Nowhere near a force of nature
Challenging a source of nature

Building with the will to survive
A small measurement for those who strive

Lessons when it comes to strength
Multiplying the time found in length

Stop and learn the sound of weakness
Hard to find when one is relentless

Improving in a mental task
The answers are found when we ask

Stamina mania, you and I
To perform bravely in all we do

pump for long
yet never strong

Learn when ideas seem to fail
The wrong action is to bail

Thinking, thinking what could it be
Will not solve the problem between you and me

Practice is  the best energy
Memorize it-- stamina will come naturally


Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 8/29/2016 9:59:00 AM
I'm so glad I found this poem. Beautiful couplet. Andrew
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Date: 6/21/2016 12:48:00 AM
This is a great example of a couplet, thank you Skat. I want to try my own at some point. I have a lot to learn about poetry and this is a well thought out poem by a veteran of the art.
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Date: 4/20/2016 10:26:00 AM
An excellent poem read from you. i have found two beautiful lines here in this poem..." Thinking, thinking what could it be Will not solve the problem...." Waiting to read your new poem my lovely sweet friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 1/12/2016 4:06:00 PM
Hello SKAT! I thoroughly enjoyed your couplet! I am really looking forward to reading the rest of your poetry. Thank you for the feedback on my poems! I discovered my passion for writing poetry the fall of 2015 for a Creative Writing class. I can't believe I have lived and breathed all these years without it! This is my first experience with any sort of writer's site so I am hoping to grow as a poet by both positive and not so positive feedback. Sincerely, your poetic friend by pen! ~I'm a dork
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Date: 1/13/2016 12:53:00 AM
Sorry. I discovered my love of writing poetry in the spring of 2015 :)
Date: 6/19/2015 3:14:00 PM
Skat, your advice comes from the pen of experience! Perhaps I should not have read too much between the lines! // paul
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Date: 2/20/2015 4:02:00 AM
Excellent poem. Such smooth flow, and feeling. Thanks for your recent visits. I hope the New Year is treating you and your well.
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Date: 8/13/2013 1:42:00 PM
It seems to come quite naturally to you... blessed Skat!
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Date: 5/30/2013 11:36:00 AM
An outstanding couplet. Thanks for sharing this gem Skat. It's been a while. Hope you are doing fine. AO
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Date: 5/20/2013 11:24:00 AM
Hello, my very dear Skat. I'm so sooo happy that I've click on this poem of yours. I'm so delighted in reading it. i like it sooo much and found it a perfect poem for my class in Math. But, I will ask first your kind permission. Please, may I put it in my fave box and at the same time, borrow it and be used in my Math class? Thank you so much! Ops, I almost forgot. Thanks a lot again for my big win in your contest. I'm glad you liked it. Good night and God bless! love much 4ever,Leonora Leonora
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Date: 9/2/2010 5:56:00 PM
Gritty and randy. I like this as it tends towards the Chicago blues school of lyrics. Yet it is not raunchy. Okay! REgards, Gerard
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Date: 8/12/2010 9:58:00 AM
Fine work Keep'em coming Matthew Anish
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Date: 8/6/2010 4:18:00 PM
good one!! I like the practice is the best energy....My hubby likes that idea.
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Date: 8/5/2010 8:59:00 AM
good and gritty
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Date: 7/20/2010 11:50:00 PM
WOW I actually liked this a lot, you're very good at rhyming!
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Date: 7/18/2010 4:16:00 PM
Hey a few beers will slow that engine down, or anti depressants work wonders delaying 'old faithful, or a couple of hydrcodone is best if you have a prescription laying around! Usually works for me:) Any man that wouldn't appreciate this poem from his mate is probably dead anyway or in need of a doctor!
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Date: 7/16/2010 4:58:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem today SKAT. Stamina takes practice! Love, Susan
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Date: 7/16/2010 12:43:00 PM
Hi.. I see I have a placement in your contest but it has not yet been finalized.. doing that soon? this was pretty awesome too.. luv writing about the news report on Soup... brilliant idea my BBF..with luv..
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Date: 7/14/2010 9:49:00 PM
Hey, Irma. How are you doing? Hey, did you ever judge that one contest of yours, about news flash? Hmmm I can' t remember. Was anxious to see who you would choose. I never saw too many of them. Thanks for your lovely comment on my acrostic. You are the sweetest! LUv, Andrea
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Date: 7/8/2010 4:21:00 PM
LOL love the ending here ... memorize it indeed ...
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Date: 7/8/2010 1:57:00 PM
loved the flow of this one skat. where have you been hiding yourself. i need my other favorite
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Date: 7/7/2010 5:19:00 PM
thanks for your comments on two of my poems. Glad you enjoyed! I enjoyed this poem!
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Date: 7/4/2010 2:00:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your poetry today.. I'm new to the soup so I hope you have an open mind as far as poetry. Enjoy ya day.
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Date: 7/3/2010 10:54:00 PM
lol,,looks like i'm the one in the brown,,lol...L.),..p..d
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Date: 7/3/2010 6:46:00 PM
wow, i think i just learned something heh heh, you make it all interesting lol, love itXD, =(^.^)=Royal
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Date: 7/3/2010 5:34:00 PM
You express your viewpoint with style in the couplet form, S.K.A.T.! Peace.
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