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03/13/06
Wonderful story and poem. I only know one FW with this mastery of poetic wordstyle. (I'll be very surprised if it's someone else.)
This one goes on my favorites list.
This is an awesome poem and awesome message. Well done!
03/13/06
I'm no expert on poetry, but this one caught me up in its emotion. I love the imagery and style and the pace at which it moves. I also love the lesson of forgiveness, of redemption and how those who tempt other to the fall are assassins in a very real sense. You have a fine gift.
This is a masterpiece. I canno't even tell you in words how wonderful this is. Wow. I also believe it can be no other FW than ...? LOL Incredible. I'm printing this one out (if it's ok with you) Amazing.
03/14/06
This is absolutely no fair! To have an entry like this sitting behind mine is .. is... no fair I say! Wait ... I need to wipe my tears to continue.

As I read, if this guy didn't go rescue her, I was going to hunt down this author. (as if I had far to look! ;))

And there is only one person I know who can get away with such a long poem and hold the reader captive. And if it's not that person, then double kudos to ya!
03/15/06
We need a new level just for this author's work. How 'bout "Masters" level.

03/15/06
Absolutely awesome--you have a true gift, and this poem is priceless.
03/15/06
What more can be said … This is wonderful. I'm green with envy and pink with pride (for you). Great writing.
03/16/06
What a great poem in the style of those great poets of long ago. Beautifully written and so creative.
Poetry is my favorite and this is extremely wonderful!
Good Job!
03/17/06
This has got to be one of the best things I've read in awhile! It sounds like a great fairy tale with an awesome message!
03/17/06
Wow, brilliant writing. I'm afraid I haven't worked out who you are, but I'm looking forward to finding out!
03/17/06
Wow - some powerful images in this - very well done.
03/19/06
BRILLIANT!
Congrats!!! This is an amazing poem, to be sure. Lots of favorite lines, but this one really got to me: "As melting ice poured from her chest,
And cleansed those tiny keys." A well-deserved winner!!! :-)

03/20/06
Hauntingly beautiful!
congrats on your win... Kate~
No surprise at all that this beautiful ballad with its timeless, haunting charisma came in first place! This is absolutely remarkable... perfectly exquisite! Thank you, Ken, for this special poem!!
Masterfully written! Congratulations!
This is so awesome! You truly deserved your win!
03/21/06
This was excellent! You really do have a gift for this kind of poetry, I hope you never stop writing it.
Kenn,

Congrats on first place, my friend. If I had to draw a biblical parallel I would say this most closely connects with the story of Hosea and Gomer.

He came to take her home. This is a gift recognized.

Exceptional.
Wow! This is a very touching poem.
07/01/06
Congratulations on your fabulous win, King BoB! May this story stick in many people's hearts and minds and remind us all of the redeeming love of the Bridegroom.
07/01/06
Congratulations, Kenn! As one of the BoB judges, this one and "Chicken Hearts" were two of my favorites. You definitely deserve the 2006 title of BoB!
I will be in touch soon for an interview.
Blessings, Lynda Schab
07/01/06
Congratulations Kenn! This is the one I thought would do it! Your email will be busy for quite awhile - enjoy it Kenn. An awesome win for an awesome author and person. Love, Pat
07/01/06
CONGRATULAIONS! On a well deserved BoB win! Writing with the Master's touch!
07/01/06
Outstanding win! This is your best piece, in my opinion .... which actually counts, since I was a BoB judge! lol! You have demonstrated great precision and quality in your work. Well deserved! BoB is in good hands!
Lovely, wonderful, beautiful...there aren't enough adjectives to praise this work. I don't know how I missed it the first time around, but congratulations on a well deserved win. Excellent!
07/01/06
Fantastic Kenn, King BoB indeed, a well deserved win. Thanks for sharing your gift with us all!
07/02/06
Not real big on poetry, yet even I can tell that this is something special. Congratulations.
07/03/06
Congrats on your win!!!
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. A GREAT WORK.
07/06/06
Fantasic! Congrats!
Congratulations Kenn!I hope winning Best of The Best is proof that your talent is amazing!
07/07/06
This poem haunts me - it's a beautiful story, wonderfully told. You awe me with your consistently inspiring poetry. Congratulations on a deserved BoB win.
07/08/06
Such a lovely piece of literature. It touched a chord in my heart.
07/09/06
Wow, Kenn, this is awesome! Congratulations on the BoB! I hadn't read this piece of yours before, but I'm glad I got the chance to now. This story of redemption is so wonderfully written.

Wow! I can hardly put into words how your poem has moved me. The captivating story written with such excellence has/is doing a work in my heart. I will be "chewing" on this food for awhile. As someone new to FW I am so thankful to have writers, like yourself, to aspire to. May God continue to annoint your pen.
Wow! How did I not see this before? A masterpiece! Congrats on your well-deserved BoB win. I want to see this published!
this poem is really sweet. It encouraged me to strive to save someone from etenal doom if you can. And no matter what a person goes through, if he/she has truely repented, one can relate with the person.
07/19/06
WOW! How Awesome! Very moving! Congratulations! You are gifted and deserve the win!
OH HALLELUJAH!
I DO PRAISE THE LORD FOR YOU...AND I THANK YOU FOR EMBRACING THE GIFT HE GAVE YOU SO SWEETLY AND EXPRESSIVELY..

I AM TOTALLY BLESSED..

DO KEEP UP THE GOODNESS YOU ARE SHARING WITH US...

FOR CHRIST...

HENRIETTA W. ROMMAN
08/02/06
Congrats! This is an awesome piece, totaly deserving to be BOB.
08/02/06
Well deserved win!! I have a tendency to gloss over poetry, but this kept me glued to the monitor all the way through. You've woven a powerful message with your mastery of words and symbolism.
08/06/06
This is really amazing, Kenn; a fine piece of work.

Summer
08/10/06
WOW!!! This is a powerful poem and full of truth. You have a gift given from our Father above. Thank you for being in tune to God's will for you and for being bold enough to share. God richly bless you. In Christ.....
In all honesty, this is one of the best I've ever read in this genre. Great word imagery, too. Amazing work.
Such talent is rare. Bravo!!!!
08/21/06
Creative, pacy, engaging and challenging read! A well deserved BoB win!Yeggy.

08/27/06
I just now got around to reading this -- Wow! What a wonderful piece...Definitely deserves the recognition it has gotten. ^_^
08/27/06
what an amazing poem! congrats on winning, and God bless
09/12/06
Congratulations! It is a beautifully written and touching poem.
I love poetry and this piece is AMAZING!!!

You completely captivated me with your powerful imagery and engaging pace.

As I read your work, Ken, I couldn't help but be transported back to Tolkien's Middle Earth.

This poem evokes strong images of times gone by when men were larger than life and heroic deeds were recounted in song.

Excellent work my friend!
Please forgive the misspell, Kenn!

And thanks again for an AWESOME JOB!
10/09/06
In a word, AWESOME! A well deserved win. Congratulations! As a newby to this club, I look forward to reading more of your work.
My very first love in writing has always been poetry, and if I could just one time write something as spellbinding and beautiful as this, I'd still be doing it. What a wonderful story, how wonderfully told.
10/13/06
This is great, Kenn! I love poetry, particularly longer poems that tell a story. (Is this narrative poetry?) Interesting to see the human struggle showcased in your Lucinda, and the restorative powers of repentence and forgiveness depicted with such intense description. The emotions hit me right between the eyes! Well done! Peg
10/16/06
This is so beautiful. I felt my heart twitch as i read it. Way to go.
10/22/06
Amazing! How sweet Gods grace truely is. This work touched me deeply. I was able to relate to Lucinda from verse one to the very last. How blessed you are with such a wonderful gift! Thank you!
10/26/06
This is soooo beutiful, that i almost cry. Great job and keep writing more poems like this.
11/04/06
This is an amazing poem of the redemption of the heart. I was deeply moved by its truth and beauty. It's worth reading several times, each reading revealing more than the last. I loved the imagery. Well done!
11/22/06
Wow! What a nice poem. Can you please post more wonderful poems at Poetry and Poets of God: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/poetryandpoetsofgod/
11/23/06
This is absolutely beautiful. How many fall into sin and then run from God. It's beautiful to know that no matter what, He always seeks to save us.
11/23/06
WoW . . that was breathtaking. so touching... and so vivid. i just looove it!!! ~crys~
11/28/06
How beautiful! this poem will carry me all day long.
Thank you!
God bless you!
Rai,
a tahitian poet
This is a wonderfully written poetic story expressing the pitfalls and enticement of sin and its sorrow. Yet leaves you enlightened, refreshed and encouraged to seek the forgiving and cleansing power of the Holy Spirit that lies within the believer. Bravo!!!

DeBorrah K. Ogans
Gosh, tears are falling from my eyes!
This is really a great piece!
01/29/07
I love poetry. This is truly a classic. Artfully written, and captivating peice. Congrats to you and many blessings. littlelight
01/31/07
Love and forgiveness are very powerful, thanks for pointing all of us to those truths.
This is an "Excellent" poem. I commend the writer. It flows, had great depth and insight. Holds the reader interest. You deserved to win.

An fascinating writing.
I see why this entry won. A brilliant and captivating story of guilt, love, and forgiveness. I was blessed to read this today.

In Jesus' Name,

Patricia
02/21/07
I really enjoyed this poem!!!
Keep Writing.
Thank you so much for that story. Wow. All I can say is, "Praise the Lord for His mercy and grace." And as far as your writing style goes, I found it flawless. Perfect rhyme and meter in poetry seem to be so rare these days, and you expressed your story with both.
03/20/07
Wow, this is amazing! I cried! This is such a blessing. I am thoroughly impressed.
I do not recall ever having read anything as beautiful as this. What an exemplary work of art! I was completely engrossed as this amazing story unfolded, and was able to easily visualize each event. It flowed and rhymed beautifully. This truly deserves recognition and award. Well done!!!
03/29/07
This was so wonderful. I had a smile after reading it. I had to read it to may wife it was just so good.
04/02/07
No wonder you won first place. This is a fantastic poem. Who but a professional poet could come anywhere near it! It held me spell-bound from start to finish. It was a bit along the line of Robert Service's ballads, only with a spiritual twist to it. I want to say more, but words fail me. Congratulations! You deserve them.
04/04/07
This poem is a masterpiece! The way you put it all together and had the reader feel what Lucinda was feeling was truly amazing!! Keep up the fantastic writing!
Wow. It's been a long, long time since I've been here, Kenn, and this piece has put such a longing in my soul to write again. It's lovely. Thank you.
04/06/07
Wow...that's all I can say....wow.
04/08/07
This was wonderfuly touching! I was amazed and caught up in the story .. Excellent write.
05/02/07
This was so beautiful! I'm glad I stopped to read it. It inspired me.
-Roc
05/04/07
This is absolutely awesome. Just the kind of poetry I love. what a fabulous flow of words. Good poetry makes me sooooo excited. Wonderful job. May God continue to bless the work of your hands.
Vickie
beautiful in its simplicity and simple message, a true gem.

A Chistian Edgar Allen Poe- truely amazing.
I don't know where I've been, but I'm glad I got here! This is one of the most fantastic tales in poetry and so beautifully done. Great, Great!

Doris Thompson
06/08/07
WOW! Very nice :-)
07/05/07
Absolutely AMAZING! I never have been a big poetry fan, but you might have just changed that! That is the best poem I have ever read! Amazing message, too!
This is the best of the Best of The Best to me. What a wonderful gift you have! Thanks for sharing it.
08/23/07
It is easy to see why this is a winner! Keep writing!
01/01/09
I have nothing to criticize.May God bless you for this piece of Virtue,Grace,Romance and Forgiveness.
well done.
01/01/09
I have nothing to criticize.May God bless you for this piece of Virtue,Grace,Romance and Forgiveness.
well done.
Oh wow. This is most awesome. I am truly a fan of the written word but not so much a fan of the poetry. However, this one held me spellbound to the end.

Well done!
06/25/09
This poem touched my heart!
Thank you.
Laurie M. Gagne
10/03/10
This made me cry years ago when I first read this...and today, after a Sunday service where my heart was plagued with guilt and sadness, this again has filled me with hope.
I love love this write.
God bless you.
Oh my goodness, absolutely breathe-taking!
01/16/13
Hauntingly beautiful. A tale worth the telling. I'm definitely bookmarking this one.
02/04/13
Thank you for this. : ) Very well put together. Enchanting.
Now that's wonderful writing. I'm awestruck.




























05/04/14
I never really liked poems until now!
09/12/14
I don't think anymore praise is really needed on this -- nevertheless -- I am in love! Thank you.
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