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It doesn't have to be one you wrote, but here's one I wrote:<br><br><b>Crime Pays</b><br><br>
defense lawyers<br>
prosecutors<br>
judges<br>
sheriffs<br>
district attorneys<br>
police officers<br>
correctional officers<br>
probation officers<br>
parole officers<br>
wardens<br>
assistant wardens<br>
bail bond agents<br>
private corrections companies<br>
politicians<br><br>
crime rates lower<br>
incarceration rates climb<br><br>
crime is big business<br>
ending crime ends lots of business<br><br>
crime pays
 

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Love it!
 

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<span>Sometimes I write things about stuff I see on campus:<br><br>
Pocahontas dress<br>
why are you wearing that thing<br>
seriously why<br></span>
 

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I'm no good at writing poetry, but I wrote one about a jester once... Have to dig it up... For now, though, here's "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou.<br><br><span style="color:#333333;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.<br>
I'm not cute or built to suit a</span></span> <span style="color:#333333;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">fashion</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;">model's size<br>
But when I start to tell them,<br>
They think I'm telling lies.<br>
I say,<br>
It's in the reach of my arms<br>
The span of my hips,<br>
The stride of my step,<br>
The curl of my lips.<br>
I'm a woman<br>
Phenomenally.<br>
Phenomenal woman,<br>
That's me.<br><br>
I walk into a room<br>
Just as cool as you please,<br>
And to a man,<br>
The fellows stand or<br>
Fall down on their knees.<br>
Then they swarm around me,<br>
A hive of honey bees.<br>
I say,<br>
It's the fire in my eyes,<br>
And the flash of my teeth,<br>
The swing in my waist,<br>
And the joy in my feet.<br>
I'm a woman<br>
Phenomenally.<br>
Phenomenal woman,<br>
That's me.<br><br>
Men themselves have wondered<br>
What they see in me.<br>
They try so much<br>
But they can't touch<br>
My inner mystery.<br>
When I try to show them<br>
They say they still can't see.<br>
I say,<br>
It's in the arch of my back,<br>
The sun of my smile,<br>
The ride of my breasts,<br>
The grace of my style.<br>
I'm a woman<br><br>
Phenomenally.<br>
Phenomenal woman,<br>
That's me.<br><br>
Now you understand<br>
Just why my head's not bowed.<br>
I don't shout or jump about<br>
Or have to talk real loud.<br>
When you see me passing<br>
It ought to make you proud.<br>
I say,<br>
It's in the click of my heels,<br>
The bend of my hair,<br>
the palm of my hand,<br>
The need of my care,<br>
'Cause I'm a woman<br>
Phenomenally.<br>
Phenomenal woman,<br>
That's me.</span> [/COLOR]
 

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Here's one I just came up with:<br><br>
Roses are Red<br>
Violets are violet<br>
Poetry gives me nightmares<br>
Scooby Dooby Doo
 
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I wrote these some 35-years ago.<br><br><br><br>
About a girl I knew:<br><br>
Battle Of The Sexes<br><br>
Lady in armor<br>
With your shield at your breast<br>
In your comfortable sorrow<br>
Feathered in you nest<br>
You want to be a lady<br>
With your own devil to hide<br>
So you mother your sweet boyfriends<br>
Hold your feelings inside<br>
And you hear their confessions<br>
But your love's just a fake<br>
In the end they just bore you<br>
And you're left with your ache<br><br>
I don't want to go back<br>
To the shadowy night<br>
To the depths falling deeper<br>
No bottom in sight<br>
But who's willing to climb<br>
To the rarified air<br>
To fight tooth and nail<br>
Up the cold narrow stair<br>
And where is the heat<br>
To warm that cold place<br>
Will there be no exhaustion<br>
No sweat on our faces?<br><br>
Perhaps I was wrong<br>
When I thought you were strong<br>
For the fight's not yet fought<br>
And the victory's not won<br>
Well, to the victor they say<br>
Go the spoils of war<br>
And the battle of the sexes<br>
Began with a whore<br><br>
Like an old man with a lamp<br>
I keep wandering in youth<br>
I keep looking for someone<br>
To tell me the truth<br>
But the Greek was a fool<br>
When he sought for a man<br>
It's a woman I seek<br>
To hold by the hand<br><br><br><br>
About myself:<br><br>
Slingshot<br><br>
Across the scruffy flat<br>
Down the rocky bedrock stair<br>
We're going 'round the country bend<br>
To find him there<br>
The tomboy chasers run<br>
Scramble gaily in the sun<br>
The old ones sit and play their game<br>
The slingshot marksman takes his aim<br>
Throws skipping stones<br><br>
Mosquitoes bite<br>
It's getting hot<br>
The dragonflies all play<br>
There are horny lizards by the brook<br>
And hot-dogs on a tray<br>
The old ones stop to fish<br>
The marksman makes his wish<br>
With his slingshot sense of something<br>
He's a skipping stone<br><br><br><br>
About gossips. This was basically about my mother's friends:<br><br>
The Hive<br><br>
Allegory buzzing now<br>
With pollinated jive<br>
Lazy workers regurgitate<br>
Such sweet honey in the hive<br>
Nurses gather up the germ<br>
To feed the larvae by<br>
Who hatch with sticky wings and join<br>
The one faceted eye<br><br>
Gossip 'round the quilting-bee<br>
Sticking together<br><br>
Hexagonal cubicles<br>
Sticking together
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kjesta</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983030"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm no good at writing poetry....</div>
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The heck you're not.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kibbleforlola</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983031"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Here's one I just came up with:<br><br>
Roses are Red<br>
Violets are violet<br>
Poetry gives me nightmares<br>
Scooby Dooby Doo</div>
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Well, if we're going to go in that direction, here's one I liked from The Animaniacs "Dot's Poetry Corner":<br><br>
Roses are red<br>
Violets are blue<br>
That's what they say<br>
But it just isn't true<br><br>
Roses <i>are</i> red<br>
And apples are, too<br>
But violets are violet<br>
Violets aren't blue<br><br>
An orange is orange<br>
But Greeland's not green<br>
A pinky's not pink<br>
So what does it mean?<br><br>
To call something blue when it's not<br>
We defile it<br>
But, ah, what the heck<br>
It's hard to rhyme violet.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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I have a few really good ones from my last school year, I gotta go find them.
 

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I once wrote an Ode to Pooping (and by once I mean a couple days ago)<br><br>
This is a more serious poem I wrote, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy<br><br><br>
Limbo-<br><br>
If home is where the heart is<br>
let us open up a shelter<br>
for my heart has no home,<br>
no place to call its own<br><br>
I am stuck between extremes<br>
each having vice and virtue<br>
but here holds all the bad<br>
there is nothing to be had<br><br>
I have not been granted<br>
a belonging to a circle<br>
because Limbo's where I'm at<br>
and there's no place to hang your hat<br><br>
Fair and balanced, in between<br>
Never a chance nor a change<br>
So here I sit in contemplation<br>
saying "f*ck it" to moderation
 

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Meh, I'm no poet, but I do try. Here's a limerick I wrote:<br><br>
A tiger interviewed at the zoo<br>
said, "There's one thing I'd sure love to do;<br>
to eat up a guard,<br>
which wouldn't be hard,<br>
if the guard wasn't one that I knew."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Something I wrote <b>many</b> years ago. It's incomplete, I think... yet I don't know how it should continue. I always felt it was the start of a song.<br><br><i>I was yours and you were mine,<br>
But the time has come for us to say goodbye.<br>
Do you think if I let you go you could fly?</i>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Capstan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983066"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The heck you're not.</div>
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Nah, that up there wasn't by me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Nah, that up there wasn't by me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></div>
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Oh. Never mind.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Ok, here a few poems I wrote for school near the end of grade 8:<br><br><div style="text-align:center;">A Burning Building<br>
Flames Scorching<br>
People Screaming<br>
Firefighters Fighting<br>
Temperature Increasing<br>
Glass Melting<br>
Stairs Breaking<br>
Dogs Yelping<br><br><br>
Snow falling slowly<br>
People Drinking Hot Cocoa<br>
This is December<br><br>
Lava<br>
Hot, Painful<br>
Burning, Boiling, Flowing<br>
Flaming, Scalding, Blue, Glacial<br>
Shivering, Freezing, Chilling<br>
Frigid, Cooling<br>
Ice<br><br>
Baseball<br>
Sprinting, Cheering<br>
Homerun! Double Homer!<br>
Triple Homer! Grand Slam! Woohoo!<br>
They won!</div>
 

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Ooo, I should go dig out some of my books, but I think most of them are in my old room at my dad's...<br>
Kjesta - I got really into Maya Angelou when I was a teen, and I love that poem.<br>
Fromper - yay, another Animaniacs fan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br>
Good original poems on here too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I wrote these some 35-years ago.</div>
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Capstan those were great, you have a real talent! Do you still do any writing?
 

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Ooo, I should go dig out some of my books, but I think most of them are in my old room at my dad's...<br>
Kjesta - I got really into Maya Angelou when I was a teen, and I love that poem.<br>
Fromper - yay, another Animaniacs fan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br>
Good original poems on here too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Capstan those were great, you have a real talent! Do you still do any writing?</div>
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Thanks. No, the only writing I've done lately has been on these boards. This is actually a pretty good place for getting things out of your system.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Thanks. No, the only writing I've done lately has been on these boards. This is actually a pretty good place for getting things out of your system.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Agreed, I'm really enjoying how many active users and threads there are here. Much more to do here than on some of the other forums I'm a member of. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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