Theme for Poetry Contest/Exercise

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Theme for Poetry Contest/Exercise

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:04 pm

Theme:

"Life in seedy hotels"

or

"Life in a seedy hotel"

Minor difference, same difference.

I sure hope people get involved with this. I, of course, also hope you 'like' the theme.

I've just changed the DEADLINE: It's now 9:00 PM GMT, which is 1:00 AM EST. That way, if someone in the GMT zone cannot actually work on their computer at their workplace, they'll still have until 9:00 PM from home to finish up and submit.
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Post by LaurieAK » Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:03 pm

Thanks Lizz for all the thought you have put into this poeming exercise.

I hope the playground bullies are not allowed to ruin it for all.

regards,
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Post by Midnight » Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:59 pm

Life in a seedy hotel. The possibilities are endless!
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Post by Partisan » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:37 pm

I remember you
well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.
Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving around.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music."

And then you got away, didn't you babe...

I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
I can't keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that's all, I don't even think of you that often.
This is my submission, and i will not tolerate any accusations of plagarism.

p.
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:50 pm

That's alright. You're disqualified, anyway, Partisan. Submissions were to be private :wink: .
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:52 pm

:wink: That's what I thought, too, Midnight :D . I'm glad you agree :) . I hope people will get into the spirit of it. Of course, after the 'winner' is determined, all the entries will be posted. Then, let the arguing begin :lol: .

How do you feel about the theme statement/phrase, having/not having to be included in the body of the poem?

You're welcome, of course, Laurie :D . We'll see if you think I made your job easier or harder by it :wink: . Thanks for your help 8) !
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Post by Paula » Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:25 pm

Is there a prize a Mars bar or Cadburys Creme egg just to up the ante.

I know I will get the wooden spoon.

I do hope the prolific poets submit and put their egos to one side.
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:38 pm

"I do hope the prolific poets submit and put their egos to one side."
I so agree! I just think it's neat that we're doing something on a common, Leonard-related theme [and thanks to the one who suggested that, what-should-have-been-obvious idea!] ~ if I wrote poetry, I'd join in. But, hey, why start now :shock: !?!
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Post by Pete » Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:19 pm

I can't see for looking.....

what day is the deadline???

It has been commented here before that a poem needs time to be developed and worked.
I find it a rewarding experience seeing how a poem changes from inception to completion...... leaving a poem for a while and then going back to it are all part of the process.

I will be away for a few days and will like to think that I could have a poem ready for when I come back..



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Post by Critic2 » Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:31 pm

I think the deadline is Monday. You are right about the benefit of revision but these short time contests have a certain drive to them. I hope you find time to write an entry.
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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:34 pm

Hi Pete ~

The deadline is 9:00 PM GMT on Monday, which is 1:00 AM EST on Tuesday in my area.

I hope you're still around to read this before you leave, and will begin writing.

~ Lizzy
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Post by mickey_one » Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:22 pm

ha! deadline Monday 9 pm. do you know what sort of weekend I have ahead, Lizzy??!!

off to cinema in 30 mins time to see a Korean thriller called Oldboy
Sunday morning walk dog, then work on murder case
Sunday afternoon, work on different murder case
Sunday evening, cousin's wedding
Monday morning, drive family to airport
Monday afternoon, prison conference

Expect something anyway....

Hope you are well

regards

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Post by margaret » Sat Oct 23, 2004 9:06 pm

michael, you are not paying £10 million to go to this wedding are you? :roll:
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Post by mickey_one » Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:28 am

Margaret- that must be a topical reference you are making and I must be slow not to understand it. Wedding, £10 million? Explain please.

Oldboy, scary violent at times, not that great.
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Post by margaret » Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:37 am

2 wedding invitations were offered on Ebay this week by someone who was not keen on going and made some pretty derogatory remarks about the bride, brisdesmaids etc. They started at £20 which was good value for the food and entertainment which was to be provided, but bidding got a bit out of hand and someone bid £10,000,0000
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