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A Poetic Challenge!

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Poet deVine
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0 posted 02-02-2000 08:59 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine

If I were a poet,
Would I speak in rhyme
Would my friends tell me
To shut up all the time?

If I were a poet
Could I find my muse
Would it be just mine
The only one I use

If I were a poet
Would it fulfill my wishes
Would I have to do laundry
And wash the dishes


Ok…listen up! I’ve got TWO challenges for you!

ONE: Everyone write a verse or two to follow this poem..it must begin with the same line I’ve used – If I were a poet –

The second challenge is to go to the Announcement Forum for a very important notice about a new feature we are testing at Passions!  

The first 5 teens who sign up for the program will be the testers!!!

If you'd like to volunteer to be a Mentor, hurry over and sign up..we are taking ALL names for Mentors to give the teens a longer list to choose from...

So….on your mark…get set..wait! don’t forget to come back and write a verse!…….GO!

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Mike
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1 posted 02-02-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike



If I were a poet,
And you my poetess,
I'd fill your heart with songs of love,
And with mine words caress.



[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 02-03-2000).]
G. A. Webb
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2 posted 02-02-2000 09:55 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

If I were a poet
My dreams I would cast
Before thousands of people
Of whom I've amassed

G

 Regret not that which you have done,
Rather that which you haven't

Nicole
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3 posted 02-02-2000 10:10 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

If I were a poet
What dreams I would weave
A tapestry of words
For everyone to read!




 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
WhtDove
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4 posted 02-02-2000 10:11 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

If I were a poet
I could touch your heart
With words on a paper
That my pen would impart
Marge Tindal
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5 posted 02-02-2000 10:30 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

If I were a poet
with words so sweet
I'd paint the world
at your feet.

If I were a poet
my words I'd send
to just one heart
that I could mend.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

January Flowers
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6 posted 02-02-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

If I were a poet,
My transcendentalist self would show
As I sat beneath the oak trees
and journaled like Thoreau.
Soleil
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7 posted 02-02-2000 11:05 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil

If I were a poet
Of spirit divine
Would I still go thru
Life's flashing stop signs?
mariee66
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8 posted 02-02-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Ok.. here it goes... :0 ~

If I were poet~
Could I make you blush~
Could my pen write a verse~
Creating a lovers hush~


 "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard

Lynn Wood
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9 posted 02-02-2000 11:31 PM       View Profile for Lynn Wood   Email Lynn Wood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn Wood

If I were a poet
Would I write as I dance
Or would I be better
In a field of daisies could I prance
SEA
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10 posted 02-02-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Here goes nothing............

If I were a poet,
could I claim fame
or just burn thy heart
with my words like a flame

-SEA-
Marilyn
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11 posted 02-02-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

If I were a poet,
I'd find a happy home.
A place where I could share my verse,
These friends would be my own.
mariee66
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12 posted 02-02-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

SEA~
That was smokin'~
TSSS.....
Skyfyre
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13 posted 02-02-2000 11:44 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

If I were a poet
Would it make me more real?
Would my value be read by
How I make others feel?

If I were a poet,
Would I love with my verse?
Would I render iambic
Yearning heart's sweet rehearse?

If I were a poet,
Would my boundaries expand?
Would I stroke far-off fancies
With invisible hands?

If I were a poet,
Would a kiss be much more?
Would poetic perception
Brighten all I adore?

If I were a poet,
I should yet question these --
For the chasing of wonders
Is the poet's disease.




 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Balladeer
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14 posted 02-02-2000 11:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

If I were a poet
And wanted to, I guess,
I could go to Sweden and
Become a poetess!!  
Temptress
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15 posted 02-03-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Geesh..Here's my attempt at rhyme.  Hope it suits.

If I were a Poet
How would I be known?
Cast to the sidelines
Or never alone?

If I were a Poet,
I'd spin honest tales,
Casting my lines,
With honest regale.
Astraea
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16 posted 02-03-2000 12:06 AM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

If I were a poet
I'd kiss the stars in my mind
Found and shared with friends around me
So they could know my find

If I were a poet
I'm sure I'd know a better way
To express the things I feel
With art, beauty and life and not just say

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."


Denise
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17 posted 02-03-2000 12:10 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I'm still trying...*thinking*
I'll have to get back to this.....
wayoutwalt
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18 posted 02-03-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

If I were a poet
I would just be me
That is the best way
For anyone to be
Christopher
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19 posted 02-03-2000 01:13 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

If I were a poet
(which we all know I'm not)
I think I would show it,
(but not a whole lot!)

If I were a poet,
(one who could rhyme)
I'd try to submit,
(well... every time!)

If I were a poet,
(here at Passions' place)
I'd spill out my spirit,
(oh what a disgrace!)

If I were a poet,
(which I never shall be)
I would be the misfit,
(And you'd still all love me!)
Little_Spyro
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20 posted 02-03-2000 01:16 AM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

If I were a poet,
I'd write all the time
For money, lots of it,
Made from my rhyme.

If I were a poet,
I'd write to those
That I love, those who know it
And in passionate prose.

If I were a poet,
My gift I wouldn't hide;
Instead, to all I'd show it
With great care and pride.

If I were a poet,
And fire I'd still breathe,
Into hearts I could blow it
And make others believe.


Okay, now what? Do I go to the Announcement Forum? Hey, I'm a teen...  

I just hope I'm not Number Six...and this had better not be the Village!
(reference to an old BBC series "The Prisoner")

[This message has been edited by Little_Spyro (edited 02-03-2000).]
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21 posted 02-03-2000 01:42 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

If I were a poet,
I would write poems...
Elizabeth Santos
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22 posted 02-03-2000 01:45 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

If I were a poet
I'd write you a rhyme
In iambic pentameter's
Wonderful chime

If I were a poet
I'd write you as well
A beautiful sonnet
A sweet villanelle

If I were a poet
I'd do it just right
So Nan would be able
To sleep through the night
Justbleu
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23 posted 02-03-2000 01:51 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

If I were a poet...
You would see this all strange
All the abstractions I use to explain
All my perfectly chaotic ways


[This message has been edited by Justbleu (edited 02-03-2000).]
Meadowmuse
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24 posted 02-03-2000 02:06 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



If I were a poet
'stead of sad silhouette
I'd write sonnets and syncope
to my love laureate

If I were a poet
I would write of him there
Murmering limerick and lullaby
'gainst my silversoft hair

If I were a poet
I would capture again
Oh his face, full of rapture
'pon my sesame skin

If I were a poet
no more sorrow to curse
I would write my love home
from his Heavenly Verse


Claire
 
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