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Congratulations goes out to MissMerri. The Contest Committee is pleased to announce that The Old Guitar has won the Loop Poetry Contest. In second place finished A Farmer's Lament by Jannypan (Jan) . In third place finished The Blood-Red Rose by Ideasaregems-Dawn. Honorable mention goes out to Long Way Home by June Sargent and Woodland Witchery by LisaMay
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