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Under Your Influence


In a state of awareness that transcends time and distance I swaddled you in the folds of my being feeling the pure bliss of being saturated in love I poured my love out for you of sweet dreams gifted in silvery streams as I held your tender breath to my breast - that you were beautifully oblivious only served to further enthrall my exalted emotions and your innocent influence acted upon my destiny Susan Ashley August 5, 2018

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Date: 9/16/2018 6:59:00 AM
I am fortunate enough to be blessed to have found and read again this another one of your gleaming gems my dear friend! Brought tears to my eyes as I thought again of my own mother, her immense love and hard life she had to live.. A fav-- a glowing jewel too..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/17/2018 2:38:00 PM
Dear Robert, your tender comments move and inspire me.. thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me and for your return visit to read my poem.. There is nothing like a mother's love nor the sacrifices she is willing to make for her beloved children.. blessed are we, my wonderful friend, for us to have had such a mother.. Your heartfelt sentiments and the fav are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/20/2018 12:45:00 PM
Send this one to every nursery throughout the world, and let it serve as a reminder of what love for a baby should truly be. Beautifully written, Susan!! Best wishes, Gershon
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/21/2018 12:57:00 PM
Thank you for your endearing and inspiring comments, Gershon. Your lovely thoughts speak from your soul and touch my heart. I’m pleased you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/15/2018 2:47:00 PM
What can compare to a mother's love Susan? I have no idea.
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Date: 8/15/2018 8:23:00 PM
Nor do I, Jean.. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts and comments with me Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/13/2018 8:36:00 AM
A gorgeous tender write.
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Date: 8/13/2018 1:15:00 PM
Thank you so much dear Richard for your precious comments. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Sussn
Date: 8/13/2018 5:49:00 AM
This is a hymn to Mother's purest expression of love and devotion dear, Susan! Heavenly!
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Date: 8/13/2018 1:36:00 PM
Dear Demetrios, your tender comments move and inspire me.. thank you for your prized and precious thoughts my wonderful friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/12/2018 8:02:00 AM
How beautiful this is, Susan! Your talent is truly a gift. You describe a mother and child wonderful...and your words are such a pleasure to always read...Great write as always my dear friend...Warmest Wishes ~Charlie
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/13/2018 1:33:00 PM
Charlie, your presence here is always such a delight. Your precious comments inspire and move me and are held in my deepest appreciation.. Warmest wishes my wonderfully charming friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/12/2018 5:36:00 AM
My Dear Susan.....And your love lives on...After all, that's the stuff you're made of!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/13/2018 1:21:00 PM
My dear Chuck, your beautiful and inspiring comments lift me up to beyond heaven. Your precious thoughts are tenderly held in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/11/2018 5:45:00 PM
Childhood is a short season... love them anyway...
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Date: 8/13/2018 1:28:00 PM
Agreed, Pashang, time is not constant for me either.. Sadly, everyone's summer ends sooner or later and Winter's harrows are a part of life, I think, if one lives long enough.. Thank God for the strength of summer's memories..
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 8/12/2018 2:29:00 AM
Hi again, Time is not constant or at least is not constant for me... Summer never ended when I was young, not it is a different story...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/11/2018 10:28:00 PM
Indeed, Pashang.. childhood is so short compared to the rest of an average lifespan but it's funny how childhood seems endless when you are a child.. Thank you for your meaningful comments, I delight in your visit.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/11/2018 7:19:00 AM
You capture the emotions of this precious moment so well Susan..Beautifully expressed
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Date: 8/11/2018 9:02:00 AM
Thank you, Joseph. It’s so lovely to hear from you and I’m so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your wonderful comments. Warmest wishes my friend. ~Susan
Date: 8/11/2018 3:51:00 AM
My dear sane twinster! I see you too have become (actually you always were) 2.0! Wow! That wall is overflowing dear sister and with all your wonderful work! Never would I be able nor want to attempt to best you! Lol like I even stood a chance! Your words as always amaze me and I am in awe of such talent! Your rather insane(2.0. or not lol) mad hatter twin!;)
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Date: 8/12/2018 3:03:00 PM
Lol my dear 2.0 twinster only you could hold us down for I will not attempt that one ever again! I was not meant for sanity dear sister I know this now so I will hold down the dark insane side down for us! But I don't see it as dark I see it as home!lol! Love ya sis!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/11/2018 10:53:00 PM
Dear 2.0, your beautiful comments mean the world to me but you must truly be insanely twisted if you think you're not awe-inspiring to me - after all, we are twinsters you know and share the same talents..lol! ;) but I could never best you either (sibling rivalry..? haha), my dear truly mad, mad hatter twin! The walls in the totem are gonna fall down under the weight of all of your wonderful and mighty poetry that hangs there and rightfully so my dear lovable twinlet.. Love and hugs always, your sane, and has to be to keep in line, appreciative twin sis :))
Date: 8/11/2018 12:45:00 AM
A man who can have his influence remain innocent while his breath is held to a woman’s breast is an incredible man indeed. Susan, your captivating write is beautiful with just the right amount sizzle!!
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Date: 8/11/2018 10:42:00 PM
Thank you, Lyric, for the delight of your visit, it's as wonderful to hear from you as it is to read your beautiful poetry. Your lovely comments are held in my truest appreciation my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/10/2018 1:37:00 PM
Simply beautiful Susan, loved the last line...
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Date: 8/11/2018 10:39:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie, for your beautiful comments and appreciation. Your visit id such a delight my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/10/2018 8:44:00 AM
Hi Susan, these words, so wonderfully crafted do sing into the soul. Your poetic grace i can read over and over. A write of love that must go into my faves. Your emotion ever flows in excellent poetry. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 8/11/2018 10:38:00 PM
Dear Mike, it's so wonderful to hear from you. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your shining comments and for the fave, you are so kind.. your appreciation of my poem is precious to me and held dear.. Warmest wishes, my esteemed and talented friend. ~Susan
Date: 8/9/2018 5:22:00 PM
Any mother reading this would be captivated by your words, intoxicated under your influence, Susan! Some phrases grab my attention more than others: "I swaddled you in the folds of my being" ... "the pure bliss of being saturated in love" ... " I held your tender breath to my breast" plus the end line. Definitely a magical moment in which the bonding between mother & child comes to the fore. a fave ~ Warm regards and hugs my friend. // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/11/2018 10:34:00 PM
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my poem, Paul, and your appreciation of this magical moment between mother and child further delights me as well. I am touched by your beautiful and insightful comments and your fave, thank you my wonderful friend for the joy you bring. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/8/2018 2:01:00 PM
what a beautiful description for this amazing experience that so many of us experience. Well done!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/10/2018 11:14:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, for your lovely comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem of such a special time and of such a precious gift.. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/8/2018 8:09:00 AM
I love that magic line swaddled you in the fold of my being. such a brilliant line, Thanks for sharing Susan, Your poems are always excellent..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/10/2018 11:36:00 AM
Dear Pixie, it's as wonderful to hear from you as it is to read your beautiful poetry. Thank you for your wonderful comments and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my poem.. your appreciation is precious to me.. Warmest wishes, my lovely friend. ~Susan
Date: 8/8/2018 7:38:00 AM
Ohh, baby...'as I held your tender breath to my breast'...goo-goo, gaga lol...on the other level...beautifully described my poetic friend...you know I wov you...love & babies...^WW^
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Date: 8/10/2018 11:35:00 AM
Lol! Silly you.. :)) Thank you, Winged Warrior, for your wonderful comments that always brighten my day and my heart. I appreciate you and wov you too my precious friend.. Warmest wishes, love and babies.. :)) ~Suse
Date: 8/8/2018 12:13:00 AM
Beautiful articulate the love of a child...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/8/2018 8:08:00 PM
Thank you Eve, for your lovely and insightful comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem of such a precious gift.. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/6/2018 12:38:00 PM
The pure love of a mother's breast as she holds her life in her own hands...Lovely Susan...All the best
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Date: 8/8/2018 8:13:00 PM
Thank you dear Arturo, your comments are so beautifully insightful. I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem of such a special time and such a precious gift.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/6/2018 6:32:00 AM
Under the great influence of love, miracles are performed as well as epic deeds that have advanced civilization. We think of the influence a parent has on a child, but oft the influence the child has on the parent is greater. This as always, is you writing truly wonderful poetry! A fav..
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Date: 8/10/2018 11:28:00 AM
Dear Robert, I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your insightful and glowing comments and for the fav.. I agree, my children have had a wonderful and positive influence on me on every lovely level and I love how I've grown and learned so much by being a mother. Your appreciation of my poem is precious to me and held close to my heart.. Warmest wishes, my esteemed and talented friend. ~Susan
Date: 8/6/2018 4:48:00 AM
Me too, dear Susan I have missed your gripping reads, your unique touch! You have your own way in captivating your avid reader's heart, mind and soul with your masterful choice of diction and your amazing craft in painting breathtaking images! The shape in which you present your work of beauty is impressive and unique! Always a great pleasure to read your amazing poetry dear Susan.. My sincere love.
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Date: 8/10/2018 11:22:00 AM
Dear Besma, your uplifting and glowing presence touches my heart deeply and inspires me to reach for new heights. I'm so pleased to be able to captivate your loving heart, your insightful mind and your glorious soul with my poetry and I hold your precious thoughts, through your shining comments, in my truest appreciation close to my heart. Thank you for being an avid reader my dear and lovely friend. Warmest wishes and love always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/6/2018 3:47:00 AM
Beautifully written, Susan. Your poetry always has such emotional depth. I love the last line. T.J
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/8/2018 8:04:00 PM
Dear Teppo, it's as wonderful to hear from you as it is to read your beautiful poetry. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your shining comments.. your appreciation of my poem is precious to me and held dear.. Warmest wishes, my esteemed and talented friend. ~Susan
Date: 8/6/2018 2:14:00 AM
Beautiful verse Susan, a mother and baby meet for the first time , something only a mother can experience. Tom
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/8/2018 8:07:00 PM
Thank you Tom, for your beautiful and insightful comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed my verse of such a special time and such a precious gift.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/5/2018 11:40:00 PM
I immediately thought of a newborn baby with her mom, and the tender moments no one else can understand. What a beautifully glorious word poem, Susan.
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Date: 8/8/2018 8:02:00 PM
Your beautiful and deeply insightful comments are held in my truest appreciation, Caren. I'm so pleased by your response to my poem and I thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/5/2018 11:15:00 PM
So beautiful , dear friend.. Another masterpiece of yours.. Exquisite creativity !! I absolutely enjoy reading your work of art, dear friend.. Blessings!
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Date: 8/8/2018 8:01:00 PM
Dear Robertina, it's as wonderful to hear from you as it is to read your beautiful poetry. Thank you for your wonderful comments and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my poem.. your appreciation is precious to me.. Warmest wishes, my lovely friend. ~Susan
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