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Lament for the Dead

Lament for the Dead
buried deep beneath Twin Towers’ bloodstained rubbles my murdered loved one
a heartbroken heaven wept trapping joy in a time warp…
In memory of Alva Sanchez who was killed on September 11, 2001, during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York City; and dedicated to my nephew, Ryan who was left motherless. 02-11-2015 Contest: Tanka Tears Sponsor: Rick Parise Placement: HM

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Date: 5/27/2015 6:53:00 AM
excellent piece. returning after a while to read such a refreshing package full of familiar emotions to the mind is simply blissful. A wonderful and commanding 7 here. Keep on writing.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/27/2015 9:49:00 AM
Oh, thank you very much dear friend for your wonderful comments, compliments, and rating! Have a wonderful day! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 5/17/2015 7:24:00 PM
I dropped by to read this yet again! Its so touching!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/17/2015 7:51:00 PM
Arthur, I thank you again for honoring me with a second visit. You kind words warm my heart! Pandita
Date: 5/11/2015 9:59:00 PM
What a touching loving dedication to such a terrible event. This poem is an A7 for me! Haven't seen you around for a while so I hope all is well with you Pandita
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/12/2015 4:08:00 PM
Hi Arthur, you are such a dear! Thank you for your visit which has really made my day! Recently I have been juggling many responsibilities which left me too little time to do my poetry. But I will try to get back on track. Many thanks for your wonderful support and encouragement which mean a lot to me!
Date: 3/29/2015 4:21:00 PM
Sad, sorry for your loss. The write spells out the loss so clearly. A child lost a father and for what reason.. The hatred of those that live by , with and for hate! Great Tanka!!!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 4/7/2015 10:40:00 AM
Dear Robert, thank you so very much for stopping by and for your thoughtful, heartfelt response to this piece. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 3/24/2015 9:00:00 AM
I am so sorry about the loss of your loved one and for your nephew's loss. Your Tanka sums it all up and I know that Heaven wept for a long time, afterwards.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 4/7/2015 10:39:00 AM
Thank you dear friend for your kind words of support and for caring! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day! Pandita
Date: 3/8/2015 4:12:00 PM
Very much "heartfelt". Each line owns the strength to converse with the dead.......
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 3/10/2015 1:55:00 PM
Thank you very much dear friend for your wonderful comments and compliments! Hope you are enjoying your day! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 3/5/2015 9:05:00 PM
Beautifully and poignantly stated.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 3/6/2015 3:18:00 PM
My dear Carol, thank you so much for selecting this piece to read and for your very kind words of support. Warmest regards. Pandita.
Date: 2/25/2015 3:30:00 PM
That says it all...your sorrow is felt through this pen.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/26/2015 3:26:00 PM
Thank you so very much, dear friend, for stopping by and for your thoughtful, heartfelt response to this piece. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 2/23/2015 7:09:00 AM
This is so sad Pandita, so sorry for your loss.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/24/2015 10:05:00 AM
Hi Richard, I very much appreciate your kind support and empathy. My friend, thank you for for caring. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 2/22/2015 5:55:00 PM
Pandita, such an emotional write, the pain is heartbreaking, so sorry for your loss and Ryans and thanks for visiting my poetry~~
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/22/2015 8:05:00 PM
My dear friend, thank you ever so much for your comforting words and heartfelt comments! They mean so much to me! Thank you for caring. Kindest regards.
Date: 2/22/2015 4:44:00 AM
Deserved the win that it got. A sincere heart felt tanka.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/22/2015 7:57:00 PM
Dear Scott, I very much appreciate your kind words and comments. Thanks very much. Pandita
Date: 2/21/2015 9:20:00 AM
Heart-rending..a great tribute to a beloved one...My love and blessings to Ryan my baby. Love Pandita. God bless...rajat
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/22/2015 7:55:00 PM
My friend, Rajat, thank you so much for your very kinds sentiments and show of support.Thank you for caring! Pandita.
Date: 2/20/2015 4:02:00 PM
So very sad and a fine tribute! Congrad's on your win Light & Love
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/22/2015 7:50:00 PM
Hi Debbie, thank you for your most gracious compliments and thank you for your continued kind support! Pandita
Date: 2/19/2015 7:27:00 PM
I missed this when you first posted but I glad I found it . . . a powerful lost, an innocence sacrifice . . . may we always remember -- I now add another name to my list -- Alva Sanchez. Much love and light.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/22/2015 8:01:00 PM
Hi David, I know you understand the place where this write is coming from. This kind of loss is very devastating and I appreciate your kind support. Thank you, my friend for caring. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 2/18/2015 9:59:00 PM
Wonderful win...PD
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/19/2015 12:09:00 PM
Thank you so very much, PD, for your continued encouragement and support! I appreciate the sweet compliments. Pandita
Date: 2/16/2015 6:20:00 PM
Heartwarming tribute write Pandita..
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/17/2015 11:19:00 AM
Hi Ken, thank you so very much for stopping by and for your thoughtful, heartfelt response to this piece. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 2/16/2015 5:12:00 PM
so very deeply felt.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/17/2015 11:18:00 AM
Hi Michael, thank you for checking out this piece. For years, I have wanted to write about this loss but was never able to until now. All the best to you. Pandita.
Date: 2/15/2015 11:54:00 PM
Pandita, Awesome Tanka Tears win. ~Skat~
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/16/2015 10:17:00 AM
SKAT A, thank you so very much! I am glad you enjoyed this piece and I appreciate your kind compliments which inspire me even more! Warmest regards! Pandita
Date: 2/15/2015 3:20:00 PM
Back again to congratulate you on your win. Blessings Eve
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/16/2015 10:13:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Eve, for your continued encouragement and support! I appreciate the sweet compliments. Pandita
Date: 2/15/2015 11:36:00 AM
such a moving tanka Pandita - congrats on your win am so glad I got to read this poem:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/16/2015 10:12:00 AM
Thank you so very much, dear Jan. I appreciate your wonderful compliments and continued support! Have a beautiful day! Pandita
Date: 2/14/2015 12:53:00 PM
The story is sorrowful and carries a strong message reacquainting us with the loss of innocent lives on 911. You managed to nicely capture the emotion and the ambiance of the moment well. Emile. #7
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/15/2015 10:24:00 AM
Dear Emile, thank you so very much for your always thoughtful comments and for your superlative compliments. This is a situation that I had to address as it continues to have far-reaching effects on the families who lost loved ones and for our country as a whole. Pandita
Date: 2/14/2015 12:56:00 AM
Pandita, this is deep... :)Have yourself a sweet valentine's Day. ~SKAT LOVE~
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/15/2015 10:17:00 AM
Many thanks, dear friend for reading and complimenting this piece! Have a wonderful week ahead. Warmest regards, Pandita.
Date: 2/12/2015 8:06:00 PM
A most beautiful and moving entry Pandita. September 11th affected so many lives. I am so sorry to hear Ryan lost his mother. Blessings, Connie
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/15/2015 10:18:00 AM
Hi Connie, thank you so very much for stopping by and for your thoughtful, heartfelt response to this piece. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 2/12/2015 5:18:00 PM
Such a beautiful and touching poem in memory of your friend. You are such a wonderful inspiring poet my dear friend Eve
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/15/2015 10:15:00 AM
Thank you so very much, dear Eve. I appreciate your wonderful compliments and continued support! Have a beautiful day! Pandita
Date: 2/12/2015 1:18:00 PM
Sorrow so emphatically expressed in very few words... Beautiful work :)
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/12/2015 5:08:00 PM
Dear Angie, I so very much appreciate your visit and for you selecting this piece to read! Thank you for your sweet compliments! Warmest regards. Pandita.
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