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Often, I say, "Compose yourself," Take a book of verse from the shelf Seeing chaos surrounding me, I lay down insecurity. Sitting in my goose-necked rocker I suppose, it comes a shocker, My thoughts drift to soothing places Full of happy, saving graces. Here, I can dream at my own pace Drift into realms of inner space I find deep comfort and repose, I'm untouchable, I suppose. I'll be happy if you'll come, friend, This place of beginning, no end, Find a place of sweet composure, Never face a sad foreclosure.
SECOND PLACE WINNER Written January 20, 2022 Especially for “C Form – Couplet” Poetry Contest Sponsored by Constance La France Syllables checked with HMS

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Date: 2/5/2022 8:36:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful win Milton. That is what I do to relax. I read, a lot of times it is poetry. I have the most fun trying to find famous poets who I have never heard of. They are my teachers. PS poets are too. This is sage advice written really well. Blessings xxoo
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/5/2022 9:33:00 PM
Thank you so much, Connie, for your thoughtful and considerate response to my poem. I appreciated it very much. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Date: 2/1/2022 9:48:00 AM
WOW!!! Congratulations on your win. What a lovely story/write. Your words danced across the page. Each line getting better and better. Could not pick the one I loved the best. Have a blessed day with your wonderful win...............
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/1/2022 12:52:00 PM
Aw, you are too kind, Paula, but thanks!
Date: 1/31/2022 4:57:00 PM
Congratulations, L. Milton on you composition on compose yourself. I like to take the Bible for that purpose and just sit and read familiar passages as a well as a less familiar one occasionally. Enjoyed your work here and commend your placement.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/31/2022 5:04:00 PM
Thanks so much for your thoughts, Reason.
Date: 1/31/2022 6:25:00 AM
A very beautifully penned poem. Congratulations!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/31/2022 9:37:00 AM
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind comment.
Date: 1/31/2022 6:14:00 AM
Milt, congratulations on winning the contest with your beautifully written poem.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/31/2022 9:37:00 AM
Thank you, Lasaad.
Date: 1/30/2022 2:59:00 PM
Milt, congratulations on your Second Place win in my C Forms - Couplet contest with your wonderful poem ~Constance
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/30/2022 3:03:00 PM
Thanks, Constance. I really enjoyed the contest. I like those contests that have to do with various poetry forms. The really esoteric ones leave me in the cold!
Date: 1/22/2022 10:01:00 AM
I find myself wanting to find a really good book now because I have a rocker and my homemade chili is cooking.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/22/2022 10:09:00 AM
Good idea! Hmmm...what a wonderful scene...a rocker, chili cooking, and "a really good book." You made chili? Is Joe out of town?
Date: 1/20/2022 1:07:00 PM
Sometimes we need to do that, shut out the troubles of the world and drift away to a tranquil place in our minds. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/20/2022 2:22:00 PM
So true, Tom. Thanks for your insightful comment on my poem.
Date: 1/20/2022 12:36:00 PM
Lovely!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/20/2022 12:40:00 PM
Thanks, Angela.