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We rode out of Camelot, sun arising, five knights led by Galahad all bold and true, on a quest to slay a marauding dragon, at Arthur's request. T'was noon when we discovered the dragons lair, and kept a safe distance at the forests edge, then crept forward surrounding the cave entrance and hell was unleashed. He snorted and spewed his lethal bursts of flame and then flapped his enormous wings to escape, we moved forward cautiously drawing our swords, he died a quick death. We then rode back galloping at breakneck speed with good news of victory, King would be pleased, I had in my possession proof of the kill, a sharp dragons tooth. Written on the 8th July 2020 For Pick A Title, Vol 19-4 Sapphic Stanzas- Poetry Contest Theme Chosen, Number 1, Dragons Tooth. Sponsored By Edward Ibeh.

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Date: 8/1/2020 10:57:00 AM
Oh I simply love this! King Arthur is my favorite Legend! What a masterpiece you wrote. I enjoyed this immensely. Chantelle hugs xx
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Date: 8/1/2020 11:48:00 AM
Thank you very much Chantelle, im pleased that you enjoyed it. Enjoy your weekend Tom
Date: 7/27/2020 11:40:00 AM
Love the adventurous journey you've offered with this grand muse of yours Tom. Congratulations on the perfect win! Blessings :)
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Date: 7/27/2020 11:42:00 AM
Thank you very much Aditi, im glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 7/23/2020 1:20:00 PM
Quite the adventurous tale Tom, well done, congrats on a top win!
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Date: 7/23/2020 3:08:00 PM
Thank you very much John, I'm happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 7/22/2020 6:32:00 PM
An adventurous tale well spun, Tom, reads of noble intrigue and my compliments for your deserving 1st Place -- Aloha~@William
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Date: 7/22/2020 11:29:00 PM
Thank you very much William, Tom
Date: 7/22/2020 5:46:00 PM
Nice tale Tom.
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Date: 7/22/2020 11:28:00 PM
Thank you very much James, I'm pleased you liked it. Tom
Date: 7/22/2020 3:51:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. A wonderful write as always. Enjoy your win and day.............
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Date: 7/22/2020 4:30:00 PM
Thank you very much Paula, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 7/22/2020 10:57:00 AM
Congratulations on a 1st place win, Mr. Dragon Slayer. I knew it would be on the top of the winning list.
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Date: 7/22/2020 11:03:00 AM
Thank you my Lady, the kingdom is now safe again. Tom
Date: 7/22/2020 10:31:00 AM
Quite a brilliant poem, Tom:-) Heartiest congratulations on your first place win in my contest! A fav for me!
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Date: 7/22/2020 10:59:00 AM
Thank you very much Edward, it was certainly a challenging form, thanks too for the fave and also for hosting the contest. Regards Tom
Date: 7/21/2020 9:33:00 PM
An Arthurian quest masterfully penned, Tom, by a premiere storyteller. Congratulations on your first place win. Over Fork Over! Enjoyed this very much!
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Date: 7/21/2020 9:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Sam, I'm happy you liked it. Hope you're well Over Fork Over Tom
Date: 7/17/2020 3:29:00 AM
This is gloriously penned, my friend.
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Date: 7/17/2020 8:04:00 AM
Thank you Caren, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 7/14/2020 10:02:00 AM
Tom, great theme with imagery and feeling. Good luck in the contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/14/2020 10:14:00 AM
Thank you very much Eve, I'm pleased you liked it. Tom
Date: 7/11/2020 3:09:00 PM
Love this, Tom! If I was up for this write, i was going to put the dragon’s tooth under a pillow. :)
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Date: 7/11/2020 3:51:00 PM
Thank you Kim, I couldnt do that, I'd have nightmares lol. Tom
Date: 7/10/2020 9:16:00 AM
A tale of bravery and valour so well penned,Tom:)
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Date: 7/10/2020 9:19:00 AM
Thank you very much Jo, but of course we were Arthur's finest knights all of the round table. Tom
Date: 7/10/2020 8:53:00 AM
Tom the Dragon Slayer. I knew you would prevail and have the tooth to prove it. Seriously, Tom, I enjoyed your tale, and I'm wondering...what did you do with the tooth? My best to you in health and in the contest.
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Date: 7/10/2020 9:17:00 AM
Thank you very much Lin, I hope you too are well. The tooth I now wear around my neck, it was a hard fight and I've got burn marks lol. Tom
Date: 7/9/2020 2:52:00 PM
Great write Tom! I wish these creatures were true! We could get him to breathe on our current day rulers!! Al the best in the contest!
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Date: 7/9/2020 4:49:00 PM
Haha thanks Krish, either that or get Guy Fawkes back. Tom
Date: 7/9/2020 10:51:00 AM
Sounds like St George, our non British patron saint lol... Enjoyed your poem.. weather is still dull.. but i hear its going to get better..
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Date: 7/9/2020 12:36:00 PM
Thanks SO, glad you enjoyed it, hasn't stopped all day, you're right, from Friday it should improve, fingers crossed. Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 10:51:00 PM
I like it Tom, I see in this poem they were practicing safe social distancing!
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Date: 7/9/2020 2:26:00 AM
Haha Thanks Timothy, the nasty dragon had more than a few bugs to blow their way. Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 9:44:00 PM
G'day Tom … kids would love this adventurous poem read to them in a way to understand how brave the knights were - thank you Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 7/9/2020 2:25:00 AM
Thank you Lindsay, Always fancied writing a book, maybe one day I'll get motivated. Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 6:08:00 PM
A fine beginning for a childrens story. Great job. Good luck in the contest. God Bless, JB
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Date: 7/9/2020 2:24:00 AM
Thank you Judy, I suppose it would reach them good over evil, much needed today. Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 4:57:00 PM
Tom, when I saw that fire-breather of a dragon's picture, I didn't think Galahad and the boys had a chance. But, I'll be a dead cricket who can't even rub his legs together, the G5 boys carried the day! ~ Talkin' Smack LOL.
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Date: 7/8/2020 5:07:00 PM
Haha, thanks Gershon, apart from a few scorch marks they saved the day, Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 4:49:00 PM
A rather fine piece so well penned Tom, trust you're well, Blessings always,Gordon
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Date: 7/8/2020 5:05:00 PM
Thank you Gordon. I'm well apart from Mon stop rain lol. Hope you are too. Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 4:22:00 PM
This is beyond super Tom. Some of us are poets. You are beyond poetry. You have the great ability to write fiction into poetry. Then~ you jump into forms which we all love watch you do with great agility. Add to this, your respect and support for other poets. You should be poet of the year. You are an example to all. You will do more than well on this! Obviously, a fan! Panagiota xx
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Date: 7/8/2020 4:30:00 PM
Thank you very much Panagiota, your kind words are very much appreciated. Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 3:01:00 PM
What a dragon slayer you are, Tom. I enjoyed your 'knights of olde' tale, and I'm sure it will do well in the contest. I'm not familiar with a Sapphic stanza, but I'll learn.
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Date: 7/8/2020 3:36:00 PM
Thank you my Lady, I found it quite strange, a form from ancient Greece Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 12:27:00 PM
Hello Tom Cunningham, you told a great tale in poetry. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/9/2020 1:22:00 PM
Hello Tom, I did enjoy your poem.Enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 7/8/2020 12:40:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, I'm happy you enjoyed it. And you too. Tom
Date: 7/8/2020 9:34:00 AM
Very different, very enjoyable, absolutely awesome and so well penned with rife imagination - a very creative poem Tom. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 7/8/2020 9:40:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, happy you liked it. Hope you're well Tom
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