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Smothering heat - desert sand and sky. Beckoning of deceit - as breath quickens, rage dies. Screams are whimpers of scorched soul's defeat. By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders for Nette Onclaud's Poem of Compression Contest, 10/1/13

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:58:00 AM

    This is so good, congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:26:00 PM

    Rhonda, ... Congratulations on your awesome win in Nette's contest... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:21:00 PM

    another sweet win Rhonda.............SKAT

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 12:12:00 PM

    way to go with this impeccable piece, rhonda... congrats on your stunning win in my contest.. do check my blog; i mentioned you there..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:28:00 AM

    from screams to whimpers. That is a very poignant line. Good one. Congrats.

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 5:44:00 PM

    Very intense, Rhonda. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:43:00 PM

    You are back with a passion Rhonda! Congrats

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:27:00 AM

    Such a different look at that veil......I can almost vision a sand-storm. Well done, Rhonda!!

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:24:00 AM

    Congratulations Rhonda.Love your compression poem.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 5:27:00 AM

    - Rhonda, a very well written poem, but so sad and touching. - Luck in contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)