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recess is over

as the school bell rings
children are shrieking with glee

    recess is over.

          a sudden rain of bombs leaves
          the playground deathly silent

For "Re-write One of my Poems" Contest

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  1. Date: 12/27/2012 4:06:00 AM

    just to tell you Andrea, i'm having problems with access to poets poetry pages, i can get page one only, i'm mailing soup about it...

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 7:05:00 PM

    Thanks Andrea for this beautiful write. I enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:18:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Catie's "Re-Write" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 9:50:00 AM

    congrats on your win! I hope you entered this in suzettes's contest too...

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 11:42:00 AM

    An excellent write Andrea, congratulations on your win in Catie's contest. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 9:51:00 AM

    Congratulations friend Andrea on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 9:24:00 PM

    Andrea,, congratulations with your win...pd

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 8:19:00 PM

    Wow! You made it my dear friend! My big congratulations on your awesome win! love/hugs:)Leonora

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 5:16:00 PM

    Wonderful and awesome piece,Andrea..I love The way you mix these together..Very dexterous .Congratulations on your superb win in this lovely contest..

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 12:56:00 PM

    Big congrats Andrea...I read this one before and was mesmerized by it a lot! Congrats. Joy Wells

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  1. Date: 10/20/2012 7:04:00 AM

    A chilling zeugma, Andrea. Love this tanka :-)Congratulations on your win. Love, Su

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 6:36:00 AM

    Andrea, your version is even better than my own. I really love this one! Congratulations on your win in my re-write contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 5:16:00 AM

    Thinking of the thousands of Syrian children that are dead when I read this one...and humanitarian aid was all that could be angers me to no end!!...I love this poem and the sudden shift at the end...fabulous double word play with "leaves." Spectacular rewording of Catie's work. Both of u are such amazing poets!! Luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 9:57:00 AM

    Not a pretty picture here.. Nicely done. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 4:43:00 AM

    Wow Andrea, is this a different you? this again so powerful, and yes this is happening all over the world...excellent poem....

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 6:21:00 PM

    How sad the song! Good versing! Cynthia

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 3:10:00 PM

    But, I'm not done playing,,, LOL..... love this one again... how come things look with death, right after laughter??? xox~pd

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 4:15:00 PM

    This is an awesome one my friend! I love it! Good luck in the contest as always!!! hugs:)LG

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 1:55:00 PM

    Andrea, how are you? this is a nice tanka, enjoyed what you did to Caties poem. only you,,, can pull it off so cooly.... always...pd

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 9:25:00 AM

    Oh shucks....another read that I read that made me feel the message--I had just passed by Ruben's wheelbarrow tanka. This leaves one with such a dull ache of sadness... .. What a contrast you've put in here! I hope you're having a good day! Hugs to you!

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 8:02:00 AM

    This is a very cute piece..I love it.

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 7:38:00 AM

    Wow! I am blown away by this tanka! It's so so powerful Andrea. you da bomb ;) but seriously, this is breathtaking. you should enter it in suzette's contest too. I love love love it even though it's a horrible subject/image.

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 6:24:00 AM

    Hi Andreea great words as usual well penned, good luck in the contest, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 5:46:00 AM

    sad thoughts....lately planes have been flying low over our house and it gives me the jeebies when I hear planes for some reason.

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 12:02:00 PM

    Drones are a reality. And when the two parites get them our parties they will use them.

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 11:34:00 AM

    O God!! Had no idea where this was going on starting to read...then this rain of terror on the little ones...big effect on both verses Andrea. I could feel both scenarios, I was living them. Big write! One love. Joy Wells.

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 6:57:00 AM

    very nice, Andrea! yes, that's exactly the type of thing I was looking for. hmmm... soupmail isn't working this morning. :) hags, catie

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 6:05:00 AM

    powerful write Andrea, love it! hope you are doing okay, I've been quite busy of late Wilma