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credulous at times or so it seems i am as i peer outwards through speckled windows beyond the splatter of rain from dawn's misty skies the crimson edges of the horizon seems distorted from view as the sun peeks through newly budding maples that line the path of these empty streets where only silence lingers on the corners of every lawn it seems not long ago one could hear laughter of children gathering as dogs curiously walked by but now it's only a memory of faded days as if winter still hung in the air i see the robins frolicking from branches as if embracing the warmth of another day risen without noise a full moon still rests on the edges of this sky that seems clearer as if a fog has lifted from everywhere but my mind my erstwhile dreams hide behind closed curtains of this worrisome mind in these troubled times i can almost hear the roar of the ocean's ebb and flow as i close my eyes beneath these salted mists that fall from within as I seek the aperçu of understanding as unknowledgeable as i am looking from the inside out "my heart still feels those times spent in the warmth" April 5, 2020 Poetic Line Contest Sponsored by Silent One end line credit Eve Roper My heart still feels those times spent in the warmth - from the poem 'What the eye sees the heart cannot forget.

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Date: 4/13/2020 7:24:00 PM
Back with congrats my friend on your well deserved first place--you are among the best, Sandy--so this is no surprise.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/14/2020 8:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay for your kind words and support... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/13/2020 2:07:00 PM
- A beautiful poetic poem ... congratulations on your big win ... well deserved, Sandra :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/13/2020 6:41:00 PM
Thank you so much Anne-Lise… hugs and blessings
Date: 4/13/2020 11:56:00 AM
Lovely opener and love: as I seek the aperçu of understanding. Congratulations, Sandra, on first place!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/13/2020 6:41:00 PM
Thank you so much Kim... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/13/2020 11:04:00 AM
Stunning write, Sandra, I love each stanza of your poem. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/13/2020 6:40:00 PM
Thank you so much Eve... your line inspired me... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/13/2020 10:23:00 AM
Congrats on your placement! This is something many can relate to in these times. My kids sure miss their friends. Hopefully we will all have a greater appreciation for the things and people that we take for granted. Poetic hugs only for now.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/13/2020 6:40:00 PM
Thank you Juliet... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/13/2020 8:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Another great write! Beneath the salted mists, was a beautiful way to describe the emotions. Stay safe, the play ground will be full again in a few months time!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/13/2020 6:40:00 PM
Thank you so much Krish… hugs and blessings
Date: 4/13/2020 6:53:00 AM
You always take me on a journey.. I always read your poems in an American, southern accent... lol... Not sure why... You are the queen of deep poetry.. loved how you finished it off with the last line...Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/13/2020 6:39:00 PM
wow... what a nice surprise to see your comment and a first place win... thank you for the honor and for always hosting such great contests... hugs
Date: 4/6/2020 4:26:00 PM
oh wow you took Eve's line and tacked it on the end so wonderfully. I did opposite and put the line at beginning and did a totally different theme. Can you guess what I wrote about? (it's not posted yet). I love this poetic way you showed your sorrow for how things are today, Sandy. No children though? In my town, they are playing in their yards!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 7:08:00 PM
Thank you Andrea... you write of love beautifully and I could see that line opening up a beautiful love poem from your pen... I hope you are staying safe... hugs and blessings!
Date: 4/6/2020 8:53:00 AM
It does feel like winter is still hanging on—this desolate isolation in which we find ourselves in. Beautiful poem, Wishing you well in the contest. I hope all is well. JC Hawkens
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 7:07:00 PM
Thank you so much JC... being locked inside and unable to venture out makes me think of winter storms that keep us in... the weather is not too warm yet so it still looks like winter without the snow... stay safe... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/6/2020 7:07:00 AM
What a chilling but beautifully written poem about the times we face as the world changes before our eyes. Hoping those warm beaches become a place of fun for you again soon my friend. Best wishes in the contest
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 7:05:00 PM
Thank you so much Chris... these tough times have my muse hiding but when it pokes through the darkness it shares the fears... hugs and blessings... stay safe!
Date: 4/6/2020 2:16:00 AM
A superb poem capturing the inner and outer world, the world of today and that of yesterday, in captivating imagery! Excellently done dearest, Sandra. Hugs xxx
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 7:04:00 PM
Thank you so much Demetrios... hugs and blessings XoXo
Date: 4/5/2020 11:57:00 PM
I find windows to be such a powerful metaphor, don't you? The separation of the inside from the outside, the dream from the reality, the dangerous from the haven of safety. Love how this one ends. Beautifully penned, dear Sandra. It's good to see you writing your poignant musings. Blessings and hugs ~ John
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 7:03:00 PM
yes windows can open many things... thank you so much John, I hope you are staying safe and well... my muse has been fickle... hugs and blessings!
Date: 4/5/2020 11:43:00 PM
Wow Sandra! This is so impressive. In these difficult times of uncertainty the quiet becomes almost deafening. You created a really beautiful poem with inspiration from Eve's beautiful line. I am sure this will do well in the contest my friend. I hope you are well and keeping safe. xxoo
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 7:02:00 PM
Thank you so much Connie... I wrote this a few days ago and lost it near the end...I don't remember the whole write but I feel this version was better.... trying to remain as safe as I can, it is bad in this area of the world... my state has moved to 8th for the most cases... praying it ends soon and hope you are staying safe as well... hugs and prayers! XoXo
Date: 4/5/2020 4:17:00 PM
Very descriptive piece, Sandra. During these surreal times, we do need to use our imaginations to recall normality. Janice
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/5/2020 6:03:00 PM
Thank you so very much Janice... our imaginations are all we have to take us away from these times... stay safe... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/5/2020 3:04:00 PM
Hi Sandra, You have penned such a heartfelt piece that many could relate to. You expressed how the “quarantine “ has most of us feeling. When you’re not able to go outside, it makes one appreciate the beauty of nature. Stay safe my friend:-) Alexis
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/5/2020 6:02:00 PM
Thank you so much Alexis...I think we all are feeling defeated, uncertain, scared... I hope you are staying safe my friend... hugs and blessings!
Date: 4/5/2020 2:40:00 PM
This is glorious - especially love the line 'beneath these salted mists/that fall from within' - impressive entry for the contest, Sandra-
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/5/2020 6:01:00 PM
Thank you so much Michelle... stay safe, hugs and blessings :)
Date: 4/5/2020 2:25:00 PM
Exquisite imagery throughout your poem Sandy--very apt depiction of silence we all face everywhere. I felt the emotions you conveyed in this poem--splendidly done my friend. No doubt a TOP winner.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/5/2020 6:00:00 PM
Thank you so much Vijay...I actually started this Wednesday and was almost finished and I don't know what went wrong but my document reverted back to blank and I just got too discouraged to write again... hugs and blessings :)
Date: 4/5/2020 2:23:00 PM
A glimpse into a soul, CV-19 imprisoned. Tellingly penned, Sandra. Stay sane! :) Cheers and Good Cheer! ~ gw
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/5/2020 5:59:00 PM
thank you so much my friend... hugs