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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…

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Blog Posted:6/17/2013 3:55:00 PM
Start thinking---Free verse only--I want this to be about "life" (living). We all have been bored by our elders about how to live only to find they were right "correct". We have struggled with, knowing that, giving advice back to younger people because we promised we never would be the same as those who were giving advice to us, but then perhaps, because we could do it better, still---might try. This contest, or shall I say challenge, is to have a conversation between you as a youth, you as an elder, and you as dead.  I want you to talk about life; what you've learned what you can share and whatever way you might take this can be exceptionally special.  So, the rules will be to label each verse Youth, Elder, Dead (So youth is verse one elder is verse two dead is verse three) Do that three times max, which translates to 9 verses maximum. Remember, you are talking to yourself. (Now, in the future, and after you are gone.)
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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Still waiting for your example, Craig.

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  1. Date: 6/18/2013 7:02:00 AM
    Im going to wait for your example, Craig.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:14:00 PM
    As long as you want---but don't bore me---that's not what she said!!

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    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 6/18/2013 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yikes!...;)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 6:21:00 PM
    This could be fun...

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    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 6/18/2013 6:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Of course, I haven't been able to enter contests for a couple of weeks now, so....help me out TPS
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:12:00 PM
    So how long are these verses to be? It's a very interesting contest, Craig!! NOt sure I want to talk to my dead self! What about nearly dead? heehee

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 6/17/2013 5:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope--totally dead--talking to your still alive self
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:42:00 PM
    I like the So dont look.You KNOW we are going to look if it says not to.Love me

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    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono Date: 6/17/2013 11:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    pleasure to meet you Colleen.You have a good man.
    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono Date: 6/17/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    best name to have.
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 6/17/2013 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Colleen, my wifes name BTW, you can rock this !!!
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 3:58:00 PM
    I will give you an example tomorrow

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