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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: In The Kitchen - deadline 7-19-12 @ 9:59 AM NY Time (07/12/12)

TITLE: Our Little Round Table
By Linda Greene
07/16/12


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Our Little Round Table

We had a little round table in the corner of our kitchen,
With three chairs and a high chair:
His, mine, our young sonís, and our baby daughterís.
My husband and I sat across from each other,
Our feet bare and entwined beneath the table.
I buttered his bread Ė refreshed his glass Ė and never thought behind or beyond the hour.

It was an inexpensive, wooden table,
The only one at the time we could afford.
Its top was of wood-grained plastic.
Our son sat at it and wrote his school-words,
And I drew my pictures.
My husband balanced our checkbook and paid our bills there, as well.
It was a multi-purpose table.

That table didnít go with us when we moved away.
A long and costly rectangular table took its place,
And beneath it, my husband and I couldnít reach each otherís feet anymore,
And eventually each otherís minds,
And finally each otherís hearts.
We should have kept our little round table.


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CD Swanson 07/19/12
Wow...That was packed with endless truisms. Short, and packed a powerful jolt.

Thanks. God Bless~
Lizzy Ainsworth07/19/12
How true! Creative way to share advice.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/19/12
Wow you spoke so much in such few words. The ending really took me by surprise and grabbed at my heart.
Ellen Carr 07/21/12
A touching piece of writing with a good message. Well done. I would prefer is as just ordinary prose though as I don't think the line breaks add any value - just my personal opinion though.
Genia Gilbert07/22/12
I like this very much. What a touching point you make! Good job.
Hiram Claudio07/23/12
This really spoke volumes in such a short and tightly constructed piece. The ending really wrapped up so much emotion about the distance created and how in little things, big things can happen. So well done. Awesome job!
Leola Ogle 07/23/12
Wow! This just grabs you! Very touching and had an impact with so few words. God bless!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/26/12
Congratulations for placing 9th in level three!