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still trying

still trying
to bench-press
this weight
the debt
my father left me

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  1. Date: 4/16/2014 6:08:00 PM
    LOVE IT, Congratulations, enjoyed stopping by. LATERZ SUSAN.........Luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 3:37:00 PM
    wow, susan. I never saw this before. It's fantastic!!!! congrats, my friend

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 3:07:00 PM
    Sad..Way to go with this winning work..Congrats...Sara

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 11:12:00 AM
    Hullo, tanka pro, thank you for supporting my tanka contest. Congratulations! Your tanka is better than the placement might suggest .... I sort of got into this mood while evaluating, and looked for less pared-down syllable counts after having already previously accepted a few pared-down counts as placements.

  1. Date: 4/14/2014 2:44:00 PM
    One of the most enjoyed in this winners' list, Susan! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/14/2014 11:28:00 AM
    This is a fav for me.And I'm glad Chris confirms this worthy write.

  1. Date: 4/1/2014 3:57:00 AM
    I am familiar with the gym you workout in. Very neat tanka.

  1. Date: 3/31/2014 2:54:00 PM
    oh, love this clever one. Thanks very much, Susan - loved your contest : )

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 6:18:00 PM

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 1:49:00 PM
    - Are sorry for your loss, B.E.S. :( - grief will become easier with time - he is always in your heart! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)