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slipalong
slipalong
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Rise from below  (Haiku)

23/31

Drumming, as the raindrops cease
Worms to surface, speed
What awaits; a birds sharp beak
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cabcool
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#24
fast cars

bugatti chiron super sport,
no pavement made his speed to thwart;
nor corner’s desperate elbow-curves
can ricochet such steel-cut nerves.
hennessey venom f5-wings,
swift as the firebird’s wisdom sings.
no idle throb where seamless, fly
rimmed rubbers to their destiny.
ssc tuatara miles:
fast cars, whose drivers flash broad smiles.

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by Clyve A. Bowen♫

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slipalong
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World is full of tiny dogs

24/31


He's the big butch hulk
with stunted stride
 try's to smile, but inwards sulk
 resented, show a sense of pride

And so we see the smallest breeds
restrained upon the longest leash
and trot on clockwork legs, as they proceed
a fashion statement ? the foolish picture so complete
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cabcool
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#25
fast cars2

koenigsegg agera rs line:
such cozy comforts shall my soul confine
when, zipped between a notion and its rhyme,
i view the galaxy in cyber time!
hennessey venom gt, smokeless gun,
ambivalence that rivals yet the sun;
bugatti veyron super sport hi hum,
bewildering the gaze of all who come.

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slipalong
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Seven deadly sins (seven lines)

25/31


In lockdown where sins lay hid
 Pride's selfie snap
boredom stoke fires of Wrath
Deliveroo; to feed the Gluttony and Greed
just lounge with Sloth in a comfy seat
influencers, the Envy screened
rising Lust to blow the lid
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cabcool
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#26
fast cars3

now my rimac concept two-two
zings like lightning from the pale blue,
fleetly kissing hasty adieu
through my aromatic cachou.
watch me from your red sombrero:
ssc ultimate aero;
then, on my returning arrow,
meet me at love’s straight and narrow—
sweet aston martin valkyrie,
engineered not for the dreary.

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slipalong
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The long road

26/31
 
Sometime through fog a road we take
direction of our way forsake
tread a path that's  ever straight
towards the end that never snakes
 
A righteous way, although its hard
the overgrowth to cut with blunted sword
where no shortcut could be deployed
but pride to cope be your reward
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cabcool
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#27
book
a rhymed, mirrored octet

book
my flight
f o r e v e r
with the hopeful.
let  my  pages  sing
words of patient wisdom,
that  the  congress  of  my  life
may  blind  eyes  divinely  o p e n
to  my   r o b u s t   lyric  fountain.
with wit sharpened like a knife,
nothing shall be random;
make  my  visioning
always  fruitful,
wherever
i might
look.

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slipalong
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For pleasure has no relish unless we share it (Virginia Woolfe)

27/31

In glory basked, sunshine bathed
for each the satisfaction
expressions more than toil achieves
 both parts of a fraction

The chalice that's communion
every day's bright golden orb
special time upon the futon
we both be that reward

The cusp of bliss be breached
tell both all and each
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cabcool
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#28
hook
a rhymed, mirrored octet

catch
bait-fish
in  a   n e t.
never  weapon,
like an offline hook.
when you want fish-fillet
onion-garnished  on  a  plate,
feast not on an injured creature
t h u s  repulsing  human  nature.
nets   are   kinder  kinds   of  fate:
french-streamed   water  ballet
spares the barb-end crook.
hell    o r   h e a v e n,
a l w a y s   let
your wish
match.

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slipalong
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Paper Trail

28/31

Its fibres stood so tall and proud
and bent with winds, that blew around
but to the mill, by the exe man's hulk,
and rendered into mushy pulp.
A metamorphosis to captivate,
of wings and body, folded shape.
propelled by fingers, levitate
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slipalong
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Inspecting all aspects

29/31

The night-bird's songs
owl cries it dark charm,
swallows, art upon the wing.
Half in sun, brief joy
gold or just base alloy.
Chill of wind before the rain
as your life will toss a coin
aspects as it spins so free
the choice of luck or destiny
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cabcool
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#29
nook
a rhymed, mirrored octet

find
m e   a
sweet recess
in  the   a l c o v e
of  your  precious  love.
i n g l e n o o k   my  hunger;
p i g e o n h o l e   my  attitude
in  your  hallow-hall  of gladness,
that i may relieve jove's madness.
finding  me  true  i n t e r l u d e,
that   my   s p i r i t,  stronger,
nourished  from  above,
may true faith prove
in  the  press
of   t h e
wind.

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Razzerleaf
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Congratulations Slipalong, you deserve a trophy, seriously well done and to cabcool for completing the challenge with you and for being crazy enough to start the challenge the day Napo finished, I doth my cap to the pair of you. Well done and great reading for the bystanders like me :)

Ahavati
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Ditto! Admire you both! I simply didn't have it in me!

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