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Leaving Tallahassee

A crooning owl sang me to sleep each night From beyond the great oak that held my torn kite Ripples from the pool filter heard each morn Screened in porch that morning glories adorned Spring came early for twenty-three grand years Memories that will never disappear Camellias, azaleas planted with care Colorful fruit trees will always be there But walks through my woodland have ended now Economic struggles would not allow A lady to live her remaining years In the home where rain has washed away tears * For Michael's "A Change of View" Contest

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Date: 4/2/2011 6:36:00 PM
carolyn this was a most beautiful and touching poem you wrote i will put it in my favorites. thank you for reading my Erika Rene, and for your comment. i would post a picture of her, but i"m not sure how to do it, maybe you could tell me and i will try to do, and i could probley post a picture of my grandson Brandon, so far i have not wrote any poems about him.
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Date: 3/17/2011 8:45:00 AM
like all your work, Carolyn, this expresses what is evidently somethin g very close t o your heart. Especially like the phrase "morning glories adorned" - wonderful assonance. Hope your current home may prove t o be as happy for this the Tallahassee lassy...best wishes...Syd
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Date: 3/17/2011 6:54:00 AM
Congratulations Carolyn on your win in the "A Change of View" contest sponsored by Michael J. Falotico. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/17/2011 6:06:00 AM
Simply beautiful and very hear-felt, Carolyn. Many congrat's on your 2nd place win. Lainie
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Date: 3/17/2011 4:40:00 AM
Really beautiful and emotion filled Carolyn, thanks for sharing your memories with us and congratulations on your 2nd place win.. love Wilma
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Date: 3/17/2011 4:10:00 AM
So beautiful and so sad. Many ongratulations for this win.
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Date: 3/16/2011 6:45:00 PM
Congratulations on your second place win with this great write!! Caryl
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Date: 3/16/2011 4:32:00 PM
OH, LNC..this is one of my favorites of your. thelast couplet is so movng. Congrats again..BG
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Date: 3/16/2011 3:09:00 PM
Beautiful interpretation of change Caroline. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 3/16/2011 2:25:00 PM
I remember this one because it was one of my favorites in this category. Congratulations, Carolyn.
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Date: 3/16/2011 1:51:00 PM
Congratulations on the second place win in the contest of Michael, Carolyn
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Date: 3/16/2011 1:46:00 PM
Congrats Carolyn on your 2nd place win in my contest.. thank you for all your support,....luv Michael
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Date: 3/13/2011 11:03:00 PM
this is a wonderful nostalgic one,Carolyn. You make it sound like a great place to grow up. I am happy I found one of yours I had not yet seen!
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Date: 3/9/2011 4:13:00 PM
I had to move away from Orlando Fl. after several years. This hits home. Excellent! I really appreciate all you have said about my work. It is very uplifting! ~JS Lambert
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Date: 3/6/2011 4:51:00 PM
This is a lovely one, Carolyn. Feel the intense longing for what once was... Sense this will be a winner:) The very best of luck with this! Oh the winter has been a tough one alright! Since December, we have averaged at least one major snowstorm a week, sometimes two if we were extra lucky;)) 8-10" at a time, if not more! This was not an average winter, though, much more active than usual. We are all very winter weary. 72? About 40degF today...very mild, really! LOL
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Date: 3/5/2011 10:36:00 AM
I know how much you hated leaving your home. I feel like a nomad sometimes, not staying anywhere very long. 23 years in one house has to make it hard to move. Good luck in the contest, Diane
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Date: 3/4/2011 12:06:00 PM
Very expressive and descriptive...Reads like winning material..I especially like the line "Memories that will never disappear"..Your presence at my sight was uplifting...Sara
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Date: 3/4/2011 11:53:00 AM
The weekend is here and I am trying to get some poetry read. I am glad you had something new here for me to enjoy today Carolyn. I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with new found inspiration. The best to you in the contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/4/2011 7:26:00 AM
Great poem, Carolyn. Thanks for the kind message and congrats to you too : ) Jack
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Date: 3/3/2011 11:49:00 PM
nearley forgot a 7,still (thinking about the write)
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Date: 3/3/2011 11:46:00 PM
i think most people are being challenged Carolyn, at the moment, things that should be certain are seeming to become just shadows on a hard reaity, that seems to be beyond control and despite all efforts we employ, still i am sure you are most resourcefull! and i think you will win through in the end.
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Date: 3/3/2011 10:35:00 PM
Love it,Carolyn.Very touching and soulful write.A great entry into the contest--kashinath
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Date: 3/3/2011 10:13:00 PM
I've never been to the panhandle of Florida. Your couplets do describe the scenery quite well, Carolyn.
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Date: 3/3/2011 10:09:00 PM
a very well written view of past and future,,although I can see a better painted picture in your future for sure,,,especially when the weather changes,,all the best my friend,,,Blessings..Cecil
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Date: 3/3/2011 9:55:00 PM
sometimes, it's hard to let go yet we do move on to likewise grow...an exquisite piece that has a soul of its own, carol... poignant!y portrayed! just finished mine as well for this tourney; hope you can come around... well rested by now?? tacke care and winning wishes to you!:) huggs, nette
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