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The Influence Of God



Hold me in your eyes, look upon me in tender interlude embrace me in the center of your dawning light. Let your essence speak and whisper sweet nothings - or - stirring somethings to my soul the power and purity of your poetry thrills me! Awaken my being with a new palette of mellow musings and watercolor whimsies. Plant virgin taste buds to bloom anew to taste life, as if, for the first time reborn, with a constant craving of never getting enough. To make pearls out of grit is to make sorrow and hardship a thing of beauty. Susan Ashley May 10,2018 ______________________________ ~ First Place ~ Contest: May 2018 Premiere Contest Sponsor: Brian Strand

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Date: 8/14/2018 1:52:00 AM
These are beautiful pearls of wisdom here, mighty CONGRATS on this inspiring awesome poem win! The title attracted me and your offering was so marvellous in content and wording. Indeed sorrows if life make more wonderful poetry which gives solace to express. So this was an appealing charming invocation to God wow! Warmest wishes pal.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/15/2018 8:38:00 PM
Your comments are just beautiful, Zaynab, and it's as delightful to hear from you as it is to read your lovely poetry. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your heartwarming words and kind congrats. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/20/2018 4:18:00 PM
A god few truly know, a god of giving rich life rather than pretty platitudes and rules written in stone. Lovely.
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Date: 7/20/2018 9:57:00 PM
Thank you Larry for sharing your meaningful thoughts with me and for spending some time with my poem. Your precious comments are held in my truest appreciation as is your kindness. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/11/2018 1:03:00 PM
Wonderful writing Susan, and, belated congrats on your win! The influence of God is seen all around us, and in this write as well!
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Date: 6/13/2018 10:27:00 AM
Thank you John for your cherished comments. Challenges in life make for the most inspired soul and poetry.. I relish your wonderful thoughts and kindhearted congrats my talented friend! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/24/2018 7:47:00 AM
Belated congrats on a beautiful write Susan; simply awesome!~Che :)PS You definitely have a God given talent for poetry! :)
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Date: 5/25/2018 11:21:00 PM
Che, your generous kindness is deeply appreciated. Thank you for your precious thoughts and warm words of congrats. Best wishes always, my friend. ~Susan
Date: 5/23/2018 8:40:00 AM
I love those last two lines! Congratulations, Susan!
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Date: 5/23/2018 7:21:00 PM
I relish your kindness, Kim. Thank you for your lovely comments and kind congrats. Warmest wishes and hugs ~Susan
Date: 5/23/2018 6:39:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful win, it is really a beautiful write and so perfect that nothing is left for commenting, simply beautiful
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Date: 5/23/2018 7:20:00 PM
Faraz, your precious comments are so endearing and appreciated.. thank you for spending time with my poetry, I am deeply humbled and honored by your kindness.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 5/20/2018 5:03:00 AM
Oh wow Susan what can I say which hasn't been said already? Except that I see your astounding entry has placed first. And I couldn't be happier to see that. How I love those last two lines of yours, so meaningful my dear friend....Maria xxx
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Date: 5/21/2018 8:10:00 PM
My dear friend Maria, how wonderful it is for me see your lovely presence here. I relish your uplifting and beautiful comments. I'm so happy you love the last two lines, they hold a very special and deep significance for me. Your genuine kindness fills me with joy and appreciation for your friendship. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/19/2018 10:03:00 PM
Lovely, Susan. Congrats on your well deserved first place finish.
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Date: 5/21/2018 8:02:00 PM
Thank you, Line, for your awesome comments and kind congrats.. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 5/19/2018 6:53:00 PM
Aha you see my see twin that is what I get for going up against you! Hahaha! But I knew I wouldn't place I never have with this judge .....I don't have a clue why but ...oh wait too many lines! Lol ! Now about those plans for the new totem! Hummmm! We definitely have to move to the suburbs so we can make this totem top of the line! Workroom, workout room, spa,hottub,the works my dear twin love the wins ! Your win is this twins win also hahahaha! So you go sista! Hahaha Your so crazy mad twin Yes the one who is quite insane Hahahaha!
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Date: 5/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hello my dear top of the line totem, mad totem twin! So sorry for the delay in responding but that darn thing called.. 'Life' keeps getting in the way of my beloved banter with my crazy, cougar-mama twin.. Lol! :))) Thank you for your awesomeness and your cray cray comments and congrats - and you know that what's mine is yours, totem twinster. So, I love the new plans for the suburban totem, but I love horses too, so we have to have a stable full ok :)) oh and chickens too... And not for dinner either.. Lol! Thank you, my twisted twinster for bringing precious laughter to me.. Hey! That should be our name; Twisted Twinster (like Twisted Sister, except, twinster...haha! Remember them?) lol! Anyway, my mind is slowly slipping from sanity.., you're gonna be the sane twin soon! Hahaha! Love and hugs from one twisted twinster to another... Haha!
Date: 5/18/2018 12:11:00 PM
Susan, back with congrats on this beautiful verse! All the best. John
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/18/2018 2:51:00 PM
Thank you, John, for the pleasure of your return visit and your wonderful comments and kind congrats.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/17/2018 3:42:00 PM
Congratulations Susan...well deserved for this beautiful write :) Glad to see God is a winner yeah! Have a great day :)
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Date: 5/17/2018 4:28:00 PM
Chris, your comments are uplifting and fill me with joy. Thank you for your kind congrats and for the delight of your visit. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/16/2018 8:38:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this beautiful poem. Inspirational, prayerful.
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Date: 5/17/2018 10:51:00 AM
Thank you for your uplifting comments, Susan. Your wonderful visit and heart-warming congrats is deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/16/2018 5:33:00 PM
Wonderful alliteration in this piece Susan. Congratulations on this win!
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Date: 5/17/2018 10:49:00 AM
Dean, I relish your visit and your kind-hearted comments and congrats. Thank you. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/16/2018 12:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your top placement, Susan, with this incredible poem!
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Date: 5/17/2018 10:47:00 AM
Carol, your kindness is relished. Thank you for your wonderful comments and kind congrats.. ~Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/16/2018 10:29:00 AM
Exquisite poetry, Susan. !! Congratulations on your winning poem !!
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Date: 5/17/2018 10:46:00 AM
Thank you, Carrie, for your exquisite comments and warm-hearted congrats. Your kindness is cherished. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/16/2018 9:12:00 AM
Quite lovely, both as a poem and a prayer-- the 1st 3 lines are a knockout! Congratulations Susan, on your much deserved win.
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Date: 5/17/2018 10:44:00 AM
L. J., thank you for your uplifting comments. The kindness of your comments and warm-hearted congrats is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/16/2018 7:45:00 AM
This is glorious. Congrats.
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Date: 5/17/2018 10:42:00 AM
Dale, your glorious comment and kind congrats thrill me! Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/16/2018 6:01:00 AM
Back to Congrats!!!...a master is born...you can now quit your day job lol...love and light...^WW^
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Date: 5/17/2018 10:40:00 AM
Lol! Winged Warrior, any excuse to quit my day job would be a great one! :)) You always make me smile, my talented friend. Thank you for the kindness of your sweet words ('master'.. idk about that lol!) and your heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes always, my poetic brother.. ~Susan
Date: 5/15/2018 8:07:00 AM
Clap clap clap! A standing ovation. What a tremendous piece.
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Date: 5/15/2018 10:12:00 AM
Hello, dear friend, Richard! I'm am honored and humbled by the generosity of your beautiful comments. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your wonderful kindness! Warmest wishes always, my friend. ~Susan
Date: 5/14/2018 10:58:00 AM
Those who treat life with respect will find that every day comes with innumerable gifts that make it worth living. I pity those who keep looking through dark glasses, missing out on the beauty that speaks to our soul. Your poem is beautiful, Susan, and the ending lines shine with positivity. ~ Warm regards // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/15/2018 10:07:00 AM
Paul, your thoughtful and insightful comments overflow with a kindness and inspiration that gently fills my heart. Thank you for your beautiful and soulful sentiments and your wonderful presence here.. your friendship is treasured.. Warmest wishes and hugs, dear Paul.. ~Susan
Date: 5/14/2018 8:14:00 AM
Quite a colorful and descriptive write that conveys its message to the reader powerfully.
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Date: 5/15/2018 10:02:00 AM
Thank you, Robert, for your wonderful visit and the kindness of your comments. I'm happy you enjoyed my poem.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 5/14/2018 8:06:00 AM
a gracious melody like a warm prayer from the heart... this is so uplifting, susan!..huggs
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Date: 5/15/2018 10:01:00 AM
Nette, your beautiful comments are uplifting and warm my heart like a sunny day. Thank you for your endearing kindness. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 5/13/2018 12:58:00 PM
Such elegant poetry with a beautiful message, Susan, warmest wishes to you my poetic friend. John
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/15/2018 9:59:00 AM
John, your visits always bring a ray of sunshine to my day. Thank you for the kindness of your lovely comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed my poem.. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 5/13/2018 9:16:00 AM
My dear friend, like WW's comments below, "I bow to your brilliance!" This is another of your masterpieces - another manifestation of your poetic genius! Blessings and hugs. Pandita
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/15/2018 9:57:00 AM
Thank you, my lovely friend, Pandita. Your generous praise honors and humbles me. I hold your kindness in deepest appreciation. Warmest wishes always, dear Pandita.. ~Susan
Date: 5/12/2018 7:50:00 AM
I bow to your brilliance, Susan...love, and light...^WW^
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Date: 5/12/2018 7:10:00 PM
Winged Warrior, my poetic friend, you know how to make me smile.. thank you for the kindness of your visit. Your beautiful sentiments mean the world to me as does your thoughtful happy moms day wishes.. Many thanks for your precious friendship. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/12/2018 7:51:00 AM
...and happy moms day...
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