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Postby charlesp » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:48 pm

xcheck24 wrote:
TheMudge wrote:Give the girl a cigar.


*insert Bill Clinton joke here*


No more interns for Mudge!!!

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Postby xcheck24 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:51 pm

but i wanted to be mudge's intern :cry: :oops:
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Postby TheMudge » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:55 pm

All joking aside, i suppose the poem COULD have been from Bill's perspective, talking to Monica . . . I'm sure that's what X was going for.
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:06 pm

oh yes, that was what i was talking about. way to shift it back onto subject, mudge. ;)

i just can't get over how much I feel that poem. maybe it's because i've been there. i think everyone has.
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Postby TheMudge » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:25 pm

Vulnerable, you mean?

Yeah.
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:00 pm

among other things
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Postby TheMudge » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:41 pm

That's what I was trying for, I guess.
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:52 pm

you dont have to answer, but is this about something specific with you? or was it just something floating in space that fell through your fingers?
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Postby TheMudge » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:15 pm

Well it didn't happen TODAY . . .

Actually, a line from a Sister Hazel song kind of kick started some memories . . .
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:30 pm

Well, i didnt think it happened TODAY :P
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Postby mslover » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:16 am

pengwenn wrote:Loved the poem Mudge. I think mslover would be proud. Now if you'll excuse me I've got to go take a cold shower. :oops:
of course i am - and i'm drooling over it. :)

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Postby JillStar » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:26 pm

I'm not sure how it makes me feel...


... or maybe I do.
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:46 am

The curse of having given in to life--
Of feeling passion's tendrils, icy-hot--
Is felt at first in distant echoes of
A heart that beat for love but now does not.

When youth is spent and nothing warm remains
Save mem'ries pulled around me like a cloak,
I shiver as my solace entertains
The punchline of this ancient cosmic joke.

If hearts can die, can souls be far behind?
Should I retreat to instinct, like a bug?
Despite my vaunted talent, I am blind,
And aching for the grave my hope has dug.

So free at dawn . . . yet not half-way to dusk
I stand revealed as Adam's soulless husk.
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:55 am

um, complete 180 from the last one.
i like it tho. again, another poem where I can say "been there."
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Postby charlesp » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:56 am

xcheck24 wrote:again, another poem where I can say "been there."


Well, I think the definition of a Mets fan is "Soulless husk"... or something like that :D

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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:58 am

HEY! I've got soul! You haven't heard my Jose chant! :P
So, charles, BITE ME! :D

ok, i'm not good with poetry forms. . .what is this one, mudge?
Someone should teach me poetry forms :cry:
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:59 am

Yeah . . . Mets fans . . . THAT'S what I was thinking . . .
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:14 am

I'm in awe, Mudge. You don't mind if I name both you and Mlou as Poet Laureates of Word Trip?

I really like the line: "If hearts can die, can souls be far behind?" That's stirring the old creative juices in me. Don't know what it will be but it's a "sticker".
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:28 pm

xcheck24 wrote:ok, i'm not good with poetry forms. . .what is this one, mudge?
Someone should teach me poetry forms :cry:


Sonnet. Rhyming poem composed of three quatrains and a couplet in iambic pentameter.
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:33 pm

I figured it was a sonnet
arent there a number of sonnet forms, tho?
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Postby mslover » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:44 pm

my response to your poem mudge was one of my own (tho not in sonnet form as i am really bad trying to play by "rules")...

i have been here before
where love lies cold
its grave created by time
i remember the chill of loneliness
how it seeped inside me
icy fingers strangling my heart ~

yet will spring come again,
the crocus push through frozen earth
undaunted, in new life
created from where all was winter
and a hopeful breath, drawn in
thaws the chill of broken memories.

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

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Postby Mlou » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:05 pm

Masterful sonnet, Mudge!
Except you're nowhere old enough yet to pull mem'ries around you and shiver...
you'd better say "I'll" shiver.....sometime way in the future. Now if it were I....oh, well...the future arrives sooner than we expect, darn it! :)
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:07 pm

Too young?
Because I'm only "halfway to dusk"?
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Postby Mlou » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:11 pm

Oh, that's stretching. The sun isn't over the yardarm yet and you're still having brunch! :wink:
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Postby mslover » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:34 pm

btw - love that phrase, halfway to dusk...

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

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