A day in the Amazon

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For 10 word 10 line contest.


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10 word challenge for contest

I'm awakened by the sound of ANCESTRAL drums,
marking time in the distance. MOCKINGBIRDS 
and a MENAGERIE of screeching creatures join in .
I breakfast on a LUSCIOUS mango, and I INFUSE
the flowers of a nearby FRANGIPANI tree, 
into a PELLUCID brew of jasmine tea.
I spend the day paddling the Amazon, and my troubles 
float away, chased by the RIPPLES of the river. 
As the VERMILION skies cede to the obsidian of TWILIGHT,
I drift once again into a peaceful slumber.


John Derek Hamilton
January 06,2018


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/12/2018 8:49:00 AM
Great flow John, nothing seemed forced, well done, congratulations...
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:51:00 AM
Thanks Charlie, I guess I have a good imagination!
Date: 1/12/2018 6:58:00 AM
Sure to be on the winners list, John.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thanks Elaine, came in 2nd.
Date: 1/12/2018 1:34:00 AM
You've written a dreamy tale John, but be careful of the Frangipani flowers. Plumeria sap can be mildly poisonous and an irritant.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:47:00 AM
I have made a note of that for my next trip to the Amazon, thanks James lol!
Date: 1/11/2018 8:10:00 PM
Your write is an enchanting adventure, John. Congratulations for your wonderful placement with your serene and lovely poem. ~Susan
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:48:00 AM
Thanks Susan I'm pleased you liked it, thanks for the visit!
Date: 1/11/2018 8:02:00 PM
Hi John and congrats on your placement in the contest. I really enjoyed reading your lovely poem. :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:49:00 AM
Thanks Carole
Date: 1/11/2018 7:31:00 PM
Back with Congrats John !!!
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:49:00 AM
Thanks Judith!
Date: 1/11/2018 6:11:00 PM
I enjoyed the perspective of your delightful poem. Congrats on your win, John.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:48:00 AM
Thanks Line!
Date: 1/11/2018 4:24:00 PM
Hi John, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your fine win:-) Alexis
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/12/2018 8:48:00 AM
Thanks Alexis!
Date: 1/11/2018 4:01:00 PM
Congrats John..a well crafted poem and well deserved win.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/11/2018 4:04:00 PM
Thanks Vijay
Date: 1/11/2018 3:25:00 PM
A nice break thinking about this one . Congratulations John :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/11/2018 4:04:00 PM
Thanks Heidi
Date: 1/11/2018 2:42:00 PM
John a great use of the ten words and a great take on the contest... Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/11/2018 4:04:00 PM
Thanks SO for the challenge and the placement!
Date: 1/9/2018 9:23:00 AM
Loved your poem with the given ten words, John:)
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/9/2018 10:03:00 AM
Thanks Jo, nice to have you stop by, hope all is well!
Date: 1/7/2018 2:04:00 PM
beautiful dear John! SO will love this I know it, good luck ;)-luloo
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/7/2018 4:36:00 PM
Thanks Laura
Date: 1/7/2018 11:03:00 AM
My goodness. So many people are coming up with such beautiful poems for this contest. Yours is no exception. I've really got to get on the ball today!!!
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/7/2018 4:36:00 PM
Thanks Andrea
Date: 1/6/2018 8:01:00 PM
This is beautiful and serene John..best wishes
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/7/2018 4:11:00 PM
Thanks Joseph
Date: 1/6/2018 7:20:00 PM
Oh, you sure did an awesome job John. Good luck in the contest! hugs and smiles :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/7/2018 4:10:00 PM
Thanks Akkina
Date: 1/6/2018 6:58:00 PM
Very full day from waking to slumber :) So nicely done John Hamilton! Best of luck in the contest!! ~Judy
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/7/2018 4:10:00 PM
Thanks Judith
Date: 1/6/2018 6:21:00 PM
Hi John, You did a fine job with the chosen words. The challenge was met. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. PS, I hope you had an awesome Christmas and your New Year is good so far:-) Alexis
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/7/2018 4:09:00 PM
Thanks Alexis
Date: 1/6/2018 5:43:00 PM
Very nice ! Well written John :)
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Date: 1/6/2018 4:57:00 PM
Very smooth, John. Well done.
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Date: 1/6/2018 4:34:00 PM
Wonderful...I like the words you used...All the best John
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/6/2018 4:55:00 PM
Words were pre-selected by sponsor, thanks Arturo
Date: 1/6/2018 4:15:00 PM
You have met the challenge head on. Well done!
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/6/2018 4:54:00 PM
Thanks Rick