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I stood as though reborn on mounded dirt which seemed so moist it strangely could assuage the ache from my bowels howling from so much hurt! Would ground then be my cure or a mirage? Enticed, I deeply pressed my feet through the soil! They took root! Then they fixed me to the spot! My ever-thickening trunk served well to foil the plots of those who’d fell me. . . . they could not! My limbs, though mighty branches, could not bend; Oh, how I fought my transplantation, weathering storms God or man might send, living so long in desolation! Self preservation did this much for me: loved ones passed and I remained a tree. Sept. 19, 2017 10 lines of 14 syllables each Syllables checked with Howmanysyllables.com For the Personification of Plant Contest of Kim Rodrigues

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Date: 10/9/2017 8:50:00 PM
Very interesting take on personification, Andrea. I loved it. You really "became" the tree. And, congrats on your placement in the contest.
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Date: 10/7/2017 6:16:00 AM
Just swinging by again to offer congrats for your well-deserved win! Regards, John.
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Date: 9/28/2017 9:33:00 AM
Congrats on your win !!
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Date: 9/28/2017 7:34:00 AM
Excellent Andrea, congrats :)
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Date: 9/28/2017 7:31:00 AM
Fantastic pen Andrea! Congratulations on your win :) hugs! xomo
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Date: 9/28/2017 3:58:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats Andrea:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/28/2017 1:45:00 AM
Andrea, congratulations on your wonderful win this beautiful personifications, and I love the image too!
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Date: 9/27/2017 10:17:00 PM
Beautiful poem, Andrea, and I love the picture, too - a well-deserved win for a work of word art! Congrats, my friend! :-)
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Date: 9/27/2017 9:27:00 PM
Powerful emotions and determination stated by the stately oak through this great poem, Andrea. Congratulations on your podium win! Sandra
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Date: 9/27/2017 8:55:00 PM
Congrats on your win Andrea
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Date: 9/27/2017 8:42:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea :)
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Date: 9/27/2017 8:32:00 PM
I love when the contest is over and the names are revealed. Congrats on your third place win, Andrea! So much emotion in this one! Hugs, Kim :)
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Date: 9/25/2017 7:57:00 AM
This one will do well in the contest, I predict. As usual, nicely penned and expressed!
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Date: 9/24/2017 1:54:00 PM
Awesome Andrea!...like the mighty oak itself your poetry stands strong :)
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Date: 9/24/2017 11:16:00 AM
Wow, this is indeed a great personification. Well done, Andrea. Awesome as always.
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Date: 9/22/2017 8:16:00 PM
And a beautiful one...Very nicely penned Andrea...
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Date: 9/22/2017 11:05:00 AM
Oh yes i just had to read this Andrea, (my oak poem here on soup by far the most hits of any of mine) anyhow good luck in the contest, truly wonderful poetry....
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Date: 9/22/2017 6:56:00 AM
Nice personification, Andrea! I like the stubborn, grizzled old-timer, "Get off my lawn!" type characteristics that shine through. Coincidentally, the first draft for my potential entry to this contest was a sturdy oak (later versions don't spell out exactly what type of tree is). Best of luck in the contest. Regards, John.
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Date: 9/21/2017 8:19:00 AM
A great Personification my friend...best of luck...but I think I smell a winner...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 9/20/2017 7:24:00 PM
Superbly crafted. Wonderful poem. Good luck.
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Date: 9/20/2017 6:19:00 PM
I read this with a smile, every personification poem I've read for this contest was a flower...you chose an oak and considering how you battled health it seems only fitting dear poet...thank you for the smile and good luck in the contest
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Date: 9/20/2017 12:57:00 PM
Excellent personification of the tree, Andrea. Sometimes I feel like a dinosaur in today's computer age, but I might as well be a tree that refuses to move beyond my deep roots. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 9/20/2017 11:14:00 AM
Great personification Andrea good luck with the contest:-) hugs jan
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Date: 9/20/2017 8:09:00 AM
Wonderful personification Andrea serves well the plots who would fell you. Best wishes in the contest...
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Date: 9/20/2017 6:25:00 AM
Lovely original theme--unique in its approach as always--love the ending line--best wishes for a win, Andrea!!
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