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Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse

Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse are painted on walls of green. A maple crib stands in the corner. It's a picture perfect scene. There is only one thing missing in this room so perfectly designed. The baby was never to take a breath. You have to wonder what God had in mind. Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse live behind an ever closed door. To look at the would-be parents you couldn't tell who was grieving more. Not all plans have happy endings; some endings never seem to end. How much sadness can two people take before they break instead of bend. Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse are painted on walls of green in a room now shrouded in sadness where no child will ever be seen. ~~~ 03/01/2013 ~~~ Francine Roberts

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Date: 1/17/2021 5:18:00 PM
What a powerful poem, Francine. So glad it is published in the 2020 PS Anthology ~
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Date: 9/1/2020 8:58:00 AM
Love the poem particularly the time period. Does Winnie and Mickey exist in the lives of parents today or is it sponge bob? Thanks for sharing!
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Date: 8/31/2020 8:37:00 PM
Brilliant!! Such a wonderful poem! Fave for me!!
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Francine Roberts
Date: 8/31/2020 8:40:00 PM
thank you
Date: 8/31/2020 8:05:00 PM
So heartbreaking! Great right! Faveing! (: ~Lili
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Francine Roberts
Date: 8/31/2020 8:40:00 PM
thank you
Date: 8/31/2020 3:55:00 PM
Wow, That strikes right near you heart. Fantastic write. thanks for sharing.
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Francine Roberts
Date: 8/31/2020 8:40:00 PM
thank you
Date: 8/31/2020 3:48:00 PM
This poem definitely captured the feeling of such a profound loss. Actually had me tear up a bit. Really well written!
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Francine Roberts
Date: 8/31/2020 8:41:00 PM
thank you , I was definitely crying when I wrote it
Date: 7/17/2017 7:29:00 PM
I am in awe of your writing abilities! Very sad and moving, it demands to be read again and again. One of my favs. Amazing. Roger (Pat)rick 80]
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Date: 7/9/2014 12:27:00 AM
Francine, Congratulation, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 7/7/2014 5:16:00 PM
Very sad poem Francine, it is hard to wonder why stuff like this happens in life, and the effects it has on everyone involved. Grats on being featured this week, I did enjoy your emotional poem.
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Date: 7/7/2014 4:28:00 AM
a fine piece Francine, re living many memories again. God bless, Gordon
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Date: 2/11/2013 2:11:00 PM
Why not adopt?
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Date: 2/10/2013 4:16:00 AM
congrats on your win Francine
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Date: 2/9/2013 8:38:00 PM
Francine, stopping by to say hi, and check out all of Leonora's fun and fabulous contest Pooh and Disney tooooo winners*LOL :-) love your poem ... Good-night ~ LINDA "
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Date: 2/9/2013 12:33:00 PM
Soch a strong yet sad story.. Francine I must congratulste y you on your win with this piece.."
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Date: 2/9/2013 9:19:00 AM
Congratulations my dear Francine on your win and great entry in my “Disney Kids/Winnie and Mickey” poem writing contest. I extremely enjoyed reading your awesome poem/story. Thank you so much! Love/hugs, Leonora
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Date: 1/29/2013 10:19:00 PM
The death of a baby is a terrible thing for any family. You have described everything very well as usual, Francine.
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Date: 1/19/2013 11:37:00 PM
This is awesomely written , I do know how you feel. If in fact this was you. I had two in a row. about 8 months apart, tears in my eyes now, just thinking about it, I wanted to die. If I had a third one, I would of "Stopped" trying. ,, Thank you for reading my Family Hair, my sisters middle name is Francis ;}
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Date: 1/12/2013 2:05:00 PM
This kind of tears my heart out Francine. The ache must be so hard to bear especially when so many are on the way and someone ends it. To have everything in place and not have the reason is more than sad. Love, Elizabeth
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Date: 1/7/2013 8:24:00 AM
Francine - So moving is this piece I cry for all I know who feel that pain. Your poem reaches a place deep within that leaves Mickey and Winnie waiting forever. This brings me back to a poem I posted called to Bruno Sits about my daughter. We were fortunate to have had her for 21 years. love, Kathy
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Date: 1/6/2013 11:44:00 AM
Oh gosh this is sad Francine xx
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Date: 1/4/2013 6:52:00 PM
so sad Francine...Light & Love sigh..
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Date: 1/4/2013 3:39:00 PM
this is so very sad but beautifully written.
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Date: 1/3/2013 7:07:00 PM
Oh, Francine...heartbreaking. Your poem is powerful and honest. I tried so hard to let go of my miscarriage when I was pregnant the second time, but I was scared. I didn't touch the nursery until close to my due date, and even then I was still scared as because of my advanced age I had a higher chance of stillbirth. My heart goes out to parents who suffer this immeasurable loss. There is not enough support in our communities for parents who have faced this... your poem speaks volumes. xox Cyndi
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Francine Roberts
Date: 1/3/2013 7:49:00 PM
I wish this wasn't based on true events, unfortunately......
Date: 1/3/2013 6:24:00 PM
This puts a tear in my eye, Francine. It is a sad fact of life, that some people get so close to realizing their dream, painting Winnie and Mickey, and then suffering a hearbreaking loss. The painted room serving as a daily reminder of what did not come their way. Nicely done - now, pass the tissue.
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