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Our very own Cherish is a superstar...

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anonymousfemale
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0 posted 02-11-2002 02:33 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

Yes, that's right people. Our favourite nut, Cherish, had a wonderful shock this afternoon.

As you may or may not know, she submitted a poem quite a while ago named 'Black Coffee' for a competition. It was chosen as a winning entry and was published. As if this isn't a great accomplishment already!

This afternoon, she received a phone call from an editor for a publication. This lady was ringing up to ask permission for a drama soceity to use this fantastic piece in a play!

Of course she said YES!! So you all know what this means? Her piece will be publicly displayed in a production for all to see. More coverage and most of all, more display of her wonderful talent.   

Here is the piece:


"Black Coffee drips
                 Periodically

As the silence screams to be heard

Confusion
            Permeates
                       Settles in
And (inevitably )         Takes over

The resonating drip
                   drip
                       drip
                           -plink-

Drip

Pounds against the hard, scratched surface of the table
                                     Seeing the words

                              Listening to their sordily rapid movements

But not hearing
               -not feeling
                          -not touching

Frustrates the senses beyond ( basic )
Instinctual insanity

Clawing and scortching the page with eyes ablaze

The body            Tightens         Tenses and       Clenches

Futile tears of Frustration form as the muted

                 ( raging )

Howl of a woman undone erupts from within

The drip of black liquid divides

The Voices - of - Silence; drip-slash

Drip-slash.Drip-slash
                     Drip ( slash )

Blood throbs between the temples were an ache

             Drip...slash

Gathers like a posse of corroding famished scavengers

Raking through the dregs of black on white

Picking up pieces of ( loose ) leaf litter

Pictures form

             BURN
       ( disintergrate )

Then return as the percolator ( finally ) snaps into place.

               ~Ripple~"

Nice, huh?

Congratulations, sweety. For someone so talented it is a wonderful accomplishment. *lotsa hugs* I'm really happy for you.



If this is all the world has to offer, I want a refund on my life.

[This message has been edited by anonymousfemale (02-11-2002 02:34 AM).]

jenni
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1 posted 02-11-2002 03:11 AM       View Profile for jenni   Email jenni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jenni

great, great news...congrats cherish!

always curious about these things...

what was the competition?
what publication did the editor work for?
what drama society?

Erin
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2 posted 02-11-2002 03:33 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

What is it with everyone being published this week???

CONGRATULATIONS CHERISH

If you want something very badly, set it free. If it comes back to you, its yours forever, if it doesnt, it was never yours to begin with"

[This message has been edited by ERIN (02-11-2002 03:34 AM).]

Poet deVine
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3 posted 02-11-2002 04:35 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

:congratulations:


Oh my this is wonderful news!!! Congratulations!
Sunshine
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4 posted 02-11-2002 06:29 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Superhugs!  That is so wonderful!  Congrats!
SEA
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with you


5 posted 02-11-2002 08:55 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!
Acies
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6 posted 02-11-2002 09:31 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Way to go Cherry

l o est mon amour?
donde est mi amour?
wo ist meine Liebe?
Nelly Furtado a menina a mais bonita no mundo largo do todo.

dastard
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in tearing silence


7 posted 02-11-2002 09:49 AM       View Profile for dastard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dastard

SOO congrats, sweet! Looks like the world is more and more liking your work the harder you suck at it! Again, congrats! you're doing great... you're never ever allowed to stop, hear me?!

"Pain doesn't hurt when it's all you've ever felt" ~Marie, the girl of a thousand truths      

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8 posted 02-11-2002 10:39 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Way cool, Cherish! Way to go!

God bless America, my home sweet home.

Martie
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9 posted 02-11-2002 12:07 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Big Congratulations!!  
RosePetal
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10 posted 02-11-2002 12:18 PM       View Profile for RosePetal   Email RosePetal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RosePetal

this is great news Cherish!! You go girl
Skyfire
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11 posted 02-11-2002 06:09 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

YEAH CHERISH!!!!!

It only takes ten minutes to make pidgeons stuffed with apricots.

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12 posted 02-11-2002 07:04 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

Awesomeness Cherry!!!

The One, The Only... The Titus.

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13 posted 02-11-2002 08:00 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

THIS IS GREAT NEWS CHERISH!!
~CONGRATULATIONS~
~Hugs, Nancy~

~Love transcends time and space~

cherish
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14 posted 02-12-2002 04:13 AM       View Profile for cherish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cherish

*big HUGGLES to you all('specially the biggest nutter of em all- Lizzy! )*

thanks for the awesome support you guys...makes me want to run around with a bedsheet tied to my neck pretending to be superman!

'bout the questions jenni, you'll get your answers  here. but in short the competition was for a womans literature, both prose and poetry. there's an annual anthology here in Syd called Tangent and the book will be out in early march sometime. the name of the drama society on the other hand is something which my brain has lost hold of ....but fear not 'cuz the editor said she'll be keeping in touch with me so ill find out again for you then..

once again, THANK YOU for all your support! you're all awesome!

life's not about who wins or loses, or about whos got the better car,or the most money. it's about living,and trying to make the best of what we have.

PoetryIsLife
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15 posted 02-12-2002 05:25 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife



Hi Cher.

The One, The Only... The Titus.

Dark Angel
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16 posted 02-12-2002 06:17 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Wonderful Wonderful news... CONGRATULATIONS Cherish!
Most deserving.

Maree

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17 posted 02-13-2002 07:11 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

As I said when I first heard "Wow"... that about sums it up, congratulations Cherish you totally deserve this

The alphabet starts at P; P for pigeon parade

 
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