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Congratulations goes out to MissMerri. The Contest Committee is pleased to announce that The Midnight Moon has won the Rhyming Poetry Contest. In second place finished Nothing is Inconsequential by Michele Harber. In third place finished Shadow's Run by Nicki Nance
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Today's Writing Prompt

Tetractys Contest

Tetractys is a simple and interesting form of poetry. Write a poem, with only five lines. Each line adds one syllable until the last stanza which has ten syllables. The structure is: line 1 - 1 syllable,
line 2 - 2 syllables, line 3 - 3 syllables,
line 4 - 4 syllables,
line 5 - 10 syllables

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