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Moving On


as time passes
her visits wane -
fresh love sprouts...weeds
grow by his grave

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A "Charlie-Quadku" Contest
Hosted by Charles Messina
Placed 3rd
© 31st August 2019 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/20/2019 6:00:00 PM
oh my, this one is SO moving. One of the better ones on the list. I love it, Paul. Congrats for your win.
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Date: 9/22/2019 3:18:00 AM
Thank you so much, Andrea. I always rely on your judgement :) Have a lovely day. Regards // paul
Date: 9/20/2019 1:25:00 PM
A beautiful and touching piece. You see the widow visiting the grave of the deceased spouse. She misses him greatly, she is very lonely. Eventually the pain of his passing grows dimmer and the ache subsides. She meets someone, perhaps a widower. They start to keep company. Nice. Good write. Congrats. God Bless, JB
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Date: 9/20/2019 3:46:00 PM
You have interpreted it perfectly, Judy! Thank you. Have a lovely weekend. Regards & Blessings // paul
Date: 9/18/2019 11:38:00 AM
Paul, congratulations on your win, excellent ***
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Date: 9/20/2019 4:41:00 AM
Many thanks, Constance. A pleasure to have you visit:) Regards // paul
Date: 9/18/2019 11:05:00 AM
- Congratulations, Paul :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/20/2019 4:33:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise. Enjoy the weekend:) Hugs // paul
Date: 9/18/2019 6:54:00 AM
Excellent write Paul. Great piece with a touch of emotion. A heartfelt poem that touches us all. Sometimes when judging I tend to overlook or mis-judge great poetry.. This may be one of those times. Congratulations on your win my friend. All the best.. Charlie
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Date: 9/20/2019 4:32:00 AM
Thank you, Charlie. Judging is no easy job, especially when the entries are of high standard. Best regards // paul
Date: 9/6/2019 8:19:00 AM
But in her heart, she remembers...A moving poem Paul. good luck in the contest with this gem.
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Date: 9/7/2019 3:39:00 AM
Indeed, Jeanne...the heart remembers, and often that is what leads us back to the cemetery to visit our loved ones. Thank you for the visit and warm comments. Regards // paul
Date: 9/4/2019 10:46:00 PM
Great Haiku, Paul. Good luck in the contest. So true for so many that have lost their mates. I've know 3 people that lost their mates almost the same time my husband passed , 2 married right away ,, the other started dating as soon as his wife passed. I'm still going to visit, but we were loners.. only our children and grandchildren were in our lives.
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Date: 9/5/2019 8:46:00 AM
It is a case of different people and different circumstances, Eve. People who were very close find it hard to let go; others accept and adjust. Thank you for your feedback. Hugs // paul
Date: 9/4/2019 5:14:00 AM
- I try to avoid weeds at my mother's grave ... but weeds grow fast ... not easy to avoid - Best wishes in the contest, Paul - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/4/2019 5:54:00 AM
I sometimes think that weeds grow by graves to keep them company, especially when no one goes to visit. Thank you for your pleasant visit, Anne-Lise. Hugs // paul
Date: 9/2/2019 9:18:00 AM
This is so true, yesterday was 24 years since my mom passed and I was not at the graves my visits have gotten less frequent... another excellent piece that speaks volumes :) hugs
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Date: 9/2/2019 9:31:00 AM
Thank you, Sandra. Unknowingly our visits gradually become less and less, but even so, I find that now my visits last longer somehow. Hugs // paul
Date: 9/1/2019 10:30:00 PM
Another outstanding emotive piece Paul! You are so talented at writing these shorter forms that offer such impact! I love this! : ) xxoo
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Date: 9/2/2019 9:10:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie; your words light up my page:) Warm regards // paul
Date: 9/1/2019 7:59:00 AM
Oh my, a priceless gem--nice one, ~ Aloha always William
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Date: 9/2/2019 9:08:00 AM
You are too kind, William...thank you! Best regards // paul
Date: 9/1/2019 5:18:00 AM
Well described.
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Date: 9/1/2019 7:27:00 AM
Thank you, Victor. Have a blessed Sunday. Regards // paul
Date: 9/1/2019 1:39:00 AM
Hmmm, is this sad or is this just the way things should be? I think both. Thought-provoking,Paul.
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Date: 9/1/2019 7:27:00 AM
Hi Nina...I'd rather provoke thoughts than provide an answer; dealing with matters of the heart can be quite complicated. Thank you for your visit. Regards // paul
Date: 9/1/2019 12:23:00 AM
Life goes forward through this poignant haiku strikingly written!
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/1/2019 7:17:00 AM
Indeed, Franco, and yet many find it hard to move on. Thank you for reading and commenting. Regards // paul
Date: 8/31/2019 7:52:00 PM
WoW! Paul, This a good entry for the contest theme. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/1/2019 7:08:00 AM
Many thanks for your lovely comments, Alexis! May you too enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friend:) Regards // paul
Date: 8/31/2019 6:27:00 PM
Well written Paul. It stirs emotion:)
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Date: 9/1/2019 7:06:00 AM
Glad it grabbed your attention, Heidi. Thank you for stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 8/31/2019 4:45:00 PM
wonderful! best of luck in the contest, paul...
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Date: 8/31/2019 5:46:00 PM
Thank you, Ilene...a most welcome visitor; I had the kettle on, just in case:) Regards // paul