NaPM April 7th 2019
#1
To set up a new thread for each day of April; First off, make sure no one else has already posted for that date. If not then copy and paste this post into a new thread and fill in the necessary information.

Rules: Write a poem for national poetry month on the topic or form described. Each poem should appear as a separate reply to this thread. The goal is to, at the end of the month have written 30 poems for National Poetry Month. 

NaPM April 7th 2019

Topic: Any

Form:  a poem of 7 lines, each of 7 syllables, and 1 line of any number of syllables, in any order.

Line Requirement: 7 lines.
The Soufflé isn’t the soufflé; the soufflé is the recipe. --Clara 
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#2
Jodius


Caesar was every girl’s boy!
Caesar was every man’s toy!
Brutus was Julius’ boy!
Brutus stuck him where it hurt!
Brutus left him in the dirt!
Caesar was dead when he left!
Caesar was burnt when you left!
Take it on down now - 1, 2, 3, 4, go, to... HADES!

  - Republican/conspiratorial cadence call at Philippi,
  responses (“You’re right!”) assumed


But seriously, how did Romans count cadence without Anglo-Saxon monosyllables for 1-4?  "Sinister" and "dexter" would be even worse...
feedback award Non-practicing atheist
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#3
Ah heck,
It really has been a while
Since I tried to string a swirl
Of lines that shouldn't connect
Like i've seen a humpback whale
Crashing through a concrete wall
But history shows I will
Try to spin them like a wheel.
Peanut butter honey banana sandwiches
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#4
Pretending To Like Poetry

Why are you mad about this?
Yes,
I loaned him the book you bought,
your inscription still to me,
wishing a happy birthday
and nothing else- the word “love”
over used further inside.
Time is the best editor.
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#5
  AF One

Bombs in a row descend like
stairs below an airplane door.
A red rug unrolls downward
– a carpet without magic.

A blue-suited man appears 
at the door, waves and turns black.
The night this time may never end.
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#6
Another nice one Teagan.  Smile
Time is the best editor.
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#7
(04-08-2019, 11:07 AM)Richard Wrote:  Another nice one Teagan.  Smile

Thanks, Richard.
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#8
Nice one Teagan and everyone else. just got back last night so i'll try and fill a couple in each day. keep up the good stuff everyone Smile

Twat

Each of seven syllables;
a poem of seven lines.
I wonder will it matter,
does the bastard have to rhyme?
It's like six partial haiku
or a tercet shouting loud
whoever picked this format should be lying in a shroud.
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#9
(04-10-2019, 07:47 AM)billy Wrote:  Nice one Teagan and everyone else. just got back last night so i'll try and fill a couple in each day.  keep up the good stuff everyone Smile


Twat

Each of seven syllables;
a poem of seven lines.
I wonder will it matter,
does the bastard have to rhyme?
It's like six partial haiku
or a tercet shouting loud
whoever picked this format should be lying in a shroud.

I appreciate the attention and time, the minimum was seven in case someone wanted the eighth line to have no syllables.  So everyone did it kinda wrong but that's my fault...  I loved them all thank you everyone for submitting! Duke's was spot on, great
Peanut butter honey banana sandwiches
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#10
Seven means the chariot
on which a triumphant prince
rides into his city, wets
the faces of the women with
tears -- the men who march behind
look around with hungry eyes
while the bellend blindly smiles.
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