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"If you dream for a mind at peace and a heart tranquil . . . find the old rusty gate that opens wide into a magical place."

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The dream begins at the old rusty gate, it groans- moans as I push it open wide; to reveal a house in a ruined state, and through decaying tangled vines I glide. The house like an elegant sinking ship, I ignore the grand staircase and paintings; and on gnarled invading tree roots I trip, the faded walls covered in moss veinings. Always my dream steps take me to the books, the once library room with shelves falling; old, sad, tattered- my heart on tenterhooks, I find them all precious and enthralling. Then- the ivy draped old rusty gate calls; and I close it . . . to sounds of morn' birdcalls. __________________ June 23, 2022 Theme chosen - The Old Rusty Gate Written for the Standard contest, One in Five sponsor, Joseph May, Judged 07/11/2022 First Place Submitted to the contest, 2022 Poetry Marathon, Mile 11 sponsor, Mark Toney

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Date: 7/15/2022 12:02:00 PM
A beautiful story described so elouquently. Congratulation on your win. Very nice!
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Date: 7/16/2022 6:14:00 PM
Andy, thank you so much for the compliment and congratulations, blessings ~Constance
Date: 7/12/2022 9:39:00 AM
A journey into a fantastical place Constance - "tripping over invading roots," "sinking like an elegant ship," - taking you back in time to memories of happiness! Lovely metaphor! Congratulations on your win. Blessings of renewed quests!
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Date: 7/13/2022 1:36:00 PM
Sam, thank you so much for the comment, compliment and congratulations, blessing ~Constance
Date: 7/12/2022 8:16:00 AM
Congratulations on this win. A beautiful write/story/picture. Love your quote. Today, be blessed with your win...........
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Date: 7/13/2022 1:37:00 PM
Paula, thank you so much for the congratulations, and compliment on my poem and quote, blessings ~Constance
Date: 7/11/2022 8:08:00 PM
A very beautiful sonnet with great illustration of beauty. Congratulations!
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Date: 7/11/2022 8:50:00 PM
Christuraj, thank you so much for the compliment and the congratulations, blessings ~Constance
Date: 7/11/2022 12:01:00 PM
Wonderful atmospheric write, Constance. Congrats on your win. Terry
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Date: 7/11/2022 8:51:00 PM
Terry, thank you so much for the compliment and congrats, blessings ~Constance
Date: 7/11/2022 7:57:00 AM
Wonderful write Constance, Congrats on your win
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Date: 7/11/2022 8:52:00 AM
Joseph, thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration and contest and for my awesome placement, and thank you also for the compliment and congrats, appreciate a lot, blessings ~Constance
Date: 6/29/2022 1:32:00 AM
I always find inspiration in your beautiful words. God bless you sweet lady. Love, Gina
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Date: 6/29/2022 6:50:00 AM
Gina, thank you so much for the visit and the lovely comment, love and blessings ~Constance
Date: 6/23/2022 8:06:00 AM
Your poems continue to hold us spellbound, Constance!
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Date: 6/23/2022 8:08:00 AM
Seek, thank you so much for the compliment, blessings ~Constance