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Honorable Mention

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Honorable Mention

On entering this contest I have to admit
The fame it will bring me when I push "submit"
Is all that I'm after -  my name in bright lights
The kind of attention I earned with my writes.

I used to get noticed for walking in late
To school, then to jobs, and even for dates
My family picked up on my one loud defect
And thought they could fix me - no disrespect.

They told me that dinner would be served at five
When seven was really the time to arrive
Two hours they gave me to help cure the curse
But of course I found out and the problem got worse.

Right now I'm supposed to be cleaning my room
Instead, I am writing, ignoring the broom
My shrink says that tardiness is a cry for attention
I'll clean my room later for an honorable mention.

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  1. Date: 12/22/2009 1:15:00 PM
    cute poem :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 12:13:00 PM
    Karen, this poem made me smile. Fun to read - maybe not so fun for the family! Krista

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 1:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. I really enjoyed this poem

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 10:15:00 PM
    very clever and a well deserved mention

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 2:13:00 AM
    Great poem, love it. JD http://readmypoetrynow.blogspot.com/

  1. Date: 6/7/2009 11:15:00 AM
    OOKKAAAYYY... I wasn't going to say anything because I thought I was being stupid and childish, but I still have the $50 check for placing in a contest that I entered here about four years ago, in 2005. Thanks you made me feel almost normal. he!he! Another good-un... <><

  1. Date: 6/7/2009 7:45:00 AM
    I smiled when I originally read this and I am still smiling on rereading it. So very well done. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 6/7/2009 4:49:00 AM
    I just found this site, only tonight. Your poem is clever, I could only grin. I can't wait for my own to begin.

  1. Date: 6/6/2009 1:12:00 PM
    Karen,..no,..no way girly ! Get to that room wit dat broom ! Oh Ok,..just this once,..............CONGRATULATIONS KAREN !!!! This was fun ty,..many more to ya !! james

  1. Date: 6/5/2009 6:58:00 AM
    wow, a great poem congrats on your win, you deserve an honorable meantion for this poem its great, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 4:25:00 PM
    Congrats Karen. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 7:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Karen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 4:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Karen on your most clever and excellent win! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 12:52:00 AM
    It makes me smile. I love it. Congratulations on this poem being featured and for the win. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 3:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your honorable mention in the contest Karen. Enjoy your honor. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 2:25:00 PM
    As part of the tardiness committee, I give you my heartfelt congrats on placing. Keep doing what you're doing. :-)

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 9:35:00 AM
    My warmest congratulations to you dear on your awesome placement… you are such a wonderful writer… please let your poetry pen keep dancing to the drum beat of your passions and poetrysoup-land. You are great. leke

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 7:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being placed > James

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 6:45:00 AM
    Such a clever poem, and so well deserving a win in the contest! Hearty congratulations!!

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 5:41:00 AM
    I love this poem Karen! Congrats on your win!

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