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Life Spent All Alone I felt such joy when first my hull met sea. 'Twas years ago before my shattered shell Was tossed and ravaged, fisherman and me As we grew old together, now I tell The story of our lonely life at sea. There was a maiden who he loved in youth. A lightning strike took her, 'twas destiny. He never loved again, that is the truth. Daily he sadly fished in sun or rain, Her memory and me his only friend, Kept company in tune with heartfelt pain. I remained with him 'till the very end. I spend my days alone, my time is cast, Thus I know, he is with his love at last. 5-13-19 Choices Poetry Contest ~First Place~ Sponsor Sara Kendrick Picture # 2 Life Spent All Alone

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Date: 9/24/2020 12:48:00 PM
Wonderful personification of the lonely old boat, painting a picture of the sad fisherman who is now reunited with his beloved. Excellent sonnet; what great story telling skills you have!
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Date: 7/11/2019 5:59:00 AM
A beauty! Who doesn’t love the tale of the sea and love. Congratulations, Connie!
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Date: 7/10/2019 6:47:00 PM
Wow! Poignant yet beautiful! Congrats on your win :) hugs
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Sandra Adams
Date: 7/11/2019 8:13:00 PM
Wow so sad Connie, yet the love most people only ever find in dreams!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/11/2019 4:00:00 AM
Thank you Sandra. My grandfather was like the fisherman. He lost my grandmother when she was young and he never loved again. : ) xxoo
Date: 7/10/2019 6:38:00 PM
I'm glad to read this perfect sonnet again, Connie. And to congratulate you. So, yay!)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/11/2019 3:55:00 AM
I appreciate you rereading my poem Kurt. I am thrilled to be in the top three. Thank you my friend! : )xxoo
Date: 7/10/2019 5:24:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this wonderful sonnet once again, Connie, congrats on your win my friend. John
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/11/2019 3:57:00 AM
Thank you very much John. The boat picture inspired this poem, it spoke to me, so I let it speak. : ) xxoo
Date: 7/10/2019 4:35:00 PM
Lovely write Connie I remember this one it is still a great write.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/11/2019 3:50:00 AM
Thank you very much John. I feel honored to be in such great company with third place. Thank you for your contest that allowed older poems to be entered. Aloha, Connie : )
Date: 6/22/2019 4:49:00 PM
Ahhh!! The boat and man became one. Enjoyed reading this one and glad that you wrote it for my contest. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I hope that your summer is an excellent one. Sara
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2019 5:45:00 PM
I so appreciate you giving me a first placement in your contest Sara. I took my idea from my grandfather who never got over the loss of my grandmother who died young. Thank you for the picture and your contest that inspired this poem. xxoo : )
Date: 6/13/2019 1:28:00 PM
Hello Connie Great poem and depicts life spent alone. Regards Mpho pho Kgaswane.
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Date: 6/9/2019 8:59:00 AM
excellent, and beautifully quilled
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Date: 6/7/2019 1:33:00 AM
So tragic, and yet, it reeks of truth. "He never loved again, that is the truth." This happens more often than we would ever guess.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/7/2019 10:58:00 AM
It happened to my grandfather. He and my grand mother had four children and she died young. He never loved anyone else and he lived until 76 years old. Thank you very much Caren. Have a great day! xxoo
Date: 6/6/2019 11:01:00 PM
Beautiful , Connie, and a fav. Hugs Eve
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/7/2019 11:03:00 AM
Thank you very much Eve. This poem is a bit personal brand inspired by my grandfather who lost my grandmother when she was still young. I so appreciate you faving this one. xxoo
Date: 6/6/2019 11:13:00 AM
Beautiful, Connie. Very graceful. Good luck int the contest and congrats for being tops on the best new poems list!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/7/2019 11:01:00 AM
Thank you very much Dale. My inspiration for this poem is my grandfather who lost my grandmother while she was still young. He never loved again and lived to 76.: )
Date: 6/5/2019 5:11:00 PM
Hello Connie Marcum Wong, I scenes that he is with her now, his true love. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 6/5/2019 1:21:00 PM
dropping back to say congrats at being ~#1 on the best new poems list it is so well deserved with this remarkable poem:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/5/2019 9:01:00 AM
This is beautiful Connie. A moving tale with a graceful turn. Congratulations!
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Date: 6/5/2019 1:52:00 AM
I love the phrase "till the very end. Thoughtful.
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Date: 6/4/2019 9:59:00 PM
So very well done my dear Connie. Your words have used an unexpected approach by painting a vivid mental picture as seen by the boat. Nice
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Date: 6/4/2019 8:05:00 PM
I am going fishing next week. I guess the man in your story had a love affair with the sea. I love the ocean myself but would not trade it for true love! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 6/4/2019 4:20:00 PM
This is wonderful Connie. Beautifully done. Bravo my friend! Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 6/4/2019 9:32:00 AM
I am always struck by your writing!
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Date: 6/4/2019 5:48:00 AM
An amazing sonnet Connie, so inspirational and heartfelt... Wonderfully written!! Congratulations on making number one! Have a blessed day..
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Date: 6/3/2019 8:16:00 PM
Having the boat break our hearts was brilliant ! Congrats. I may be asking a too personal question. Andrea'a talking about getting poems and pic together???What does PFT mean? I . haven't written in month's. Try to learn from comments, everyone is so smart,,You are GREAT! This I can understand.
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Date: 6/3/2019 1:14:00 PM
So beautifully written, Connie. Such depth and emotion, such sadness. A lovely # 1.
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Date: 6/2/2019 11:17:00 PM
Beautifully written
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Date: 6/2/2019 1:54:00 PM
wow your poem overtook mine for top best new poem. Congratulations Connie. It's such a gem!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/2/2019 3:36:00 PM
I was shocked Andrea. The day before it was like # 31. Then next day Vijay tells me it is # 1. Thanks a lot my friend. xxoo
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