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I Dream of a Mighty Oak Tree

One of four acorns waits in the hatcher; is he afraid of the cold air outside? Others around him make gains in stature while he shows strong signs of wanting to hide. He almost peeked out but quickly broke stride. Found them late last summer on the bare ground. Pocketed four of hundreds I had found. Demolition of our woods taking place, at home I prepared their burial mound - castaways, comrades from wildlife's lost space. When they’ve resurrected and grown stronger, I dream of a tree where songbirds can roost. Though the last acorn’s taking much longer, his buddies gave him a much-needed boost. Caution set aside, his strength they induced. Heard them this morning, telling his small world, “You can do this, push harder, come unfurled; there is sunshine, fresh air, so much to view,” Dancing with the wind, the three of them swirled as we witnessed the last acorn’s breakthrough. October 3, 2020 Sponsor: Anthony Biaanco Contest: The Last One

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Date: 2/3/2021 3:02:00 PM
Reason, congrats on your win with this charming piece. Janice
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Date: 10/16/2020 1:34:00 PM
Reason, this is a lovely, uplifting poem. CONGRATS on your win. Janice
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Date: 10/16/2020 12:54:00 PM
Oh Reason, this is very beautiful! Congratulations on your win! Linda
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Date: 10/15/2020 7:51:00 AM
Congratulations Reason! Your poem has placed "Third" in my PoetrySoup contest. Due to the exacting syllable counts and perfect rhyme requirements of this form, this contest was a difficult one to judge, well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 10/16/2020 3:35:00 AM
I appreciate the contest; the dizain is one of my favorite forms. Thank you for the honor of third place in your contest. I wish you and yours good health and contentment in these gruesome days we face.