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I Am Challenge (courtesy of Alicat and JM)

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 01-03-2001 03:00 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"I AM"

I am (two special characteristics you have)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
I hear (an imaginary sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

I pretend (something you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something that really bothers you)
I cry (something that makes you very sad)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you really make an effort about)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

=============feel free to use mine as an example with the template ...
I recall a lot of people didnt "get it" till they saw a few poems posted as a
sample to follow ...  If I remember correctly when Ali posted this..he said
it had been done before originally by X Angel???

"I AM"  (challenge)

I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write,
I wonder why my best inspiration only comes in the middle of the night.
I hear the voices in my mind, old ghosts calling from the past,
I see promise in the light of day and pray it will last.
I want to know true contentment ... I think its finally in sight ...
I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write.

I pretend the losses don't get to me, I refuse to pay the cost
I feel like if I don't write ... a part of me will again become lost.
I touch old black and white photos, trying to hold on the memories made
I worry if I don't hold them near, the moments shared might begin to fade.  
I cry only in the night's shadows, my tears never to see light ...
I am I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write,

I understand that I must first learn to believe and trust in me,
I say thanks to God everyday for this gift and love of poetry.
I dream that my words will help heal the broken heart of a friend,
I try to always be fair and my understanding lend.
I hope to always be inspired even if it is only late at night ...
I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write,

Janet Marie


Kethry
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since 07-29-2000
Posts 9235
Victoria Australia


1 posted 01-03-2001 03:51 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

I am definitely going to try this...when I've had some sleep.
catch you later night write gator.
Keth


Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life. Patty Hansen.


Janet Marie
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since 01-22-2000
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2 posted 01-03-2001 07:18 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

just a note....
I've gotten a few Emails asking questions...
this template is a guideline ...
use the first two words given ..add your poetic answers to the request in the parenthesis ...
but you dont have to rhyme like I did ...
and if you look at Sen's in open you can see
another example of how you can work with in its boundaries ...
some people are more comfortable in the structure and some like to put their own poetic touches
enjoy!!

later I am gators
jm

Am I loved by my words
Will my vows weather the tide
Bended knees can forsee
all the rhythms of life
And a heart can be held without pride
~Vante
serenity blaze
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since 02-02-2000
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3 posted 01-04-2001 07:30 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and can I add...don't credit ME with the challenge...hell, I don't know who it belongs to, but I had to be badgered into doing it the only time I did...I thought it was alicat's, who supposedly got it from X angel..but I got the template from Janet Marie...and now? I am, officially lost.
Nan
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4 posted 01-04-2001 07:38 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

XAngel - Heather - was the first to bring this challenge to Passions - in the "Day of the Blue Pages"... long, long, ago...  ... I'll dig mine out and post it in Open... It was a fun one, folks..
doreen peri
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since 05-25-99
Posts 8028
Virginia


5 posted 01-04-2001 01:47 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

ok.... digging mine out, too.... my daughter wrote one last year, btw, at 7... and we posted it.... maybe i'll find that one, too

i always loved this I AM thingy....i think heather discovered it when it was an assignment for one of her kids at school, if i remember correctly....

anyway, i'll post my old one... but....

I AM totally different than that now.... lol
geesh

Irish Rose
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6 posted 01-04-2001 06:46 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

yes, I remember this.  This is one time I must post something appropriate, I wrote one once but didn't save it and the search forum is not showing it, I'm going to write another one b/c I am a different person now.


"Every man dies.
Not every man truly lives."
Braveheart

Kathleen

raleighbttrfly
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since 11-21-2000
Posts 161
Raleigh NC


7 posted 01-06-2001 06:54 PM       View Profile for raleighbttrfly   Email raleighbttrfly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for raleighbttrfly

all right i will give it a try
i have posted my pome in Open as well.

I am not always lonely even if I am always alone
monique
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since 02-03-2000
Posts 377
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8 posted 01-07-2001 11:43 AM       View Profile for monique   Email monique   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for monique

Hey! Serenity this sounds fun
i like it when i can see a guideline


monique
deleeme
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 1771
NEW ENGLAND, USA


9 posted 01-07-2001 09:08 PM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

Thanks for the challenge
I'll give it a whirl
Look for it posted
In the "Open Forum"world!
    
          David(deleeme)

No Better Place do I know
Than where Hearts knit as
one,
For in that grand
experience,
The Better ALL become.

God Bless us All!!!
IsGona
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since 07-14-2000
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10 posted 01-08-2001 03:41 AM       View Profile for IsGona   Email IsGona   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsGona

Hey I loved your example here.  This template will allows us to really learn about the poet.  I except that challenge.  It's posted in Teen #3.  I hope some of you like it.
Jason

"Every body has their destiny...
I'LL CHOOSE MY OWN
~Hatebreed~
Dennis L. White
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since 02-17-2000
Posts 1462
Michigan, U.S.A.


11 posted 01-09-2001 02:51 PM       View Profile for Dennis L. White   Email Dennis L. White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dennis L. White

I have posted my entry to your poetry challenge in open 11, Thanks for the invite!
Dennis :^)

Moonbeams radiate
When the veiling cloud has passed
Playful shadows dance

Dennis L. White :^)

mark woolard
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since 01-02-2001
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12 posted 01-09-2001 05:02 PM       View Profile for mark woolard   Email mark woolard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mark woolard

how much time do i have?
 
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