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The Old Rusty Gate

The Old Rusty Gate Old rusty gate stands as guard without fear, sightly slant at the back of my garden. Blue bell creeper leans on as iits barden. But it serves faithful since long thirty years. Great watchman dutiful not yet broken. Through day and night it acts as sentinel. Perch for bird: Path for running squirrel. It raises harsh cracking sound when opened. Otherwise no complaint: Perfect watchman I feel nostalgic and can't change the gate, though visitors to garden get upset. My oldest companion: I'm lts fan. Old gate has captured thick reddish brown rust. But it is still robust sturdy and strong serving me sincere since thirty years long. Struggling with time looses lustre, draws dust. I am calling mason this afternoon The gate will be repaired with new fresh look, standing proud guarding garden at back nook. To be painted and polished very soon. 07/10/22 Fourth place Choose one of five Contest by Joseph May Title chosen The Old Rusty Gate A Brian Strand Premier Choice Contest by Brian Strand.

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Date: 7/26/2022 9:10:00 AM
WOW, wonderfully crafted poem, deep thoughts, and great metaphors. Win Big
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Date: 7/24/2022 8:58:00 AM
I am interested in old gates, too, as a poetry subject! Beautifully written!
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Date: 7/13/2022 3:49:00 AM
What a beautiful image of nostalgia you paint with your old rusty gate; it harbors the secrets of life. Well done! :)Paulette
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Anisha Dutta
Date: 7/13/2022 7:20:00 AM
Thanks Paulette. Love
Date: 7/11/2022 8:41:00 PM
Resurrecting the memories. Beautifully written. Congratulations!
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Anisha Dutta
Date: 7/13/2022 7:21:00 AM
Thanks n love.
Date: 7/11/2022 5:31:00 PM
The old gate standing strong, Nicely done Anisha, Congrats on your win
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Anisha Dutta
Date: 7/13/2022 7:25:00 AM
Thanks Joseph.
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Anisha Dutta
Date: 7/13/2022 7:21:00 AM
Thanks Joseph.
Date: 7/11/2022 7:33:00 AM
Love that your gate is a sentinel, a perfect watchman, guards without fear! I know Joe will love this, Anisha! Fave for me! I used to be in the Navy and love this verbiage!
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Anisha Dutta
Date: 7/13/2022 7:22:00 AM
Thanks Kim for your valuable comment. Love
Date: 7/9/2022 11:41:00 PM
I can feel the charm in the old rusty gate and understand why you are its fan. This is delightful Anisha. I hope it is a top winner for you. Blessings xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/10/2022 12:55:00 AM
Yes it is only 9:50 pm here. When I try to be online earlier my iPad goes real slow as too many are online. Hugs, Connie
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Anisha Dutta
Date: 7/9/2022 11:51:00 PM
I think you are on line. So very prompt to visit. Love.