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  • Scarborough Gypsy (4/4/2005 9:15:00 AM) Post reply

    This is an old one that I wrote ten years ago but I'm posting it here in response to the latest challenge :)

    Tell Me


    Give me the answers I request,
    What more can you do when you’re doing your best?
    How much can you take when you’re put to the test?
    Where is my home, my place, my nest?
    When do you know how much love to invest?
    Who can you trust to ease the unrest?
    Will anyone hear, when I protest?
    How long will I wait for the absent guest?
    Where is the sense I once possessed?
    Won’t somebody show a little interest?
    And If I’m rejected, will I regress?
    Don’t I deserve to make some progress?
    Is it dangerous to let my thoughts be expressed?
    Should my brain be dissected and reassessed?
    Oh, how can you joke, how can you jest?
    Would you like me more if I undressed?
    Could I be your ultimate conquest?
    Does it ease the pain when we’re caressed?

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/4/2005 6:16:00 AM) Post reply

    In the morning I saw Fred Astaire.
    A bit later I went to the Fair,
    they were talking about Tony Blair
    how he told the old Prez they would share
    how his people came over to care
    in Iraq's deadly climate and glare
    of the desert sun's rays that would tear
    into skins and your eyes over there
    but the women they don't like to bare
    either faces or shapes of a pear,
    and who could not display any flair.
    I can't wait to return to O'Hare
    it's my life that I want them to spare.
    That makes 14 good lines now, mon frère.
    But hold on and continue to stare,
    this makes sixteen, just add the word Bear.

  • R.M. Alexander (4/4/2005 4:41:00 AM) Post reply

    It's been a while since I've been there,
    feeling the wind blow through my hair,
    watching kids fly by while their,
    joyous squeaks and yells fill the air.
    Been a while since I stood outside to stare
    as sun met snow, creating such a beautiful glare.
    watching sunset, free, without a care,
    before retiring before a fire in a cozy lair.
    There's a warm place I'd like to share,
    a place with such incredible beauty rare,
    but to invite you in I see as only fair,
    for if I don't you'll be a snack for that bear.

  • Allan James Saywell (4/4/2005 4:22:00 AM) Post reply

    My poem' boo hoo hoo kangaroo'is now a starter in your competition
    ladies and gent's

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/3/2005 11:12:00 PM) Post reply

    Posted 3 to the challenge.
    H

  • Janice M Pickett (4/3/2005 7:58:00 PM) Post reply

    Response to Rhyming Challenge


    Sun is setting with a glow
    I am feeling very low
    My sister stares her name is Flo
    as on my motorbike I go
    past the houses in a row
    with my dog bo barking so
    I turn to wave but no no no
    over the handlebars I go
    landing head first in the snow
    with no more ego
    for me to show

    response to challenge.

    Janice M Pickett

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/3/2005 3:28:00 AM) Post reply

    I must join in the chorus of Farewells for someone who, undoubtedly, has been the foulest piece of turd that P/H has ever had to endure.
    So let us pray that he never shows his filthy visage again in this neighbourhood, perhaps jail will teach him a few things, should the world be so lucky, although I doubt it.
    I do not want to take the time to create a poem for the occasion, it is not worth it, of course.
    But, I do feel sorry for the likes of Ann what's her name who consider this thing to be a top poet.......
    They must all be on drugs.
    H

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/3/2005 1:51:00 AM) Post reply

    RC is just joking. He knows how good he is.
    Don't we wish.
    I think I am gonna give him a 'one' or maybe a half!
    H

  • Sylvia Spencer (4/2/2005 11:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    dear previous writer I should not worry about your ratings. If there anything like mine then you aint got nothing to worry about. If you think you write well then keep on writing. I do, life is as you see it not what people want you to write, so never think that you have upset someone along the way. cheers sylvia

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  • Robert Rorabeck (4/2/2005 9:49:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    my tremendous overall rating has dropped over the course of 2 days from a lofty 5.5 to a meager 4.0- I think I set someone on fire- Too bad they can't take off the poems of mine on people's favorites list. McDonalds, I'm love'n it.

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    • Lenchen Elf (4/3/2005 8:52:00 AM) Post reply

      Not to worry R, some masqued avenger on the board is obviously charged with a divine mission to deliver the power of '1' into our lives, thus spur us on to greater deeds: -) Who are we to complain a ... more

    • Mary Nagy (4/3/2005 8:31:00 AM) Post reply

      My rating has been doing a swan dive over the last day or so too.....don't worry about it. I was thinking the same thing...that I got somebody mad but I'm just gonna ignore it. Remember, the ratings ... more

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