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Each day he sweeps the pavement clear

Of leaves and litter strewn around, 

He spots a wallet on the ground

And picks it up; no one is near.

The wallet’s full of notes and coins -

An opened oyster shows its pearl -

He plans to have a pretty girl,

And feels a tingle in his loins.

He tastes her kisses, sees her smile…

The dinner leads to so much more…

Not lonely, like he was before…

She wears his ring, walks down the aisle…

But, no, he’s honest and sincere -

He shuts the wallet, stomach tight,

Will hand it in, he knows it’s right -

And sees his dreams all disappear…

For Giorgio’s Fantasy (allegory/symbol) contest

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  1. Date: 11/18/2013 6:45:00 PM
    Jack, . ;) Congratulation, on your winning fantasy poem... Sending Smiles. *LINDA*

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Love reading your delightful and well crafted gems. Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 12:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win, Jack

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:39:00 PM
    love the personificartion here, jack... congrats on your fine win!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Loved the story line. Love the rhyme scheme. loved the meter. This looks like a winner to me. Bravo!

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 11:37:00 PM
    best of luck with the contest

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 2:15:00 PM
    And so it happens...or does not every day Jack, Enjoyed reading this and best wishes for contest.!

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 6:10:00 PM
    I too love the honesty of this character, wish there were more people like him(us :)) I really enjoyed reading this awesome poem this evening! What a brilliant piece my friend! Such a fun verse, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Reads like a winner..Great that this imaginary person is honest...Sara