The Official Writing Challenge
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This piece is such a wonderful tribute! How hard to do justice in writing, to the experience of standing in such a place, but you have movingly and masterfully and powerfully brought to our minds eye, the peace of a beautifully kept war cemetery contrasted to why it exists. Truly a vision of war and peace. Great job! And may brave soldiers everywhere, be remembered for their great sacrifice!
This entry has it all! Your writing is beautiful and poignant! Your personification was gorgeous! I loved your descriptive phrases, "manicured elegance," "Bomana War Cemetery, you speak silently," and "teenagers you embrace" (to name a few). I'd never heard of the cemetery, so toward the beginning I was compelled to read more to find out who this Bomana was (then I wanted to reread your phrases about "her.") Your ending is powerful! "Lest we forget!" I hope this entry does well!
Beth gave a right-on-the-button review.

Quality piece all the way through!

The personification was so exquisitely elegant.
Excellent piece. Lest we forget...yet we do. It's so sad. Very sad.
WOW! What an excellent, thought provoking, descriptive and original entry. Definitely a winner!
Your careful placement of word upon word makes this a masterpiece. You told the story exquisitely.
I like the voice in this piece. Very nicely written and a deserving tribute to the ones laid down at Bomana.
Beautiful! Congratulations on ranking 6th place in level three!