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Careful Cursive

I write each letter by hand in careful cursive. I want every sentence to be pretty, to look feminine and delicate - to soften the ugliness you face everyday. After each line, I let the ink dry. You don't deserve smudges. You don't deserve any of this. My words are foolish, full of meaningless descriptions of meaningless events. But I can't sit here at this polished desk - in this cozy room in this quiet house on this peaceful street and write what I'm really thinking. I can't be selfish. So I keep writing my careful cursive on my pretty stationary. I keep sending my meaningless letters into the ugly world - to wherever you are. And no matter how many times I open the mailbox, I'm never prepared for that hideous stamp, that heartless phrase: "Return to Sender." Written: 1/27/2013 For Michael's "Boomerang" contest

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Date: 2/25/2013 7:15:00 PM
a sweet win~SKAT
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Date: 2/23/2013 4:44:00 PM
Wow! This is so sad. It's a beautiful poem. I love the new window you've given me. Congratulations!
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Date: 2/20/2013 1:43:00 AM
Many Congratulations on your win Heather luv xx
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Date: 2/19/2013 6:37:00 PM
Ahh just like the elvis song Return to Sender ...Congrad's Light & Love Always
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Date: 2/19/2013 4:24:00 PM
Heather, love your winning poem in Michael's "boomerang contest" always & forever :-) LINDA
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Date: 2/17/2013 1:03:00 PM
Very very impressed by your poem, Heather. It's so deep and profound...and sad. Thanks for sharing this. I'm touched.
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Date: 2/12/2013 6:36:00 PM
Adding this to my favorites. I envy your poetic abilities... I'm not going to lie! Seriously. And you are welcome for all of my kind words- they are TRUE! You are a super souper- you rock girl!
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Date: 2/7/2013 3:20:00 PM
Nice voice in your writing
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Date: 1/29/2013 2:20:00 PM
I like your poem. thanks for sharing
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Date: 1/28/2013 5:12:00 PM
very creative write Heather....best wishes
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Date: 1/28/2013 2:49:00 PM
wow, this is amazing!! If I don't see it on the winners list, I will be shocked! How did you make such a beautiful and sensitive poem from that topic? Only you could do it!
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Date: 1/28/2013 2:49:00 PM
another fave too!
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Date: 1/28/2013 12:39:00 PM
Incredibly touching with the sadness and loyalty. It seems that you have hit on a good way of just how much to say and how much not to. In reply to your last comment, I just love studying the middle ages and reading books with older English. I even read the 1611 King James Bible because I think the language is so pretty. Did you know that the language used in it never existed at any given time in history? I have been told that it represents the epitomy of the English language.
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Date: 1/28/2013 9:49:00 AM
wow Heather, this is so good, good luck in contest,,
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Date: 1/28/2013 8:49:00 AM
This is going straight to my favorites. I didn't know it was for the boomerang contest so I loved the surprise ending. I think this is an excellent interpretation of the contest.
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Date: 1/27/2013 7:10:00 PM
This is a very creative entry into Michael's contest! A brilliant write that you have written here Heather! I really loved reading this delightful poem this evening! What an enlightening piece, Great Work!!
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