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Worn limbs creak like tomb's ancient doors
Jumping from youth to old age with lightning's shock
Kind mirrors with mounting dust blur lines
Leaping into my shopping cart are restorative skin creams
Before gremlins make off with them, memories visit briefly
…What was it I was trying to say?




February 18, 2019
For Nina's "Reflect That Emotion" Contest

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Date: 3/2/2019 1:44:00 AM
Pensive, can feel it, nice, Carolyn...
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Date: 2/27/2019 4:07:00 PM
Oh, those last two lines. They sting, as they ring and resonate. Congrats on a well-deserved win in Nina's contest. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 2/26/2019 8:06:00 AM
Hi Carolyn, dropping bwith congratulations on your well-deserved win in the contest with this excellent piece. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 2/25/2019 6:38:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats, Carolyn.
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Date: 2/24/2019 1:19:00 AM
Congratulations on your Win! This is just a great piece! As I said before, you make beauty and grace of expression seem easy!
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:14:00 PM
Congrats, Carolyn.
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Date: 2/23/2019 8:12:00 PM
You reflect the emotions of aging with poignant beauty, Carolyn. Your rich imagery captivates me with its content and its artistry. Congratulations on your wonderful win, my lovely friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 2/23/2019 10:56:00 AM
What a clever and descriptive poem, with humor mixed in so brilliantly, Carolyn! Congrats on your win! :)
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Date: 2/23/2019 10:18:00 AM
Hi Carolyn, aging doesn't come easily. I am sure that you shall age gracefully, myself, I am already a dying duck. We are as old as we feel, therefore, I shall always be young. Love the content. I am rather remiss. Congratulations on your win in the contest. A wonderful write. have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 2/23/2019 10:05:00 AM
Those gremlins! “Lightning shock”—yes! And omg I love that last line! Congratulations!
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:44:00 AM
Oh, and I like the title better now too!!
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:43:00 AM
CArolyn, I just came here and saw that I made the winner list and i remembered how much I loved your poem and I saw you made the list. So Yayyyy, congratuations to YOU on a well deserved win!
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:20:00 AM
Hi Carolyn, This a good poem on "ageing". It's very emotional and relatable because its something we all face. Congratulations on your 5th place win. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:18:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Carolyn. Love that last line! Janice
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Date: 2/21/2019 8:09:00 PM
wow, I LOVe this (probably because I relate it so well) My only suggestion is that you change the title. I think you did such a good job describing this, you could have used a symbolic title that did not tell the emotion . Awesome writing, sweetie.
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Date: 2/21/2019 6:28:00 AM
Reads like a good contender for the contest. Age has a way of taking its toll. It is worse on some than others. Thanks for dropping by with congrats on my placement in your contest and thanks for the honor of being there. Sara
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Date: 2/19/2019 3:53:00 PM
Carolyn, I love this poem so much, deep and dark and a glimpse of life's reality, well done, a FAV for me ~
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Date: 2/18/2019 8:23:00 PM
Your use of the objects in the environment of the poem to convey the feeling is absolutely ingenious -- you make beauty and grace of expression seem easy! I love your poetry!
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Date: 2/18/2019 4:23:00 PM
if you can write beautiful poetry like this, then you are forever young and ageless to me, carolyn... incredible artwords!...huggs
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Date: 2/18/2019 12:35:00 PM
Sadly it creeps up on us all Carolyn, but on the positive side it brings experience and wisdom. Tom.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/18/2019 4:22:00 PM
That is so true, Tom. If I knew in youth what I know now, a lot of the choices made would have been different. Thanks for reading!
Date: 2/18/2019 10:38:00 AM
Now, who are you and what is this poem thingy? HAHA.. Love it! BG
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/18/2019 4:22:00 PM
Ah, I'm perhaps the last surviving LNC. Thanks for reading, Barbara!
Date: 2/18/2019 10:33:00 AM
The ending line says it all. Age has its consequences for us all..well depicted, Carolyn.
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Date: 2/18/2019 9:43:00 AM
Great penning! I can feel it! Good luck in the contest, xomo
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Date: 2/18/2019 8:53:00 AM
I know the feeling. Well penned, Carolyn. Love the way you end with a twist.
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