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sin so seemingly harmless offending no one sloth hides behind selfish smiles feigning pain or pitiful preening and purring inside it acquiesces accepting of assistance sighing it lays back secure in the knowledge others will carry its load it is the knowing which renders it so deadly 10/31/2018 Written for Choka poetry contest “One of the Seven Deadly Sins” Sponsored by Edward Ibeh

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Date: 11/11/2018 1:44:00 PM
Great poem, Deb. Congrats on your top win.
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Date: 11/8/2018 4:45:00 PM
a well deserved win, deb... sweet congrats!...huggs
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Date: 11/7/2018 12:25:00 PM
Excellent, Deb. Never thought about the “knowing” part of being a sloth! Congrats!
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Date: 11/7/2018 4:09:00 PM
Thanks, Susan. Yes, it seems to me sloth has that reputation of doing no harm, yet in its worse, it knows what it is doing. I appreciate your kind words.
Date: 11/6/2018 11:33:00 PM
A great rendition of the Sloth meaning my friend...should be used for the modern day poetic dictionary...and congrats! on your win, Deb...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 11/7/2018 4:06:00 PM
Thank you so much, WW. I loved yours as well. I appreciate your words of support.
Date: 11/6/2018 9:30:00 PM
Wonderful write Debs, congrats on you win! Hope you have a wonderful day. Best Wishes, Jess
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Date: 11/7/2018 4:04:00 PM
Thanks, Jess. I appreciate your reading and commenting on my poem. Your words of support mean a lot. Wishing you a great day as well.
Date: 11/6/2018 9:16:00 PM
Your well penned poem shows great insight into the psyche of the sloth, Deb. Congrats on your win! :)
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Date: 11/7/2018 4:04:00 PM
Thanks, Laura. I do think sloth is underrated as a sin. I appreciate your comments.
Date: 11/6/2018 4:17:00 PM
Congratulations,Deb. I felt sure that this excellent description would be highly rated. Best wishes Wendy
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Date: 11/6/2018 7:42:00 PM
Thanks so much, Wendy. I appreciate your taking time to write and all your support. Deb
Date: 11/6/2018 3:46:00 PM
Thanks for participating in my contest, Deb!:-) Wonderful write! Congratulations on your top win!
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Date: 11/6/2018 7:41:00 PM
I'm very grateful for placing among all the great poems submitted for your contest. Thank you so much. It was a brilliant contest. I enjoyed writing this entry. My best. Deb
Date: 11/5/2018 6:24:00 PM
Such a clear yet succinct definition of a sloth. Especially like the last two lines.
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Date: 11/5/2018 8:15:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. Yes, it is always the knowing...
Date: 11/3/2018 8:24:00 AM
Hi Deb, such a wonderful, creative write on the deadly sin of sloth. You have described sloth so well in this little gem. You give the feelings life, with your clever words. I wish you well in the contest. Have a wonderful Saturday. hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 11/5/2018 8:14:00 PM
You’ve given me high praise in your critique. It is very much appreciated.
Date: 11/1/2018 7:05:00 AM
Attributes of sloth..hidden and obvious..you captured them in your wonderful poem..Best for a win, Deb.
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Date: 11/5/2018 8:11:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. As always, I welcome your warm words of support.
Date: 10/31/2018 4:42:00 PM
This is such a cleverly worded poem, Deb . An excellent description and I love the 'preening and purring' reference. Best wishes Wendy
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Date: 11/5/2018 8:10:00 PM
Thank you, Wendy. I’m glad you liked this poem. I did rather picture sloth as having some feline characteristics.