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A hurricane wind Took out the sails and main mast, The crew awaited their fate Then o'er yonder they saw, The soft glow of a ships lantern. Written 21st May 2020 For Weaving A Wayra Poetry Contest Sponsored By Nette Onclaud.

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Date: 5/27/2020 12:51:00 AM
Congrats. on your win my dear friend, I hope they were saved after the stress the went threw. A journey from almost death, to the hope of life, a great write. Blessings, Tom Jennifer.
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Date: 5/27/2020 9:28:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, I do love the sea and stories and poems connected to it. Tom
Date: 5/26/2020 10:18:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Few words with much said. I feel like I am on your ship. Storm be still. Enjoy your win and day..........
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Date: 5/26/2020 1:31:00 PM
Thank you very much Paula, happy you enjoyed it. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 5/24/2020 5:01:00 AM
In a few lines you travel from tragedy to hope of salvation, Tom. Very ably done. No wonder this is a fine winner! Congratulations. Regards // paul
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Date: 5/24/2020 5:08:00 AM
Thank you very much Paul, Hope you're well Tom
Date: 5/23/2020 6:00:00 PM
What a hopeful feeling! I love the way it rises in the last two lines with the flickers of hope fighting against the hurricane. Congratulations on your win Tom :)
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Date: 5/23/2020 6:04:00 PM
Thank you very much Aditi, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Whatever we do in life we must never give up hope, there is always a way. Tom
Date: 5/23/2020 12:26:00 PM
Tom your poem has so many emotions contained and so few words. This is wonderful! Congratulations on your wonderful win! xxoo
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Date: 5/23/2020 12:39:00 PM
Thank you very much Connie, I'm pleased you liked it. I hope you are well. Tom
Date: 5/23/2020 10:48:00 AM
I love it! The saving light. Great picture
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Date: 5/23/2020 10:56:00 AM
Thank you Mark, happy you liked it, love anything to do with the sea Tom
Date: 5/23/2020 5:13:00 AM
i must say you are very good at brief yet substantive works like this one, tom...faith/hope prevails in the end...cheery congrats for winning high in my contest...huggs
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Date: 5/23/2020 5:23:00 AM
Thank you very much Nette, it's hard to cram so much into a few lines, enjoyed doing it though. Thank you too for hosting the contest. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 5/22/2020 12:42:00 PM
Wonderful, vivid imagery, Tom, and I love a happy ending! Best of luck in the contest!! xx Rhonda
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Date: 5/22/2020 12:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Rhonda, I'm happy you liked it. Regards Tom
Date: 5/21/2020 8:26:00 PM
Lovely optimism and flash of hope in this one Tom.
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Date: 5/21/2020 9:23:00 PM
Thank you Caren, when the situation is dire, we must never give up hope. Tom
Date: 5/21/2020 6:51:00 PM
well written Tom! I think they were saved
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Date: 5/21/2020 9:22:00 PM
Thank you Timothy, it was a close thing, ships you can replace but not lives. Tom
Date: 5/21/2020 6:13:00 PM
A great Lantrene, Tom! Prayers you win! Panagiota xoxo
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Date: 5/21/2020 9:21:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota, hard to compact so much in a few lines. Tom
Date: 5/21/2020 5:44:00 PM
a complete story in so few lines Tom, good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/21/2020 6:01:00 PM
Thank you very much Jan, Tom
Date: 5/21/2020 5:39:00 PM
The ending line tells the story, Tom. Aptly done for the contest theme.
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Date: 5/21/2020 6:01:00 PM
Thank you Vijay Tom