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Neglected by you, 
The simplest form of abuse

Not photos taken, so none to fade
Ransom for love still unpaid

Might as well have given me away
You were a mother only in name

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:23:00 PM
    SUSAN, A FINE WINNING POEM.... :-) , Congratulations in ANNE'S "any poem goes" contest. Take care~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 12:54:00 AM
    so breaks my heart... full of emotions...a great poet indeed...thanks for sharing friend Susan. Congratulations on your win. Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 7:09:00 PM
    my good friend, black eyed susan!! I'm really glad to see you on this winners list. Yours was the shortest poem and one of the most interesting of the reads for me. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 1:37:00 PM
    Very profound... it really touched me. Thank you for this entry in my contest and congrats on your placement!

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 6:44:00 AM
    My Susan, this is tragic. To be robbed of a mother's love while in her presence, abuse so cruel to a child. You've written a gem here. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 4:59:00 PM
    subtle and power packed 6 lines, Susan/ congratulations on your win here. I'm afraid I've not been watching too closely lately so thanks for the comment, Susan so I could look these over.

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 2:34:00 PM
    such a sad piece, Susan - but so powerfully written

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Many congrats on your wins, my friend : )

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 10:29:00 PM
    Susan, thanks for the fave on Jars. I was very happy with what your poem inspired in me for that one!

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 8:01:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Susan! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 12:46:00 PM
    That is sad..No photos because no money or other reasons..I hope not your life but that you are speaking of some situations of which you have heard...Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Congrats on your win in PD' s contest..There were no photos of me until after I was adopted..It is like I did not exist until beyond 18 months..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your placement in P.D's "Any Poem You Posted This Week" contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Susan, congrats... on your wonderful win.. thank you for your support ;-)' always PD

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 8:39:00 PM
    susan, I had seen this earlier. which contest was this meant for? I can't keep up with the winners lately. BIG congrats. I see you won, but please let me know for which contest. WAs it one of Brian's? Or maybe PD's?

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 8:08:00 PM
    Congrats. Susan on your special win, love,vie

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 5:54:00 PM
    congrats Susan on a marvelous win for these incredible lines of poetry luv..

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 4:53:00 PM
    This is sad Susan, Other love has found you I pray..Craig

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 3:50:00 PM
    blood ties they stick, parted quick, perhaps you will know her later... my ex always said she was adopted...was not:) thought provoking subject mate....

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Susan congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Susan, love Elizabeth