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We are polar opposites trying to connect,
Walking through a field of land mines.
Sometimes we don't make it through
Without becoming a bit maimed.

I am the steadfast flower in your garden,
The one that always grows back.
Even if abused, I find a way to blossom.
Tethered together by an invisible cord
Our deep love somehow endures.

We knew how different we were before
We felt compelled to share our lives.
We told ourselves opposites attract.
Now as age and illness becomes entwined
We have become shells of our vibrant
Selves who once took on the world united.

I refuse to succumb to the harsh winter
As I cling to the hues of our harvest years.
I will keep it at bay with songs in the sun
Warming both our hearts 'till winter comes.

© Connie Marcum Wong

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/28/2015 11:05:00 PM
Super 7 my friend. Adding this jewel to my fav list
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/29/2015 8:36:00 PM
That makes me so happy Robert. Thank you for your wonderful comment and for fav'ing my poem. My husband is recouping and doing better and better now, and becoming his colorful self again. Thank you for your prayers. Blessings, Connie PS I am not receiving notice when I get comments at Soup and don't know how to fix it. So sorry for the late reply.
Date: 7/7/2015 7:35:00 PM
Yes opposites attract and it is like a roller coaster over the years but as you say we cling to the hues of our harvest years. This one hits home. Nicely done. love phyl
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Date: 7/11/2015 8:38:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed this one Phyl. I have two loads of laundry I am ignoring so I need to get at it now. Lol. Thanks. Love, Connie
Date: 7/7/2015 6:03:00 PM
Opposites attract that's what adds a spark to a relationship but we have to continue to work at it - lovely metaphors here - may your love continue to blossom:-) hugs Jan xx
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 6:26:00 PM
Marriage or any relationship takes dedication to continue to blossom and grow, I agree Jan. Mahalo and Aloha, Connie
Date: 7/7/2015 3:45:00 PM
HI, connie, thanks for seeing my footle. I can't figure out how to make more people see it!! I must have done 50 comments yesterday. Do you feel like there are fewer people interacting here lately?
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Date: 7/7/2015 5:36:00 PM
Yes I do, maybe because of the summer and the holiday. It will get the attention it deserves when it lands in the winner's circle.
Date: 7/7/2015 3:19:00 PM
Hello Connie, Excellent Poem!! Your write here is filled with a profound passion and deep meaning. Love is indeed complex and can be an ever-changing variable in any relationship. It's a duplicitous emotion too at times: it can be both a pleasure and a curse for some people. Your last stanza does reflect that all-important spark and rekindling of love significant in any relationship. A "7" + FAV!! Cheers, Gary
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:42:00 PM
How sweet f you to make this poem a fave Gary. I so appreciate it that you liked it well enough to give it that kind of honor. Love endures, and that is the most important concern in a marriage or relationship. Thank you so much for such an enlightened comment. Cheers to you my friend, Connie
Date: 7/7/2015 1:08:00 PM
Oh I love this line - "I am the steadfast flower in your garden, the one that always grows back." This hints at the eternal. Love is so hard to define, but when it is threatened it always grows back. You are so wise, dear Connie. Love, daver
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:46:00 PM
You see right into my soul Daver, yes the eternal. Thank you my dear friend. Love, Connie
Date: 7/7/2015 8:48:00 AM
Hugs back to you Connie.
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Date: 7/6/2015 12:58:00 PM
If only someone i still care for could take the time, if she ever could find the inclination, to read these lovely words!Then she might understand a little bit more about "Relationships" and how you cannot be in love all the time - but you can still care for that same person at all times! My very best regards, Connie! :) john
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:38:00 AM
I really appreciate your understanding of my poem John. You seem to be on the same wave length. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. Aloha, Connie
Date: 7/6/2015 12:52:00 PM
Hi Connie: beautiful metaphoric prose on love held fast and hard.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Ralph. Aloha, Connie
Date: 7/6/2015 6:13:00 AM
Your words speak eloquent in the heart of readers, love this sweet poem and thanks for your pleasantry comment to my poem... Stay blessed......................A.M.
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Date: 7/7/2015 5:40:00 AM
Thank you very much for this special comment A.M. Aloha, Connie
Date: 7/6/2015 3:36:00 AM
polarity, ying and yang; these are parts of the essence that bring the sunshine out, connie... i so can relate to this enchanting work!.. huggs
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Date: 7/7/2015 5:45:00 AM
Thank you Nette for your insightful comment. Hugs, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 11:48:00 PM
I love the beauty and honesty of your words, Connie! Love has its ups and downs, but it's worth fighting for. My husband and I are polar opposites. Our differences attracted us, but after more than twenty years together, we have to work at our relationship more. This is one for my faves...hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 7/7/2015 5:48:00 AM
I so appreciate you fav'ing this Rhonda. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Hugs, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 11:40:00 PM
connie this could be my song as well. You outdid yourself with this one. I love it!! And guess what ? I saw a few fireworks looking tiny from the sky as we flew over Houston, a stopover from Nashville!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:44:00 AM
Thank you Andrea. Glad you got to see some fireworks. I watched some from Wash. D.C. on T.V. because it was extremely humid here on the fourth. Our trade winds came back today. Hugs, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 5:52:00 PM
Harmony is the commingling of opposites. There is beauty in the way opposites can join into a single sound. I enjoyed your poem, there is much to contemplate with this one.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:46:00 AM
Thanks a lot Richard. Hugs, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 5:18:00 PM
Your feelings come through strong and straight from the heart where love resides and good poetry is born. Emile.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:50:00 AM
Oh, how nice of you Emile. I appreciate that. Blessings, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 5:12:00 PM
Oh this is awesome,,can relate...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:58:00 AM
Thank you very much Harry. Cheers, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 3:18:00 PM
OH CONNIE!!!! OH OH OH! How sweet and tender. Yes...time ravages us all, but we need to fight back and remember the glory years...Each age has its beauty. This poem captivated me. Hugs
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:57:00 AM
I appreciate your lovely comment Eileen. I agree with you. Thnk you very much. Hugs, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 2:28:00 PM
True love knows no boundaries; it can overcome most difficult moments in life. That 'steadfast flower' will not succumb to the harsh winter. You show a lot of trust, Connie! May both of you sing more songs in the sun:) hugs // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:55:00 AM
Thank you very much Paul. Cheers, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 1:39:00 PM
A touching write, Connie. I can relate as my husband and I are total opposites, yet, by God's grace, we have managed to stay together, our love intact. Well written! Love, Kim
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 6:00:00 AM
It certainly keeps life interesting doesn't it Kim? I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Cheers, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 12:31:00 PM
This is beautiful Connie. Opposites attract yes, but only dedication and love can make that attraction last. Keep well everyday for him, for both of you. hugs!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 6:02:00 AM
Marriage takes dedication to become lasting. I agree. Thank you very much Kim. Cheers, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 12:25:00 PM
Keep blooming year after year. Opposites do attract and can thrive... keep winter at bay....Tim
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2015 5:54:00 AM
Thank you Tim. It is a bit late in life to change now, but I am happy to see my children happy, fulfilling their dreams. Aloha, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 11:12:00 AM
Connie, I love your personification of the flower in the garden, so lovely 7 and thanks for visiting my senyru 13, I was amazed to see it as potd now if it can win in the contest
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Date: 7/7/2015 5:51:00 AM
Thank you very much Constance. I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Hugs, Connie