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Poetwheel
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0 posted 07-10-99 01:47 PM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

Please add to this as you see fit...

List 1a: Euphemisms for death

1. The big sleep
2. Permanent vacation
3. The Horizontal slide
4. Pushing up daisies
5. Hard-core relaxation

Any more?
PW

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Genea
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1 posted 07-10-99 02:09 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

why dont we think up euphemisms for something a bit more upbeat?

Just a suggestion :-)
Poet deVine
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Kicking the bucket.
Going to see your Maker.
Passing on/over
Bite the dust.
Bought the farm.


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

Going to a better place.
Poetwheel
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4 posted 07-10-99 11:30 PM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

Fine work from all who applied! My favorite, bought the farm....
Genea, sure we could liven things up (pardon the pun...) How about similes?

List 1b. As blank as a blank...

1. Red as a rose
2. Dumb as an ox
3. Stunned as me arse (Newfanese)
4. Sly as a fox

Any more?

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orpheus
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Lost as a poet.
True as a broken promise.
Irresistable as imperfection.
Warm as the night.
Umpredictable as silence.

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6 posted 07-11-99 10:12 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

How about:
Pretty as a picture
and after that I'm drawing a blank..
Help..

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Elizabeth
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7 posted 07-11-99 11:54 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Loyal as a dog.
Dark as the night.
Deep as the ocean.
Blue as the sky.
Meek as rabbits.
Quiet as a mouse.

Are we looking for any simile, or just cliches?

Oh, and here are some more:
Happy as a clam (?).
Sweet as sugar.
Easy as pie.
Hot as hell.
Cold as ice.

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth (edited 07-11-99).]
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Dumb as a box of rocks
Hot as a firecracker
Weak as a kitten
Smart as a whip (how smart can that be?)
Skittish as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
Lies like a rug.

Nan
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The Great Beyond....

oh - you want a simile....

Soft as a Grape



[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 07-11-99).]
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10 posted 07-12-99 12:28 PM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

I like the skittish as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but what about kittens being weak?



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Mokagrl14
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I luv the cat and rockong chair thing...adorable...How about:
As White As Snow
As Loud As Day (Not sure if this exists...)
As Dark As Night
As soft as a baby's bottom :O)

And thats all I came up with...hmm...
Poetwheel
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12 posted 07-15-99 09:10 PM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

Excellent work guys...some good examples there may inspire...
PW

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Nan
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A Simile is as easy as Pie, but a Metaphor is a Piece of Cake





[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 07-17-99).]
Poetwheel
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Not hard to tell you're a teacher nan! Thanks for the cue...
PW

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popped your cloggs,
Six feet under
redwriter1
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go rent. the new Robin Williams movie..

it has them all!!.. (smile)

Patch Adams.. (bring lots of kleenex)
(smile)
redwriter1
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ok just one.. from the movie..

"blinking for an extrodiary long period of time" (sorry about the spelling)
(i don't get kicked out for that do i?)

(hahahah) i love that one.!
LngJhnAg
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lessee - Are we contributing material for future poems? I'll assume that's the case and try to keep my list semi-poetic:

Dying

Walking through the door
Going toward the light
At peace once more
Safe from darkest night
Resting in His arms
Standing by His side
Safe from all harm
A final wish Goodbye


Similes

As lonesome as the zephyr's cry
As tender as a heart's first love
As gentle as lover's sigh
As strong as a Mother's bond
As cold as a betraying word
As hot as passion's need
As high as a soaring spirit
As low as the wind's lonesome moan


elvira
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[This message has been edited by elvira (edited 08-22-99).]
Sue
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Gone to feed some worms
Quit smoking for the last time

Sharp as a mother-in-law's tongue
Greasy as cheap french fries
Relaxed as a sleeping cat
Happy as a kid with his first bike
angel girl
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21 posted 08-13-99 03:31 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

Hey Nan, your a teacher, right? Your quote "A Simile is as easy as Pie," I do believe is a metaphor (hehehehe).

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You'll get enough sleep when you're dead!

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Angel
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I thought a simile was a comparison using like or as and a metaphor is a comparison without like or as. Then wouldn't Nan be right? Just wondering>

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Nan
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Hey guys (particularly angel girl)- Trust me, OK???...
I know from whence I spout...





[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 08-14-99).]
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