Write a poem that contains no more than 100 words and no less than 90 words. If you repeatedly use the same word it only counts once. For example if the word umbrella was used 10 times in your poem you would only count it once.
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By Patricia Harris
Musty old tomes
In plies overgrown
Falling from every corner
Of my home.
Reading each with reference,
Feeling though each is a member
Of my own beloved family.
Words written down,
Read quite often in the passing time.
Well worn spines
On covers handled too many times,
Pages smeared with fingerprints
Still read just fine.
Standing the test of time,
Reminding me of less complicated
Periods in my mind.
Dreams dripping ink,
In ancient yellowed pages.
Telling childhoods oldest thoughts
For the world to see
The love that remains.