The Official Writing Challenge
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Wow! What an interesting approach! I don't believe I've ever read a story/poem set up like this before, and I REALLY like it.
I'm in awe of the treatment you gave this entry. I am not too acquainted with story poems but this one flowed so beautifully and described your home in such detail that I applaud this wonderful piece. The hardship of those times is hard to imagine but you brought it to life until I could imagine myself living there. This is an extraordinary piece and I hope it places very high! It should!
Wow, I really like story poem style you chose. It flowed and told the story with wonderful words to express the experience. Very creative!
Oooh, what a neat format. A story-poem! I like how you set this up, the flow of it and the story. Nice! ^_^
This is very creatively written. I like the paragraph poem format. Your story is amazing and most heart-warming.
I was very intrigued with the writing style. It flowed beautifully and was very touching. Loved it!
WOW Helen, I've never read a story-poem before and I really love this. So smooth in the reading and my mind could see everything that was happening. You hit the nail right on the head with A home is not in the building, regardless how grand it may be. It's the HEART of the house that matters—It's LOVE in the home, don't you see?

I especially loved the last line where you say: 'I see them all standing and calling: "We're happily waiting for you".' Well done, this was just wonderful.
I think I know who this is - Great stories are always the true ones.
How very creatively crafted! And a great story to boot. Absolutely love this one!
Very well done, great rhythm and approach. Beautiful in both creativity and execution!
I didn't catch the poetry aspect the first time I read this and had to go back and read again. Cool idea! Touching memories.
Wonderfully done. I had to read some paragraphs a few times to get the meter, but I really enjoyed this!
I loved the format of this and the story and the message. Unique style that worked well here.
What a life! I appreciate the work it took to hone your thoughts to just 750 words. Well done and enjoyable entry.
I thought it was just a story...then a couple of stanzas in, I thought this sounds like a poem. I went back and started again...and sure enough...a poem. I have never seen one written like this...a story poem...but I like it.