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Alastair's Ego (one of my fav reposts)

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Alicat
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0 posted 02-24-2001 12:47 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alicat

"I AM"

I am the Semantic Picassso and Culinary Hound
I wonder if one hand clapping makes half a sound
I hear in silent forests the falling tree's ap
I see ragged chorus line angels on pinheads tap
I want to see my writings printed and bound
I am the Semantic Picassso and Culinary Hound

I pretend on the job that I'm earning bread
I feel Viagrad angels dancing on my head
I touch leathery wings of a horny angel
I worry I will never hear the falling tree cl
I cry bitter tears for this abortive sound
I am the Semantic Picassso and Culinary Hound

I understand that angels often need to dance
I say, "Help me, I'm in a soft-shoe trance!"
I dream my works included in a child's education
I try to make the cl and ap estrangéd, one
I hope something hears the falling tree hit ground
I am the Semantic Picassso and Culinary Hound

5-6-99, written in response to a challenge

Background: XAngel, way back when, submitted this challenge to the old timers back on Old Blue. Since then, this challenge has popped up from time to time with wonderful results. Thanks again, Heather.

Note: This repost is not a challenge. I was just thinking about it the other day, as one of my favorite autobiographical poems. And it does, as it should, tell a lot about me, should you know how to read betwixt lines.


Alicat, the Persnikitty


“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin


© Copyright 2001 Alastair Adamson - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 02-24-2001 01:06 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You is the CAT!!!

Enjoyed it and all the versions thereon unto spawned.


[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 02-24-2001).]
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2 posted 02-27-2001 06:00 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I liked this.......I thought this was written quite well. nice to see something so old being reposted and brought upon my eyes.
My eyes give you a warm thank you.



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
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3 posted 02-28-2001 02:14 PM       View Profile for fractal007   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fractal007

Allicat:

This one was rather humourous in parts, but also quite intriguing. What exactly was the challenge? Was it just an autobiographical challenge, or something more along the lines of a certain technical aspect of poetry?

"If history is to change, let it change. If the world is to be destroyed, so be it. If my fate is to die, I must simply laugh"

-- Magus
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4 posted 02-28-2001 06:37 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Thanks deVine and Dopey. DD, I gather you must've really like this one, since your reply contained more than 2 lines. Congrats again on exceeding your posting mark!

Fractal, thanks! This was a challenge from XAngel, way back on Old Blue. It has since been revived twice here at PiP. You can find the first thread here. The topic contains the instructions for the poem, though no formatting guidelines were given, that being up to the poet.

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5 posted 03-06-2001 04:37 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

For some reason this looks awfully familiar... where and when did I see it before? Yep this poem says a lot about you... it comes and it goes...DUH!
Nah really.. I still love this one.
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6 posted 04-22-2001 10:47 AM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

I feel like I know you a thousand times better now, Cat.     And that's definitely a good thing.
Great job on the poem!  I'll give the challenge a peek.  
~Allan

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
~Unknown

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