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Little Girl Rising

little girl who rose up
above poverty
above ignorance
above forced marriage

little girl who rose up
who grew up
who became a woman
who became my seraphim

my seraphim who looked down
my seraphim who descended
my seraphim who took pity
and married me…

Vicki Lynn Perrin Ryerson
October 25. 1948 to June 20, 2008

For Richard’s contest

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Hi Tim amazing great job...really enjoyed reading,,,,.congratulations:) xx cherie.....

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Congratulations Tim: There is a lot of love and pride here in a loving union. SuZ

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:37:00 PM
    VERY glad to see this one on the list. Congrats on your well deserved win, my friend.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Hi Tim.....congratulations on you win...I enjoyed reading this touching poem again...this morning...have a great day

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Love this, Tim! Congratulations on a very fine win and deserving win! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Tim, you are so so awesome Congratulations!!! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Tim, ... Congratulations in Richard's "Girl Rising." contest.... always *LINDA

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:51:00 AM
    So few wors so impactful. I was pleased to see your name here Tim.

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 8:53:00 PM
    Tim.....who absolutely sweet and endearing. How wonderful to be so loved even when gone! I'm touched by this write. Hugs....BTW...Soup Mailed ya!

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 7:52:00 PM
    An excellent example of a girl rising Tim much enjoyed xxx

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:30:00 PM
    WOw! What a very strong individual. A most powerful poem. Great one! Thanks for the visit :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 12:56:00 AM
    gosh, she had a forced marriage in her past?? How awful! This was a great entry for the contest.

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 4:59:00 PM
    So touching..My son asked my recently.." why is life so hard?' No answer, but poems like this one go along way to make it easier. BG

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Written with much love and respect...already a winner

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 2:46:00 PM
    I liked how you penned this one Tim.There is no doubt that these emotions stem from deep within your heart.Good stuff!

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Awww, Tim. A poem for your Vicki written straight from the heart. Now you've gone and made me all misty-eyed. She'll rest peacefully knowing she was and is still loved. Beautiful, my friend. Licia :-)