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He paces steadily in the ash of evening while a neck cranes to watch the darkness fall: an armor on his back hardens amidst the chatter of leaves at the far end of a sea where danger waits. Through a haze, a fearless turtle stands guard against the rage of winds; his beaded eyes cautiously scanning predators as flowers bend for comfort of night’s droning hum. Displaying an ancient legacy, he traverses the mossy dune with shell and flippers kneading stealthily in cunning motion… oh, bearer of water and earth evolves like a mystical ninja turtle carrying the load to find a jeweled star. Cyndi MacMillan's Free Verse- Turtle Contest by nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 8/9/2014 11:06:00 AM
    Hi Nette, Congrats on the big win. Not surprising that it did so well!!

  1. Date: 8/8/2014 12:54:00 PM
    I knew I would be coming back to say ... congratulations, Nette. This is a great poem.

  1. Date: 8/8/2014 9:43:00 AM
    Great imagery of a baby turtle entering the sea. Well done. Congratulations on your placement!

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 11:11:00 PM
    wow, an amazing job, nette. good to finally see this one, and congrats on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 5:43:00 AM
    Awesome write nette n so is the win,, big congrats !

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 3:14:00 AM
    nette, a fine write on the turtle- carrying load to find a jeweled star- nice ending. congrats for top win. Mohan

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 2:18:00 AM
    Loved your words Nette, they resonate for the ages...Beautifully done and congrats

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:29:00 PM
    Beautiful Nette... Enjoyed this as poem of the day... Belated Congrats!!!

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 12:38:00 AM
    Dear Nette: Enjoyed this verse. A fun read. Leon

  1. Date: 8/3/2014 3:14:00 PM
    Congrats on this fine write being chosen for Poem of the Day my friend! You gave a wonderfully descriptive offering my good friend!

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 8:06:00 PM

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 7:07:00 AM
    Beautiful! Grats on being selected as the poem of the day, and best of luck in the turtle contest :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 6:40:00 AM
    - Congratulations "Poem of the Day", Nette - Happy weekend! // A-L

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 6:14:00 AM
    wonderful to see this as poem of the day Nette:-) hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 8:38:00 PM
    Very original poetry Nette. You very skillfully give the turtle such heroic attributes. This write encourages me to believe in the nessecity of willpower, and that honorable perseverance will lead to a star's blessing. J.A.B.

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 6:07:00 PM
    You show us the journey of a mystical turtle as if we were looking through a camera, I love the images you evoke in my mind, you're always a treat to read, hugs xxx

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 2:13:00 PM
    So beautifully crafted, Nette...the imagery is stunning..."a fearless turtle stands guard against the rage of winds;" This is great.

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 1:07:00 PM
    Defimitely a brave urtle..I love the story you painted and the ending to the journey in search of the jeweled star.Unique and amazing vocabulary dear Nette.Hi dear ..Drake is restarting his show with Eileen as his guest on Sunday..Maybe you'd love to tune in..Big hug

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 8/1/2014 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Turtle i meant ..Oops
  1. Date: 8/1/2014 8:12:00 AM
    Inspirational as always dear nette, loved the way you portrayed this ancient creature as a cunning ninja, its modern version. Clever depiction of a mammal as 'bearer of water and earth ". All the best for the contest, Alofas, Tiaua.

  1. Date: 7/31/2014 8:44:00 PM
    A fine picture painted of the tutyle,,,,hugs Tim

    Smith Avatar Tim Smith
    Date: 8/2/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Turtle I on poem of the day :)