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Enclosed Rhyme

This enclosed rhyme is not my way.
Its normally A B A B,
The style was not left up to me,
But no one told me what to say.

Dictated style and my own words,
Should not be difficult to do.
I'm trying hard to pleasure you,
Accompanied by songs of birds.

Canaries trill their melodies,
While I chew on my pencil end.
I hope you like my words, my friend,
So very much, I want to please.

Early and dark when I arose,
But happy on this page to find
Your contest for my still fogged mind.
I sat to write in my night clothes.

Coffee in my cup, growing cold,
I warm it in my microwave,
So thankful  I am not a slave
To the clock now since I am old.

Written: 1/22/2019

Contest: Enclosed Rhyme contest
Sponsor: Emile Pinet

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 3/19/2019 3:08:00 PM
Hi Joyce! This poem was so entertaining and I can relate. It is wonderful not to have to punch a clock now and to write at your leisure. And, congrats on your placement in this contest. I enjoyed it.
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Date: 3/6/2019 6:52:00 AM
I have read your enclosed rhyme work and wanted to say congrats on your win ..Way to go.. Sara
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Date: 3/6/2019 1:02:00 AM
This is a joyful treasure! Congratulations on your win. I found yours to be my favorite!
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Date: 3/5/2019 10:20:00 AM
Congratulations Joyce! Your poem has placed "Second" in my PoetrySoup contest. Due to the exacting rhyme requirements of this form, this contest was very tough to judge, well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 3/1/2019 12:46:00 PM
Simply wonderful!!!!!!! Forced to use a rhyme form, but this is so flowing; so that it doesn't seem forced at all. Stunned from my babbling brook poems to your wonderful fluidity Joyce.
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Date: 2/21/2019 1:14:00 PM
How clever to write an enclosed rhyme poem about writing an enclosed rhyme. I enjoyed the read!
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Date: 1/22/2019 11:00:00 PM
Well done. I know this feeling so well..
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