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Republished: 14th January 2022

Image by Susann Mielke from Pixabay

This poem was recently placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "A" (1052) Poetry Contest.

The poem is dedicated to someone I know. 


there's a little dog that's laughing at a cow jumping the moon and a cat playing a fiddle on the wall of a bright room where a mobile's hanging silent waiting patiently to turn like the pages on the bookshelf that proclaim it's fun to learn and there's a bible on a small crib with its cross depicting love for a child born sadly sleeping into arms of those above.

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Date: 3/5/2022 4:24:00 PM
Gary, this has particular meaning to me as I was born after my mother suffered three miscarriages. As a result, I was extremely well-loved, maybe even spoiled, as a child because I was filling that vacuum created from painful loss. I'm glad you brought this one back to your site, it is excellently written with great care and insight (as are all your creations). By the way, I noticed your Bus Stop and Door in the Wall poems (sorry, I don't know their proper titles) are no longer on your list. Will you be re-posting them? Admiringly, John
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Date: 3/6/2022 1:05:00 AM
Thanks once again John for your words of encouragement and support. They are truly appreciated. Life sure is a gift. In the past Ive deleted poems: 1) In error 2) After republishing older poems - that I was never entirely happy with - as a stop gap of sorts to keep the poetic juices flowing when devoid of ideas. I tend to delete these once again when new ideas for poems are back 3) When I'm just not personally totally happy with them and feel they need slight work. I tend to delete this group rather than leave up to edit at a later date. The Wall and Bus Stop fall between 2) and 3) :) ..I know..I know.. Just me :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/26/2022 3:59:00 AM
Ah, I so love your cryptic write that is not so mystery after all, I felt this Gary, thank you for sharing, love and prayers
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Date: 1/26/2022 2:33:00 PM
My pleasure Mystic. Thank you for your lovely comments. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/19/2022 6:07:00 AM
Gary, what can I say that the others haven't already said, sad/lovely...and a superb write, my friend. All the best...Charlie
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Date: 1/19/2022 6:57:00 AM
Great to hear from you and thanks so much for your kind words Charlie. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/18/2022 8:35:00 AM
This is lovely and sad, Gary. Congratulations on your win. [I agree that it's not wise to delete; rearrangements makes more sense.] // paul
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Date: 1/19/2022 6:53:00 AM
Hi Paul. Thanks for your valued comments and I think I'll stick to rearranging rather than deleting. It's much less hassle for sure. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/17/2022 2:38:00 PM
Gary this is so sad yet beautifully written! Congrats on your win in Brian's contest! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 1/18/2022 1:33:00 AM
Thank you Kim. Not an easy write but one I'm happy with. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/16/2022 11:43:00 PM
A little gem. Glad you re-posted.
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Date: 1/17/2022 4:50:00 AM
Cheers Craig. Thank you for your kind words.
Date: 1/16/2022 1:46:00 PM
I have read your winner and was delighted it was on the winners' list. Congrats. Sara..Sad one.
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Date: 1/16/2022 2:17:00 PM
Thank you Sara. I really appreciate your lovely comments. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/16/2022 6:50:00 AM
A beautiful rhyme with a secret. Beautifully written. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/16/2022 7:59:00 AM
Thank you Christuraj. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/16/2022 5:57:00 AM
Gary, it's still good. Good as ever.
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Date: 1/16/2022 6:41:00 AM
Thanks Greg. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/15/2022 2:52:00 AM
i'm glad you've reposted this, it's a poignant little gem, and speaks to me in a personal way..i do like your writing style..thanks for your visit and comment on my poem
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Date: 1/15/2022 4:59:00 AM
Thanks Charlotte. I'm glad I've reposted it too. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/14/2022 8:47:00 AM
Thanks for bringing it back, Gary. Although it has a ring of sadness and poignancy, it is quite beautiful and exceptionally well-written. I loved reading it.
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/15/2022 2:14:00 AM
Thank you for reading it Milt and as always truly appreciate your visits. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/14/2022 8:34:00 AM
Gary that is just so sad and so very lovely! Beautifully written. Debx
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Date: 1/15/2022 2:15:00 AM
Thanks Deb. Your words sum up what I hoped to achieve when writing it. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/14/2022 7:28:00 AM
Ho my gosh, Gary; so glad you reinstated this one so that I had the chance to read it.
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Date: 1/15/2022 2:16:00 AM
Thanks Terry. I've amended the original a little but hopefully it still conveys the same air of poignancy. Cheers - Gary