Use this line in a poem.


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    Use this line in a poem.

    Rules:
    I'll start with a line.
    Next poster must use it anywhere in a poem.
    Then give us a new line, and so it continues.


    In case two posters hit reply at about the same time, whichever suggested line appears first will be used in a new poem.

    NO LIMERICKS, please, since there are game threads for those already.


    Remember to offer comments on finished poems.
    These take time to write and deserve our attention and input.


    Line: but I was a moment too late
    Last edited by Phyllis; October 8th, 2011 at 12:08 PM.

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    Great idea Phyllis..
    Last edited by Nacian; October 6th, 2011 at 10:33 AM.

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    I took a stand
    and looked around
    having to search
    to find a link
    I did it all
    without a thought
    but alas I was
    a moment too late

    next line:
    assemble the words

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    Ok, so I've never been good at poetry, but I feel like giving it a shot. Here. Now.

    I finally found time,
    to assemble these words,
    to write these lines
    to make them heard

    I battled the will
    to beg you stay
    I battle it still,
    but I'll never say.

    I found it so hard,
    to say goodbye
    My intention was marred
    by the need to cry.

    When a thing is done,
    it's time is through.
    Now its the end of the run,
    for me and you.

    Next line: somewhere a band is playing

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    Hey, these are quite good! Glad you like the idea. If it weren't dawn I'd try one, but I have not been to bed. See you later, though!

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    It was not
    the end of
    that terrible,
    slow moving line,

    nor the swift and
    bittersweet call
    to the doldrums of
    the awareness of your absence.

    It was instead the music
    that woke me gently.
    Somewhere a band is playing.

    next line: Don't worry, it's made of chocolate

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    Misc, very nice! Just wonder what the first stanza means. Love the second stanza though.

    Overheard

    Visiting country family I hadn't seen for years,
    I was struck by just how different were their ways.
    We wore designer sandals in summer,
    they wore only their own bare feet.
    We bought frozen veggies at the store,
    they picked them fresh from their garden.
    We enjoyed high speed internet,
    they were still using a modem!
    We bought frozen turkeys for T-Day,
    they got theirs with a shotgun in their field.
    Very different we were in many ways,
    but we were family, and we loved,
    so were together on this special day.

    Coming down to breakfast, I stopped
    when I overheard the kids in the kitchen.
    "You're doomed now, little rabbit."
    "Haha! We're going to tear you apart
    and then eat you up." Giggles.
    "Sal, you get first bite. Tear off its ear!"
    The shock just about tore off MY ear.
    Had hunting made them heartless?
    Were these kids possessed?
    Giggles. "I'm gonna eat his nose!"
    Giggles. This was FUN for them?
    Giggles. I could take it no more!
    Guest or not, I barged in and shouted
    "Stop torturing that poor rabbit!"
    Giggles. Giggles. Rolling of eyes.
    "Don't worry, it's made of chocolate."
    "Happy Easter, Aunt Carol," said
    Little Sally Ann as she hugged me hard.


    Next line: It just wasn't worth the trouble.
    Last edited by Phyllis; October 7th, 2011 at 08:25 AM.

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    here it is take it away
    but don't leave it unread too long

    here it is drum it sometime
    but don't sound it a note too far

    here it is give it a go
    but don't come back with it too late

    here it is spice it a bit
    but don't cry back if it's too hot

    'hear it all what say you' I ask?
    'or was it not worth the trouble perhaps'?

    'had it all and done it all before' you tell

    'Oh well maybe this time was a bit too hard for you' I say.


    Next Line: all flustered that you are
    Last edited by Nacian; October 7th, 2011 at 11:07 AM.

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    Nacian, nice job! I like the idea and especially this line, "here it is drum it sometime
    but don't sound it a note too far"




    As busy and exhausted
    and all flustered that you are,
    You glow with satisfaction,
    for you chose to follow your star.

    What is worse than working hard,
    on a plan that others call dumb?
    Idling with nothing but maybes,
    waiting for someday to come.


    Line: careful not to wake her
    Last edited by Phyllis; October 7th, 2011 at 10:47 AM.

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    very cool indeed Phyllis....liking this alot
    'Idling with nothing but maybes, waiting for some day to come'

    Last edited by Nacian; October 7th, 2011 at 03:26 PM.

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