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Contest Judged:  5/1/2018 4:10:00 PM
Sponsored by: Brian Strand | Send Soup Mail


She holds herself above the thorns of bitterness
So sharp  and green with envy of her loveliness
As she trembles in the chill of winter’s breath
That stills the beating of her scarlet breast
As  her petals fall like drops of blood 
Upon the snowy mantle white
As beautiful in death
As she was the rose  in life


Copyright © | Year Posted 2007

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Date: 5/2/2018 11:30:00 PM
Beautiful imagery
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Date: 5/1/2018 11:12:00 PM
Just beautiful! Congratulations on your win. Well done.
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Date: 5/1/2018 9:49:00 PM
Lovely. Congrats on your well deserved win with this beauty, Elaine.
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Date: 11/7/2016 1:05:00 PM
Congrats on your win !
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Date: 11/7/2016 10:28:00 AM
Wow this is amazing. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Date: 11/7/2016 9:25:00 AM
Such amazing imagery you have painted, Lainey, in this beautiful poem that contrasts the beauty of life and death of the rose. Congratulations on your Podium win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 11/6/2016 10:15:00 PM
Great imagery contrasting with the snow and the rose. Congratulations on your top win.
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Date: 7/8/2011 7:12:00 PM
A poem most deserving of a first place win. A belated congrats to you . maybe sooner or later I will find that recent list of winners in one of Brian's contests. haha. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 6/29/2011 5:47:00 PM
Oh my so immediate yet so layered! A great write Lainie! Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 6/29/2011 4:48:00 AM
This is really beautiful Lainie, congratulations on your awesome win in Brian's contest :) love wilma
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Date: 6/29/2011 4:42:00 AM
Congratulations Lainie on your win in the contest sponsored by Brian Strand. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/28/2011 3:30:00 PM
Great expressive work..Enjoyed reading this eve..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 12/7/2008 4:44:00 PM
i did enjoy it very much and would love to have expressed myself as well, i reaaly love the end as well, great closing and great poem and i really enjoyed it alot.
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