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    An iron? If so,

    Neatly pressed.
    finely dressed,
    creases, wrinkles smoothed away,
    I'm ready to face this fine new day.
    Last edited by Demeter; 09-14-2015 at 06:08 PM.

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    Bang the drum
    and strike the cymbal!
    Don't prick your thumb,
    pick up that thimble!

    (Actually, I dunno, maybe Demeter's right. First stanza kinda threw me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylabelle View Post
    Bang the drum
    and strike the cymbal!
    Don't prick your thumb,
    pick up that thimble!

    (Actually, I dunno, maybe Demeter's right. First stanza kinda threw me.)
    My lame, limping first stanza aside
    Tis the thimble takes the ride
    And though wounded in my pride
    By the whole poem...I abide

    Cheers, Bob
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    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Are you busy...I''ve had all my shots?

    2. For every kind of problem, thank God there's a designer Vodka...

    3.
    My crotch is a pain in the neck....

    4. Instead of a legacy, why don't I just keep hanging around?

    5. I trust old people, just not their bladders...

    6. My Team consists of bar maids, shrinks, and "Yes" men...

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    Well done, Bob; I can't do as well, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    An iron? If so,

    Neatly pressed.
    finely dressed,
    creases, wrinkles smoothed away,
    I'm ready to face this fine new day.
    Twas my first stanza led you astray
    Had you 'pressed' on, you'd still win the day
    Judge me not at the Hague
    For a clue way too vague
    Please don't 'needle' me too much....OK?

    Cheers, Bob
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Are you busy...I''ve had all my shots?

    2. For every kind of problem, thank God there's a designer Vodka...

    3.
    My crotch is a pain in the neck....

    4. Instead of a legacy, why don't I just keep hanging around?

    5. I trust old people, just not their bladders...

    6. My Team consists of bar maids, shrinks, and "Yes" men...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylabelle View Post
    Well done, Bob; I can't do as well, that's for sure.
    Not just a lurker, perhaps...
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Are you busy...I''ve had all my shots?

    2. For every kind of problem, thank God there's a designer Vodka...

    3.
    My crotch is a pain in the neck....

    4. Instead of a legacy, why don't I just keep hanging around?

    5. I trust old people, just not their bladders...

    6. My Team consists of bar maids, shrinks, and "Yes" men...

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    Who, you? Nope, not no more.

    ETA: Missed Demeter's neato proffer of "iron" in verse, and Bob's verse response. Nice!
    Last edited by Kylabelle; 09-14-2015 at 09:25 PM.

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    I don't know how you did that, Kylabelle. Amazing powers of deduction. I was imagining someone spitting on their finger to
    see if the iron was hot. Where did that come from? Ancestral memory? The needle was completely baffling.

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    A group of students, ten in all,
    move up and down my patio
    in consultation with their notes,
    while just inside my paneled room,
    a troupe of dancers in felt hats
    imitate their rhythm
    tapping to the beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    I don't know how you did that, Kylabelle. Amazing powers of deduction. I was imagining someone spitting on their finger to
    see if the iron was hot. Where did that come from? Ancestral memory? The needle was completely baffling.


    I don't know why but this cracked me up. I guess it was the "amazing powers" part.

    And, to be honest? I think I got it telepathically.
    Last edited by Kylabelle; 09-15-2015 at 12:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    A group of students, ten in all,
    move up and down my patio
    in consultation with their notes,
    while just inside my paneled room,
    a troupe of dancers in felt hats
    imitate their rhythm
    tapping to the beat.
    I used to practice every day
    in hopes that very soon I'd play
    with skill and art and fine "brio"
    good music on my piano.

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    What can I say except, Wonderful, I'm not surprised and good night? The motto for this game should be, "We write 'em, you solve 'em."

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    A fragile craft,
    I fly without wings
    and only as far as my captor allows.
    Still, I struggle for freedom,
    tug at my leash.
    And, if I won, broke free,
    followed the winds,
    what then?
    How far would I fly?
    How long before my fall from grace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    A fragile craft,
    I fly without wings
    and only as far as my captor allows.
    Still, I struggle for freedom,
    tug at my leash.
    And, if I won, broke free,
    followed the winds,
    what then?
    How far would I fly?
    How long before my fall from grace?
    A cloud has no tether,
    I doubt it's a feather
    a hat in the breeze
    or a kitty-cat's sneeze.

    I shut my eyes tight
    (will I get this one right?)
    and guess, Yes! It's a kite!

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    Good answer and the right one. I noticed that a lot of people have been viewing this even if they are not taking part. Bob was the one who told me about AW and urged me to join. I'm glad that I did.
    Last edited by Demeter; 09-16-2015 at 06:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Good answer and the right one. I noticed that a lot of people have been viewing this even if they are not taking part. Bob was the one who told me about AW and urged me to join. I'm glad that I did.
    I'm glad you did too Marjorie (hope I didn't say too much), and many others will soon be as well, as your resume cracks open wider and wider, and the wonder of your words finds a larger audience...

    Cheers, Bob

    Oh what the hell...why not?

    Wax on...wax off
    Amidst the brilliance
    Shadowed walls and drapes undulate
    I compete with the moon but not to win
    I could never win...
    But there's reading...perhaps even aloud
    And lovers, ignoring me with silent gratitude
    I burn with awe at my willing sacrifice..
    Last edited by Bolen; 09-16-2015 at 09:28 AM. Reason: Just because...
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Are you busy...I''ve had all my shots?

    2. For every kind of problem, thank God there's a designer Vodka...

    3.
    My crotch is a pain in the neck....

    4. Instead of a legacy, why don't I just keep hanging around?

    5. I trust old people, just not their bladders...

    6. My Team consists of bar maids, shrinks, and "Yes" men...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylabelle View Post
    I used to practice every day
    in hopes that very soon I'd play
    with skill and art and fine "brio"
    good music on my piano.
    Gotta love the "brio"

    Cheers, Bob
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Are you busy...I''ve had all my shots?

    2. For every kind of problem, thank God there's a designer Vodka...

    3.
    My crotch is a pain in the neck....

    4. Instead of a legacy, why don't I just keep hanging around?

    5. I trust old people, just not their bladders...

    6. My Team consists of bar maids, shrinks, and "Yes" men...

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    A lovely one. And thank you for the kind words, Bob.

    In a window, against the night,
    a welcome, warming sight.
    For the traveler, long away,
    it says, "Come in, come in. Please stay."

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    In partnership we ply our trade,
    linked like alpine climbers
    though we travel on the flat.
    I am the leader, trail-breaker,
    sharp-eyed scout.
    She follows at a steady pace,
    marking, mapping, step by step
    repairs the path for future use.
    I take her as needed cross and back.
    Running often saves us time.

    As we go, the space between us shortens,
    almost disappears,
    then, in a snap, our partnership is finished,
    severed without sentiment.
    (She and her work are one)
    Time then to return to my brothers,
    keen and ready craftsmen,
    bridling at loose ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    In partnership we ply our trade,
    linked like alpine climbers
    though we travel on the flat.
    I am the leader, trail-breaker,
    sharp-eyed scout.
    She follows at a steady pace,
    marking, mapping, step by step
    repairs the path for future use.
    I take her as needed cross and back.
    Running often saves us time.

    As we go, the space between us shortens,
    almost disappears,
    then, in a snap, our partnership is finished,
    severed without sentiment.
    (She and her work are one)
    Time then to return to my brothers,
    keen and ready craftsmen,
    bridling at loose ends.
    With great reluctance, leave the bed
    Toss water on this sleepy head
    And check for riddles, which I've read
    An ode, I think, to needle and thread?

    Semi confident Cheers, Bob
    Last edited by Bolen; 09-17-2015 at 05:13 PM.
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Are you busy...I''ve had all my shots?

    2. For every kind of problem, thank God there's a designer Vodka...

    3.
    My crotch is a pain in the neck....

    4. Instead of a legacy, why don't I just keep hanging around?

    5. I trust old people, just not their bladders...

    6. My Team consists of bar maids, shrinks, and "Yes" men...

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    A vote of condidence in your favor.

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    Nice work, both!

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    Would you look at the time...


    If nothing else, I demand order
    My personality, my purpose, my existence
    Is to supply neatness; to regulate
    Corners square…priorities insist and arrange
    I love paperwork, by the way

    You’d never know, to look at me
    That I’m tough…I get the job done
    My size would fool you
    Often I work alone
    My preference, “yes”
    But occasionally, when pressed, I need help
    My brothers pitch in

    I have a low key insignificance
    That belies my gritty strength
    Tenacious, I cling to my principles
    I never let go…not willingly
    And even when forced, I may still draw blood
    My commitment is all in…

    Probably not my best...

    Cheers, Bob
    Last edited by Bolen; 09-18-2015 at 11:54 AM.
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Are you busy...I''ve had all my shots?

    2. For every kind of problem, thank God there's a designer Vodka...

    3.
    My crotch is a pain in the neck....

    4. Instead of a legacy, why don't I just keep hanging around?

    5. I trust old people, just not their bladders...

    6. My Team consists of bar maids, shrinks, and "Yes" men...

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    I was going to say, I'm stumped but it's still early. Then I thought, oh, maybe it's....

    but it is DEFinitely too early to put my guess in a verse so, later.... Unless someone else with more wits about them comes along before I get to it.

    Nice work, Bob!

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    It won't be me, at least not yet. I'm browsing the shelves of Office Depot, but I could be in the wrong store.

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