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POTD 20 Dec 2018
Like sand in an hour glass Time moves so fast A precious commodity Not meant to last Measured in hours Minutes unfold Time waits for no man So I’ve been told Facing my demons Refusing to stagnate or rust Releasing my fate to all that I trust I observe my negativity turn into dust Kookaburras laugh and the Magpies flute along to the strings of an imaginary lute In wild abandon my Spirit I bare the untamed wind blows my hair My bright yellow dress matches the Sun A New Phase has now begun
Footnote There is a time for hellos and time for goodbyes and I feel this is my time now to do just that. To all my poetic friends who have supported me on my poetic journey, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep writing your wonderful words, you have been an inspiration. I have made many good friendships here, ones that I will always value and appreciate. Let me take this opportunity to wish all my fellow poets on PS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BRIGHT AND WONDERFUL 2019 POTD 20 Dec 2018

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Date: 6/9/2020 5:15:00 PM
Hi Maria. I have come to reread this poem (and several others) as I seek at least one of your poems which might have eluded me. So far no luck. ~ Take care and stay safe. Hugs // paul
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Date: 4/19/2020 2:05:00 PM
You are so exceptional in your poetic verse. You are a true gift, my friend. Eloquent are lines from which you write, and artistry of such wonderous delight. I hope that you will still find time to share your heart with us from time and again. With best regards JC Hawkens
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Date: 7/8/2019 11:01:00 AM
Don't leave, I just got here. Turn around and come back, we have too much to share. Wonderful poem, wonderful write, I want more. Ann
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Date: 1/8/2019 7:58:00 PM
Hello Maria, you are leaving!? So sorry to read this sad news. All the best for what ever you are doing. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 1/1/2019 2:11:00 PM
Hey! Just saw you had received POTD for this one and wanted to say, "congrats". Well-deserved....
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Date: 12/26/2018 11:13:00 AM
Thank you Maria for all you have done for this poetry community, please leave your wonderful writing for us to continue to read...until your return. Congrats on POTD
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Date: 12/21/2018 5:38:00 PM
Beautiful poem. Bittersweet, given that you are apparently leaving, while I have just arrived. Such is life. God bless and keep writing! :)
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Date: 12/21/2018 2:33:00 PM
Dear Maria, I am so sorry to hear you will be leaving us. I hope you will keep in touch and of course you are wished the best of wishes for your future endeavours. I adore your poetry and will miss it and your friendship very much. Congratulations on your deserving POTD! Mele Kalikimaka! Blessings, Connie xxoo
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Date: 12/21/2018 4:39:00 AM
Maria, you will be dearly missed by your many friends at PS. It is with heavy heart that I say congrats on POTD. All the best to you my friend. John
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Date: 12/21/2018 2:56:00 AM
A dear friend who has been here for me lending passionate a poetic heart and a generous soul encouraging, uplifting and honouring my humble poetry.. always grateful to you dearest Maria and blessed with your friendship.. Congratulations on your POTD! A well earned recognition for the finest of gems from a mine of wonders! Warmest wishes for a merry Christmas. Love and hugs.
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:44:00 PM
My great friend, as I congratulate you on your POTD honors I feel deep sorrow that such a beautiful, lovely and immensely talented poet is leaving us here. Wishing always, you and yours bountiful blessings and safe journey throughout life.
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:35:00 PM
I believe I have found your poetry, a few times, and your thoughts have found their way to page as well. Even though I don't truly know you, my heart is saddened- knowing that you are leaving. Many wonderful blessings to you and yours. This holiday season and years to come. Be safe. Congratulations Maria, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:07:00 PM
It is with bittersweet emotions that I congratulate you, dearest Maria, for your well-deserved recognition with POTD honors for your beautiful poem.. for it is with a heavy heart that I read your footnote; your lovely presence, your inspiring friendship and your shining talent will be missed immensely. I wish you much success in all you do, but selfishly, I will hope for your return someday, my lovely friend. Your heart will always sing poetry! Warmest holiday wishes, dearest Maria.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/20/2018 12:53:00 PM
It is a horrible way to say Congratulations on POTD with you leaving. Merry Christmas to you too.
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Date: 12/20/2018 12:21:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, Maria. So sorry that you are leaving. Wishing you the best I all that you do, Warmest wishes~Warren
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Date: 12/20/2018 9:54:00 AM
Congratulations Maria on your wonderful POTD!!
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Date: 12/20/2018 9:21:00 AM
I wish this weren't true. Congratulations!
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:36:00 AM
Back with congrats Maria on POTD.
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:34:00 AM
Dear Maria, You're a talented writer so I pray you will share elsewhere. Keep in touch and Bon Voyage
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:07:00 AM
Wishing you a Happy Holiday season and all the best on your new journey Maria..Congrats on POTD..
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:05:00 AM
My dearest Maria...an Angel has left the flock...the light gets dimmer...we thank you for your majestic & elegant poetry...P.S will never be the same...I hope all is good my poetic sister from down under...but poetry runs deep in your veins...perhaps you'll be back someday...for now we all weep...have a wonderful Holiday season my beautiful friend...I'm not going to say goodbye, only farewell for now...keep in touch...keep writing and keep your beautiful smile...your friend till the end~^WW^~:)
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Date: 12/20/2018 7:06:00 AM
...and Congrats!!! on POTD!!!...a fav
Date: 12/20/2018 6:49:00 AM
Sorry to see you thinking about not posting on PS anymore, always sad when good people decide not to be part of this website anymore.. However, I am sure your pen will not retire and you will continue to bless us with your poetry.. Congratulations on your POTD....
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Date: 12/20/2018 5:23:00 AM
Merry Christmas Maria...and to all your family too...Congratulations for being here...a fertile ground where poems grown... for sharing your love...thank you... Let's see what the new year brings...
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Date: 12/20/2018 5:04:00 AM
Both of us joined poetrysoup at the same time and it is so sad to know that you are leaving, I wish you best of luck with your life and hope that one day you return back to poetrysoup, I sure will wait for that day, many wishes and congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTD,
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Date: 12/20/2018 4:25:00 AM
What a fitting poem you have given us as a parting gift, Maria. I'm lucky to have been able to read your beautiful poetry since your arrival here. You will definitely be missed, my friend. ~ I wish you all the best in life. Also wishing you and your loved ones A Merry & Blessed Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Smiles & Hugs // paul
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