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A Different Dab O' Ink - Contest Challenge

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Marge Tindal
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A Different Dab O' Ink
~*Marge Tindal*~

Grab your quill and fill it
with a different dab o' ink
Tell me what images flood your mind
within this challenging piece of think~

Paint it pink - or paint it gray
Squeeze it until it sings
See just what can come of
the magic your muses bring~

The phrases are not too fancy
as to render the muses mute
You can write 'em classic
La-dee-dah, or cute~

Form is not important
nor is there a quota or limit
Come on - engage your thoughts
throw yourself right in it~

You can don a bonnet
and pen your heart-felt sonnet
Or you can just wing it
and let the blues sing it~

Now if you're at the ready
On your mark, get-set, go
Write 'em fast
or write 'em slow~

Let your muses run free
through these shared thoughts from me
The only rule that I will state
It must be 'clean as a whistle'
- so all can relate~

There is a prize being offered by moi`
an autographed copy of
Voices on the Web
Passions first book of poetic love~

The cut-off date is midnight, December 8
And I am the only judge
So don't be trying to bribe me
Cause my impartiality just won't budge !

So that I'm sure not to miss it
please send a copy of the URL
straight to the box
that holds all my e-mail

Here are the phrases
whichever your muse chooses
Everyone wins in poetry penned
and nobody really loses !

Inspirational phrases~


When Sunlight Falls

Whispers Of Dawn

Butterscotch Sky

How Long Did It Take You To Get That Ugly ?

Be Not A Stranger To Love

Sentimental Shakedown

First Love - First Kiss

Across A Field Of Lilacs Spread

Take Me Back To Yesterday

When God Gets Done With Me

How Many Shades Of Green

Mama, Get Off That Train

Baker's Dozen

*Just pen a poem using one of these phrases for your inspiration.
*Post it and send me a copy of the URL so that I may judge it.
*My e-mail address is listed in my signature.
*The prize of the Voices on the Web will be awarded to the poet who pens the poem I like best.
*Prize will be mailed when the notified winner furnishes me with hers/his address.

How easy is this ???
*BIG SMILES*
Above all .... have FUN~
~*Marge*~



~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 11-30-2001).]

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1 posted 11-29-2001 11:30 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Well now! There is a fine challenge to stir my ink well......you are so fun. I'm in!  
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2 posted 11-29-2001 11:48 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You mean something like this, Marge...?

How long did it take you to get that ugly?
Have you been that way since birth?
Or did some accident cause you to be
The ugliest thing on Earth??

Did the doctor slap your mother's face
The moment you came out?
Ripley must have died to get your pic
Of that I have no doubt!

Did your dog refuse to lick you
Without a steak around your neck?
Did the sight of you turn everyone
Into a nervous wreck?

They say that beauty is only skin deep
But ugly goes clear to the bone.
I know you're my best friend, ole LongJohn, my pal
And I love ya...now leave me ALONE!!!!!!!!

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Is this whatcha mean, Marge???

When sunlight falls
From a butterscotch sky
Whispers of dawn
Take me back to yesterday
Across a field of lilacs spread
To my first love - first kiss.

I decided to be not a stranger to love.
The sentimental shakedowns
Had left me how many shades of green?

You looked at me and said
"How long did it take you to get that ugly?"
I told you you would change your tune
When God gets done with me!

So, Mama, get off that train!
I ain't no kissin' cousin!
Kiss me twelve times then once more..
Let's make a baker's dozen!!


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4 posted 11-30-2001 01:46 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

HI kids ~
Now e-mail me those URL's on the poems you post.
Balladeer ... you crack me up ... now POST the darned things ! LOL~
Amazing you are~

SEA~
Love it ... have fun~
I'll be checking them all out thoroughly~

I'm smiling big time here~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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5 posted 11-30-2001 10:01 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

*BUMP*
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http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum52/HTML/001126.html

since you will be notified of replies on this one... Athena shall send you this e-mail  

This is such a great idea... thanks for the opportunity...

regards, my friend,
sudhir
P.S. before I forget, this one is a great poem too...  
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Thanks for the *BUMP* SEA~

Sudhir~
The URL to your lovely piece has been received in my mailbox~

*I'll be gone for the weekend ...  
but keep 'em coming friends~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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8 posted 11-30-2001 05:35 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

ah a challenge.....well I think it's about time to tickle my muse a bit, think her day offs must be over....*lol*

well I'll see if I can wake my muse now   .

~*Theresia~*

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9 posted 11-30-2001 06:54 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Glad to see you made the cutoff Dec 8. My muse is under the weather for a few days.
Maybe something will come floating down from the next aurora....
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10 posted 11-30-2001 08:34 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

"Across A Field Of Lilacs Spread"

Perfect for a villanelle.  Margie, you're on.

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11 posted 11-30-2001 08:39 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Oh dear, I do it all the wrong way

Submitted first and forgot to tell you what a wonderful thought within a poem you gave us.

Titia

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Brilliant idea Marge. When I'm done my homework for workshop, I just may attempt one of these. I see others have started already, and it's great to see the different interpretations people can put on the same lines.

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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Margie girl,
Love the challenge, but I got derailed by Deer's responses it may take me a while to recover and respond. Although I think the butterscotch sky is called. mmm I love butterscotch and to have a sky of it...
Keth

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~~~~BUMP~~~~

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Want to use the pics on my website? Just let me know. http://communities.msn.com/Titiasplace/http://comm

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*I'm LOVING these responses and the poems each of you are creating are MARVELOUS~
Thanking each of you for your participation and eagerly anticipating even more~

Off on a little 'love-in' weekend ...
Will be checking out each and every poem~
Keep 'em coming~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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Margie darling sister on mine heart, I'll think about it, I can't promise you more than that.

This is such a wonderful idea, and your writing is utterly amazing.

Love and warm stuff
as always
Mushy
    


I am particularly drawn to the title Whispers Of Dawn

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

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Marge, this is such a fun idea! Of course, I was green with envy that I didn't think of it, but then I don't have such a great prize to offer either. Thanks for the inspiration and fun. So of course, my poem is Shades of Green, though I could only present it in one shade!!!  
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A marvelous way to inspire others, Marge! I know I've probably missed reading one or two entries, but if you need another judge, don't call me!  I've seen too many that would just cause ties...they are all wonderful!
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Dear Marge,  I just found your challenge and had just finished a poem that fits your "Take Me Back to Yesterday" and was wondering what to do with it.  Love,  Joyce
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Well, I can see by this amazing poem and challenge that I am just going to have to give it a try. Magnificent writing, Marge. **hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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Okies..I'm going to participate if I can get my little poetic mind running in the direction of smiles and hope instead of dissappointment in someone right now!   Thanks for the challenges, Marge! Should I prepare my acceptance poem now or later?   I'm just joking, yanno?  

Your storm of assumption feeds anger I am calm enough to hold inside. Don't pretend to know me if you've never put stretched out your heart with since

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ok im in..
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allright i made one but i really dont like it..lets pretend i didnt write it.. lemme sit with my thoughts and concoct a masterpiece..
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Let me ask one question,
Before this masterpiece I write.
I would like to try more than one
Do you think that would be alright?

"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you."
-Winnie-the-Pooh

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