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Second Chances 


Sometimes in life, we work so hard
     to do the best that we can do.
Spend hours perfecting what we think
      others will love and cherish too.

With gems created in the arts,
     like those of written poetry,
The imagery comes from our soul,
     the very depths of you of me.

Sometimes our hope for a reward
     in judgment of a finished write,
does not fulfill expected goals—
     although selections may be right.

Then comes along a second chance—
     contests for 'Screwed' and 'Trashed' on list!
Perhaps a poem of heart and soul
     will earn a placement that it missed.

Two heroes here in this great 'Soup'
     provide for me that second chance!
New eyes to read, enjoy my thoughts;
     perhaps a win, my score enhance.

Broken, your kind and gentle heart
     can feel the depth of what I write.
Your sensitivity comes through
     to see my words in different light.

And Rob, your love of poetry—
     of metaphor and perfect form,
has given me the chance to shine
     let meaning of my words perform.

So thank you Rob and Broken Wings,
     you offer us that chance to score—
showcase our words and thoughts again.
     Your second chances we adore!


Sandra M. Haight

~7th Place~
Contest: PoetrySoup Heroes
Sponsor: Catie Lindsey
Judged: 11/12/2015

My PoetrySoup Heroes:

Broken Wings
Rob Carmack

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 11/24/2015 10:01:00 PM
A very heartfelt tribute to two deserving heroes... Beautifully written, Sandra! Congratulations on a great win!
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Date: 11/14/2015 7:27:00 PM
I like second chances. This is a heart warming write and two terrific poets. Congrats on your win!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/24/2015 6:54:00 PM
Richard, thank you so much for your visit and nice comment. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 11/13/2015 3:08:00 PM
You could not have picked a better pair...anywhere. Kudos on the win, Sandra!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/24/2015 6:55:00 PM
Dan, thank you so much for your visit and nice comment. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 11/13/2015 1:50:00 AM
Sandra - Thank you very much. I like to study peeps so I was looking through the final list in this contest to see if there were any surprises and all was expected til I read your poem. So thank you again and congrats.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/13/2015 7:32:00 PM
Thanks for your visit and nice comment and congrats, Rob. You are welcome, and I am pleased you enjoyed my poem! I really enjoy your contests. Sandra
Date: 11/12/2015 8:42:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations on your winning write. :-) Alexis
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Date: 11/12/2015 6:53:00 PM
Nice win. Skat
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Date: 11/12/2015 5:56:00 PM
Sandra, a big congratulations on your placement with this poem and of course it is my favourite !
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/24/2015 6:56:00 PM
Broken Wings, thank you so much for your visit and nice comment. I enjoyed featuring you and Rob in my write! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/12/2015 5:23:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Sandra:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/23/2015 8:32:00 AM
This is so so so lovely, dear Sandra!! All the bets in the contest!! :D :D
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/24/2015 9:00:00 PM
Thank you, Sneha, for stopping by to read my poem and for your supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/22/2015 2:15:00 PM
Sandra, oh you are so sweet and I am humbled, I know how it feels to have a poem one worked on for hours maybe days not place and well, I want to give them another chance and I am sure Rob feels the same, he has honored many of my screwed poems, lol, thank you lovely lady and also thanks for visiting my poem, Bald Eagle ~~
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 10/22/2015 6:01:00 PM
oh and of course, I added this to my favs
Date: 10/21/2015 9:18:00 PM
Great Job and good luck in the contest :)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/22/2015 9:58:00 AM
Thank you, Ed, for your visit and supportive comments. Sandra
Date: 10/21/2015 7:22:00 PM
such a lovely tribute Sandra - good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/22/2015 9:59:00 AM
Hi Jan, thank you! I love those 'second chances.' Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/21/2015 5:38:00 PM
Sandra, you have penned a great tribute to BW and Rob. They are awesome. We all need second chances. Kudos to you for selecting two of the soup's finest.Good luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/22/2015 10:00:00 AM
Hi Alexis, so pleased you like my tribute. I believe we all love those 'second chances,' BW and Rob provide us! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/21/2015 5:36:00 PM
That's a wonderful tribute to BW and Rob. Second chances give us all cause for hope, and that's not limited to our poetry. I enjoyed this a bunch, Sandra. ~ Lin ~
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/22/2015 10:01:00 AM
Hi Lin, so happy you liked my tribute. Thanks for your visit and supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra