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Please join the committee in congratulating robyn corum as the Reviewer of the Month. In second place finished Y.M.Roger. In third place finished Jannypan (Jan). Honorable mention goes out to lyenochka, DeboraDyess and Pam (respa).
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Tyburn Poetry
A six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables. The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables. Details.

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