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The free verse was written for the contest by Craig Cornish.  Written to fit the melody by Dave Grusin's main theme to "On Golden Pond".  After watching this 1981 film and hearing the theme instrumental I felt the words come to me.  A great movie showing what families live through and in the end still love and forgive.  

On Golden pond (to the sound of the Original Soundtrack Version) Morning Calling Our loons searching for their love Echoing in the air Welcome back I’m here Yellow gold painted sky at sunrise glows bright Joyfully watching them swimming and play till dusk Clasping hands tightly upon our hearts hoping that time Will keep us safe we pray On Golden Pond Here our souls live and breathe as we watch falling leaves to the ground Reminiscences upon our parentage life here with each passing season Therefore takes us to present prime united through our family strife Remembering life began on golden pond Veil of haze has covered your aged eyes Treasured moments lost in a maze Scents of yellow flowers bring healing Watching you sorrow floods me like a fount Our harmony quickly fades before my very eyes Please recall just once the whale sound of our loons again Calling out to its love as I call to you now Can you hear me? Can you meet me? I’m over here Margaret Franceschini July 5, 2017

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Date: 5/16/2018 8:16:00 PM
Beautiful written
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Date: 10/16/2017 1:01:00 PM
Great and well written poem. I loved it a lot. Thanks, RAW.
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Margaret Franceschini
Date: 10/16/2017 1:39:00 PM
Thank you for enjoying my write.
Date: 9/11/2017 5:06:00 PM
Just getting to know your poetry Margaret..what a lovely poem..great theme!
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Margaret Franceschini
Date: 10/16/2017 1:40:00 PM
Thanks so much!