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                                            Smiling girl
                                            with  missing teeth—
                                            in milk carton

Inspired by Susan Burch's "Grainy Photos"


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  1. Date: 8/8/2012 10:21:00 PM I'm smiling,,, thank you Ruben... xox~PD...

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 3:50:00 PM
    if you let me know when you'll be on and what time zone you're in, I can try to be on then and reopen the contest for you.

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 3/19/2012 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Susan... I'll pass this time. See you in your next contest!
  1. Date: 3/10/2012 2:46:00 PM
    don't you think you should enter this in my contest? since i accidentally read this, i know its missing - let me know if you don't make it in time.

    Susan Avatar Black Eyed Susan
    Date: 3/10/2012 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    missing in the missing contest ha ha ha:P
  1. Date: 3/9/2012 10:16:00 AM
    cuter anfd witty one Ruben luv.. smiling too..

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 2:17:00 PM
    Yes, they are sweet without teeth. :) - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 3:00:00 PM
    So much said in just a few words. Powerful. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest..Reads like a winner..Yes, those photos helped some come home but many are lost forever..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by with congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 10:01:00 AM
    so sad. Excellent imagery in this one though. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 9:33:00 AM
    Nice senryu - I can picture her - so sad. glad to have moved you to write this :) and thanks for your comments on my work