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Walking up the winding path
inside the cemetery where my family is buried;
the path leads me through the oldest parts, and I recall
haunted stories of childhood.

Breathless, I walk faster and whisper a prayer;
another turn, then another, oh am I lost!
Turning around in circles-  I see through trees the sun;
even the hushed angels sigh for me as quickly I walk
down a path familiar-  finding my family tomb.

Butterflies dance and twirl, and
reaching branches of willows drape the stone;
everything is still and quiet, even though birds sing, oh 
a red rose in my hand is now wilted dead;
the words engraved I now read with bated breath, I remember
happy blissful memories and sadly, too soon deaths.

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August 21, 2019


Poetry/Acrostic/With Bated Breath
Copyright Protected, ID 19-1174-813-02
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.


Written for the contest, Pick A Title, Vol. 8 - Acrostic
sponsor, Edward Ibeh, Title Chosen #5, With Bated Breath

Second Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/9/2019 5:35:00 AM
A beautiful yet poignant entry Constance. Congratulations on your deserving win! xxoo
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 9/9/2019 2:17:00 PM
Connie,thank you for the compliment and congratulations.
Date: 9/7/2019 9:59:00 PM
This is such a gem. I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for the gift. God bless you and congratulations.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 9/9/2019 2:18:00 PM
Regina, thank you for the compliment and the congratulations.
Date: 9/7/2019 2:58:00 PM
- A place to find silence and peace, beautifully written D.H. :) - Congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 9/9/2019 2:19:00 PM
Anne-lise, thank you for the beautiful and the congratulations.
Date: 9/7/2019 12:02:00 PM
Just a fabulous, well-written poem, Constance:-) Congratulations on your win in my contest!
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 9/9/2019 2:20:00 PM
Edward, thank you for another inspiring contest and for my great placement.
Date: 8/26/2019 6:06:00 PM
Such a beautiful, descriptive, poem full of love, Dear Heart. The photo you posted is perfect. Warmest Wishes~ Warren
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 9/9/2019 2:22:00 PM
Warren, thank you for the beautiful and nice comment.
Date: 8/25/2019 10:53:00 AM
This so so thoughtfully and wonderfully written. The stillness of cemeteries I'd forever, a memorable thing. Best wishes Panagiota
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 9/9/2019 2:23:00 PM
Panagiota, thank you for visiting and for the compliment.
Date: 8/21/2019 9:39:00 PM
Nice Poem, Reminds me of my childhood walks to see my departed relatives.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 9/9/2019 2:24:00 PM
Timothy,thank you for visiting.