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Below is the poem of the day entitled Carolyn Devonshire RIP which was written by poet Paul Callus.


Carolyn Devonshire RIP

We never met, although we planned
to make our dream come true;
the will was strong, the body weak…
and then you bid adieu
when angels came and took your hand
(I called your name in vain).
You left this vale for pastures new
where peace replaced your pain.


Carolyn passed away, but her unconditional friendship and kindness,
together with her gift of words will never be forgotten. She was one 
of the first to welcome me to Soup, and we bonded from the start. 
We co-wrote several poems, some of which were published in
various anthologies. She will forever hold a special place in my heart.


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Date: 8/5/2021 8:15:00 AM
A beautifully written tribute. Congratulations on POTD.
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Date: 8/5/2021 7:11:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on POTD. Your tribute to Carolyn is extremely worthy of this honor! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 8/5/2021 6:46:00 AM
Paul, what a lovely tribute to such an inspiring poetess and amazing lady of Soup... My heartfelt condolences and prayers... Congrats on your deserving POTD... God bless... ~ Ani
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Date: 8/5/2021 6:34:00 AM
Hi Paul, I’m coming just coming back to congratulate you on getting the poem of the day. You wrote a wonderful tribute to an amazing lady:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/5/2021 5:56:00 AM
A great tribute to an even greater poet, congratulations Paul on potd and for penning this heartfelt poem for Carolyn, cheers David
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Date: 8/5/2021 5:23:00 AM
Congratulations on poem of the day Paul. That’s a beautiful memorial tribute to Carolyn who was dearly loved for her poetry and friendship on PoetrySoup. God bless her soul… Belle
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Date: 8/5/2021 5:07:00 AM
Back with congrats Paul on POTD--your tribute honors Carolyn.
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Date: 8/5/2021 3:56:00 AM
Very sad news! One of our sweet Soupers. A lovely tribute, Paul!
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Date: 8/5/2021 3:21:00 AM
Dropping back with many congrats on POTD, this is a wonderful tribute to such a special lady, RIP Carolyn :-) hugs Jan
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Date: 8/5/2021 2:11:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Paul - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/5/2021 12:38:00 AM
An heartfelt write. You made me cry. I wrote a blog after reading this. May her soul rest in peace. A well deserved Potd.
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Date: 8/5/2021 12:37:00 AM
Happy to see your tribute to Carolyn being honoured as POTD. Congratulations Paul. Tom
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Date: 8/4/2021 2:03:00 PM
So sad to hear... I have joined Soup not too long ago, but I read many of her poems, and joined her contests. You wrote a beautiful poem, Paul, in remembrance of her. Rest in peace, Dear Carolyn.
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Date: 8/4/2021 1:35:00 PM
- Paul, this was really sad to hear ... I did not know ... she was a special friend to me too ... (even though we never met) every Christmas she sent me beautiful Christmas greetings and gift - Beautifully written - Rest in peace dear Carolyn - // so :(
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Date: 8/4/2021 1:30:00 PM
i did not know that carolyn had passed away so i thank you for your very touching tribute, paul. she was a wonderful poet and a very supportive presence on the soup who will surely be missed...
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Date: 8/4/2021 11:02:00 AM
This is beautiful Paul.
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Date: 8/4/2021 10:42:00 AM
I'm so shocked to hear this sad news, she will certainly be missed on here. May she Rest In Peace. Beautiful tribute Paul. Tom
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Date: 8/4/2021 9:17:00 AM
Hi Paul, What a heartfelt tribute. Well done.I'm devastated to hear of her passing.I had know clue she was sick. She was such a bright light on the soup. I will miss her tremendously-Alexis
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Date: 8/4/2021 7:15:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be greatly missed. Paul, this is a beautiful poem honoring her! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 8/4/2021 7:11:00 AM
What a beautiful tribute, well done! She will be greatly missed.
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Date: 8/4/2021 6:47:00 AM
I am beyond sad at her passing Paul, before covid took over the world we had talked about her visiting our little Island, she also planned to visit Jack and his mum and wanted me to go with her to Malta to meet you, she was so fond of you and I know that was reciprocated. adding this to my faves for a million reasons:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/4/2021 6:43:00 AM
Remembering with sadness ~ a beautiful tribute to Carolyn RIP...Delice
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Date: 8/4/2021 5:47:00 AM
As you say, Paul, she was a special human being. May she RIP. Your poem honors her memory.
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