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'Poetry' Pinged Me

'Poetry' pinged me I shiver and cringe I know what she wants With her probing syringe To prod me with metaphor Simile and eloquent imagery Line, foot, iambic pentameter Assonance, consonance trochaic hexameter But I'll have none of it Cogito, ergo sum! Here a bit of free verse There a dash of rhyme ~ May 'Poetry' fume

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Date: 8/11/2020 10:21:00 AM
OK, 'trochaic hexameter' is a new one for me - and I too sometimes feel 'Poetry' is more a demanding instructor than an encouraging parent - nice flow to this -
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/11/2020 12:11:00 PM
You too, and me too: I remember my poetry teachers in high school. They were really just, well, kind of well,... let's just say they didn't make anyone's 'favorite teacher' list. :) gw
Date: 8/10/2020 5:12:00 PM
G'day Gershon ... I've been told I must be living on alphabet soup because of all the writing I do, but if that's the case, I'll ask for second helpings. Enjoyed your wit in this verse Gershon - Lindsay
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/10/2020 8:36:00 PM
A gambler lives on alpha bets; a computer jock on alpha bytes. A writer -- does he even make a living?! lol. Thanks, gw
Date: 8/9/2020 11:29:00 PM
lol.. Funny write.. Probing syringe.. Ohh.. I quit...She is dangerous.. lol.. Wonderful thoughts Gershon..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/10/2020 8:37:00 PM
What else rhymes with cringe other than syringe, anyway?! lol. Smiles, gw
Date: 8/9/2020 6:44:00 PM
Hilarious, Gershon.! Cool idea, sticking it to stodgy old Poem Lady.! ' Probing syringe' certainly pinged me. Great how you told us over her hold over you, yet your rejection of her stupid standards.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/9/2020 7:45:00 PM
Wow! You always hope to get such a straight-from-the-gut 'like' such as you've given me on this 'Poetry' Ping, Sigrid. I can't thank you enough. We'll keep slinging the hash! Happiness and Hugs, Gershon
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Sigrid Ermine
Date: 8/9/2020 6:44:00 PM
Your hold!