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    [post_content] => The couple, side by side, do look to be,
A picture of fresh love and youthful charm,
One cannot question their fidelity,
When one sees them strolling arm in arm.
But woe betide! His hungry eyes do stray,
To that young beauty just crossing their track,
His greedy, whistling lips do now betray,
His lust for her, his longing- he turns back,
To stare. His scorned lady, full jealousy,
Is written on her rouging narrowed face,
Which arches into the epitome,
Of envy and disgust. For all her grace,
                 She cannot keep the man who was her own-
                 Not when desiring eyes do from her roam!
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The challenge was written and judged by poet Rishi Dastidar, who said of this poem, "Bravo! for the wit and the charm of this, of taking the meme and putting it into what is my favourite poetic machine, the sonnet."

See the meme this poem refers to here.
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            [title] => Nadia Lines
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            [content] => Nadia is the first-prize winner in the 11-15 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network, and the first-prize winner in the 2019 poetry translation challenge with Modern Poetry in Translation, judged by Clare Pollard. She is also the third-prize winner in the meme challenge, written and judged by poet Rishi Dastidar; and commended in both the moon poetry challenge, judged by Nii Parkes; and the Golden Shovel challenge, judged by Peter Kahn. She is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019.
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The Inattentive Lover

Nadia Lines

The couple, side by side, do look to be,
A picture of fresh love and youthful charm,
One cannot question their fidelity,
When one sees them strolling arm in arm.
But woe betide! His hungry eyes do stray,
To that young beauty just crossing their track,
His greedy, whistling lips do now betray,
His lust for her, his longing- he turns back,
To stare. His scorned lady, full jealousy,
Is written on her rouging narrowed face,
Which arches into the epitome,
Of envy and disgust. For all her grace,
                 She cannot keep the man who was her own-
                 Not when desiring eyes do from her roam!