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To Paint With Words

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* This is my first Rondeau, (for a contest) ... I hope you like it! *

To paint with words and colored phrase,
          We breathe new speech and set ablaze
               The hearts once cooled, bereft their fire,
     Now brought to life through told desire,
And splashing verse in poignant praise.

Our canvas aches to speak the ways
          We'll shape the bourgeois to amaze,
               And through our poems thus aspire ...
     To paint with words.

We fill our nights and start our days,
          By finding tropes to bright, rephrase
               The common things our lives require,
     And if we're blessed, perhaps inspire
Another soul that greets our gaze ...
         To paint with words.

~ 1st Place ~  in the "Rondeau" Poetry Contest, Charles Messina, Judge & Sponsor.

(Syllables = 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 / 8, 8, 8, 4 / 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 4, counted at

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Date: 8/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Beautiful write Greg..Congrats on your win..
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Date: 8/5/2019 1:15:00 PM
Congrats G on another top win!
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Date: 8/4/2019 10:37:00 AM
Congrats on your top win, Greg, this poem is breathtaking. One would never know it was your first Rondeau. John
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Date: 8/4/2019 10:14:00 AM
Your words always inspire. Congrats on your podium win!
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Date: 8/4/2019 9:21:00 AM
It's hard to say more precisely than Charles did. Glowing and magnificent pen. Congrats, Gregory.
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Date: 8/4/2019 8:06:00 AM
Greg, I can't believe there is no comment on this yet. Another glowing write from your magnificent pen. Congratulations on your top win. Blessings my friend...Charlie
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