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Her name was Brenda Bates, a novelist bewitched from burrowing inside her book of fiction 'bout a boatman, Bo Barist, the character who botched her life...betook control of him believing he was true. Becharmed, beguiled, she wanted this bold man, who she had brought to life as best she knew, and bonded with her plot as life's big plan. And Brenda shared in Bo's biography of how he boated seven broad, blue seas, to one day bring her from catastrophe and bail her from bad pirates' abductees. She lived with her brave boatman in a book; berserk, bewildered...balanced life, forsook. Sandra M. Haight ~1st Place~ Contest 620, With Alliteration Style Sponsor: Brian Strand Judged: 07/03/2019 ~3rd Place~ Contest: Brenda Sponsor: Julia Ward Form: Sonnet with Alliteration Judged: 10/11/2016
Rules for Former Contest: Write a poem about a woman called Brenda who has just written a book of fiction, how it has absorbed her, and how she wishes the main male character, a boatman, were real and in HER life. Use alliteration with several Bs during the course of the free verse or rhyming poem of no more than 20 lines.

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Date: 10/11/2016 12:50:00 PM
Well-done? thank you for explaining It has helped for next time x great poem x
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Date: 10/11/2016 10:26:00 AM
We both figured and wrote that Brenda lost reality, great minds lay in the same gutter! Congrats on a win with this delightful and enjoyable poem ... CayCay
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Date: 10/11/2016 8:32:00 AM
very cute Sweet Sandra! congrats on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 10/11/2016 7:13:00 AM
Enjoyable, Sarah!
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Date: 10/11/2016 12:59:00 AM
Great write, Sandra, congratulations on your win Hugs Eve
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/11/2016 7:10:00 AM
Thank you, Eve, for your congrats and nice comment. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/11/2016 8:04:00 PM
well, gosh, you fulfilled all the requirements of this challenge, I should sure say SO!! WEll done, Sandra
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Date: 9/11/2016 3:22:00 PM
I'll bet you can't say that fast five times:) Mrs Sandra, you never cease to amaze me. Another excellent write!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/11/2016 7:46:00 PM
Thank you, Daniel...such an offbeat challenge, but I tried! Sandra