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Hijacked Identity

I will never know why, a baby of four months, I was left abandoned, trampled in dirt. At the mercy of adoption. To fill the void of ache of a childless couple. Clueless of the abysmal despair of my mother I still track my genes.... Did you rock me back and forth... before I fell asleep.... in doorstep of that police station? I crave for that last helpless kiss you gave me. Love.. is it really stronger than blood...? Then why a sting slaps me every moment of my life? Why ridicule of rejection boils in cauldron of my mind? This vast house is full of strangers. I fantasy you, my mom, in empty pictures hanging in air.... Your eyes must be brown like mine, the same looks.. someone.. somewhere lies obscured. my father? elder brother? little sister.?.. My identity hijacked....Who got the ransom? Only a lonely tattoo mocks me....... I have to be grateful for a love that forever hurts. Date Written : 13th February 2019 Submitted to John Hamilton's Best Free Verse contest Placed First in Brian Strand's Feb wk 3 contest Placed 5th in best new poem of the month in blog Placed 6th in Marc Tony Marathon mile 19 contest

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Date: 6/29/2019 8:17:00 PM
Congrats on your placement!;)
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Date: 6/29/2019 7:58:00 PM
Very nice Debjani, congrats on a fine placement!
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Date: 3/3/2019 12:13:00 PM
Hello Debjani Mtra, I sense the pain that you feel. I am thinking tha she had a good reason to give you up. I think that you can look her up and get to know her. Then ask her questions you want answers to. Have a
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Date: 2/25/2019 3:54:00 PM
What a beautiful heartfelt poem, Debjani. Bravo for a richly deserved win.
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Date: 2/24/2019 2:41:00 PM
Debjani, the raw emotion of your poem is powerful. No doubt you've expressed the feelings of many with similar beginnings. Congratulations on your win on Mile 20 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest! Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Date: 2/24/2019 2:13:00 PM
Wow, Debjani, congratulations on your place in the contest. I have read this three times and been deeply moved.
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Date: 2/24/2019 7:19:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this heart-wrenching poem! Janice
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Date: 2/12/2019 1:06:00 PM
- A heartbreaking writing ... there are certainly many who feel this and have their dreams, Debjani - Best wishes in the contest - a winning poem in my eyes and heart :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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