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Prison Story Allegory

Glory, glory, hear my story, it’s time for me to tell oratory of a gory crime; for I must dwell pre-purgatory ‘til I’m hoary slime in hell. Jury, jury, discriminatory, my crime you must expel. Sorry, sorry for past outlawry but I’m not doing well -- Damnatory is this multi-story sub-prime prison cell, territory of predatory gangs and grime and smell, inflammatory, fueled by fury, to prime my primal yell! Submitted July 1, 2020 for the “Triple Rhyme Poetry Contest” sponsored by Beth Evans. (Perhaps its a “quadruple?”)

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Date: 7/15/2020 2:11:00 PM
What an artistic verse Eric! The best part is that you've adorned it with deep emotions in the background. Congratulations on your win. Blessings :)
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/15/2020 5:26:00 PM
Thanks, Aditi. Always appreciate your encouraging comments. For this one it was hard to balance sacrificing some artistic flow for more degree of difficulty.
Date: 7/12/2020 10:54:00 PM
Nicely done Eric.
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/14/2020 10:44:00 PM
Many thanks, James.
Date: 7/12/2020 1:38:00 AM
Truly witty, Eric, stupendous endeavors on your part to have met this challenge and thensome, my friend, --my compliments for your deserving 1st Place win, Kudos! -- Aloha from Hawaii~@William
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/12/2020 4:43:00 PM
Good to hear from you, William, and thanks for the nice comment. Wish I was in Hawaii. Haven't been there for a long time but overdue. Enjoy and aloha! ~Eric
Date: 7/11/2020 1:12:00 PM
Eric, I still can't wrap my ever-diminishing brain cells around how you pulled off this amazing feat of quad rhymes while telling a cogent tale of woe. My hat's off to you for your well-deserving #1 win ~ John
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/11/2020 2:48:00 PM
Thanks, John. These days all the ice skating champs are pulling quad jumps to increase the degree of difficulty. Don't get me started on diminishing brain cells, though, I know all about them :)
Date: 7/11/2020 8:33:00 AM
CONGRATS on your win with this fine poem, Eric. IMPRESSIVE! Janice
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/11/2020 10:45:00 PM
Appreciate the kind words, Janice.
Date: 7/11/2020 8:13:00 AM
This is a very cleverly written tongue twister. Congratulations on your share of a winning write.
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/11/2020 5:14:00 PM
Thank you, Jenna.
Date: 7/11/2020 5:09:00 AM
Very enjoyable, Eric, congratulations.
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/11/2020 2:53:00 PM
Beth, thanks for sponsoring this contest and for recognizing my entry.
Date: 7/11/2020 12:27:00 AM
This is very impressive story telling with the added constraints of quadruple rhymes! I find this simply amazing, and I hope it wins you a top placement. Take care ~ John
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