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And I walk across numerical figments speaking hyperbole dialect to their imaginations. Numb, blocky gaps whisper invitation to secret club. Enticing my stature to belong to become exponent’s side-kick. So they can welcome me with open arms. Coating my digits with inoperable tumors double-knotted in hot pink laced bow and baby-breath scent. They even left a Walmart Rollback smiley face sticker with crack residue on right cheek and a comic-style bubble caption, “welcome home puppet”. Yes! This is exactly how Mother 1 told me it would be. Kinda like marriage, but less detail-oriented. But, I could never fit in. For I am neither positive nor negative about their (cult) ural ways. Timing would always be off. An arm from the clock that suffered a stroke at Midnight… They’d never understand, how they’d alter this unevenly, odd numerical figment. For they’ll just calculate, deduce, my sum with rusty protractor. This Zero, into a fraction... © Drake J. Eszes

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Date: 5/4/2022 6:08:00 AM
We'll, sudoku was never a favourite with me - it was always a frustrating experience for me. But I loved your poem as it took me through multilayered thoughts with the twists and turns in your poem through your imagery - much better than any sudoku. Thank you for letting me into your enigmatic maze of a brain, Tacito. Spent some tantalizing time with your poem.
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Date: 7/23/2022 10:52:00 AM
That is greatly appreciated, Karam! Admittedly, I enjoyed Sudoku way more than I ever expected. :)
Date: 3/21/2020 9:30:00 PM
I love "An arm from the clock that suffered a stroke at Midnight…"
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Date: 7/23/2022 10:53:00 AM
So many thanks, Francis!
Date: 4/4/2014 9:04:00 PM
Well written this is! "They even left a Walmart Rollback smiley face sticker with crack residue on right cheek and a comic-style bubble caption, “welcome home puppet”." -Love that stanza and the last lines! So good! Thanks for sharing. Always, Laura
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Date: 1/10/2014 2:21:00 PM
Ha ha, I used to play Sudoku, too. I love how you incorporated the game of Sudoku into real life.
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Date: 1/10/2014 3:55:00 PM
=D Thank you for that, Juliet! The theme behind this was a request from an old friend of mine. I had a field day when she suggested the topic of the request. =)
Date: 7/26/2013 12:33:00 AM
cool lines: zero into a fraction and a clock that suffered a stroke at midnight. I just loved that!!!
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Date: 7/26/2013 5:40:00 AM
Awesome! Thanks so much, Andrea!! =D
Date: 6/16/2013 4:59:00 PM
My daughter is / was into sudoku for a while,,,,,, yes wandering is better then wondering, even though you say either way is good ;} glad you liked it Delights" ;}
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Date: 6/16/2013 6:04:00 PM
Awesome! I kinda like that game too. :) Yes, either way WAS good. ;) Thanks, Debbie! Great to see you pass by here!
Date: 5/16/2013 10:34:00 PM
Being a sudoku addict in the past I couldn't help but click on this... lol. I'm not sure if I read this right, but I felt a very strong urge to not conform to the ways your family wants you to be. Trying to puzzle you out when the puzzle is unsolvable... I get that vibe anyway. It's a very elaborate piece to say the least.. fitting for your personality! I once wrote a long poem about how my life connected with numbers called Counting Down... it was a challenge, but that's what makes writing fun.
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Date: 5/16/2013 11:47:00 PM
The theme of this poem was actually a "request" piece by an old friend of mine a few years ago. I love Sudoku too. So, I figured, why not? You're on the right track with the direction I was going in. Though, it wasn't about my family trying to change me or anything. :) Many thanks to you coming by again!!! :)
Date: 5/16/2013 3:08:00 PM
Congrats on your win, I enjoyed this very much
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Date: 5/16/2013 3:16:00 PM
Hi there! Nice to meet you! Thanks very much!
Date: 4/22/2013 4:08:00 PM
This is very captivating, I kept going back and noticing more and more intricacies. Fine job
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Date: 4/22/2013 4:47:00 PM
Hey there! Good to meet you. Many thanks on you stopping by. :)
Date: 3/22/2013 8:13:00 AM
Late bus, me, but this is such a fine write. Belated congratulations.
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Date: 3/22/2013 8:57:00 AM
Hey Michael! Better late than pregnant, I always say! :) Many thanks!
Date: 2/6/2013 3:33:00 PM
Pleasure reading your poem today, congrats on your win, love debra
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Date: 3/22/2013 8:56:00 AM
Thank you so much for that! :)
Date: 10/18/2012 8:52:00 PM
Drake..:-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " February, 2012 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD
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Date: 3/22/2013 8:37:00 AM
Gracias!!! :)
Date: 9/17/2012 4:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved win. It is a real gem! Very cleverly written! Hugs!
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Date: 9/21/2012 7:31:00 AM
Thank you so much!!!!!! :)
Date: 8/5/2012 12:36:00 PM
Congratulations on oyur win in this contest.
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Date: 8/1/2012 11:13:00 PM
This is crafted marvelously,Drake.Congratulations!
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Date: 8/1/2012 7:59:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Contest Drake. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/31/2012 6:34:00 PM
((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara
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Date: 7/31/2012 1:14:00 AM
Congrats Drake on your win!!!
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Date: 7/30/2012 6:42:00 PM
So unique and clever are you!! I love this gem! Congratulations on a well deserved win!!
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Date: 7/30/2012 7:41:00 PM
Hey hey Carrie!!! That means a lot. Truly. :) Thanks!
Date: 7/30/2012 3:37:00 PM
very powerful writing, drake. Congratulations on your success in the contest. i enjoyed this one.
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Date: 7/30/2012 7:41:00 PM
Hey Andrea!!! :) Thank you! And to you too as well!!!
Date: 7/30/2012 1:24:00 PM
Very clever write, Drake! Congratulations on this well deserved win!! Mikki
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Date: 7/30/2012 7:40:00 PM
Hi Michelle! I appreciate that very much. :)
Date: 7/30/2012 11:48:00 AM
Congrats Drake.
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Date: 7/30/2012 7:40:00 PM
Thank you, Sherese! :)
Date: 7/29/2012 8:28:00 PM
Amazing! Congrats! Jimbo
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Date: 7/29/2012 8:55:00 PM
Thank you so so much, Jimbo! :)
Date: 7/29/2012 6:41:00 PM
Drake, congrats on your fantastic win in the international contest! Well done! Love, Kim
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Date: 7/29/2012 8:56:00 PM
:) Thanks, Kim!
Date: 7/29/2012 5:34:00 PM
Congrats on your awesome win. love phyl
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Date: 7/29/2012 5:42:00 PM
I am so beside myself right now...thank you so much, Phyllis. :)
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