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Poetic Joust Challenge!!

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Sven
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0 posted 06-08-2000 01:08 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

Hearken people of Passions poets all
Gather ye round and give ear to my call
I, Sir Sven, Knight of Romance bold
Challenge the Men of Passions young and old
Challenge them to a joust most poetic
In celebration of Love's grand aesthetic

The rules of this challenge are quite clear
Simply write a poem about love most dear
The poem can be of any style and form
And must stir feelings gentle and warm]
Ladies of Passions we will sing for you
With our tales of love, your hearts we'll woo

So Men of Passions, the challenge has been spoken
Will you offer more than just a token?
Will you pick up the gauntlet thrown down
Men of Passions, poets of world renown?
I know that you will each offer your best
To show that you can indeed pass this test.


Balladeer, LngJn, Parker, Danny, First Knight, jwesley, Mike, Eagle One, sea_of_okc, Brian, Kevin, RSEvans, Jeffrey, Sudhir, jmlee, and all Male members of Passions. . .

Gentlemen, the gauntlet has been thrown, I will expect your responses Post Haste!!  I demand satisfaction Gentlemen. . .

Ladies of Passions. . . I bow to you in humble service, please cheer for your favorites. . . encourage them, offer them inspiration. . . and above all, enjoy the show!!

Gentlemen. . . LET THE JOUST BEGIN!!!!!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

© Copyright 2000 John Garcia - All Rights Reserved
wayoutwalt
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1 posted 06-08-2000 01:26 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

cool challenge and a heck of a fun poem in itself!
devina
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2 posted 06-08-2000 01:28 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I will totally be looking forward to this one!!! *curious* Great idea Sven!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

Janet Marie
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3 posted 06-08-2000 01:55 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

oh yea...this is gonna be good...
*dusting off and polishing pedestals*  
could get real hot in here this summer...
MAN I HOPE SO LOL
way to go sven-gator
later
jm
Sudhir Iyer
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4 posted 06-08-2000 03:56 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Thy humble servant, O sire of romance,
I, a rustic in mind, will hereupon take a chance,
Cupid's eye will blink, waiting for the dart,
Shot out from my bow, if it returns, will make a work of art...
....
....
I am gonna, gonna, give it a try,
I am gonna, gonna, take a chance,
I am gonna, gonna, write a love song, full of romance,
I am gonna make you all cry....

Ha ha ha  
What a teaser this one is Sven.

By the way, nice poem you have here in itself...

regards, sudhir


 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Colin
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5 posted 06-08-2000 05:11 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Brave Sir Sven, prepare to fight
for, a poem, I must write.
You, a challenge bold hast given,
now, I fear, you must be riven.
So, your words, prepare to wield,
on this poetic battlefield!

May the bravest knight stand victorious!
Eric

*grabbing thinking cap*
Sudhir Iyer
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6 posted 06-08-2000 06:22 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Sven Sir, I dunnit, posted first attempt on Open #7 already,

could you see if thats any good, poor rustic me is not so good at romance, had bad luck always.....

regards, sudhir

 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Kit McCallum
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7 posted 06-08-2000 06:35 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful challenge Sven, and said well in the flavour of the times!

Anticipating some great reads,
/Kit
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 06-08-2000 06:40 AM       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

Sven and the men~
Great challenge ...
we ladies will be swooning.
Oh, what fun !
~*Marge*~



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Marina
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9 posted 06-08-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

i can't wait for this!
( and james....well you know!!    

Marina


[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 06-08-2000).]
X Angel
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10 posted 06-08-2000 12:16 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

If there be a Knight of old
with passioned pen of purest gold
let him ken to my heart's plea
gain my tower, and rescue me!


oh this sounds wonderful!
I am very excited to see the resulting melee that comes from this!
~Heather
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11 posted 06-08-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

With phalanx ordered, shields in place
We move on the barbarians, quick apace.
Our archers aim, and loose first flight,
The barbarians wither, fall, then die.

What???  This isn't it??  But, Sven, you said you wanted a Romance poem, and this is a poem about Roman legions... now, if that ain't Romance, I would love to know what is.  (hmmphhh, he's always changing the rules...)


However, since I am now a married man (the sweet Lorelei owns my heart), I need not worry about romance anymore.  I can simply disregard this challenge because, as Corinne says, "Upon my finger is a ring."  Ohhhh the joys of matrimony - wherein romance is no longer needed to maintain a healthy relationship; wherein, the man is the ruler, and the woman is always submissive and always happy with the attentions she receives.

I'll be very upset if anybody tells lil Lorelei about this thread - VERY upset....
X Angel
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12 posted 06-08-2000 12:39 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

LORELEI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Where are ya??????

Ohhh Lorelei!!!!! Come see what Long John did!

>;oP~*

hehehe
~H
ethome
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13 posted 06-08-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

I am new here but would like to get in on this challange. What a great idea..
MagnoliaBlue
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14 posted 06-08-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for MagnoliaBlue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MagnoliaBlue

Hey Sven,

you romantic devil...

great poem...

great idea...

I can't wait!!!


MagnoliaBlue


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15 posted 06-08-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Sven
awesome challenge and even more
awesome poem you have here. you are
definitely the king of romance but this
shall be very interesting. i can't
wait to see what all you romantic fellas
got to say. and yes Janet...it's going to
be one hell of a HOTTT summer I got a
feeling. you better start practicing your
kissing girl. lol hmmm aimster is gonna sit
back and enjoy this one lol.
take care
amy  


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"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



Irie
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16 posted 06-08-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

OH GOODIE!!!! I can't wait! This is going to be sooo much fun!  
Hey LongJohn!!! Me thinks you need to read that challenge poem again!
No rules have changed!
I'm waiting to read!!!!
Hurry along now men.......


 ~Sheri
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17 posted 06-08-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Men of Passions, three poems have been written
By Knights who show no fear!
The poets whom by the challenge have been bitten
Are Eric, etpoet, and Sudhir!!

Eric has re-posted a poem describing a joust long ago
And Sudhir has looked into his heart
But for now, etpoet has stolen this grand show
With his tale of a love's new start.

So Men of Passions, why do you stand by and wait?
Do you fear these gentle posts?
Your presence is hoped for, your poems we humbly await,
Give not truth to my boasts!!  

Gentlemen, the fray has been entered, the meele established. . . these three Knights have taken the first steps. . . they and I await your entry. . . step forth good Knights. . . amaze and delight us all!!

Do not make me have to call each of you out by name Gentlemen. . .I demand satisfaction!!!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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18 posted 06-09-2000 02:14 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

The heart of this fair maiden is flamed with fire,
Waiting upon these brave knights to conspire,
Words of love, passionate romance,
Devotion of winning any maidens heart,
Let the poetry start,
I do so love a good challenge,
And to see thy windows of these hearts,
Hearts of knights, brave and true,
Any poetic love will do.....
Parker
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19 posted 06-09-2000 03:00 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Sven, I just noticed your challenge....
Well well my good King... I'll have to think on this... It seems posting old poems is ok in this challenge is it.... Well maybe I'll do that for a little breather, while I think up something new. You really want me to change gears here, I was just getting going with the Sigmund Freud personal and now you want Romeo. Well then Romeo it is....
I'm a lover not a fighter....
Oh, Juliet where for art thou Juliet....

Parker
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20 posted 06-09-2000 08:08 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

If only I could
Pick one I would
All the Knights here
And writing so Dear
I'll Not pick One
Even in name of Fun
So hear my Call
I want you ALL!!!!

Thank you for sending the challenge....but for making me pick....shame on you...lol    
Skyfyre
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21 posted 06-09-2000 09:52 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I gaze upon the gauntlet lately thrown
With eyebrows archly raised -- am I to be
Here silent?  Shall my ardor not be shown
In verses sweetly spun?  What primacy
Or privilege should gender here afford?
Cannot a Lady's quill as surely sing
Of Longing's bittersweet, of Love's reward?
What eloquence could male perspective bring?    
A Lady I may be, by God's design --
An object, I am not -- and thus, I say
I take the gauntlet's call as rightly mine,
And Heaven help the Man who says me nay!!

hehehe

Go ahead, I DARE you ...  

--Kess


 YOUR LIFE IS A TEST

It is only a test ...

If this were your Actual Life, you would have been given better instructions!



[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 06-09-2000).]
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22 posted 06-09-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Sir Sven, I just posted my answer to your challenge in open #7

great poem in here by the way

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

jfreak
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23 posted 06-09-2000 02:34 PM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

LOng John,

Well Man you may not recognize me for I keep a very low profile.  You see I am a freak...
but anyway...I must say I find this challenge thrilling.  So I will be the latest knight to take the joust.  And Take I WILL!!!!  Just ask the AngelX.  She knows of my strengths in these areas.  I have super powers...SO BEWARE.  
Parker
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24 posted 06-09-2000 02:48 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Kess, I say nay to saying nay..... You would just make us look bad anyway....

Parker
 
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