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Laden in white

thoughts
spiraling
like this snow
in the lash
of december's
bitter breath

downcast eyes
watching
the leaves
gathered
at your grave
laden in white
as they admit
defeat

i struggle
to breathe
in this air
as it kisses
back
with
death's lips

knocked
on my knees
oppressed
memories
waft
in the swells
of eyes
as i lay
a wreath
of emotions
by your side

i sidle
glancing back
as i leave
my only
christmas
spirit
behind

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/9/2020 1:13:00 PM
Sandy congrats on a top win!;)
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Date: 1/9/2020 5:04:00 PM
Thank you Brenda...i haven't had time to look yet...
Date: 1/9/2020 1:05:00 PM
Sandra, Congratulations on your win. I always think that even in the darkest part of winter, spring is always waiting in the wings.
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Date: 1/9/2020 5:03:00 PM
Thank you so much Sam... winter can be dreary but spring is always something to look forward too... hugs
Date: 1/9/2020 12:22:00 PM
solitude at its best, congrats on a well deserved first place, we shared again! and I am honored x:-)-luloo
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Date: 1/9/2020 5:02:00 PM
Thank you so much my sweet friend...i am the one that is honored...i haven't had much time to check the wins list lately... work has been crazy especially with the snowy weather... congrats to you too :) hugs
Date: 12/5/2019 9:35:00 PM
It will follow you. Christmas never gives up. Hugs. Pretty flowers ... all white roses... to your door...t o cheer you... on a white winter day... Ann
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Date: 12/11/2019 11:17:00 AM
Thank you my sweet friend...hugs :)
Date: 12/5/2019 9:32:00 AM
Amazingly beautiful in its sadness Sandra. A true Christmas spirit. Thank you.
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Date: 12/11/2019 11:16:00 AM
Thank you Jeff :)
Date: 12/5/2019 5:20:00 AM
This is so beautiful in its sadness. Everything about this is perfect.
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Date: 12/5/2019 9:18:00 AM
thank you so much Robert :) hugs
Date: 12/5/2019 5:11:00 AM
I read this and I think "this is what poetry should sound like"
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Date: 12/5/2019 9:09:00 AM
wow...thank you Caren...what a wonderful comment :) hugs
Date: 12/5/2019 3:36:00 AM
Snow, bad weather, the cold and grief over past friends. They are the recipe for a gloomy Christmas. Like you I don't enjoy Christmas so much. HUgs.
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Date: 12/5/2019 9:08:00 AM
it's hard to enjoy it so much when so many are missed... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 11:08:00 PM
Oh my gosh, this is absolutely stunning, Sandra. Powerfully emotive with amazing imagery!! Whew. A fav
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Date: 12/5/2019 9:07:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend, especially for the fave...hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 8:49:00 PM
Very moving and a great read
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Date: 12/5/2019 9:07:00 AM
Thank you so much Peter.... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 8:48:00 PM
Powerful stuff. This is 'The Graveyard Scene.' Act 4, Scene 6... Shakespeare and Thornton Wilder are jealous. :) gw
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Date: 12/5/2019 9:06:00 AM
Thank you so much...graves are much a part of Christmas these years... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 6:04:00 PM
Well penned with feeling, kind of sad but, a good write.
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:52:00 PM
Thank you M.L.... my muse does sad well... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 5:32:00 PM
Hi Sandra. a piece thats painted in sorrow. Thanks for sharing this. Praying your Christmas is painted in love and admiration.
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:51:00 PM
Thank you Greg...always some love in the holiday but you still can't help miss the ones gone...we used to have huge get togethers for the holiday... it's just me and my sister, my children and grandkids now...my brother, parents and all aunts and uncles are gone...we have cousins we see through the year but not over the holidays... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 4:47:00 PM
Sandra, This is so sad yet well written. You expressed a profound sadness very well. For some the holiday season is not a happy occasion. Have a good day my friend - Alexis
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:48:00 PM
Thank you Alexis...i get into the holiday for my grandchildren and sometimes people less fortunate...maybe because it helps bring the spirit into my life...many family members are gone, i make wreaths myself as a way to give my parents a gift and feel like they are included in the festivities... enjoy your evening... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 4:32:00 PM
Soo sad Sandy, but hey that's what you do...and you do it well. Enjoyed!
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:46:00 PM
Thank you John... just feeling his loss a little stronger this time of year... his birthday is mid november, his date of death is this saturday and then of course the holiday... sad is what i know... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 2:52:00 PM
Beautifully written though very sad write Sandy, these wintery months can drag down our spirits but fine light can lift is up again. Blessings and hugs,Gordon
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:45:00 PM
Thank you Gordon...saturday will be the anniversary of my father's death and we have a couple more relatives not with us this year...i make wreaths for my parents graves kind of my way of including them in the holiday...you will always miss those gone for the holidays, their birthdays and remember their death dates... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 2:41:00 PM
Gloomy weather can evoke gloom--but memories of the past have their own poignancy--so well written as always, Sandy. Your poem communicates your mood. You took a day off yesterday?
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:42:00 PM
No we had a half day for snow on monday... worked all day yesterday, we had some snow showers again today... my dad's grave is by my home and i literally drive by it all day...i made him a wreath but actually haven't placed it yet...one year it was stolen right after i placed it so i hold out until closer to christmas now... thank you Vijay :) hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 2:34:00 PM
Such a sad piece my friend. Hoping your heart heals quickly and your smile returns soon. Beautifully written sorrow and longing that reaches in and grips the heart. Your talent shines even in sadness.
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:39:00 PM
thank you so much Chris...i made wreaths for the graves... forgot about my grandparents, never did for theirs because my aunt and uncle always took care of their grave... they both passed this year, so i guess i need to make one more..it's the one thing that brings them to Christmas... the graveside moment shared... then it's gone... hugs
Date: 12/4/2019 2:28:00 PM
This spirit affects many in the holiday season. It's one fraught with sorrowful memories and loneliness that your words amply convey.
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Date: 12/4/2019 6:37:00 PM
Thank you so much Lin... lots of death in my family, many were young still...i make them wreaths as my heartfelt gift to them but the holidays are lacking without them here...