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Winning Eludes the Black Widow

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Winning Eludes the Black Widow

I joyfully married the love of my life Sweet John died when I was only twenty-four But I guess God wanted to add some more strife When my fiancé drowned; I could take no more Like a black widow I spin a deadly web And those who approach me had better watch out Even friends have died: Chris, Jeanette and Caleb Stay far away; I fear what will come about Loneliness is a sad game I cannot win I live with memories of what might have been And heavy depression is building within Trapped in the past, I ask God, “What was my sin?”
*Entry for Joe Flach’s “I Just Can’t Win” contest

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  1. Date: 7/6/2012 8:42:00 PM
    Everything will be ok, dear friend. Dont give up. A heartbreaking write...this is so sad, Carolyn. A big hug. Congratulations on your win in the contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Hugs Carolyn....thanks for sharing a part of yourself with us soupers. Congrats!

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 9:59:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Carolyn. Life's heartache cannot be explained. I know your dear husband and friends are waiting to welcome you with open arms someday. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 9:28:00 PM
    VERY good one for this contest, CArolyn. Big congrats on your win. Hope all is well with you as the holiday approaches.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Carolyn.Congratulations on your well deserved HM in this contest..

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the "I Just Can't Win" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 12:59:00 PM
    Congrats on your HM and such a sad story, well said. Love and blessings to you! *smiles* Tanya

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:31:00 AM
    Carolyn congrats on your win, although a sad story..David

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:17:00 AM
    Excellent entry- so sad. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 8:16:00 PM
    Congrats, Carolyn. Excellent. Great job. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 5:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on your HM.

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 5:17:00 PM
    This is so sad Carolyn. I truly think it is time for you to have some good to happen to you. Congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 4:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in this contest Carolyn ...Samia

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:39:00 PM
    The lady has simply had bad luck. Compelling write. Luck in the contest. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Ow geeeeee so Chris had died too.. I remember you mentioning Chris.. if im not mistaken.. Very heartwrenching post dear Carolyn which misted my eyes..So very profound..hugs sweet lady.. and no friend would ever stay away from you... cos you're a special friend..and good lady:)

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:29:00 PM
    Yikes ! I don't know, to laugh or cry ! Still, a great write dear poet ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 4:26:00 PM
    Such a pleasure to be reading your today my sweet friend.. luv n hugs Michael