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Old 08-14-2010, 10:59 AM   #287
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I fell earlier this spring and busted a disc in my lower back. I had two chairs I could sit in relative comfort w/o too much pain in my house, one being my computer chair, so decided to inventory this thread up to the end of page seven. There are approximately 587 poems to be found or linked to on this thread, much of them usable for crafts other than cards and for your reading pleasure. I like longer poems, however, there are many websites [w/ search engines] listed for your convenience and several excellent poets on SCS whom I'm sure would be happy to write you short verse if you don't find what you need in a timely manner. Or perhaps you just need a little confidence in your ability to write verse. Challenge yourself to write four or five lines. Free verse doesn't have to rhyme; it will be meaningful if it comes from your heart, but there are rhyming dictionaries available if your lines must rhyme. I love my thesaurus too. Over the years, many people have quoted special stanzas of longer poems [see page 6; posts #224(5) for examples]; just be sure to name the author first and the poem your quote came from, so if the person you are sending it to wants to read the longer version, they will know what to refer to.
Also, I must tell you that I really appreciate my "shoemaker leprechauns" who have filled in for me from time to time and have shared from their bounty. Love that! I come to SCS when I can.
That said, here are a few more long poems. J
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Marriage Takes Three.
By Perry Tanksley.

I once thought marriage took
Just two to make a go,
But now I am convinced
It takes the Lord also.

And not one marriage fails
Where Christ is asked to enter,
As lovers come together
With Jesus at the center.

But marriage seldom thrives,
And homes are incomplete,
Till He is welcomed there
To help avoid defeat.

In homes where Christ is first,
It's obvious to see,
Those unions really work
For marriage still takes three.
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Inside a Dry Cleaning Shop
By Hagar Shirman.

Inside a dry cleaning shop,
They met each other on the rack.
Him so manly and so neat,
From the top of his hat
To the cuffs of his slacks,
So dark and handsome,
Tall and sleek.
Her so dainty and so pale,
With plump arms topped with lace,
A waist so tiny, tied so tight,
With a ribbon of the purest white
From which flowed a skirt,
So wide on every side,
His sleeves started to shake,
His heart flip-flopped,
His jacket stretched,
And two buttons popped.
He tipped his hat and asked,
“Where did you come from?”
“From the Governor’s Ball,” she answered.
“And you?”
“A wedding,” he replied.

Inside a secondhand store,
They met each other on the shelf.
Him -- ragged and a little torn,
His hat all crumpled up,
Four buttons missing and a sleeve,
And his bow tie gone.
Her--without the lace and all the bows,
Her white ribbon, a dirty yellow,
Her arms just hanging like a sack,
Her worn skirt drooping at the back.
“We meet again,” he sadly said.
“Yes,” she sobbed,
But more she couldn’t say,
For then the trashman came
And dragged her far away.
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I Wanna Be Yours
- John Cooper Clarke (b. 1949)
found at: The Tea House Times - Print and Online Tea Magazine, Tea Industry Resources, Articles, News

I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
Breathing in your dust,
I wanna be your Ford Cortina
I will never rust,
If you like your coffee hot
Let me be your coffee pot,
You call the shots,
I wanna be yours.
I wanna be your raincoat
For those frequent rainy days,
I wanna be your dreamboat
When you want to sail away,
Let me be your teddy bear
Take me with you anywhere,
I don't care
I wanna be yours.
I wanna be your electric meter
I will not run out,
I wanna be the electric heater
You'll get cold without,
I wanna be your setting lotion
Hold your hair in deep devotion,
Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean
that's how deep is my devotion.
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