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Congratulations goes out to Mrs. KT. The Contest Committee is pleased to announce that Still A Bloomin' Flower Child has won the contest 5 Line Poem. In second place finished Heeding the Headlines by Irish Rain and Melancholy Dance by Val Crisson and ~ A Salute to All ~ by Jannypan (Jan) . In third place finished Cloud Walker by Erika Seshadri and Morning on the Lake by Chris Chambless and Nightlight by Sharon Davis
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Septolet Poem
Write a Septolet - a seven-line poem consisting of fourteen words broken into two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

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