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    Thanks for the great prompt and granting me the win Danik and thanks tailor and yes/no for the congrats I really loved both of your poems.
    The next subject will be 'Crossing Borders' use it as you may. I can't wait to see the different interpretations you all come up with.

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    crossing borders: california


    oregon with its
    familial bones is
    foreign ground -
    a land to pass through
    to the comfort of my
    memories of youth

    having visited
    leaving nevada for
    home in california
    is like giving one athirst
    a spring
    in which to wash

    arizona has no
    memories for me
    though she of me
    to me just a land
    too far; too removed
    from the sea

    I lack the desire to
    leave for the née
    aztec nation - a land too
    in love with itself
    to love its people

    leaving california is
    like love unrequited -
    like being smothered
    by a surrealistic pillow

    9/4/2017


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    Thanks Tailor, what a great start! That's really set down a challenge.

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    Alienating Borders

    The boundary is the part that’s strange,
    More different than sides.
    A river, mountain, moat or wall
    May halt the movements of us all
    To keep us occupied.

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    We're both of this land.
    I was dispossessed and need a home.
    You too were here since dot
    And now are dispossessed.

    Even if I gave my hand across the line
    How could you trust, and take it?

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    ...and we have a contest! Three fantastic entries so far. Lets see how many more of you can step up to the challenge.

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    Just realised I never set a deadline for this contest so lets give it until midnight on Sat 23rd of this month. (BST) Plenty of time for those of you still thinking about it to join in.

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    One more day if anyone wants to get in an entry!

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    Smile The results are in...

    Well. After long deliberations I must say this has not been an easy choice. Thanks to all three of you for such wonderfully thought provoking entries.


    tailor STATELY - a poem that really took us on a journey. Loved the way it carried me along and that last stanza was just brilliant!

    YesNo - very profound. Physical boundaries are much easier to cope with than those we can not see.

    spikepipsqueak - very relevant in todays political climate I fear. It might be short but this really touched a nerve and made me think.

    And the winner is......... spikepipsqueak!!

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    Congratulations spikepipsqueak !
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    Congratulations spikepipsqueak!

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    Congratulations spikepipsqueak! I hope you choose an instigating prompt.
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    Wow! Thank you, Cassie. I really enjoyed the other two. Sorry I'm late responding, can't get here much.

    I would love to see responses incorporating the words "energy debt". Take it where you will.

    Is a month deadline usual? 1st of November, then?

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    Turn on the Fan

    The energy one has to burn
    To pay the debt one has to pay
    Should not be more than one can earn
    While burning stuff throughout the day,
    But creditors--they never learn--
    They’ll lend more money anyway
    Since that’s the only way they’ll see
    The older debt eventually
    Returned with interest while it can,
    Before the bull has hit the fan.

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    I like what you have to say and the way that you say it, YesNo.

    Just bumping, in case there are others looking for the thread.

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