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7 years ago  ::  May 25, 2008 - 6:43PM #1
Amycain
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Chain-Poem Rules

On this thread we take the last line, part of the last line or the last word of the poem before and use it to begin the first line of your poem.
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[COLOR=Indigo][FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=4]I'll start with an old one i wrote here last year (actually written on the five words game)

[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]  [CENTER][CENTER]A few good nights of sleep
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[CENTER]can rapid transport one from the end of the rope
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[CENTER]to a firmer footing plateau,
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[CENTER]where it is possible
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[CENTER]to educate oneself by experience
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[CENTER]to the benefits of putting one foot before the other
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[CENTER]blindfolded to the past and the future,
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[CENTER]crossing each bridge
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[CENTER]as you come to it.

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Crossing each bridge
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[CENTER]as you come to it,

is sometimes not so easy

especially for those of us with good imaginations

we can see the bridge

and we think we can

accurately predict what

could or would lie on the other side

and maybe we are not so crazy

about the life immediately before us.

In such instances there is only really one reason

not to forsake this moment

for that bright future dream. . .

this is the only real moment

and if you cultivate bad karma

by not appreciating it

what makes you think

that rewards will lie ahead in future moments

or that you will even notice them

once your in a well worn groove of

dreaming of future happiness.

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7 years ago  ::  May 25, 2008 - 6:43PM #2
Amycain
Posts: 4,384
Chain-Poem Rules

On this thread we take the last line, part of the last line or the last word of the poem before and use it to begin the first line of your poem.
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[COLOR=Indigo][FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=4]I'll start with an old one i wrote here last year (actually written on the five words game)

[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]  [CENTER][CENTER]A few good nights of sleep
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]can rapid transport one from the end of the rope
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]to a firmer footing plateau,
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]where it is possible
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]to educate oneself by experience
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]to the benefits of putting one foot before the other
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]blindfolded to the past and the future,
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]crossing each bridge
[/CENTER]
 
[CENTER]as you come to it.

```````````````````````````````````````````````````````

Crossing each bridge
[/CENTER]
   
[CENTER]as you come to it,

is sometimes not so easy

especially for those of us with good imaginations

we can see the bridge

and we think we can

accurately predict what

could or would lie on the other side

and maybe we are not so crazy

about the life immediately before us.

In such instances there is only really one reason

not to forsake this moment

for that bright future dream. . .

this is the only real moment

and if you cultivate bad karma

by not appreciating it

what makes you think

that rewards will lie ahead in future moments

or that you will even notice them

once your in a well worn groove of

dreaming of future happiness.

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7 years ago  ::  May 26, 2008 - 10:11AM #3
faith713
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dreaming of future happiness
is worth the temporal trials of the present and past
learning lessons that will last
our fleeting discomforts and desires will soon pass
opening a way to a better tomorrow
without all the sorrow
of the past and the present
will be only a fading memory,
a painting on a canvas
a wave in the ocean
so are the days of our lives,
the best is yet to come.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."--John14:6

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.-- John 3:16

"We love Him because He first loved us."--1 John 4:9-10

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... "
1 John 4:18
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7 years ago  ::  May 26, 2008 - 7:53PM #4
Amycain
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The best is yet to come. . .
that's what I keep hoping
but so far it seems in vain
right ones keep coming my way
but passing on by not interested in me
meanwhile
the ones who are either expressing
or vibing an interest
are the wrong ones. . .
anyone I don't want
is a wrong one
attraction is a necessary element
or you're sleeping with your friends. . .
I don't sleep with my friends.

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6 years ago  ::  May 27, 2008 - 12:51PM #5
Amycain
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I would tell them how I feel everyday
but too many gushing declarations of love
are not appropriate to ones friends,
it can even be overdone to a lover
children, . . .
to them you can never say it too much
little hearts need reinforcement.
:):D;)
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6 years ago  ::  May 28, 2008 - 6:15PM #6
Lulaboo
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little hearts need reinforcement
of willow branches sweeping and
sweet grass that kisses bare toes
curled like small pearls collecting the dew
that whispers "run and roll,
jump and sing, find your friends in birds and twigs
for you are the finest thing"
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6 years ago  ::  May 28, 2008 - 6:54PM #7
Amycain
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The finest thing in all the world
isn't really a thing. . .
at least not in the tangible material sense,
it is love,
the most precious of the intangible treasures
that we can take with us when we leave this world.
;)
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6 years ago  ::  May 29, 2008 - 10:23PM #8
Amycain
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Perfect little angels,
Ah yes,
I've heard all about them in fairy tales
and stories from certain
spiritual traditions,
and, on occasion. . .
caught a glimpse of one
in the shining smile of a child,
already on it's way to becoming
a corrupted grandiose ego
via the some training we receive in this world,
or rather, lack thereof,
which has us floundering
and fabricating defense mechanisms
which nurse and protect wounded
pride or self-esteem in a way that
leads to false-pride
and grandiose ego puffing.

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6 years ago  ::  May 30, 2008 - 4:33PM #9
Amycain
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Plop plop fizz fizz,
the effervescent bath tablets
landed in the tub. . .
a jacuzzi would be better
with some sweet sister
and the night air
and no-one else around
a few tikki torches
the only witnesses
of what unspeakably passionate things
went on.;)

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 02, 2008 - 10:42PM #10
Amycain
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A song can get stuck in your head sometimes!
Have You Ever had that happen?
Once my mind was enchanted. . .
With "Some Enchanted Evening"
Jane Oliver's version, And once I knew
a terribly unfortunate fellow
who turned a sickly Green
after repeated renditions of the
"Green Acres" Theme song
had played in his head.
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