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A new challenge from Sunshine

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Sunshine
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0 posted 05-31-2000 01:54 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Take a word, any word...[OK, a clean word] and RUN, do not walk, to your nearest thesauraus, [or you could use your computer's program] do some cross checking, do a little more cross-checking, and from all of the synonyms that you bring up...y'got it...create a poetic piece!  Have fun!


 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

serenity blaze
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1 posted 06-02-2000 02:07 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

working on this one--but for an added challenge, my friend and I chose words for each other....having fun...check ya later.
brian madden
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2 posted 06-03-2000 08:30 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

here is something I lashed out, I am hiding here. I ended up with the word "Irritable."
I had a bit of fun with this one.

Irritable

I decided to partake in this challenge,
Who knows might be fun.
I went searching for my thesaurus, found it after an hour.
I selected a word at random, my finger landed on " Irritable."
Oh brother, look what I have done.
How I am supposed to write a poem
about that when I am not even sullen.
What line should go next, how should I approach this,
humour rhyme or sonnet? Oh I am feeling confused,
I am feeling vexed, this poem is a hex. I think I might blow a fuse.
Ok lets go with this what have I to lose…
"Only my mind, " mumbled beneath my breath, I refuse
to get morose, it is only a poem no need to be sour.
I could scream, fit to fly into a rage,
to tear up my thesaurus page by page.
Oh it is aggravating me, laughing as I struggle
to drag the words from my brain.
I am ok, I am not deranged…someone save me from this harassment,
all too much. I just can't do this, I mean how can I write
about been irritable when I am a picture of serenity,
as happy as can be, watch the thesaurus burn burn burn,
I am finally…oops what word I am looking for,
where is that thesaurus? "AW SHOOT!"
now I am really irritable.  




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"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"


[This message has been edited by brian madden (edited 06-03-2000).]
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3 posted 06-03-2000 01:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Brian, I think this is a wonderful job, and shouldn't remain hidden.  Why don't you post it in Open?  Well done!

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

serenity blaze
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4 posted 06-03-2000 02:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sunshine, I think someone should move this for him---he seems a little grouchy now....(cute, brian!)
Tennessee Angel
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5 posted 06-03-2000 06:14 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

I hope I'm doing this right.  Just wanted to say that you did a great job Brian.  I'm working on one myself.  It's an interesting exercise.  
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6 posted 06-04-2000 09:03 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Hello Tennessee Angel!  Welcome to Passions. Yes, you managed to post a reply just fine.

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

Sudhir Iyer
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7 posted 06-06-2000 02:20 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Karilea, I have posted a something on the Open #7 forum in response to this fabulous challenge, hope that you enjoy it...

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
Moon Dust
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8 posted 06-07-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Ok, quite a challenge,

Achromatism

Colourless, Hueless, Toneless,
The way I precive my life,
Blank and lacklustre,
And oh so boring,
Faint, faded, fading,
And slowly slipping,
Ghastly pale dead,
Or nealy.


 We are all poets, its just some people dont know it yet.
kaile
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9 posted 07-19-2000 02:43 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

Sunshine, posted my response in the Corner Pub..hope you like

btw, Brian, your poem brought a smile to my face....i believe i seldom read more light-heartened poems from you and am glad i read this different style of poetry from you

Enjoyed your attempt too, Maria
monique
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10 posted 07-19-2000 05:26 AM       View Profile for monique   Email monique   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for monique

Brian!

Geniusly done gem
What a 'Twist and Shoot'

I had a taste of your poem
I had to look for my thesaurus too

Patience got in the way of my perseverance
I almost lost my composure
But endurance built a fortitude longsuffering forbearance attitude
  
At the calmness of sea of books
I refused to be passive

The courage of my persistence
Found the object desired
Serenity in Sunshine's challenge

monique

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11 posted 07-19-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Wow, Kaile, Monique...both, great jobs!  Enjoyed much!  Thank you!

Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ


Fairy Princess
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12 posted 07-20-2000 02:21 AM       View Profile for Fairy Princess   Email Fairy Princess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fairy Princess's Home Page   View IP for Fairy Princess

Dave!

You make me happy,
When I'm sad our there to cheer me up,
But we are so far away from each other,
But I still love you.
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