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Offline daisyxo

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Let's Play With Some Words
« on: June 26, 2013, 10:44 PM »
The purpose of "Let's Play with some Words" is to exercise your mind - keep it busy, keep it thinking.  Word games are fun, creative, and stimulate thoughts - who knows what can spark your muse!

To play this game please read and follow these instructions:

* To get us started, I'll post a word, and I'll provide a few words that rhyme with the first word. 
* I'll write a poem using the rhyming words, then I'll provide a new word for the next person to use.
* The next person will pick up the new word, write a few words that rhyme with their word, then they'll provide a new word for the next person
   and so on, and so on ....
* Any or no form required - just use the words
* The poem doesn't have to be a work of art - it can be funny or sad, etc.
* The rhyming words don't have to be used in the same order you write them down
* Keep it clean please

We'll follow this pattern for a while, and when you least expect it, we'll change it up ... Everybody join in please and have some fun!  Let's play with some words!


started - charted - darted - hearted - departed

It's time to begin, so let's get started
write it all down, and get it charted
now's not the time to be hard hearted
words disappear, from your mind departed.

Next Word ....

free
~ Marsha ~
 

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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 01:44 AM »
sea - free - bee - knee - see

walking by the sea
feeling free
watching the bee
strike at the knee
of a man who couldn't see.

next word:

mink 
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 01:48 PM »
mink-- drink-- blink--stink--rink

I finished my drink
and had to blink
cuz there was a mink
making a stink
in the ice rink!

next word:
fold
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 10:37 PM »
loving this -- more fun than I thought it would be .... great job Halo and elise!

fold - told - rolled - sold - cold

grabbed a tissue, made a fold
blew my nose too loud, or so I was told
coughing, sniffling, and the sneezes rolled
too stubborn, too soon, I'm still not sold
maybe tomorrow I'll admit, that I have a cold


Next Word .... tail
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 11:27 PM »
haha daisy, that was a riot!

tail-fail-bail-nail-rail-sail


I tried to nail his tail to a rail
I knew I would fail when I heard he made bail
So I hopped in my boat and away I did sail

(shakes head @ self)

Next word:
store
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 03:10 AM »
store- core - more - raw - sore - lore - sure

I ate an apple
while walking to the store
half way there I threw my core
to the birds begging for more
they only eat raw
otherwise they're beaks get sore
I think that's some stupid folklore
but I really can't be sure
                                                       :tongue

next word:

quaint

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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 08:31 PM »
quaint-taint-paint-faint-saint

a lil lady so quaint
got so ill she did faint
and fell into the paint
but was saved by a saint

Next Word:

true
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 09:24 PM »

This is a lot of fun girls. Where's the boys? Oh well, we can keep the coals hot while they're collecting themselves!

true - blue - hue - dew - new - clue - stew - mew

he didn't have a clue
how he got dew
on his feet
could have been
when he tracked
his cat's mew
before it gobbled up the
leftover stew
he watched
his new moggy
with eyes
blue the hue
of the sea on a
true summer's days.

Next word:

valiant
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 11:03 AM »
(no perfect rhymes found in rhymezone even!)

valiant-penchant-gallant-talent-fragrant

In spite of having a penchant for valiant and gallant men
She had a talent for picking only the fragrant kind

Umm, is this a poem?  hahaha
Halo, this was a toughie!

Next Word:

trickle
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 01:53 PM »
There are a few styles this little game could lead us to ....

* choosing the words (if you use 6 words that don't rhyme) and using them as the last word in each line is the beginning of a sestina.  There are many twists to a sestina, but it's a start.
* elise - the one you did with the word "faint" - has the feel for a limerick - add some syllable counts and restrict the number of lines and you're there.
* elise - the last one you did with the word "valiant" - it's almost a couplet.

I'm sure there are some more in there ... very close.  Point being that it's difficult sometimes to get started using styles - but you're already more than halfway there.  Just count and a few more syllables, or lines and you're there.  We'll go along with some more like this and then maybe we'll switch it up a bit.  Stay tuned to a new section (coming soon) with styles - guidelines and examples - and group poems.

But for now --- these are awesome, loving them all!

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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 05:54 PM »
There once was a lady so quaint
who got so ill she did faint
and fell to the ground
with no one around
but alas she was saved by a saint

Next Word:

Trickle
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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 10:33 PM »

Considering the toughness, you did very nicely, sis!

(no perfect rhymes found in rhymezone even!)

valiant-penchant-gallant-talent-fragrant

In spite of having a penchant for valiant and gallant men
She had a talent for picking only the fragrant kind

Umm, is this a poem?  hahaha
Halo, this was a toughie!

Next Word:

trickle



trickle - Popsicle - dribble - wiggle - giggle - twinkle - nickel -


He watched the trickle
of Popsicle
dribble down
her chin
with a wiggle
and a giggle
she swiped it
from her skin
she smiled with a
twinkle in her eyes
and he would give all his
nickels to see her
do it again.

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Next word:

pasta


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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 03:34 PM »
I'm enjoying reading all this, but my fingers won't let my do this right now. (of coures I said fingers, you don't think I'll admit to being clueless do you?)
Stop looking at the light. Instead, look at what is being illuminated by the light.

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Re: Let's Play With Some Words
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 04:30 PM »
haha you make me laugh!
 *hehe*
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