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Take Me Somewhere Exotic

The pungence of heartbreak swelters
in the tangled dreadlocks of love-lies-bleeding
Take me somewhere exotic
to breathe not the foul aroma
of disappointment and despair
Show me fields laced with frangipani and orchids
in colors sweet and light as daydreams
Find me seafoam fields poppied
with pomegranate and honey 
opium of jasmine lilting on a leeward drowse
delicious sift of sand drifting
warm and soft between my toes
as coral breezes court flamingo scapes
with pina colada suns
and I drift in and out of hibiscus euphoria
Let a mist of cockatoos flutter
in lapis skies puffed with fat feather clouds
parrots and toucans preening
like a rainbow shimmer
Tingle my pineapple senses
through the afterglow of mango afternoons 
Create visions of paradise
in the cerulean of hyacinth
and never bring me back

7/19/17

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Date: 12/1/2017 9:09:00 PM
I can't seem to find a recent one of yours I've not seen so I came to this second best one (it should be FIRST place on the list) and I saw I had faved it already. It really is fantastic, Dale. Let me check if I ever put you on my fave poet list. I am so behind with everything this year!!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/2/2017 8:47:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea. I'm way behind, too.
Date: 7/29/2017 8:22:00 AM
Wonderful write Dale, loved the tasty imagery, I love the tropics, I went back for a moment reading this poem. Congrats on a fine win!
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Date: 7/29/2017 9:02:00 AM
Thanks, John!
Date: 7/25/2017 6:01:00 PM
wowowowow, I LOVE this. FAVE!
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Date: 7/25/2017 6:14:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. And congrats on your Landscapes and Towns win!
Date: 7/24/2017 8:46:00 AM
Congratulations!
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Date: 7/24/2017 9:02:00 AM
Thanks, Frances!
Date: 7/24/2017 3:38:00 AM
Wow Dale. This outstanding! Congratulations on your win! Stunning!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/24/2017 7:33:00 AM
Thanks very much, Connie!
Date: 7/23/2017 5:05:00 PM
Amen! One of these days I'm moving back to the tropics, and I'll be gone for good! This is a wonderful write and a sublime romp through some of my favorite senses and flavors! Congrats on a great placement - LOVE this one! :-)
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Date: 7/22/2017 8:49:00 PM
Dale, I felt you could eat your verse with a spoon it was so luscious! In the next contest do not center. In the judging format, you can not see half your verse. Please DO enter my next contest & if you would like editing assistance & advice about where to send your work to be published just soup mail me. Congrad's Light & Love Debbie
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/22/2017 8:54:00 PM
Thanks so much, Debbie. I will do just that.
Date: 7/22/2017 7:40:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats on you win Dale:-)to place in Debbie's contest REALLY is an accolade:-):-) hugs Jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/22/2017 7:54:00 PM
Thanks, Jan!
Date: 7/22/2017 6:50:00 AM
Vivid images! You had me at frangipani and orchids! GL!
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Date: 7/21/2017 4:55:00 PM
Wow! This tingled my pineapple senses for sure.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/21/2017 4:57:00 PM
Thanks, Jean!
Date: 7/21/2017 9:23:00 AM
Another favorite; again I wish you the best with the contest; love the imagery that birthed this poem.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/21/2017 9:30:00 AM
Special Thanks, ML!
Date: 7/21/2017 5:51:00 AM
Sounds as exciting as exotic, Dale:) all the best:)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/21/2017 9:30:00 AM
Thanks, Jo!
Date: 7/20/2017 12:15:00 PM
Now that would be a good place to hang my hat. Your poem sure tickles the senses.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/20/2017 12:21:00 PM
Thanks, Alfred!
Date: 7/19/2017 10:18:00 PM
As exotic as they come...great write my friend...best of luck...^WW^
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/20/2017 7:36:00 AM
Thanks, WW.
Date: 7/19/2017 3:28:00 PM
What a talent! So colorful and full of vivid images. You have out-done yourself on this one Dale. Beautiful! - Dean
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/19/2017 4:43:00 PM
Thanks, Dean. I really appreciate your flattering comments.
Date: 7/19/2017 3:21:00 PM
What amazing imagery with Frangipani and orchids ... oh how wonderful your exotic place sounds let me know if you ever find details this little bit of heaven and I'll be over with the chocolate lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/19/2017 4:42:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. I really don't have that much of a sweet tooth but if you bring me chocolate I'll eat it! And I don't mean maybe.
Date: 7/19/2017 3:10:00 PM
Wow I keep filling up my favorites, but I have to save this one as a FAV. You are such a good writer, and this was a pleasant read that can just lift someone so nicely :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/19/2017 3:13:00 PM
Aw, Heidi, thanks so much!