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About Constance La France
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I  am a writer.  My poetry is sad, I write death, but I can write happy if I want to. I love art, classical music, reading, nature, meditation, dancing. I collect books, vintage clothes and  jewelry.   I adore the old building where I live with Snuggles Kitty. The avatar statue you see on my poems honors my elderly cat Smudges who died at 20 years. She loved to lay in the shade of the garden. 

Ten poems that define me as a poet . . . (from thousands)

1. The Dream Lingers https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_dream_lingers_408612 This poem was written after a near death experience, it stills haunts me, I could hear my mother calling me.

2. Safe In My Heart Forever https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/safe_in_my_heart_forever_549494 My mother was my anchor, the wings beneath my feet and my best friend, I miss her so very much.

3. Tattered Pages https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/tattered_pages_688344 At the end of the poem, a baby born, died and I was told he was adopted, my parents lied.

4. Dad's Workshop https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/dads_workshop_714811 I wrote this poem in 1997 but only posted it when I was posting on poetrysoup- it is about Dad.

5. Beautiful Scars https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/beautiful_scars_735565 This poem gives you just a small glimpse of the pain and grief I carry with me every single day.

6. And That Comes From Within https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/and_that_comes_from_within_1127173 My health is not that good, never has been and never will be, and no money will change my outcome.

7. in my green dream https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/in_my_green_dream_762889 I love this poem, dreamy and spiritual, I am all about nature in this one, come on a green journey.

8. A Lost Feather https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_lost_feather_783977 This poem is very meaningful to me, it speaks of my Ojibwe roots and of my ancestors in the sky.

9. "Kindness is the Key" https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/kindness_is_the_key_848785 When awful things happen to us in life it is easy to become mean and resentful but kind is better.

10. I Write Fragments https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_write_fragments_1243058 This poem sums up my journey in writing, fragments, snippets that drip, drip from my pen and mostly at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Dusty Old Memories Challenge

Blog Posted:8/6/2020 11:05:00 AM

Thank you to all who entered my writing challenge, so many of the poems entered were very emotional and others were just lovely memories. But sadly, some poets did not read my description and their poems no matter how good could not be placed.  It is very important to read each contest description so you know what the sponsor is looking for and the requirements of the contest and follow those requirements.

I will be visiting your poems soon and will post a new contest later today.

Constance 

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Date: 8/22/2020 7:30:00 PM
Just want to weigh in for a few seconds: Although I don't enter too many contests, whenever I enter yours, I find your concern for, and alerts about, any mistakes I make to be exceptional, and I find your judging to be extremely fair. Appreciated, Constance! Sunbeams and Serenity, Gershon
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Date: 9/1/2020 4:56:00 PM
Gershon, thanks for that beautiful compliment and so happy you like my contests, they really are more like poetic challenges and my purpose is to share poetry and for poets to improve their writing _Constance
Date: 8/6/2020 9:29:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, Constance , memories of that night still play in my mind. Congratulations to all the winners hugs Eve
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Date: 8/10/2020 3:42:00 PM
Eve, thank you so much for taking part in my contest with your lovely poetry _Constance
Date: 8/6/2020 8:19:00 PM
Today is her birthday Constance ~ 7th August ~ and even though it is only 4.17am in the UK I am on my balcony gazing up at the Moon & Venus ~ totally mesmerising ~ Happy Birthday Audrey May xx
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Date: 8/10/2020 3:43:00 PM
Ann, I do the same on my moms birday and on the date of her death, I go outside at night and look up at they sky and sure enough their is a star blinking back at me _Constance
Date: 8/6/2020 12:47:00 PM
Dear Constance I want to thank you so much for my first place in your contest. I am thrilled, especially as tomorrow will be my dear Mother's birthday. She died in March 1990, and of course she is still missed by my two brothers and myself. Her name was Audrey May ~ Bless her...With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 8/6/2020 7:56:00 PM
Ann, your poem touched my heart, your mother is looking down from Heaven and smiling with pride _Constance

My Past Blog Posts

 
Writing Challenge - Nature, Four in One -
Date Posted: 9/20/2020 12:03:00 PM
All The Little Pieces Writing Challenge
Date Posted: 9/3/2020 2:54:00 PM
All Pets Go To Heaven Finalized
Date Posted: 8/24/2020 12:32:00 PM
All Pets Go To Heaven
Date Posted: 8/7/2020 1:55:00 PM
Dusty Old Memories Challenge
Date Posted: 8/6/2020 11:05:00 AM
NA or HM in July Contest Finalized and a New contest
Date Posted: 7/29/2020 7:43:00 PM
Four Lines Finalized and a New contest
Date Posted: 7/28/2020 12:06:00 AM
Haiku and Senryu contest finalized and a New contest
Date Posted: 7/26/2020 9:14:00 AM
Decaying House finalized and A New Contest
Date Posted: 7/19/2020 2:55:00 PM
Bird Poetry Contest Finalized and a New Contest
Date Posted: 7/13/2020 2:31:00 PM
Time- 8 Word Challenge Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 7/6/2020 7:13:00 PM
Take The Dagger Out- NA Contest
Date Posted: 2/20/2020 2:35:00 PM
Poetry and Why I Write It
Date Posted: 2/14/2020 7:36:00 PM
Let's Write Lento Writing Prompt
Date Posted: 2/7/2020 10:11:00 AM
Words, words, do yours have style ?
Date Posted: 1/29/2020 4:59:00 PM
Writer's Block or My Muse is Missing ?
Date Posted: 1/19/2020 12:01:00 PM
Writing Prompt - English Quintain
Date Posted: 1/15/2020 3:13:00 AM
Are Writers Born ?
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 4:28:00 PM
Do you write your poems with a pen?
Date Posted: 1/7/2020 10:32:00 AM
What time of day do you write ?
Date Posted: 1/3/2020 1:00:00 PM
Writing Challenge, October - Butterfly -
Date Posted: 10/8/2019 8:09:00 PM
Writing Challenge 2, September 2019 - The Photograph -
Date Posted: 10/1/2019 12:36:00 AM
Writing Challenge 2, September 2019 - The Photograph Reminder
Date Posted: 9/21/2019 1:14:00 PM
Writing Challenge 2, September, The Photograph Reminder
Date Posted: 9/14/2019 11:13:00 AM
Writing Challenge 1, September 2019 - Eight Line Form -
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 12:13:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/25/2020 Fall Deep Into Autumn Acrosticautumn,
9/25/2020 Autumn Beauty Free verseautumn,
9/23/2020 Tomorrow Sonnetlife,
9/23/2020 Weeping - IT Verselife,
9/23/2020 Loneliness Verseloneliness,
9/22/2020 Nature the Giver Tail-rhymebird,butterfly,flower,nat
9/22/2020 Autumn Sunsets Tetractysautumn,sunset,
9/22/2020 The Art of Gardening Free versegarden,
9/20/2020 Beauty in Decay Verseautumn,nature,
9/20/2020 Held by Chains Rhymeheartbreak,
9/19/2020 a high cliff Versenative american,
9/19/2020 Bizarre Rhymeimagination,
9/19/2020 In Cold Stone Versegrief,sister,
9/18/2020 A Historic Event Narrativewar,
9/17/2020 Each One is My Friend Rhymecat,woman,
9/16/2020 in the park Rhymeautumn,
9/16/2020 Spirit of Autumn Dizainautumn,lost love,
9/15/2020 Whispered Love - Collaboration Rhymedream,
9/15/2020 A Dream Versedream,lost love,
9/14/2020 LEAVES Verseautumn,father daughter,na
9/13/2020 A Warrior's Plea Sonnetsoldier,
9/13/2020 I Have a Fate Rhymelife,
9/13/2020 Outside My Window Free verseautumn,
9/13/2020 Beauties Tainted Rhymeautumn,
9/10/2020 When I am Sleeping Lyriclost love,song,
9/9/2020 A Stroll in the Rain - CT Sonnetautumn,bird,rain,wind,
9/8/2020 Reflections of Gratitude Rhymethanks,
9/8/2020 Butterfly Kisses Tetractysbutterfly,cat,garden,
9/8/2020 Autumn Trees Rhymeautumn,tree,
9/7/2020 The Lord is My Strength Free versefaith,
9/7/2020 All In A Day Narrativechildhood,memory,
9/7/2020 Reader of Stars - Collaboration Rhymedream,
9/6/2020 the love of us Verselove,
9/6/2020 My Journey to Courage Rhymecourage,
9/5/2020 A Silver Fish Jumps Versenature,
9/3/2020 I Recall, or Do I Haibunlife,
9/3/2020 One Word Free versepoetry,
9/3/2020 The Ancient Tree Versenature,
9/2/2020 I Paint With Words Free verseintrospection,
9/1/2020 The Beauty of Fall Rhymenature,
9/1/2020 Weeping in the Clutter Free versefather,
8/29/2020 Leaves Fluttering Down Ghazalautumn,seasons,summer,
8/28/2020 Me and God Forever Alliterationfaith,
8/28/2020 A Happenstance Dance Limerickfun,
8/28/2020 If I Am a Wonder Woman Monokustrength,
8/28/2020 Bleeding Words Versemuse,words,writing,
8/27/2020 nursing home FRED Limerickfun,
8/26/2020 Every Second, Hour Forever Sonnetdeath,love,
8/25/2020 I want you, lol Monokufun,
8/25/2020 fate Monokulife,
8/25/2020 An Innocent Childhood Memory Rhymechildhood,
8/25/2020 from different worlds Free verselove,
8/24/2020 lost in our love Free verselost love,
8/23/2020 ruby red Haikunature,
8/22/2020 Eternal Paradise Verselife,
8/21/2020 Once Lyriclife,
8/20/2020 my soul Verseintrospection,
8/19/2020 Alleluia Rhymereligious,
8/19/2020 I Have Found Rhymepeace,
8/18/2020 let go Free versesorrow,
8/16/2020 Beautiful Decay Haikunature,
8/16/2020 A Memory Came Drifting Versememory,
8/16/2020 Two Sisters Versesister,
8/15/2020 A Safe Resting Place Coupletsometimes,
8/15/2020 Dreaming Butterflies Tetractysblue,butterfly,cat,
8/15/2020 I Had a Dream Listdream,
8/15/2020 Grandma's Hands Free versegranddaughter,grandmother
8/12/2020 People Just Passing Through Rhymefriendship,
8/12/2020 anguish Free verseheartbreak,
8/11/2020 Within My Restrictions Rhymelife,
8/11/2020 Roaming in Nature Rhymenature,
8/9/2020 Often Versewriting,
8/8/2020 Those Hideous Vines Versegarden,
8/8/2020 I Recall Versehome,
8/6/2020 The Song Has Ended Rhymechild,death,love,
8/6/2020 Falling Free versedream,love,
8/5/2020 Lost To The Wind Dizaingrief,love,
8/4/2020 Lost Enclosed Rhymelost,
8/4/2020 My Heart Whispered Rhymeintrospection,life,
8/3/2020 Why Versejourney,life,
8/3/2020 haiku - sunset Haikunature,
8/3/2020 Tapestry Versenature,
8/2/2020 Me Again Free versefreedom,lost,lust,
8/1/2020 In The Silent Night Verseangel,death,writing,
7/31/2020 Sister, Sister Love Tail-rhymememory,sister,
7/29/2020 A Garden Planted With Love Pantoumgarden,
7/29/2020 I'll Be Seeing You Narrativemeaningful,song,
7/29/2020 Dreams Slip Away Versedream,
7/28/2020 It Was Just a Moment Light Verselife,
7/26/2020 Tattered Pages Versememory,
7/25/2020 amid falling leaves Free verseautumn,grief,lost love,
7/24/2020 The Introvert Who Was Me Rhymeintrospection,
7/24/2020 Mountain Hawk Eagle Personificationbird,
7/24/2020 One More Night Free verselost love,
7/22/2020 Faith and Blessings Abecedarianfaith,
7/22/2020 The Muse in Me Rhymemuse,
7/22/2020 O, Clouds, Forests, Oceans Enclosed Rhymenature,
7/17/2020 There Was A Time Versenature,
7/15/2020 I Sing A Weeping Song Haibunbird,
7/15/2020 night sky musing Versenight,sky,

My Photos


Fav Poems

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Healed Wings Quatrainblessing,faith,flying,fri
A Tribute To Broken Wings Rhymepoets,tribute,
Her Broken Wings Free versetribute,
fourth tribute Monorhymeart,beautiful,dedication,
On Poetry Soup Free versefriend,poems,poetry,poets
PoetrySoup Heroes Quatrainhero,poetry,
To broken wings Light Versedeath,feelings,hope,
To Constance--broken wings Tankaappreciation,butterfly,ca
Shine On Me, Sunshine - Poetry Writing 1 Free versefriend,write,
The Nurse Tankaappreciation,
Suzanne in the Clouds Verseabsence,family,heart,loss
Shouting In Raging Silence Free verseanger,death,silence,
SHATTERED LIFE Cinquaindeath,for her,heartbreak,
ALONE AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Free verseholocaust,
Let My Quill Always Write Even If Unheard Rhymeconfidence,how i feel,poe
THE MYTHICAL FISHER WOMAN - INSPIRED BY CONTEST Rhymebeach,fantasy,humorous,wo
One Silent Word Free versehow i feel,poets,tribute,
INVICTUS Free versepride,uplifting,
My heart has found a home-song version Lyricfor her,heart,loneliness,
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
The wizard's wisdom Rhymefear,friend,hope,sad,
The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
A Putrid Expanding Abyss Sonnet10th grade,angst,anxiety,
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
Let me go Dramatic Verseboyfriend,break up,desire
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
Soul Ink Alliterationaddiction,corruption,moon
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
To Heal A Vacant Heaven Free versefantasy,
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
Cinder Man Free verseage,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
Our World Changing, Not For The Better Dramatic Monologueanger,emotions,life,polit
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,
A HA MOMENT Free verseengagement,
How much love Free verselove,
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
Snippets Of The Mind Prose Poetryallusion,appreciation,int
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
Words I Dared Not Whisper Elegyemotions,
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
Dancing with the Devil Rhymeangst,introspection,psych
My Angie Baby Sonnetdaughter,
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
An Occult Niche Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,ang
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
Manger Shadow Free versechristmas,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Time After Time Free versefate,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeuplifting,
She and I Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
on the other side of cobblestone streets Free versedestiny,dream,fate,
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,

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Richard Pickett United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
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linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
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