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Can You

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Can You

Can you stop the rain from falling
when it's just begun?
Can you snatch the moon away
or maybe take the sun?

Can you pluck the stars out
of the blackest night,
or can you take the dark away
and make yourself the light?

Can you reach your journeys end
before you've even started,
and can you put two hearts together
before they've even parted?


Brian Strand's 'any theme/form max 14 lines' contest
1st place

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 1:22:00 AM
    stunning quality, should be in print

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 4:59:00 PM
    Sensational Quatrain Emma. Many congrats on your first place win. Lainie

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 3:34:00 PM
    You deserve the win, this is wonderful!

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 7:25:00 AM
    Congrats Emma on your first place win with this lovely creation ...

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 4:48:00 AM
    Congratulations Emma on the win in Brian's "Poetes" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 9:10:00 AM
    oh so beautiful Emma.. lovely questions with poignant answers as we read.. good luck in the contest... amazing..luv..