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ONE LAST TEAR

the saltiness of love
a riveting fall
unlike other tears
this solitary shed
like a drip of life-blood
the lance of each freckle
an almost feckless drive over the sallow cheek
finally landing on the lump of her throat

the last tear stains her pillow
tasted by encompassing family
a lovely bouquet
the aroma of memories
likewise a splash of a storm
lashing against the window pain
softly moaning wind
as she exhales one more breath
like the shake of a baby’s rattle

as the sun shines
a doe with a sparkling eye
and her fawn
through the window pane

her family exhales
and holds the snapshot
of her death

2/4/2019
Silent One’s One Last Tear Contest

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Date: 3/6/2019 1:08:00 PM
Hello Kim, a very sad poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 3/9/2019 1:19:00 PM
Oh,losing someone is hard, and many tears are shed, until we are healed. have a nice day my friend.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/8/2019 6:22:00 PM
Truth in this one
Date: 3/5/2019 3:35:00 AM
A emotional ride in the poem. Some sadness stay forever with us. Powerful words shared.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/5/2019 5:23:00 AM
Thank you, John!
Date: 3/3/2019 4:22:00 PM
Truly magnificent verses my dear friend. Such power in the sadness this gem conveys! A fav.. a superb creation...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/3/2019 8:22:00 PM
Thanks so much, Robert!
Date: 2/6/2019 2:57:00 PM
Very poignant and well-crafted piece, Kim!:-) Congratulations on your well-deserved win!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/6/2019 3:59:00 PM
Thank you, Edward!
Date: 2/6/2019 2:28:00 PM
How painful it is to watch a loved one die, Kim. You told the story beautifully and it reminded me of my family waiting after the life support was turned off for my Dad. Very moving poem! Congratulations on your well-earned first place.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/6/2019 4:00:00 PM
Thank you, Carolyn!
Date: 2/6/2019 1:08:00 PM
The saltiness of love.. thats a lot of tears.. This is very emotive and deep, and many will relate to this.. I have to say the penultimate stanza did confuse me a little, did you miss a word? Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Date: 2/4/2019 8:31:00 PM
Oh, a winner for sure. This is so moving, so vivid, Kim! ~ Gershon
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/4/2019 8:33:00 PM
Thank you, Gershon!
Date: 2/4/2019 3:28:00 PM
Oh a sweeping engaging write, a winner for sure. xomo
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/4/2019 6:03:00 PM
Thank you, Maureen! xx
Date: 2/4/2019 1:26:00 PM
Very emotional Kim and I'm sure many will relate to it. Good luck. Tom.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/4/2019 1:34:00 PM
Thank you, Tom!
Date: 2/4/2019 11:28:00 AM
Very emotive write. Kim. One could feel the pain. Best for a win.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/4/2019 1:34:00 PM
Thank you, Victor!
Date: 2/4/2019 8:09:00 AM
Powerfully moving; well done and best of luck in the contest.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/4/2019 1:34:00 PM
Thank you, M.L.
Date: 2/4/2019 5:45:00 AM
Your poem is exquisite Kim. I expect to see this at the head of the winner's circle.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/4/2019 5:48:00 AM
Thanks, Caren! :)