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    She fed the fear with teeth
    She knew
    how best to get a rise
    from simple teasing
    simple toying
    billing and cooing
    like that birdland song.
    She loves so well in the mornings, my
    girl, who parties longer
    than my mind could bear
    kisses as hard as these lips
    has as long this hair
    drinks harder than-
    but there, when the light flooded in,
    when the room came into view
    I saw smiling brightly,
    not mine but,
    no girl I knew.
    Then, who
    is digging on my grave
    expression?

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    One person so far. Thank you Krymsonkyng. Only 8 days to go tothe deadline.
    English my native language and have characterizes of dyslexia.

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    I have pass by English Exam.

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    There's an ancient graveyard up there on the hill
    Where most of my ancestors sleep
    I'm fifty years old and my health seems pretty good
    Death seems to me like a dream
    I'm feeling fine and I'm doing all right
    Working on my memories like a slave
    But if it isn't time for me to pass death's gate
    Then who is digging on my grave?

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    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    '"Then, who is digging on my grave?'' This is title of poem from Thomas Hardy.

    Four days left 24thNov 10pm deadline.
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    deadline

    [QUOTE=zoolane;979771]'"Then, who is digging on my grave?'' This is title of poem from Thomas Hardy.

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    Four hours left any takers? Thank you to two poems so far.
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    Boom Shaka Laka Laka Boom Boom Boom Boom

    Then who is digging on my grave?
    Which is monarch, which the slave?

    Where's the hand that holds the spade,
    at whose feet, empires are laid?

    What's the answer to my birth?
    When's the time to pierce the earth?
    "Remember, we are all in this alone." - Lilly Tomlin

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    Thank you to all who entre.

    krymsonkyng: Is great poem about girl with element of be victim and bully at same time. Favourite lines are:[She fed the fear with teeth
    She knew
    how best to get a rise
    from simple teasing
    simple toying
    billing and cooing
    like that birdland song.
    She loves so well in the mornings,

    Now Pen: I love your poem about older person reflection on their death. Favourite lines are:Actual whole thing.


    Hack: great last minute entre it quite reflect mood on past as well present and about earth. Favourite lines are: again whole poem



    Winner is Pendragon well done.

    There's an ancient graveyard up there on the hill
    Where most of my ancestors sleep
    I'm fifty years old and my health seems pretty good
    Death seems to me like a dream
    I'm feeling fine and I'm doing all right
    Working on my memories like a slave
    But if it isn't time for me to pass death's gate
    Then who is digging on my grave?

    English my native language and have characterizes of dyslexia.

    Copyright (C) 2011, Zoolane

    I have pass by English Exam.

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    Thank you Zoolane!

    This is a line from an Ogden Nash poem:

    "Have you seen yourself retreating?"

    Have fun with this. The funnier, the better. Closing date is December 15.
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    No Stopping or Retreating

    Come and sit down at the table
    And let us eat 'til we're unable
    To look down at our feet;
    And then when we can't even stand,
    Can hardly even lift a hand,
    Let's force ourselves to eat.

    For darling, you we made for this,
    Surely there's no greater bliss
    Than overindulgence and gluttony;
    That's it, dear, keep on eating,
    There'll be no stopping or retreating
    Though your pants may say, "Unbutton me."

    There'll be no stopping or retreating
    'Til we explode from overeating.

    (Have you seen yourself retreating?
    Then you must continue eating.)
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    Good opening poem! That's the kind of thing we're looking for. Nash was a great poet for comedy. I think he'd approve!
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    you we?

    you were

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    Quote Originally Posted by jajdude View Post

    For darling, you we made for this,
    Really miswrote here.

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    No one else? Hello out there! This is supposed to be a contest!
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Oh, well. Sigh...

    Jajdude wins by default, but it was a poem worthy of winning

    For those interested the Original Ogden Nash poem went like this:

    Sure, deck your lower limbs in pants
    Yours are the limbs my sweeting
    You look divine as you advance
    Have you seen yourself retreating?
    You're up next, Jajdude!
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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