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FLAWLESS GEMS - LEI

A rainbow took my breath away Whilst on a train one summers day Her vibrant arc I was in awe Though folk beside me never saw With heads bowed low they missed the show The screens their windows, don’t you know All Mother Nature’s flawless gems Score well below the latest trends Written 28th December 2019 Lay poetry 8 lines ~ 8 syllables ~ AABBCCDD POTD - 29 December 2019 Contest: LAY IT ON ME 8X8 Sponsor: Charles Messina 1st PLACE Contest: Strand Select 6 Sponsor: Brian Strand HONORABLE MENTION 1st PLACE in Best New Poems 16th - 27th January 2020

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Date: 1/17/2021 5:29:00 PM
Beautiful poem, Ann ~ so glad it was highlighted in the 2020 PS Anthology ~
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 1/18/2021 4:27:00 AM
Thank you so much Line ~ yes I was thrilled to see it in the PS Anthology. With kindest thoughts and love from Ann xx
Date: 4/24/2020 11:45:00 PM
Ann, you and I / Will keep our eye / Trained on the sky / While looking high / For glories nigh / Won't pass us by. Three cheers for my Sky Friend for your relentless enthusiasm for looking up. Great poem, with perfect flow and flawless message. Delightful.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 4/26/2020 5:17:00 AM
Bless you John loved your sweet poem ~ thank you my moon friend and sky brother. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/27/2020 3:33:00 PM
Congratulations dear Ann on the many honors bestowed upon this excellent write! So much truth in those few lines :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 1/27/2020 4:48:00 PM
Thank you so much PS for your lovely comments and I really appreciate your visit. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/23/2020 9:48:00 AM
You were awed, I can tell. Beautiful sweet poem. Congratulations! on it beint No. 1.
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Date: 1/23/2020 11:11:00 AM
Thank you Sunlite, yes the sight of a rainbow always fills me with joy. Thanks for your lovely comments and congrats. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/21/2020 11:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your top win, Ann.. Such a wonderful write.. I enjoyed this! This gem is a definite fav for me... Have a blessed day!
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Date: 1/21/2020 4:22:00 PM
Thank you so much Robertina for your wonderful comments and a Fav too! Lovely to meet you . With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/18/2020 1:57:00 PM
This poem is a real keeper! Congratulations on having it at the top of the best new poems list! xxoo
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 1/19/2020 7:00:00 AM
Thank you so much dear Connie for your lovely comments and congratulations. It is a real compliment to recieve such positive words from you dear friend - thank you. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 11:43:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Ann. An excellent poem! It's so true, and is also sad, that many of today's generation are so consumed with hand held technology, that they miss out on the beauty that mother nature provides. I truly enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you for sharing with us. :-)
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Date: 1/17/2020 4:08:00 AM
Many thanks to you Anne I am so happy you enjoyed reading my poem and I thank you for your lovely comments. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 9:24:00 PM
Beautiful verse, Ann, congratulations your win. Eve
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Date: 1/17/2020 4:10:00 AM
Many thanks Eve for your lovely comments and congratulations , always appreciated. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 7:25:00 PM
Hi Ann, I’m just coming back to say congrats on your top win. It was well deserved. Have a good evening:-) Alexis
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Date: 1/17/2020 4:06:00 AM
Bless you Alexi for your return visit and congrats. I really appreciate it. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 6:31:00 PM
Wonderful put-down of the 'heads-down' generations -- most people today, matter of fact. Just loved that last couplet! A real zinger. Congrats, Ann! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 1/17/2020 4:05:00 AM
Thank you so much Gershon for your great comments and 'real zinger' haha, I like that. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 4:47:00 PM
I would like to see you write more on the subject but I know you had a limit. This is such an outstanding poem! I am happy to see it won first place as well as POTD! Congratulations! xxoo
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Date: 1/16/2020 5:21:00 PM
Ohhh Connie, I am truly honoured by your wonderful comments and I thank you so much dear friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 4:33:00 PM
An excellent write Ann, truly depicts how modern society misses out on natures gems, eyes glued to the screen, belated congrats on POTD and #1 on best poems!
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Date: 1/16/2020 5:19:00 PM
Thank you so much John I am so pleased you liked it and thanks for your visit. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 10:25:00 AM
The title is perfect it is a flawless gem and very well deserving of POTD and a top place in Charles' contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/16/2020 11:49:00 AM
Many thanks Jan and thank you for your lovely comments, which I really appreciate. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 8:49:00 AM
Congratulations Ann for your beautiful top win with such an important message that it has :)
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Date: 1/16/2020 9:17:00 AM
Thank you so much Heidi, such a shame that so many miss so much beauty that surrounds us. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 7:25:00 AM
Back again--congrats on your first place win--and being in the first place on best poem's, Ann.
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Date: 1/16/2020 7:56:00 AM
Bless you Vijay for your congrats and I cannot believe how well my little poem has done! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/16/2020 7:01:00 AM
Ann, I first saw this on your POTD and I loved it...I love it even more after reading it a 2nd and third time. Beautiful! Congratulations on your win and on POTD! Hugs Charlie
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Date: 1/16/2020 7:46:00 AM
Wow Charlie, thank you so much for my top place in your contest. I was honoured to be awarded POTD and now to be given top place in your contest Charlie, well it truly is the cherry on top of the cake, I am delighted! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/15/2020 5:17:00 PM
A wonderful POTD honor Ann. Congratulations! xxoo
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Date: 1/16/2020 7:59:00 AM
Yes Connie I was thrilled and honoured to receive POTD. Thank you so much for your congratulations. With kindest thoughts Ann
Date: 1/13/2020 6:39:00 AM
Back again Ann--congrats for your flawless gem climbing the TOP of 100 best poems.
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Date: 1/16/2020 7:52:00 AM
Many thanks Vijay for your congrats but I return my congrats to you dear friend as your wonderful poetry is top! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/8/2020 12:42:00 PM
Ann beautifully done and congratulations on your HM!;)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 1/9/2020 2:15:00 PM
Bless you dear Brenda for your lovely comment and congrats. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/3/2020 2:46:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD. Kind wishes, Kai
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 1/6/2020 5:45:00 AM
Many thanks Kai. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 1/1/2020 5:49:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 1/1/2020 6:50:00 PM
Thank you so much dear Caren, I am still on a high, haha...
Date: 12/30/2019 3:57:00 AM
Lovely, congratulations on poem of the day.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 12/30/2019 4:00:00 AM
Bless you Eve and thank you so much. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 12/29/2019 8:08:00 PM
We must put our devices down, every once and a while. To Enjoy Nature. This is so beautiful and uplifting. Your words touch the sky. I can see that Rain-Bow!! Congratulations Ann, on Poem of the Day. :D Brandy
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 12/30/2019 2:33:00 AM
Oh Brandy they are such lovely comments and I am so happy that you found my poem beautiful and uplifting. I always feel those emotions everytime I see a rainbow - pure magic in the sky. Thank you so much, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 12/29/2019 6:47:00 PM
Hello sweetest,Ann! I am jumping up and down for you and this wonderful poem. You have other poems that should be POTD's. May rainbows be many in your life. Love and hugs~ Panagiota and her Cousin Yoanda. Panagiota.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 12/30/2019 2:28:00 AM
Haha, me too Panagiota I have been jumping up and down all day, so thrilled am I to get POTD! Thank you dear friend and thanks also to your sweet cousin Yoanda. Sending you both love and kindest wishes Ann xx
Date: 12/29/2019 5:25:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD! Such vivid imagery and beautiful expression. Happy holidays to you. :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 12/30/2019 2:28:00 AM
Oh such kind words Chantelle and thank you so much for your congratulations. As you can see I am delighted... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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