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.                                                   I see it yet,
                                                   Crystal clear,
                                                 That single tear
                                           That fell from Grandma's eye,
                                           The day we said goodbye


                                            Written:  January 17, 2010

                                            First Place:  Brian Strand's Contest - Show Case

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 7/11/2011 3:30:00 PM
Sweet and sentimental. Congratulations on a great win Elaine. Love, Joyce
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Date: 7/11/2011 11:48:00 AM
lainie, mighty cheers to you for an amazing top win.. happy to share the spot with you! :) huggs
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Date: 7/11/2011 11:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Lainie in Brian's latest contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/11/2011 11:14:00 AM
Congrats Lainie on your first place win with these elegant lines luv..
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Date: 3/22/2010 5:25:00 PM
'tis a beauty you have written here, Elaine. A touching bittersweet memory well expressed. Nice -Robert
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Date: 2/21/2010 11:13:00 AM
My-oh-my Elaine...what a sad beauty THIS is. I had a similar experience with my grandma. She was in a 'retirement' complex in Kentucky when I last saw her. She held tightly onto my arm, not wanting to let go (I think she knew) She was standing at the door watching as we pulled out of the parking lot...that memory will never leave me - Tim
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Date: 2/12/2010 4:27:00 PM
Bye bye, grandmama. You do a good job capturing moments.
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Date: 2/8/2010 8:47:00 AM
Marvelous heartflet imagery flows within the lines of this beautifully penned write. I thank you Lainie for sharing the read. God Bless, Always, Adell
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Date: 2/1/2010 1:11:00 PM
Sensational and heartfelt... thank you for sharing... Farah
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Date: 1/27/2010 6:43:00 PM
the song of the immigrant apon before entering a ship saying good bye knowing they will never meet again. john h lovingiii
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Date: 1/27/2010 10:56:00 AM
Elaine, You have captured the spirit of my poem The Call of Death. You have summed it up beautifully in your comment. I thank you for this. Your poem Lasting impression has left me spell-bound. Indeed the single drop of tear contained an ocean in it for a poet's heart that feels. -Mohammad
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Date: 1/25/2010 9:27:00 PM
This is so moving, Lainie. You make the reader think of times we said goodbye to people, knowing it would be the last time we would see them. Beautiful writing! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/25/2010 4:25:00 PM
Beautiful and poignant. Grandma's hearts are very tender. Thank you for your always kind comments. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/22/2010 4:51:00 AM
Great poem, Lainie! I know how that feels. I remember my aunt when she had tears in her eyes when I said good-bye for my overseas job. I never saw her alive again. Thank you for your kind comment...Gert
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Date: 1/20/2010 12:40:00 AM
Your powetry always has an afterglow Elaine.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments.
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Date: 1/19/2010 8:33:00 PM
Lainie, I was moved by your touching poem. The imagery was so heartfelt. I wanted to thank you for commenting on my poem New Year, Past Years being featured. I didn't know what that meant until someone told me where to find it. I am new and still getting my sea legs here. Thank you and Blessings, Connie
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Date: 1/19/2010 9:25:00 AM
Thank you for your welcome blog comment today Elaine.Rgds Brian
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Date: 1/19/2010 6:46:00 AM
A poignant little piece, Lainie. And I see it's brand new! Gosh, was it a final goodbye? Thanks for reading my elf poem. I did a whole bunch of Xmas parodies (saving them for next CHristmas) Luv ya, andrea
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Date: 1/19/2010 3:15:00 AM
This poem brings all mine memorries back ! I loved Grand mother till her end,...30yrs later I miss her like I miss no one else ! TY for this beautiful write !
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Date: 1/18/2010 9:37:00 PM
Beautiful,yet sad memory of goodbyes. I like this very much'Laine. Thank you for your kind comments on my poems. Peace and love, Audrey
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Date: 1/18/2010 9:17:00 PM
well chosen detail.
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Date: 1/18/2010 6:58:00 PM
So descriptive Lainie I can see it too... must try this form myself sometime but doubt I could top this one... great write.. Grandma's are so cool.. I know .. I am one.. posted some new photos on my blog tonight finally after waiting since October to try to get them on... one of my granddaughters is on there with me... taken this past Christmas Day.. luv.. Linda-Marie
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Date: 1/18/2010 10:21:00 AM
I love your work. This is a fine example of the emotion in your poems. BG
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Date: 1/18/2010 9:21:00 AM
It’s a Gem you have placed in your poem. Beautiful and outstanding, which can be preserved in memory. Thanks and Many thanks for your comments on Boatman's Song 12. With best wishes and love Ravindra
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Date: 1/18/2010 9:18:00 AM
How delightful..... The other day I helped my room-mate move his grandmother.... She gave me a recliner chair that was her deceased husbands chair of fifty seven years... It was hard for me to take it, having to look into her eyes.... That single tear you speak of is powerful.... I wanted to break down during this read.. All my grandparents have met their maker... That is life..... Beautiful Write friend....:JP]
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