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Searching for You

As I made my way through the shadowy forest of doubt,
I had the most unusual dreamlike thoughts.
I stared trancelike when a herd of unicorns approached,
led by a surreal Mad Hatter seeking Alice.
In the hazy early morning light on a trail we’d traveled often,
I paused to blink, knowing the visions were ethereal.
Unicorns?  Please, this herd looked like something from a fairytale,
and I wondered if they could be anything but imaginary.
Then a familiar voice I heard.  It was yours, my love.
You reminded me to enjoy the moment, not to think so hard.
Real or unreal, it was a vision brewed by an active imagination,
one that will not rest until I find my way back to you.




*May 24, 2021
For Constance La France’s “Dreamlike” Contest 

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 9/24/2022 8:38:00 AM

Carolyn, I was thinking about you today. I miss you very much. I guess God needed another angel, but why did he have to take you? You took a piece of my heart with you when you died and thanks for leaving us your poetry to treasure. I am so happy that your last poem written was for my contest, rest in peace, dear friend, Constance
Date: 7/14/2022 6:27:00 PM

Yes, you can say I'm searching for you.
Date: 4/28/2022 4:43:00 PM

Poets speaking as if your gone. Well I'll see you there later. Loved you for all it's worth. You were faithful.
Date: 4/28/2022 4:38:00 PM

This is sooooo addressed to me. Checking in and finding you. Glad your still here. I'm just beginning to come back. Have new subjects to write about if I can live that long. learning to live with ageing heart conditions so and so. be back soon.
Date: 3/19/2022 2:18:00 PM

So imaginative, and rich in imagery an Outstanding piece to enjoy '
Date: 12/23/2021 3:03:00 PM

Searching for you this Christmas Dear Friend.Happy Christmas in Heaven.
Date: 12/15/2021 5:05:00 PM

Thinking of you at Xmas, love, Jim
Date: 10/23/2021 9:08:00 AM

I'm sure you found your way back to the one and joined him in eternal peace Dear Carolyn.How I regret that we didn't manage to meet face to face in this world my good friend.Hopefully I see you in the Better one.
Date: 10/21/2021 9:59:00 AM

Aww nooh you will be missed, will miss your lovely poems and positive comments soo much. So sad to hear , RIP dear friend.
Date: 10/7/2021 1:59:00 PM

Rest in Peace.
Date: 9/28/2021 7:08:00 AM

Just dropping by to send you my love. I miss you, hon xxx
Date: 9/1/2021 1:27:00 PM

Dear Carolyn, My friend, my mentor...you will remain in my heart forever. Love you so dearly.
Date: 9/1/2021 12:28:00 PM

Miss you
Date: 8/17/2021 10:52:00 AM

I've never not believed in unicorns, ever since I was a kid :)
Date: 8/10/2021 10:26:00 PM

I was so sad to learn of your demise Carolyn. I write this as if you can read it, your comments on my work over the years were so heartwarming and encouraging. I am saddened by your departure but also gladdened to have been privileged to have known and interacted with you. You made this world a more wonderful place to be while you were here in it. RIP dear Carolyn :)
Date: 8/9/2021 6:59:00 AM

Rip my dear writer and community friend. May your words echoe in our heart to appreciate all the beauty that surrounds. Look down and smile to see how dearly missed you are amongst us all at PoetrySoup.
Date: 8/8/2021 9:16:00 PM

Rest in peace. May God always bless you up above; as you journey through the high land set out for you. May the unicorns walk gracefully with you upon your heavenly journey.
Date: 8/8/2021 6:58:00 PM

Rest in peace Carolyn.
Date: 8/8/2021 2:06:00 PM

Dear Carolyn, I am just now enjoying your tremendous talent and rich poetic legacy. Just like your recent acrostic poem Sunflowers, you have "left a lasting impression". May you rest in peace and know that you were well loved and appreciated. Thank you, Nancy Kaufman
Date: 8/8/2021 10:31:00 AM

Rest in Peace dear Carolyn. May your lovely poetry be eternal.
Date: 8/8/2021 9:11:00 AM

Rest in Peace to a Beautiful Poetess.. Your stellar poetry will live on .. As you will live in the Eternal Life..
Date: 8/8/2021 6:55:00 AM

Rest In Peace Carolyn. I got to know your poem here. It touched my heart. Thank you.
Date: 8/8/2021 4:01:00 AM

Good night, Caro Go forth to the Sea, Sis In fulfillment of thy request To flow with divers, seagulls, your Sea dreams Envy shall sailors see, Sis, You and this dancing sea, Sis, Your poems, now in war of man and flowing Sea In joy of your arrival with its waves Secrets of the past now shared with mermaids But this Soup now sour, your absence In envy of Sea that took your last essence When fiends you have none to share our Soup This PoetrySoup, poets in pains Of your melody, the missing lines O, Carolyn, why hath thou chose new friends of the water world?! Go forth to the Sea, Sis Good night, Caro, dive safely, your water world
Date: 8/8/2021 3:36:00 AM

RIP may you be in the total oneness of love for eternity.
Date: 8/8/2021 1:30:00 AM

Rest in peace great poetess.you will be missed dear carolyn
Date: 8/7/2021 7:53:00 PM

Searching such a wonderful poet like you... Your poems speak of you... May thy soul rest in peace
Date: 8/7/2021 7:14:00 PM

REST IN PEACE. Although I didn't know you I will now. I will read your works and learn of the wonderful poet you must have been.
Date: 8/7/2021 6:57:00 PM

Farewell, dear Carolyn. May you rest in eternal peace!
Date: 8/7/2021 6:14:00 PM

may your after life shine bright.
Date: 8/7/2021 5:55:00 PM

Love this Carolyn, i will also miss you, Rest in Peace,
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