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The Handkerchief I found your handkerchief today, still folded in a square. Inside a drawer put away, as if you'd left it there. I wrapped my hands around it tight, then pressed it to my chest, as tears began to cloud all sight, my heart filled with unrest. I searched to find you in the folds though nowhere was your smell, just mem'ries now, my heart still holds, of love time cannot quell. I found your handkerchief today, reluctantly it's put away. ©deborah burch 6.21.13

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Date: 1/5/2017 11:49:00 AM
BACK AGAIN TO READ THIS EXCELLENT POEM.. As I need a bit of inspiration at the moment my friend! And this gem gives such so generously, methinks!
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/5/2017 4:04:00 PM
I'm flattered sir!! Thank you for your kind admiration...can't wait to read what inspiration you create!! Big Hugggs. Deb
Date: 1/3/2017 4:45:00 PM
A novel and original idea, Deborah - Excellent piece of creativity! All the very best for your New Year - Cheers! :) john
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/3/2017 8:37:00 PM
Thank you John!! Cheers and New Years to you!! :) Hugggs!! Deb
Date: 12/19/2016 5:36:00 AM
Outstanding Deb! Congratulations on your well-deserved win with this piece that touched my heart! 7 ; )
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/3/2017 8:37:00 PM
Thank you Connie!! Mahalo!! :)
Date: 12/17/2016 2:10:00 PM
Deb, you are so smooth - a sad but beautiful poem.
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Deborah Burch
Date: 12/17/2016 4:06:00 PM
;) thanks Doug!!big hugs. Deb
Date: 12/17/2016 10:56:00 AM
A stunning poem of sentimental memories and longing. So very much enjoyed your rhyme as well, congrats on the win!
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Deborah Burch
Date: 12/17/2016 11:11:00 AM
Thank you so much John! :) Big Hugggs deb
Date: 12/16/2016 8:22:00 PM
A 7 for this lovely, moving, WINNING poem, Deborah! Janice
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Deborah Burch
Date: 12/16/2016 8:41:00 PM
Thank you Janice!! Big Hugggs!! Deb.
Date: 12/9/2016 1:21:00 AM
Wow, that sonnet flows! I love writing sonnets, but on Soup I've only written two Shakespearean sonnets for a contest. Being bound to a certain format is lovely and hard and so fulfilling when it works. I love your two concluding lines.
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Deborah Burch
Date: 12/9/2016 1:28:00 AM
Thank you Darren!! Writing sonnets is my fav. Well and hiaku. And rhyme ...Fiddle Dee Dee ...I kind of like most all forms. Lol. Big Hugggs. Deb
Date: 12/6/2016 6:56:00 PM
A wonderful sonnet. Love the flow and the message of love's remembrance.. Adding to my fav list..
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Deborah Burch
Date: 12/6/2016 8:14:00 PM
Thank you Robert!! A high compliment coming from a fellow sonneteer! Big Hugggs!!! Cap'n Deb.