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When Heaven and Earth Wept

In camps, they’d slaved and starved; cold nights, they’d slept - Each woman, man, and little girl and boy. Relentless horror had around them crept. In camps, they’d slaved and starved; cold nights, they’d slept Until one day, even the angels wept! For freedom’s win, the world cried tears of joy. In camps, they’d slaved and starved; cold nights, they’d slept - Each woman, man, and little girl and boy. For Seeker's My Take on the Holocaust Poetry Contest

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Date: 4/17/2018 12:47:00 AM
Wow Andrea. I love how this haunting poem pivots around this poignant line "Until one day, even the angels wept!"
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Date: 8/3/2016 11:41:00 AM
Hi Andrea, me again. You had Auswitch and those camps in mind when you wrote this brilliant poem.Ditto because i havent quite finished mine anout what the British did to 26000 women and children in SA. It is called Kitcheners Camps. Still a very emotive issue on the minds of many of my countrymen. Thanks for this one, you inspire me to get fired up some more
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Date: 7/8/2016 12:20:00 AM
Another poem directly from the heart. I understand why you want a trophy for this poem. It is a sad truth both in the past and in the present to this very day. You captured the essence good morning.
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Date: 6/19/2016 7:47:00 PM
With the ongoing devastating things in our world today. It lifts our hearts when God intervenes and brings joy back into our lives. I pray for every woman, man, and little boy and girl to know joy, love and kindness in this world. Amen.
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Date: 6/4/2016 9:32:00 AM
Good winner. Harsh topic, horrid reality.
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Date: 5/27/2016 1:59:00 PM
You have done justice to this poetical form in a most compassionately humane way. Congratulations winning this well deserved trophy! Best wishes to you, Mikki
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Date: 5/23/2016 12:34:00 PM
...and to Andrea Dietrich for "wonderful interpretation of theme" and "excellent use of form" I present to you the first place trophy, Yay, "clap," Yay, Yay, "clap, "clap" Told ya!
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Date: 5/21/2016 5:11:00 PM
Wow Andrea, now the first placement poems get a trophy icon! That is so cool. Back with congrats on your wonderful win! ; )
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/21/2016 6:15:00 PM
gosh, I had no idea this one had a trophy icon. I had told you "medal" but I should have said trophy when I discussed this new thing with you at hotmail that Soup is doing. Gosh, it's so cool this one got a trophy!! I think it is only for premiere contests and no others.
Date: 5/16/2016 1:18:00 PM
Reads like a winner..Enjoyed reading your contest entry..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 5/13/2016 11:33:00 AM
Reminds me of war camps the the horrors that go on in them. Well written Andrea. love phyl
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Date: 5/12/2016 12:23:00 PM
This gets me thinking of war camps like Auschwitz or Manzanar. "Even the angels wept" ... how poignant and sad. A moving poem, Andrea.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/12/2016 3:31:00 PM
you have great intuition. You were the only one to guess the EXACT thing that was on my mind as I wrote this. Yes, the concentration camps for mainly the jews.
Date: 5/11/2016 1:31:00 PM
From personal experience, I think the triolet is one of the hardest forms to pull off well. You make it look so effortless, which I suppose is a mark of brilliance. It's no wonder this won the contest. Congrats, it was well-deserved. -G
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Date: 5/8/2016 8:54:00 AM
Powerful, emotional Triolet.
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Date: 5/8/2016 6:45:00 AM
The repetitive lines of a triolet can be so very effective when used wisely. This is emotionally powerful. Congratulations on placing first!! ~ paul
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Date: 5/8/2016 1:59:00 AM
Congrats with your wonderful win and beautiful write
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Date: 5/7/2016 6:33:00 PM
Emotions can be felt in your piece, Andrea. Congrats for our first placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Date: 5/7/2016 6:23:00 PM
Sad that our species can be this evil. Congrats on taking first place.
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Date: 5/7/2016 3:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your first place win Andrea!! .... Fran
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Date: 5/7/2016 3:09:00 PM
Very powerful as written in this repetitive form, Andrea. Congratulations on your top win in this Premiere Contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 5/7/2016 10:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Andrea:)
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Date: 5/7/2016 9:11:00 AM
Hi Andrea, dropping by with my congratulations on your 1st place win in the contest. It had to be, the style and content of the poem had to be a winner. Your poems always sing Andrea, whether in sadness or joy. This write deserves another seven for sure. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 5/7/2016 8:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Such a meaningful poem your work is always well done . :-)
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Date: 5/7/2016 7:50:00 AM
congrats makes me think of all the refugees caused by war !
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Date: 5/7/2016 7:50:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea, great win...
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Date: 5/7/2016 3:27:00 AM
Wow, Andrea, this is one great poem! Congrats on your top spot. ~kc~
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