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Hopscotch-Losing Balance

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Hopscotch-Losing Balance

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end av if he fe me re ho nt fe na Sa me Chalk on pavement where ingenuity tossed the last stone | | | 9 | | | | | While hope still hops between lines of restrained margins | | | | 7 | 8 | | | | | | | skipping over memories the fear of bouncing out or fall | | | 6 | | | | | For skills can't recognize patterns of a different reality | | | | 4 | 5 | | | | | | | to discover the unforeseeable form of sin in sameness | | | 3 | | | | | Lost luck in time of empty places | | | 2 | | | | | to play life in a sequence of walls | | | 1 | | | | | Last stone on floor supports a dream
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. “ Pablo Picasso

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  1. Date: 11/21/2009 6:38:00 AM

    So OK there my friend WHY is this NOT submitted yet to my contest (poke, tickle, prod) Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 6:26:00 PM

    I read this and was going to say AMAZING, but Raul beat me to it. You are one creative individual. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 12:15:00 AM

    Amazing work comes from your creative mind. It's so creative I don't know if it's mine or yours...Raul

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 6:14:00 AM

    A masterpiece of shape and form. Well done! Elaine George (Lainie)

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 5:13:00 AM

    Ruben very ingenious - congrats on placing in Chris's contest - God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 8/26/2009 11:05:00 PM

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S--this was one my favourites in winning the contest,thought i congrat. you in the proper place..........well done--charma

  1. Date: 8/26/2009 11:19:00 AM

    Well, this is just awesome, Ruben !! Very, very original and I would have put it higher in Christopher's contest ... smile ... however congratulations are in order on this great write! I have a poem called Hopscotch here also but its not anywhere near as clever as this one ... did you ever really play?

  1. Date: 8/25/2009 6:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your honorable mention in the contest. This poem is so creative, I do not know much about abstract art but learning to love it. My best fried loves Picasso's abstracts, when we go to the art gallery,she will say "lets go see my Picasso's" (ha ha) Anyways it must have taken you some time to do this and it is truly wonderful and I love the quote

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 8:52:00 PM

    Great job with this write Ruben! and what a qoute I love it all very nice my Friend!!!!

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 12:33:00 PM

    I am awestruck! This is brilliant! I love the line from Picasso and how you relate Hopscotch to life. I love the picture and I can't believe you did this, yet I'm looking at it. Very nice! Congratulations for going above and beyond for Christopher's contest. Great entry!

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 9:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Christopher's contest Ruben. Thank you for your kind comments. It really was shedding the skin and hard for me. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 8:41:00 AM

    Love seeing this one again!!!! You are filling up my favorites box! Congratulations again Mr Ortellao!! :) !!!!

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 8:11:00 AM

    Congrats on your success in CH's contest Ruben.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 7:44:00 AM

    Thank you for entering the contest..Congrats.

  1. Date: 8/22/2009 5:29:00 PM

    This was a super idea. Quite enjoyable, Ruben

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 3:32:00 PM

    Love the art work, good job!

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 10:31:00 PM

    Quite unique Ruben, my man. My elder sister use to play this hopscotch game. I don't think she understood all you have explained about it though. Lol Very interesting, Good job, Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 5:55:00 PM

    gorgeous art! and fitting inspiration! Ruben! jim

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 8:42:00 PM

    OKay so the name drew me in and then my mouth dropped, totally outside the box Rubie! You gave me such a smile with your comment earlier. I've been working on a short novel and its finally finished and I can start souping again soon. Okay so Im lying~ but itd be so awesome if it was true! My summrs get nuts but I miss you guys so I suspect as the weather turns cooler my I wont be able to hold out much longer. Loveudo,

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 6:02:00 AM

    Great job, Ruben! Could see the kids jumping to your meaningful words. And you put Picasso's words! I am also drawing and painting and Picasso was right. And thanks for your comment on "Quazune". Gert

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 11:57:00 AM

    safe home heaven different name..wonderful!

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 10:33:00 AM

    Love how you explain the meanings beneath each box of the hopscotch board. So creative, Ruben! And the quote from Picasso is the icing on the cake. Excellent work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 9:51:00 AM

    I missed some of the excellent poetry written and posted here yesterday Ruben. I am enjoying reading them this morning. Thank you for sharing yours. Good luck in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 9:07:00 AM

    Your focus and discipline(sic) impress me as much as your words. You've created a two fold masterpiece. Visual and visionary! You are a true artist. Thanks for including the quote.

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 8:35:00 AM

    Wow you blow my mind. and thanks for the comment i was lost in the moment

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 8:00:00 AM

    My good man Ruben!!!! Wowserr!! You have outdone yourself....this is so inventive, so moving, and orginal.....what more can I say, but that you write the most stunning poems...not to mention the creative side to your gift and remarkable knowledge!? Into my favs....this winning entry...Wow!!

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 7:10:00 AM

    Incredible write, nothing much more i can add to this>>James

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 6:15:00 AM

    this is a great write Ruben, so unique its just amazing, best wishes for the contest God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 4:39:00 AM

    Crafty , original presentation, Ruben , and good luck in the contest .....

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 4:10:00 AM

    (SAFE HOME HAVE END DIFFERENT NAME--)this is a treasure,original,creative and excellent-its going to my favs -charma

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