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I often visited my grandparents when I was a child then whispers of Grampa's death left me upset Gran struggles with the garden, overgrown and wild unkempt flowers and ferns won’t win a prize rosette! I stay at Gran’s house during the long school holidays we often sit outside on the porch until late at night Jasper, the old collie dog, basks in warm sunlight rays which stream through the glass roof, bringing us such delight I help Gran clean the window panes in the front door and dust the ornate staircase that leads to my room then I pick pretty flowers with the sweet scents I adore whose fragrance reminds me of Gran’s briar rose perfume Decaying House Poetry Contest Sponsored By Constance La France 07/18/20

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