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"I'll put teardrops in your eyes" by _Charles Messina Taken from his Book, Segments, Intro ______________________
I live a lot in the past. People tell me so often to just let it go. I know that they mean all the deaths, regrets and hurts that I have experienced. But, how can I as they are all part of me. These experiences both the pain and the joy make me the person I am. So, I use all the sadness and joy of memories- all my emotions to write poetry, and it has became my forte. And I set my poems free to fly like a thousand birds. No telling where they will land. What soul they will touch to bring a tear. I ponder why God gave me this gift of words. But, I embrace the past and the present for they can mingle together and I have the wisdom to know that each experience in life is a lesson. That's what my father said, and is my advice for you . . .
snowflakes fall and sway and sparkle beautifully . . . do not fear the storms
______________________ November 23, 2021 Poetry/Haibun/The Past Copyright Protected, ID 11-1409-095-23 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Written for the Standard contest, Haibun - With A Message sponsor, Charles Messina, Judged 12/17/2021 First Place

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Date: 12/19/2021 8:04:00 PM
So superbly penned, as always, Constance! Congrats on your win. For the sake of variety, occasionally try living in the present moment as well, holding eternity in your divine magnetised palm :)
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Date: 12/20/2021 8:38:00 AM
Seeker, thanks for the compliment, congrats and comment, oh yes living in the present is difficult for me but I promise to try, love ~ peace and tranquility is my wish for you _Constance
Date: 12/19/2021 1:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a wonderful write. I love your line, "I ponder why God gave me this gift of words." The answer is, to reach many people with your wonderful writes. You are Blessed. Have a Blessed Christmas and 2022.......................
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Date: 12/19/2021 1:50:00 PM
Paula, thank you for the congratulations and the comment and compliment, seasons greetings ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/19/2021 5:09:00 AM
Constance, a beautiful message and a well deserved first place win. Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 12/19/2021 1:51:00 PM
Paulette, thank you for the compliment and congratulations, blessing ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/18/2021 2:55:00 AM
Constance, I am so honored to have you as a friend. This touched me. Not only have you written such a wonderful haibun, but you have also shown others a great message...and nailed it to a T. Thank you so very much... Congratulations on your 1st place win! Love & hugs Charlie
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Date: 12/18/2021 7:44:00 AM
Charlie, thank you for the inspiration and the contest and my great placement. And for the compliment and congratulations, friendship ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 6:00:00 PM
Your words may then be sad or happy they shine like the sun that is withing you. Congratulations on your win, Constance. Happy Holidays my friend with Hugs and lots of love from South of Texas.
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Date: 12/18/2021 7:45:00 AM
Eve, thanks for the compliment and congratulations and comment, happy holidays, hugs ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 10:32:00 AM
Congratulations, Constance! The past, our yesterday, full of stories of our lives...how we discovered and knew who we are......
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Date: 12/17/2021 12:41:00 PM
Marilene, thanks for the congratulations and comment, appreciate ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 6:13:00 AM
Amazing story of your life with a beautiful haiku to clinch it, Constance, congratulations:)
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Date: 12/17/2021 12:42:00 PM
Jo, thank you for the compliment and congratulations ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 6:01:00 AM
A great message…do not fear the storms. With the storms come growth and compassion. We weather them and embrace new relationships and situations. Congratulations, Constance!
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Date: 12/17/2021 12:42:00 PM
Kim, thanks for the the compliment, comment and congratulations ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 5:29:00 AM
"These experiences both the pain and the joy make me the person I am." - The whole haibun is beautifully written and ended with a beautiful haiku. Congratulations!
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Date: 12/17/2021 12:43:00 PM
Christuraj, thank you so much for the compliment and the congratulations, appreciate ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 11/24/2021 9:14:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your contest entry. Reads like a good contender to me. Way to go. We are our poetry. What we experience influences what we write. I am glad that I chose this one to read today. Sara
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Date: 11/24/2021 9:23:00 AM
Sara, thank you so much for the compliment and comment ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/24/2021 8:14:00 AM
To the Creator there is no time, no past, present or future. All is one. We must accept the lessons wherever they come from or whenever they come. They are all part of life. As poets, they are the source of our passions. Write On! Constance Your poet friend, Bill
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Date: 11/24/2021 9:25:00 AM
Bill, thank you for the visit and great comment, we think alike friend ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 11/23/2021 10:10:00 AM
Good advice...Don't fear it...even though it hurts.
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Date: 11/23/2021 12:16:00 PM
Arturo, thanks for the visit and exactly just embrace all that is you ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 11/23/2021 8:25:00 AM
Lovely write, Constance. Even sadness is cathartic. The tears heal different parts.
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Date: 11/23/2021 9:20:00 AM
Kim, thank you so much for the compliment and comment, so true ~ love and serenity _Constance