The Official Writing Challenge
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05/21/10
I'm reading layers of meaning in this. The hidden vice on a purely everyday level. Then the deeper meaning of censorship where brave writers pen words that reveal the truth to those who did not know.
Excellent piece.
05/22/10
Very well done, and thought-provoking. You do use words well.
05/23/10
This poem with it's mystery, is perfect in rhyme and meter. Excellent!
05/23/10
I too enjoyed the sense of mystery. I would have liked to know whether there was some deeper purpose behind the private writing, so as to help put everything into a clearer context. But I suspect you rather enjoyed the ambiguity you created. Thanks.
05/24/10
Your poem was quite a mystery and a very interesting one at that. Thank you for being so thought provoking about your vice.
05/26/10
It helped to know the background story. Thanks for giving the details in the Forum. Very nicely done.
05/26/10
Excellently written, leaving the reader with much to think about...and pray.
05/26/10
I enjoyed this immensely... and even knowing your chosen background, realize that we could live secret lives one day. Thought-provoking.
05/26/10
Oh, I loved the intrigue in this, the flow and the thought provoking depth behind the words.
05/27/10
Congrats Melanie! Well done and very intriguing
05/27/10
Melanie, this is so rich and filled with many levels. Almost like a painting that has to be viewed a layer at a time.
Just splendid. Professional.

Mona
05/27/10
Congrats on an excellent piece! Without reading the background, I related to this because of my story. For years I wrote painful stories, poems, and journal entries that I had to destroy. Wonderfully expressed.
05/27/10
I love the passion to write the truth no matter the circumstances or the consequences. Wonderful on every level. I long to know more but then a writer needn't tell all - let the reader imagine as you did. Outstandingly written and very, very well deserving of 1st place EC over all!
05/28/10
Congratulations on 1st place, Melanie. I loved the 'gritty' feel you created with your words and rythme. Wonderful!