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Why Not

Who is the well known visitor forgetting
What a scandalous bit of gossip it would be?
Where privacy is not always very private
When the unscrupulous are so quick to see
Why not some filthy lucre just for me? 

For Harry's contest

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Joyce, congrats;-) In Harry's fun fun... 5 w's contest. I think this was a fun contest.. Take care.. always~PD

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Harry's "5W's" contest Joyce. Sorry to be late commenting. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 4:21:00 PM
    Wow, that last question is great! A belated congrats on a wonderful win, Joyce! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 8:44:00 PM
    Congrats on the HM, Joyce. your poem was great!

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Joyce, this is a great poem. Interesting how people are so willing to believe gossip but less apt to believe the truth. Well done. Lee

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 10:55:00 AM
    Good question in the final line. Congratulations on your HM, Joyce ! Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 9:19:00 AM
    Thought provoking this is! A little gem!!

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 9:17:00 AM
    Congrats on your Honorable Mention, Joyce! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 8:51:00 AM
    wow!!! a brilliant idea. i love it especially the surprise ending, lol. MY WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, JOYCE ! HUGS, leonora

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on a fine win Joyce xx

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 6:06:00 AM
    congrats on your H/M Joyce, thanks for entering my contest.

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 4:48:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce, on a great win!

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 12:34:00 PM
    Love this witty write, Joyce. Had a chuckle at your Jack the Ripper comment, lol. Many congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Very nicely done Joyce.Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:51:00 PM
    Hey, I am seeing some great who/what/where/when / why poems recently. his contest is lots of fun. You did great with the concept.

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 1:56:00 PM
    Wonderfully written, Joyce. This is a different sort of challenge.