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Below is the poem entitled Recompense which was written by poet Connie Marcum Wong. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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His life became part of mine.
His story became my story.
I felt the pain he endured
With great compassion.
I understood his reasons;
Why vengeance became an
Integral part of his life.
Why he couldn’t let it go
How it sustained him--
Kept him in a lucid state
Unaware of how it was
Damaging his inner spirit.

Slowly, very slowly over
The many years that passed
He adapted to walk with me,
And as grains of sand slip
Through a filled hand—
Grain by grain, little by little
His hatred grew less and less
And he began to live his life
Out of love, as his vengeance
Began to vanish like the few
Grains of sand left, abducted 
By the restless winds of time.
He never saw it coming!

For Syed Amaan Ahmad's Free Style Contest

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  1. Date: 7/1/2010 12:42:00 PM
    The essence of this poem is so wonderful. The inspiring tone shows there is life again, and that one only has to take the initiative to make it work. This is so uplifting and reminds me of a child starting to crawl, then walk, then run. I hoped it came out well in the contest. Great job! Joseph

  1. Date: 6/20/2010 10:11:00 PM
    I am sure I"ve seen this one before and I love it , Connie. Now let me go see this soupmail you have for me!

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 5:32:00 PM
    soup mail!

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 9:34:00 PM
    Connie didn't get that soupmail you sent?

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 8:57:00 PM
    really engaging, well done!

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 4:37:00 PM
    beautiful i love the way this one went,, "and the grains of sand slip"-that line was my favorite, enjoyed... smiles:)

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 4:37:00 PM
    And good luck on the contest lol