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Holding Back Tears

Holding back tears when you died,
I needed to be strong for the others by my side.
Holding back tears going through your treasures-what do I get rid of,
it was heartbreaking as I touched each one and felt your love.
Holding back tears as family lied,
I know the truth and it will be my guide.
Holding back tears,
as you stole right out from under me with cheers.
Holding back tears no more,
it is now time to cry a river up to the shore.
Date Written: 8/1/2021
Honorable Mention
This or That, Vol 5 Poetry Contest
Contest Judged:  8/20/2021 Sponsored by: Edward Ibeh

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Date: 8/21/2021 9:25:00 AM
Congrats Paula on your win in Edward's contest. Words of your poem tug the heart. Not easy after a loved one passes away--so movingly you articulated.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/22/2021 9:01:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have a win in this contest. Glad you like this tearful write. So True. Have a blessed day..................
Date: 8/20/2021 9:17:00 AM
Very moving, Paula. I like the strong simplicity of your words - they carry a powerful punch. No adjective stacking here - just the resonance of everyday speech that has impact nonetheless. Best wishes, Brian
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/20/2021 11:16:00 AM
Thank You, for writing. It is an honor to have a win in this wonderful contest. Glad you like this one. Have a blessed day..................
Date: 8/20/2021 8:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in my contest with this beautiful, touching poem, Paula:-) Well-done!
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/20/2021 11:14:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have a win in your wonderful contest. Glad you like this write. Have a blessed day..................
Date: 8/3/2021 11:29:00 AM
Very sad, it's not easy to hold back those tears; the lump in the throat grows and they eventually come. Powerful lines.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/4/2021 2:20:00 PM
Thank You, for writing. So very sad and uncalled for. Glad you like this one. Prayer has gotten me through it. Have a blessed day..................
Date: 8/3/2021 9:37:00 AM
So sad Paula, never hold your tears back, we were made to cry to release our fears and pain, there’s tears of joy too, souvenirs of moments precious to you… Belle
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/3/2021 10:13:00 AM
Thank You, for writing. Yes, this has all been so very sad. Glad you like this write. I have had many happy tears over the years to go with the sad ones. Have a blessed day writing away..............
Date: 8/2/2021 4:38:00 PM
A powerful write, Paula. A definite winner in the contest. Hope you have a great week. :)
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/3/2021 10:08:00 AM
Thank You, for writing. Glad you like this "Holding Back Tears" write. You say, "A definite winner"??? (Thank You) I sure hope so. Have a blessed day writing away..............
Date: 8/2/2021 8:03:00 AM
Tears eventually erupt… Nicely done, Paula!
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/3/2021 10:05:00 AM
Thank You, for writing. Yes, "Tears eventually erupt." Glad you like this one. Have a blessed day writing away..............
Date: 8/1/2021 8:31:00 PM
Poignant penning, Paula! G.L. in the contest! ~ Gershon
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/3/2021 10:04:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your good luck. Life can hurt. Have a blessed day writing away..............