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Those Hideous Vines

I received a packet of seeds that read wildflowers, the seeds were a variety of shapes and tones; some big and some quite small, I planted them and watered them and waited. Soon, green sprouts were starting to show, and some were growing very, very fast; it looked like a vine and in no time had hooked, tentacles everywhere and not pretty either. I asked a friend what she thought this plant was, and she said- these are runner beans; I hated them and ripped them out of my garden, but they still come back and I keep ripping them out. They are hideous and ugly and definitely not wildflowers! Added after Judging August 18, 2019 __________________________ Written - August 8, 2020 Poetry/Verse/Those Hideous Vines Copyright Protected, ID 20-1276-522-03 All Rights Reserved, 2020, Constance La France Written for the contest, "Mystery Seeds" sponsor, Carolyn Devonshire First Place

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Date: 8/19/2020 11:44:00 AM
- Congratulations so much on your top winning poem, Constance :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/20/2020 8:55:00 AM
Anne-Lise, thanks for the congratulations _Constance
Date: 8/18/2020 6:42:00 PM
Congratulations, Constance, on first place!
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Date: 8/19/2020 9:34:00 AM
Kim, thank you so much for the congratulations _Constance
Date: 8/18/2020 6:26:00 PM
CONGRATS on your win, Constance. Janice
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Date: 8/19/2020 9:34:00 AM
Janice, thank you so much for the congrats _Constance
Date: 8/18/2020 4:16:00 PM
oh my, how frustrating that would be. What a cute idea, runner beans. Congrats on your great win, Dear Heart.
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Date: 8/19/2020 9:35:00 AM
Andrea, thanks for the congrats, it was and is very frustrating and those runner beans are not cute but hideous and refuse to go away _Constance
Date: 8/18/2020 2:41:00 PM
Back to congratulate you, sweet lady. God bless you always :) Love and prayers
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Date: 8/19/2020 9:36:00 AM
Gina, thanks so much for the congrats, God Bless _Constance
Date: 8/18/2020 2:00:00 PM
I can sense the deep emotion of angst throughout your very well written poem, Constance. I love the honest way you expressed your frustration, but never dreamed this could happen with "wildflower" seeds. I spent 23 years trying to de-vine my yard in Tallahassee, but the vines were winning. Congratulations on an awesome first-place win! Hugs, Carolyn
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Constance La France
Date: 8/19/2020 9:38:00 AM
Carolyn, thanks so much for the great contest and my placement. I will be never get a wildflower packet ever again. Once these vines get hold it is almost impossible to get rid of them and they are not even a lovely poetic vine _Constance
Date: 8/9/2020 2:03:00 PM
oh what a disappointment Constance!:-) hugs jan xx
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Constance La France
Date: 8/10/2020 8:52:00 PM
Jan, thanks for visiting, yes, when you think you are getting wildflowers and end of with these ugly vines taking over is very disappointing _Constance
Date: 8/9/2020 4:39:00 AM
Oh my... I hope you got them :) Love your verse. Bless you, sweet lady
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Date: 8/10/2020 8:52:00 PM
Gina, thanks for visiting, it has taken me all summer but think they are gone _Constance
Date: 8/9/2020 4:01:00 AM
not fun for you, for sure, my friend - a sure winner here for the contest. Thanks for the win in your contest.I hope you & that cute kitty are both keeping well xx
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Date: 8/10/2020 8:53:00 PM
Jack, thanks for the visit and comment, we are doing well, hope you are also _Constance
Date: 8/8/2020 11:19:00 PM
Lol.. You should have checked the label before seeding.. But I will thank the runner beans, since they inspired you to write this beautiful poem..
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Date: 8/10/2020 8:54:00 PM
Jenish, the label said wildflowers, thanks for the compliment _Constance
Date: 8/8/2020 9:19:00 PM
They are renegade vines, I bet. And those are the most difficult to get rid of; too bad the packet of seed was totally mislabeled! I have had bad luck with three or four packets of "wild flower seeds" and do not buy them any more. Nice poem.
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Date: 8/10/2020 8:55:00 PM
caren, thanks for visiting, yes, it seems they put everything in those wildflower seed packets, you never know what you are getting, never again _Constance