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Across the Wide

There are cities of sonnets to map Quests of pantoums and villanelles To harness, and ride Across the wide Tangled grassland of gratuity Unwritten, unruled Anarchy of expression Empty lines can entice And immobilize The choice of choice May embolden, or paralyze But the space you embrace Is where you hear your voice In the discipline of daring The dance of chance The only choreography You need heed Is your pen. 11/27/19 For 'Free Verse vs Structured' contest Sponsor: Line Gauthier Shared 2nd Place Poem of the Day, November 29, 2019

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Date: 3/10/2020 2:00:00 PM
Very good. read it a few times to get the full meaning. Great impact of the last sentence. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 12/29/2019 5:01:00 PM
Very enjoyable and well written . Piecing ech thought like a jigsaw.
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Date: 12/21/2019 6:33:00 PM
A wonderful write Michelle, a poem that speaks for most if not all of us, double congrats I see are in order...well done!
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Date: 12/13/2019 5:39:00 PM
Enjoyable and creative as for thought as don't see the end until the end
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Date: 12/13/2019 4:18:00 PM
Michelle-Beautiful! Our words as a dance and our keys or pen as choreography-brilliant! Terri
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/13/2019 4:59:00 PM
Thank you for the kind compliment, terri!
Date: 12/13/2019 2:55:00 PM
Congrats for being in the top 100 new poems! Well done.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/13/2019 4:55:00 PM
Double thanks for the double compliment, Richard!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/13/2019 2:55:00 PM
Also congrats for POTD!
Date: 12/9/2019 7:56:00 AM
Congrats on your POTD, Michelle. Thank you so much for participating in my contest.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/13/2019 4:55:00 PM
Thank you. Line, appreciate the placement-
Date: 12/5/2019 9:58:00 PM
Belated congratulations for poem of the day, my friend. Very nice!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/7/2019 5:43:00 PM
Thank you, my friend!
Date: 12/5/2019 5:06:00 PM
Michelle, this resonates deeply with me. I have to Fav this so I can read it over and over again. Give your muse a high five for me! A belated congrats on Poem of the Day! ~Mark
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/7/2019 5:42:00 PM
I am so touched by your generous comment, Mark, thank you so much-
Date: 12/1/2019 7:59:00 PM
This wonderful poem speaks to every poet Michelle. I really love it and it is going into my Faves! Congratulations on having it honored as POTD! xxoo
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/7/2019 5:41:00 PM
Thank you for your compliment, Connie, it means a lot!
Date: 11/30/2019 12:51:00 PM
I love the way your pen dances across the page, you got the music down pact, love it. xo
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/30/2019 7:28:00 PM
I love your warm and witty comments, thank you, my friend!
Date: 11/30/2019 8:34:00 AM
Very well penned. Just a pen needed and a lot of brain waves. Kind wishes, Kai
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/30/2019 7:26:00 PM
Very grateful for those kind words, Kai-
Date: 11/29/2019 6:55:00 PM
The Pen is needed when Wrapping thoughts around these forms. True! But the heart- it should always be the Spine of a Poem. Structured or Not. Congratulations Michelle, on this win and Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/30/2019 7:24:00 PM
Yes, the heart is the center of every poem - thank you for commenting, Brandy-
Date: 11/29/2019 3:16:00 PM
A POTD and a contest winner and a poem I truly enjoyed. Congrats all all of them my friend.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/30/2019 7:22:00 PM
Thank you for that generous comment, my friend!
Date: 11/29/2019 3:15:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD. Great literary advice. Reading this poem, I felt encouraged to be more daring and inspired at the same time.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/30/2019 7:20:00 PM
That is about the best compliment I have received, thank you so much!
Date: 11/29/2019 2:39:00 PM
Wonderful Michelle, congratulations on POTD!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:57:00 PM
Thanks, Tania!
Date: 11/29/2019 2:33:00 PM
Congrats Michelle on getting POTD
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:34:00 PM
Thank you very much, Gregory.
Date: 11/29/2019 2:18:00 PM
Truly well done, Michelle. Panagiota xx
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:33:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Panagiota-
Date: 11/29/2019 12:38:00 PM
Michelle, I love this poem I have made it a fav. congratulations on your POTD - a well deserved honor my friend. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
I am flattered you made it a fave, thank you, Jennifer!
Date: 11/29/2019 12:18:00 PM
Congratulations for POTD with this great poem :)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi.
Date: 11/29/2019 11:03:00 AM
"Across the wide," reminds me of my child hood, but west of Missouri." Congratulations - I enjoyed reading the cadence.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:24:00 PM
I am glad you liked it, thank you!
Date: 11/29/2019 10:25:00 AM
Wow! You've really earned POTD, Michelle. So happy for you! Happy day after Thanksgiving! Cheers, Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:24:00 PM
Yes, I have turkey, football and potd - I am a happy camper!
Date: 11/29/2019 10:09:00 AM
...and the third time's a charm so back to say congratulations on your POTD :)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:22:00 PM
Your warm words are always welcome, Sandra!
Date: 11/29/2019 7:31:00 AM
Each line moves to the rhythm of the pen..Congrats on POTD Michelle..
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:21:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Joseph-
Date: 11/29/2019 7:15:00 AM
Super-cool, Michelle, an anthem for writers. Love it. Well-deserved POTD.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/29/2019 2:09:00 PM
Thank you very much, Phil-
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