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Imagination

Imagination frees imprisoned souls to soar among the stars on golden wings or rest upon the moon as gods of night. To fill yourselves with grandeur, close your eyes. You're kings and queens to rule enchanted lands where dragons, wizards, trolls, and knights abound. Exploring seven seas from fathoms deep to Neptune's keep, with walls Tahitian pearl. A mermaid sings for sailors lonesome tunes. The forest comes alive where fairies play or shadow monsters loom in silence. Then... Imagination brings you safely home. Scansion: i-MA-gi-NA-tion FREES im-PRI-soned-SOULS to SOAR a-MONG the STARS on GOL-den WINGS or REST up-ON the MOON as GODS of NIGHT. to FILL your-SELVES with GRAN-duer, CLOSE your EYES. you're KINGS and QUEENS to RULE en-CHAN-ted LANDS where DRA-gons, WI-zards, TROLLS, and KNIGHTS a-BOUND. ex-PLOR-ing SE-ven SEAS from FA-thoms DEEP to NEP-tune's KEEP, with WALLS, ta-HI-tian PEARL. a MER-maid SINGS for SAI-lors LONE-some TUNES. the FOR-est COMES a-LIVE where FAI-ries PLAY or SHA-dow MON-sters LOOM in SI-lence. THEN... Im-MA-gi-NA-tion BRINGS you SA-fely HOME. Written by Arlene Smith July 20, 2024 Contest: For new poets: An exercise in Iambic Pentemeter Sponsor: Roy Jerden

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Date: 8/20/2014 5:30:00 PM
Arlene, I love those "trips of imagination" No travel agents, baggage, or TSA wands. Good job on the contest, congrats on win.
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Date: 8/20/2014 9:50:00 AM
Congratulations, in Roy's contest... Linda
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Date: 8/20/2014 9:02:00 AM
Arlene, I was completely captured by the strength of the first stanza of this poem which drew me in. You handled the structural challenge of this format with ease - making it look easy, which it is not. Congratulations on accomplishment and this win! Blessing, Diana
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Date: 8/20/2014 6:26:00 AM
Wow an excellent write Arlene! Congrats on top win!
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Date: 8/19/2014 11:18:00 PM
Wow...outstanding win Arlene.... Hugs Tim
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Date: 8/19/2014 9:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win. I enjoyed your poem. God bless you and happy writing.
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Date: 8/19/2014 5:58:00 PM
What a great form and great story, you topped the list with this beauty, well done!
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Date: 8/19/2014 5:43:00 PM
Done well Arlene... A beautiful thing the imagination can be... Congrats! first place you take darling... Verlena
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Date: 8/19/2014 4:50:00 PM
Well done, Arlene! Your imagination has not let you down!! On the contrary, it has raised you to top place on the winners' list. Congratulations! // paul
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Date: 8/19/2014 4:27:00 PM
Fabulous write Arlene I didn't even attempt this form am inspired now! hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 8/19/2014 4:02:00 PM
This is really nice. I think you got the deserved spot with your first place! Congratulations.
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Date: 8/19/2014 3:54:00 PM
Congratulations, Arlene! You may remove the scansion, now, if you like. Cheers, Roy
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Date: 7/28/2014 10:55:00 AM
Reads like a winner to me..Way to go with this test of writing skills..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Arlene Smith
Date: 7/28/2014 11:04:00 AM
Thank you so Mich, sweet Sara!.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/20/2014 8:15:00 PM
I loved this, and you know what came to mind right of from reading this? Nelson Mandela. I loved this one!!
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Arlene Smith
Date: 7/20/2014 8:56:00 PM
Wow! Thank you very much, Arthur, my friend. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/20/2014 7:10:00 PM
A beautiful poem that should do well, good luck my poetic friend
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Arlene Smith
Date: 7/20/2014 7:46:00 PM
Thank you dear Frederic. I appreciate your comments, my friend.. Hugs.. Arlene