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Short (original) Poem
#1
Did this on the BBC's writer's workshop website a few years back.   The exercise required a fast verse in response, using the words:  disaster, thorn and devil.  The whole thing just fell together for me.


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Pack for disaster
but dress for success.
Live a bit faster,
and live a bit less.

All that remains
at the end of the show
is the thorn in your side
and the devil you know.


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Only posting this here because

1.  I'm running into a lot of dark-ish things on this site, and

2.  I was particularly proud to have written something that didn't sound
quite so much like a badly remembered Dr Seuss poem.
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#2
(08-17-2018, 10:30 AM)harper Wrote: Did this on the BBC's writer's workshop website a few years back.   The exercise required a fast verse in response, using the words:  disaster, thorn and devil.  The whole thing just fell together for me.


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Pack for disaster
but dress for success.
Live a bit faster,
and live a bit less.

All that remains
at the end of the show
is the thorn in your side
and the devil you know.


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Only posting this here because

1.  I'm running into a lot of dark-ish things on this site, and

2.  I was particularly proud to have written something that didn't sound
quite so much like a badly remembered Dr Seuss poem.

I like that verse you wrote!  Not exactly Paradise Lost but still pretty sharp!
If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your own path.

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#3
(08-18-2018, 12:59 PM)constant stranger Wrote: I like that verse you wrote!  Not exactly Paradise Lost but still pretty sharp!
Well... thanks!  :O)

I usually don't even understand much of the poetry I read, so this was a one-off.  

BBC used to have all sorts of great things on their site, btw-- you could learn a language
or study up on history or just browse it like the wiki.
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#4
Wow that is really great!
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#5
(08-19-2018, 02:56 PM)V.V. Wrote: Wow that is really great!

Thanks, v.v.!  Welcome to the forum.   Smile
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#6
True Love = No doubts + No jealousy + No worries = Life is Good.

stt hay về tình yêu
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#7
(08-17-2018, 10:30 AM)harper Wrote: Did this on the BBC's writer's workshop website a few years back.   The exercise required a fast verse in response, using the words:  disaster, thorn and devil.  The whole thing just fell together for me.


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Pack for disaster
but dress for success.
Live a bit faster,
and live a bit less.

All that remains
at the end of the show
is the thorn in your side
and the devil you know.


------------

Only posting this here because

1.  I'm running into a lot of dark-ish things on this site, and

2.  I was particularly proud to have written something that didn't sound
quite so much like a badly remembered Dr Seuss poem.


I'm glad I read this, thank you for sharing. Smile
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