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Dear Rapunzel

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Dear Rapunzel

It seems ages since we met over your long, golden hair
an hour glass on the table keeping the meter.

It seems like too many dress up doll days when we played
take me to the river but don’t get our feet wet.

It seems we lost our inner selves painting our faces
painting our nails, singing karaoke at the bars.

Oh, to regain those lost years of our youth, unwrinkled skin
turn back all the pages, like winding gold on a spindle.

Instead we have just leaves, grieves, and grandchildren
with their laser guns, plastic skin and smug attitudes.

They never challenged gamey little midgets with foul intent
they had us to pad them safely with money, love and scent.

Dear Rapunzel, do please let your hair down one more time
and play climb out of the cellar and up the apple tree with me.

Signed Your Dearest Play Mate.

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Surreal, it looks like, and a fine write, Sheri,..We two should communicate more it seems,lol..Call me just Jag:) Jag

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:19:00 PM
    a wonderful piece remembering childhood. Congrats for winning.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 3:22:00 PM
    Congratulations! A beautiful piece.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:40:00 PM
    - Congrats on your win! - - A poem which deserved to get a win, well written! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:36:00 PM
    Sheri, love this poem once again..., this is a nice winning poem. CONGRATULATIONS!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Good poem Sheri... Congrats on your win..... Chuma

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Wow this is really a beautiful piece, and worth for the big win Sheri, I really amazed with this rich content :D really enjoyed my morning reading. :D hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 11:12:00 AM
    First, Congratulations on your First Place Win !! This is just such a wonderful poem on remembered friendship. Well written with great candance !!

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:06:00 AM
    And with a beat as accurate as a Metronome! CONGRATULATIONS!

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations, I enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 6:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. Nicely done couplet Sheri. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 6:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your big First Place, Sheri!! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:01:00 AM
    wow! its such a beautiful poem! wonerfully portrayed!

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:23:00 PM
    A great accomplishment considering there were only three places that earned points. Congratulations on winning.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:17:00 PM
    Sheri, this poem is so original and full of heart, congratulations on your first place win :) -Jeremy

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 12:19:00 PM
    I like your enchanting poem, Sheri. i am glaad I visited it. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Hello Sheri, i love the read, it game me smiles, and a playful image... hope the days of youth will be overfilled soon with joy... LINDA

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Nice. I like this.Meaning is subtle.