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Sweet Youth

Sweet youth with its ghostly shadows of regret 
encircling the mind of an aging maid...like vultures 
       waiting to descend
 
Capturing those passions left unspoken
from a self-conscious shy student in church choir.

His flawless skin drew me in like an invisible magnet.
My eyes followed his every unnoticed move 
        in anguished longing.

My silent lips uttered no audible words even when
he reached out to touch my long deep golden hair.

I reminisce and suddenly he's right here 
His jet black hair and handsome face remain frozen 
in youth as my words left, unspoken.

4-23-19


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/21/2019 7:42:00 AM
I dunno why is there thus sweet blush on my cheeks now!!! WOW !! Just WOW Connie!!! Congratulations :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 8:25:00 AM
He is the one who got away but will always be remembered. Thank you very much for your enthusiastic kindness Swetha. It is much appreciated! xxoo
Date: 7/6/2019 1:21:00 PM
Back with congratulations! :) -ps
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Date: 7/5/2019 7:42:00 PM
so good to see this win on Brian's list. I know how precious this one is to you and I love it too. Congratulations, dear Connie
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/7/2019 2:01:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. I have been pretty lucky in his contests lately. I am happy he is letting us use older poems and longer ones too.
Date: 7/5/2019 8:31:00 AM
Congratulations Connie. We all have one of those guys. I have one right now. LOL.
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Date: 5/19/2019 10:11:00 AM
Oh, Connie,, I can feel the flutter of your heart!!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/19/2019 3:19:00 PM
Thank you sweet friend. xxoo : )
Date: 5/18/2019 7:45:00 PM
This is such a well deservd TOP poem at Soup right now. Way to go, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/19/2019 3:18:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. That means so much coming from you. xxoo ; )
Date: 5/18/2019 1:52:00 PM
Back again with Congratulations, Connie, not jonly for winning the contest, but also for going up to first place in the Best New Poems!! Regards // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/18/2019 2:36:00 PM
Thank you so much Paul. it means a lot to me that this poem has been received well. xxoo
Date: 5/16/2019 11:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your 1st place, Connie.. A beautiful and heartfelt free verse!! Straight from your heart and soul.. It touched me so, that it had taken me back to my first love.. First love is always special!! Have a blessed day, my friend..
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/17/2019 3:25:00 PM
Thank you very much Robertina. You understand exactly what I was trying to express. xxoo
Date: 5/14/2019 7:31:00 AM
I’m glad I could add to your mother’s day.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/14/2019 4:20:00 PM
You did and I really appreciated your contest that gave so many HM a second chance to be read. Thanks again. xxoo
Date: 5/14/2019 1:42:00 AM
A well deserved 1st place with this engaging piece for dreamers and young love, BRAVO Connie! Aloha wk
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/14/2019 2:26:00 AM
Thank you very much William. My memories are still as vivid as to remember such details. : )
Date: 5/12/2019 11:24:00 PM
A beautiful expression from the depth of your heart has made this a wonderful poem dear friend. Congrats on your grand win, which you really deserve. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/14/2019 1:59:00 AM
Thank you very much Ravindra. It is so nice to hear from you. I hope you are well my friend. : ) xxoo
Date: 5/12/2019 2:38:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Connie, no matter how old we are, our first loves are NEVER forgotten. Mine remains a special memory to me as well. Nicely done my friend. John
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/12/2019 2:57:00 PM
Thank you John. Have you ever written about her? : ) xxoo
Date: 5/12/2019 2:32:00 PM
I am back with pleasure to see you hold the #1 spot on the best poem chart. Congratulations on this heartfelt depiction, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/12/2019 2:56:00 PM
Thank you very much Vijay. I have never written about this young man of my youth before. : ) xxoo
Date: 5/12/2019 11:44:00 AM
Congrats, Connie, on this wonderful poem moving up from "HM" to trophy status. Happy Mother's Day to you. Best wishes, Gershon
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/12/2019 2:53:00 PM
Thank you Gershon. I will have my youngest daughter here later today to celebrate it with and my granddaughters. : ) xxoo
Date: 5/12/2019 11:10:00 AM
Nicely done. Took me back to those rare souls in my past and reminded me of an old woman I once talked to who stated she never felt such a thing. Congrats on your win Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/12/2019 2:52:00 PM
How sad that she never got to experience that special kind of love, unrequited or not. Thank you very much Rob. : ) xxoo
Date: 5/12/2019 9:18:00 AM
Congrats and thanks for entering my contest Connie. I enjoyed your poem.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/12/2019 2:46:00 PM
Thank you so much for my high placement in your contest Richard. You have made me very happy on this Mother's Day! Blessings, Connie : ) xxoo
Date: 5/11/2019 7:30:00 AM
Wonderful poem!!!! Full of nostalgia!
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Date: 5/8/2019 10:53:00 AM
So tender and yet there is an electricity to the moment. A beautiful poem capturing a cherished memory. <3
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Date: 5/7/2019 10:56:00 PM
Dear Connie...this is such a poignant poem that many of us can relate to. I don't think that anyone ever forgets their first love and you have expressed so well the deep emotion that is felt at that time in our lives. Congrats on being on the list of Best New Poems.
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Date: 5/7/2019 6:00:00 PM
Beautifully expressed Connie. I thank you for sharing with us.
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Date: 5/7/2019 5:21:00 PM
Hello Connie, ah the first love- yes i do remember my first love, so strange after all these years passed. I remember him like it was yesterday. Sadly he passed away man, many, years ago. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 5/7/2019 3:23:00 PM
Nicely done, Connie. Some of those intimate moments are hard to verbally say , but easier to write for yourself. Enjoyed this beautiful piece. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/7/2019 10:06:00 AM
No longer 'blocking,' as they psycho-babblers put it, your poem unleashes a powerful torrent of raw and real emotion, and sweetness. Lovely done, Connie! :) gw
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Date: 5/6/2019 5:15:00 PM
When you share these deepest soul memories, you honor us all. Thank you Connie. I imagine he still thinks of you as well.
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Date: 5/3/2019 2:21:00 PM
so much emotion in your lines Connie, a poem many will be able to relate to:-) hugs jan xx
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