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    Ok, here's a challenge for the poets. I am getting married in April and the theme is Cinderella. At the end of the wedding ceremony, we will release two white doves, a traditional thing often done at Fairytale type weddings.

    The professionally controlled doves are released after we are officially pronounced man and wife. They actually circle the sky above before they fly off to return home. The circle is symbolic of our unity and then embarking (flying) into the world together. Their presence at the ceremony is symbolic of the Holy Spirit in our new life.

    The poem will be read prior to their release. The Company that does the release sent a few suggestions, but they are pretty common and do not really convey what I want, especially with a fairytale theme. I have the option of sending my own. If yours is chosen, we will be sure to give credit.

    I've seen the poetry entries here and can't wait to see what you can do.
    Thanks! Peg
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    Peg, could you give us a little more information? Deadline, etc? This group works better with some paramaters. Are you looking for rhyme or free verse? Tell us what you're looking for, and maybe we can help.

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    Spiderman, with the setting and considering the crowd, I think something with rhyme would probably sound better to them.

    I have to return my deposit and choose a poem to be read, but I probably can send a note saying I will provide the poem at a later date since the wedding is not until spring.

    It doesn't need to be very long, maybe 12-14 verses. I just didn't particularly care for the ones available on the internet about White Dove weddings. There are about 6 of the most common ones that are being used but I wanted something more original. Rather than post them here, you can google White Dove Wedding poems and you'll see what I mean.

    The reason the Cinderella theme was chosen is because both of us were convinced we would never find a person we wanted to make this move with, but that was not what was deep in our hearts. We feel were brought together, as I'm sure most couples do and its a testimony that dreams really do come true. I had almost given up and I'm certain he had, but we held to the dream.

    Thanks, I would appreciate the help.
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    Default 2000 Twoller giveaway!

    Spiderman, how about giving away some twollars to make this interesting. There's a 2,000 donation waiting on the one I choose.
    Now, there's a good challenge...
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    2000 TWOLLARS? Holy moly.


    You really need LadyHope for this one. It's too bad she's on sabbatical!

    I hope somebody answers this challenge for you, Peg. Maybe you could link it to the Tweleve Puzzles page to get more interest.

    Best wishes -

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    Honest I've tried, Peg - I really want those twollars!!! I just can't wrap my head around the Cinderella theme without it sounding just horrible. Perhaps others are also feeling the same?

    How about we just post an original love poem?

    MPowers? 12pm? Lucynymph? Nodon? Moscow? LadyHope? Dreamer? Dragon? Wilhouse? Molnar? Hollidaze? I know you all can do this. Please try?

    Just think of what you want love to be, or what it's been at its best, and capture that. Tell the person you love how you feel. No rules, all right? You can let go of all expectations, all boundaries, all etiquette, all the shoulds. Just try.

    This is very important to me. Please?

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    I know Peg from her posts on ATT's clue 3, and it would be my pleasure to help make a contribution to this poem. Lately my spare creative energies have been for the Pre-DAR Tweleve contest, but I've been thinking about this poem.

    So far I have the idea of beginning the poem with the image of an egg in a nest made of white birch twigs, and then using a few lines to describe the growth of the dove, e.g. leaving the nest/learning to fly. Later comparing that to flying off with the companion dove.

    I've made even less progress tying in to the Cindarella theme (Cinders from a coal fire). One idea is to have Cinderella watch the dove grow, just outside her window, until the dove meets her partner and they fly off. And parallel that to Cinderella's own development.

    I hope that helps someone. Also, Peg has a link (www button at the bottom of her posts) to her personal website that may help add more ideas.

    If I can get some time, I'll think about that love poem.

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    Maybe think more about a fairytale than just Cinderella.

    A union that was unthinkable.

    I think I found my best friend.

    Dreams really do come true.

    A lost dream that resurfaced with devine intervention.

    That longing for a lifetime for that special someone and just as you decided your purpose in life was to be there for others and you gave yourself to God and to his service, you enter a room one day and he is sitting there and you offered him a cup of hot chocolate and life was never the same from that moment on.

    One where your favorite song is "I think I loved you before I saw you."

    Sorry this is so difficult. I can usually write something simple, but
    the words just wouldn't come. Maybe because its meaning is much deeper. This is why the other poems didn't matter. They were not deep enough to describe us. So, that tells me this poem will be very special so don't give up. I appreciate all the help.
    Dreams really do come true!

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    Hi Benz,

    Those are some good ideas to consider. I hope to get some time this holiday weekend to put more thought into.

    For me, this is a challenge I'll enjoy. However, there are certainly better poets on Tweleve, and I hope one of 'em will step up for you. I'm glad Spidey got the ball rolling by suggesting we start with love poems - sure to be a great source of inspiration.



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    I thought of this song when you posted:

    Artist: Savage Garden
    Song: I Knew I Loved You

    Maybe it's intuition
    but some things you just don't question
    Like in your eyes, I see my future in an instant
    And there it goes,
    I think I found my best friend
    I know that it might sound
    more than a little crazy
    but I believe...

    I knew I loved you before I met you
    I think I dreamed you into life
    I knew I loved you before I met you
    I have been waiting all my life

    There's just no rhyme or reason
    Only the sense of completion
    And in your eyes, I see
    the missing pieces I'm searching for
    I think I've found my way home
    I know that it might sound
    more than a little crazy
    but I believe...

    I knew I loved you before I met you
    I think I dreamed you into life
    I knew I loved you before I met you
    I have been waiting all my life

    A thousand angels dance around you
    I am complete now that I've found you

    I knew I loved you before I met you
    I think I dreamed you into life
    I knew I loved you before I met you
    I have been waiting all my life


    I think it fits...just my $.02
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