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Hot Tamale

Hot Tamale By Dane Smith-Johnsen Man from Guatemala, Educator- Hot tamale. Lessons learned Adoration churned. Another’s love A young heart burned. From darkest fear, You drew love near. Esteem encroached. By promises cloaked. Straightforward. Real. Life had zeal. It was a huge ordeal. Living had been. Battered by sin Until that day, You ran my way. My mind would mend. Subdued was evils’ trend. As fears were peeled, You taught me to feel. Numbness and pain, No longer could gain. Death’s grip on my soul, Lost its control. Stifling hurt desired demise. You pierced my heart. Oh, those jet black eyes. Kindness bequeathed. New hope dearly reached. The man from Guatemala, “My Honey” Hot tamale. Through love, Helped me find. Myself. Now, I live. Written for: Christopher Higgins' "Get Your Rebel On!!" contest

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Date: 1/21/2011 3:42:00 PM
Congratulations on your "featured" poem this week~~
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Date: 1/17/2011 9:58:00 AM
Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week on PoetrySoup Dane Ann. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/16/2011 8:53:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week on Soup, Dane Ann. Always, Annalise
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Date: 1/16/2011 6:35:00 PM
Congrats Dane Ann on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. great one to share with us all my friend with luv..
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Date: 6/16/2009 7:48:00 PM
interesting piece.
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Date: 5/28/2009 12:11:00 PM
Great flow and I loved the story. Best of luck in the contest. ~Des Juan
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Date: 5/28/2009 6:43:00 AM
Love how you've weaved a story through your poetic verse here, in wonderful picture and full emotion. Well done, kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 5/27/2009 10:02:00 AM
This is wonderful Dane Ann! Good luck with the contest.
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Date: 5/26/2009 2:02:00 PM
Different for you. Lots of emotion here and I love how the short lines work so well for this poem. Awesome! Good luck! Love, Shar
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Date: 5/26/2009 8:37:00 AM
Love forever finds a way ... all the best on this fantastic write and tribute.
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Date: 5/24/2009 11:18:00 AM
Lovely poem Dane, best of luck in Christophers contest, James
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Date: 5/23/2009 11:04:00 PM
Dear Dane Ann, LOVELY very LOVELY Good Luck in the Contest LOVE ALWAYS...HG Soup Mail Call
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