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Christmas in July Alone

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Christmas in July Alone

A summer abroad
Homesick for my family
Silent nights abound
Building a snowman from sand  
My loneliness melts away...

for Gail's "christmas magic" contest

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:41:00 PM

    Susan,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 10:30:00 AM

    A belated thank you for your kind comments on my poetry Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 1:19:00 PM

    I'm going off so just stopping by to say AWESOME you got it in. I have not seen ONE of them yet!!! No time either with Joe home and maybe quitting this sucky company. HE is getting his hair cut by our daughter at her house right not but maybe will be home any second. Time to fix lunch. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 11:19:00 PM

    Susan, ... Congratulations in Gail's Christmas In July!! Christmas Magic ... take care~ XOX *PD

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 8:21:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, Susan! I love this amazing write!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 9:23:00 AM

    congrats Susan on a wonderful win for this Christmas enty luvc.. always amazing r u to read.. thankxx so much for my wins also in your contests.. have not been able to be on due to my neck surgery but coming back slowly..luv.. appreciate the honor so much .. luc..

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 5:15:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Gail's "Christmas In July" contest Susan.

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 4:37:00 AM

    I remember having read this and loved as well. Congrats Susan.

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 2:49:00 AM

    Susan huge congrats on your win, I liked this first time..David

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 12:23:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 11:57:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win my friend! This is really a wonderful Christmas Magic in July.

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 7:57:00 PM

    congratulations on your win. I love Christmas its my favourite time of the year. Building a snowman from sand... neat. Well done. Lee

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 6:33:00 PM

    wow, Susan, way to go. She chose hardly any winners. Good to see you got on the list.

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 6:29:00 PM

    It must be sad to be away from family at Christmas. It's a family occasion. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 5:58:00 PM

    Nice Susan. "Building a snowman from sand / My loneliness melts away" is brilliant. Terrific poetry. Joe

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 4:24:00 PM

    Congratulations on a winning tanka.

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:20:00 AM

    Lovely tanka, seeped in emotions. Very nice, Susan!

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 2:29:00 AM

    nice. a snowman from sand sounds cool - JH

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:49:00 PM

    returning to this one. It's just so cute.

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 1:14:00 PM

    love the idea of a sandy snowman - great tanka, Susan : )

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:01:00 AM

    Susan - This poem amazes. Bravo! love, Kathy

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 7:32:00 PM

    Love the metaphor, " snowman from sand..." Susan - sophisticated message - J.A.B.

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 3:53:00 PM

    Hi Susan, I did reply to your comment but just in case you don't go back to it, nothing is written in stone what I meant was because I am not good with text speak, I might do 5 humour, 5 not too serious, 5 for using pure text alone, and maybe 5 other, am still looking for a partner to help with the judging though....

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 3:50:00 PM

    wow, I love how you did yours. simple and yet so cute!!! Hope you do well in the contest! I have to leave now and I didn't even get finished here. DANG

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 3:19:00 PM

    Ahhh!..Great work that reads like a winner..I like the snowman made of sand..Thanks for stopping by my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 2:17:00 PM

    This poem is magical and full of the emotion of loneliness that only Christmas can bring. I wish you the best of luck in the contest and I want to thank you for my placement in your Wait contest with my poem The Dream Lingers. Constance

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 12:04:00 PM

    Susan oohh like this a lot, a homesick sandman....David

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 11:53:00 AM

    Love the "snowman from sand" it will never melt. - Wish you luck in contest B.E.S. - oxox love // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 11:07:00 AM

    I LOVE how you made a Tanka for this contest! This is a fabulous form, my favorite, and I can tell, as you have done so eloquently, it is perfect for this contest! What you have written fits wonderfully for the contest and nobody has written anything like this one as their poem! What an outstanding piece my friend! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 11:05:00 AM

    Creative, with an imagination that is self sustaining love vie