Zip Ode Winners
27 August 2015 - 20:18, by , in Fun, No comments

ZIP ODES – a contest to describe your area (zip code) by number of words or syllables for each line to correspond with your zip code

The contest entries were judged by former NACA resident Nancy Lehmann- Carssow

# words

Linda Davis: winner

Single homes and apartments house our neighbors – 7

Parks, the Y, businesses, H-E-B and food trailers – 8

Diverse, diverse, 86 languages are here spoken – 7

A creek runs through it – 5

Birds singing all day – all nights frogs croaking – 8

Jan Brauner:

I wanted to pen an uplifting homage; – 7

Life etched, instead, a cruel criminal collage. – 7

Feel-good clichés dueled with harsh reality; – 7

The latter scored with fidelity. – 5

Austin’s never been a sanctuary city for me. – 8

Susie Milam :  

There are plenty of creeks in NACA. – 7

They roar, they burble, they trickle, they stop. – 8

So where do frogs and herons go – 7

When precious water goes away? – 5

Someone smarter than I has to answer that. – 8

Jane Aldridge:

Corner brownies are my favorite baked sweet. – 7

I like them crunchy and full of nuts. – 8

I’d rather have them than birthday cake! – 7

Do you like chocolate brownies? – 5

I’ll share. You can eat the gooey ones. – 8

Jane Wilson:

The diversity of our neighborhood is awesome. – 7

Nice People. All races, all religions and beliefs. – 8

Working together to make our area better. – 7

Great representative on city council. – 5

Good things ahead for our neighborhood and city. – 8

KIDS – they are 9 and 10 years old!

#words

Collinwood – 78753    by: Susanna Snook    winner

My neighborhood is pleasant and very pretty. – 7

It’s one of the nicest in the city. – 8

There are most certainly many stray kitties. – 7

It is quiet and lovely. – 5

Restive and peaceful. – 3

# syllables

James Green: winner

Sweetie Cat is the best cat ever. – 7

She is very clever, she will pull levers, – 8

Unless she sees a man named Trevor, – 7

She will get scared forever. – 5

When will I let her run away? Never! – 8

# syllables

Evelyn Monnich:

As I look out my window – 7

Hoping the flowers will bloom soon – 8

Butterflies will fill the yard – 8

I think of August – 5

In Austin, thank God for today – 8

 

Caro Dubois:

North Lamar is awfully loud. – 7

Cars trucks whiz by blasting music. – 8

Don’t know why we’re treated thus. – 7

Planted medians – 5

would restore harmony and peace. – 8

John Green:

Rain, Rain Go Away Today – 7

My ears feel the wet noodle hair – 8

But there is no drying them – 7

Since we hear warnings – 5

All around our long antennae – 8

Randy Teich:  

Take back NACA is our charge. – 7

Austin  Code, Police, EMS – 8

Can help us, but won’t work well – 7

If the neighborhood – 5

Doesn’t come together as one. – 8

 

Randy Teich: winner

Quail Creek has four public schools. – 7

Our students are from all over – 8

And have dif’rent native tongues. – 7

They learn together – 5

They’ll be our bright leaders one day. – 8

 

 Melinda Schiera:

Neighbors, you see them a lot: – 7

Working in gardens, mowing lawns, – 8

Going for walks with their dogs. – 7

They are what makes a – 5

Community feel like a home. – 8

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