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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "It's No Use Crying over Spilt Milk" (without using the actual phrase or literal exampl (02/07/08)

TITLE: MENDING
By Emily Blakely
02/12/08


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She stares at the blank sheet of paper, pen in poised hand. Peggy struggles to write the therapy assignment Mr. Harper gave that’s due tomorrow: Express how you feel. He’s seen some of my poems, but I haven’t written in so long.

fractured– Yes, I feel broken into sharp pieces.

echoing silence of
words
unspoken– All this time, no contact. Either of us could have phoned. Why not me?

tumbling debris of
intentions
abandoned– Wasted years, so many things missed.

vacuum of
feelings
unfelt– A year went by, then one after another. I just quit thinking of her.

time runs on
until it is no more– What if I never again hear Mom’s voice? Never, ever.

speak
right
now– “Sorry,” a simple, healing word.

assume
the need is
urgent– That’s where I am now, need to tell it. Others may learn from my mistakes.

today
this minute–

Life

Guess that wraps it up. I’ll see what Mr. Harper thinks I can do with my poem when I see him tomorrow, but for today– Peggy picks up the phone. Renewed in strength, she rings a number she hasn’t touched in years, “Dad? It’s Peggy. Sis finally got a hold of me, said Mom’s pretty serious. Can I come to the hospital and see her? See you...”


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LauraLee Shaw02/14/08
Oh, this made me cry. What a beautiful ending. It is amazing what writing down our feelings can do for our hurting souls.
Seema Bagai 02/16/08
Creative. I really liked the format you chose for this and the message is great.
Mary Hackett02/16/08
You know how to use words sparingly and still get your point across. Good job!