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What Would You Take Contest Entry

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What Would You Take Contest Entry

If deserted, was I, on an island, and was allowed only three integral items to take with me, what would they be?

If we are speaking of material things, I suppose I would take my favorite book in the whole world, "Ask Dr. Mueller" by Cookie Mueller. It is a book I cherish, and can read perpetually because it's just that good.

If, by some strange coincidence, there happened to electricity on the island, and an old, abandoned, yet functional CD player just so happened to be found, then I would want my favorite album in the world with me: "Live Through This" by Hole. I worship Courtney Love and her music. She is a grunge Goddess to me. I love every song on that album.

If pen and paper could magically count as just one item, then I would take mountains of paper and a plethora of pens so I could record everything and continue writing poetry while hoping to be rescued.

My acoustic Gibson Epiphone means the world to me; I cannot imagine not having it with me. I know how to play all the songs off "Live Through This", so perhaps I would choose my guitar instead; that way I can still enjoy those songs as I still compose more of my own; that makes sense, right?

If, by Divine Intervention, there was an abandoned, yet functional TV and DVD player, I would have to consider taking all seven seasons of "The Golden Girls"; I don't think I could survive without the Golden Girls; it's my favorite show ever. And also all of the "Star Wars" movies; those I cherish, too.

And also, since I am an addict/alcoholic, I would want to take tons of pills, whisky and Cola with me; I'm sure I could not survive without those.

I understand that perhaps people or pets may not be considered as "items", but if I could choose among them, well, I would have to take my loving partner, my best friend of twenty years and my two dogs, Sammy and Bilbo, and my three kitties: Marley, Archie and Punky (of course I count them all as one because I like to break the rules).

Since there are so many things I do not think I can live without, it's an impossible decision. But these are my considerations, nonetheless.

*What Would You Take Contest Entry
10-11-13

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:58:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go..Sara

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    Date: 11/13/2013 4:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Sara :)
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Chan, Cheers on your winning poem...... SKAT LOVE :) :)

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    Date: 11/8/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks as always, SKAT :)
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 4:28:00 PM
    For me, I couldn't live without my pen and paper. I would also have to take a book of poetry by Poe. The final item would be a tough choice. But, I think it would have to be my laptop, so I could stay connected to the Soup!...A great poem, BP, it kept my interest all the way through! Congratulations on your win! :)

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    Date: 11/4/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, SP <3
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 11:27:00 AM
    I love the 3 little kitty's' ! Congratulations , well deserved win . Beautiful writing , Love Shanity Rain .

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    Date: 11/4/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Shanity! :)
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 9:41:00 AM
    i'll go for curt cobaine, arc.. .. sweet congrats on your win!..:) huggs

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    Date: 11/4/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Nette! :)
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 4:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your place, a difficult one to answer I thought xx

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    Date: 11/4/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was difficult, and also fun to ponder. Thanks for the read and reply, Mandy :)
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 6:27:00 PM
    to choose only 3 things seems a difficult task...I like all the things you wish to take and your reasoning behind each...great poem....congrats on your win :)

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    Date: 11/4/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, Sandra! It was difficult, but also, as I said to Mandy, fun to contemplate. Thanks for the read and review :)
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your deserving win

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    Date: 11/4/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated, Donna; thank you! :)
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 5:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win. Just love your detailed explanations. So creative and enjoyable to read :)

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    Date: 11/4/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, K <3 <3 <3 :)
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 2:57:00 PM
    A very creative write Archaic one, congrats on your win xxx

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    Date: 11/4/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks as always, Rose; much appreciated :)
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 2:14:00 PM
    congrats on placing in my contest Shadow x smile

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    Date: 11/3/2013 2:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for hosting and letting me know; I appreciate it :)
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 1:40:00 PM
    chan good luck in the contest The book and pen/paper-- YES The kitties/puppies --- YES Your sweetie---YES Guitar---YES--you can put one of my poems to music. LOL The drugs and alchohol ----NONONO That is a BAD BAD BOY Hugs The comment on my Questioning Love poem is a no. I have never had this happen to me. Thanks for the concern my dear friend

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    Date: 10/24/2013 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate the good luck wishes, and am happy to hear that didn't happen to you. Much love to you, dearest <3
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 5:05:00 PM
    Wow, love this ! Good luck in the contest

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    Date: 10/14/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol Thanks, hon. I think it reads more like a shopping list than a "poem". I doubt I'll even place, but I thought I'd give it a stab; I'm trying to step out of my comfort zone a little more ;)