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Mom's Secret

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Mom's Secret


mom's shaky hands 
reach into the dryer -
an empty flask.


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  1. Date: 11/9/2013 10:39:00 AM
    nice win...., xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:58:00 AM
    good image....congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 5:59:00 PM
    A sad, yet vivid image! Congrats on your win, Rhonda! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 4:42:00 PM
    nice 1 , congrats on ur placement.

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Thanks everyone for the congrats! I should have noted that this poem is not about my mom or anyone I know.

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Very nice Rhonda.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:03:00 PM
    <3 Congratulations, on your win........ Love SKAT

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 6:50:00 PM
    You couldn't have been more effective with an Epic.... Great command of this form..... congratulations.....Jake

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Congrats...sorry for her problem..she sounds clever though. BG

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Nice image. Sad, but true for some. Congrats, Rhonda!

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 4:20:00 PM
    so much conveyed in so few words; a very effective senryu and a deserving winner...and thanks for your comments :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 3:31:00 PM
    YOurs was one of my favorites. Glad to see it again, And congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Impressive description of a real lifelong drama in just one vivid snapshot! Very creative mastering of words! Thanks for sharing, dear Rhonda! Have a nice week with your lovely little angel! Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 1:29:00 PM
    I can relate. Very sad, but vivid picture of addiction. -Patrick Farley IV

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:30:00 AM
    Awesome Senryu Rhonda, you say it all with just a few words. btw I love your avatar :) love & hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:47:00 PM
    oh my this is so good. the tinge of "Mrs. Robinson."

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Sad..Creative use of Senyru..Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Deep! I loved this!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Nice humor image creating, Sharon

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:44:00 PM
    Wow such dramatic lines within this incredible write my friend! Your Senryu sure hit home with me, I understand what you are saying here! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this evening! What an outstanding piece, Great Work!!