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Monday, July 16, 2018

Sailing Away…

Meandering river Blue waves slithering, Lissome maiden, Nimble-footed on the stone Lighting every creek, With her coy outpour On life’s gondola Through the curvy path Meandering river Every nymphet has a story and so does every bend in the river – well juxtaposed. As the boater oars along...
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