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    3-minute poetry

    Someone at work asked me to write a poem. I gave myself three minutes and came up with this:

    Leaves by Paulie
    Autumn arrives
    In spattered overalls,
    Splashing color onto the leaves.
    Heavy with new paint,
    The leaves fall to the ground
    And marvel at their new wardrobe.

    Now it's your turn. You have three minutes.

    Do not perform this exercise if you have aspirations of publishing a book of poetry someday.

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    Ode to Vive (On Woven Mole, I'm Jeannevive, and the producer is "Jenn" so I'm "Vive"... Weird.)

    Here she comes
    Riding high on her blue moped
    through the dark streets
    Spreading intelligence :rolleyes:
    and Yelling at those damn trumpet players...

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    Back in High School's English Lit class, we had to take a popular poem and create a new one using the same, um, whatever it's called, "beat" (my brain is mush today because I got no sleep last night). Here's what I came up with, in a fit of defiance (my teacher pulled me aside shortly after class began one morning, and told me "no matter what you do, you will fail this class" - so I helped make his life miserable. I failed, and he quit at the end of the year):

    I'm sorry I hit the telephone pole
    which was outside your house
    and which you were probably using for electricity
    It hurt very badly
    It really did

    (Ah, that brings me back!)

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    Time is of the essence
    I rush to find a thought
    I am pushed to my limit
    Three minutes is all I've got


    And I AM a published poet. Good luck finding one of my poems though.
    It occurred to me that no matter how bleak things might seem at times, at least I have a head. ----Stargazer

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    (iambic pentameter, john?)

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    I'm sorry I hit the telephone pole
    which was outside your house
    and which you were probably using for electricity
    It hurt very badly
    It really did

    My roommates were recently in a car crash... With each other... (Her lime-green Beetle rear-ended his 4-year-old midnight blue BMW... Now they're both dependant on my refurbished 70s light blue moped to get around...)

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    i sit quite bored at work now
    my boss has left me
    i will post and post and post.

    my haiku

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    Wow!, John, you have a successful life anyway! Shows you what some teachers know! Kinda sad that there are some bad ones out there. I like your poem. (not sucking up, just stating fact)

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    Originally posted by John
    I'm sorry I hit the telephone pole
    which was outside your house
    and which you were probably using for electricity
    It hurt very badly
    It really did
    this makes me think of last night's episode of "will & grace!"

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    Sitting there watching
    as time goes by
    Wondering what happened
    wondering why

    Seeing all your loved ones
    float across the rug
    reaching out to touch one
    wanting just one hug

    you wake up feeling batterd
    as if weathering a storm
    wondering just what was real
    and what was just a form


    OK, that sucked
    3 minutes indeed Paulie! I'll get back to you when you give us three DAYS!
    "Rice is great when you're hungry and want 2,000 of something' -- Mitch Hedberg

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