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Poem Title   Author
Jun. 3, 2010
Feb. 7, 1994
Kansas, 1973
Aug. 15, 2006
Kaylyn, Hermiston Elementary
Oct. 23, 2000
Keep America Beautiful
Apr. 9, 2009
Jul. 15, 2009
Keep It Low
Apr. 28, 2003
Ketchican Wrestling
Oct. 21, 2010
Key to the Highway
May. 29, 2012
Kicking the Leaves
Sep. 26, 1997
Kilty Sue
Nov. 20, 1998
Kindergarten Day
Sep. 9, 1996
Nov. 20, 1995
Sep. 27, 1995
Jun. 3, 1997
Kindness to Animals
Jul. 18, 2014
King's Breakfast, The
Nov. 20, 1993
Knives, or the Way To a Man's Heart
May. 22, 2005
Apr. 28, 2005
Knoxville, Tennessee
Jun. 12, 2007
Knoxville: Summer 1915
Aug. 29, 1996

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