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Poetwheel
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0 posted 07-09-99 11:41 PM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

I sat atop China
and contemplated my fate
I had escaped a boiling tank...
now here I lie
the strong stench of dirty feet
and vegetables abound.
Then it came...
digging and twisting, metal teeth into my insides before I am thrust into a crushing, dark pit. What could I be?

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1 posted 07-10-99 07:24 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

food.

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Poetwheel
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2 posted 07-10-99 10:40 AM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

More specific... spaghetti, smothered in parmesian and tomatoes! Thanks sunshine.
PW

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Ron
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3 posted 07-10-99 11:08 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

You think Parmesan smells like dirty feet?
Poetwheel
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4 posted 07-10-99 12:02 PM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

Ron- absolutely! Other things that smell like dirty feet:
1-Tacos
2-once washed tupperware
3-wet velcro

Now see what you've started!
PW

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Nan
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5 posted 07-10-99 06:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

What's the one thing that smells worse than anything else in the world?????

For me it's MOTHBALLS eeeeuuuwwwww!!!


[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 07-10-99).]
Poetwheel
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Good one Nan! How about wet dog? or a 'just used' locker room!
PW

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Mokagrl14
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LOL, lovely topic, we went from food, to things that smell! GOOD COMBINATION! Anywho...I think the worst smelling thing would have o be my brothers socks after he gets home from work, You cant even imagine!

Krista :O)

(oh! And about the food thing in the beginning, Couldnt it also be a crab??Or lobster!?)
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No, in my opinion the worst smelling thing in the whole world are workout clothes that haven't been washed in months...or even years...(my dad and my brother, ewe!)

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At the risk of being a bit crude I would have to say none of those things smell as bad as a dog fart.
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10 posted 07-24-99 09:04 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Your bad food thrown out to the gabage?
Ron
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Strangely enough, the thought of some of these odors (mothballs, wet dogs, and especially workout clothes) bring back some very fond memories for me. We use the sense of vision and touch so much in our poetry, maybe it would be interesting to see some verses that evoke our other senses more?
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I agree with Ron (smile) One of my favorite smells (sorry) is errr cow... doo doo.

I'm sorry.. but everytime I drive by a field of cows. I'm taken back to the farm I grew up on.. and a million memories flood into my mind..and as I pass... the memory fades away...

I think I shall stop next time.. and park awhile.
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[This message has been edited by elvira (edited 08-22-99).]
Nan
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What smells really, really good???
The beach - after a rainstorm...
angel girl
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I have to agree with you, Nan. The beach smells awsom by itself, but after a rainstorm, it's even better. Nothing compares. Sorry guys.

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
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Long, long ago,
in China I'm told,
to England was traded some tea.
And soon his majesty
sent soldiers and thieves,
to India looking for gold...
yeah.
Poppies...
yeah.


Is that the answer to the question (poppies=opium?)If so, or if not... do you know the song from the above lines????

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oh i tried... but i can't resist.... my favorite smell is rain.... the worst smell.... bad breath... :Pblech!

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vlraynes
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Ok...i realize this is an ancient post,
but i can't resist...i have to answer it.
i think it's about 'rice'...  

what does anyone else think?  

~vicky




"...until you have read the verse on his
heart, you have not truely met the poet."
-vlraynes




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fractal007
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Maybe it's a rock.  I know this may not be very well-supported, but we need to remember that 'china' is spelled with a capital C.  Maybe it's a rock that was used in the making of the Great Wall of China.  

I know that the boiling tank part doesn't fit in well with this, but how about the dirty feet and the vegetables.  Maybe it's the stench of the soldiers feet, as they run around on the wall.  Maybe weeds have grown through the spaces between the stones.

THen, maybe a chariot came by, it's weight pressing the stone further into the floor.
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20 posted 11-24-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

some kind of food for sure!
  The only thing that I can visualize about dirty feet is grapes!  You know, stomping on them to make wine?
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21 posted 11-24-2000 07:56 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Nah nothing smells worst than a bag of compost thats been outside for years gathering rain and wahtever else anyway in answer to the question is it potatoes?

Life has got to chnage,
Nothing stays the same,
Soon it will be time,
For me to move on.

wayoutwalt
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geez i remember this post i miss ole poetwheel
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