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'my dress is a cloud of red'

I savor silence and my solitary dreams, my wanderings
and in my candlelit room, I withdraw 
to my secret place and you
I have put on our wedding dance music
and I am travelling back, back in time with a sigh
I know what comes next and I want to weep with love
my dress is a cloud of red chiffon flowing, flowing
and you my darling, are in a black suit
soft the jazz music drifting in my meditation
did I put that music on or did it just come to me
you whisper in my ear, I love you, and I turn the page
back, back, I turn back the pages
we swirl onto the dance floor, twirling and dipping perfectly
and the red chiffon is beauty 
kiss me my darling your whisper or is that the music
your strong arms hold me tightly, oh I remember
and we are spinning, spinning, spinning
then the music is loud like thunder, roaring
  and you are fading
      our hands slipping
          then our fingertips
              and still we are spinning
                 until you are gone and I am alone
                            yet the music goes on and on

and in my candlelit room, I take a deep breath . . .

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February 5,  2016

Poetry/Free Verse/ 'my dress is a cloud of red'
Copyright Protected, ID 16 1150-242-0
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym. 

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Brian Strand

First place

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Date: 6/9/2019 3:24:00 AM
Constance I could have never written this wonderful poem under a pseudonym. I would have wanted full credit! A poem that could win many contests. Congratulations my friend.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/9/2019 11:58:00 AM
Caren, thank you for the compliment and congratulations, I like to keep my writings private, for now anyways ~
Date: 6/8/2019 7:28:00 PM
Your poem is truly breathtaking in its deep and faceted emotion, Dear Heart. Your brilliant talent is on full display with this poignant yet enchanting piece. Congratulations on your excellent win. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/9/2019 11:58:00 AM
Susan, thank you for the wonderful comment and the congratulations !
Date: 6/6/2019 2:12:00 PM
I knew this glorious, poignant write would be at the top, as that is the only place it should be Constance. It is so utterly beautiful and brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so much Constance you are the most amazing poet! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/7/2019 8:28:00 AM
Ann, thank you for that amazing comment about my poem, I was so happy with my placement in the contest ~
Date: 6/6/2019 11:25:00 AM
I remember this beauty Constance, but I don't see my comment so maybe this is a revised or repost version. At any rate it is so deserving of your First Place honor. Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/7/2019 8:29:00 AM
Connie, this is a repost of the original for this contest, thank you for the compliment and the congratulations ~
Date: 6/6/2019 7:14:00 AM
The ending lines that show the reversal of a happy scene are so poignant. Touching.!!!! If this is your personal experience, I heartily wish you solace. Hugs <3
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/6/2019 8:30:00 AM
Sweltha, thanks for the lovely comment, oh yes, this is my reality ~