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Initially yours

your monogrammed towel
still hangs on the bathroom rack
missing your strong hands 
     now dry as an old stamp pad
     it no longer weeps your loss




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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 2:17:00 PM

    glad to see this one doing so well in a contest. susan. I know how much you think of this particular poem you wrote and it is a well deserved win you got. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:10:00 AM

    So sad and beautifully done Susan...congratulations on your win-Tim

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 2:25:00 PM

    CONGRATS SUSAN ON ANOTHER FABULOUS WRITE AND WIN LUV .. BEYOND GOOD ENOUGH .. G R E A TTTT

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:35:00 PM

    I have read it before ! a Gem from you Susan!Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:23:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning poems in the "Good Enough" contest. - Oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:19:00 AM

    Expert write--love it. Congrats on your win. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:02:00 AM

    Big congratulations on your win Susan xx

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 7:05:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win my dear Susan! hugs:) LG

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 6:55:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning poem in SandyIvy's "Good Enough" contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 6:27:00 AM

    congrats on your win Susan

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 10:20:00 PM

    No wonder why is one of the winners! I loved it the first time I read it. Congrats on your win, Susan! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:54:00 PM

    Wonderful and to the point. congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:21:00 PM

    Hi Miss Susan,,, miss forgetfulness ;-) .. Congratulations with your wonderful and "Good Enough" poem in Sandy's contest. xox~PD

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 7:19:00 PM

    Nice win Susan' :-) SandyIvy

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 9:01:00 AM

    STUPENDOUS WRITE!!!

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:25:00 PM

    Susan, a huge congratulations to you. And I know how much you like this poem of yours. It's one of your best!!

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win with this great tanka. I love the poem and the title, too! Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 6:20:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in "Contest 173" Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 12:37:00 AM

    Awsome Tanka Susan! the depth is stunning! I love it! big hugs love, deb...Congratulations on your well deserved win!! :)

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 9:58:00 PM

    Are you kidding?...I love this completely!! The title adds sophistication to an already well crafted theme...Superb bathroom poetry, my dear Susan...Nathan knew what he was doing when he chose this as a winner! Great job. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 8:49:00 PM

    Congrats! Susan, a fine and wonderful tanka.. glad Nate, enjoyed your poem. it was a super shock to see he only chose 3 winners... I thought I told him the last time his actions reflect on me. But, oh well. It was very rude to see he is very selffish.. I don't see why he only picked 3 poems. I can't win when we fight or debate over these kind of situations. However a little birdy told me he should be more supportive over us poets. He's right I knew he would love my entry~ "edge walker" That poem is his favorite. :-)... once again.. a super congrats.. always... pd

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 1:35:00 PM

    WOW! I love tanka poetry and this one is a great example of this form, Susan! Exceptional poem! Congratulations on your deserved win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 9:37:00 AM

    Congrats on your well desrved win! The title is sooooo appropriate! loved it!

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 9:31:00 AM

    Awesome title for a splendid write.....congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 8:38:00 AM

    much like many other stupid forms i hate the tanka and yet you have written a good poem using this form. i like the concept of it. transfer the pain of loss into towel and using its inderference to try to get over the loss. its very concsise i wouldnt change a word of it. grats on your win

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 6:30:00 PM

    AWESOME, you got on the winners list (I didn't haha. Can't even remember what I submitted) Anyway, big congrats to you.

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 7:22:00 PM

    Congrats Susan I enjoyed your visual Tanka, hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 2:39:00 PM

    Sad but sweet. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 10:37:00 AM

    I remember this gem of you.Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 7:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win today in Brian's "OneSevenOne" contest Susan. Love, Carol

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