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Blog Posted:9/17/2022 7:20:00 AM

The beauty spilling from your pen

engraved the loneliness of night

and sketched the morning’s vivid light.

And all your passions placed therein

enticed each verse to tease my tongue

and sing the stanzas that I sung.

Evoked emotions, deep within,

from scribbled words to light my day,

reminded me you'd passed my way.

And if our souls ne’er meet again

I’m better for your gift of grace

that made my world a better place.

I’m blessed to say I knew you when

we'd found this place where words impart

to let our muses fill the heart.

The beauty spilling from your pen

and all your passions placed therein,

evoked emotions deep within,

and if our souls ne’er meet again,

I’m blessed to say, I knew you when.


In Memory of Connie 



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Date: 9/19/2022 8:59:00 AM
Mark, your tribute to our dear friend Connie is so heartfelt and creatively expressed by your chosen words and how you pay honor to her using her invented poetry form. Exquisitely done! Your final five lines echo the sentiments of all who knew her. Sandra
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Date: 9/19/2022 7:10:00 AM
Mark: Such moving and beautiful write for Our dear friend,Connie. It helps to ease this sad loss. Thanks. SuZ
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Date: 9/19/2022 6:18:00 AM
Mark, a beautiful tribute to Connie and her created form. I love it, blessings ~
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Date: 9/18/2022 9:28:00 AM
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Date: 9/17/2022 6:38:00 PM
"I’m better for your gift of grace, that made my world a better place." This thought is beautiful, tender and emotional, all at the same time. Connie has made a difference in the lives of so many. A lovely tribute to such a wonderful woman. Thank you for sharing, Mark. My best to you. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 9/17/2022 4:09:00 PM
A beautiful memorial to Connie a lovely lady and a wonderful poetess who’s very much missed… Belle
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Date: 9/17/2022 11:10:00 AM
Beautiful tribute Mark, still cant believe she's no longer with us, she was such a warm friendly person. May she rest in heavenly peace.. Tom
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Date: 9/17/2022 8:50:00 AM
Mark this is beautiful. Your love resonates through this dedication to Connie. Really an exceptional Poem from the writer's heart. Reading this, I could relate and feel the emotion and thoughtfulness of Connie as you wrote what many of us feel. Your words are touching and they keep the candle burning, lighting, and seeing Connie's legacy continue on. So many have written of her keeping her in our thoughts, this is an addition to the Heartfelt Poetry that is keeping the candle burning in remembrance of our beloved Poetess. God bless you Mark for your effort in doing so. This one is a Fav for me...
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7/9/2022 The Bards of Solitude Coupletappreciation,
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6/30/2022 The Salesman Sonnethumorous,
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6/18/2022 The Gifts Rhymeappreciation,
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6/5/2022 Temporal Shades Rondeauage,anxiety,art,time,
5/22/2022 The Colonies I Crown of Sonnetsamerica,
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4/24/2022 For Disney Sonnetamerica,anger,
3/19/2022 Freedom Sonnetfreedom,war,
3/6/2022 Ukraine Sonnetanger,angst,anxiety,war,
2/12/2022 Saratoga II Crown of Sonnetswar,
1/10/2022 Saratoga I Crown of Sonnetswar,
1/8/2022 Fallen Shapeappreciation,hero,
5/16/2021 Love's Silence Sonnetallusion,art,love,
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10/17/2020 Seashells Rhymeremember,
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Sour Grapes Sonnetanalogy,anger,heartbreak,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
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The withered rose, from my collection Split Mind Free verseanalogy,art,flower,poems,
The Glow of Dawn's Horizon Villanellemorning,sun,
Just A Bit Different Free versehumor,nostalgia,
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