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Butterfly, Cross, Faith, Parchment, Paper, Religion

"Help me ... to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield" Quote by - Tennyson My tears could fill the ocean blue, because my heart is forever shattered; your deaths have my soul bleeding, and my spirit is broken, broken; Lord, give me strength for today ! Mom, when you died I just withdrew, I was empty of emotion and done; and I would not listen to people, all help and questions I ignored; Lord, give me courage for today ! When I said farewell and adieu, to Daddy- gone was my anchor and rock; it was so sudden that I was lost; oh, I will always recall the exact time; Lord, help me to surrender my pain ! Grandma left me with the morn' dew, she had taken this child in her arms to mend; and had been my inspiration to write, the reason poetic words are now my life; Lord, help me accept all this grief, sorrow! I visit and pass a statue, of a weeping angel at his cold grave; my love, I know you want me to go on, but to grieving your death I did and do; Lord, hold me in your arms when I am afraid ! Again, I was in a church pew, weeping the loss of my sweet baby boy; we buried him with a little blue teddy bear, his death took away what was left of me; Lord, carry me in your arms when I am weeping ! But, somehow this sad girl got through, it took courage and strength and lots of tears; it did not happen fast but took me years, and I now whisper each day healing prayers; Lord, I give you all my sorrow so I can let it go ! From- The Book of the Prophet Isaiah, Verse 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. _____________________ January 06, 2022 Poetry/Dramatic Monologue/ TEARS I GIVE TO THE LORD Copyright Protected, ID 01-1419-470-06 All Rights Reserved, 2022, Constance La France Inspiration is my 07/12/21 rhyme poem, My Heart Is Shattered rewritten in Dramatic Monologue for this contest (words and lines added and some rhyming words deleted to change it from rhyme) Written for the Standard contest My Significant 2021 sponsor, Beata Augustin, Judged 01/25/2022 First Place

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Date: 1/27/2022 10:33:00 AM
Congratulations on receiving top honors with your powerfully created lines that have been overwhelming and tragic in your life. Through them you have been able to master empathy in writing skill, Constance.
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Constance La France
Date: 1/27/2022 12:18:00 PM
Jenna, thank you so much for the congratulations and the compliment on my poem and your comment and compassion ~
Date: 1/26/2022 8:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! An "Amazing/Wonderful" write with picture. We ask why but many times we do not get the answer. Love this one. Love how you added Isaiah. Have a blessed day. with hugs............
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Date: 1/27/2022 8:18:00 AM
Paula, thank you so much for the compliment, comment and congratulations ~
Date: 1/25/2022 8:32:00 PM
Congrats! Thanks so much for sharing your heart through this dramatic monologue of yours earnestly expressed in your excellent poetic style. Indeed, thanks for your participation. God bless you.
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Constance La France
Date: 1/27/2022 8:20:00 AM
Beata, thank you for the inspiration and contest, the the lovely comment and congratulations, blessings~
Date: 1/25/2022 11:38:00 AM
Love can not be granted it must be experienced and there are no easy answers or shortcuts past the pain that its passing may leave in its wake. Your work confronts life, love, faith, and grief in their totality and comes up with a wanting heart that weeps tears of sorrow. The words are daggers and the hurt is real...leaving a feeling of emptiness, you have my condolence, my friend, your poem is extraordinary.
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Constance La France
Date: 1/25/2022 3:09:00 PM
Emile, thank you for the wonderful comment and compassion and the compliment on my poem ~
Date: 1/25/2022 11:30:00 AM
Constance, this poem is a masterpiece of heartfelt loss, balanced with courageous resilience and steadfast faith. Each stanza brought a new tear to my eye, but replaced it with a sigh of prayerful hope. If there is anyone the Lord seeks out most it is the suffering, the lonely, the destitute. Such a beautiful expression of reaching out to the Lord for comfort, strength, and guidance. There is a song called "Fear Not" which includes the Isaiah passage you cited, I will be singing that song today. Thank you for touching my heart with your deep and soulful writing; congratulations on your first place win, my friend. This is a fave on so many levels. Blessings ~ John
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John Watt
Date: 1/25/2022 4:06:00 PM
Constance, the song was written by Phil Pringle. I hope you are able to find it online and enjoy it.
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Constance La France
Date: 1/25/2022 3:13:00 PM
John, thanks for the wonderful comment, and compliment on my writing and congratulations. I am going to look up that song "Fear Not" as this Isaiah verse means a lot to me, I would love to hear you singing it, blessings ~
Date: 1/25/2022 11:17:00 AM
Dear Constance, This is such a moving poem you wrote from the bottom of your heart. "Lord, I give you all my sorrow so I can let it go !" This line expresses all your feelings about the losses you have endured, and devotion to Lord. How courageous you are, My Dearest Friend! Love and blessings, for ever ~ Mala
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Date: 1/25/2022 3:13:00 PM
Mala, thank you so much for the wonderful comment, blessings ~
Date: 1/25/2022 5:57:00 AM
Constance, how deeply moving your poem is, it tugged at me so deep, such loss and how you’ve lent in deep to god.....simply beautiful! Congratulations on your win xxx
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Date: 1/25/2022 7:42:00 AM
Angela, thank you for the heartfelt comment, compliment and congratulations~
Date: 1/7/2022 3:18:00 AM
Oh Constance, I never saw this poem. Your heart was shattered, I lost both of my parents, it was hard. Your losses are so deeply tragic and huge. My friend lost her sweet little baby boy and I was devastated. He was buried with his Toy Bee pull toy he had just gotten for Christmas. This is about the anniversary of his death. I'm reminded to pray right now for his parents who will always grieve his devastating loss. God bless you Constance <3 Hugs to you.
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Date: 1/7/2022 5:44:00 PM
BJ, my poem My Heart is Shattered is one of the three poems I submitted for the PS book that was rejected. Yes, I have had many loses in my life, but the loss of my baby is like a sharp dagger I can never remove, hugs ~ friendship and poetry _Constance