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Homeless Boy--Tanka contest

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Homeless Boy--Tanka contest

Drop out from school at
ten after parent demise,
he hawks and picks purse;
floor serves as bed;cloud blanket,
while leaders squander the wealth.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 12:40:00 PM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on yet another win my friend xx

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 8:45:00 PM
    Olusegun :-) stopping by CONGRATULATE you with your awesome win in Susan's "Tanka " contest... good write~PD

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:09:00 PM
    It reminds me of the Oliver musical! Congrats on your win, Olusegun.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 3:17:00 PM
    This is an image that really breaks my heart...I bet u see poverty often as I have read of this theme from u in the past...U possess the caring heart of a shepherd, Olusegun. Merry Christmas back atcha! :) gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 3:10:00 PM
    sad theme, but great tanka, my friend. Congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Hi Olusgun another super write from you xx