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if you could still make wishes, i'd help them come true

this chilled ground cannot carry the weight of these tears falling from the edges of downcast eyes they simply trail down the slopes of hills like cheeks puddles of sorrow in cupped hands hold the warmth of these wishes i bring forth i feel the pierce of life's thorns as i place these roses upon your grave knowing they too will die i listen beneath the boreal breath this autumn air brings for just a whisper of your voice as i sing happy birthday to you all i hear is silence as i kneel beside you touching this stone wishing for one touch back i lift my shadow with myself as i walk away dispirited mourning you again (today is my father's heavenly birthday, time never erases the distance)

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Date: 12/20/2019 10:45:00 AM
Wonderful write of beautiful sadness, your forte, glad this one was recognized as it should be, congrats Sandy on another win!
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Date: 12/20/2019 10:54:00 AM
thank you so much John...i feel sadness is my strongest writes, though i offer a little less of it because everyone thinks i am an emotional wreck when i write too many...i just feel i have a way of digging emotions up and making people feel them... not everyone likes sadness though... glad you do...i appreciate your kindness John :) hugs
Date: 12/20/2019 7:22:00 AM
Heartfelt congrats on your win in this contest my friend. The beauty of your words always shine brightly on the reader.
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Date: 12/20/2019 10:05:00 AM
Thank you so much Chris...i am happy to see this one awarded a win...it was a special write to me... :) hugs
Date: 12/19/2019 5:06:00 PM
Congrats on your placement! Your father would be proud! Poetic hugs.
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Date: 12/19/2019 7:42:00 PM
Thank you Juliet...being he wrote poetry, i am sure he would be proud :) hugs
Date: 12/19/2019 4:51:00 PM
Oh Sandra, What a wonderful poem that, with your imagery, puts us into that place of mourning and memory of one who is special! Congratulations!
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Date: 12/19/2019 7:42:00 PM
Thank you so much Sam...i wrote this for my father on his birthday... hugs
Date: 12/19/2019 3:33:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem Sandra
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Date: 12/19/2019 7:23:00 PM
Thank you so much Greg :) hugs
Date: 11/19/2019 12:03:00 AM
Bittersweet emotional write. Poetic hugs.
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Date: 12/19/2019 7:22:00 PM
Thank you so much Juliet :) hugs
Date: 11/16/2019 1:39:00 PM
Expressed with warmth, sorrow, love and once again a heart that shares emotions that most cannot put to words.
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Date: 11/16/2019 2:03:00 PM
Thank you so much Craig... weaving emotions into my poems was always my strong suit... hugs :)
Date: 11/16/2019 12:12:00 PM
Although deeply sad write, this is a beautiful dedication to your father... Poems are so different when they bleed from the heart...
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Date: 11/16/2019 2:02:00 PM
Thank you so much my friend.... the heart often bleeds wonderful poetry.... hugs :)
Date: 11/15/2019 11:44:00 PM
So sad and such a beautiful poem. God bless you sweet lady, Love, Gina
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Date: 11/16/2019 7:16:00 AM
Thank you so much Gina...i know he saw it, his wife texted me right after i wrote it...i took it as a sign... hugs and love :)
Date: 11/15/2019 11:33:00 PM
Sandra, I like your poem 'if you could still make wishes, i'd help them come true'. -Richard
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Date: 11/16/2019 7:15:00 AM
Thank you Richard.... hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 11:14:00 PM
A sad day but blessed the same...May your memories keep you, sweet girl. Hugs forever.
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Date: 11/16/2019 7:15:00 AM
thank you so much HT :) hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 9:35:00 PM
Love lasts forever, as you so eloquently revealed.
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Date: 11/16/2019 7:14:00 AM
Thank you Pax.... :) hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 6:17:00 PM
Very powerful Sandra. I do know that feeling and your poem describes the emotion to perfection. This will be a poem I read over and over....Ron
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Date: 11/15/2019 7:08:00 PM
Thank you so much Ron, what a kind thing to say, I am sorry that you know this feeling but touched that you will reflect upon my poem again.... hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 4:27:00 PM
Very touching write so sorry for your loss, I haven't lost a parent yet, must be awful!
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Date: 11/15/2019 4:43:00 PM
Thank you so much John...it will be 9 years since he passed early december...my mom passed when she was only 55...i guess you just get numb to death after awhile...enjoy your time with them, you are blessed my friend... hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 3:36:00 PM
A beautiful poem, Sandra.
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Date: 11/15/2019 4:40:00 PM
Thank you so much Line... hugs :)
Date: 11/15/2019 12:35:00 PM
Your father's heavenly birthday. A great tribute. " i listen beneath the boreal breath this autumn air brings for just a whisper of your voice" Sweet Sandra.
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Date: 11/15/2019 4:40:00 PM
Thank you so much Caren...i got a sign after i wrote it... i know he saw :) hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 12:33:00 PM
Hi Sandra I admire your courage to put into words your sorrow you feel toward your father. It is not easy to explain how you feel on the inside much less show others on the outside. Thanks again for sharing and I pray that each day gets easier and your feelings will help you go on.
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Date: 11/15/2019 4:38:00 PM
Thank you so much....it will be 9 years since he left early december...if there is one thing i am good at writing it's emotions... :) hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 12:28:00 PM
A touching write straight from the heart--every verse full of your love and grief at the same time..expertly done, as always: touching this stone wishing for one touch back..i lift my shadow with myself--superb my friend.
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Date: 11/15/2019 4:37:00 PM
Thank you... funny thing right after i wrote this my step mother texted me to wish me a happy birthday...she realized she forgot it...but i felt it was a sign from my dad..to coincidental... hugs :)
Date: 11/15/2019 11:30:00 AM
This poem touched my heart and I can relate with the sadness, because I have lost my wedding ring and I feel lost. Loved the emotions you conveyed. Hugs.
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Date: 11/15/2019 11:42:00 AM
oh no Victor...i hope you are able to find it, but if not, it's just a material thing that symbolizes the real love you carry in your heart for your wife... hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 11:24:00 AM
A somber and heart-felt poem my friend. Your grief and the emptiness felt in this void in your life flows softly from this lonely but wonderfully written poem from a daughter to her father. Nothing can ever take his place but here's hoping that your smile returns soon and you heart heals.
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Date: 11/15/2019 11:44:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend...he is with me, i got a sign right after i posted this... his wife texted me, first time i heard from her in exactly one month...what are the odds that seconds after i post this my phone goes off...your kind words touched my heart, thank you :) hugs