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By John O'Marra
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Poem of the Day 6/20/12 - Day 17 of 100

Twilight, illustrated by Rob Rey

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Poetic License

Poem of the Day 6/19/12 - Day 16 of 100

Poetic License, illustrated by Tom Brown

I've said it before and I'll say it again - artists love to paint dragons! ;-)

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A Toast

Poem of the Day 6/18/12 - Day 15 of 100

A Toast, illustrated by Mike Maihack

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Poem of the Day 6/17/12 - Day 14 of 100

Oklahoma, illustrated by Starr Hardridge

This is a special Fathers Day pick today. Most of the artists involved with the project are from all over the world, and I have only met via email. But Starr is a friend who lives nearby, and this painting is of his son Cole, a friend of my son Bonham. The piece also comes from Starr's own childhood growing up in Oklahoma, surfing not on Mom's car but in horse troughs. Bonus points if your recognized the Oklahoma state bird, the scissor-tailed fly catcher! Thanks Starr for the wonderful painting, and Happy Fathers Day to Starr, and all the other dads out there!

One more personal note today: Happy First Birthday to my sweet, beautiful and wonderful daughter, Redding Isis!

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Poem of the Day - 6/16/12 - Day 13 of 100

Bugs, illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl

Yummy yummy!

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And don't forget to check out the  free Sneak Peek of the first 22 poems in the book as a pdf, perfect for your computer or e-reader, at

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