Comments : We Were

  • 1 month ago

    by Hellon

    I think it's always good to question things...religion, politics...even life. That's what makes us who we are eventually. I note that your opinion has changed over the years and that's always going to happen as more knowledge comes our way. To me, this is a poem about growing awareness and acceptance. Your poetry always has an honestly about it Abed and...I always enjoy reading it :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Ya----Na

    What is beautiful in standing behind a man during prayers-
    one who describes God as beautiful,
    yet prays for Him with closed eyes?

    Front page write!

  • 1 month ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on the win

  • 1 month ago

    by Daniel

    Fascinating writing Abed. I’m a huge fan of this. Excellent win

  • 1 month ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on the win

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Hidden Eyes

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • 2 weeks ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    Judge's Comment:

    In a poignant coming-of-age tale spanning a lifetime, Abed’s poem chronicles the human psyche well. Touching upon the apexes of a human life among its ocean-like waves, We Were has many important messages and facts interwoven within its verses, all culminating to one’s death and understanding of a human’s greatest fear: being forgotten (as inevitable as it may be). Life being so poetically described for a piece of prose, it really begs to be read more than once.

    -Stephen