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Born out of wedlock she gave up her baby girl for quick adoption. Twice married since, old and frail, she laments her childless life. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Contest: Regret Sponsor: Frank Herrera Chosen POTD-1st Oct 2016

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Date: 10/19/2016 3:09:00 PM
I actually had to catch my breath at the ending. Succinct and madly affecting.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/20/2016 1:28:00 PM
Giving up a baby must be heartbreaking, especially after having already cradled and held it close. I wouldn't want to be in such a situation! Thank you for stopping by, Paloma. Regards // paul
Date: 10/18/2016 10:09:00 AM
Interesting and concise sad description...
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/20/2016 12:36:00 PM
It is a sad situation, Mpho...Thank you for pausing here to read my work. Pleased to make your acquaintance. // paul
Date: 10/5/2016 2:25:00 PM
#7 I bet there are too many heart broken women who can relate to this, so sad yet powerful emotional words Paul. Congrats on the potd too. Warm regards Laura
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/8/2016 10:47:00 AM
Yes, Laura, giving up a child must be a desperate act, a tug-of-war between opposing emotions...a momentary solution that will surely haunt them for life! I feel sorry for them. Thank you for commenting and the congrats. Warm regards // paul
Date: 10/5/2016 11:42:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD am you.I am proud of you for your POTD .I re wrote my poem so I went to new poems and noticed that it was not there. Where would it be written?
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/8/2016 10:12:00 AM
Thank you for the lovely comments, Darlene:) If you're referring to the "4 line poem" it shows in your list. After a day or two, some new poems do not show any more on the "New Poems" list since others take their place. Regards // paul
Date: 10/4/2016 10:07:00 PM
I commented below Paul..Yay! You got POTD! Congratulations my friend! 7 ; )
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/8/2016 9:36:00 AM
Thank you for revisiting, Connie. I have been very busy lately, and I'm still trying to catch up on things! Have a lovely weekend:) Regards // paul
Date: 10/4/2016 8:40:00 AM
Sorrowful regret indeed, you have captured her emotions nicely in this short form:) congratulations on your POTD, Paul:)
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/4/2016 3:34:00 PM
Thank you Jo; your lovely visit and congrats are most welcome:) Regards // paul
Date: 10/3/2016 2:26:00 PM
Oh my Paul, this sounds like my mother. I'm adopted and I'm not embarrassed to say it. My biological mother, came into my life so many times, and wanted me back, (I never gave her the pleasure, I never considered it. At the end she finally made a place in my heart, however she slipped away. Now, I regret not giving her the chance she wanted. A very touching tanka...Linda
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/3/2016 4:31:00 PM
Hi Linda! It's a pleasure to have you stopping by...your presence has been missed! There is no reason to be ashamed; after all adoption was not your choice. Many adopted children have benefitted from adoption; it's usually the biological mother who suffers a loss and gains pain instead. ~ Thank you for reading and liking:) Hugs // paul
Date: 10/2/2016 7:18:00 PM
You have expressed her pain eloquently.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/3/2016 4:53:00 PM
Thank you, Richard. Best regards // paul
Date: 10/2/2016 4:53:00 PM
So sad but I'm sure there are many women who feel that way for the same reason. It's such a shame that some girls have to do that because of lack of paternal or familial support in a time of crisis which can be a blessing in disguise.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/3/2016 5:06:00 PM
I agree with your comments, Carole. There are many reasons why children are given up for adoption, yet it is such a pity when the reason is lack of support from family. Thank you for your feedback Carole. Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 8:52:00 PM
Wow!! Another favorite for me! No wonder it's POTD! Congrats Paul.. Jenni
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 3:29:00 PM
Enchanted by your reaction to this poem, Jenni! Thank you! Both visit and congrats are much appreciated! Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 7:22:00 PM
Hi Paul, This is so sad. This a "regret" I wouldn't want to experience. Congratulations on getting the poem of the day. It was well deserved. Enjoy the honor:-) Alexis
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 3:27:00 PM
Thank you for coming back with more meaningful comments and congrats, Alexis...thank you:) Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 5:31:00 PM
real and sad, beautiful piece
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 3:26:00 PM
Thank you, Matshidiso. Pleased to make your acquaintance. Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 5:02:00 PM
What one's sow, one's reap. This is a very pleasant piece........A.M.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 3:11:00 PM
Is that karma, Afolabi! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 4:35:00 PM
What a beaut for poem of the day. See Paul I wasn't being generous just 'dead on' on how good this tanka is. I am so happy you got the recognition you deserve. You are such a talented poet.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 3:10:00 PM
Thank you Armand! I get the same impression when I read your work, and you deserve recognition, too! Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 3:45:00 PM
Very sad...we do have to live with our choices. Congrats on POTD:)
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 2:58:00 PM
You are right, Chris; choices are usually based on reasons! Thank you and regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 3:08:00 PM
You did well for poem of the day.Way to go Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 2:55:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene:) Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 1:57:00 PM
Paul, this is so sad, how many have given up their child to live forever in regret, excellent and congrats on potd \
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 2:50:00 PM
Thank you, Constance. Both comments and congrats are appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 12:34:00 PM
This is a good one Paul and truly has consequences for some of great regret. It should do great in the contest. ; ) 7
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/3/2016 2:41:00 AM
Yay ...you got POTD! Well, it is very deserving Paul! ; )
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 2:08:00 PM
Thank you for the comments and faith you showed in this poem, Connie. Unfortunately it made no impact in the contest, but p.o.t.d. more than makes up for it:) Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 11:59:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Paul - Well done in few words - Lovely weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 2:06:00 PM
Many thanks, Anne-Lise:) I hope that like mine, yours has been a lovely weekend:) Hugs // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 8:23:00 AM
Such a sad tale regret and a whole lifetime of lament in so few words, Paul Congratulations on your being honored as Poem of the Day. Sandra
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 1:44:00 PM
Thank you for the feedback and congrats, Sandra. Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 7:54:00 AM
Many congratulations to you on POTD
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 1:20:00 PM
Hi Tim; so kind of you to come back with congrats...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 7:52:00 AM
Well done Paul, congratulations on POTD honors...
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 1:19:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 5:24:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, Paul. Very sad and very well expressed in such a short form. Agnes
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 1:12:00 PM
Thank you for the visit and congrats, Agnes. Regards // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 3:35:00 AM
Many congrats on POTD Paul:-) hugs Jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 10:06:00 AM
A repeat visit from you, too, Jan...thank you! Hugs // paul
Date: 10/1/2016 1:04:00 AM
So sad, You say so much in only a few lines!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/2/2016 7:20:00 AM
Thank you, Arthur. Hope you're keeping well, my friend! Regards // paul
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