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  1. Date: 6/16/2012 1:59:00 PM
    Oh Gwennie, I saw your reference to this for Rusty Sivey and had to rush over to find it. How sad my darling to lose you mom in such a devastating way. I too had the horrible habit and it is a devil to break but I did it thank goodness. Now I actually smell like a person! A very sad memory to bear.

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 9:01:00 PM
    A very powerful write, Gwen. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 6:31:00 AM
    A belated congratulations to you for your win in P.D's "Mothers day" contest Gwen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 9:55:00 PM
    RIX, Congratulations with your beautiful and heart touching mother'' poem. thank you for supporting my contest*. Have yourself a good night. It was an honor having your poem in my contest, luv~PD

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:57:00 PM
    congrats Gwendolen on an ipressive writ and win for Mother luv.. an amazing treasured tribute.. ..

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:39:00 PM
    Iwas struck by the sheer drama of your mother's addiction when I read it the first time and it still has the same effect. Great but sad writing. Congratulations on your win. Loce, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Gwen. Excellent write. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 1/14/2012 5:49:00 AM
    thank you for sharing your poem with me. It is eerily familiar. And it is beautiful. How glamorous was that necklace? And thank you for your kind comments.

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 7:58:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in the "Afflictions" contest Gwen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 7:56:00 PM
    I see this won the Afflictions contest,Gwen. Leighann never seems to be around, but I am sure glad she came here to give EWE a win. I like that Ewe thing. I had a pin once that said, "Ewe ain't flat. Ewe's just fluffy" I am headed off here too for GOOD tonight as soon as I finish this page of comments. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 4:10:00 PM
    Coingrats on a fine deserved winner. harry

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 8:27:00 AM
    As an ex smoker, I can certainly relate to this Gwen. Fortunately I was able to slip the hook. My favorite line "hanging by your fingertips to the hands of father time". How eloquent and how true. Congratulations

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    So happy that you quit, Bob. What an enormous gift u gave yourself!
  1. Date: 12/29/2011 4:47:00 AM
    Congratulations Gwen, and so true for many x

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 11:24:00 PM
    Gwen, Many congratulations for this beautifully written poem. You touched the subject so well. I enjoyed reading it very much, Greg

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 10:51:00 PM
    Heya Gwendolen. I completely missed this poem of yours. I don't want to sound redundant, but this is another very original poem of yours. Grabbed me, held me in, and I was affected. A big congratulations on your 1st place victory!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 10:09:00 PM
    Congratulation my friend on your fantastic win. bl

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 7:58:00 PM
    How very sad. But a big winner and congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 7:45:00 PM
    Gwen my girl, you have written a sensational piece worthy of winning, love sent with a kiss as my postage, xxxVie

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:25:00 PM
    Hey you guys, I am so honored to have placed well with this poem. My sister called me two days ago and was moved by this message...she said she NEVER realized that smoking was such a greedy behavior and she felt badly for being so selfish. I have been begging her to quit for years....just like I begged my mother. I hope she sticks with it. Keep your fingers crossed with me! THANKS. ;)

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 3:12:00 AM
    Oh Gwen, this is brilliant, for years we were made to believe that smoking was cool, your poem say it all, this is going to my favourites with you . harry

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