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Congratulations goes out to lyenochka. The Contest Committee is pleased to announce that Flight of the Winds has won the contest 5-7-5 Poem. In second place finished Finesse by Father Flaps and Best Hear Them Out by Debbie Pope. In third place finished Taste Testing by kiwisteveh

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Today's Writing Prompt

5-7-5

Write a 5-7-5 poem on any subject. The only rule is to follow the 5-7-5 syllable count (first line has five syllables, second line has seven, third line has five again).

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