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Sunshine
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0 posted 08-23-99 01:58 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The Honest Forum Scale

On a scale, you know, of one to ten,
there issues a challenge from my poison pen.
I now ask the forum judges to view my worst
and perhaps they’ll scale it with a winning “first”.

Of course, “first” is right there, close to zero
thus my poem would be no heartfelt hero,
and if scaled around the middle, something like five,
then I’d have some optimism of keeping my muse alive.

If for some reason, a seven it would gain
why, I’d maybe pick up my poison pen again,
and if it [gasp] should rank a stable eight
well, then, beers on the house, and we’d all celebrate.

But a Masterful Ten? Well, heavens, I never…
for it would take years of debauchery to be that clever.
To master the Masters? Nah, I don’t think that’s for me
I’d rather sit back and muse on their web-oriented reverie.

23 August, 1999
©KRJ

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 08-23-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Balladeer
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1 posted 08-23-99 03:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dear Sunshine, what you write is fine
Easily rates at least a nine
And your warmth and generosity
Is worth at least a twenty-three!
Sunshine
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2 posted 08-23-99 03:06 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ahh, the beers got to Balladeer...from whence the generosity. Hey, 'deer, so much for my challenges...you have yet to respond to my response to your challenge for a riverboat gambler. Probably best you haven't...I think I'll go back and edit it somewhat.

LngJhnAg
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3 posted 08-23-99 03:13 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Dear Sunshine, a nine won't do,
If I am to get free home brew.
I'll bid higher than Master Deer,
A 9.2. Now, where's my beer?

erk... Did 'Deer also bid 23?
He's a devil when beer's for free.
I'll match his bid, but not exceed,
'Cause a beer with 'Deer is what I need.
Skyfyre
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4 posted 08-23-99 08:43 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Sunshine, this was adorable. Brought a smile to my face -- I think anyone who is brave enough to write down their thoughts and innermost feelings in poetry deserves a "10". The only thing we should be judging is how well we read it!

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(When I hear the bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

Poet deVine
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5 posted 08-24-99 01:06 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I never lie or my nose will grow
so I must in truth tell you
if others say a 9 or 10,
I'll say a forty two!

Forty two minus ten
is thirty two you see
and thirty two minus nine
must be twenty three!

(loved it by the way!)
traveler
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Sunshine ...thank you for the wonderful work ..and thanks to all of the responders who took your challange ...what a great way to start my day ... I'll be smiling till lunch thinking of this ...
Sunshine
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Oh, geez, now I've got a beer war, or a bidding war, not sure which,
between two greats! What a stitch!

And PdV, I really get a kick when people comment in rhyme! I'd like to see it all the time!

Nochtdraco and Traveler, thank you for your comments. If a faceless webber can make you smile, then it surely made my day worthwhile!

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Nan
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GuinNess all around - On the house....
Toerag
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9 posted 08-27-99 12:32 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Sunshine I've seen their scores they've given,
What kinda beer? Not Pabst Blue Ribbon?
I think what you wrote is really great,
Somewhere ranking 'bout nine point eight.

Now Balladeer said a twenty three,
LongJohn matched that, so he agreed,
I'll add on another ten,
Now would ya splurge for Heineken?
Sunshine
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10 posted 08-27-99 01:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh Toe, cannot you see?
Nan's done taken the
responsibility for me
of Open House and
free Home Brew...
I'll see you all at
quarter past two!

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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