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I am Just Getting Started

I'm just getting started on my new revised life Taken from cancer’s claws, I was spared And in the daunting morning light As I grasp the new branch of a life finally free In wonderment of judgement day My breath new against my breast, deeply I reach out to feel my way, alone Unsure of my direction ~ no secure compass With tentative steps unleashed from fear I am awash with delight at every corner I have taken wrong turns and fast u-turns No going back to a past long finished Alone has always been better than that Then I found you along my way Filling me with hope I leap ~ then run Circle back to you, for you are genuine Holding my hand as you let me play or go away I fly now toward new dreams and countries Taking chances, stretching beyond my known Not alone anymore if the fire returns to burn Yes, I'm just getting started on my new revised life Full of hope, encouragement, angel light Through fire you are forged to crystalline beauty Through love you are reborn in confidence Fly me to the moon on mended wings written 9-18-2019 I'm just getting started Poetry Contest 4th place Premium Sponsored by: John Hamilton

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Date: 9/24/2019 3:18:00 PM
Fab Jeanne!
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Date: 9/24/2019 2:55:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats, Jeanne.
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Date: 9/24/2019 1:59:00 PM
Jeanne what a loving read! Congrats on your win. Lonna
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Date: 9/24/2019 1:45:00 PM
Intricate details with a balanced flow, my compliments ~ Aloha always William
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Date: 9/24/2019 1:39:00 PM
You saved the best till last, that final line the exclamation point of all that went before. Oh, that they could all end like this instead of just ending.
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Date: 9/24/2019 1:30:00 PM
Jeanne congratulations on your win in the contest with this excellent poem!
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Date: 9/24/2019 11:45:00 AM
This is very touching writing Jeanne, a very worthy top placement in my premium contest, congrats!
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Date: 9/19/2019 10:46:00 PM
Jeanne, beautifully penned, happy you are going in a new direction. I sent you a soupmail.
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Date: 9/19/2019 8:26:00 PM
So heartfelt... and that last stanza is to sigh for! G.L. in the contest too. ~ Gershon
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Date: 9/18/2019 9:03:00 PM
Bravo, Jeanne. Fabulous tribute.
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Date: 9/18/2019 7:43:00 PM
I am so glad that you have escaped cancer's claws! "I fly now toward new dreams and countries Taking chances, stretching beyond my known" LOVE it Jeanne!
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Date: 9/18/2019 7:40:00 PM
This one touches, i lost one parent to cancer, was spared the other around the same time ...so congrats to you for beating that ugly creature...i can feel the emotion and depth in this piece...great penning! :) hugs
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Date: 9/18/2019 6:59:00 PM
Nice one...I liker it
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Date: 9/18/2019 5:42:00 PM
wow Jeanne, many congrats on beating cancer and on your new ventures in life - go for it girl and have the time of your life with your travels. I especially love the final stanza, spread your wings and fly! My hubby's cancer was a wake up call for us too and we grab every opportunity we can to travel and experience new things:-) Am adding this to my faves:-) hugs jan xx
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 9/18/2019 6:04:00 PM
Thank you Jan...yes, it was a scary time but so glad to be free and starting new adventures every year. I am so happy your husband beat it too...it does change your life. xoxo