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Which of the four will win?

Balance Beam
5 (33.3%)
Who wants it most?
5 (33.3%)
Balance
2 (13.3%)
Lifeís Dire Trap
3 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: October 08, 2014, 05:14:52 PM

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Offline 510bhan

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Poetry 103 voting
« on: October 01, 2014, 05:14:52 PM »
Choose the poem you enjoy the most from the four submitted here. ;)


Balance Beam

idiosyncratic synaptic signals
slowed and skewed
by scars, by sclerosis,
list me starboard sometimes
to port at others
like water, I seek it
but level is elusive
and quite often illusive
my peculiar cant
on a fun house slant



Who wants it most?

Poetry challenge 103
is like the fine art
of sparring,

when hours of training
turns to minutes,
then seconds
until the bell
sounds.

And there you stand,
head to head
ready to snatch the belt.

You know
itís your time,
you circle and feint
maintaining perfect poise
and high guard,

jabbing
just waiting
for that moment

when
the opponent
missteps,

swings a hook
his head and hips imbalanced.

Muscle memory kicks in . . .
you lean away
watching his strike
sweep past your cheek
and catch him
with a thunderous right.

The canvas bends,
and the crowd roars,
and all you can do
is wait . . .

one . . .

patiently
in the corner
for the count
to finish.



Balance

The first word that springs to mind is equilibrium
but it doesnít deserve to stay there, itís tilted.
Circus clowns juggle, they let things drop then beckon me to help
but I donít want to Ė I am upset.

There is a second word in my brain now, itís tangible,
I need to fix it in my thought processes like ying and yang
dollars and yen, pounds and euro,
which one is overbalanced?

Can I stabilise the first and survive without the second?
If not then where is my justice? The scales hang evenly but
the ultimate power will go to those that get the balance right.



Lifeís Dire Trap

Rest strained knee ligaments?
No.  Rubbing alcohol and weed.

Lean into the groove.
Then accelerate!

Coffee? - No.
Irish Coffee?  -  SŪ SeŮor!

Balance never goes pa-thwomp!
in your stomach, never makes you

buzzzzzz.

Hair of the dog??
Hair of the wolf!!

Best first date?
Rubbing alcohol and weed.


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Offline rosez

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Re: Poetry 103 voting
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 07:30:55 AM »
All very nice entries :)

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Re: Sticky: Poetry 103 voting
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 08:18:30 AM »
Okay -- so the theme was 'balance', but I'm looking for an outright winner. We're currently in deadlock so if you haven;t already voted, please do so. Closing tonight. ;)

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Re: Sticky: Poetry 103 voting
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 05:16:23 PM »
And we have a tie between Balance Beam and Who Wants it Most.

Tie-breaker poll going up  . . .  ::)