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Time For Tears

The wait has been too long but now it’s time To hold with love what she yearned for No words for joy but grateful tears. The radiant face aglow with sparkling tears Cradling her child for the first time She knows it’s been worth waiting for. The fruit of mutual love she’s thankful for She feels its breath and sheds warm tears A lasting bond will grow in time. A precious gift is born; it’s time for tears. ----------------------------------------------------- 1st line of each tercet & final line = pentameter 2nd & 3rd lines of each tercet = tetrameter ----------------------------------------------------- 19th July 2014 Contest: Tritina Challenge Sponsor: Craig Cornish

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Date: 8/12/2017 10:36:00 AM
Exquisite Tritina poem, Paul. Such depth of emotion contained in this small package of poetry. I really loved the ending too. Pure poetry, my friend.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/12/2017 2:42:00 PM
Hi Freddie...it's been 3 years since I last read this poem!! I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Hope you're keeping well, my friend. Regards // paul
Date: 8/18/2014 8:15:00 PM
Paul, thank you for the reply
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/19/2014 10:06:00 AM
Hi Linda...just been reading your enjoyable haiku (with an Oriental feel :) // paul
Date: 8/4/2014 7:05:00 PM
My pleasure Paul. May your life be awash in rainbow tears.
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Date: 8/5/2014 3:23:00 AM
Thank you Richard...have a nice day:) // paul
Date: 8/4/2014 4:30:00 PM
aww, big smiles, well done :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/4/2014 4:37:00 PM
Thank you, Casarah! Your smiles light up my day!:) // paul
Date: 8/4/2014 8:52:00 AM
Truly happy tears, congrats Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/4/2014 4:34:00 PM
I believe that people should cry more, whether for hurt or for joy! It makes us more humane. So...let tears flow! Thank you for stopping by Richard. // paul
Date: 8/4/2014 8:03:00 AM
Quite an emotional and heartfelt write Paul! U hv captivated the delightful moments from a woman's perspective so beautifully ! Congrats on big win!
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/4/2014 4:28:00 PM
It is not easy for a man to speak on behalf of a woman, but I did my best! Thank you for the captivating comments and wishes! :) // paul
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Date: 8/4/2014 8:05:00 AM
Sorry for typo error there,, captured n not captivated,, damn this autocorrect ,, it's nasty sometimes!
Date: 8/3/2014 7:39:00 AM
Good morning, Paul... a sweet, heartfelt day and poem. Congratulations. Linda
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/3/2014 4:02:00 PM
Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by....still looking forward to a new post from you!:) // paul
Date: 8/3/2014 6:20:00 AM
this is a tender and emotional write; you've portrayed the woman's emotions very well - congrats on your win! :)
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Date: 8/3/2014 7:03:00 AM
Thank you Charlotte, for both congrats and lovely comments. I have been much impressed by your butterfly baby, too! Have a nice Sunday:) // paul
Date: 8/3/2014 4:53:00 AM
time for joyous tears, congrats.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/3/2014 7:13:00 AM
Birth is a moment for joy...and tears, too! Thanks for stopping by. // paul
Date: 8/2/2014 11:30:00 PM
Big congrats on a fine win my friend!
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Date: 8/3/2014 3:46:00 AM
Thank you, Robert; honoured to be sharing the same winning list with you. // paul
Date: 8/2/2014 8:45:00 PM
beautiful job with this challenge, Paul, and big congrats for your win.
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Date: 8/3/2014 3:42:00 AM
Many thanks, Andrea. Always glad to have you visiting:) // paul
Date: 8/2/2014 7:15:00 PM
Congratulations dearie Paul.. :) few hours and I'll go.. :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/3/2014 3:31:00 AM
God bless you Olive_eloi!:) May you have a lovely flight. Family awaits. Thank you for your sincere friendship and positive life inspiration!:) Hugs. // paul
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Date: 8/2/2014 7:16:00 PM
God bless you.. Ill keep in touch . :)
Date: 8/2/2014 2:46:00 PM
lovely are your sentiments, paul.. hearty congrats with huggs
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/2/2014 5:24:00 PM
Thank you Nette for a very welcome visit; Glad you liked this baby poem, a theme that most women (...and men) feel so attached to. Have a lovely weekend. // paul
Date: 8/2/2014 1:45:00 PM
I know I cried...this speaks to me in a special way. Congrats Paul...BG
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Date: 8/2/2014 5:19:00 PM
Sorry if I made you shed a tear or two, Barbara! but at the same time I am pleased that you were touched and found yourself relating to it. Take care. // paul
Date: 8/2/2014 12:54:00 PM
Beautiful poem, Paul. That love is overwhelming. Congratulations.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/2/2014 5:14:00 PM
Thank you Faye. I understand that the love and bond between mother and child is a wonderful thing; that is why I find it hard to figure out how parents sometimes are ready to part with new-born children! // paul
Date: 7/26/2014 11:05:00 PM
I can relate to some extent, and this is exactly how I will feel, if and when I can hold my child in my arms.... This poem is so beautiful, tender, and heartwarming. Very nicely done, Paul!.... Good luck in Craig's contest!
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Date: 7/27/2014 5:38:00 AM
Many thanks, Kelly! Your comments are uplifting. Hopefully you too, one day, will be able to fully relate to a mother's heartfelt feelings:) have a nice day. // paul
Date: 7/26/2014 10:31:00 PM
I was at he birth of my daughter in 1988 but missed my son's birth by about 15 minutes. The doctors rushed in to take him during morn hours to save his life and the drive cost me too much time getting there . Your write is monster good , spot on my friend. I can see why you were satisfied and presented it as is.... Good luck in the contest..
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Date: 7/27/2014 5:33:00 AM
Hi Robert!Pity you missed your son's birth; but there is some consolation in having witnessed your daughter's. Unfortunately I was not allowed to be present for both of mine. Those were other days! Glad you enjoyed this write...thank you. // paul
Date: 7/24/2014 12:55:00 PM
You have clearly explained to many husband/fathers and others the justification for a new mother's tears. It should help them understand. Well-done, Paul; I wish you well in Craig's challenging contest.
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Date: 7/24/2014 2:51:00 PM
Thank you very much, Reason. Have just seen your entry...it's quite unique and well reasoned (excuse the pun!). Glad you enjoyed my entry, too. // paul
Date: 7/23/2014 9:49:00 PM
Fantastic Paul, I read the comments, and I can say, bringing a child into this world, by adoption or birth, both are miracles, all from love! What a beautiful poem!
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Date: 7/24/2014 2:08:00 AM
Thank you, Arthur. Coming from you this is positive and encouraging. Have a nice day. // paul
Date: 7/22/2014 8:13:00 AM
You have captured the bond of mother and child magnificently, my friend! Surely a winner! Hugs.. Arlene
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/22/2014 8:48:00 AM
Thank you for the faith you put in this poem, Arlene. Poems and paintings referring to mother & child have never failed to elicit sentiments of love and affection. hugs. // paul
Date: 7/22/2014 8:10:00 AM
I had my baby girl after ten years,and She brought me tears of joy,so this beauty touched me in a personal deeper way.I have a friend who is in the waiting list to adopt a child,after passing through a turmoil to have her natural kids,so then I can feel with her those kind of painful tears.So beautiful this is and adding it to my fvs :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/22/2014 8:40:00 AM
I am glad you like this poem Charm, especially since you can well relate to it. My friend adopted two baby brothers after having given up hope completely...then the miracle happened...and now she also has two other children of her own!! many thanks for the fav:) // paul
Date: 7/22/2014 2:05:00 AM
Very well crafted, Paul. The form flowed quite well and didn't seem to get in the way of the message. This truly is a great, joyous moment and just the type of tears that I am very comfortable being around. truly did like this one, my friend.
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/22/2014 8:35:00 AM
Thank you Robert. Your comments are most encouraging. One thing I will always miss is not being present at the birth of both my children (in those days, 70s, the father's presence was still not acceptable!). // paul
Date: 7/20/2014 6:54:00 PM
Great piece paul!
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/21/2014 11:51:00 AM
Thank you Marvin...hope you read good signs for it! // paul
Date: 7/19/2014 10:41:00 PM
this is so beautiful, Paul. One little thing, she feels its "breath" Breathe is the verb!
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/20/2014 6:28:00 AM
Thank you Andrea! I am usually very careful with spelling, but sometimes a tiny fish does escape out of the net. (txs already amended.)
Date: 7/19/2014 5:15:00 PM
Mmmmmmn nice one..:o I wonder what those tensest are about?! Will check what tercel is..:) but love the joyous feeling you present here..:) soon it will be for my sister..:) Weee!
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Date: 7/20/2014 6:38:00 AM
Thank you Olive_eloi for clicking 'like' on this one! A tercet is composed of three lines of poetry (could be a stanza, as in this case); derived from Latin/Italian (tertius). Yes, a joyous moment! thinking of your sister:) // paul
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