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RedCard

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There are worse ways to show up than hittin' the ground rhyming. Welcome Sam.
 

vapros

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Here's another one - still a month to go. Trying to be like Steve . . .

Open this puzzle and fill in another blank today
Never complete in a man’s lifetime,
Enough challenges to outlive you, my friend.
Places you’ve never visited before
Open like traps to gobble up your rock.
Change your mind, change your plan, but always
Know just where to look for the
End of this rainbow.
Take great care. You might be the first to reach it.

Come on, you guys, let's see some more free verse. No need to struggle for bad rhythms or rhymes that don't quite work. Write what you're thinking, and you might be surprised. Tell a tale, or explain one-pocket, or whatever you like. Just do it. The cowboy might send us all C-notes. Or not. :D
 

Sam Waltz

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My fave...

My fave...

Thanks Red! My personal fave of this thread is Bille's post so far(WGCP). I was lucky enough to get to play some with him when he came through Springfield, MO a couple months ago and to make a long story short, we had a BLAST playin', drinkin' and enjoyin' some time. Always a pleasure to play someone new and make a new friend along the way.
 

Sam Waltz

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Hey bro!

Hey bro!

wgcp said:
Right back at you sam... Welcome to site...
Glad to hear from ya again Bille! Hopefully, our paths will cross again man. Had a great time playin'!
 

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Once there slumped a pocket
Never could unlock it
Each shot offered in peace
Pocket rejected once at least
Obligingly Pocket beckoned the ball
Come rim around and still not fall
Kibosh was the handle Pocket took
Especially adept at a corner hook
The pocket's paved over Simonis with, three cushion fun for you and Bill Smith.
 

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caveat lector!

caveat lector!

as many of you appreciate, i'm a gal of few words. terse, one might say. so, naturally, i submit a contest offering that is brief. one word per line:


Omen:
Never
Expect

Perfect
Outcome.
Chiller,
Killer,
Efren
Triumphs.


easy, breezy, right? sort of a haiku feeling?

problem? well ... rhymes, of which there is only one. i noticed cowboy dee, in his original post, used rhymes.

back to the poetry keyboard!



um:


Obey?
Noway!
Euchre,

Perjure.
Outlaw?
Chutzpa!
Kayo.
Ergo ...
Touche!


for me, this incredibly tortured submission was incredibly difficult to pen. in fact, i invite anyone to submit a one-word-per-line-rhyming arrangement. good luck!



however ... two-words-per-line ... well, now there's some wriggle room! at least for a stunted versifier such as i am.


Obscene stake,
Never quake.
Even money,

Punish, honey.
Open table,
Conjure, mabel.
Killer save!
Ever brave.
Titanic take!


(the last line has one more syllable than the others; i couldn't resist the 'titanic' reference. i could have tossed in a two-syllable word such as 'total.')



moving up to five syllables is engaging:


On the lemonade ...
Now a masquerade.
Each little hustle ...

Props up a tussle.
Only cash prevails,
Courting moneyed whales.
Kick three rails to find
Every shot is blind.
Tough, so tough to fade.




why stop at five syllables? let's try ten!


Our better angels whisper, ‘Play it safe.’
Not many listen, we’re each such a naif.
Ego knows better, ‘I can drill that shot.’

Problem is, we know that shape is so fraught.
Only god could run out on this table.
Couldn’t she? Is even she capable?
Kisses and misses ... the life of a mope.
Except for, except for, presence of hope.
‘Tote up the pot,’ said the no-talent waif.



as long as i'm abusing the english language, let me offer this advance apologia to billy shakespeare fans ... sorry!


‘Ophelia, Ophelia, let me play Claudius for the crown!’
‘Never, Hamlet, never! Or surely I shall drown! Surely I shall drown!’
Every Lord in Denmark waited for that fatal game.

Polonius lurked, unmindful of his final frame.
Ophelia sobbed, to no avail. To no avail.
Currents then muffled her watery wail.
Knifed by the knave, Polonius died from Hamlet’s cue.
Evil exists, and prevails, and then exacts its due.
Then! Evil miscued ... and evil went down. Went down.


sorry, again.

vapidity is my life,

sunny

s. a chat-chum alerted me to this poetic challenge. you know who you are -- so it's all your fault!

p. p. s. when you spend a lot of time on airborne conveyances, you may as well take a notebook and pen and scribble substandard iambic inanities. scribble scribble!
 

Cowboy Dennis

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As much as I like so many of the posts so far I will sooner or later need to narrow it down to one:(. I have winnowed it to my top five favorites till now if anyone's interested. This is surely not a knock on the ones left out, some of them are very good and I like them.

Dennis


vapros said:
Opposite styles,
None the same,
Everybody can play this game.

Pinch it or punch it,
Open the stack?
Careful, son, you can’t go back.
Know all the angles,
Each kick and kiss.
There’s only one game played like this!
wgcp said:
Once upon a midnight dreary
Not a shot to ponder clearly
Every angle, bank and shot,
Plan, and escape were clearly naught.
Off the rail, I heard a sneer
Clearly trapped, no shot I fear.
Keep it simple, shoot it straight
Escape the trap, he'll need some weight.
Trick and trap, its plain to me, all I did was foul you see..
Miller said:
Old men bicker and with that many arguments they submit

No one really knows who is or was full of shit

Everyone understands they could all shoot the stick

Pondering on about so and so or where he was a nit

One pocket they once played but not all games were legit

Concepts and moves were on display when these old men climbed into the pit

Knowledge is what they now share to those it may befit

Each young man should be wise enough to admit

These old men still have enlightenment to transmit
sappo said:
One ball on the break, what a great way to start
Now settle down Sappo, lets play real smart

Each and every shot must be judged with great care
Potential risks and rewards can be seen everywhere

Once I found the best shot, I was well on my way
Couldn't do anything wrong, on that magical day

Kept my opponent squirming, uncomfortably in his chair
Eight & Out I went, man his face showed much fear

That's how it was all day long, "mistake free" one pocket, I could do no wrong.
NHSteve said:
Our passion, this discipline
Not that we fall in line
Eight soldiers in step
Partners in crime
Our game, it’s a war
Cerebral in nature
Knowhow, know when, know why
Easy to say, not so easy
To execute in play
 

vapros

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Well, folks, here we go again, and this is probably not the end of it. When I get on the downhill side I just can't seem to stop.

Out of money, out of luck
Nary a pal who isn't stuck.
Ever try to phone a duck?

Phoenix, please, and here's the number
Of my Visa - please encumber.
Call and interrupt his slumber.
Keep on ringing, there's a chance
Even in his underpance
The duck may buy my song and dance.
 

lll

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Well, folks, here we go again, and this is probably not the end of it. When I get on the downhill side I just can't seem to stop.

Out of money, out of luck
Nary a pal who isn't stuck.
Ever try to phone a duck?

Phoenix, please, and here's the number
Of my Visa - please encumber.
Call and interrupt his slumber.
Keep on ringing, there's a chance
Even in his underpance
The duck may buy my song and dance.
vapros you are a good guy
even tho i have no say whatsoever in the voting
you get another honorary cookie:) from me
larry
 

wgcp

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vapros,
without humor this would be a dull place... thanks for the laugh tonight...
 

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Just for Sunny...

Just for Sunny...

Only
Newbies
Express

Pontifications
Of
Cadence
Killing
Exceptional
Thought
 

vapros

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Pretty neat, pal. Sunny will love you forever. Actually, that is just a finger of speech, but she will be impressed. :D
 

wgcp

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Vapros

Vapros

I don't post that often anymore... but just couldn't resist...
 

wgcp

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Clare,
You are one in a hundred, that actually spells my name correctly...thanks...

I am expecting a verbal spanking from Sunny...LOL
 

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One man stood shoulders higher
No other equaled him
Even after he lost his fire
Professor influenced the world we’re in.
Others will reap his fruits for years
Correctly playing the game we choose
Knowing how to conquer our fears
Even when we think we’ll lose.
To Grady we open our saddened hearts his recent news so dire.
 

lll

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One man stood shoulders higher
No other equaled him
Even after he lost his fire
Professor influenced the world we’re in.
Others will reap his fruits for years
Correctly playing the game we choose
Knowing how to conquer our fears
Even when we think we’ll lose.
To Grady we open our saddened hearts his recent news so dire.
petie nice tribute to grady
maybe post it also in the other thread about him???
 
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