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The Amazon

Above the palms I scan the ebon night With crystal stars reflecting in the dark The yellow moon is shining on the boat A crocodile swims by without a sound A cacophony of sound is stirred in the morn A shaman greets us with a blessed hand Three frontiers await us as we drift In ageless waters of the deep Pink dolphins leap as we move on I see a capybara by the shore The largest rodent in the world The capuchins all beg for food Piranhas swivel back and forth Below the mammoth lily pads Awaiting all the food that moves Then pounced upon without delay The thunderous rain has wet the forest land Colombia, Brazil and now Peru With stilted huts and cherub children there Primordial, the Amazon and I I'm filled with awe, a conqueror of life primeval scenes in tense display These memories will stay until I die April 26,2015 Memorable Vacations Shadow Hamilton

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Date: 5/10/2015 11:00:00 AM
Hi Linda: Thank you and a high five for capturing my conquest of life. There I was in this beautiful rain forest and that thought arose in my head.
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Date: 5/9/2015 7:32:00 PM
Hello Ralph, thank you for sharing such a lovely view. I like the way you achieved a view and called it a conquered life. :)Congratulations with your "Memorable Vacation win" Love LINDA
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Date: 5/9/2015 6:49:00 PM
Ralph, congratulations in Shadow's contest. Forever SKAT
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 5/10/2015 11:03:00 AM
HI SKAT: FORGIVE ME, THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 5/10/2015 11:02:00 AM
Hi SKAT: THANKS FOT YOUR COMMENT.
Date: 5/8/2015 5:49:00 PM
Sounds like an incredible experience Ralph - many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/8/2015 5:44:00 PM
very fine poem Ralph congrats on 1st place hugs
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Date: 5/5/2015 7:16:00 AM
Ralph, wow, so visual, I was there with you, what a fabulous vacation that must have been and captured it wonderfully, 7 and thanks for visiting my poem, illuminating...
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Date: 5/4/2015 3:56:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your contest entry..A fasinating vacation..Way to go for the contest..Thanks for stopping by with congrats..Sara
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Date: 5/4/2015 10:23:00 AM
Hi Cheri: Thank you, It was a great experience that will stay with me forever.
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Date: 5/4/2015 8:12:00 AM
Excellent write here my friend love the images it gives the reader just fantastic, and thanks for the review on my poem also I love these horses, cheri
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Date: 4/30/2015 10:52:00 PM
wow, you did a really good job describing this tropical place. I think it would be so interesting to go there. Hope it scores high.
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Date: 4/30/2015 1:35:00 PM
Think I'll stay in my old familiar surroundings! Too adventuresome for me at this ripe old age!!! An amazing write though, my friend, felt I was there with you but I think I'll take a pass! - Jack
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Date: 5/4/2015 10:26:00 AM
Hi Jack, When I think of it, I was 57 at the time and I kept falling in the puddles. Now I know why they gave me galoshes.
Date: 4/27/2015 11:54:00 AM
I do believe all that is there but yikes the bugs, snakes, poison spiders, pranha?? scary place! Light & love
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Date: 4/27/2015 12:02:00 PM
Hi Debbie: All the things you mentioned were there and we did meet a shaman and share in his medicinal cocoa. (smile)
Date: 4/26/2015 5:54:00 PM
I assume this is for the vacation contest. In any case, its delightful and I WANT TO GO...Ive always wanted to go to the Amazon and you gave me a glimpse of what I'm missing. BG
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