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Winter's Weathered Hue


The wonder of your smile is always there,
   just like you gave me on that special day,
      when first I saw you on my front porch stair...
your smile imprinted in my heart to stay.

Just as in spring and summer long ago,
   and then in later years, your smile assured
      my joy of knowing our love stayed aglow...
and now, past autumn years has still endured.

The sparkle of your smile from first-love throes,
    and blissful wedding day we said 'I do',
      still lingers in my heart, although now shows
a special glaze from winter’s weathered hue.

The wonder of your smile in early years
    that glowed with brilliance like untarnished gold...
      became my treasured prize and now appears
with warm patina-sheen as we grow old.

Though years have flown and age has had its way...
   your antique smile now etched with lines anew,
      and lustered with the wear of each new day  
brings priceless meaning to my love for you.


July 1, 2018

For Contest, 'My Friend, My Love', sponsored by Julie Leigh Rodeheaver

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Date: 1/26/2019 12:58:00 AM
This is wonderful! All the sides of love, all the facets of the jewel! Thank You for this! It is a great joy to my heart to see such Love!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/27/2019 5:53:00 PM
Hi, Andrew! Thank you for your visit and very supportive comments! Much appreciated! Sandra :)
Date: 1/26/2019 12:32:00 AM
This is just gorgeous Sandra! I loved the journey and your ending is perfect! This beauty is going into my Faves! I loved it! Congratulations on your deserved win Sandra! : ) xxoo
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/27/2019 5:53:00 PM
Thank you again, dear Connie, for your very uplifting comment, congrats, and for Faving my poem! That is so nice of you, and I appreciate it so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 12/12/2018 3:13:00 PM
an absolute gem to read Sandra, may you continue to enjoy many more seasons together:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 12/16/2018 6:55:00 PM
Thank you very much, Jan, for your uplifting words. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 12/12/2018 5:11:00 AM
Sandra I admire the way this couple's relationship grows stronger over time. Your writing style is beautiful. Congratulations on your win! There were many terrific entries, including yours. Thank you for participating in the contest. Best wishes, Carolyn
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Sandra Haight
Date: 12/16/2018 6:55:00 PM
Thank you, Carolyn, for another inspiring contest, for my nice placement, congrats, and supportive comment. I am so pleased that you enjoyed my poem which is about my hubby and me...we were married 60 years this past June. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/6/2018 1:40:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations on your top win in Brian's contest with this beautifully penned poem, well done !
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/6/2018 6:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Constance, for your visit, congratulations and lovely comment. Much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/4/2018 11:05:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this absolutely wonderful poem of love. Well done!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/5/2018 8:01:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your visit and lovely comment very much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/4/2018 9:45:00 PM
Congrats on your top win, Sandra.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/5/2018 8:00:00 PM
Thank you very much, Line! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/4/2018 12:49:00 PM
Congrats Sandra!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/5/2018 8:00:00 PM
Thank you so much, L.J.! Sandra
Date: 7/3/2018 5:54:00 AM
A beautiful, loving verse, Sandra. So lovely to see a happy couple grow old together. Your beautifully flowing pentameter is always a joy to read. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/4/2018 10:43:00 AM
Thank you so much, Teppo! Sandra
Date: 7/2/2018 3:58:00 PM
Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous - that really is the dream. What a wonderful way to use the prompt word Sandra. Very uplifting poem :-)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/4/2018 10:42:00 AM
Thank you very much, Nina! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/1/2018 6:33:00 PM
This is a loving, wonderful tribute. Very well written. Good luck in the contest.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/2/2018 8:56:00 AM
Thank you very much, Sian! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/1/2018 12:10:00 PM
Simply lovely, Sandra. It was always a dream of mine to find a girl get married and grow old together. i guess it just wasn't my destiny.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/2/2018 8:55:00 AM
Thank you, Daniel, for your visit and supportive comment. We are very fortunate indeed compared to so many. Sandra