A different kind of Friday Five ------CHALLENGE

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A different kind of Friday Five ------CHALLENGE
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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 1:20pm

Write a poem using the five senses:


1.

Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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Registered: 07-13-2008

Rose, how about a poem that treats only one sense at a time?

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Registered: 05-13-2000
Great find, Jackie.
Embrace change.
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Registered: 05-13-2000
Ssstt!

Ssstt!

Again and again, each time he neared the cellar door.
Slowly he unlocked it, pulled up on the latch.

Ssstt!
Jumped back,
fell over the tin pail
and watched Skinny Sam, Viv's cat,
flash by his eyes.
It ran for the breakfast he'd left out yesterday morning.
Guess Skinny had been in there for two days at least
and something had terrified him.

No matter. Investigate later.
Time to go for the graveyard stones,
the wooden caskets,
and bones.
Viv's Halloween Affair was going to be the best.

Down the stairs,
and honey dripped on his face.
That smell unmistakable.
Before he had time to clean it off
something grabbed him across the jaw bone.
Slice! Five paths across the cheek.
A bear?
Something furry and ripely pungent.
Once more, across his chest
before he could move.

He fell on the steps,
felt this creature crawl over him and head out into the yard.

All he could think was
My God!
Viv!
a silent scream,as he lay gasping to draw breath
and looked up to see Viv up top, covered from her neck down in heavy fur.

Viv dances back,
swinging the bear head,
yelling "I love surprises, especially for Halloween!"
Embrace change.
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Registered: 01-28-2000

This is great. It should make me more alert to

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Registered: 07-15-2000

Jackie, You can write anything you want.

Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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Registered: 07-15-2000

I like this Carol--the tricks and treats of Halloween!

Rose

Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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Registered: 05-13-2000
Thanks Rose. I had a great time; it pretty much wrote itself after the first few lines!
Embrace change.
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Registered: 01-28-2000

You got all the senses in this one, with a real surprise ending. Part of the surprise for "him"

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Registered: 01-28-2000

This doesn't use all five senses, but it does use a few, and it's an "October" poem:

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Registered: 07-15-2000

This is wonderful----Windblown Cats I love it!

Rose

Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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