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five minute challenge

inside mother's house
overflowing mounds of trash
no empty space left
  to fill with love
  instead of stuff

for Russell's contest

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 2:45:00 AM
    woww.. and u only did it in 5.. :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Great description of the emptiness of hoarding.

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Susan, an outstanding Tanka, sadly many people suffer from hoarding, it is a new reality, best of luck in the contest, and I want to thank you for my win in your Rhyming Couplet Contest, I am very honoured, Constance

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:35:00 PM
    I have seen houses like that one TV...Sad aren't they..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the honor of being in the winners' list in your contest..Sorry so long in saying so.. I was away for awhile..Sara

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 11:43:00 AM
    does it have a deaper meaning or something because I don't get it. Sorry I'm just honest :)

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:31:00 AM
    In five minutes? who would think you could produce this gem so quickly?

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:36:00 PM
    love this tanka, Susan. Thanks very much - loved your contest. Hope you are beginning to feel pretty good again. Congrats on your wins, of course, my friend : )

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Congrats on your win win. Excellent! I'll go check your other tanka for the contest. AO

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:23:00 AM
    it's like the other tanka! in a way, the theme is kind of similar. Glad to see you got placed in the contest. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:59:00 PM
    Congratulation on a well deserved win, always enjoying your poems plus more... I like the way everyone showed off their poem in less than 5 minutes..... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:36:00 PM
    Very sad inspiration...but congratulations for the acknowledged talent...great write

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Susan, an interesting poem. reminds me of my childhood. Congratulations with your xool poem. thanks for supporting my contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 3:43:00 PM
    I can relate to that. One has to go beyond those few lines to get the real essence of it. Nice.

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:17:00 AM
    A nice 5 minute poem. Congrats :-) SKAT

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Much said in these few words, I don't like clutter either, much prefer to fill the shelf with love nice reading you xxx