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"Time is the thief you cannot banish." Phyllis McGinley, Writer, 1905 - 1978 Devastating news, it can’t be denied terminal cancer… time’s not on our side you whisper to me, please be my bride In hospice you accept strong pain relief we know that our union will be brief both all too aware ‘time is a thief’ Staff organise for us to wed, my dress isn’t white, its vivid red - we exchange rings as you lay in bed We wed in such sad circumstance sip champagne, but there’s no first dance nor honeymoon in Paris, France I hold you close as you slip away ... we were only married for half a day, my broken heart is here to stay Writing Challenge - Quote Inspired - Poetry Contest Sponsored by Constance La France 11/12/20

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Date: 11/19/2020 2:15:00 PM
Emotive and expressive winner. Congrats on your win. I hope not a real life event but just a write. Sara
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/19/2020 3:24:00 PM
I've read about it in magazines, its so sad:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 11/17/2020 3:41:00 AM
Such a sad write, Congrats on you win Jan
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/17/2020 11:39:00 AM
Thanks Joseph:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/16/2020 6:01:00 PM
So heartbreaking, Jan. Congratulations on your win in Constance contest. Hugs Eve
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/16/2020 6:25:00 PM
thanks Eve:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/16/2020 11:07:00 AM
A beautiful poem Jan ,so sad and yet such a meaningful message. Hugs and blessings my friend. Jennifer.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/16/2020 11:09:00 AM
Thanks my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/15/2020 11:59:00 PM
Hi Jan, I’m just coming back to say congratulations on your winning write- Alexis
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/16/2020 10:22:00 AM
Thanks Alexis I am pleased to be on the list:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/15/2020 5:40:00 AM
This one hurt to read but was beautiful at the same time. Congrats on your win. Hugs Rick.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/16/2020 10:21:00 AM
Thanks Rick, I prefer humour but do dig deep for Constance's contest:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/15/2020 2:12:00 AM
Jan, congratulations on your win in my Quote Inspired Contest with this wonderful poem _Constance
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/16/2020 10:20:00 AM
Thanks Constance, I am delighted to be on the list:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/14/2020 5:07:00 PM
Gee, this is good. I think that you have won the contest with this poignant write, Jan. If were the judge anyway... Peace, Gershon
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/16/2020 10:20:00 AM
Thanks GW I got a 2nd place, am delighted to be on the list:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 11:51:00 PM
This hits close to home. I had a friend who died before her 20th birthday from cancer. She'd lived without one of her legs for most of her teen years. She married her boyfriend not long before she went to the next world, bless her heart. Your words are so deep and emotional, Jan. You write with such compassion and you don't shy away from any subject, I just love that about you. Hugs ~ John
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John Watt
Date: 11/15/2020 8:02:00 PM
What a thoughtful thing to say, Jan. Thank you, my friend.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/14/2020 3:45:00 PM
Oh John that is so incredibly sad, my muse has been on the serious form recently. i wish i could make your comments into my favourites you certainly boost my spirits and that's what i love about YOU:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 5:49:00 PM
Jan, Amazing, sad and poignant. I feel as if I was standing by the hospital bed ..witnessing. What a gift to wed for even half a day if the heart is full and at peace and connected to its beloved. thank you
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/14/2020 3:42:00 PM
Thanks Susan:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 4:50:00 PM
WOW. This is a incredible write, Jan. You've brought the poem to life with such vivid and horrific emotional angst. God bless you with a win my friend
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Date: 11/14/2020 3:42:00 PM
Thanks Regina:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 3:00:00 PM
Hello Jan … heartbreaking Jan and just shows how precious time can be - really moving Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 11/13/2020 3:08:00 PM
Thanks Lindsay:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 11:40:00 AM
Despite the history books, living in Queen Victoria's England was no bed of roses for the working class as many could only afford to marry on one's deathbed. But today, that is no longer an option because the funeral is unaffordable! Another great write, Jan! Good luck in the contest! Aloha! Rico
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/13/2020 1:20:00 PM
Thanks Rico, i have a few limericks to post but my muse is in serious mode at the moment!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 9:12:00 AM
OMG, I’m literally crying. Heartbreaking love... this remind me of that movie, The fault in our stars... so beautifully sad, Jan. A winner for me!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/13/2020 1:19:00 PM
Thanks Akkina, i prefer to write fun poems but I know Constance likes sad:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 1:51:00 AM
- A heartbreaking poem, Jan - Time can really be a cruel thief - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/13/2020 2:46:00 AM
thanks my friend, have a lovely weekend :-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/13/2020 1:07:00 AM
This is quite sad. Knowing you love fun poems I admire this poem which such change in style.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/13/2020 2:45:00 AM
Thanks Victor I prefer humour but do try and write sad themes for Constance's contests:-0 hugs jan xx
Date: 11/12/2020 3:01:00 PM
Hello Jan this is so sad. At least they had a wedding. A wedding that was very short. I am atill teary eye reading this poem. Hugs Darlene
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/13/2020 11:18:00 AM
Hello jan, You are welcome.Hugs.Darlene
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/12/2020 4:25:00 PM
thanks Darlene:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/12/2020 2:53:00 PM
Hi Jan, You’ve penned such a sad and heartfelt story. You captured what the “quote’s” meaning in a profound way. It was evident in your well written write how “ Time” is a thief that can’t be banished. Their union didn’t even last a day. Good content and rhymes. It looks like a winner to me. Best wishes in the contest- Alexis
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/12/2020 4:25:00 PM
thanks Alexis:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/12/2020 2:03:00 PM
great poem, jan! i've read about couples in this situation and it always breaks my heart. i guess it is better to have loved and lost but still, it's so so sad...
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/12/2020 4:17:00 PM
It is so so sad Ilene:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 11/12/2020 2:02:00 PM
Time and death have their way. How sad to find love, only to loose it so quickly. Best wishes for a win, Jan.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/12/2020 4:16:00 PM
thanks Jenna, a lady I used to work with was with her partner for 50 years... then he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and they got married in hospice her in May and a few days later he passed away, that inspired the poem:-) hugs jan xx