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A Blessing Bestowed - Shanzi

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A Blessing Bestowed - Shanzi

Curtain rises
A new life is born

Family smiling
Birth’s miracle

Hungry children
Each will eat less
Willing sacrifice



*Entry for Joann’s Shanzi contest

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  1. Date: 10/20/2012 3:43:00 PM

    And as I have seen God will provide more. Let's hope Mit doesn't get to make those decisions.

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:32:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win with this wonderful win Carolyn. Hope you will be able to post more soon. Love

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 11:29:00 AM

    Coming here to see the last poem you left before you stopped posting. A nice one, Carolyn. I sure miss you here. Keeping you in my prayers. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 8:33:00 AM

    Oh this is wonderful Carolyn, it really says everything about today. with reading some comments i find you are again unwell," If i was Jesus you would be the first i would touch" you are so special.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 3:25:00 PM

    The first stanza gives hope and the last is an enigma to be solved. A thoughtful verse Carolyn. Nice to be in touch again!

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 11:34:00 PM

    How sweet and beautiful verse my friend concluded with a note willing sacrifice. Great write Carolyn and great win too. Congratulations my friend and sorry that I am regular now days and have missed a lot of your wonder Poems but I always remembered and missed you a lot. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra....Carolyn Devonshire

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 3:13:00 PM

    Hello Caroiyn congratulations on your win in my contest; Gods blessings Joe..)

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 10:13:00 AM

    If you are reading, I'm sending love. Thinking of you daily, old friend. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 5:29:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Joann's "Shanzi" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 2:03:00 PM

    ((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 10:37:00 AM

    Carolyn congrats on your win, hope you are able to read all of these...David

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 9:59:00 AM

    Blessings in life are abundant. A beautiful write from you as always, Carolyn. Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 9:54:00 AM

    Wonderful shanzi from you, Carolyn. I pray that you are doing better. You are missed here, sweetie. Congrats for your win. LUv,Andrea

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 8:20:00 AM

    Congrats Carolyn!!Missing your poetry!

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 6:00:00 AM

    congrats Carolyn on an amazing win for this incredible write.. feeling the beauty and essence of this piece luv..

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 4:27:00 AM

    Wow! Great Shanzi and a touching gesture by children. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 4:32:00 AM

    hi dear mama. this is great. it has been a long time since i saw you last. i just recommended your poems on facebook. thanks and may God be with you.

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 10:58:00 AM

    Hi Carolyn,waiting for a new poem from you....kash

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:35:00 PM

    Hi old friend. I think of you daily and hope you are having some fine moments. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 11:43:00 AM

    A little sadness to this one in that children are starving over the world but there is joy in a new one added to the family...Reads like winning material to me..Sara

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 11:05:00 AM

    beautiful piece, my friend - so glad to see you posting and entering contests

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 12:29:00 AM

    The sacrifices one makes for his/her family...the image of a curtain rising to represent life is profound...the last 3 lines show the depths of love..Best of luck in this difficult contest...Thinking of you and wonder how u are getting along...a huge hug and kisss! gwendolen

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

    What an excellent write here Carolyn.I like how you ended this verse.Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 7:15:00 AM

    Nothing so amazing as birth and nothing so sad as a hungry child. You combine the two in such a small space to remind us it is a growing problem. P S Francine just told me the we both are July 1st girls so I'm shouting belated happy birthday to you dear Carolyn; hope you had a beautiful day and have a year full of hope. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 8:27:00 AM

    Dear Carolyn, This is stunning. Smiling and crying all at once. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 10:08:00 AM

    Sounds like this family can't afford to have more children. A blessing in disguise, maybe? I posted one with you in mind today. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:56:00 PM

    This is a wonderful write my friend! The message is quite powerful! I love the line, "Family smiling" it's a beautiful line! I really enjoyed this fantastic poem Carolyn! Great Work!!