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Acrostic Sestina 1(Challenge from Christopher)

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Sally S.
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0 posted 10-27-1999 12:00 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sally S.

Christopher asked for one...and I wrote two....This first one is my humorous attempt.

When will I learn?

I’ve often wondered how to say,
NO to those who challenge me.
Every time they ask , I am there...
Victim of “poetic embrace”
Eventually, I will learn,
Right after this fine task at hand.

Counting time! Meter forms my hand.
Onward! Upward! They have me say.
Under breath ask...When will I learn?
Luckily, there is time for me!
Dodging bullets for this embrace.
Willing now, I’m almost there.

Awkward as I’m getting there,
Lurking blisters form on my hand,
Kicking myself, Hey! What embrace?
Ask me what I’m trying to say.
Wouldn’t help so don’t ask me!
Angst and tears are what I will learn!

Yet so much more I could learn
From my adventure, “getting there.”
Relief is forming now for me.
Oh can’t I just once raise my hand?
Might just get through this I say,
And hold this work in warm embrace.

Now longing for that warm embrace,
I’ve set my goals and I will learn.
Maybe next time I will not say...
”Put me down! Oh, yes! I am there!”
Only now, my time is at hand.
Say a little (big) prayer for me!

Shortly, the words will falter me.
I’m lost in “poetic embrace.”
Be kind, this pen’s stuck in my hand!
Let Go!
Oh, will I never learn?
Easy does it now…almost there!
Take this pen! That’s what I would say.

All smile with me! I may yet learn.
See now? Embrace was always there.
KERPLUNK! My hand! (What can I say?)



[This message has been edited by Sally S. (edited 10-27-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Sally - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-27-1999 12:56 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You made an acrostic from an entire sentence. Seems like an impossible task. Well done, Sally.
Watcher666
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2 posted 10-27-1999 01:59 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Nicely done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Denise
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3 posted 10-27-1999 05:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

An acrostic sestina, oh my, oh my, what can I say? EXCELLENT!

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Denise
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4 posted 10-27-1999 05:47 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This was some feat ... and you handled it well!

Nocht

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

Skyfyre
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5 posted 10-27-1999 05:48 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I stand in awe. You have conquered this mountain with ease, Sally. I commend you.

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

Dark Angel
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6 posted 10-27-1999 05:53 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Sally, what can I say, I loved this, as I love Acrostics, Well Done!

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 10-27-1999 06:36 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wow....impressive. You lived up to the challange well
Sally S.
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8 posted 10-27-1999 11:13 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Thank you all so much. These last two poems really WERE a challenge! This place is full of so many wonderful people. It truly is a special place. Again, I thank you.
Michael
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9 posted 10-28-1999 08:00 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Definately worth bringing back to the front page Sally...I am most impressed with this one.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


 
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