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    katsparrow and Gannon - Weekly Poetry Contest (97) Winner

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    Pardoned
    By katsparrow


    He really didn't mean it
    He didn't mean to chew
    He only meant to clean it,
    Make it sparkle shiny new!

    But it was oh so tempting
    While licking clean that shoe
    He really couldn't help it Dad,
    He didn't mean to chew!

    It felt so soft and squishy
    Between his needle teeth,
    That lovely chewy leather
    With a hard sole underneath

    I'm sure he's very sorry
    You can see it in his face -
    It looks so sad and sorrowful,
    He knows he's in disgrace

    So please don't be too harsh with him,
    He won't do that again
    I'll keep him out of trouble now,
    You know how good he's been!

    And Dad, I have to ask you,
    He really wants me to -
    Since that one there is ruined
    Could he have the other shoe?

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    Summer
    By Gannon


    A haze-baked home melts into tickling grasses;
    scattering wild-flowers pulse in the sunny breeze.

    Some bold admiral flits and pivots, fluttering
    into stream-scarred skies, fruit-filled hedges,
    beneath great boughs, then gone. But never the gaze.

    With torn paces, green sea is beheld afresh,
    bejewelled by spluttering, blood-red tractor,
    swelling contour, naked stalk and ducking buds.

    Astride a styal, both left and right, the dapples buzz and play.
    Behind me, the humming lapses to silence.
     
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    Congrats to the both of you. They were each good poems. :)
     
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    Gongrats!! Both very much deserved! :)
     
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    Two excellent poems. I loved the easy flowing rhyme of katsparrows and the wonderful imagery of Gannon's.

    Tremendous stuff !!
     
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    Both are very nice, I especially like the ending of Pardoned. Congratulations :).

    Who exactly votes in the contest, I tried voting a week or two before, but it was disabled for me.
     
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    Thanks all for the kind comments, and well done to katsparrow for a poem which certainly garnered my vote. Lovely whimsical feel and fresh flow.

    And Pallas, new members were prevented from voting recently when we held the 50th short story contest voting which awarded a prize. This decision was taken to try and help limit campaigning for votes and as such try to promote a fair contest. If you cannot still vote then let me know and we will resolve as this temporary limiting should now have been removed.
     
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