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Creeping strands of ivy intensifies the gloom of this once beautiful elegant drawing room A faded dressing screen, a tatty salon chair since my Grand Papa’s died I’m now the heir Yet, when I look deep beyond the peeling walls I can hear melodies from past summer balls My aim’s to bring it back to its former glory so my own family will be part of its history Photograph 3 used Free Verse or Rhyme Contest Contest Sponsor Eve Roper 9/8/19

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Date: 9/13/2019 1:51:00 PM
Such a beautiful poem Jan, with you're sublime imagery capturing the atmosphere perfectly. Many congrats for your top win. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 9/11/2019 3:59:00 PM
I sometimes come back to reread the poems and again enjoy how they make me feel. This is just stunning.Thank you again.. Hugs Eve
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Date: 9/10/2019 10:32:00 PM
Gorgeous imagery! Congrats!
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Date: 9/10/2019 7:40:00 PM
You had me nostalgic for your drawing room. Nice one, Jan! :) gw
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Date: 9/10/2019 4:21:00 PM
Truly superb piece Jan, such recapturing beauty with lovely rhyme too. Have a great week, Gordon
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Date: 9/10/2019 12:48:00 PM
Wow, well penned beauty. Congratulations.
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Date: 9/10/2019 7:17:00 PM
Thanks ML:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/10/2019 7:58:00 AM
Beautiful x
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Date: 9/10/2019 7:17:00 PM
thanks Elaine:-) hugs Jan x
Date: 9/9/2019 5:25:00 PM
Beautiful verse, Jan, congratulations on first place in my contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 9/9/2019 5:26:00 PM
thanks for the inspiration sweet Eve:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 12:59:00 PM
- Beautifully written, Jan - Congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/9/2019 5:26:00 PM
thanks Anne-Lise:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 12:42:00 PM
JAN, your Rhyme is sublime with words always in time, lol Love ya my friend!! Eve has no choice but to pick this poem as first!!
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Date: 9/9/2019 5:25:00 PM
aww thanks Bobby:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 12:13:00 PM
Outstanding Jan! You returned me to a time I would know through reading books with that same excited feeling. I love this poem and it is getting a Fave from me! Congratulations on your very deserving First Place win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:28:00 PM
thanks so much Connie, your comment has made my day, the image really spoke to me and my serious side came out. I do surprise with the occasional 'proper' poem:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 12:07:00 PM
Nicely done, Jan! Congratulations! You certainly have a gift for making a picture worth under 1,000 words! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:27:00 PM
thanks Rico:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 10:09:00 AM
hi jan, this was definitely the most intriguing image in that contest and you have captured the picture well in your poem - congrats on a top placement! and many thanks for your kind comment on my work :)
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:26:00 PM
You are the most incredible poet Charlotte I sometimes go back and re read Rape its one of the most incredible pieces of poetry I've read and should be studied at A level standard. So glad you are back on soup:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 9:11:00 AM
As I guessed, a top placement. Congratulations, Jan. Hugs xx
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:25:00 PM
thanks Victor:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 7:58:00 AM
Lovely said my friend...reminiscing and reviving...great entry Jan...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:24:00 PM
thanks so much ^WW^:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/9/2019 1:17:00 AM
Loved your poem and the idea behind it. I admit I was at loss at first. But I fell you should top the list. Hugs xx
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:24:00 PM
thanks Victor I managed to get the poem written and posted in time to close the contest and am delighted Eve liked it:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/8/2019 7:05:00 PM
Life is short but memories are long. My grandmothers both lived to be 96 years old - both of them outlived their husbands by a lot. I wish you the best in the contest! My NY Giants were no match for the Dallas Cowboys today. They lost 37 - 17. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:23:00 PM
thanks Matthew and sorry your team lost:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/8/2019 5:55:00 PM
Hey Girlfriend (can’t a guy dream). I really enjoyed this work. Your writing skills are broad and exceptional! Hope all is well!
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Date: 9/8/2019 7:01:00 PM
aww LM you sure know how to make me blush :-):-) All good here hubby got all clear after nearly 7 weeks radiotherapy so its all good:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/8/2019 5:43:00 PM
Lovely, Jan.
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Date: 9/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
thanks Line:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/8/2019 5:37:00 PM
Beautifully written, sentiment seeps from it. I think you're one of the few who wrote for this image and I think you nailed it, Jan. Good luck with the contest and all else, sweet lady. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 9/8/2019 8:07:00 PM
In my case, it was the only image I could see. I couldn't make out what the boys were playing with and though Eve said there wasn't, I swear I see a cat in the photo you did. That's w/ my NEW contacts in plus readers. YI Love ... Ms. Megoo (I think I spelled Magoo, McGoo - all wrong!)
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Date: 9/8/2019 6:45:00 PM
thanks CayCay I've only seen one poem for the contest so will be interested to see which image inspired other people:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/8/2019 5:13:00 PM
Great one written for this photo Jan, nice to bring it back to its former glory :)
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Date: 9/8/2019 5:16:00 PM
thanks Heidi:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/8/2019 4:16:00 PM
sadness in a room full of memories
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Date: 9/8/2019 4:28:00 PM
thanks Robert hopefully in circumstances like this people can see past the neglect and bring a place back to life again :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/8/2019 4:10:00 PM
Hi Jan,this is an excellent write, it follows the picture so well. Your words give it heart and life. Through your words, I created such strong visions. Your words take me to the heart of the picture. I hope this piece does well for you, in the contest. It reads like a winner to me. Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 9/8/2019 4:13:00 PM
Thanks Mike I love the image Eve found to inspire us and had to go with this one as it 'spoke' to me when I first saw it:-) hugs Jan xx