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Doll Premiere Contest Winner

"Hi Doll!" He's been calling me that for years I like it Truth is I have always been a doll My permanent smile My open arms I was a sweet sixteen's baby doll her brother's too old to play with doll a favourite doll forgotten doll replaced doll A bounced off two cars rag doll A fashion doll possession comfort toy pretty thing on your arm with eyes that roll doll Not real not taken seriously doll A spinning three faced porcelain cracked and chipped with rocks and scissors paper doll fragile doll disfigured doll tearing out my stuffing losing my head broken doll A doll like any other doll that just wants to be held. 17.08.28 Composed for Gregory R Barden's "The Poet's Own" Contest 1st Place (thank you Greg!) Submitted to Julia Ward's "Your Favorite Poem Of August 2017" Premiere Contest 1st Place (thank you Julia!)

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Date: 4/22/2020 4:45:00 PM
O yes ~ this was a gem for sure. Glad I got to reread this one that seemed so tailored to yourself.
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Date: 6/9/2019 9:10:00 PM
Sometimes I feel like the doll. Ty. That was lovely.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 6/10/2019 7:33:00 AM
Thank you Ann, for that, you definitely get a hug ;) xomo
Date: 3/13/2019 6:43:00 PM
Hi Maureen, This is a fantastic, the emotions "bouncing" the reader from line to line. Anthony
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 3/14/2019 8:06:00 AM
Thank you so much Anthony. xomo
Date: 8/7/2018 7:06:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Well done!
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/7/2018 7:33:00 AM
Thank you Susan! I'm thrilled, this is a special piece. xomo
Date: 8/6/2018 2:16:00 PM
This is so cute and so accurate. Loved it! Congrats :)
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/7/2018 7:31:00 AM
Thank you Francesca! Nobody's dared address the cute factor ;) Cheers! xomo
Date: 8/5/2018 2:16:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved top place with this imaginative and well written piece. // Barry
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/5/2018 3:28:00 PM
Thank you Barry! :) xomo!
Date: 8/5/2018 12:36:00 PM
Maureen, Hearty congratulations for the trophy win in my Premiere Contest following up a first place win in Greg's Standard Contest in 2017. The doll you write of makes me feel sorry for her and I knew the poem would do well in my contest even at first reading. Julia
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/5/2018 1:00:00 PM
Oh you're a sweetheart! Thank you so much, I won't delete this one ;) xomo!!!
Date: 8/5/2018 11:33:00 AM
BIG CONGRATS Maureen to win top on your wonderful poem. Love
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/5/2018 11:51:00 AM
Thank you Anisha! BIG HUGS <3 xomo!
Date: 8/5/2018 10:16:00 AM
Maureen, congratulations on your well-deserved First Place Trophy win for this outstanding poem. I shall never look at a 'doll' again without thinking of your powerful poem! Hugs, Sandra
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/5/2018 11:49:00 AM
Smiles love :))) Thank you Sandra! Hugs back! xomo
Date: 8/5/2018 9:36:00 AM
Massive congratulations on your well deserved top spot with this exceptional piece of poetry, so pleased for you, this is definitely going into my favs and I’m sure there will be many more. :)))
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/5/2018 11:42:00 AM
Thank you my friend! I'm thrilled that such a soul bearing piece has been so well received, can't beat that ;) xomo!
Date: 8/5/2018 6:23:00 AM
Wow. A FAVE for me, Maureen. Congrats on your multiple gold medals for this beauty.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/5/2018 7:00:00 AM
Wow! :)) Thank you Line! For all your warm support always <3 xomo!
Date: 8/5/2018 5:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your first place win!
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 8/5/2018 6:18:00 AM
Tania, thank you! :)) xomo
Date: 3/18/2018 2:20:00 AM
Your words are so very good and honest. Thank you.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 3/18/2018 7:42:00 AM
Thank you P.M. very sweet of you xomo
Date: 10/16/2017 7:32:00 PM
Beautifully crafted charming poem.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 10/16/2017 9:08:00 PM
Thank you Line so much for visiting :) I'm proud of this one, and warmed to be so well received.
Date: 10/7/2017 5:39:00 AM
Deep, meaningful, thought-provoking, intriguing, powerful, melancholy... all those labels apply, yet it's still more than that. Congrats on your First Place win! Regards, John.
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Date: 10/7/2017 7:39:00 AM
Thank you so much John. Honoured. A good metaphor almost writes itself, I love this piece; I'm so glad to be received. :) A wonderful day to you! xomo
Date: 9/25/2017 8:24:00 PM
Well I must say, Maureen, you said it all in your poetry. have a nice evening my friend.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/25/2017 9:33:00 PM
Thank you :) and lovely evening to you! xomo
Date: 9/24/2017 4:17:00 PM
I do not, as a rule, care much for free verse...but this -- this is truly brilliant!! Gobsmacked!! My very best regards! :) john
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/24/2017 9:42:00 PM
Honoured thrilled and tickled :) thank you! bless xomo
Date: 9/22/2017 10:20:00 AM
Sending the thread - needle - scissors and glue - Soon have you mended and as brand new . . . : )
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/22/2017 10:36:00 AM
That is the sweetest! Thank you :) xomo!
Date: 9/19/2017 12:56:00 PM
This is so good it's disturbing, or perhaps it's because it's disturbing that makes it so strong-- I wonder if many of the readers see the depth of pain ('tearing out the stuffing') a beautiful woman can feel with a world that takes everything at face value.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/19/2017 1:24:00 PM
I wondered myself, your "disturbing" I'll take as a mighty compliment and a measure of success. I am certainly a feeling woman, beauty of course is in the eye of the beholder, that said, my honey thinks I'm hot. Thank you so much, elated to be so well received. xomo
Date: 9/18/2017 9:35:00 PM
Lucky 13...congratulations.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/18/2017 10:22:00 PM
Thank you Michael :) xomo!
Date: 9/18/2017 6:07:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Maureen - I love what you did with the doll idea.
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/18/2017 10:21:00 PM
Thank you Agnes! She was fun :) xomo!
Date: 9/18/2017 4:04:00 PM
Maureen, CONGRATULATIONS on your win with this outstanding and beautifully penned poem
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/18/2017 4:09:00 PM
Thank you so much Constance, you warm me always. I poured my heart into her and she is being held, I couldn't be happier :) bless! xomo
Date: 9/18/2017 3:51:00 PM
Congrats Maureen on your BIG win!
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/18/2017 4:05:00 PM
Biggest ever! :) thank you so much Vijay, bless! xomo!
Date: 9/18/2017 3:00:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win. Excellent :)
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/18/2017 3:04:00 PM
Thank you so much Heidi, I am humble in such grand company. xomo
Date: 9/18/2017 1:47:00 PM
Back for a huge congratulations on a much deserved win!
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 9/18/2017 1:50:00 PM
Thank you so much Kim :) hugs!
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