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0 posted 01-27-2004 06:45 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo


I would love to take the credit for this challenge, however, I have...uh... "borrowed" it from another member.
Needing to kick my muse in the chest to get it started again (the cold mornings seem to have drained my battery   lol) I looked through the Challenge archives and came up with this one originally posted by our own Poet deVine, and slightly changed by some hack (me).
Go to Open #31 and read poem in the # 12 position from the top. Now, write something inspired by the poem you read there.  Since the order of the poems change constantly, there should be many different poems used.

Cause in my dreams it's always there
The evil face that twists my mind
And brings me to despair.

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1 posted 01-28-2004 09:36 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I must have missed this challenge.  I like it.  I think I'll take it on...soon.
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2 posted 01-29-2004 02:16 PM       View Profile for Endlessecho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Endlessecho

Ok - I'm going to do this!  I love assignments.  :-)
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3 posted 01-29-2004 02:31 PM       View Profile for Endlessecho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Endlessecho

Well isn't that ironic - the #12 on the list was Sunshine's Lost & Sometimes, Found.  I wrote this in response. I could have done more, but I'm just going to put this in, because it was so weird that that was the #12 poem - it hit so extremely close to home.  I loved the poem Sunshine.  I know my response doesn't give it justice - but it is honest.  

It would be easier to mourn you if you were dead.
Easier to accept that you left.
Because,
who chooses death?

And maybe I wouldn’t feel like you didn’t care.
I want to be angry at you for being selfish,
but you’re sick… at least I think you are.
You say you are.  
I want to believe that, but I want to be angry too.

Yet,

I know if you returned, I’d open my arms
and welcome you back.
With no words about the years of hurt.
Because I don’t want to lose..
you again.
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4 posted 02-05-2004 11:21 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Hey Echo...?  You need to put this in Open...so we can all have a chance to respond to it accordingly...or if you did, then we need the link, m'friend.

As for your comments to me, I am very grateful to have them.  Even if it hurts...is when we look for the answers.  We don't always find the answer we are looking for, do we?  But we also know, we are not alone.

As for this response to my poem, I am deeply indebted to you for lifting ME!

Thank you!
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5 posted 02-05-2004 01:01 PM       View Profile for Endlessecho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Endlessecho

Thank you Sunshine!  

I didn't feel like this poem was good enough to put in Open on it's own, but I'll go put it there.  As for linking it - I don't know how to create a link.  ???  sorry - computer illiteracy kicking in again.  And my job is on a computer - go figure!     Anyway.. I'm going to go put this in Open.  Thanks again.
 
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