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Buzzards and Flamingos

Restless buzzards on branches high spy flamingos with an envious eye frightfully aware of their ugly selves bemoaning their state they know so well. Fancy flamingos preen and sigh raising their stately heads to the sky watching the great, black buzzards above wishing to soar so freely, thereof. As buzzards clear the littered ground of rotting death and debris all around flamingos flock in serenity that portrays a unique synergy unveiled by light of day. Tis the grace and harmony of life to observe the yin and yang of opposite birds. Written on 1/9/2019

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Date: 1/30/2019 5:09:00 AM
I'm so glad that the quality of this poem was recognised,Laura. I loved it as much on the second reading! Congratulations.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/30/2019 5:53:00 AM
Thanks so darling, Wendy! :)
Date: 1/29/2019 11:54:00 PM
I really like this one! Each yearns for the other's gifts! Congratulations on your placement!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/30/2019 12:05:00 AM
Thanks, Andrew! I’m so glad you liked this one! :)
Date: 1/29/2019 9:19:00 PM
Wow - superb take on the challenge, Laura. Bravo.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/29/2019 10:38:00 PM
Thanks so much, Line! I’m thrilled to get into the short list! :)
Date: 1/19/2019 10:07:00 AM
I love your idea of each envying the other despite their unique qualities, Laura. Maybe something for us humans to take on board!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/19/2019 11:12:00 AM
I agree with you, Wendy! Thanks for stopping by to read my poem! :)
Date: 1/10/2019 1:01:00 PM
You certainly rose to the challenge in creative fashion, Laura, and there is truth in your descriptions of these birds. People put likenesses of flamingos on their lawns here in Florida, but I've never seen any buzzards on display. Best wishes in the contest!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/10/2019 3:37:00 PM
Thank you, Carolyn! I’m so happy you liked my poem! :)
Date: 1/9/2019 9:43:00 PM
I hadn't thought about them each being jealous of the other...what a good idea! And I really like the ending couplet. Enjoyed this. Best of luck in the contest! :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/9/2019 10:10:00 PM
Thanks so much, P.S.! :)
Date: 1/9/2019 6:31:00 PM
What originality and lovely writing!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/9/2019 6:56:00 PM
Thanks for your kind comments, Sunlite! :)