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    Chaining Poems

    Hello all~

    At my old writing forum, we had a poetry game/prompt similar to the "use this line in a poem" thread, but with a bit more flexibility, IMO. The first user posts five words, and the next user posts a poem of any kind that contains ALL FIVE of those words. Then that person posts five more words, and the next one writes a poem using those five words, and so on. The words can be personal names too, as long as it's just a one-word name (i.e., Juliet is okay; Juliet Capulet would not be).

    Here's an example of one I wrote for this challenge:

    The five words were theology, incandescence, liberated, soldier, black. So I wrote:

    liberated from a poisoned theology
    i soldier forth into the bright void
    where the illimitable incandescence
    of new and beautiful truth illuminates
    the black, bleak forests in the night

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    Now it's your turn!

    Five words:

    fire
    cloud
    abandon
    literature
    ocean
    Last edited by Bachelorette; October 30th, 2012 at 04:54 PM.
    When will children learn to let their wildernesses burn?
    And love will be new, never cold and vacant.

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    The literature,
    bound in fire,
    words caught and sent to the sky,
    edification precipitation,
    clouds heavy with the heavy notions,
    unable to hold themselves aloft.

    Five words:
    Defenestration
    words
    earth
    impact
    zealous
    Putting the laughter in manslaughter.

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    The Presidents life ended in defenestration.
    On reflection, it is entirely possible that careless words
    resulted in premature contact with solid earth,
    and that that outcome, and resultant impact,
    were a consequence of precipitous action by underlings who were a touch overzealous.


    Tramlines
    Cobbles
    umberellas
    Fog
    Lamplighter


    That should generate some Dickensian & Christmassy thoughts...
    Last edited by Bloggsworth; November 22nd, 2012 at 09:50 AM.
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    Tramlines,
    violently ripped from the cobbles,
    lamplighters stare in awe,
    they wish they would have thought to bring umbrellas,
    as the bricks begin to fall.
    the Zeppelin trails its streamers of metal into the fog.

    Eldritch
    Apple
    Table
    Avian
    Sky
    Putting the laughter in manslaughter.

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    She was the shining apple
    at evening's eldritch table
    a soaring sense of unlit sky
    perfectly poised avian eyes

    gremlin
    mechanism
    melancholy
    protest
    protean

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    the ghost in the machine
    the gremlin in the mechanism
    screetch out their laments
    both melancholy and raging
    in protean disorder.


    cringe
    new
    investigation
    insult
    once

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    the killer who spread the cringe
    forced a new investigation to began
    he who insulted the police
    will be punished once he has caught

    we
    plead
    fail
    victor
    friend

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    ***There was no mention of the order.

    My friend knew how to fail
    The plead of guilt in his eyes
    We stood once as the victor
    Now the victim of compromise

    again
    too
    adornment
    horse
    loyal

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    My horse is my loyal friend
    When I fall, she bids, get on again
    corresponding adornments and
    matching red hats
    together we show a trot and a prance
    collected and cued, side saddle dance
    Oops, she fell too


    story
    honest
    dancing
    wildfire
    blue

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    Heres the honest true story of bear
    Who got caught in a wildfire scare
    he was dancing around
    and he suddenly found
    blue fire burns hotter beware

    corn
    white
    plate
    soil
    eat

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