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I FELT SO BLUE WHEN GRANDPA DIED

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Grandpa joined the Royal Navy as a cadet, he adored life on the cerulean sea. Often we’d talk until midnight, his sapphire eyes twinkled as he told me tales about ‘The Celeste’ I’d see photos of places he’d visited - Malta and Honolulu were his favourites. I was bereft when Grandpa died Sprays of lavender, heliotrope, and iris adorned his coffin After the funeral Dad gave me Grandma’s aquamarine and sapphire pendant which I wear daily. I really miss Grandpa. FICTION WRITE 80 words and 13 shades of blue are in this poem Brevity in Blue Contest Sponsored by Dale Gregory Cozart submitted to any poem written in July 2018 Poetry Contest Sponsored by Dear Heart a k a Broken Wings 7/14/18

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Date: 4/28/2019 6:16:00 PM
Back with more well deserved congrats, Jan.
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Date: 8/11/2018 6:39:00 PM
Back again to congratulate you again! I really like this story.958
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Date: 8/12/2018 4:04:00 AM
Thanks Susan:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/10/2018 2:01:00 PM
Jan congratulations on your win in my contest with this emotional write!
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Date: 8/11/2018 7:12:00 AM
Thanks so much Constance!!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/9/2018 9:55:00 PM
Jan, you used the different shades of blue beautifully to express a palette of emotions in your moving and heartwarming tribute. Congratulations on your excellent win! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/10/2018 3:24:00 AM
I so love Dale's contests and the way he inspires us to use colour:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/9/2018 9:28:00 PM
Jan, congrats on your win for this wonderful verse. John
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Date: 8/10/2018 3:24:00 AM
Thanks John:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/9/2018 8:59:00 PM
This tribute to your beloved grandpa touches the heart. Congrats, Jan, on your win in the contest. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 8/10/2018 3:23:00 AM
I wish it had been true Gershon, pure fiction I'm afraid:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 7/21/2018 5:06:00 PM
Congratulations on making this short list Jan! I enjoyed writing a poem for this contest even though mine didn't make the list. Yours deserved to be honored. I am happy for you. xxoo : )
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Date: 7/21/2018 5:11:00 PM
Thanks Connie I was delighted to be on the short winner's list:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/19/2018 11:10:00 PM
Lovely, Jan. Love your poem. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 7/20/2018 2:51:00 PM
Thanks Line:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/18/2018 6:42:00 AM
Sweet and tender, congratulations on your win Jan! xomo :)
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Date: 7/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
Thanks Mo:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/17/2018 9:38:00 PM
Back with a big congratulations on your great win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/18/2018 7:59:00 AM
Thanks Eve:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/16/2018 4:10:00 PM
This is so good. Congratulations on your win. It is amazingly written with the theme, well thought out. Had my attention from beginning to end.
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Date: 7/16/2018 5:49:00 PM
Thanks for such a supportive comment:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/16/2018 3:40:00 PM
Big congrats, my friend!
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Date: 7/16/2018 5:49:00 PM
thanks Andrea:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/16/2018 3:17:00 PM
Lovely images from the spray on his coffin to “we’d often talk to midnight” (shows a close bond). Congrats on your win!
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Date: 7/16/2018 5:49:00 PM
Thanks Kim:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/16/2018 12:50:00 PM
Back with congratulations Jan. Tom
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Date: 7/16/2018 1:20:00 PM
Thanks Tom am doing ok today lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/16/2018 12:19:00 PM
Congrats well-deserved for this nostalgic piece. enjoyed it, Jan.
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Date: 7/16/2018 12:44:00 PM
Thanks Reason:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/16/2018 11:30:00 AM
A very touching poem, Jan. Congratulations on your win! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 7/16/2018 12:43:00 PM
Thanks Carolyn I am so happy to be on the short winner's list:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/16/2018 10:53:00 AM
Jan, congratulations on your 6th Place win! Thank you so much for taking the time to enter.
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Date: 7/16/2018 11:17:00 AM
Thanks for the inspiration Dale, I'm delighted to be on your short list of winners:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/15/2018 12:32:00 PM
Very nice and well written poem... good luck in the contest . hugs
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Date: 7/15/2018 6:54:00 PM
Thanks Eve:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/15/2018 12:53:00 AM
So sweet Jan, beautiful write, I wish I had a memento to remember the same as you!
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Date: 7/15/2018 4:11:00 AM
I have no momento's Arthur, pure fictional write. We rarely had contact with my maternal grandfather he was not a nice man, We did see our step step Grandma from time to time but she wasn't a close relative at all. My paternal grandfather died when dad was very small and his wife died in a work camp in Siberia. I feel I missed out so much in my childhood by not having grandparents:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/14/2018 6:34:00 PM
Color offers a poet the emphasis needed to describe emotion and you've done a terrific job in doing just that. I'm sorry you never had time with your own. Hugs, Jan.
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Date: 7/14/2018 6:37:00 PM
My maternal grandpa was not a nice man and his actions affected my mother all her life and we rarely had contact with him, he married 3 times. My paternal grandparents both died many years before I was born, I feel I missed out so much as a child:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/14/2018 5:58:00 PM
You've certainly written brevity in blue with this Jan, I was surprised it was fiction, it seemed so real. Good luck. Tom
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Date: 7/14/2018 6:02:00 PM
Thanks Tom, no I never had any real grandparents only a step step grandma:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 7/14/2018 4:35:00 PM
you've done an amazing job for this contest, jan! i enjoyed the poem no matter where you place. best of luck!
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Date: 7/14/2018 4:57:00 PM
Thanks Ilene, I learned a few new shades of blue like Malta, Honolulu and cadet:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
Jan, your beautiful mind has never got in the way of your clever humor or your sweet heart. This write is smart, clever, and heartfelt. I miss my grandpa too!!
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Date: 7/14/2018 7:11:00 PM
I understand.. I'm with you...
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/14/2018 4:26:00 PM
I wish I HAD had grandparents LM, I feel I missed out so much:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/14/2018 2:12:00 PM
- Love the color tunes in this wonderful writing, Jan - A sad theme ... but so beautifully written, best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/14/2018 4:26:00 PM
Thanks Anne-lise:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/14/2018 1:36:00 PM
Very well said with grace, dignity and love. Very imaginative use of words and skillfully constructed. Your words took stage and treated the reader to a glimpse of your heart and poetic talent in a rhapsody of blue. Emile.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/14/2018 4:26:00 PM
Thanks for such a lovely comment Emile- hugs Jan xx