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David_Macleod (David Macleod)
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rosette
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Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
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Twice It Came


•   •
•This•
•hadn’t •
•ever been•
•anything  I’d •
•experienced  in •
•my life until this week•
•4th of July, the first quake•
•gripping a sunshine state in fear•
•breaking through the rock foundation,•
•fault lines  in a  parched desert,•
•fractured highway shifting•
•power lines are down•
•bringing the night•
•when the day •
•and night•
•broke •
•     •





I knew I'd express it pretty soon.  It came about 4 hours ago, in a double octet, to show the 2 slip-strike quakes that hit.

slipalong
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ON and Off again

                            I  feel  a  little  bloated  now          
                              Diets to feel slightly slimmer          
                                 All my clothes like sacks          
                                 Weight loss stars earned          
                                  Gone pounds and stones          
                                       Single size shape          
                                              Wasting          
                                                  Down        
                                              Regressed          
                                        Resolve gone        
                      Binged again and sobbed   
                 Scales  like  men  don't   lie      
                              Calories traffic lights all ate          
                           Again  the   refilled  hourglass          
                       For heartbreaks need to  masticate
Written by slipalong
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Orc_Pirate_68
Orc_Pirate_68
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Her smile

Lying there in her bed, smiling,
Astaire's "Cheek to Cheek", playing,
For her, they were happy,
Her spirit so free,
From ear to ear,
Grin severe,
Knife cut,
Blood....
Written by Orc_Pirate_68 (Sabrina Kirk-Caldwell)
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Orc_Pirate_68
Orc_Pirate_68
Sabrina Kirk-Caldwell
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Need Help, Family Time, and Compassion

Don't even ask, always helping,
Don't always hear me yelping,
Myself, for help, crying,
Exasperated,
They get upset,
When they hear,
My fears,
Tears.
Alone,
Me, forgone,
When I need them.
Me, they do condemn,
See my heart as a brat,
Feelings, held in, can't see that,
Until seeing, breaking point, bad.
Written by Orc_Pirate_68 (Sabrina Kirk-Caldwell)
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wallyroo92
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Earthquakes in Octets

cabcool
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While We Were Both Posing Nude For Art Class

  It was while we were both posing
      nude for art class that I had
           suddenly felt her hand
               going down my leg
                   and to this one
                     certain stiff
                         rod of
                         mine.
Written by berea440oh
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berea440oh said:

Thanks for your entry, berea440oh.

Sincerely

cabcool
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Splendid Timing

New
grand-child
yesterday
fourth of July
born on the same day
sixty-three years ago
as myself - how cool is that?
Splendid timing, Noah Joseph.
Written by Josh
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Josh said:

How well appointed can one be, Josh!
The birthday of  a nation and of two of its citizens coincide with exciting symmetry.  And the memory of the grand-est of them coincides with this octet competition.

Thanks for your entry.

Sincerely

cabcool
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Related submission no longer exists.
highlyfunctional said:https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/352608-octopussy/

Thanks for your entry, HF.

cab

cabcool
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Jade-Pandora said:

Twice It Came


•   •
•This•
•hadn’t •
•ever been•
•anything  I’d •
•experienced  in •
•my life until this week•
•4th of July, the first quake•
•gripping a sunshine state in fear•
•breaking through the rock foundation,•
•fault lines  in a  parched desert,•
•fractured highway shifting•
•power lines are down•
•bringing the night•
•when the day •
•and night•
•broke •
•     •





I knew I'd express it pretty soon.  It came about 4 hours ago, in a double octet, to show the 2 slip-strike quakes that hit.


You're a true artist, Jade!  Thanks for this entry, which blesses the page with poise and purpose.

July 4 seems to be propitious to both Josh and you in similar ways.

Sincerely

cab

cabcool
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ON and Off again

                            I  feel  a  little  bloated  now          
                              Diets to feel slightly slimmer          
                                 All my clothes like sacks          
                                 Weight loss stars earned          
                                  Gone pounds and stones          
                                       Single size shape          
                                              Wasting          
                                                  Down        
                                              Regressed          
                                        Resolve gone        
                      Binged again and sobbed   
                 Scales  like  men  don't   lie      
                              Calories traffic lights all ate          
                           Again  the   refilled  hourglass          
                       For heartbreaks need to  masticate
Written by slipalong
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slipalong said:

Thank you for subscribing, slipalong.

cab

cabcool
cabcool
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Her smile

Lying there in her bed, smiling,
Astaire's "Cheek to Cheek", playing,
For her, they were happy,
Her spirit so free,
From ear to ear,
Grin severe,
Knife cut,
Blood....
Written by Orc_Pirate_68 (Sabrina Kirk-Caldwell)
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Orc_Pirate_68 said:

Thanks for your entries, Orc_Pirate_68 .
You obviously have your eyes on 2 trophies!

cab

cabcool
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wallyroo92 said:Earthquakes in Octets

Great concept, wallyroo92!
Thanks for your entry.

cab

poet Anonymous

Lullaby


Slumber dancing in twinkly eyes
let me sing you lullabies.  
Sweet fairies and pixies
playing with your smile.  
Stars chime, moon beams
in your dreams.  
Sleep babe
Hush...

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