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AGE DOESN’T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE Horatio Hornblower adored her, from the first time he saw her. her hair all amiss. tatterdemalion jeans kissed her, before his lips touched hers. the nose ring would adorn her before his diamond would cruise aboard Cara Caraneena’s finger. She loved the gray in his beard, so like a poetic captain of yesteryear, and the twang of his Southern tongue, like a silver bell. His face like an etch-a-sketch she never wanted to erase one year, for his character drew her in, unlike the young boys who tweeted and texted acronyms, no finesse. And those hands, master of the art of writing love poems. She wrote to him: O gray, trapped in a cage, but for the tamer, jump through the hoop, meet me at the lover’s table. He wrote back: How lovely the lines, your fingers slender, touch mine, with yours forever. Together they wrote. Forever they could not apprehend, but two pairs of eyes glistened through time. Cloistered in their palace, the old-fashioned carnation and the wild daisy portrayed flamboyantly upon a timeless canvas. The murmurers and whisperers, reside outside the pearly gates, with puckered lips just kids and old goats, painted with bitter-green faces. 12/6/2017 AGE DOESN’T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE CONTEST

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Date: 12/18/2017 9:11:00 PM
Kim, great write congratulations on your win!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/19/2017 7:02:00 AM
Thank you, Eve!
Date: 12/18/2017 7:57:00 PM
Congratulations, Kim. I knew it was a winner!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/18/2017 8:31:00 PM
Thanks again, Rhoda!
Date: 12/18/2017 12:48:00 PM
Congratulations dear poetess! xomo :)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/18/2017 2:41:00 PM
Thanks, Maureen!
Date: 12/18/2017 12:31:00 PM
Hi Kim, Good take on the contest theme. Congrats on your 1st place win:-) Alexis
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/18/2017 2:41:00 PM
Thank you, Alexis!
Date: 12/18/2017 8:10:00 AM
Fun, Kim. You really achieved a wonderful tone for a love poem. And you had me with "Horatio Hornblower"--I read all those books as a kid. Guess that shows my age. Great job, Dave
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/18/2017 2:42:00 PM
Thank you, David!
Date: 12/17/2017 2:18:00 PM
Awww...how romantically sweet and I agree with John Gondolf...that line rocks! The whole poem does and its a win.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/17/2017 2:24:00 PM
Thanks so much, Rhoda! <3
Date: 12/9/2017 10:21:00 PM
Ah, your artistry at work Kim...very well crafted my friend...god bless and happy holidays...^WW^
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/10/2017 8:29:00 AM
Thank you, WW, Merry Christmas my wonderful friend! God bless you!
Date: 12/9/2017 2:21:00 PM
Kim, I enjoyed this poem, I love the line "face like an etch-a-sketch." John
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/10/2017 8:30:00 AM
Thanks, John! :) Blessings, my friend!
Date: 12/7/2017 6:43:00 AM
Ah, envy is always on the faces of losers in life, luckless in love. Cool and witty poem, Kim. Had me engrossed at the very beginning. Another fine piece of poetry from your talented pen. Gold star poem. Love and joy always.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/7/2017 7:48:00 AM
I so appreciate your comment! Thanks, Freddie! <3
Date: 12/7/2017 12:08:00 AM
Dear Kim: Very nicely done. I like this poem. All the best then, Leon.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/7/2017 6:20:00 AM
Thank you, Leon!