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..... ......... There he hanged in suspended agony with screams pelting recluse eyes terrified in the glow of afternoon melting… pockmarked face, ears filled with stain, bones clanking. how can i soothe his pain borne from abandonment sighing no name, birth date, parents---thrown in orphanage dying Warm milk with nudging couldn’t slay nightmares moaning games on the porch were not part of his toddler’s beginning yet, tenderness and steeled patience came unknowing kites after kites, my nephews claimed him as brethren belonging slowly… he met my smile with his warm gaze lightly riding Cheeks now more pink than clouds, he painted with hands winging laughter in bubbly froth loosened grip of past remembering how we cupped the moon at night, his ribs swelled with arms widening i entered his healing waters, watched him steadily growing… He was my hero; loving a stranger taught me to be life-giving. -------------------------------------- *To E.J.… one who became my foster child for a year. Janette Fisher's Hero Contest by nette onclaud

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 4/28/2017 5:58:00 AM
Good witty words used to express vast creativity. Rhetorical devices really add beauty to the poem. Nicely used words. Great skill needed. I too follow Monorhyme. Review my poems. Hope you'll enjoy Pari Style.
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Date: 6/2/2011 5:35:00 PM
ahh nette so tender now you must tell me what kites have to do with it?? Soup mail me. Congrad's on the "deep write" winning a bit of substance is good for the soul ;) Light & LOve
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Date: 5/28/2011 9:49:00 AM
Really beautiful Nette, congratulations on your win in DA's contest ;) *hugs*
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Date: 5/28/2011 7:41:00 AM
just beautiful nette, congrats on your win in the contest
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Date: 5/27/2011 3:29:00 PM
Congratulations on the win in the contest of Dane, nette
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Date: 5/27/2011 2:14:00 PM
Terrific read Nette.Well deserved win~LUV Teresa~
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Date: 5/27/2011 10:14:00 AM
Congratulations, Nette, on your placement in my contest. I always judge them blind, without knowing who the authors are. So, when I come here to see who won, I get a wonderful surprise. It is so nice to see you here among the winners. Thank you for supporting my contest...and for your patience in waiting for the results. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 5/27/2011 9:39:00 AM
Congratulatons on your win in the "Good Deeds" contest Nette. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/27/2011 9:05:00 AM
flying high cause u won another contest Nette great to see this piece on winners list in good deed contest.. great emotion...enjoy my friend..luv.
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Date: 5/27/2011 7:10:00 AM
Hooray for foster parents....God Bless those caring and giving hearts! A wonderful poem Nette!
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Date: 5/27/2011 6:15:00 AM
i love kites good job with this write my friend. congrats on your win cory
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Date: 1/16/2011 12:54:00 PM
This brings tears to my eyes. Bless you for letting me remember my own beginning and for caring for that child.
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Date: 1/12/2011 10:06:00 AM
A beautiful and inspirational write Nette. Shows amazing love and patience.. All the best for the contest ;-) Wilma
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Date: 1/10/2011 6:16:00 PM
oh! oh! sweet, Nette,,, good luck in this write,... p.d
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Date: 1/10/2011 8:04:00 AM
Nette my friend.. true stories are the very best.. good luck in the contest.. we fly kites down the seashore every Summer .. awesome piece luv.. a super kind deed too..with luv..
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Date: 1/10/2011 7:39:00 AM
Good one that you have penned about an episode in your life..Somewhere along the way this will bring a reward to your life...Reads like a winner to me..Good luck..Your review of my work was greatly appreciated..Sara
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Date: 1/10/2011 6:56:00 AM
Nette, it's awesome that you could use a REAL story for this one, something that is close to your own heart. I love when the challenge allows me to write about something I feel strongly about. Best of luck in the contest with this heartwarming story .LUv, andrea
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Date: 1/10/2011 5:51:00 AM
It was kind of you to take in this boy and let him see what it was like to be part of a family. Did they find a permanent home for E.J., Nette? It sounds like you still think of him often. Best wishes for success in Dane Ann's contest with this moving poem. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/10/2011 5:19:00 AM
Wonderful entry to the contest ofgood deeds, seems to be a true story as it seems coming from your heart
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Date: 1/10/2011 3:01:00 AM
This is so beautiful and heart touching. All the very best for the contest.
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