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Since the earth buried my home in a sinkhole I’ve shown signs of psychosis; feeling out of touch with reality. One day without warning the ground opened and my house sank like a derelict ship pummeled by waves of dirt. At first it seemed an illusion! For It slowly tilted lost leverage and slid down a steep bevel of loose earth until all that was left was a fragment of the roof. I thanked God no one was in it and though my tears, I strengthened my resolve to move from Florida and never return to this place that swallows houses whole. 06,01,2019

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Date: 7/6/2019 11:04:00 PM
You’ve woven the required words into your compelling poem with seamless ease, Emile. An exceptional piece. Congratulations on your wonderful win. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/2/2019 4:46:00 PM
Well done, Emile. You managed to create a very realistic scenario with these very challenging words. Bravo. Congrats on your win.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 7/3/2019 3:48:00 PM
Thanks Line, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 7/2/2019 4:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in my contest. You use an interesting take on the challenge. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 7/2/2019 9:26:00 AM
Thanks Kai, I appreciate the win my friend, Emile.