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Shades of Blue

As dawn’s first light appears in eastern skies and paints the heaven’s dome in hues of pink, I open sleepy eyes and realize ‘twas but a dream and life is out of sync. Alone I lay upon this king size bed where we would share our passions in the night, and cuddle as we slumbered under spread, but now these frigid sheets without delight. In Autumn’s chill the heavens beckoned you, and angels came to usher you away; now here behind I’m left in shades of blue, and seemingly alone in life’s decay. The sadness from my eye rolls down my face, and leaves a stain that time cannot erase. February 5, 2019

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Date: 7/13/2019 2:29:00 PM
The sentiments in this brilliant sonnet shoot straight through the heart. I know many can relate to this beautiful piece John. I love this poignant poem and am putting it into my Faves!Congratulations on your podium win! : ) xxoo
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/13/2019 3:37:00 PM
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Connie, I'm glad you liked tis poem. And thank you for the fav! All the best to you my dear friend. John
Date: 7/10/2019 6:36:00 PM
I have a few of those stains myself. I am sure we all do! Beautifully penned. Congrats on your win :) hugs
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/10/2019 8:26:00 PM
Show me someone without stains and I’ll show you someone who has never lived. Thank you for your thoughts, Sandy, I appreciate it. Hugs
Date: 7/10/2019 6:25:00 PM
I had the double pleasure of reading this beautiful sonnet once again and seeing it took its rightful place in such a difficult competition. Best congratulations, John)
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
Thanks so much, Kurt, I appreciate your comments.
Date: 7/10/2019 4:54:00 PM
Filled with imagery and color as well as sadness. Congratulations, John!
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/10/2019 5:41:00 PM
Thank you so much, Kim.
Date: 7/10/2019 4:30:00 PM
This is wonderful John congrats on a fine win!
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/10/2019 4:43:00 PM
Thanks so much, John, and thanks for hosting this contest.
Date: 4/9/2019 8:54:00 AM
That's what I call a true English sonnet.
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Date: 2/8/2019 12:26:00 AM
Your storytelling within poetry is incredible. Very moving and emotional. (((Hugs)))
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/8/2019 4:05:00 AM
Thank you for your wonderful comments, Berteena, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/6/2019 9:24:00 PM
This is blue; but well penned. Congrats.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/6/2019 9:28:00 PM
Thank you, ML, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/5/2019 7:59:00 PM
Congratulations John, on this win. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/5/2019 8:01:00 PM
Thank you:). I appreciate you, Brandy.
Date: 2/5/2019 1:48:00 PM
Sometimes, the heart does feel lost in those moments once felt- loves sweet embrace. You capture this emotion so beautifully here, within your words my dear friend. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/5/2019 5:23:00 PM
Thank you, Brandy, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/5/2019 11:01:00 AM
Well written John. I love the last 2 lines too :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/5/2019 11:20:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, I appreciate it, John
Date: 2/5/2019 9:03:00 AM
your voice gives a distinct tone to love's demise... beautifully forlorn, john... huggs
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/5/2019 9:06:00 AM
Thank you, Nette, I appreciate you. John