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The acorn's secret

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As last surviving acorn, I hang about all day. My skin is smooth and swarthy Beneath a chic beret. Horse chestnuts call me puny But I don’t really care For Mother shared a secret Of which they’re unaware. She said ‘Son just be patient And hold your head up high For one day you’ll have branches That reach up to the sky. The birds will serenade you Throughout your lifelong days And you’ll provide a shelter For squirrels in their dreys. Though wintry winds may batter, We oaks will stand our ground And one day, little acorn Your splendour will astound.’ So now if others mock me And label me a joke, I chuckle, knowing some day I’ll be that mighty oak. 18.04.20 The Last Acorn Poetry Contest -sponsored by John Lawless

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Date: 9/16/2020 12:09:00 PM
Wendy - what a wonderful poem, well done, congratulations on your win David H
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Date: 9/11/2020 12:21:00 PM
'Wendy, Congratulations on your win with this captivating personification. David'
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Date: 9/10/2020 5:05:00 PM
a gem Wendy. congrats on your win.
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Date: 9/10/2020 9:52:00 AM
I am returning once again to one of my previous faves, to once again congratulate you, this time for garnering one of Brian's rare #1 placements! I love everything about this gem from its tone, message, rhythm, and audio. Splendid!
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Date: 5/18/2020 11:47:00 PM
A wonderful poem! David
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Wendy Watson
Date: 9/9/2020 4:34:00 AM
That's very kind of you,David.
Date: 5/16/2020 2:58:00 PM
Yes! Gorgeous! I particularly love the chic beret. As Darlene said, this is a wonderful poem for children - well, for all ages. Bit late to the party, but I’ve faved this x
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Wendy Watson
Date: 9/9/2020 4:33:00 AM
What a compliment! Thank you, Nina and I'm delighted that this simple yet hopefully on another level, deeper verse appealed to you.
Date: 5/12/2020 12:46:00 PM
Hello Wendy Watson,In this poem, i can see a mother reading this poetry to her child. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 9/9/2020 4:32:00 AM
Thank you, Darlene. What an encouraging thought!
Date: 5/7/2020 7:57:00 PM
Back to wish you congratulations on a well-deserved podium win with your last acorn, Wendy. A Fav! ~ John
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/8/2020 12:26:00 AM
Ever the warm encourager! Thank you so much again for your time and welcome comments, John.
Date: 5/7/2020 7:09:00 PM
Witty with a dose of whimsy, Wendy! What goes around comes around! Really nicely done. Congratulations on your win! Love the "chic beret" - very creative imagery!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/9/2020 3:43:00 AM
That's great to hear, Sam. I still have such a love for languages despite having finished teaching a few years back.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/8/2020 6:45:00 PM
A dear friend spent a year speaking french - I spent four years studying french. We got silly one day and had a conversation in french. Now we are reviewing our french so we can continue our conversations. So much fun - I have even started dreaming in french!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/8/2020 12:25:00 AM
Oh how kind! Thanks for the encouragement,Sam. It went against the grain, as an ex French Teacher, to write it minus the acute accent though!
Date: 5/7/2020 7:01:00 PM
Such a beauty, this personification poem! Congratulations on you win, Wendy:-)
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/8/2020 12:22:00 AM
I'm delighted that it appealed to you, Edward. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
Date: 4/19/2020 12:43:00 PM
I love this poem. Your poems sing with the heart of nature.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/19/2020 4:02:00 PM
What a lovely comment, JC. I think that they are so aesthetically pleasing to look at in their prime.
Date: 4/19/2020 10:38:00 AM
Fabulous writing, Wendy. Favorite line: "Beneath a chic beret". So clever in your personification of the little acorn. I could see this in a children's book. This could be the theme song of all who feel small, alone, or relentlessly teased. So much hope in the end. Great flow, and heartwarming message.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/19/2020 4:09:00 PM
Hello John Thank you again for taking the time to read and leave such a thoughtful comment. They are so cute to look at aren't they. We have a large oak in the garden and I'm attempting to grow an acorn from last year with a grandiose vision of leaving an oak to posterity! I'll keep you posted on the progress!
Date: 4/18/2020 2:24:00 PM
this is a SPLENDID job you did with the theme, Wendy. I sure hope it gets a win. Love it.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/18/2020 3:17:00 PM
That's so kind, Andrea. Just a light-hearted take on the theme. I've read some deep interpretations which may be more to John's liking.
Date: 4/18/2020 12:23:00 PM
Wonderful poem Wendy! A winner for me, my best to you! xomo
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/18/2020 3:18:00 PM
Thank you so much for the encouragement,Maureen.