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salty tears from wars fought overflow, filling an ocean blood that was spilled, gets mixed in, staining virgin stones-- or are these lost souls? time and tide try to wash them off, but the bloodstones remain-- haunting reminders that one must not forget 06122011957p1015 ** inspired by the "bloodstones" found on Corregidor Island-- these stones literally look like they have rusty bloodstains, and some say that these are from the blood shed by the Filipino, American and Japanese soldiers during World War II -- I was able to get some of these stones before but sadly, I am not sure where they are now... today, June 12, is Philippine Independence Day --for Rick's Stones contest

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Date: 6/21/2011 9:50:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning! This poem conveys its feelings beautifully.
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Date: 6/16/2011 2:30:00 PM
I have had them at one time too, I also do not know where they are? Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 6/15/2011 11:10:00 AM
Dear Nikko, Congratulations on your success in Rick's contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/15/2011 10:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in ^Rick's "Stones" contest Nikko. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/15/2011 8:57:00 AM
Fascinating legend of the soldiers' blood! Many congrats to you, Nikko : )
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Date: 6/15/2011 7:07:00 AM
My congratulations on the win in the contest of rick,nikko
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Date: 6/15/2011 4:25:00 AM
congrats on your HM in the contest, I recall reading this one before and I liked it a lot then (I would've placed it much higher!)...and thanks for your very kind and encouraging comments on my 'forest' poem :)
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Date: 6/15/2011 1:55:00 AM
An amazing write! Many Congrats on your win in Rick's contest.cheers
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Date: 6/14/2011 10:10:00 PM
Nikko, congratulations on your HM win. Guess what? Either my entry disappeared from the contest or I did not enter it officually. I could just kick myself after all the time I put into it. But who knows. Maybe it would not even have placed. Well, hope you are having a great day! Luv, Andrea
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Date: 6/14/2011 9:00:00 PM
Congrats Nikko on your HM in the Stones contest with this special rare beauty entry my friend..luv..
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Date: 6/14/2011 12:42:00 PM
This poem Nikko melts my heart. Belated Happy Independence day! June 12th. Thanks to Pres Roxas for opting for independence! I may consider a dual citizenship in the future. Got too busy the last few nights and I was unable to come up with anything. A lot of my poems has something to do with what I feel for the moment. Thanks for your very encouraging words. I promise to read more of your inteesting poems. Keep up your good spirit all the time young Lady! Dalila
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Date: 6/13/2011 9:10:00 AM
Yes Nikko, the red (rusty) colour surely comes from the FeO content, but I really appreciate your story which makes me sad somehow over so much blood having been shed during WW II, a war started nby a demon called Hitler. This must be a winner in the contest!...Alles Gute, Gert:)
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Date: 6/12/2011 4:00:00 PM
wow .. a splendid write Nikko sweet friend on the stones contest .. a unique difference of the blood of wars on rocks never washed away..excellent piece..good luck luv.. thankxx for your supportive sympathies for loss of Bronco.. oh miss him soo..-ooo...
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Date: 6/12/2011 10:55:00 AM
Hi Nikko Happy Independence day!!Enjoyed this poem ...never heard of these stones wishes...
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Date: 6/12/2011 8:29:00 AM
Dear Nikko, I never heard of the bloodstones before and appreciate learning the thoughts that led to their names. A very creative entry for Rick's contest and you know I'm wishing success for you. Hope you celebrate your Independence Day in style. Perhaps some fireworks this evening? As for the "oval" figure, I bet it looks more like an hourglass! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/12/2011 8:27:00 AM
Happy Independence Day Missy!! A beautiful and informative write, I didn't know about these bloodstones or their origin.. Could not agree with you more with your last line.. Good luck for the contest ;) *mwahugs*
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Date: 6/12/2011 7:35:00 AM
Well written poem and entry... I didn't kow that was true on the bloodstained stones.. That is a piece of sad history.. Now you have me googling it to learn more... always making me think, bravo for that my sweet second eyes...Michael
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Date: 6/12/2011 7:34:00 AM
Nikko, an outstanding topic for the contest. Sure to please Rick. I sure was pleased to read this. Thanks for letting us know of these bloodstones. I love your short free verse poetry!
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