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The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
To prove he wasn't a twentieth century cog
In a nightmare Charlie Chaplin film on the machine-
Tooled efficiency of the industrial screws
Who spank the peons with rude outdated rules.
Brown fox of sly motion, sleek and mean,

Take five and hang ten, like the mutt still aground.
Quaff a twenty-ounce mint julep with loud sucking sounds.
Whet your whiskers on a foxy gadabout.
Hoot away the busy blues, lay on your back. Shout.
Render unto the ant the workaholic burn
Where fevers and levers of sweat once churned.
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 3
labor day weekend poetry contest, anyone?
Posted: 9/4/2009 8:31:16 PM

crepe papered spokes in the labor day parade
the queen riding in the drop top is waving
you remember those days?
all of the kids just glowing?
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 4
labor day wkend poetry contest....anyone?
Posted: 9/5/2009 7:51:26 AM
I told y'all these were fun.
And they bring out some pretty dang beautiful people.
It's early into the weekend yet, too.
Don't forget, you can write as many writes as you want on any
of the topics. The more the merrier..

I must have had that backwards
I thought I wrote it down
lost somewhere out in spiral notebook space
without a doubt

I'm stuck back in eighties
and sometimes I lose my notes
I'm distracted by most things shiny
P says it's from too many tokes!

I'd nearly forgotten how funny you people are.
Joined: 7/4/2006
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Posted: 9/5/2009 8:39:12 AM
while traveling down my favorite path
the strangest thing happened,that caused me a laugh
on a pretty spring morning,right there in the fog
i watched the quick brown fox,jump over the lazy azzed dog
Joined: 3/18/2008
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Posted: 9/5/2009 10:26:47 AM
'twas venus and mars
mr grey wrote one day
trying to define
what was wrong
in his own mind
sharing quite completely
his relationship futility.....

so was it venusian men
and martian women?
seemed to me insanity
and mostly fabrication
constructed to remedy
his own division
felt internally.....

no, wait a minute....
it was martian men
and venusian women
in my memory....'s so bloody confusing....
when the theory one is using
is totally written as duality
refusing to see any unity....

so it's not surprising to me
I must have had that backwards....completely!

oh dear...not funny at all.....hmmm...let me try again....

That was actually crepe paper caught in my spokes
though I know what you were thinking, you silly folks,
you see I was cycling to my sister's wedding
cuz my car that day just would not start
after I'd used it to transport all the decorations
for it was my gift to her from the bottom of my heart....

So I was dressed very formally
running quite late that day
but when starting my car
it refused to obey!

Everyone in the family
was there already waiting for me
so I gave up on my car
and grabbed my bicycle
for the church was not that far....

But unbeknownst to me
a long piece of crepe paper
had stuck to my shoe
jumping in and out of the car...
as you do....

So I climbed on my bike
ready to ride, rather than hike,
but realized a trip to 'the loo'
was first necessary
before any peddling would ensue....

Um....oh no....
I really thought it was the crepe paper on my shoe
that got all wound round my spokes while I flew
.....oh everyone knew....
guess I must have had this backwards as well.....
oh swell....

And I forgot to tell
the moral of my story....
well, not the moral of this story
but could be some sort of allegory....

when you're the quick brown fox
jumping over the lazy dog
make sure this mutt is one you like
just in case you should slip
and end up touching lip to lip
for dogs really prefer to lick
rather than to fight.

Joined: 5/12/2006
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Posted: 9/5/2009 11:53:03 AM
And the winner is.......


Your prize is a big keg of bliss.
whatcha think?
artesian bliss, though.
Joined: 3/18/2008
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Posted: 9/5/2009 2:06:08 PM
Gee, thanks brawny...I'll take any kind of bliss going
(well, maybe not any :)....but please continue this thread as labour day weekend has only just
started! Besides, I thought you said it wasn't a real

Can we maybe have new subjects?

and Sophia...really clever!
Joined: 12/6/2008
Msg: 9
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Posted: 9/5/2009 4:34:05 PM
the kinda-quick
reddish-brown fox
leaped over
the great big dog.
if you ever asked
the great big dog
what her name is
she'd always answer "zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!"
even when she's wide awake, which she
twice a day, to eat purina dog chow.
zzzzzzzzzzzzz is huge! i mean HUGE!

well, the kinda-quick reddish-brown fox,
whose name ...... speaking of tongues,
or tails if you prefer .....
in the language of foxes .....
is oooooff!! especially when oooooff!!
leaps over really big dogs. i mean REALLY BIG!!
when ooooooff!! leapt over zzzzzzzzzzzz
well, zzzzzzzzzzzzz yawned and stood up! she stood up!!!!!!!!!!
(when she's awake zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's name is "yawn")
oooooooff!! hit zzzzzzzzzzzz in her ribs
and crashed to the ground. i mean
it wasn't zzzzzzzzzzzz who crashed to the ground!
it was oooooooooooff!! who crashed to the ground!

so yawn, the great big dog, scratched her hip with one leg
to shed what she thought was a flea,
then took a nip at her ass for good luck
and then she layed down again. yawn's name
changed back to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

oh well, oooooooooff!! still has the same name,
it never changed. ooooooooff!! is still called oooooooooff!!!
(with one more exclamation mark!!! added.) that's life.
Joined: 12/6/2008
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Posted: 9/5/2009 4:58:42 PM
bd ..... what a good idea. i'm having fun reading what my fellows poets are writing, and i had fun writing mine. how about this first a prize? i would send to the winner ...... determined by you or a vote by all interested parties ...... a book from my shelves,
"rumi and the whirling dervishes," which is somewhat appropriate to what we're doing here because of the poet rumi, and the iconoclatic & dancing whirling dervishes. the book is paperback, 8" x 11", 167 pages, and is full of black & white photos of the dervishes, of rumi, and of other stuff. the cover is a full page photo of dancing dervishes. whadaya think?
 Autumn Fantasy
Joined: 3/15/2009
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Posted: 9/5/2009 9:44:08 PM
Ok so we have a quick brown fox
Not a motley red fox
But a quick brown one
Foxy is her name - I decided
Now with that established

Enter one lazy dog
Not sure if he is shaggy
Or tawny-brawny
Definitely not brown
But all dog

Foxy jumped dog
Dog rolled over slowly
Languishing canine
Joined: 5/12/2006
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Posted: 9/5/2009 9:53:17 PM
... and the new topics are:

1) grab a rumi
2) and I found that in a crab trap
3) Willie Wonka

I'm sure this thread will become a coffee table book.
Yanno it?

edit: hi
Joined: 12/9/2007
Msg: 13
labor day weekend poetry contest, anyone?
Posted: 9/6/2009 7:11:17 AM
How fast can I run you ask,
Say it aint so.
Crazy about the puffs. Blow it out.
Which one on one relationship that luminates
That which the average can’t not see.

A blind date and relationship.

Of one do we break it to fix if aint no better way
To string along the theory. Numbers for the Doctor.
House. Juice Man. It’s not ready yet. There. It cuts
Both ways the cloth for our understanding that now you
Know how I feel.

The games that play people like cool. Likewise.

To steal no for an answer to negotiate. Your word is what
I want to be crazy like the fox. For no dogs allowed. Back of
The bus. Just like that. I knew it wasn’t me to think like that.
Say it aint so.
Joined: 3/18/2008
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Posted: 9/6/2009 11:25:04 AM
wow! holy cow!!
(a batman and robin moment)

I see previously
lipo offered an amazing book
that I'd truly love to take a look
with those whirling dancers of sufi
mixed with wisdom from rumi....

so my mind starts imagining visually
as I sit with my morning cup of tea
drinking in my fantasy
of whirling and twirling and dervishing
knowing perhaps I can't grab a rumi,
but writings from rumi will definitely grab me!


crab trapping I am definitely voting for rosie!


wee willie wonka
wanted to really bonk ya
but when he tried
you started to cry
feeling so sorry for the guy
(and you were raised never to lie)

 Hey Whos This Guy
Joined: 6/30/2009
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labor day weekend poetry contest, anyone?
Posted: 9/6/2009 12:44:54 PM
Okay, stream of consciousness....these are usually not what I expected when the first image hits....

Nice Day
Terrence left for town one day,
And on the way, did meet.
A strange old man who,
Dressed in grey,
Did dance on ostrich feet.
He asked this man from whence they came,
Man pecked him in his face.

The houses dripped and melted,
Ran down into the gutter.
Hair slicked back with sweat,
‘Cause there wasn’t any butter.
Wouldn’t call for help,
‘Cause there wasn’t any other.

Calendar fell off the wall,
As houses quaked and shook.
Time fell away and just as fast,
In the seconds that it took,
For the sun to rise, and look away.
Too bummed to face another day.

Have a day, In any other way.
And if you say it’s not okay.
Endure it like you’re getting paid….

Man hanging from a cellophane noose.
Too high right now, to cut him loose,
On codeine and model glue.
It’s clear what he choose to use.

If anyone has a clue how you start with something, in this case a name, that know one I know has, and then an image of an S. Dali, painting... and then this falls out from....?
I'm all ears.......
Fekt if I know!

Joined: 3/1/2009
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Posted: 9/6/2009 6:17:40 PM
And so they got wed to share their own bed with strangers,
Happy infidels soon to be divorcing with pleasure,
Following trends and fashions exposed by their neighbors.
God bless our new generation's devotion for culture.

The others went to war with their pride on their shoulders.
With Bibles at home, their God became the trigger,
And dreaming of a better world, fought terror with terror,
That same dream they shared with the pipeline builders.

The last ones desisted books to learn history through networks,
CNN and BBC and FOX news now their teachers.
To pass classes they need prejudice scores of 60% or higher;
You need but know your enemies, forget the instigators.

Occupied is contested, oil is justice, and love is a dollar;
To protect your daughter is being a terrorist, not a father
and freedom is oppression handed down by another master.
This is the truth, I'm not playing with words.

So tell me, did I really have it all backwards?
 Autumn Fantasy
Joined: 3/15/2009
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Posted: 9/6/2009 7:41:22 PM
Well said Synap - a little more on the serious side but tells it like it is.
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Posted: 9/7/2009 1:18:28 AM

Grab your roomie
and flog her caboose,
staple your debts
on the picture-book moose.

Sic your burmese
on the sleeping mouse;
Throw your alarm clock
from the roof of the house.

Draw a mustache
on Geraldo Rivera.
Oh, wait, he had one,
or was it muskrat mascara?

Drop jello shooters on
wayward crossing guards
who harbour fantasies
of selling Green cards.

Twist the mad caps
from bottles of hootch,
but before you rest
gimme a smooch.
 Charles Frye
Joined: 9/3/2009
Msg: 19
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Posted: 9/7/2009 1:27:48 PM
What A Waste of Time

I entered this contest, hoping you might find, that I am a man, with a wonderful mind. To show you how smart, this man can be, with hopes that my wit, might draw you to me. But now that I’m here, I feel like a fool, and I am wishing, I had not dropped out of school. So forget what I’ve said, and if you don’t mind, I’ll end this right now, and stop wasting your time.
Charles Frye
Joined: 5/12/2006
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labor day weekend poetry contest, anyone?
Posted: 9/7/2009 2:22:50 PM
are you kidding? don't deprive us of your wisdom.
We're all looking forward to it, actually.
Jam up the juice dude. Go for it.
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 21
labor day weekend poetry contest, anyone?
Posted: 3/21/2010 11:03:09 AM

your headline says looking for a cute guy

My headline pretty much just says looking for head.
You have a mouth you wanna do something with?
I'm troll sexual
and I'll give you a huge mouthful
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