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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Winter (11/14/05)

TITLE: tonight
By chaline ouellet
11/16/05


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Tonight
Her children sleep in warm beds
with no fear of winter
and no worry of waking to hunger.
Tonight the neighbor has promised to look after them.
Tonight
Mother is dancing
at a club by the interstate
where the truckers stop for the show.
And its cold out
its so very cold.
Tonight she hopes
she’ll make the rent
and keep the house
where the children sleep in warm beds with full bellies.

The agencies are broke
and the food bank closed
(too much demand.)

she lost her job at the bank
‘personality differences’
they said,
and this was the only time she cried,
pleading for her children
and their need for a home and a meal
and that warm bed at night.
“Im sorry,” they said.
And she went like a wounded soldier with
no time to bleed
no time to plead her case to ears that don’t hear, anyway
or hearts cold and confined to ‘me’.

She’s dancing tonight
at that club by the interstate
stripping away her pride,
Praying for God’s forgiveness,
and His mercy.
for those
three little children
at home tonight
in their warm beds with no fear of winter
no worry of hunger


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Marilyn Schnepp 11/21/05
A story of the REAL WORLD in poetic form; the reader can't miss the heartbreak of this mother's love. Well done. It touched me deeply.
Marilyn Schnepp 11/21/05
A story of the REAL WORLD in poetic form; the reader can't miss the heartbreak of this mother's love. Well done. It touched me deeply.
Jan Ackerson 11/21/05
Wow. Powerful and well-written. Made me read it twice, and then a third time.
Alexandra Wilkin11/25/05
This is wonderful. Congratulations and bless you for this.
Nina Phillips11/25/05
Such is our faith, which is pretty tough to coagulate in the real world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. God bless ya, littlelight
Linda Watson Owen11/28/05
You've woven a spell with this skillfully written poem! The free verse has its own rhythm that brings your reader into the pulse of this dark world of which the woman is a part and yet apart. Well done! Bravo!