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I HAVE SHED SO MANY TEARS

Reaching for your hand 
but knowing you have gone
I hear the birds begin to sing
their early morning song
Yearning for to stroke again 
your shiny chemo head
but now your empty pillow 
beside me lies instead
As I awake this morning
alone inside my bed
my heart is truly breaking 
for so many lonely years
and that is why this morning
I have shed so many tears...


Written 6th April 2019

Contest Favourite Poem From Last Week March 31st to April 6th 2019
Sponsor Lu Loo 
1st place

Contest April 2019 Premier 6 14 lines
Sponsor Brian Strand
7th place in Premier contest

Number One in 100 Best New Poems list for the month - 4th May 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 5/4/2019 8:33:00 PM
So especially deep and tearful verses that show the exposing of a loving soul recalling a tragic and horrible loss! Truly heart rending poetry my friend.. A fav.. Congrats on number one spot in the 100 best new poems list.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 5/4/2019 11:12:00 PM
Thank you so much Robert for your beautiful comments and congrats for my poem. I can hardly believe my poem is at the top of the 100 best new poems list and I am so pleased you have marked it as a fav - thank you Robert. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/24/2019 7:38:00 AM
Another beautiful poem. Congratulations on its many honors.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/24/2019 8:12:00 PM
Thank you so much PS for your lovely comment and so good to hear from you again, I hope all is well. Kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/21/2019 4:42:00 AM
Poignant poem that touches the soul of those who read ... Salute, dear poet alkas
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/21/2019 11:04:00 AM
Thank you Alkas for your kind comment and your welcome visit. Nice to meet you, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/20/2019 2:02:00 PM
Just read this beautifully sweet, sad and touching poem Ann. I’m so sorry for your loss and I wish you all the very very best x
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/20/2019 5:39:00 PM
Many thanks Nina for your lovely comments and I really do appreciate your visit. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/20/2019 11:31:00 AM
Such a heartfelt write that sadly I know many will be able to relate to, I found the lines about yearning to stroke his shiny chemo head particularly touching Ann, thinking of you my friend:-) hugs jan xx
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/20/2019 5:38:00 PM
Thank you so much Jan for your lovely comments, I really do appreciate your visit and your hugs! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/18/2019 10:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful win in Laura's contest. Have a great Easter. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/19/2019 1:45:00 PM
Thank you so much dear Eve, I appreciate your visit and send you Easter hugs. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/17/2019 2:01:00 PM
Oh, such gentle poignancy so lovingly expressed, Ann. A soulful beauty.. Congratulations on your excellent win. I’m sorry for your loss. May my warmest wishes sent wrap you in a hug.. ~Susan
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/18/2019 10:12:00 AM
Oh bless you dear Susan for your warm thoughts and hug, I really appreciate it. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/17/2019 1:56:00 PM
My husband is very ill and your poem makes me so grateful that I still have him. You have written this so beautifully Ann. I am sorry for your loss. Congratulations on your deserving win. Have a lovely Easter. xxoo
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/18/2019 10:10:00 AM
Thank you so much dear Connie, but I am so sorry to hear your husband is very ill and I am sending you both love and hugs from the UK, with lots of positive vibes too. God bless you both, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/9/2019 12:38:00 AM
Such a poignant, heart-felt write; Ann, I feel like I am given a bit of a peek into your soul. Grief is peculiar in that it does not care when or how it strikes, coming in waves at unfamiliar and inopportune times. I hope all is well today, my friend.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/9/2019 12:55:00 AM
Oh thanks so much Caren, yes you are so right of course, I just woke and everything overwhelmed me, but by writing a poem it sort of helped to release my sadness.Thank you for your kind thoughts Caren, I am okay now. Kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/7/2019 2:44:00 AM
Another hug from across the pond. May you find the love you seek! Panagiota
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/7/2019 3:18:00 AM
Thank you so much for your welcome hug Panagiota. Sadly my love died 10 years ago, but tears still flow from time to time. Thank you for your sweet comments with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 4/6/2019 12:14:00 PM
I needed a good cry, Ann. With you my dear, big poetry hug. A FAVE. My thoughts are with you. Line xx
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/6/2019 12:17:00 PM
Bless you dear Line, it doesn't get any easier really and I need your hug today, thanks. With kindest thoughts Ann xx