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I slipped helplessly from womb
To dresser drawer – a cradle
That opened and shut like a tomb
Held my cries 
Instead of arms
Closed my eyes 
With Red Riding Hood lies.

Embryo of spiritual evolution
Caught between shelves of confusion
Hungry child
With tongue of fire
Born of anguished desire
With Mother Hubbard defiled.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Patricia and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 4:40:00 PM
    This is simply magnificient, really, a real gut much as the verse excells I wish for you more joy! much much more joy & love. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:19:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 1:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Patricia! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:58:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 12:46:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poetry being featured on the Soup this week >> James

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 2:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A well deserving honor. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 11:44:00 AM
    Patricia - many congrats on your piece being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 8:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured at PoetrySoup this week Patricia. May you have many more features. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 4:51:00 PM
    I really enjoy your creations... truly crafted and carefully thought out. Your phrasing is remarkable and your rhyming precise. Extraordinary nursery rhyme references. Best wishes, Keith