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It Was Such a Small, Silly Little Thing-

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It Was Such a Small, Silly Little Thing-

It was such a small, silly little thing- 
hardly worth mentioning...
but how could I spew such vile, hateful words?
Cheeks flushed red, eyes cast down
she turned clumsily and stumbled away...
fading in the mist

It was such a small, silly little thing- 
hardly worth mentioning...
but how could I spew such vile, hateful words?
Cheeks flushed red, eyes cast down
I turned clumsily and stumbled away...
fading in the mist

It was such a small, silly little thing-
hardly worth mentioning...
but how could I spew such vile, hateful words...
forty years ago?

1/12/2013
Frank's contest 

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 9:24:00 AM
    This struck a cord.....how guilt can follow one throughout our lives. No small, silly thing......too often the small things are the giant things in retrospect. I like this poem a lot!

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:39:00 PM
    Tim, congratulations with your poem in frank's "Something to forget " contest. enjoyed the ending... always~ irmycorn..lol

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 4:02:00 AM
    Such is the potency of words Tim! 'forty years ago'- that got me. Note to self-be careful what you say - little doesn't seem little anymore. Nicely penned!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 3:24:00 PM
    missed this Tim,, i see congrats in order,, like this,, you drive the point home most profoundly...

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:22:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Tim - Ralph

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Well you can go say NICE words and then remember that you said them too? HUGS Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:29:00 PM
    An amazing poem - a well deserved win. Thanks for your admiration of my Senryu Love, Tim. I am grateful. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Tim. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:33:00 PM
    I am sure we all have words we would like to take back. Great poem Congrats.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Ah how we introspect live and learn wonderful poem Tim congrats on your special win xxx

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:59:00 PM
    Congrats. Tim ....Seren

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:45:00 PM
    This is so well written Tim, words can cut like a knife and once spoken, can't be retrieved, yet an l'm sorry goes a long way. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Sometimes you think "maybe I should of let it go ;} great write you got here. thank you 4 reading " Market Place" was watching Animie,,, Japanese cartoons and computer animation;}

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 2:44:00 PM
    I just love the way you did his contest theme. I hope I can come up with something, but i see I am running out of time!!! about my friendship poem, do you remember, it was meant to be talking of a girlfriend, though it was fictional nonetheless.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Dear Tim - It's hard to let go of our most reprehensible moments. Forty years is a long time to be haunted. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Tim, how could you....i'm kidding... It must had been a tough fight,, to have spewed such vile words.. anyways, I will not ask what it was about... sad you had this person fade away xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Enjoyed this Tim, whatever it was that you said, sounds like your sorry now, we all say things we regret later, love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Tim, wow love this and the format is great...David

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 9:38:00 AM
    You have given a new color to your small, silly little thing in this wonderful write. It often happens Time, such small words penetrate deep and remain there for a very very long time and thank you once again Tim for your kind words on my new Poem. I hope the world would one day understand the reality one day. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:56:00 AM
    i love the way you've arranged this poem, and the ending was so unexpected. nice one!