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A helical "Slinky" type coil
Compresses or springs without toil,
It’s spiral at times,
Or stretched to the nines...
Like worms that are happy in soil!

Beneath or on top of the ground,
They stretch, but so often lie wound,
Their tunnels air earth
To make healthy dirt
And seedlings are glad they’re around!


© Sandra M. Haight 2015 
   All Rights Reserved

~2nd Place~
Contest: Spring Forward
Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi
Judged: 03/09/2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/13/2015 9:51:00 PM
Sandra, a wonderful winning work.. Congrats!
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Date: 3/14/2015 3:26:00 PM
Thanks again, Dave. Sandra
Date: 3/10/2015 9:38:00 PM
Congrats on your win Sandra
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Date: 3/13/2015 6:54:00 PM
Thank you so much, Joseph. I appreciate your stopping by with your congrats. Sandra
Date: 3/10/2015 2:36:00 PM
Love your taken n the theme - many congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/13/2015 6:54:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. Kind of a weird subject, but fun. I so much appreciate your nice comment and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/10/2015 2:16:00 PM
such a good limerick, dear. Big congrats for your win.
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Date: 3/13/2015 6:55:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea, I appreciate your support. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/9/2015 10:37:00 PM
Congrats on a big win in the contest, Sandra! You did well :)
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Date: 3/13/2015 6:56:00 PM
Thank you, Laura. So nice of you to stop by with your nice comment and congrats. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/26/2015 7:31:00 AM
Quite an entertaining write, Sandra! Most unique take on this spring theme...worms! Now a robin might spring down and go for it:) Have a nice day. // paul
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Date: 2/27/2015 11:58:00 AM
Hi Paul, yes, an unusual topic. Read my reply to M.L. below and that explains more about my poem. Thanks for stopping by! Sandra
Date: 2/25/2015 6:20:00 PM
I can honestly say that I have never read a poem about worms...until now. Nevertheless, it's great!
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Date: 2/27/2015 11:57:00 AM
Yes, a weird topic for sure!! The contest guidelines offered many definitions of the word "spring" to work with, so I used the helical spring (like a slinky coil) and compare Spring's worms to that! Thanks for the nice comment! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/24/2015 12:15:00 AM
VERY creative work , cute, and well metered!!!
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Date: 2/24/2015 8:51:00 PM
Thanks! It was a fun one to do. Appreciate your stopping by!
Date: 2/23/2015 7:14:00 PM
hilarious Sandra gl in contest hugs 7
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Date: 2/23/2015 7:30:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Shadow. Thanks for the GL wishes! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/22/2015 9:27:00 AM
Sandra you have to pick da da DUM or da DUM- there is some leeway at the beginning or end the the line in a limerick - but you should consistently start with the soft sounding syllable- line #1 like a HE li cal MET al SPRING COIL-can be PRESSED or SPRUNG out With out TOIL-this first one is closest to correct -save the second one until after the contest is over it needs more work. YOU ARE getting it! Light & Love
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Date: 2/22/2015 10:11:00 AM
Hi Debbie, thank you for the recommendation which I followed. I thought I had stressed and unstressed syllables down pat, but I guess not!! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/22/2015 3:35:00 AM
O superb Sandra. Amazed at how your poesy take shape with rich clever content , immense style in such an unusual form for the theme. Gifted and a winner for me. My fav.Love
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Date: 2/22/2015 2:54:00 PM
You are too kind, Rajat. I so much appreciate your heartfelt and positive comments! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/21/2015 10:55:00 PM
Sandra, this is a fabulous double limerick.. I really enjoyed the read!
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Date: 2/22/2015 2:53:00 PM
Thank you so much, Dave. I did modify it somewhat, and I hope it reads better. Thank you for stopping by! Sandra
Date: 2/21/2015 7:10:00 PM
Though the worms in the soil are squishin' and the gardener's planting are wishin' the boy with the hook and the worms that he took are on their way to go fishing'. nice double limerick
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Date: 2/21/2015 7:49:00 PM
Thanks, John...Love your cute Limerick response! :) Sandra
Date: 2/21/2015 6:14:00 PM
Very nice pen Sandra! I enjoyed your limerick, my dear friend. I see those around here a lot most of the year. A big 7 from me!I wish you a very lovely weekend! In his light! God bless you! :) love n hugs! xxx D"
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Date: 2/21/2015 7:50:00 PM
Hi Dorian, thank you so much for stopping by with your nice comment and support with a 7! Hope your weekend is lovely too. Hugs! Sandra