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A Fear Greater Than Death

There is just one thing people fear more than death Speaking before an audience Really, more than death?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 6/15/2010 6:44:00 PM
great story!! enjoyed!
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Date: 6/15/2010 5:44:00 PM
This o]poem goes to my favorites! I loved it!~Tirzah~
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Date: 6/15/2010 1:59:00 PM
Great poesy Carolyn, and to capture this moment in life is just fantastic here ! james
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Date: 6/15/2010 11:41:00 AM
I'll be amazed if this wonderful piece is not placed in the top three. Another writing gem by you Carolyn. What a hurdle he has climbed, sometimes we don't know how lucky we are >> James
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Date: 6/14/2010 9:44:00 AM
This is an inspiring story of overcoming odds. I like the message and the theme flows very well. The rhyming pattern is also uplifting. Great job! Joseph
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Date: 6/13/2010 10:27:00 PM
Oh wow, Carolyn :) This is one inspirational story!! I've just been here on the Soup all morning and twice I get to read poems that gave me chills in a good way---this is one of those--my cousin had muscular dystrophy and he was not so lucky to have had the same support as Jake--wow, I am truly awed by his strength of character! Bravo to him and to you for sharing this with us :) --nikko :)
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Date: 6/13/2010 9:21:00 PM
Good luck in the comp ~! well done love Jayne
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Date: 6/13/2010 8:10:00 PM
Awesome poem. Bravo! Hands down superb. I really enjoyed. Love to hear stories like this one.
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Date: 6/13/2010 5:10:00 PM
this is a great entry, Carolyn. Wow, it was quite the image that stayed in your mind to impact you later in life! As for my villanelle, that was an oldie, not my contest entry. But I hope I made the right decision not entering THAT one. haha Good luck in Frank's contest. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 6/13/2010 2:51:00 PM
Wow, terrific write, Carolyn! I also experienced stage fright once when I was a kid yet. But with the age things have changed. Wish you good luck for the contest and thanks for your kind comments! Love, Gert
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Date: 6/13/2010 6:32:00 AM
very nice write enjoyed it good luck in the contest and thanks for your kind comments faleshia
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Date: 6/13/2010 12:27:00 AM
i love this write! its so inspiring and uplifting. and jake's quote is by far amazing."you all thought i would fail.. just by seeing what is outside of me.." a great person, he is. building "esteem" on a personal matter is one thing we all need to do, its apart of our everyday lives. im favoriting this. have a great night, Carolyn.. ~Always&Forever Lynette
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Date: 6/12/2010 8:20:00 PM
Smile! "Extremely Inspiring & Wonderful Story Precious & Lovely Carolyn Devonshire!!" ~ Smile, I love Your compassions dear for, they somehow tell myself that You Yourself have perhaps, lived within shoes, which within the end of all moments, brought Your treasures to such places...."Beautiful" ~ "My Love To You Again As Always," John! ~ Smile, see You at 3am in the morning dear....Smile, "Bye":) ~
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Date: 6/12/2010 4:38:00 PM
An excellent poem, as usual Carolyn! A definite winner!! A fantastic story all young people need to hear! I wish you good luck in Frank's contest, even though I'm aware that you don't need my "good luck", lol! Have a good evening! Love, Audrey
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