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Ireland, National Park, Connemara, Hiking, Away

"Not all who wander are lost " Quote by _J.R.R. Tolkien I am a rolling stone adrift, my life like a flowing river; the journey a labyrinthine maze that I tread. Wandering, not lost, and I am but a trembling flame; just a speck on the wheel of time. Mom's kitchen like a holy place, where memories come as a dream; and I hold the pain of many deaths in my mind. Wandering, not lost, and winds wail like violins; and I still drink from the blue sky. Strength and courage are my clothing, the ultimate prize will be peace; the long way sinuous as I travel unanchored. Wandering, not lost, afloat in a deep cobalt sea; I crash to shore on white waves. I have found my serenity, in the misty veiled haze of life; steamy as a terrarium the graves stone cold. Wandering, not lost, clouds above like gauzy curtains; I walk into the setting sun. ___________________ December 7, 2021 Poetry/Verse/Wandering, not lost Copyright Protected, ID 12-1411-705-07 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Theme Chosen - Wandering, not lost Written for the Standard contest, Pick-A-Title sponsor, Edward Ibeh, Judged 12/31/2021 Second Place

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Date: 1/1/2022 10:13:00 AM
Heartiest congratulations on your win in my contest, Constance:-) Your poem is as captivating as the photo you chose!
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Date: 1/2/2022 12:52:00 PM
Edward, thanks for the inspiration and the contest, and for my fine placement and the congratulations and compliment ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 12/31/2021 9:51:00 PM
"I am a rolling stone adrift" - beutiful beginning. "I hold the pain of many deaths in my mind" - Great verses and rich poem as a whole. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/2/2022 12:53:00 PM
Christuraj, thank you for the compliment on my lines and for the congratulations ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 12/11/2021 12:46:00 PM
Love the beautiful imagery in this one, Constance. The repeat line tied the verses together well. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day! Bill
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Date: 12/11/2021 2:02:00 PM
Bill, thank you for the compliment on my poem, appreciate a lot ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/11/2021 6:40:00 AM
You have used vividly descriptive imagery and metaphors to convey your appealing message, Constance.
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Date: 12/11/2021 6:50:00 AM
Janice, thank you so much for the compliment on my poem, appreciate ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/8/2021 7:08:00 AM
a sure winner here, my friend - i particularly like the last stanza. Thanks for the places in your contests x
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Date: 12/8/2021 9:11:00 AM
Jack, thanks for the encouragement and the compliment, I like that verse too ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/7/2021 8:37:00 PM
Wow, Constance it will take on hell of a good poem to beat this in contest, so many wonderful lines here, love it.
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Date: 12/8/2021 9:12:00 AM
Harry, thank you for the amazing compliment, appreciate ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/7/2021 5:40:00 PM
Beautifully written, Constance. Your title/repeat line is powerful and the quote from Tolkien supports it well. My thanks to you, for your constant encouragement and support. Appreciate you recent contest series that allowed Old Writes as well as New. Your poem is blessed inspiration as always.
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Date: 12/8/2021 9:14:00 AM
Reason, thanks for the compliment and wonderful comment. I have started a new contest series and hope you will share your poetry ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/7/2021 1:36:00 PM
Beautifully done... Love it. God bless you sweet lady. Love, Gina
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Date: 12/7/2021 1:40:00 PM
Gina, thank you for the compliment, God bless ~ love and serenity _Constance