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THE FOURTH FLOOR OF NOWHERE

“Dead folks can't hurt you none. It's the ones that are alive, you have to watch out for.” Grace Metalious, Peyton Place THE FOURTH FLOOR OF NOWHERE The back room on the 4th floor of nowhere, nowhere but our love, hidden from the lips of those hustlers and backbiting peasants. Spring to Winter, we’d get our kicks and kips. We’d stash water bottles, cash and her stare, where no one would bother to look. Her blackmail ended our tryst and her life. We played her game but not by her book. We knew one day they’d go room to room, key in hand, a skeleton to find, no remorse. We’d have goosebumps near each other but be careful to keep our eyes off course. Forever is a long time of regret and forget. A tongue that dared to cross our path, so unimportant, forgotten, a regrettable life. A backroom hush but a ghostly shadow. We don’t dare recollect our lust of youth. The handholding, the kiss, rose petals in bed. We are unhappily married to our secrets. Life in Peyton Place is to keep promises dead. 9/8/2020 Craig Cornish’s The Fourth Floor of Nowhere Poetry Contest

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Date: 9/23/2020 9:19:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a story/poem on the 4 floor. Enjoy it. Have a wonderful day with your win...............
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/23/2020 6:06:00 PM
Thank you, Paula!
Date: 9/22/2020 7:10:00 AM
An intriguing write Kim, congrats on a nice win!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/23/2020 6:05:00 PM
Thank you, John!
Date: 9/22/2020 1:18:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this liberating muse. God bless you.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/23/2020 6:05:00 PM
Thank you, Beata!
Date: 9/21/2020 4:20:00 PM
"Unhappily married to our secrets" just one among many great lines, Kim. Also great imagery "search room to room." Congratulations on your win!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/21/2020 7:22:00 PM
Thanks so much, Sam!
Date: 9/21/2020 4:03:00 PM
So creative, intriguing, and mysterious, Kim. Congrats on your podium win!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/21/2020 7:22:00 PM
Thank you, John!
Date: 9/21/2020 1:18:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win, Kim!! You paint this dark tale so realistically!!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/21/2020 2:16:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 9/11/2020 3:39:00 AM
A brilliant telling of a dark tale that gave a veritable frisson. Wonderful detain in every verse. Memorable and impressive writing, Kim
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/11/2020 5:37:00 AM
Thanks so much, Geoffrey!
Date: 9/9/2020 10:02:00 AM
Mysterious 4th floor - I know almost all buildings have no 13th floor but a 4th floor of Nowhere 'We are unhappily married to our secrets, Life in Peyton Place is to keep promises dead.' Amazing content and creativity Kim dear friend. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/9/2020 5:42:00 PM
Thank you, Jennifer! Blessings and hugs, back at ya!
Date: 9/8/2020 12:59:00 PM
Intrigue on the 4th floor--the mystery must live forever in your secrets. You gave a ghostly twist to this open ended theme--creative write, Kim. All the best.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/8/2020 7:09:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay!
Date: 9/8/2020 11:02:00 AM
I'd hate to be the one who finds the skeleton. The story behind your compelling poem is very interesting and well expressed. Also, the quote at the beginning is one my mother used to tell me, Kim. I didn't know it came from "Peyton Place." Surely a winner! Hugs, Carolyn
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/8/2020 7:10:00 PM
Thank you for the share about your mom! Thank you, Carolyn!
Date: 9/8/2020 10:33:00 AM
mystery and suspense all wrapped in this greeat poem, kim... winning wishes!...huggs
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/8/2020 7:11:00 PM
Thank you, Nette!
Date: 9/8/2020 9:41:00 AM
This is a spooky creepy write that sneaked up on me and took me by surprise. I kind of LOVE it!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/8/2020 7:12:00 PM
I kind of LOVE it...and I love you for saying so! Thank you!
Date: 9/8/2020 7:04:00 AM
Haunting and very well done, dear friend. I hope you're a winner. God bless you with love and prayers for many more phenomenal words from your pen
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/8/2020 7:13:00 PM
Thank you, my sweet kind friend! May God bless you abundantly with all good things! xx