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~ unfamiliar fear has taken new residence deep in furrowed brows of ordinary people on an ordinary day ~

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  1. Date: 6/20/2012 5:34:00 PM
    very glad to see this one won. Congrats. I loved it.

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 1:03:00 AM
    so down-to earth! of cheers to you for this superb win, carrie!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 9:13:00 AM
    I still love this one!! Congratulations on your win, Carrie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in Joann's "Contankacerous" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 3:51:00 AM
    A wonderful perspective this, "deep in furrowed brows", Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 6:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!!!! GREAT WRITE!!!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 2:56:00 PM
    That just about explains it, I'm sure CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Carrie <3

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Wow this is excellent Carrie. That is what hit my hubby today. ha ha. Thanks for all your comments it is truly appreciated. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Excellently done!!!

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 6:20:00 AM
    I know, so unsuspecting, and then it's there and takes over their lives. I love "unfamiliar fear"

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 4:52:00 AM
    Deep and sad but very well written Carrie. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 2:15:00 AM
    You never disappoint me. Very well written tanka, Carrie. Great take in this subject(without the boring medical terminology!!) ; ) It's a winner in my book. Best of luck. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 10:54:00 PM
    wonderful simple and yet deep way you took to do the contest.

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 8:34:00 PM
    What a fabulous write my friend! I really enjoyed the depth you went into within this poem! The word ordinary sparks a certain emotion which interferes perfectly with the unfamiliar fear! I love this wondrous write! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 7:59:00 PM
    Enjoyed your tanka on cancer Carrie, you express the emotion well, luv vie