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Your parents long gone,
many in-laws fill space with joy.
Some take more than give.

By John Trusty 

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  1. Date: 6/8/2011 8:19:00 PM
    John, good to see you in the winner's circle. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Dr. Ram's contest John. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 9:03:00 PM
    so true, John. And congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 3:55:00 PM
    congrats John on an excellent win in Dr. Ram's contest with this exciting entry my friend.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 3:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on the ninth place win in my contest, John

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Oh so true your write is. I have met both types of in-laws. I am blessed to have the great kind. Best to you and your writing. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 1:57:00 PM
    You nailed it, John! Many times in-laws are so welcome when your own parents have died. Great twist in the last line! Best wishes in Dr. Ram's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 1:52:00 PM
    I agree, John. Great spin on the contest with this senryu.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 1:37:00 PM
    Hahah, thanks for your entry, John

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 12:50:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing your special poetry with us JT. Have a wonderful weekend and may you find inspiration to continue your writing along the way. Love, Carol