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Neopoet Weekly 06/16/24 to 06/22/24

Start/end date: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024 to Saturday, June 22, 2024
Contest description: 

Date Due:  June 22 2024, at 12 Noon Eastern Time

Contest Guidelines:  40 lines or less and written in any form of poetry, and one poem per member.

 Prize: One month Premium, Recognition on your profile and published in our anthology.

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Winning Poem


To Unlove You

By: Kristen H.

I'm learning how
To unlove you

It hurts worse than loving you,
Knowing you don't love me back.



Winning entry: 


well deserved.

for your kind words, Words Ablaze!

What a great capture of what so many good people go through.
Very relative and having experienced it spot on!
It hurts so much for the longest time then begins to change.
Well deserved,

Read/Comment it's a win win
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very much, Mark. It's so difficult to encapsulate how dreadful this feeling is. It is truly heartbreaking... gut-wrenching even. The kind of pain that keeps you in bed all day and up all night. But alas, life goes on and one must overcome. Thank you for commenting!

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