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Black, storm cloud eyes sear, roil
smog-aged burnt skin-
Soul is old...torn

All by the age of six.

nikko palmario
for David's twenty/twenty contest :)


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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 10:52:00 AM
    wow, you were a very talented six year old, nikko. i missed this contest, but hope it was a winner

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Hi, again, Nikko. How are you doing today? My sister just called me and talked for an hour, so I better not spend much time here tonight. Too much to do!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 10:16:00 AM
    Congrats on your amazing win, Nikko. It is so sad when children have to grow up way before their time. Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 11:28:00 AM
    I am tickling our belly TOO!! ha ha ha. I am laughing so hard knowing that YOU OWN AN ELMO T-shirt! Now I gotta get one too!! Glad you liked it! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Congrats, Nikko. Outstanding, well deserved win. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 11:47:00 PM
    I am glad to see that you took a 1st place with this piece, nikko-san. Congratulations on your victory!

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 11:34:00 PM
    big congratulations to you, Nikko. WEll deserved win.

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 11:06:00 PM
    Nikko...your poem is very touching...I see children like these everyday and I wonder why...Adding this to my favourites. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 7:52:00 PM
    NIKKO... CONGRATULATIONS ..ON YOUR WONDERFUL WIN~ Have yourself a very nice night ;-)*always..pd

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 6:16:00 PM
    Hi..Nikko.... you never join my contest... hummmm..well anyways...good luck in the contest... are you afraid your gonna had to throw that in there... However I do miss you entering my contest...maybe next time~ ;-)* PD

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Great topic chosen..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 4:08:00 PM
    Nikko, wonderful use of imagery. I really liked this work. Congrats on winning David's contest.....................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Congrats. Nikko on your win, blessings, vie

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Im so glad to see this poem among the winners! Beautiful! congratulations, Nikko! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 10:58:00 AM
    amazing yet too often true! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 9:51:00 AM
    whoooa, nikks... ang lalim nito.. love the whole scene, sad but beautiful!... congrats and huggs!.. how is mother??

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 9:20:00 AM
    high impact poetry Nikko sweet friend .. congrats on a deeply stirring entry and a winning wonder luv.. how is all?

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 6:42:00 AM
    Says so much in twenty words and six years. Congrats

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 6:27:00 AM
    Congrats Nikko.Loved it first time around.

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 5:42:00 AM
    Congratulations nikko xx