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    Hola, campers!

    I am here because I have a generous benefactor who donated a significant stash of twollars to me. My only instruction was to inspire you all. OH THE BURDEN!!! lol... I'm thinking that nobody has time to commit to a lengthy contest, so I have decided to host a series of mini-contests. You will have just one shot to impress me with your writing ability. Post only when you are ready, because I do not accept edits or re-writes. Typos will lose you points.

    This is a completely subjective, argumentative, too-bad-so-sad contest where you win only if you're the best. 'Best' will change with my mood. Good luck trying to figure it out; even my husband is clueless most of the time. Do NOT assume 12pm, lucynymph, Moscow, dragon, dreamer, Nodon, MPowers, etc will win because they are regulars in the Creative Corner. This contest is open to all players.

    First, post a message to let us all know that you'll play. You will have three days from now to post your entry. This contest ends on Monday at 5pm Eastern. This round will be free verse poetry. Any topic, any style. Give me your best! Winner gets 200T. Good luck to all.

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    Brilliant idea for a contest!
    Good Luck to everyone!
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    What do you have to lose? Come on, give it a try. It doesn't really have to be good if you're the only entry, does it?

    Hints to win this contest:

    Any poem that's about love will be rewarded highly.
    Any poem using the word 'pain' will be subsequently burned at the stake.
    In lieu of talent, humor is a good substitute.

    It's easy. TWO HUNDRED units of useless currency!

    Time's a wastin' my friends... will donate the winnings to the charity of my choice...

    (So you like honesty? OK: really, I just like poetry. This is a cheap way to get to read more of it...)

    you know you wanna.

    Carol

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    I'm in, or at least I'll try to be. (I can't wait to get real internet at home, instead of this hokum dial-up, which I only got today. )

    Brady
    I caught you a delicious bass.


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    Default Golden 8 Love

    As I walked
    A large golden 8 floated down
    While the friends in my ears
    Talked about how Arthur loves Molly
    And how Lucius and Narcissa were different,
    But in love, all the same.
    The 8 from nowhere touched down
    And drafted behind cars,
    Swirling, dancing on the hot August air
    And I wondered
    Who had set it free.
    Had they been Mollywobbles in love?
    Or had it been quiet, abiding,
    A slow river moving, deep currents.
    It flopped, finally, on the pavement
    To my right.
    As I passed, I looked again
    And saw infinity lying golden
    Against black asphalt
    Waiting for a breeze
    And I wondered
    As I walked
    If love would fall for me
    Like a golden 8 from the sky.
    I caught you a delicious bass.


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    i'm in carol - brady, that was a fine piece of prose....wtg!

    kat
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    So grateful to you both -

    Brady, your poem was terrific. Kat, I look forward to reading yours as well.

    5pm today is the deadline, don't forget.

    Carol

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    100 twollars to Moscow for going first. (I appreciate bravery...)

    50 twollars to Kat for committing herself to the game.

    Aaaaah, the insanity of it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderman
    100 twollars to Moscow for going first. (I appreciate bravery...)

    50 twollars to Kat for committing herself to the game.

    Aaaaah, the insanity of it all.
    your generosity is only bested by your creativity and warmth!
    Deep in Blue Dog's eyes will always lurk the hopes and longings of a melancholy people, but, like the Cajuns, who always trained their eyes on the future, Blue Dog must move forward.
    ~George Rodrigue fr 'Blue Dog Man'

    He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
    ~Oscar Wilde

    From sumthyngness into givyngness unto the given.
    ~fr 'DAR' m.s

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    In the still of a warm summer's night,
    I venture towards the barn with saddle in hand.
    Stirrups dangle and clang with no one in sight,
    I blissfully tack up my steed for a moonlight ride.

    We glide together through sweet smelling meadows,
    Not a care in the world only smiles.
    Guided by the moon's light and shadows,
    We quickly move up the hill for another view.

    Wind in our hair and sparks in our stride,
    We fly through the hilltop's water mists.
    There's nothing like this but pride.
    Our backs to city lights, the other view,

    We find calmness of the trail.
    A warm summer breeze upon us,
    We see a mother and her quail.
    The barn in sight, we pick up speed.

    Laughter is in the air,
    What a ride it's been,
    And we race on without a care.
    We proudly halt, and walk into the barn.
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