07:00 PM
such poignancy in this brrief but high quality writing, Susan
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Date: 5/27/2019 9:35:00 PM
Andrea, your uplifting presence is truly appreciated. Thank you for your beautiful comment. It’s always wonderful to hear from you, my inspiring friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/26/2019 8:58:00 AM
Such a fine piece Susan, well done!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/27/2019 9:33:00 PM
Thank you, Gordon, for the pleasure of your visit and wonderful comment. Warmest wishes always, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/25/2019 10:00:00 PM
Moving, very! Panagiota
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Date: 5/27/2019 9:33:00 PM
Thank you, Panagiota, for your gracious visit and lovely comment. I'm pleased my poem touched your heart, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/25/2019 5:37:00 PM
I love this type of poetry, the way it falls off the tongue. Beautifully done Susan.
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Date: 5/26/2019 8:18:00 PM
It is so wonderful to hear from you, Jean, your shining presence is truly appreciated. Thank you for your beautiful comments, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/25/2019 2:15:00 PM
Heartbreak is bad enough, but when one has to drag its heavy burden along, it doubles the pain. The yearning for release comes through clearly in the end stanza. Five lines of emotive beauty which capture the essence of your thoughts, Susan. The noninvasive alliteration is also appreciated. ~ Warm regards & Hugs // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/26/2019 8:23:00 PM
It is truly a sweet reward for my poem to receive a meaningful, heartwarming and beautifully expressive comment from you, Paul. I’m so pleased you enjoyed this piece. I relish your precious thoughts, they are deeply appreciated as is your lovely friendship. Warmest wishes and hugs always, my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/24/2019 11:52:00 PM
Your emotive words capture the loss and sense of mourning profoundly Susan. xxoo
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/26/2019 8:14:00 PM
Connie, your shining presence is truly appreciated. Thank you for your beautiful comments. It’s so wonderful to hear from you, my inspiring friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/24/2019 10:13:00 PM
a moment of reflection and total aloneness shared through your poetry leaving each reader to look deep into the silence that is their understanding
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Date: 5/26/2019 8:13:00 PM
Your comments, so poetic and insightful in their beauty, touch my heart deeply, Frederic. It is always an honor and an elation when your soulful and shining presence graces my page, my friend. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/24/2019 7:47:00 PM
My dear friend, you captured the mournful winds that blow through heartache's winding canyons in your well splattered ink! "yearning to yield to burning skies and surrender to spiralling empathic embers." pure gold--,, and a fav..
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Date: 5/26/2019 8:07:00 PM
My dear friend, your shining presence and precious comments are deeply appreciated. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me, Robert, their insightful beauty inspires me, as does the honor of your fav. Warmest wishes always, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/24/2019 7:28:00 PM
Great title and content!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/26/2019 8:03:00 PM
Thank you, Kim, for the pleasure of your visit and wonderful comment. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/24/2019 5:19:00 PM
Love how you use such well chosen, descriptive words to explain mourning and loss so well in this short, powerful poem, Susan! (moments pass away...dirge in the distance...widow’s woe..etc.) It’s always a treat to read your creative poetry! :)
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Date: 5/26/2019 8:01:00 PM
It is always such a pleasure when your presence graces my page, Laura. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for being the first to leave your lovely comments. I relish your gracious insight, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan