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empty tissue box - itty bitty

death took her from me
my adoring wife
I try not to cry
   there's no one to refill
   my empty tissue box


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  1. Date: 4/21/2014 8:54:00 PM
    This little Tanka is just exceptional.. I love it!! Congrats on your quality win Susan!

  1. Date: 4/20/2014 12:46:00 PM
    Hey, Susan, Congratulations, the poem is awesome. Enjoyed your winning poem. Happy Easter, luv LINDA

  1. Date: 4/20/2014 4:55:00 AM
    Excellent tanka; Shows how much he relied on his wife!! Sad how some people miss not so much the person, but the way life was made easy for them (hope you can work out what I mean!) // paul

  1. Date: 4/19/2014 9:27:00 AM
    Oh yes.......I remember this well....and it is just a touching as it was then. well done, Susan !!

  1. Date: 4/19/2014 6:55:00 AM
    excellent poem! congrats on your well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 4/19/2014 12:32:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Susan ,,,, sad though,,,congrats on great win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 11:59:00 PM
    This one is a delight to read Susan. Congratulations on your wonderful win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 11:33:00 PM
    Susan, I remembered seeing this one before and I could not recall if it was you or Jack who it belonged to, but anyway, i LOVE it. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 3:31:00 PM
    Speaks so well to the reality of what one misses when someone they love and live with dies. Congrats on your win. Well deserved. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:31:00 AM
    Congrats on your deserving win B.E.S

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Excellent, Excellent! Kudos on your great win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Susan, Congratulations in Craig's "Empty Tissue Box " contest;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:16:00 PM
    you did a great job with this tanka, susan and I hope more people take the time to view it. BIG congrats, my friend.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:57:00 PM
    A lot said in five short lines...congratulations

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:30:00 AM
    a short to tell a lot of sadness. congrats on the win, Susan.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Susan !!

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:31:00 PM
    You write SO SAD SUSAN, this makes me want to fill my cabinets with lots of tissues. Don't want the widower looking for someone to refill the empty boxes. You know sometimes tears are not a life time. xox~ PD

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:56:00 PM
    So sad... Wish you Good luck in the contest