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Tissue Box Contest Judged


Blog Posted:4/17/2013 10:01:00 AM

I don’t know how to do the magic that our dear Cyndi does so I can only comment blindly on the winners—which I suppose in some ways is okay too.  Here goes;  It was election night 2004 when our daughter called and cried that her husband was dead, he died of a heart attack at a very young age and our grand daughter was only three.  So this poem struck a certain chord with me that only those that have been through this and many many of those sensitive poets here can imagine.  These feelings, like what PD has just been through are very difficult to put into words and almost impossible when they happen.  The bottom line is that there is nothing worse than seeing someone you love being hurt, especially your child, but this poet has done that better than any way I could ever have.  BTW The poem was too long but I don’t care. (It’s #1 alone, simply titled Tissue Box)

The 2 poems I chose for 2nd place are very powerful and write about child abuse and bullying and all of us should take them to heart because too often someone turns their heads when they could be a savior.

Please check out all the winners, they all spoke to the heart and were all heart wrenching.

Thanks to all that participated!

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:44:00 AM
    Hi I am glad I didn't put my entry in now Craig, they were all heart rending but i misunderstood and thought we had to mention the empty tissue box in the poem I see this was not required...Congratulations to the winners once more they were all excellent entries xx

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 12:55:00 PM
    PS....A soupmail coming for you...:)

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Thank you Craig, what can I say? I didn't know I had those words locked inside until your contest....and then this poem poured out almost beyond my own control. I'm grateful...it helped to let it spill out. Thank you for that.....very very much.

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Congrats to all the winners!

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:39:00 AM
    congratulations to all the winner. i wrote one for this and then found it had closed as I went to post it empty tissue box here now xx

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Congratulations to all the winners!

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