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They laid her in a tomb, only the bagpiper and I. The Scotsman, with his pipes, played a dreary dirge, I stood tall, no tears just intense anger. A haggard breeze flowed around the verdant trees, Ruffling the dreary flowers that adorned her tomb. A hit and run: Dead on the spot. A mad drug addicted driver who killed my lovely wife. How can I forgive? She was my love. Thoughts ran amok in my head. No tears, just revenge. Seething with anger I bought a pistol. I searched for him in his stuffy cabin. Found him in stupor on his smelly single bed. Took out my weapon, checked bullets. The smell in that cabin made my stomach lurch. Could I kill him in cold blood? Vengeance is mine, said the Lord. Angrily, I left and threw the gun in a deep lake. I could only hold back my tears. 17 August 2021 Holding Back Tears Sponsored by: Edward Ibeh

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Date: 9/9/2021 4:20:00 PM
Intense, well-written piece!
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Date: 8/21/2021 9:40:00 AM
WOW!!! Congratulations on your win. What a story/write. Love your line " Vengeance is mine, said the Lord." So very true. He can do a much better job than we can. I say this all the time. Have a blessed day/weekend with your win...............
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Date: 8/20/2021 10:57:00 AM
- "just revenge" ... many people probably think so ... an act one must live with for the rest of one's life ... a powerful poem, Victor ... congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/20/2021 8:40:00 AM
Congrats, Victor. Brilliant.
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Date: 8/20/2021 8:29:00 AM
Wonderful, powerful poem, Victor! Loved it. Congratulations on your win in my contest!
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Date: 8/20/2021 8:11:00 AM
Back with congratulations on your very well-deserved win with this stunning poem, Victor.
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Date: 8/20/2021 8:17:00 AM
Thank you.
Date: 8/20/2021 12:12:00 AM
A haggard breeze flowed around the verdant trees, a haggard man lied in his bed drunk, probably didn't remember a thing. like the story
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Date: 8/19/2021 3:32:00 PM
very interesting tale in this poem. I do like how you ended it. Thanks for your recent comments to my poems, Victor. I am STILL catching up over here.
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Date: 8/19/2021 11:56:00 AM
Your character made the right decision in this poem; well crafted penning Victor.
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Date: 8/19/2021 3:05:00 AM
A beautiful story well crafted with a message to the reader. "Vengeance is mine.. said the Lord"... so true... This should place high in the contest for sure...Best wishes Victor... ~ Ani
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Date: 8/19/2021 12:05:00 AM
This is such a deep poetry with a great and powerful message... I could understand the feelings. Sometimes in the pursuit of justice all we can do is trusting god, that he will teach a nice lesson to the evil people... "Vengeance is mine, said the lord", how true!
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Date: 8/18/2021 9:44:00 PM
Wow! That was a wonderful tale, Victor, vengeance truly belongs to the Lord alone!! I see this as a top winner:)
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Date: 8/18/2021 7:58:00 PM
This is a sad, wonderful tale of rising above an accident that claimed a life. Perfect for the contest.Good luck..Delice
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Date: 8/18/2021 6:38:00 PM
wow... this one is a powerful write Victor... one can feel the anguish in words, as always you have a way of pulling the reader in your poems... wonderful write my friend... hugs
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Date: 8/18/2021 5:31:00 PM
Through your vivid words and imagery one is able to feel the pain, anger and grief at the senseless loss of a loved one. You did extraordinarily well with the contest theme, Victor. Good luck. :)
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Date: 8/18/2021 4:47:00 PM
Victor , it would be hard to forgive someone who did a hit and run killing a loved one, those who do evil pay the price of their sins in this world and the next, God sees to that. A marvellous write, hugs Belle
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Date: 8/18/2021 10:55:00 AM
Hello Victor, guns solves nothing. let the law take him in to pay for what he has done. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 8/18/2021 9:08:00 AM
wow what a powerful story of betrayal and loss Victor, I see a winner here Thankyou for sharing, have a blessed day :)
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Date: 8/18/2021 8:44:00 AM
What a wonderfully penned verse Victor, very profound illustrations, clever words, and heartbreaking story. The sorrow and anger are felt in your verse in the hurting process. My very best wishes with the contest.
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Date: 8/18/2021 6:39:00 AM
Cleverly weaved verses, Victor. I felt the anger and sadness. Excellent depiction tells a story that is not at all uncommon. I like the message: Vengeance is mine, said the Lord. No doubt a winner!
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Date: 8/18/2021 5:23:00 AM
Wow! This was poignant and the thought process of a hurting but good man. We all want to hug him tight.
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Date: 8/18/2021 12:29:00 AM
A hard hitting poem on so many levels Victor, glad its fictions. good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/17/2021 11:31:00 PM
In times like those the first thing you want is to blow them away but then you're stooping to their level. Heartbreaking verse Victor and story you often hear about. Tom
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