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Just One Letter

Footsteps on the corridor outside my cell.
Thank goodness it's time for the mail.

Been waiting all day long for a letter.
I've seen many days that were better.

March madness has me stressed to no end.
Now if only I can receive a letter from a friend.

Letters calm me like nothing else can.
Even in the sun I couldn't relax and tan.

Maybe a friend from Poetry Soup will hear my prayer.
Do you think there is anybody on there that will care?

Don't cause me more stress my friends.
Write me a letter and we will make all amends.


For Carolyn Devonshire's "March Madness" contest

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  1. Date: 5/14/2011 7:52:00 AM
    Very beautiful piece of poetry. Reminds me of what poetrysoup is all about.True Friendship. Gidds.

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 8:07:00 AM
    Many congratulation's Jimmy on your win in Carloyn's "March Madness" contest....:)

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 10:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on a deserving 3rd Place win in Carolyn's contest, JAM. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 5:19:00 AM
    Heartiest congrats for this victory.

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 3:18:00 PM
    A good and honest plea. i can't imagine how much letters mean to someone who is confined. Hope the end is in sight for you. Congratulations Jimmy. Love, J

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 2:36:00 PM
    Congrats on a well deserved win, Jimmy. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 2:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on then third place win in the contest of Carolyn, Jimmy

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Carolyn's "March Madness" contest Jimmy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 11:27:00 AM
    Tis great to see you at the top Jimmy with this worthy third place honor. Congratulations on your poem's honor. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 7:19:00 AM
    It's very stressful to be unsure if anyone cares about you, Jimmy. In my own way, I've experienced similar stress. Be assured, you have many people who do care. This poem is very touching. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 12:23:00 AM
    Hope you get some mail and good luck in Carolyn's contest..this is a lonely piece but well written...Love,Deb

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 9:03:00 PM
    thanks for reading piece..we are here, even we don't know each other we're friends..love charmane

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 3:44:00 PM
    We are here Jimmy; even if we don't write frequently know we care. Wishing and praying for better days... Lay

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 1:47:00 PM
    Best of luck in Carolyn's "March Madness" Contest, JAM. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 1:19:00 PM
    Hello Jimmy, Love the message here, you know we all care. Your quite good ya know with that pen....... ~Smiles~ As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 11:43:00 AM
    The weekend is here and I am trying to get some poetry read. I am glad you had something new here for me to enjoy today Jimmy. I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with new found inspiration. The best to you in the contest. It is wonderful to see you winning in the contests of late. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 7:48:00 AM
    HI, Jimmy. I think this poem should do well in the contest, it's sincere and heartfelt. I hope you are getting some mail in there. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 9:06:00 PM
    I knew this was yours, Jimmy, and be assured you have friends who care. Thanks for supporting the contest! Love, Sis