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How can one write an ode
In words so short and clipped?
It’s not a job for most,
When thoughts from minds are ripped.

Yet tests are made to pass,
So oft I like to try;
Though friends might laugh or scoff
And ask me for the why.

I’d say to keep me sharp;
The brain needs help at times.
It’s fun to tap the spot
It hides my words and rhymes.

My work is done for now.
This test I have not failed.
In fact, it seems to me
I’ve got this one quite nailed!

For David Williams' One to One Contest

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 9:30:00 PM
    Ilene, a very nice win in David's "one to one" contest~ :-) PD

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 9:57:00 AM
    I love your approach to this contest! You did nail this one for sure! Congrats :)

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 11:10:00 PM
    Thank you for the big smile this entry put on my face. Kudos on your win!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:06:00 PM
    Indeed, you have not nailed it !!! I loved this take on the contest! Congratulations Ilene!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your HM, Ilene. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:42:00 PM
    congratulations on this nice one to one...

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:18:00 PM
    ilene congrats on your HM, yep you got it nailed....David

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Good job for David's contest. I, too, was motivated by his challenge.

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this little gem. I ought to start entering contests again one of these days. I just never seem lucky at them