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If an apple a day Keeps the doctor away, Just think what a poem can do! If can open your eyes To a hidden surprise Or remind you of something you knew. Why, a poem can delight Or assure you you’re right When it jibes with what you might believe Or tap into your youth With a long-forgot truth That you never thought you could retrieve. Though it may lack the crunch Of an apple you munch Still, a poem may be good for your head ‘Cause I really do think If that doctor’s a shrink, He’d advise poems (not apples) instead! (July 8, 2019)

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Date: 7/31/2019 5:05:00 PM
Great poem to describe the delightful dose of a poem! Beautifully written Ilene!
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Date: 7/22/2019 6:11:00 AM
Bravo, Ilene. Brilliant!
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Date: 7/17/2019 5:37:00 PM
Well thought and scribed! Congratulations! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 7/11/2019 2:18:00 AM
Just what the poetic Dr. ordered...Congratulations on POTD my friend...sending poetic love...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 7/10/2019 10:30:00 PM
Wow so beautiful.. Indeed poem lovers are all with you... Lovely poem
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Date: 7/10/2019 7:56:00 PM
Ilene, I was delighted with the lovely rhythmic expression and wonderful truth of your poem. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/10/2019 7:08:00 PM
Many congrats on POTD Ilene - I faved this too :-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/10/2019 5:28:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, enjoyed!
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Date: 7/10/2019 2:26:00 PM
Yes, you are right. :) "He’d advise poems (not apples) instead!" A Poem a Day keeps hearts closer and days brighter. This made me smile. Congratulations Ilene, on Poem of the Day. :) Brandy
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Date: 7/10/2019 2:22:00 PM
- A good advice because I'm not so fond of apples, Ilene :) - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/10/2019 2:13:00 PM
My wife likes prime numbers, but she never eats one apple. Though I am a full time unemployed poet now, I used to work as a doctor. Actually worked a bit in psychiatry and can only recommend poetry. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 7/10/2019 12:25:00 PM
Nicely done, Ilene, I do know when I create one not only does it make me feel good , but I love that others enjoy them. Congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 7/10/2019 10:14:00 AM
What a great combination apples and poems. I must try it. Congratulations on the POTD..........
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Date: 7/10/2019 9:35:00 AM
Clever! Congratulations!
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Date: 7/10/2019 8:16:00 AM
Congratulations Ilene on your masterfully written rhyme. A most worthy POTD.
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Date: 7/10/2019 7:57:00 AM
Glad this gem got the recogntion it deserves. Back with congrats ilene on POTD. Tom
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Date: 7/10/2019 7:19:00 AM
If Poetry Soup could have a poem for a mascot, THIS WOULD BE IT! POTD, I'm voting for Top 100 Poems List, a Fave! :))) xomo!
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Date: 7/10/2019 7:08:00 AM
This is a poet's poem Ilene. Congratulations on having this deserving poem honored with POTD. This is going into my Faves! xxoo : )
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Date: 7/10/2019 6:29:00 AM
Wonderful uplifting poem, Ilene. Congratulations on POTD. Flows so well! Charlie
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Date: 7/10/2019 6:07:00 AM
We must have our daily dose of poetry! Nicely penned, Ilene, congrats on POTD. John
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Date: 7/9/2019 12:04:00 PM
Yes! Couldn't have said it better myself. (Really, I couldn't). This ought to be a POTD on principle alone. Brava Ilene!
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/10/2019 8:48:00 AM
No sooner said than done! Congratulations on POTD!
Date: 7/9/2019 12:24:00 AM
First thing in the morning I take my daily dose. In fact I may have an addiction lol. Enjoyable verse Ilene.
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Date: 7/8/2019 5:57:00 PM
Sounds good to me!!
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Date: 7/8/2019 4:13:00 PM
Got to have my daily dose Ilene and I am sure our witty rhymes could be prescribed instead of a liquid tonic!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/8/2019 2:57:00 PM
Wonderful, Ilene. This should be POTD. It is, in my book. Hurrah! A FAVE. Best wishes, Gershon
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 7/10/2019 9:32:00 PM
I see that I actually predicted your POTD. Beginner's luck on my part, for sure --- but your poem certainly deserved the honors!!