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Congratulations goes out to Mrs. KT. (haiku)flocks of Gooseneck bloom has won the contest Haiku. In second place finished haiku (orange pumpkins) by Val Crisson. In third place finished haiku(early morning dew) by Ulla. Honorable mention goes out to First Snow by Sally Law
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Write a Humorous 5-7-5
Write a humorous 5-7-5. It must have 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, second line has 7 syllables and the third line has 5 syllables, ending with 17 total syllables. No other rules apply. Have fun and make your readers laugh.

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