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Congratulations goes out to Ulla. The Contest Committee is pleased to announce that A Life Well Lived has won the Alone Writing Contest. In second place finished Quest for Solitude by Mary Shifman. In third place finished Dark Skies by Gypsy Blue Rose and Anita's Song by lyenochka and The Woe Of A Poet by PoemsOfDD

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Acrostic Poem

Write an acrostic poem. Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. See an example in the announcement.

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