The following aspects of writing make it good and powerful:
1. Relating to the reader by painting substance and color to life with words, in particular, the reader's life.
2. Making ordinary aspects of life seem extraordinary.
3. Pulling even the elusive reader into the flock of humanity to celebrate our common journey.
And now, I present the award to these five people:
Dan at Poetic Justice
Guy Hogan at Flash Fiction
Terry at Shamgar Report
Karen Heywood's Poetry
Ozymandiaz at Ocellus