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Gray at Twenty-One

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Gray at Twenty-One

twenty-first birthday
too cool to let friends drive
judgment impaired
prodigal still lives at home -
dad will bail him out


graying through his teens
black and white never defined
consequence, foreign
the judge’s guilty verdict
shakes his foundation

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  1. Date: 3/14/2014 8:14:00 PM
    awesome to see this one again. Giorgio has a link to this poem from his winners' blog, so he really like it too!!

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    Date: 3/14/2014 11:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, Andrea.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:00:00 AM
    Very Wonderful write. Congrats on the win, reason

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    Date: 3/14/2014 11:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, Dr. Ram for your kind remarks.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 2:11:00 AM
    Reason, lovely win. ~ Love ~ SKAT

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:51:00 PM
    - A wonderful poem posted for Giorgio A.V. contest - "Impress me with a small poem III" - Congratulations on your win, Reason !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 7:23:00 AM
    I love it. Many congrats for this great win.

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:07:00 AM
    well done!..congrats on your fabulous win!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 9:31:00 AM
    congrats on your win Reason with this expressive tanka

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. An excellent view of the color gray. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 1:00:00 AM
    wow, your final line is awesome for gray!! thanks for entering my contest. Congrats for this fine poem.

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:06:00 PM
    congratulations... Linda

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 8:17:00 PM
    This certainly makes one think. congrats on your win and for picking gray. BG