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Polka Dot Town

In a ho-hum town of grays and browns of dreary skies and gloomy sighs a gangly stranger came in to town with a peculiar glimmer in his eyes. He tipped his hat with a toothy smile to folks whose faces never changed looked all around for quite awhile people stared and thought him strange. The very next day, the sun did shine the townsfolk awoke to a jolting shock bright, bursting colors had come alive the whole town was painted with polka dots! A great commotion filled the streets for never before had they seen such a sight the young ones loved it, the old folks shrieked still others laughed with all their might. Then the magic of the polka dots began to lighten hearts with childlike happiness with a carefree spirit of newness again of hope for the future and pleasantness ...I wonder where that stranger went next? Written on 1/10/2019

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Date: 1/22/2019 10:43:00 PM
Very nicely penned Laura..Congrats on your win..
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/24/2019 9:31:00 AM
Thanks, Joseph! :)
Date: 1/22/2019 4:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win in my contest, Laura!:) Really nicely done!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/22/2019 5:37:00 PM
Thanks so much for my placement in your fun contest, Edward! I’m so happy you liked my poem! :)
Date: 1/18/2019 9:16:00 AM
I could picture this cheery stranger so vividly in my mind's eye,Laura! What a great feel-good idea for this contest. I really enjoyed the plot!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/24/2019 9:31:00 AM
Thank you, Wendy! :)
Date: 1/14/2019 1:40:00 AM
This poem brought a smile to my face. Thanks so much for such an animated and intriguing poem :)
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Date: 1/13/2019 2:54:00 PM
I love the imagery here; all of that color in the polka dots; I hope he visits my neck of the woods with his paints. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 1/12/2019 12:46:00 PM
Oh I love this, a poem to ponder upon.. loved it from the first line...Finished with a great last stanza.. Your poetry has come on in leaps and bounds..
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/12/2019 2:02:00 PM
Why, thank you, dear Silent! I still think my poetry is “hit and miss”, but am so happy you like this one..yay! :)
Date: 1/10/2019 5:15:00 PM
Oh! He should come to my village next! Really enjoyed this Laura - what an inspired idea for the contest! :-)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/10/2019 5:25:00 PM
Thank you, Nina! So glad you liked this! :)