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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:02 PM
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Write an "I Am" poem, and post it.
Just for fun. :)

Here's an easy tool if you want help. Feel free to add to it, re-arrange it, change it, make it yours.

http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/iampoem.htm

Mine:

I Am

I am green-eyed and fiery.
I wonder what the stars smell like.
I hear the mountain singing.
I see the grasshopper's moon.
I want it inside of me again.
I am a blazing thorn tree.

I pretend to follow the tea-trail,
to laugh politely,
to cherish the tact of it all.
I feel like I'm drowning
in someone else's throat.
I touch the swallow's mountain.
I worry that no one will see.
I cry at the moon like a night-damned dog.
I am a green flame,
a molten emerald,
a smoking jungle ash.

I understand that I wasn't the reason,
but only the excuse.
I say my prayers to scoop-tailed ravens.
I dream of a silent pillow, of curls laid
calm and dry. I try to breathe unbrokenly,
to eat joy hand over fist.
I hope to live beyond my burns.
I am a green-eyed fire.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:17 PM
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1. I Am The Decider
I am the decider.
I am the one who helps you put food on your family.
I am not a dictator,
but my job would be a lot easier if I were.
I am the man who sent Heckuvajob Brownie
to save New Orleans in its hour of need.

I am above the law.
I am fluent in Mexican.
I am a proud veteran of the Texas Air National Guard,
because if I'd joined the real Air Force they might have tested me for cocaine.
I am the best brush clearer in all of Texas.

I am America's worst nightmare.
I am the decider.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:15 AM
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16. Very, very nice!
Just a tiny bit less convincing because all of the words are spelled correctly.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:49 PM
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2. Here's my attempt at an "I Am" poem...
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 07:00 PM by RetroLounge
I Am

I am grounded yet feel that I was not alway so.
I wonder if gravity is really just a personal issue with me when
I hear voices late at night, telling me attractive lies.
I see angels beyond the moonlit windows, beckoning me and
I want to follow them, but i've forgoten how to fly.
I am grounded yet feel I was not alway so, and so at night

I pretend i have just landed, the morning bed my airstrip, and when
I feel my landing gear retract into the mattress
I touch the runway of my dreams, awakening to the clouds.
I worry that these dreams are coming less often, and it seems
I cry out in my need, descending back into the pillow where
I am sleep, I am dream, I am nothing else but endless need.

I understand my limitations do not involve being land-bound.
I say my usual speech, point out the emergency exits and
I dream they open at 20,000 feet and the angels walk in.
I try to be angelic myself most times, or at least no trouble for you.
I hope I've succeeded even in small ways that you've noticed.
I am grounded yet feel that I was not alway so.

RL

:hi:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:10 PM
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6. Well damn, Retro
:D

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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. Eh, just let it rip and that came out...
Feeling better?

:hug:

RL
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:16 PM
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9. I think that's the first poem you've written and posted
that's all about you... ;)

Meh. I'll live. :hug:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:17 PM
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10. Well, it is titled I AM after all...
Glad you'll live...

:hi:

RL
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:20 PM
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11. ...
ya gotta gift, kid. :)

me too :hi:
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:14 PM
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8. Yeah, Damn! eom
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:02 AM
Response to Reply #8
77. Thanks
:hi:

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:05 AM
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20. Yowzer!
"I am sleep, I am dream, I am nothing else but endless need."

"I say my usual speech, point out the emergency exits and
I dream they open at 20,000 feet and the angels walk in."

Gah! Writerly jealousy kicks in. x(

:)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:24 AM
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25. No need to be jealous...
I just get lucky sometimes with a line or two.

It's getting the whole poem to fall in place that's the key.

:hi:

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:26 AM
Response to Reply #25
28. Yep. Same thing with prose.
Dammit. (Shuffles rejection slips on desk.) x(
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:34 AM
Response to Reply #28
29. I wallpaper the office wall with my rejections...
I'm gonna need more walls...

:D

RL
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:54 AM
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36. Nice RL
Remind me never to let you sit in the emergency exit row, though! ;-)

:rofl:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:00 PM
Response to Reply #36
39. Banned for life from those rows...
:rofl:

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:34 PM
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3. I'll give it a shot.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 08:37 PM by Chorophyll
I am hard as granite, tough as nails.
I have sailed to the far edge of the world and back,
I have lived to tell the tale.
If my outside looked anything like my inside,
it would have needle tracks, razor scars,
a flaming heart tattooed on the left tit. But outside

I am a rounded kind of woman, robust, ruddy, fair.
I should be up a mountain somewhere, yodeling.
I could pick you up in one hand,
throw you like a lawn dart.

I am watching you you swagger down the sidewalk.
I will write you your own theme song.
I can put a corona of light around you
I can make you a chocolate chip at the center, melting.

I am hard as granite, tough as nails.
I am the woman who fits you with a halo
I am the woman who burns your image onto her eyeballs

Which are, unfortunately, soft as eyeballs.



(Yours is awesome btw, Oktoberain! We need more poetry threads around here.)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Damn, is it warm in here?
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:15 PM by RetroLounge
I am hard as granite, tough as nails.
I am the woman who fits you with a halo
I am the woman who burns your image onto her eyeballs


:applause:

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:10 AM
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21. Erm, well,
I cannibalized this a bit from something that was already in the works, so... but thanks.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:20 AM
Response to Reply #21
23. On first read I saw:
I am the woman who fits you with a halo

as

I am the woman who fits you LIKE a halo

:9

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:25 AM
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26. Oy. You have a one-track mind, you do.
:rofl:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:26 AM
Response to Reply #26
27. Yes, and it usually is derailed...
:rofl:

RL
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:20 PM
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54. holy hell Chorophyll -
I'm having serious writer's envy...

"I am the woman who fits you with a halo
I am the woman who burns your image onto her eyeballs"


:hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:26 PM
Response to Reply #54
55. I know, hey?
Aren't those beautiful lines?

Phyll <===== :yourock:

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:22 AM
Response to Reply #55
65. ...
:hug:
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:21 AM
Response to Reply #54
64. Hey! Thank you.
Seriously. :pals:
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:23 AM
Response to Reply #64
66. I mean it!
I know when I am seriously outclassed :silly:

:hug:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:08 PM
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5. I am...
I am nothing.
I am everything.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:21 PM
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12. I Am
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:24 PM by Orrex
L.A.'s fine the sun shines most of the time
And the feeling is laid-back.
Palm trees grow
Rents are low
But you know I keep thinkin' 'bout
Makin' my way back.

Well I'm New York City born and raised,
And I've tried, but it won't let me go.
L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home.
New York's home, but it ain't mine no more.

I am I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair

I am I cried
I am, said I
And I am lost
And I can't even say why.


That's from memory. Neil Diamond totally ripped me off.

On edit: Typo!
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:36 PM
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13. Confusion
Confusion

Bifurcated, yolk and white;
my mind is an egg.
On the busy sidewalk,
fried, firm.

Separated emotion.
On the busy dance floor,
sometimes sunny-side up,
pickled in a jar.

Within the fragile shell,
Eclectic bombardment.

________________

That was from my last nervous breakdown :D

Yours was awesome! I was right there with you :)

:hi:
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:43 PM
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14. I am not even poetic when I have help! Here goes...
I Am

I am sentimental yet cynical
I wonder what he looks like in the morning
I hear boudrhan beating of my grandma's heart
I see into the void of space
I want everything I cannot have
I am sentimental yet cynical

I pretend have it all together
I feel too angry not to care
I touch the starlit sky
I worry that I will never be unafraid
I cry about almost anything
I am sentimental yet cynical

I understand that life's not fair
I say Tiocfaidh r l
I dream I am invincible
I try to get it right
I hope for happy endings
I am sentimental yet cynical
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:01 PM
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15. I'll try
I was that smithy under the tree
so young and strong,
mighty and free

Hot iron to shape,
fluid from heat
the hammer's rhythm driving the beat.




Now I'm old; over the hill
I'm round the bend
I've had my fill








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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:28 AM
Response to Reply #15
68. Very cool...with graphics!
:)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:29 AM
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17. I am not scared
I am not soft
I am not a fool
I am not afraid to say so

I am willing to learn
I am willing to adapt
I am willing to accept
I am willing to try

I am your friend
I am your lover
I am your light
I am your one and only

I am you
You are me
We are in love


Forever!




To my husband! I love you babe! You booger head you! ;)
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:33 AM
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18. With no disrespect, nor claim of ability to endorse.
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 12:36 AM by RandomThoughts
Eye M they have the symbol above the pyramid, pretty and neat.
Eye M they know the top, invisible, or incomplete.

Eye M they care for brother when in danger.
Eye M they miss the love of a stranger.

Eye M a symbol with sole meaning to each
Eye M pick a meaning lost and found no need to preach

Eye M they in strength, can make themselves better
Eye M they are to weak to include those considered worse.

Eye M they could probably make this rhyme
my poem I think on some of the time.
you asked, I chipped in my dime.

I have no affiliation with any groups, nor do I judge them
I just thought this was a fun play on words.

(Edit: They probably would have remembered to spell check it also ) :)
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:43 AM
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19. I AM trying
I AM trying
I am trying hard
I want to be alright, right now
I want to be fine

I am love
I am IN love
I am loved

I am trying
I can do better
I will be O.K.

I am doing just fine.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:10 AM
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22. ...
I AM
Where no thought can go.
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:24 AM
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24. My I am
I am Buddhist

I am me, and you
and you
and you
and that person over there

I am that tree
this rock
the bird that flies

I am all.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:12 AM
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30. This thread is fucking awesome.
I just needed to say that. Seriously, folks, Bra-VO.

:applause:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #30
31. Thanks for starting it!
I may even end up with a usable poem after some revision...

:yourock:

RL
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:27 AM
Response to Reply #31
32. Yes, it's fantastic, truly.
Thank you for the heads-up ;)

:hug:
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:30 AM
Response to Reply #30
69. It really is!
A poetry thread with so many responses??? Wow! Thanks, Oktoberain.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:29 AM
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33. I am your worst / goddamn nightmare.
(that's it - just that one couplet)
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #33
40. ~
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #33
41. And it's called "Untitled?"
:9

RL
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:37 AM
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34. ok
I am living.
I am dying.

I am loving
and
I am crying.

I am but one
and yet
I am all.

I am working.
I am sighing.

I am sleeping.
I am awake
and
I am aware.

I am touching.
and I ache
to be touched.

I go forward
and
I grow stronger.

I bend so that
I won't break

I look back and
I remember.

I am alive.
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but siriusly folks Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:45 AM
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35. I won't use a form...I AM creative and will create my own form
i am all that which is not seen:
the bend of a willow
from an early winter air
the tracks of meek and nutmeg-colored fawns
through the white chapel of the snow-covered graveyard

i am all which is not heard:
the whirl and blur of the ladybird's fiery wings
or the sorrow of widows across the globe
crying for slain lovers and children

i am that i am:
all that appears
and all that does not

you will know me without ever knowing me
at all
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #35
38. Thanks!
and welcome to DU!

:hi:

RL
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but siriusly folks Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:07 PM
Response to Reply #38
43. Poetry is great, isn't it? That was off the cuff, but if I sat down and wrote one
it would be much better... :loveya:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:09 PM
Response to Reply #43
48. Wow, 13 posts and tombstoned already?
Well, thanks for taking time from your disruptions to leave some poetry behind...

Odd.

RL
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #48
50. weirdness occurs
nice poem they left behind...wonder what happened? Got a link?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #50
52. Did a search on their posts
Mostly benign stuff, but one thread locked.

Probably had it coming.

RL
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:56 AM
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37. This guy wanted to try.
He mumbles a bit, but I think this is his poem.

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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:03 PM
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42. I must have filled in those boxes a dozen times...
that was much more difficult than just writing a poem! lol

Heads up... mine is depressing. Sorry.

I Am

I am tired yet stubborn
I wonder if I'll ever give up dreams
I hear the wind
I see the leaves fall
I want to ride away
I am tired yet stubborn

I pretend the pain is not there
I feel the wanderlust of a child
I touch the rain and wind
I worry someone will know it truly hurts
I cry when I know life can't be planned
I am tired yet stubborn

I understand change is constant
I say life is not always what you make it
I dream of running away
I try to forget some dreams of mine
I hope my wanderlust will fade
I am tired yet stubborn
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:02 PM
Response to Reply #42
59. ...
:applause:

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:25 AM
Response to Reply #42
67. ...
I hear ya. Good one.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:12 PM
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44. I am cleaned out
After 3 cups of coffee
So I don't want to bore
With rancid poetry

:hurts:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:14 PM
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45. I am most ill and I'm rhymin' and stealin'
Torching and crankin' and rhymin' and stealin'
Robbin' and raging busting two in the ceiling
I'm wheeling, I'm dealin'
I'm drinking, not thinking
Never cower, never shower
and I'm always stinking
Yo ho ho and a pint of Brass Monkey
And when my girlie shakes her hips, she sure gets funky
Skirt chasing, free basing
killing every village
I drink and rob and rhyme and pillage

Most illingest b-boy
I got that feeling
Cause I am most ill and I'm rhymin' and stealin'

I've been drinking my rum, a Def son of a gun
I fought the law and I cold won
Black Beard's weak
Moby Dick's on the tick
Then I pull out the jammy and squeeze off six
My pistol is loaded
I shot Betty Crocker
Deliver Colonel Sanders down to Davey Jones' locker
Rhymin' and stealin' in a drunken state
And I'll be rockin' my rhymes all the way to Hell's gate

Ali Baba and the forty thieves, y'all.

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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #45
49. Word.
:hi:

RL
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:34 AM
Response to Reply #45
70. You get the O.G. award!
"My pistol is loaded
I shot Betty Crocker
Deliver Colonel Sanders down to Davey Jones' locker"

(But if you take out Betty Crocker you gotta go after Duncan Hines, too.)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:38 PM
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46. Okay
I Am


(ahem)


I am I said!

No, wait.

That wasn't me.
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:01 PM
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47. here you go -
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 01:08 PM by blueraven95
it's rough with no editing, and I'm pretty sure it breaks the rules, but that's how it goes.


I am

I am dreaming
- I think -
I am writing a "What
I Did on My Summer Vacation" essay
where
I was an ambassador for the intergalactic UN
except
it was really the intersolar system UN and
I was the ambassador for Earth
I went to Pluto
still a Planet and not yet relegated
to second-class citizenship
I saw talking flowers and traffic jams in the sky

I am dreaming-
but my cat is nudging me
and the alarm clock is braying
bringing me back

I am dreaming
of robots and aliens and jet packs
of the Back to the Future utopia I was promised
not where I am
with dirty dishes and work and bills
and the reality I still
can't believe in
no matter how many years
I am in the Real World


:hi:

edit to add one word.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:12 PM
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51. ...
:hi:

RL
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:19 PM
Response to Reply #51
53. right back atcha
:hi:


I love yours - so vivid.


I think mine was much more off the cuff. :)
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:36 AM
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72. Kewl.
I miss Pluto as a planet. :(
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:43 AM
Response to Reply #72
75. me too.
:(
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:41 PM
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56. I am
I am
I wonder
I hear
I see
I want
I am

I pretend
I feel
I touch
I worry
I cry
I am

I understand
I say
I dream
I try
I hope
I am
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:06 PM
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57. My attempt:
I Am

I am bitchy funny
I wonder will diet and exercise really make me live longer and is it worth it
I hear my husband and daughter laughing
I see a cat taking a sunbath
I want my daughter to live in as much bliss as she can stand
I am bitchy funny

I pretend to sleep--to rest
I feel warm sunlight
I touch your face
I worry you will think me stupid
I cry because my father died and I miss him
I am bitchy funny

I understand people love to laugh
I say chocolate makes everyone happy
I dream we will die together of old age
I try to tell you every day I love you
I hope never to die wondering why I didn't do something
I am bitchy funny



Laura
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #57
58. ...
:applause:

RL
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:21 PM
Response to Original message
60. I am
who said?
Am not!
Are too!

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Ekirh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:21 PM
Response to Original message
61. I am by Ekirh
I am the life of the party
I am cherised by all
I am the cool during summer
I am the warmth during fall

I am the joy of my wife
I soothe her when she cries
I am the twinkle that you see
when you look at my daughter's eyes

I am loved by man
I have many friends to entertain
I am the gudiance people seek
When they need advice to remain sane

I am a liar
I am nothing said above
I am just a regular nobody
who wishes death will soon come.
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Angel Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:15 PM
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62. I am
I am a lost soul

Of the moon that shines over the ocean

I am the sounds of the waves crashing into the shore.

The silence of the forest that scare you at night

I am the earth your feet walk upon

The blanket that warms you on a cold night

The hands to hold or help you in your time of need

I am simply me

I am a lost soul
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:32 PM
Response to Original message
63. I am
not a poet,

But I gave it a try!
And failed.
Let me listen instead to your music.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:36 AM
Response to Original message
71.  I am Old and horney
I Am

I am Old and horney
I wonder About the the troubles of tomorrow
I hear drum beats
I see Naked DUers
I want A harem
I am Old and horney

I pretend To know the answers
I feel hopeful
I touch invisible skin
I worry about friends
I cry When i'm joyful
I am Old and horney

I understand Pain
I say Things change
I dream of a cup of coffee with a friend
I try to listen
I hope to help
I am Old and horney
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:39 AM
Response to Reply #71
73. Heh. Who isn't?
:D
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:42 AM
Response to Reply #73
74. true
:silly:
Actually I'm a big dork :crazy:
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peruban Donating Member (888 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:56 AM
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76. ok, i'll give this a whirl.
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 10:25 AM by peruban
"I Am"

I am not a chair, donkey, quarter, or bicycle.
I am not a table, baby, pig, lamb, goat, or bookshelf.
I am not Asian, Venezuelan, Indian, Visigoth, Armenian, German, Indonesian, or Moroccan.
I am not a baker, botanist, cooper, blacksmith, engineer, grave digger, or conductor.

I will not complement or insult you in any way.
I will not start a fire or litter the streets.
I will not make fun of your mistakes or complain about the weather.
I will not prejudge you or favor any particular side.

I am not made of steel, synthetic wool, plastic, or rubber.
I am not a carpenter, electrician, air conditioner repairman, or leaky faucet.
I am not aware of all my faults or how to correct them.
I am not a polka fan nor do I listen to Lawrence Welk.

I do not contain mechanically separated chicken, stripes, colors, stars, or balloons.
I do not enjoy long walks on the beach or window shopping at the mall.
I do not contain saccharine, monosodium glutamate, starch, or oolestra.
I do not shed my skin or carry a badge.

I will not buy you a drink or remember to call you the next day.
I will not enhance the flavor of your favorite foods.
I will not show you how to tie a double windsor knot.
I will not impress your parents or friends.

I am not your friend, lover, or relative.
I am not offended if you wish me a Merry Christmas.
I am not a placebo, amoeba, bacteria, or fungus.
I am not spermicidally lubricated with nonoxynal-9.

I am not going to take a shower with you or buy you flowers on your birthday.
I am not going to give you a hard time.
I am not capable of fulfilling your innermost desires.
I am not a weight loss supplement or finely aged cheese.

I can not bench three hundred pounds or run a marathon.
I can not blame myself or you for anything.
I can not quench your thirst or feed you.
I can not prolong your agony or misconceptions.

I do not taste like chicken or popped corn.
I do not recommend any particular brand of chewing gum.
I do not smell of elderberries or new car scent.
I do not wear a mask or cape.

I do not intend to replace the leading prescription remedy.
I do not expect you to have softer stool or constipation from reading this.
I do not taunt, antagonize, or minimalize you.
I do not take myself or others seriously.

I am not going to make excuses for being late.
I am not going to beat you up for being a wise ass.
I am not on anyone's hit list.
I am not up for discussion.

I do not do a good impression of Tom Bosley.
I do not have the head of a goat, horns, or hooves.
I do not take pleasure in knowing that things can always be worse.
I do not drive a Pinto, Yugo, or Gremlin.

I will not buy you a shower caddy, tea leaves, or oranges.
I will not say "I told you so" whenever you screw something up.
I will not call you by your nickname.
I will not object to accepting donations.

I do not intend to make my life story into a made for television movie.
I do not have a four liter overhead cam engine.
I do not laugh at other people's suffering.
I do not intend to turn you on or go to bed with you.

I have no relation to any known historical figure.
I have no chronic illnesses, itchy rashes, or sense of style.
I have no ulterior motives or agenda.
I have no clue as to what you're talking about.

I am a point of consciousness in the universe.
I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
I am a living, breathing sack of flesh.
I am a selfish and cynical snob.

More than anything else, however,
I am a person.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

-peruban

Edited for spelling and grammatical mistakes. Took me all about ten to fifteen minutes.
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peruban Donating Member (888 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:36 AM
Response to Original message
78. I like your imagery.
"I am a green flame,
a molten emerald,
a smoking jungle ash."

Brilliant.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:21 AM
Response to Original message
79. 'Borrowed'
Help I'm a rock
I'm a rock
I am an island
Rock me like a hurricane
There is a mighty wind a'blowin'
You rock me baby
Rock, rock, rock
and roll, baby roll...all night long...


Tikki
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