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Forty

I disdainfully anticipated its arrival Believing it would compromise survival Surprised how quickly it neared Accompanied by changes, I feared Just as quickly, it passed At it’s insignificance I laughed Now that its forever gone Turning forty again, I long.
Written and posted 1/24/2016 for the Forty contest.

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Date: 1/31/2016 11:21:00 PM
Hi Joe,, Congratulations on your win. XOXOX Linda :)
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Date: 1/28/2016 12:20:00 AM
Wonderful write Joe ..Congrats on big win!!
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Date: 1/26/2016 12:14:00 PM
JOE, CONGRATS ON YOUR NICE WIN. **SKAT**
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 4:16:00 PM
Thanks, SKAT.
Date: 1/26/2016 8:31:00 AM
Joe, congratulations on your placement! You deserve the win! :) -Hans
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:34:00 AM
Thanks, Han. I enjoyed the challenge behind this one.
Date: 1/26/2016 6:34:00 AM
What a knock out 40 description....wow...Congratulations
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:34:00 AM
Thanks, Judy. I appreciate a "wow" anytime I get one.
Date: 1/25/2016 8:48:00 PM
Yes, forty is much more attractive, looking backward congratulations.
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:33:00 AM
Thanks, Joyce. Yup, sorry to see her go, but glad she paid a visit.
Date: 1/25/2016 8:41:00 PM
Well done, and much congratulations, Joe.
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/26/2016 11:34:00 AM
Thank you, kind sir.
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:33:00 AM
Thanks, Lin. I thought your 1st place poem was FANTASTIC.
Date: 1/25/2016 5:40:00 PM
I can relate to this one Joe congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:32:00 AM
Thanks, JAN. Yeah, this one hit close to home while writing it. But, better to have been 40 once than never at all.
Date: 1/24/2016 6:41:00 PM
My son just turned 40..I can hardly remember it. Enjoyed your poem ...BG
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:29:00 AM
Thanks, Barbara. Yes, for years now, I've said that my birthdays do not bother me, it's my children's birthdays that make me feel old.
Date: 1/24/2016 4:18:00 PM
I hardly remember 40. Love the humor. Good luck
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:28:00 AM
Thanks, Daniel. Yes, 40 is a distant memory for me, too.
Date: 1/24/2016 4:15:00 PM
nice one, joe! i know the feeling!
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/26/2016 11:27:00 AM
Thanks, ilene. Unfortunately, 40 is way in my rear view mirror. I think there are a few of us here on PS that know the feeling. I guess its better to have passed 40 than to have never reached her at all.