Dear I absolutely love the direction you took in this poem. It was very graceful and distinguished to talk as though you were the fencepost and the life that it has endured. Very touching and beautiful write my dear and congratulations on the contest as well.
Congratulations for your first contest. Its really a great poem and i loved it right from the time i read it for the first time.
You are surely one talented writer but then that seems to be in blood... :)