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    The poetry thread

    As Mars needs women, so does Foo need poetry. I propose a poetry thread -- each poem written in response to the specifications given in the preceding post. Any form of poetry is welcome, and specifications can be as general or as a specific as each poster wishes. So, for instance, someone might demand a four line poem with an A-B-A-B rhyme scheme about the effects of affirmative action policies in Soviet Central Asia in the 1930s, and I could write:

    Minorities, 'neath Russian rules
    now fewer Moscow leaders see.
    With alphabets and formal schools,
    the Uzbeks, Kazakhs, slowly free.

    As you can see, it doesn't have to be particuarly *good* poetry, though that would be a bonus.

    Ok. To start, I'd like someone to write a haiku (5 syllables - 7 syllables - 5 syllables, no rhyming necessary) about table lamps. Any takers? And remember to include a specification for another poem after your contribution.

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    it sits on the end
    with a bulb that needs changing;
    a firefly waiting



    Req: What happened the last time you went to get a coffee?

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    I woke up this morning to see
    That I really needed coffee
    I clicked on a thread
    And found she was "dead"
    They said it was due to Aussies.


    Requirement:

    Fighting on threads
    Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 08-04-06 at 08:28 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    it sits on the end
    with a bulb that needs changing;
    a firefly waiting...

    Dex, How flattering. A poem about me on most club rides. You could title it - "The Lanterne Rouge".

    I'll add some poetry if you promise that I don't get hit up with offers to include my poem in the latest copy of a book that I can purchase for "only $49.99 = shipping and handling".
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    oh - I have to write one about fighting on threads. I could choose mortal combat between spider and fly, or go with what you really meant.

    You spelled "there" wrong,
    my less than friend,
    twas how it started -
    now will it end?

    Invectives choke the server now,
    "Moron", "loser", "swine" and "jerk".
    Faces red and fingers raw,
    Two members now have gone beserk.

    Thankfully, a mod steps in,
    with the response canned,
    "Knock it off right now,
    or you'll both get banned".

    My request. Something about nature and butterflies - make it a limerick.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    My request. Something about nature and butterflies - make it a limerick.
    What is that that I see?
    Why it's a butterfly flying toward me.
    It approaches me where I stand.
    I reach out and hold it in my hand.
    And SQUISH as I smash it against a tree.

    (My very 1st attempt at poetry.)

    My request: something about medieval battles

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    Road rashes are red,,
    Pedal bruises are blue,
    I suck at making poems,
    and laugh at me you'll do.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Here I sit, broken hearted
    Tried to.... Um, wait. Let me just stop there

    How about:

    There once was a man from Nantuck... er no that wont work either damn

    Forget it

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    Ha Ha! You can't be bad anymore!!!!!!!!!...........heee heeee!
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    No way... I'd have posted just like that red or blue Phhhhhtttt

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    Heres one my shooting buddy and fellow Wild Bunch lover wrote about the movie when we were in high school. I've never liked poetry, but I do get a kick out of this one-

    The dark and shady bunch walks on back
    Then all of a sudden a deafining crack
    They were no match for there 1897s
    Nor their model of 1911s
    Outlaws down, their frowns upside down
    They dissapear as fast as they entered this town.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    All right, I'll take up mac's request...

    A trebuchet, so it is said,
    Could easily fling by the head,
    A cow decomposed
    O'er city walls closed
    And within them pestilence spread.

    Meh. Quantity over quality!

    I'd like to see a four line free-verse poem about aliens.

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    Here you go gbcb-

    The soldiers welded off the doors,
    But in the ceiling the monsters came through on all fours
    The colonial marines did their best
    But now they all lay at rest
    Last edited by Michigander; 08-04-06 at 05:15 PM.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    There was once a man from Nantucket
    He had a chicken and tried to pluck it
    it bit his hand
    it kicked his can
    and now he is wishing he stuck it.
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    Since last poster (and previous) didn't specify next poem, I'm kick in an old one I wrote in my teen days.

    We the People

    The Earth
    Reigning, Ruling
    Perpetual, Endless
    Colorful, Fresh
    Beautiful, Serene
    Mountains, Valleys
    Oceans, Deserts
    We the Wondrous People

    The World
    Mocking, Usurping
    Stopping, Ending
    Dark, Rank
    Polluted, Aggressive
    War, Murder
    Ozone, Homeless
    We the Dying People

    She was there in the dawn, strong and powerful.
    Then the insects came and perverted her, but they will eventually die.
    Only She will live to see the dusk.



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    Last edited by KingTermite; 08-04-06 at 01:22 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Disturbance caused me in my sleep
    To awaken from my dreams
    Noises harsh faintly seeped
    And brought me to my feet

    I stepped outside and looked afar
    Straining my eyes to see
    Whatever was beyond the trees
    That had awakened me

    A soft pale light whispered through
    The fortress wall of leaves
    My body ran before I knew
    Just what was haunting me

    Rushing, pushing
    Panting, thrusting
    Forth into the dark abyss

    Searching, aching
    Breathing, wanting
    To see what was amiss

    Finally I came upon a sight to see
    A vessel strange and sleek
    It was wide and long and round and smooth
    It glowed a haze so uncommonly

    At first I turned to run
    But something stopped me in my tracks
    "This can't be real its too absurd"
    I thought and then it all went black

    There I was once again at home
    Laying in my bed
    And I laughed out loud because what I saw
    Was all just in my head



    Next: a poem about your favorite food

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    Quintessential Quickie Mart Haiku

    pack of smokes please
    marlboro reds in the box
    and five bucks in gas

    --A

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    ^^^^^^^^Another person who can't read and follow directions.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I'm going to send him to time out to think about what he's done!

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    gbcb wanted me to write poetry
    Told him I couldnt ryhme but he said that's no crime
    So for ideas I thought of some of you
    some of my gangs that hang in foo
    I wondered about superdex
    and if his helmet could flex
    Ive been pretending to like rats
    heard it migh come handy for the foo traps
    I adore you stacey
    on the poeple of foo have mercy
    While boogs is romancing siu blue wind
    The rest of the gang hope to catch her grin
    there is always belly dancer shadiyah
    making all the guys say "do you wanna"
    there is a mysterious mask wearing man
    who keeps the peace till the end
    he is clever and seems to carry no sorrow
    you guessed it, his name is zorro
    our own favorite merton
    seem to have the system conned
    with faith from above on mac
    I hope he finds some clothes before we all have a heart attack
    in his humor Im very fond
    yep, it's you my friend, higher ground
    if you want to see a thread unfold as fast as a house of stix
    just leave it up to catatonic
    nobody devotes his life to laughter
    more then serendipper
    he could win a popularity contest by far
    or a pie eating one, that karldar!
    If I forgot you it wasnt cause you deserved no fame
    perhaps it's just that I had a tough time rhyming your name
    or maybe I just wasnt sure how to prononce
    what do you expect? it's the thought that counts
    All i can say if that this blonde chic loves you all
    and if you need a friend, you know who to call
    wait forget calling...Im not that blonde yet
    you crazy people from the internet!

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    Wings, food divine
    spicyness so fine
    the crunch of breading
    the heat is spreading
    no beverages for me
    for I'm a chilihead, you see!

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    OK I'll change it:

    Next: poem about something on your bike.
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    What's on my bike? OK, another haiku:

    No accessories:
    Stripped down, flying through the streets
    Nothing except me.

    Request: I'll keep it simple. A rhyming couplet about your favourite ride.


    Edit: Here's a thread derailment one:
    The OP, me,
    Tries valiantly,
    To keep his thread on course,

    But Foo's not tame,
    And has no shame,
    And I possess no force.
    Last edited by gbcb; 08-05-06 at 12:09 AM.

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    My Favorite Ride

    It begins in the morning
    As I stretch with a yearning

    To feel the streaming breeze

    I check all my essentials
    and ponder my potential

    to ride more than a century

    My steed is steadfast and waiting
    But the route I am debating

    Should I plot an unknown course?

    Yet I know at the end of the day
    I'll end at my favorite cafe

    A route I shall not divorce



    (forgive me, Thoreau)

    Next challenge: Free verse beat poem about the heatwave in 15 lines!

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    100 degrees in the shade
    it's too hot to even think about getting laid
    shirt stickin' to my back
    don't ever want to smoke any more crack
    time to get out of town
    mountains, rivers, lakes, ocean
    cool breeze in the trees
    wind in my face
    the city ain't the place
    ice caps melting
    sea level rising
    why is it not surprising?
    go on, keep on driving
    you'll get yours
    when you can't get any gas, even crawling on all fours.

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