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What Causes Me to Love a Poem

What causes me to love a poem 
Is one that lingers in my mind, 
A poem of a kindred spirit kind,
The kind that makes me feel at home.

A solemn poem that makes me cry,
Or one with clever wit and flair,
Or one with sentiment to share,
A poem that causes an awestruck sigh.

The best would sparkle with romance 
The kind that Chris Green writes to prove 
Superlative his words of love, 
Melodic rhyme that woos one to dance

Under a starlet diamond sky 
As poetry whispers in the wind
A sonnet forms in mind to send
Along with dreams to wayward fly.

12-12-19

~Third Place~
Contest Name FAVE | 
Sponsor Line Gauthier 

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Date: 2/10/2020 1:26:00 AM
Strange what makes a person feel a particular poem is "special"...I suppose personal circumstance and life events have a lot to do with it. Mind you, there is always that one individual poem that manages to strike a chord with all people; Ezra Pound once said that even the greatest poets could fill just one small piece of paper with their greatest works. Very much enjoyed, Connie. With warmest regards! :) john
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/10/2020 3:30:00 AM
I agree John. I can usually tell within the first two lines if I am going to enjoy the poem. I also enjoyed learning as I read from poets who are much better. Thank you very much. xxoo
Date: 1/15/2020 6:31:00 AM
Oh congratulations! Beautifully done.
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Date: 1/5/2020 11:14:00 PM
Indeed ... well-said and crafted, Dear Poet - love it! Blessings, Connie! :o) <3
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Date: 1/5/2020 4:46:00 PM
It would be hard for me to express what attracts me to certain poems, but some of the things you mention like wit and emotion are definitely part of the attraction. Beautifully written, Connie. Glad to see this poem won in the contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 1/3/2020 12:33:00 AM
Congrats.... A good write. Liked it. God bless you.
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Date: 1/1/2020 1:35:00 PM
Beautiful, Connie. Congrats on your win in the contest. ~ Another Chris Green Fan, and a Connie Marcum Fan too!
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Date: 1/1/2020 12:20:00 PM
So elegant and graceful Connie, like the poems and poets you mention. Chris does have roses sifting from his pen;-)
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Date: 1/1/2020 8:44:00 AM
My goodness woman how you can write! There isn't a poetic aspect you did not touch. A lovely sonnet Connie ;)
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Date: 12/31/2019 10:56:00 AM
Both a tribute to poetry and to a fine fellow poet my friend. One that applauds the talent of another and presents the blessings of poetry as only a fine poet can do. Definitely a fav-- and a very fine jewel too...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/31/2019 5:43:00 PM
Thank You Robert. I really appreciate the lovely comment and fave. I got an eye infection in Christmas which has kept me from reading but it is getting better now after seeing the doc and getting eyedrops. Have a blessed New Year my friend. xxoo
Date: 12/30/2019 9:39:00 AM
Connie, you penned a Magnificent poem.. Described perfectly.. Really enjoyed!! This is a definite fave for me, my friend.. Happy New Year!! Blessings..
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/31/2019 5:46:00 PM
Thank you so much Robertina. I truly appreciate you faving this and your sweet comment. I have had a health issue but am better now and back to reading poetry. Have blessed New year! xxoo
Date: 12/28/2019 1:51:00 PM
So beautifully described poem of yours Connie! Congratulations!!
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Date: 12/27/2019 10:15:00 AM
Loved this one Connie, I am partial to Chris Green's writing, and to yours (obviously) we have many common tastes in poetry!
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Date: 12/26/2019 2:06:00 PM
Great poem Connie...Hope you had a wonderful Xmas.
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Date: 12/25/2019 4:55:00 PM
Hello Connie … to enjoy poetry with all it's different genres is to enjoy life itself. A wonderful way to leave stress behind. You have presented this so well Connie as usual - thank you Connie - Lindsay
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Date: 12/24/2019 8:26:00 PM
Perfect poem to describe your love of poetry. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and thank you for the gift of your poetry. Cheers, SuZ
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Date: 12/24/2019 6:33:00 PM
Just back with my congratulations . I spent too long catching up and now I need to get to making dinner and wrappng gifts. ENJOY your night and day, my sweet sweet friend. LUV YOU.
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Date: 12/24/2019 11:18:00 AM
Connie, so beautifully penned, congratulations!
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Date: 12/23/2019 8:28:00 PM
Sweet words here. You show your love of the art form everyone on this site loves! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 12/23/2019 4:01:00 PM
Always love your poetry my friend. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year. love phyl
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Date: 12/20/2019 12:11:00 PM
Oh well done; good luck in the contest.
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Date: 12/17/2019 5:27:00 AM
Lovely, Connie. Congratulations on your win...I enjoyed this...
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Date: 12/16/2019 10:37:00 PM
So well composed, lucid and full of penetration to the heart. I never fail to be inspired by your work.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/17/2019 3:19:00 AM
What a fantastic compliment this is Mark as I truly admire your brilliant poetry. Thank you so very much. Many blessings to you and yours. Mele Kalikimaka! : ) xxoo
Date: 12/16/2019 10:41:00 AM
This is so well written and true. Congratulations Connie! :)
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Date: 12/16/2019 9:46:00 AM
Oh my, now I am embarrassed. I am not sure how I missed this one my friend but thank you so much for mentioning my poetry in your winning poem. I am happy that I could inspire you Connie and so very sorry I did not see this the first time around. I am honored. Congrats on your win.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/17/2019 3:23:00 AM
Thank you very much Chris. You are one of the most romantic poets here, so your name was a logical choice. Your work inspires me. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas and New Year. Mele Kalikimaka! xxoo
Date: 12/16/2019 6:42:00 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved win in the contest, Connie, for this beautifully written verse. T.J
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