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On a cold December night, a snowstorm failed to stop a fire in Colorado. And tinder-dry trees fueled a firestorm that turned two towns into ash and shadow. A prairie grass fire in Boulder County, wiped out Superior and Louisville. And folks celebrating Christmas bounty, saw their neighborhoods reduced to landfill. Well-over, a thousand homes got destroyed, many others severely scorched and burnt. And to those left homeless and unemployed, the Marshall fire is still fresh and current. Families watched their dreams go up in smoke, no one smiled, no one joked, and no one spoke. (Sonnet) 01/09/2022 This or That, Vol 9 Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Edward Ibeh Title Chosen..."UP In Smoke"

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Date: 1/28/2022 5:24:00 AM
Marvelous work here, Emile:-) Heartiest congratulations on your win in my contest!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/28/2022 7:32:00 AM
Thanks, Edward, I appreciate the placement, my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/26/2022 8:22:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! You have painted a picture of despair; the tragedy and loss on that fateful night when "Families watched their dreams go up in Smoke"~ Well done! :) Paulette
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/26/2022 8:40:00 AM
Thanks, Paulette, you have a compassionate heart my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/25/2022 8:00:00 PM
A very beautiful sonnet. Congratulations!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/26/2022 8:39:00 AM
Thanks, Christuraj, your comments are always appreciated my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/17/2022 7:45:00 PM
Your dramatic ending to this heartfelt tragedy relates how devastating it was for everyone involved Emile. An unusually hot tempest burning yet left trees standing unburned. I have empathy for those who suffer. Blessings xxoo
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/17/2022 8:35:00 PM
Thanks, Connie, as always I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.