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A Tear

A tear was rolling down Melinda's cheek.
She simply stood and did not wipe it off.
She stared right at us, but she did not speak.
A tear was rolling down Melinda's cheek.
Dressed always shabbily was she, and meek,
the one at whom the children loved to scoff.
A tear was rolling down Melinda's cheek.
She simply stood and did not wipe it off.

For Brian Strand's Contest:
A 1 to 8 Line Poem, any form. . . .

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  1. Date: 7/4/2011 3:12:00 PM
    I can see why this one was such a big winner - beautiful, but so sad. Poor Melinda!

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 5:45:00 PM
    Great win Andie, children can be so mean! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 4:41:00 AM
    Congratulations Andrea on your win in the contest sponsored by Brian Strand. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Sadness expressive with such excellence..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 10:06:00 PM
    Very touching, Adrea. Many congrats on your FIRST PLACE WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 4:10:00 PM
    thats so mean): people can be so cruel, but that seems to be how the world works. at least there are those who choose to be a friend rather than an enemy. hope you are doing well, Andrea, and merry christmas to you as well. i still won't be on a lot, because im moving to some place where i wont be able to access internet.only at school i will be able to get to you, so until i get a time is limited,lol. .i miss you too, nice to know someone does.take care(: ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 2:25:00 PM
    Very sad and hard hitting Andrea. This could be about so many sad events of life. Good luck in Paula's contest >> James :)

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 5:52:00 PM
    A superb triolet. Paints a clear pic of sorrow. Thanks so much for sharing! Good luck in the contest. God Bless~Mary~

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 4:35:00 PM
    Nice poem.

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 5:41:00 PM
    thank you for congrats enjoyed reading this thanks again

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 12:07:00 PM
    What a lovely poem, so well done. Too many Melindas around. Good that you spoke for them.

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 7:16:00 AM
    Thankxxx Andrea.. my Daddy was such a special guy and so handsome and talented ..along with my Mother.. so child prodigy..haha.. any time I can tribute either of them.. I will... with luv.. appreciate your encouraging comments .. and know u will enthrall us all with your entry my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 5:23:00 AM
    Hi Andrea. Thanks for your kind comment. i think I got my wires crossed (It's an age thing). I am from Ireland . More on this link God this piece hurts.I remember that there was always a 'Melinda' in school. Though I was not cruel to her/him I was as bad as those that were by fact of doing or saying nothing. Sad write but powerful, one of the best things I have read.Contest hit. Peace and happiness, Eamon

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 8:38:00 PM
    Andrea this is such a powerful write, the emotions so strong.. Love it! Positive thoughts wrt your work and I really hope you will have a relaxing vacation even though we tend to be more busy when we are at home. My holiday started yesterday as well ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 1:51:00 PM
    This made me sad Andrea. I feel for poor Melinda. Good luck in the contest. love Phyl

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 9:06:00 PM
    soup mail for Andrea! :)

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 11:43:00 AM
    You really drew us into Melinda's plight, Andrea. A tear-jerker that should do well in the contest. Best wishes for success! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 10:18:00 AM
    Hello Andrea, I love this one, just lovely Please have a safe and beautiful Holiday and a very Healthy and Happy New Year. As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 9:22:00 AM
    Loved your poem Thanks for your generous support during the year 2010 Looking forward to 2011 My Best Wishes to you Suresh Iyer, India

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 7:49:00 AM
    thankxx for your sweet comments Andrea on my "Christmas Treasures" poem.. it is special to me.. and happy u enjoyed the contents.. wishing u all the best with all your contest entries for success ... my friend ... u are a wonderful writer and poet... enjoy with luv..