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I cannot put into words how diabolical this task is – I simply can't hack it! This morning I burst out crying as I was wracking my brains trying to focus and think of a form for this particular sponsor now I’m going out of my mind with worry It’s so horrific - trying to work with a sprinkling of consonants and using strict phonics with an aim of making a witty work for folk to follow. So I’m truly sorry if you think that this long composition is just a load of old codswallop! Lipogram Poem Poetry Contest Sponsored by Emile Pinet 07/13/20

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Date: 7/29/2020 10:00:00 PM
codswallop?? a worthy lipogram indeed. I wrote a piece myself and found it was no E-E-easy task. Congrats.
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Date: 7/28/2020 1:08:00 PM
Oh this is such a witty one Jan! Honest words have been spoken. Congratulations on your win. Much love :)
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Date: 7/27/2020 11:45:00 AM
A codswallop winner. Nice work, Jan.
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Date: 7/27/2020 11:22:00 AM
that is wonderful... expressing my feelings with English and writing. Not a contest I entered, to confusing. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/27/2020 8:57:00 AM
Your irascible humor at work again, Jan! I love the mischi_f and truth! Just sitting and grinning! Congratulations on your win and that's my lipogram for you! Blessings!
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Date: 7/27/2020 7:29:00 AM
Congratulations Jan! Your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest, due to the technical demands of this form it was a difficult contest to both enter and judge, but I loved your approach. Very well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 7/19/2020 7:49:00 PM
Beautifully well-done, Jan:-) Best of luck in Emile's contest!
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Date: 7/18/2020 3:55:00 PM
You definitely managed to find the right words as you took on this challenging ordeal, Jan! Of all the letters in the English alphabet "E" is used most often, so making do without is usually unthinkable! Hugs // paul
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Date: 7/18/2020 11:27:00 AM
I think it refreshingly honest - I love it and wish you all the luck you deserve Jan. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 7/16/2020 3:35:00 PM
Oh! There are 4Es in Bee Gees so you’ll have to delete the picture I’m afraid... ;-) Yeah I’m not going to attempt this one - I looked at the prompt and thought ‘this would drive me crayzeeeee!’ So well done for getting through! Stiff Horlicks?
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Date: 7/15/2020 7:02:00 PM
G'day Jan ... you're luckier than I'll ever be Jan. You can go to a topic and make something good. A topic must come to me - thanks Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 7/15/2020 5:42:00 PM
Word perfect Jan Good luck Worthy of a win
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Date: 7/15/2020 12:07:00 PM
How I can relate to the angst expressed over the requirements of some contests, Jan. This is when writing poetry becomes more like solving a puzzle. You did a great job! Best wishes in the contest, Carolyn
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Date: 7/15/2020 10:27:00 AM
An excellent approach to a difficult form, Jan! It's honest and clever. "It's only words, and words are all I have", is so close to a lipogram, too! If we could just change that last word to something like hold or carry...it's a beautiful song anyway, and now I'm rambling. GL in the contest! Blessings, Rhonda xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 7:07:00 PM
Thanks Rhonda it was quite a challenge, I love the |Bee Gees - they were born on our little island!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/15/2020 7:20:00 AM
Another great poem from a great mind. I like the song. Great poem my dear friend.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 7:06:00 PM
Thanks Mark:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/14/2020 8:26:00 PM
Very nicely done Jan, best wishes...
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 7:05:00 PM
thanks Joseph:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/14/2020 7:34:00 PM
I admir how you accomplishd this unthinkabl task, Jan! Good luck in th contst. I'm a littl too dauntd to try it. Wondrful song by the BGs! Hugs ~ John
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 7:04:00 PM
it is quite a challenge!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/14/2020 3:00:00 PM
WELL done, Jan! Certainly an excellent return! As for the song, I have never forgotten first hearing, "Its only words, but words are all I have to take your heart away!" That worked out well, too! Aloha! Rico
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 7:03:00 PM
thanks Rico:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/14/2020 4:36:00 AM
The "e's" have gone hiding...marvelous job Jan...love & hugs...^WW^ :o)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 7:03:00 PM
thanks ^WW^:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/14/2020 3:53:00 AM
Like how you composed this Jan, 'e will like this. Love that song too, takes me right back. Tom
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 6:19:00 PM
I hope Emile likes it:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/14/2020 3:23:00 AM
You made this real, Jan! Not sure what codswallop means, but I'll assume it's something a fish drops to the bottom of the sea. Yes?
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 6:15:00 PM
so glad Tom gave an explanation jenna, its a British term:-) hugs jan xx
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Jenna Logan
Date: 7/14/2020 10:33:00 AM
ok thanks, Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/14/2020 3:51:00 AM
A pile of junk Jenna, a load of old tosh lol
Date: 7/13/2020 10:42:00 PM
A load of 'codswollop,' eh?! Now I've gone from not minding my manners to rolling in the gutter of the lowest-level limericks. Oy! ~ Phoenix Rising
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 6:15:00 PM
lol thanks GW:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/13/2020 8:47:00 PM
This is a very tricky contest, Jan, and I love your tongue-in-cheek approach, wishing you luck!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 6:14:00 PM
it is quite a challenge!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/13/2020 7:46:00 PM
....eh!?...don't worry....stan sand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2020 6:14:00 PM
thanks stan:-) hugs Jan xx