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Stripped bare, my garments fall to the, I expose my scars like medals gleaming. In the moon's glow, I rediscover me. The crowning moon lights my path. Then, soaring, nature exhorts...the fertile earth bearing fruit like a mother awaiting. I pray for a stellar reception, an array of constellations dancing on bare skin. Stripped of mores below, I long to allay my burdens by exposing scars within. By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, April 17, 2012 for YOUR BIRTHDAY SUIT Contest (Cyndi MacMillan)

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  1. Date: 5/16/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. Strange, thought I already commented on it. anyway, liked "a stellar reception...constellations dancing" congrats on your win! and thanks for your wonderful comments on my work :)

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:13:00 PM
    Absolutely splendid Rhonda!! belated Congrats on your Very Well Deserved Win!!! awsome job hun, big hugs,love ya deb

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 7:43:00 PM
    I was right. CLAP CLAP CLAP, the best one at the top!!

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 7:27:00 PM
    Congrats Rhonda!!I predicted it:)

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 3:10:00 PM
    congrats on this wonderful winner, Rhonda. 'scars like medals' brilliant. harry

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 1:16:00 PM
    All that we are is seen...Congrad's on Your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Cyndi's "Your Birthday Suit" contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 2:48:00 AM
    Rhonda congrats on your great bare win..David

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 2:09:00 AM
    Congratulations a wonderful insight into your birthaday suit xx

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 11:03:00 PM
    I'm off to bed. Crazy me, still up. Just saying congrats on your masterpiece. If and when you can, check out my blog. Hugs, Cyndi... glad to see you are finding your footing and that perhaps the sky is clearing.

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 11:36:00 PM
    rhonda, knowing Cyndi and how she adores imagery, I just know your poem is going to be high on her list. Wonderful!

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 10:59:00 PM
    Revisiting this poem...this one is going to TOP the chart!!!

  1. Date: 4/18/2012 4:21:00 AM
    Wonderful approach to do the contest.Very good imagination here.Best wishes to you.