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Poetry Prompt #7

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  • Raku
    Peta probably wouldn't approve, but I can't help what the mind comes up with...

    Kangaroos hop around in the tiny box
    The marsupial are such, sincere jocks
    Their overt speed and agility
    Draw in such a wild company

    Onlookers cheer, but remain voiceless
    At these beasts' amazing prowess
    While they grain each other with fists and swift kicks
    Even more of a crowd join into watch their antics

    After an epic match, the fight is done
    It wasn't at all pricey to have this fun
    Minds racing, and hearts heavily pounding
    Who needs sugar, when we got this to get us going

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  • GrimReefer
    My box car feels like a sugar rush.
    I hop inside my imagination, I have company...
    Voiceless voids join in for a pricey and overt fail.
    No sincere heart is around to taste a grain of my riches.

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  • RhymeLovingWriter

    hop on box car
    much less pricey
    voiceless go far
    though it's dicey
    grain in hoppers
    real show stoppers
    hobo - no go

    sugar, ships in
    bulk containers
    joined sweet-laden
    poor bunk - overt
    company voice
    railroads poor choice
    all clear – sincere

    I'm trying to catch up on word prompt poems. It's slow going with this one because I wanted to go a more humorous route (?) and practice the ha'sonnet form, but I found it difficult to fit these words even into slant rhyme that would flow and make sense. Ah well, I guess that's why we keep experimenting.

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  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, imrogue.

  • imrogue
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    nice one Muttado

  • Muttado1sb
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    I heard her say ''Now, sugar'' and that set me going. Thanks.

  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Agreed. That refrain of 'sugar' really carried me to another place and time. Love how you structured this M!

  • MHenry
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    The words cascaded into the cereal bowl of my mind and came out Cheerios!

  • Sumyanna
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    Wow - I have to say that I actually heard HER voice in my head. Wonderful take on the prompt - excellent to see it written in character.

  • Sumyanna
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    Bison MHenry I find it so cool - both of you going the cereal route. I never even thought of it. Funny enough, I posted this prompt elsewhere and one of the posts that has come in already was about cereal as well. You know - they say great minds think alike!

  • Sumyanna
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    Love it! So glad I have outgrown the need to eat that stuff!

  • Muttado1sb
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    Very good, Bison. Or rather, it's grrrrrreat!

  • Muttado1sb
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    I'm glad I wrote before I read the other posts or I may have drawn into this serialized set of responses. Enjoyable, MH.

  • Muttado1sb
    Listen to Mama

    Now, sugar,
    I don't think that's
    what you want to do.
    You hop up here
    and you listen to mama.
    Those boys are
    bad company
    to hang with.
    You join with them
    and you're stuck with them.
    they sound nice.
    They say what they are doing
    is for the good.
    But sugar,
    there's not a grain
    of truth
    in what they say.
    They are out
    for themselves,
    not for anyone else.
    They won't let you
    do what you want.
    You do what they say.
    They won't let you be free.
    If they were sincere
    they would be overt
    with their intentions,
    not hide behind
    jumbled rhetoric
    and babbled beliefs.
    They would let you
    rather than tell you
    what to think.
    They make
    you voiceless,
    sugar, and
    it's too pricey
    to lose your voice.
    So, you listen to
    your mama.
    Don't let them
    box you in
    with their lies.
    Don't let them
    take your voice.
    Don't let them
    take your

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  • Bison
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    It seems we both have a cereal complex, MHenry. Good write!