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This write was not entered in the contest but I would like to credit and thank John Lawless for the inspiration.

just within reach? things! lots of things! stuff one could collect, especially graphic novels with a writer that made you wish you had a photographic memory so you would never forget even one consonant or one vowel he wrote. with an artist who used a pencil like Van Gogh used a paint brush except better - or - only better ...you choose...edit this yourself using that memory I referred to earlier on. every girl that walked by me when I was a teen - whose fragrance lingered inside quotation marks that sang the words "without you I'll be alone". every woman that walked by me when I was a teen - whose strut pulled at my heart to follow and accept their logic "yes I'm your teacher but why let a little technicality like that get in the way of true lust" jobs loads of them that had ladders with only one rung at the top that got me thinking "what are you waiting for? this was made for you. three months and you'll own the joint." careers that giggled like choir boys stuffing their faces at the local pizzeria thinking 'life never gets better than this'. careers wishing I would hop on for the ride whispering in my ear "shut up and do me " and then screaming "YES... YES..." followed up by even more screaming "YES...YES and ending in a soprano round of "Jimmy Crack Corn and I don't care..." sports that skated by me like home runs that scored two points going through the field goal posts of the end of the spikes of a soccer player taking the three point shot with only five seconds left on the clocked filly getting her first hole in one hell of a boxing match point to win Wimbledon for the fourth stroke in a rowing competition. disciplines that courted me with their indignant stern voices yelling "can you handle me child?" disciplines that came with costs...heavy costs. disciplines that paraded themselves like supermodels dressed in high couture walking the runways in paris france where bilingual tourists outside sat in fancy outdoor cafés smoking Gauloises unfiltered cigarettes. all of this and more, everything just within reach... I TOOK, I took and I held, I embraced, I romanced, I seduced, I savoured, I treasured, I lived, I loved, I respected... ...I never took for granted and in time I moved closer and closer to that which was outside my reach... I hoped, I dreamt, I acted soon enough it was ALL...just within my reach. without regret I claimed everything I wanted. I called it my art...gave it everything I had and more and I thank God he gave me the strength to digest everything just within my reach then to succeed beyond my reach! April 23 2015 Just within your reach always...my love! Armand

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Date: 6/4/2015 10:24:00 AM
What a marvelous read from a blessed paged built on lines constructed with the lyrics of the skies and words well supported by dynamic foamy clouds. Message well expressed! No doubt an absolute 7##.
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Date: 5/3/2015 10:25:00 AM
Excellent and powerful poem, Armand, based on inner strength and self belief. Your words flow, and you open yourself to us with utmost sincerity. Hope you are keeping well. // paul
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Date: 4/26/2015 4:29:00 PM
congratulations maurice on poem of the day dear friend very beautifully crafted piece dear friend
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Date: 4/25/2015 11:47:00 AM
- Congratulations on p.o.t.d. Armand - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/25/2015 11:29:00 AM
good stuff, i like it.
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Date: 4/25/2015 11:24:00 AM
Did your pen burn your fingers as you wrote this one? One hell of a smoking hot poem you've got here mate, worth every accolade.
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Date: 4/24/2015 12:16:00 PM
Armand, your poetry puts me in a crazy daze, transfixed untill every brilliant word is read. You have such a gift to give the world and you are giving it with abandon, and your gift is appreciated and savored by this poet as a treasure. Congratulations on this worthy poem being singled out as POTD! Cheers, Connie
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Date: 4/24/2015 10:14:00 AM
What a great read, what a great poem! Congratulations on being a well deserved poem of the day.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:16:00 AM
Wow, thank you so much for your generous comment!
Date: 4/24/2015 8:27:00 AM
Congratulations of Poem of the Day 7 Blessings Eve
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:44:00 AM
Thank you Eve you're a sweetheart!
Date: 4/24/2015 8:12:00 AM
Gritty Maurice!...enjoyed it....Peter.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:45:00 AM
Thank you Peter, love your comment!
Date: 4/24/2015 8:07:00 AM
Congrats! This was a wonderful trip.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:46:00 AM
Thank you, your poetry has been off the charts lately. I really enjoyed reading your work recently.
Date: 4/24/2015 7:42:00 AM
This would have topped the list Armand! Loved it.
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Date: 4/24/2015 9:47:00 AM
Means a lot to me Richard coming from you, thank you!
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Date: 4/24/2015 7:43:00 AM
Reading comments I seen it did, congratulations on poem of the day.
Date: 4/24/2015 5:44:00 AM
The maestro is rewarded with Poem of the Day - congrats:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/24/2015 9:49:00 AM
Wow, that's fantastic I am so happy that both the maestro and I share poem of the day. Love you Jan!
Date: 4/24/2015 4:51:00 AM
Congrats my friedeon POD....well deserved
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:49:00 AM
Your the best, thanks bro!
Date: 4/23/2015 2:52:00 PM
Maurice, your have created a beautiful poem of your life just within reach, you may have missed the contest, but it is a winner to me, 7, and thanks for visiting my poem and faving it, oh turn it off, it is a poem full of my tears
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:53:00 AM
Wings take so very long to heal and then there are does nasty storms that come along that injure once again. Thank you for your kind words and lots of love to you.
Date: 4/23/2015 10:02:00 AM
This is a beautiful poem which gives hope to the helpless..Its all about believing in ourselves and God..Its the way We look at our glass~Half empty or half full.An outstanding poem..A favourite B-)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:55:00 AM
Char you have always been such a good friend to me and so many soupers here. Your kindness is appreciated by all. Thank you for your continued support. Lots Of Love, Armand.
Date: 4/23/2015 9:51:00 AM
So I shall award you the "unofficial" and coveted Bostonian "WICKED PISSA" rating for this wonderful flow of poetic reach.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:56:00 AM
WOW!!!! I am honored, thank you for being so kind John!
Date: 4/23/2015 5:13:00 AM
Hi...this is really nice piece Maurice...enjoyed it!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:57:00 AM
Thank you Grace, how lovely of you!
Date: 4/23/2015 2:57:00 AM
You my friend are the maestro of free verse - an epic write I would LOVE to see this in the contest:-) Hugs jan xx 7 faves
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 9:59:00 AM
You my friend are among the best poets here! Love you so much, always, Armand
Date: 4/23/2015 1:46:00 AM
Oh my,you have excelled yourself this time...it's great. Thank you so much for sharing it....Seren
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:06:00 AM
Thank you sweetie, you are always too kind.
Date: 4/23/2015 12:28:00 AM
Armand, this is poetry and theater all wrapped up in one! :)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:07:00 AM
You're right I should of named it arthur vaso!
Date: 4/23/2015 12:05:00 AM
Wonderful.. This is epic. This outpouring of your soul. But I hope it is entered in the contest so when this wins many will read n glimpse it's beauty.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:08:00 AM
Thank you, you are much too kind!
Date: 4/22/2015 11:28:00 PM
You reclaimed you...the real you....excellent my friend.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:09:00 AM
Great comment Tim, thanks!
Date: 4/22/2015 11:22:00 PM
WOW, Armand, this one feels like you just started painting words madly like a Picasso or something and as usual, your words just flowed out with such unique and wonderful images. A FAVE. keep up the great work.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
This is such a kind and encouraging remark, thank you so much Wally!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:11:00 AM
Guilty as charged another one of my three minute writes. I wish I had your talent. A brilliant poet you are. My love until and beyond the end of time.
Date: 4/22/2015 9:10:00 PM
What a voracious poem Maurice! Looking forward to reading more of your work!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 10:23:00 AM
How very kind of you Wally what an extremely kind comment!
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