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Tribute to Daniel

“In this life there’s been heartache and pain” How could I begin to find love again Desperado walking a tightrope I looked down and Daniel gave me hope “The first time ever I saw your face” Cold heart melted, longed for your embrace Your compassion and character shone No longer could I live all alone “You took my love and you took it down” Felt lighter than air with feet on the ground A love without chains, a soul unbound But walls closed in as I watched you drown "In a New York minute everything can change" Sometimes life takes twists that seem strange A human chain was formed to find my man Reaching up was Daniel's lifeless hand Efforts to save, resuscitate Proved futile to fight the hands of fate Casket sent home, called his folks to explain “Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane” *Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” *Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” *Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” *Don Henley's "In a New York Minute" *Elton John’s “Daniel” By Carolyn Devonshire for Tracie's "Sing a Song for Me" contest. Dedicated to my fiancé Daniel Sammons who drowned while we were swimming in a lake near Tallahassee, FL.

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Date: 10/24/2011 10:12:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Tracie's "sing a song for me" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/15/2011 6:31:00 PM
Congrats on your win..Sara
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Date: 10/15/2011 2:30:00 PM
This moves me deeply, Carolyn....
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Date: 10/15/2011 1:03:00 PM
Great poem from these lyrics Carolyn. That was a challenging contest. Congratulations on your win. I am clawing my way back and trying to catch up now that the funeral is over and my duties there. The flowers were beautiful Thank you so much. Love, Joyce
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Date: 10/15/2011 12:03:00 PM
A great piece Carolyn. Love the way your songs weaved into the fabric of your story
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Date: 10/15/2011 9:27:00 AM
Congrats on your 3rd place win with this touching poem Carolyn xxx
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Date: 6/9/2011 5:16:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Carolyn. Many congrats on your FIRST PLACE WIN. Lainie
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Date: 6/6/2011 6:12:00 AM
This is one of those poems that leaves one feeling real sad at the end. Your tribute is beautiful and heartfelt. Congratulations on winning first place and thanks for stopping by mine.
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Date: 6/4/2011 11:41:00 AM
A beautiful and touching tribute Carolyn. The verses just kinda make themselves as they roll along with the rhythm and the rhyme.That's how the best ones do:) I know you'kll do well in the contest.
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Date: 6/3/2011 6:09:00 PM
very very moving Carolyn, congrad's on your win! Light & Love
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Date: 6/3/2011 11:34:00 AM
Beautiful piece. Many congrats to you on this top spot and your other wins, my friend : )
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Date: 6/3/2011 11:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win in Chris Matt's contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/3/2011 8:21:00 AM
What a beautiful poem you made out of these wonderful lyrics, Carolyn!! Congratulations!!
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Date: 6/3/2011 6:21:00 AM
My congratuklations on the first place win in the contest, Carolyn
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Date: 6/3/2011 12:54:00 AM
Coming back here to say super duper congrats, Carolyn! Awesome win for this contest-- really such a moving piece :) caught any big fish yet? hugs
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Date: 6/2/2011 8:07:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! great big win for you... really deserving.. no doubt... ***jun-jun
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Date: 5/16/2011 3:32:00 PM
Really loved this most heart felt, and tender piece of poetry you have written. thank you for your comment on Then came the rains. yes when i posted this poem, the two blank pages popped up there, i only wrote one poem, but i went to it and deleted the blank spaces, but thank you and everyone else that pointed that out to me.
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Date: 5/16/2011 11:06:00 AM
This contest sure is coming up with such unique renditions, and yours is such a touching one, Carolyn, especially after reading the note at the bottom and that last line was just a heart wrencher-- I'm sorry to hear that-- but this sure is a wonderful tribute to your Daniel... hugs and yay for you as well for doing other things ;)
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Date: 5/16/2011 7:52:00 AM
This is a wonderful tribute. It's like your heart knew just the right songs to pick to reveal your emotions and tell your story. Still, I'm sorry something so tragic happened to you. I'm sure it's little consolation that from it, you birthed a beautiful poem. Anyway, I wish you luck in the contest, but more importantly, I wish you joy in your heart.
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Date: 5/15/2011 7:28:00 AM
Carolyn you chose some brilliant tracks to write this tribute.. A real beauty in so many ways.. wishing you all the best of the contest, love Wilma
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Date: 5/12/2011 2:06:00 PM
i love those songs. btw i'm in love with stevie nicks. these days i think that God has given me what he wanted me to have. and i was made happy finally. yes i was made and angry with God. but this month God showed me things that i did not see back then. and then there was Easter and that was all the proof i needed that one day...
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Date: 5/10/2011 4:45:00 PM
A heart wrenching write, Carolyn. So appropriate using these songs to describe your emotions and the ensuing events. Very sad situation!! So wishing you and yours the best!! God's blessings to you all!! Love, Mikki
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Date: 5/10/2011 8:32:00 AM
Pretty interesting comment, because I believe that we are on the same page, and your right in your perception, I feel that we are on the same page, it's uncanny because you have been their with encouragement since I started on this site, all will be fine just keep the chin up and watch out for that mighty left. Your the bomb in your writings so in faith I say God bless
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Date: 5/10/2011 12:57:00 AM
Hi Carolyn, As long as you are writing, I believe that means you are okay. :) This is a compelling and personal song...filled with heartfelt sadness and respect. I love it. As many others have written, these are some of the greatest songs of all! Makes me wanna listen to them right now. Big hug for your healin heart. Gwendolen
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Date: 5/9/2011 10:40:00 PM
Very sentimental and deep poem...and the songs are all fav. Of mine. .this poem touches the heart and soul.Hope you are better 'Sweet Carolyn'. .miss you dear friend..just take care x
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