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Terse Verse

If you insist on doggerel verse, show mercy then and keep it terse. Fifth Place, Laconic Verse I, Giorgio V.

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Date: 4/30/2014 7:10:00 PM
by the way, you should make this into a couplet and put it in to the rhyme battle, if it is still going on.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 5/1/2014 12:04:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. I entered another couplet into the contest: "The Altar of Hope and Despair." We'll see how it goes.
Date: 4/30/2014 7:09:00 PM
finally seeing that you had written a message to me under my comment on this one. I don't ever see those kinds of messages, but anyway, I had happened to come here and saw it. yes, I too have taken upwards of a few hours working on just one couplet for a sonnet!!!
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Mark Peterson
Date: 5/1/2014 12:05:00 PM
People think it's strange, but I have perspired when writing a single line.
Date: 12/2/2013 1:34:00 PM
So succinct and impressive poem. You've once again reflected the poetic charisma in you. Thanks for sharing. Friend, JM
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/2/2013 1:46:00 PM
Joseph, great to see you here again, and I so appreciate your kind words. I'll try to live up to them.
Date: 12/1/2013 5:10:00 PM
good 'terse verse' here - congrats on your win in the contest! :)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/2/2013 12:50:00 AM
Charlotte, thank you very much for the compliment. Your top place is remarkable. Congratulations.
Date: 11/30/2013 9:50:00 PM
Now this one for me would have been with the other first places. This is DANG GOOD!! Congrats.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/30/2013 11:03:00 PM
Andrea, this is certainly not faint praise and is very deeply appreciated. The poem didn't come in a heartbeat. It's amazing how hard one toils over every single word in short poems. Thanks again. Always nice to see your name up there in lights.
Date: 11/30/2013 2:03:00 PM
- Unique --- :)))) - well done, Mark. - Have a happy weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/30/2013 11:04:00 PM
Thanks, Lyse. I tried about four different poems and rejected all until this one.
Date: 11/30/2013 10:48:00 AM
Enjoyed this witty write, my friend. Terse indeed. Licia :-)
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delysia hendricks
Date: 12/1/2013 9:54:00 PM
lol @ "ghetto". Check my neighborhood in my latest, "Life be good" in my first attempt at British slang. Be warned, though. Kind of on the shady side but hey, we tell it like it is. Why crimp (terse lol) your own style when it's so appealing? :-)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/30/2013 1:50:00 PM
I appreciate your visit, as always, and enjoyed your remarks, likewise. Always good to have you here from the ghetto. I'll try harder in the next contest. Some people, yourself included, are such good poets. How do I emulate and still project my own style? Well, that's why we keep at it I guess.
Date: 11/29/2013 10:11:00 PM
like the humor in this one...nice poem, nice win....congrats :)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/30/2013 1:48:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra. I read the top winners and could see better poetry that hopefully I can emulate next time.
Date: 11/29/2013 5:19:00 AM
Congrats on the win, Mark
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/29/2013 10:57:00 AM
Thanks Dr. Rams. And congratulations to you too on your top 10 finish.
Date: 11/28/2013 10:16:00 PM
Very witty. Love this one. It will be going in my favorites
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/28/2013 11:02:00 PM
Jon, thanks for the honor.
Date: 11/27/2013 9:24:00 PM
Haha, enjoyed the humor with wit, Mark
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/27/2013 10:20:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Dr. Mehta. Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you soon.
Date: 11/27/2013 2:40:00 PM
How funny! Im the master of doggerel..lol. BG
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/27/2013 10:22:00 PM
Neat. Now please don't ask me for a rhyme to it.
Date: 11/27/2013 2:31:00 PM
right on the dot, mark...this is really swell!... enjoyed!..huggs
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/27/2013 10:23:00 PM
Much appreciated Nette. And congratulations on your many victories.