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December brings the snow and ice Early morning frosts; the trees are bare Stay inside, keep warm heed my advice If you venture out you'll pay the price I'm so snug inside without a care December brings the snow and ice The snow is falling it looks so nice I won't risk driving ; I wouldn't dare Stay inside, keep warm heed my advice The weather warning was very concise Don't venture out don't go anywhere December brings the snow and ice. I've ordered hot pizza; can't wait for a slice I answer the front door to a blast of cold air Stay inside, keep warm heed my advice I look out my window not once but twice A mesmerising scene I can't help but stare December brings the snow and ice Stay inside,keep warm heed my advice. Written 23 June 2020 For Month Of The Year I like Most Poetry Contest Contest judged 18 July 2020. N/A recieved. For July n/a or hm poetry contest Sponsored by Constance La France Awarded 1st place

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Date: 8/1/2020 9:01:00 PM
With all the joy, love and wonders of nature, December is the only month that brings warmth in chill. The breeze that makes us shiver or the lights that twinkle on frosty nights seem blissful for sure. A month of miracles for me. Congratulations on your win Tom :) This is a fave for me!
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Date: 8/2/2020 2:41:00 AM
Thank you very much Aditi, im pleased that you enjoyed it. Thanks too for the fave. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 7/30/2020 11:53:00 PM
Beautifully written Tom sir:-) I love the chillness in December and the Christmas vacation we get here:-) Congratulations in your top win:-)Keep inspiring us with your amazing musings.:-)Have a lovely day.Take care.Warm regards.
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Date: 8/1/2020 2:55:00 AM
Thank you again Deepa, no errors so far. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 7/30/2020 9:08:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Love your write and picture. Wish I had some of your cold wind. It would feel so good on these hot summer days. Enjoy your win and day..............
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Date: 7/30/2020 9:23:00 AM
Thank you very much Paula, im pleased you enjoyed it, we've had a lot of rain of late but its warming up again, hope you too enjoy the day. Tom
Date: 7/29/2020 9:43:00 PM
I love this poetic form - it is as hypnotic as snow falling. Congratulations on your winning placement! Over Fork Over!
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Date: 8/2/2020 10:34:00 AM
Got your response! Thought you would want to know! Crazy times on the soup! All the best. Over Fork Over!
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Date: 7/30/2020 12:47:00 AM
Thank you very much Sam, im happy you liked it. Over Fork Over Tom
Date: 7/29/2020 5:45:00 PM
Tom, congratulations on your win in my NA/HM contest for July with this excellent write, a FAV for me and I love your image too _Constance
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Date: 7/30/2020 12:46:00 AM
Thank you very much for my placement Constance, im pleased you liked it. Thanks too for hosting the contest. Tom
Date: 7/29/2020 1:16:00 PM
I always enjoyed looking at the snow , but hated to be out in it. Congratulations on your win in Constance contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/29/2020 1:30:00 PM
Thanks Eve, I used to work out in all weathers, thankfully now retired I can watch from the window. Tom
Date: 7/4/2020 2:13:00 PM
Yes, Tom! December and January And the snow they bring! I know as I often have to drive to work in the terrible weather! Great write! Best of luck in the contest!
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Date: 7/4/2020 2:39:00 PM
Thank you Krish, I worked for Royal mail for forty years so got used to the inclimate weather, but now thankfully retired and its nice to watch from inside. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 6/28/2020 11:27:00 AM
Hi Tom I enjoyed the break in your memorable account of December's icy hold with the arrival of hot pizza. Fine fine contrast. Pizza seems to have near universal appeal. Winter not so. Best wishes Brian
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Date: 6/28/2020 3:02:00 PM
Thank you very much Brian, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 6/27/2020 4:23:00 PM
I really like how you took the part of winter I hate most and made it into advice to just stay inside and enjoy the warmth of your home. The pizza was a great bonus! I too chose December but for a different reason. (not posted yet) It's not even my birthday month but it's probably the best one for me (for nostalgia)
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Date: 6/27/2020 5:12:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, I do love the winter, those cold frosty mornings, as I worked outside I got used to it but now retired enjoy watching from inside, and a pizza is a bonus lol. Tom
Date: 6/26/2020 4:03:00 PM
A chill ran down my spine as I read...Well expressed here...
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Date: 6/27/2020 2:48:00 AM
Thank you Arturo, not everyone's favourite but I do like December. Tom
Date: 6/25/2020 4:04:00 PM
Tom, this is so skillfully-written, vividly descriptive, and appealing! Janice
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Date: 6/25/2020 4:06:00 PM
Thank you very much Janice, not the easiest of forms, had to Tweak it quite a bit. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 2:10:00 PM
Excellent poem Tom! I like to be inside, cozy and warm...watching the beautiful snow fall. :)
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Date: 6/24/2020 2:28:00 PM
Thank you Heidi, as you get older watching it from inside is more appealing. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 12:52:00 PM
Great advice, Tom. Best to enjoy a beautiful, snowy scene from the warmth of indoors. GL in the contest. Blessings, Rhonda xx
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Date: 6/24/2020 1:40:00 PM
Thank you Rhonda, when the kids were little I was the one building the snowman, now I'm the one happy to watch from the window. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 9:37:00 AM
I didn't think December would be your favourite month...Especially in the UK... They have beenild of recent...Nice choice for the contest...Hope youa are enjoying the weather ..
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Date: 6/24/2020 10:19:00 AM
Thank you S. O., I love the frosty mornings and the build up to Christmas. Its really hot isn't it, they're forecasting thunderstorms, we always pay dearly. Hope you are well. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 5:21:00 AM
Very refreshing for this time of the year, dear Tom! Extremely beautiful Villanelle my friend! Much enjoyed!
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Date: 6/24/2020 5:46:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, we could do with it now, it's 31°C at the moment, I'm stripping a garden bench with a heat gun, I'm starting to cook lol. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 2:43:00 AM
You too did December, wow! I loved the picture of snow and ice, Tom:)
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Date: 6/24/2020 3:47:00 AM
Thank you Jo, not everyone's favourite but I do love it especially the fact that near the end we have Christmas. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 1:58:00 AM
G'day Tom … great advice Tom. We've just enjoyed the shortest day with a light frost, but we don't have snow, thank God. You wrote this really well Tom, but I did shiver at the thought of your winters - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 6/24/2020 3:45:00 AM
Thank you Lindsay, often a big fall of snow brings the country to its knees and everywhere has to shut down, kids especially love it. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 11:13:00 PM
Ah, yes! Nothing like the great --- indoors, I always say. Potent penning, Tom! G.L. in the contest. :) gw
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Date: 6/24/2020 3:43:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, as I get older indoors seems more attractive. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 8:15:00 PM
Good Job Tom! I was actually started to feel snow coming in my door. Thank goodness it was just a well written poem!
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Date: 6/24/2020 3:39:00 AM
Lol, last year we didn't have any, big letdown, I love to see it. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 7:49:00 PM
Great writing, Tom, it deserves to do well.
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Date: 6/24/2020 3:34:00 AM
Thank you Beth, I do love the winter scene, and of course Christmastime. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 5:29:00 PM
You describe the chill of December so well, Tom - falling snow does look nice, but no I would not want to venture out to drive anywhere in it!
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Date: 6/23/2020 6:47:00 PM
Thank you Michelle, I know some hate it and only like to see it on a Christmas card. Nothing looks more amazing than a snow covered landscape Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 3:45:00 PM
Tom, what a lovely Villanelle! The imagery is awesome and I can certainly feel the chill of winter! Good luck in the contest! Hugs. Pandita
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Date: 6/23/2020 3:53:00 PM
Thank you Pandita. It's a tricky form but I didn't give up. Had to Tweak it a bit. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 2:12:00 PM
I think December is my favorite month too, Tom. That's when we have the best weather in Florida. Love the way you described the chilly weather!! A fave for me. Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 6/23/2020 2:30:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, I'm happy you liked it. Thanks too for the fave, I hope you are well. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 12:22:00 PM
I love to see the snow on Christmas cards but not in reality as it can cause chaos on our little island , a delightful poem, good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/23/2020 2:29:00 PM
Thank you Jan, I do like to see it but from inside, but when I was at work it was get out there and don't take any risks. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 11:47:00 AM
This isn't an easy form to write in. You've done well, and the content keeps one warm and happy. Blessings and good luck.
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Date: 6/23/2020 12:05:00 PM
Thank you Eileen, reminded me of the pantoum, thought I'd done it and on checking found I was way out. Hope you're well Tom
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