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From the top of a hill
 he felt the thrill
 of finally seeing his valley once more,
 with vermilion tile roofs dotted below,
 where luscious fruit trees grow.
As the seductive sweet scent of Frangipani infused the air, 
 his heart beat a little faster there.
Finally he was back to his ancestral home,  
 never more to roam.
Home, near a pellucid stream,
 of sparkling ripples
 remembered in a twilight dream.
He saw his menagerie of pets in his reverie: a monkey, 
 a parrot, a dog, a cat, a bright yellow canary.
Soon his Mama would open her arms 
 as the mockingbird in the tree by the door   
 would announce his arrival once more.


By:  Carole O'Terry Duet
Copyright:  Jan. 10, 2018
"All Rights Reserved"
   3rd place
    

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Date: 1/18/2018 6:31:00 PM
Back to congratulate you Carole. Hugs Rick. I enjoyed rereading this one.
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/18/2018 10:50:00 PM
Thank you, Rick. I really appreciate that. :) Carole Duet
Date: 1/17/2018 10:44:00 PM
Great job arrange the 10 words, congratulations on your win, Carole. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/18/2018 10:50:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. :) Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 2:30:00 AM
What a lovely snippet of what could be a wonderful story Carole.
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 7:46:00 PM
Hi, James. I agree. Although I admit I never thought of this as the beginning of a "story" I think it could make a nice one. Thanks so much. Carole Duet
Date: 1/12/2018 8:22:00 PM
A beautiful welcome home.. Congratulations Carole on your lovely win with your amazing write. Lovely music and voices to accompany your poem as well.. ~Susan
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 2:16:00 AM
Thank you so much, Susan. I'm so glad you liked the music too. Carole Duet :)
Date: 1/11/2018 9:30:00 PM
Returning with congrats on your well deserved win, Carole.
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 2:14:00 AM
Thank you so much for coming back to congratulate me, Vijay. I really appreciate that. Carole :)
Date: 1/11/2018 7:50:00 PM
Lovely poem Carole! Congratulations!! (great music to go along with it as well:) ~Judy
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Date: 1/13/2018 2:13:00 AM
Thank you, Judith. So glad you liked it and the music too. :D Carole
Date: 1/11/2018 6:30:00 PM
Congrats on your fine win, Carole.
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 2:11:00 AM
Thank you, Line. I appreciate that. Carole Duet :)
Date: 1/11/2018 4:48:00 PM
Hi Carole, I found this write to be not only beautiful but breathtaking as well. Congratulations on your winning write:-) Alexis
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 2:08:00 AM
Wow! Thank you, Alexis. What a nice comment! Carole Duet :D
Date: 1/11/2018 2:54:00 PM
Lovely poem Carole and you used the ten words very well.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 5:04:00 AM
P.S. Notice by-the-way, ZZ, that I have revised the poem a bit since I entered the contest. Carole
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 1:59:00 AM
Thank you, ZZ. I appreciate it. Carole
Date: 1/11/2018 1:52:00 AM
Wow Carole I would be so happy to go home with a menagerie of pets to welcome me home like that. Amazing write my friend, 10 words and 10 lines make up some impressive imagery. And excellent choice of music. Good luck in the contest....Maria xxx
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/13/2018 2:05:00 AM
Thank you so much, Maria. :D xxx
Date: 1/10/2018 8:16:00 AM
Great story telling. Good luck in the contest Carol.
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/10/2018 5:37:00 PM
Thank you, Richard. Carole :)
Date: 1/10/2018 7:58:00 AM
Wondrous imagery that seduce the senses dearest , Carole! Inspiring music. Excellently done! Good luck in the contest!
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/10/2018 6:15:00 PM
Thank you so much, Demetrios. :) Carole
Date: 1/10/2018 5:39:00 AM
Feels like a warm welcome home--well written, Carole, best for a win.
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Carole Duet
Date: 1/10/2018 6:16:00 PM
Thanks a lot, Vijay. Carole :)