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Covered bridge contest hosted by craig cornish Father's grave was across the covered bridge. The river was cold, white, rushing. It roared on the broken stones, as the mare stepped onto the planks pulling her dark carriage on its black wheels. Her iron shoes fell, dancing. Shade covered the wreath of lillies. Unable to hold on to the thick petals, their strong fragrance/ slipped away in the mist of the river. Perhaps she could have stopped so it could find its way back, but the mare continued on the covered bridge. The old wood moaned, and bent, under the weight of the carriage,/ startling a barn owl from its nest beneath the span. It perched in a tree, clutching a firm branch, its white face looking at the coffin. I thought it asked a question, but the mare gave no reply as she crossed the covered bridge. Her great head nodded with each step toward the plot, and sunlight poured over her as she touched the edge of the grass./ August 26, 2017

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Date: 9/19/2017 8:19:00 PM
Very powerful poem. Love it.
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Date: 9/4/2017 12:36:00 PM
This is so great. Another horse crossed the bridge! Great minds think alike. Congratulations on this excellent win Jack!
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Date: 9/3/2017 6:55:00 AM
Excellent poem, Jack, that rose up to the challenge and deservedly won, congratulations:)
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/3/2017 4:46:00 PM
Thank you, Jo!
Date: 9/2/2017 9:54:00 PM
Brilliant write Jack, congratulations, well deserved...
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/2/2017 10:08:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Date: 9/2/2017 6:44:00 PM
There is wonderful nostalgia in this piece. Congratulations on your top, trophy win.
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/2/2017 10:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Ms. Thompson.
Date: 9/2/2017 2:39:00 PM
Congrats on the top spot Jack, well done
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/2/2017 3:35:00 PM
thank you, John :)
Date: 9/2/2017 11:56:00 AM
Great stuff, Jack! I especially liked how you rose to the challenge to include a horse and make it fricking awesome!! Congratulations on your First Place win! Regards, John.
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/2/2017 12:46:00 PM
Thank you, John! I know i wasnt the only one that felt like "oh, really??? No horses, you say...?" It was a fun extra challenge. I'm glad you liked it :)
Date: 9/2/2017 10:48:00 AM
Magnificent write ,Jack , congratulation on a great win..~`*
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/2/2017 11:56:00 AM
Thank you, Eve :)
Date: 9/2/2017 10:25:00 AM
You captured it, both in emotion and imagination, the images "clutching" the theme in an artistic manner.
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/2/2017 11:54:00 AM
Thank you, Mr. Cornish! I'm glad the mare was able to make it all the way!
Date: 9/2/2017 10:17:00 AM
This is beautiful. Congrats on your win.
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/2/2017 11:55:00 AM
thank you, Mr. Cozart. I'm glad you liked it :)