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    My wife and I were walking up a beach in the late evening sunset when a man who appeared to be running for his life fell flat on his face into the sand near me. His shoe flew off his foot. He sprung to his feet and continued running, leaving his shoe behind. My wife said, "Hey mister, what about your shoe!" He scrame back, "I can't or I will be late for a LitNet writing contest!"
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    UaU! Nice revival of this thead! Welcome Secret III!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    UaU! Nice revival of this thead! Welcome Secret III!
    Good to see you again.
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    Anyone wants good news? Forum capcha isnīt working any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    Anyone wants good news? Forum capcha isnīt working any more.
    And that's good, because?
    Last edited by Secret III; 08-20-2019 at 03:46 PM.
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    Yet another duplicate post. I only posted once but the message board responded twice.
    Last edited by Secret III; 08-20-2019 at 03:47 PM.
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    I was just being ironic, Secret.
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    They left, one by one,
    most bereft of tears...
    Most indifferent, too

    I am prone to be lachrymose -
    enduring to the end;
    my burden, my lot
    After all that's been said and done
    who will stay to turn off the lights
    when all the others have gone

    Who will reap the revenue of ad clicks...
    click... click... click... click...
    Shelob stalking in the dark
    through web and ruin ?

    A wasteland ? No, not so
    A garden for capricious minds;
    agile, fertile minds
    who will forever roar as one
    with Ozymandias:
    "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'"

    8/31/2019




    nano version:

    They left, one by one

    I am prone to be lachrymose -
    enduring to the end;
    after all, who turns off the lights
    when all the others have gone ?

    A wasteland ? No
    A garden for capricious minds
    who will roar
    with Ozymandias:
    "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'"



    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 08-31-2019 at 03:10 PM. Reason: added nano (50) version / format
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    Only now I read the beautiful poem by Dylan Thomas, which inspired yours.

    Forgive me my silly answer, tailor. I wanted to answer something and well, I never was good at poetry.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 08-31-2019 at 03:51 PM. Reason: My poem was too silliy
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    Last edited by Danik 2016; 08-31-2019 at 03:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    Only now I read the beautiful poem by Dylan Thomas, which inspired yours.

    Forgive me my silly answer, tailor. I wanted to answer something and well, I never was good at poetry.
    Not at all. My offering was in response to your "Wasteland" linked poem and some breadcrumbs left elsewhere recently by you (and others). Be well.

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    Thanks, tailor, you too. And you and cacian are right. Letīs use these last hours to exchange our own texts and others.

    So here goes:

    "“They’ve taken over our section,” Irene said. The knitting had reeled off from her hands and the yarn ran back toward the door and disappeared under it. When she saw that the balls of yarn were on the other side, she dropped the knitting without looking at it.

    “Did you have time to bring anything?” I asked hopelessly.

    “No, Nothing.” We had what we had on. I remembered fifteen thousand pesos in the wardrobe in my bedroom. Too late now. I still had my wristwatch on and saw that it was 11 P.M.. I took Irene around the waist (I think she was crying) and that was how we went into the street. Before we left, I felt terrible; I locked the front door up tight and tossed the key down the sewer. It wouldn’t do to have some poor devil decide to go in and rob the house, at that hour and the difference with the house taken over.
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    Enjoyed the story link... gave me pause.

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