TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE = 8-3-10

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TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE = 8-3-10

Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:14 pm

Time flies when you're having fun..where did Tuesday come from this quickly?? On that note, a challenge:

1. Anything you want to write about time.

2. And, going along with the present glum mood, let's have a poem about bones.

3. Finally, the always dependable word list. Let's have some really upbeat verses from it.
thread, rising, slip, finish, clarity, hour, counting, vague, hope, grace
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby LilacWine » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:51 am

Bone Poem

My bones must be terribly shy;
they've not been seen for years.

Still the surgeon says they're there,
waning away,
beneath the all that is me.

He's looking forward to the day
he can replace them with steel.

I think to the future , years away,
I hope, and to the cremetorium
and the shining knees
I'll leave behind.
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Postby Mlou » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:24 am

lol I beat you, Lilac...I already HAVE a shining knee. Althought these days it's not steel, more like plastic, haha.
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Postby mae » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:32 am

#3

Week-end Getaway

A thread of smoke rising upward
slips into the atmosphere
to finish its journey to oblivion.

Fishing poles stacked against a tree
add clarity to the scene.
The hour is early.
Counting the lumps ringing the campfire
tells us the whole family is still asleep.

Their last vague dreams before waking
are full of hope.
May the fishing gods grant them grace.


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Postby mae » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:34 am

Re: fake knees - mine's titanium. Ahem. Just sayin... :roll:

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Postby Mlou » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:37 pm

Ah, mae...what a lovely weekend! Who gets to clean the fish? :) Nice take on the words...
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Postby mae » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:42 pm

I hate fishing. I'm not cleaning them. Fishing is so B-O-R-I-N-G! I take a pad along to draw or write. Or I sleep.

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Postby Mlou » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:48 pm

You bring back memories. My Dad would get up WELL before dawn, and bundle us into the car and head for Salisbury Beach (NH) to cast on the right flow of the tide. We'd just lie on blankets on the beach until the sun came up. He had to clean 'em but Mom would cook. :-D
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:24 pm

(Word list)

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

A rising sun reveals
the clarity of morning.
How vague shapes
take form and substance,
slipping from darkness
into dawn, gracing
the hopeful hour with beauty!

Minutes twine the threads of light
already knowing the outcome,
as a weaver counting the warp and
woof can see to the finish
while yet the pattern remains
a dream in his blind eye.
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Postby mslover » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:12 pm

Just a quickie:

Seconds Past

i watch the clock.
seconds pass by
s.l.o.w.l.y.
knowing nothing, being nothing,
expecting nothing,
while i sit,
longing for a purpose
behind each tick of its hands.

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

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:27 pm

Now that's boredom! :) Get up and run around the block...
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Postby mslover » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:43 pm

LOL... and come back to have... nothing to do - think i'll just leave work early! :D

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

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby Olsenpotter » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:09 am

Unknown

"Body found in River Bank. Identity: Unknown. Cause of Death: Unknown. Any helpful information may be addressed to Heyburn Police Dept."

I left your bones along the river bank.

They'll be clean, shiny even,
once the water and sand has taken away
all your fears, doubt, sins;

the things that plague people with Identities.

So in a way, you're free from all that.
You've been stripped of everything
and been given nothing,

so nothing can hold you back.

Here you are bathing in the river
not clinging to, not grasping for, not wanting
the life it offers our community.

You are a brave soul with no face.
An unknown hero.
Last edited by Olsenpotter on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Mlou » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:25 am

Wow, OP...macabre but for a killer, he's quite poetic. :) IF he killed her/him. We don't actually know where he got the bones. Really good job on the prompt!
(need another p for stripped, I'm sure that's what you meant)
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Postby Olsenpotter » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:53 am

When I started this the speaker was just a bystander, who was walking along the beach and found some bones. Then I thought, heck, why not make it the killer who has an extreme issue with the falsity of people.

It's a lot darker than I meant, but I really like it.
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Postby mslover » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:19 pm

OP - i watch enough CSI to believe some killers might actually do that. it is dark but also interesting.

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

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

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