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Childhood Disrupted

childhood disrupted
by a fight against cancer
changed a young girl's life

chemo and amputation
renewed her for all to love

June 13, 20112
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  Cantankacerous
Sponsored By:  Joann Grisetti

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 12:30:00 AM
    Dane Ann. I hope you're okay. I heard the name of your town in the news tonight as devastated by the flood. I am also worried about Carolyn as she is all alone. I talked to her the other night and she was so sick that she had to hang up and go to the bathroom. She says she had lost four pounds in two days. She didn't seem to be too disturbed about the flood though. She said she had seen worse. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 11:39:00 PM
    Congratul;ations Dane Ann

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 9:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Dane Ann! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in Joann's "Contankacerous" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 3:54:00 AM
    Yes it does not spare kids too...great write. Congrats!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 6:45:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!!!! GREAT WRITE!!!

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Sad that the ugly word cancer strikes little ones...Reads like a winning work..Good luck in the contest..Sara

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 3:13:00 AM
    WOW, You touched this sensitive topic, so well!!! I LOVE THIS POEM!!! I don't think you need luck with this one,its a survivor.Reads like a winner to me!!!!

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 1:24:00 AM
    sad but never to lose hope.Good one

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 12:58:00 AM
    The words perfectly flow and don't seem to be forced to fit to the tanka form. REALLY good job and good luck in the contest, Dane <3