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My Gift To Myself

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My Gift To Myself



Paula Swanson
7/24/2011

The need for challenges. To push myself I open up and let my mind take wing. Words, that in life, I cannot vocalize. I gift myself, freedom I found in ink.
For the contest: Where Your Poetry Come From Sponsored by: Michael J. Falotico Placement: 2nd

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  1. Date: 8/1/2011 1:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem placing in Michael J. Falotico's " Where Your Poetry Comes From" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 2:57:00 PM
    A "Where Your Poetry Comes From" Winner Congratulations! Caryl

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 6:56:00 AM
    A great entry Paula, and well deserving of a win. Well done, best wishes em :)

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 7:26:00 PM
    Beautifully said. Such a nice way of saying it. Congratulations on your well earned win. Lee

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 5:46:00 PM
    Many congrats on your big win in Michael's contest

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 4:04:00 PM
    Beautiful, Paula! Congrats on second place!

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 2:58:00 PM
    wonderful line, freedom found in ink!" congrats, Paula. I so agree.

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 2:47:00 PM
    Yes, I'm the same! Many congrats, Paula : )

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 1:24:00 PM
    radiant, paula...a round of sparkling cheers for your great win! :)huggs!

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 10:56:00 AM
    congrats on your win in this contest Love, Glenna

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 10:25:00 AM
    So happy to see you in the winner's circle--Well deserved.

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 9:56:00 AM
    Congratulations Paula....a wonderful poem....enjoyed.

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 9:39:00 AM
    Congrats Paula on a great second place win with super words..luv..so happy to be sharing placement with my friend ...

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 9:26:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS Paula....really deserving....~~~~~smile~~~~*-*junjun

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 8:38:00 AM
    Congrats Paula for this wonderful entry and for supporting my contest... Congrats!!!! luv Michael

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 8:24:00 PM
    YES! WELL DONE! Man, that line "I cannot vocalize" is bang on! I don't smoke but I'm holding a lighter high, the flame sways and I chant, "PAULA, WAY TO GO!" :-) Cyndi

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 7:05:00 PM
    Nice write...from a poets heart...I like it.......good luck in the contest....Old Jack

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 6:53:00 PM
    really a winner. . .~~~SMILE ~~~~have a wonderful day ````~~~~ good luck for the contest . . .*-* junjun

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 6:38:00 PM
    Very nice...I know what you mean about being able to write things you cant say...BG