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Against All Odds

At first they doubted she would even live, Then stated calmly that she would not walk. This child for whom my life I'd gladly give, Denounced as one of those who'd never talk. I covered outraged ears, their words to block. For those long months she danced beneath my heart. I had played music for her from the start, My own keen sense of rhythm to advance. She listened to my cues and knew her part. Despite their gloom, this child of mine will dance.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 6:14:00 PM
    OK I dub the my #1 just perfection! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 11:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Let's Dance" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 7:48:00 AM
    So touching and beautiful. Loved it. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 10:45:00 PM
    Congratulations on your great win,Joyce!

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 6:41:00 PM
    Fine write,Full of passion,Congratulations ,Joyce for this masterpiece.Kudos to you...Correct the typo on rhythm....Love O.A

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 3:48:00 PM
    I loved this poem from the very start, Congrats. Joyce on not only your win but your amazing display of love and faith, hugs, vie

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 3:46:00 PM
    oh joyce, this is wonderful! I loved the personal approach and emotion (it was just squeezed out of 1st place, could've easily been a 1st) a big congrats to you :-)

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 2:26:00 PM
    mesmerized by your original take on dance, joyce.. congrats on your win in my contest..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 12:14:00 PM
    congrats Joyce on a lovely win for this amazing write on a special child who touched u so deeply.. a great well deserved win for sensitive write luv..

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 8:11:00 AM
    This is filled with love overflowing Joyce and dance she does!!

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 9:18:00 AM
    So poignant, Joyce this has moved me so.. It's a beautiful one for nette's contest. Best wishes and love...

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 9:17:00 AM
    brilliant tribute to your child Joyce, this is a wonderful soul searching poem, a winner is this. harry

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 3:40:00 PM
    I really like this, Joyce. It's fantastic! Best wishes in the contest. I'm sure this will be a winner. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 2:48:00 PM
    How powerful the love of a mother for a child, enjoyed your verse Joyce, hugs,vie

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 2:36:00 PM
    very powerful and beautiful! good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 1:34:00 PM
    a truly wonderful poem, Joyce. I'd give you first place! hugs, catie :)