"Executive Order" Sudden Death Poetry Challenge (@Jessicalynnt)

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Eugene, Oregon
February 4, 2017 12:45pm CST
She sat idly at the piano, played "Heart & Soul," too softly, her zest for life at low ebb. So much compassion for that Syrian family, turned back at the gates of freedom. She felt she knew them, had spoken for them, arranged housing, jobs were waiting, gates slammed shut. for @jessicalynnt poetry challenge
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@topffer (34146)
• France
4 Feb 17
It sounds really good. If it was a competition, you would get my vote.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Thank you! I plan on entering some I have spent more time on in the Oregon State Poetry Assn, contest soon.
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• United States
4 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Good for you James--Love your poetry
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Feb 17
maybe not slammed shut much longer, think a judge shut it down as unconstitutional yesterday. Anyways, lovely piece!
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Thank you! It is only a temp order halting Trump's idiotic idea and will go to court right away. I hope justice prevails over paranoia.
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• United States
4 Feb 17
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@TheHorse (65779)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Feb 17
Did she give us words to use? My poetry is limited to Haiku these days.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Yes, "heart, soul, feel, compassion" in any tense or form. Hers:
Welcome to this weekend’s Suddendeath poetry challenge, Heart! Anyways, rules are as follows, write a poem in any style using the five words that I give you....
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@divalounger (2252)
• United States
4 Feb 17
What a great response James!
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Thank you! I really liked that photo with the bars too.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Feb 17
Well done!
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Feb 17
Thanks, Scott!
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
5 Feb 17
I feel sorry for those Muslims too. They really suffer needlessly. Fortunately there is a wise judge who is courageous enough to overturn Trump's executive order.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Feb 17
It could still go either way with appeals, though.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Feb 17
Wow!
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Feb 17
Thank you!
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Feb 17
Well done. That must be the feeling of a lot of people at the moment.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Feb 17
Thank you @JudyEv. I think it is. The courts will decide now.
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@RasmaSandra (17530)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Feb 17
Well done. A creative way to express such a sad truth.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Feb 17
@RasmaSandra, Thank you very much!
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@Gillygirl (17283)
• Sutton, England
4 Feb 17
Lovely James, I haven't tried the challenge as not good at poetry. Yours is moving and topical.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 17
That situation is much on my mind. Thank you!
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
5 Feb 17
Congratulations James, this is beautiful and your words say it all.