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Ribbon Tied

you took both my breasts
leaving me with a flat chest
worse, feeling like less - 
   I feel like a man even
   in my most beautiful dress

Black Eyed Susan
*Dedicated to all women who have lost a breast (or both) to breast cancer - and also to my friend Pam who I just found out yesterday  (11/14) has it and is beginning radiation

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 11:49:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 1:43:00 PM
    A tragic situation that affects so many. How dear of you to remember!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 5:09:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:28:00 PM
    I am so moved by this one, ...and pray that your friend will be okay. We all know someone who has gone down this difficult road. A timely poem, Susan. _

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:38:00 AM
    I also wrote a poem about breast cancer. Read Mammogram. I think that they both speak of how women tie their breasts to their self-esteem.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 11:04:00 PM
    gosh dang, no new poems in over two months?? soupmail

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:09:00 PM
    reading this touching and sad write again - I hope your friend is doing OK. Thanks, Susan - great contest, as always : )

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 4:57:00 AM
    Just wanted to thank you for thinking enough of my poem to place it on your winner's list...I am truley honored...I can surely identify with this poem, Susan...My youngest daughter had to have a double mastectomy 3 yrs ago after going thru radiation and far she is cancer free, thank God...I hope your friend Pam is doing well - Tim

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:57:00 AM
    I am so honored for the win in your recent contest, Susan, but what is much more important for me to say is this poem dedicated to the plight of so many women, is more significant and important to be read. Thank you for calling attention to breast cancer again...there cannot be enough said. God Bless your friend. Thanks again

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:48:00 PM
    love this touching tanka, Susan. Happy New Year to you – sorry I’ve been away from Soup for so long (my wife recently left me for someone else). Thanks very much - loved your contest. Congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:42:00 AM
    wonderful sad and also a dedication to those unfortunate.. congrats on your winner...happy new year..

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 1:47:00 PM
    Wow! This is good. I know exactly what you mean. My sister-in-law is in the similar situation. I wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:27:00 AM
    A quick visit to your nice poem. - Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas! - / / Send you a big Christmas hug!! Anne-Lise :) - / /

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:18:00 PM
    and another one!

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:48:00 PM
    soupmail for y a.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:46:00 AM
    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Susan. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Thanks for the placement in the tail rhyme!! Jag

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:36:00 PM
    Hi Susan, I wanted to take time to thank you for hosting your contest. I appreciate you picking my poem and honoring me with a win. I hope you will enter my contest as well. I enjoy your writing.

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 11:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 9:55:00 PM
    Many many congrats for this touching write and win.