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My Favorite Devonshire

Myself All that I am I could dye my hair to please you Yet I won't A little mascara might Make me attractive Although the value of my gift Cannot be measured in wrappings I will not sing For you But create a harmony and hope for consonance And I will dance With you To the melody of our song Accept All that I am I could paint you as my knight in armor But fantasies vanish with sunrise We could play together Yet games must end And the unity of the game Will dissolve Leaving you And me All that we are And acceptance of each Written by Carolyn Devonshire
Carolyn Devonshire-Who is she? A great author,a widower who loved her husband so much,and a daughter who loved her father just as much.She is one of my closests friends,can easily be called family...and so lucky I am to have met her.Carolyn was one of the first soupers who always left me a comment of encouragement when i first started writing here.Our friendship grew stronger through time and so our love for poetry. Why do i love this poem so much? This poem from Carolyn's first book 'Visions of Devonshire'definitely speaks to my soul. The value of who we are,isn't about how we appear to be,it isn't about making ourselves perfect,nicer,It isn't about changing our identity..Its about being who we really are. Carolyn's gift cannot be measured in wrappings'..Its her inner beauty which makes her shine.Her friendship ,love and loyalty to others is what makes her so special. Its not all about the outer beauty of oneself,but what is on our inside which really makes us who we are. The knight in shining armor,the Fantasy,the dream might vanish with sunrise, the game will end too,leaving all that was in yesterday behind,but finding who we are once again,and accepting each other for who we were and always will be. Thankyou Carolyn for this poem, Your gift lies within you.. It cannot be measured in wrappings..So true! and the biggest thankyou is sent your way today for just being you.. Dear Gwendolyn..thanks for the brilliant idea.... Big hugs... Charma

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Date: 2/3/2013 6:05:00 PM
It does touch the soul when this is read especially aloud.
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Date: 12/8/2012 2:21:00 PM
Ah! Such a great poem from a heart that is loyal, full and wise. I had to choose this to read, dear Charma...I agree with you completely about Carolyn...a wonderful friend and a true poet! Great job as always! Love, Annalise
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Date: 7/4/2012 2:14:00 PM
Charma, carolyns poem touched me from beggining to the end. but your words touched me deeply also for the same words you used to discribe your relationship with her. i can use them to discribe the same relationship that i have with her. i'll be making this one of my favs. and remembering that we all go back a long way. and though one of us knows we will be leaving soon. we still trust that we will meet in the same place on the other side. in poet heaven. love JHL
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Date: 6/12/2012 1:25:00 PM
Congratulations on your super win in Gwen's contest Charmaine. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/11/2012 9:39:00 AM
Dear Charmaine, you captured the message of this poem o well and I think this is the most moving tribute I've seen. Thank you for your kind words and congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/11/2012 2:48:00 AM
I think that this is a really great poem. Thank you for sharing this one with us.
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Date: 6/11/2012 2:03:00 AM
Charma, congrats on your win..David
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Date: 6/10/2012 6:36:00 AM
Hi Charmaine--Just stopping by once again to say a heartfelt thanks for honoring Carolyn. She certainly has to be moved by this narration. Love, Gwendolen
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Date: 5/29/2012 3:33:00 PM
accept me as i am. for i cannot be anything more than what you find. but i'm sure you'll find, that i am enough.
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Date: 5/21/2012 11:34:00 PM
*.* I Love The Changing Identities Part *.* But Not As Much As I Love Your Amazing Beauty & Priceless Precious Poetry *.* Beautiful Dedication, From Treasure Unto Another *.* Love, Jasper *.*
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Date: 5/21/2012 9:55:00 PM
wow, you REALLY did well with your review of her work. One of the best I have read in the contest, sweetie.
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Date: 5/21/2012 2:19:00 PM
Charmaine, You made my eyes leak for this is similar to my feelings about Carolyn too...I'm not sure she was the first poet to comment on my work back in January of 2011, but her comments had depth and caused me to dig deeper in my heart with each new poem...She challenged me to a limerick and we took turns adding lines...then she titled it! She did an extensive write like that with Tony Lane that thrilled my heart...Oh, what was the name of that poem?...a great narrative on a great lady! You are the dear! :) Gwendolen
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Date: 5/21/2012 2:20:00 PM
Thanks for participating in my Devonshire tribute!
Date: 5/21/2012 2:02:00 PM
It was a pleasure to read your poetry this Monday afternoon Charmaine. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/21/2012 1:46:00 PM
Dear Charma, I had tears rolling down my face just reading your lovely dedication. You really understand this poem well and I'm so glad you chose it. You are one of the most loving people I know and I'm so happy to have you as my dear friend. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 5/21/2012 11:47:00 AM
She has so many beautiful poems, difficult to chose one - my chose is: "An Open Heart", just post it. - Like yours chose alot Charma. - oxox love Anne-Lise
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Date: 5/21/2012 11:17:00 AM
Charma excellent....David
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