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Mortality: A grab bag poem about mortality
Posted by Douglas, Oct 27, 2008. 2177 views. ID = 1940


Posted by Douglas, Oct 27, 2008. 2177 views. ID = 1940
This post was written in 12 minutes.
I decided to write a grab bag poem, in which each line of the poem included one of the randomly selected words. This was an interesting challenge, and obviously I was forced into using words that would NOT have been my first choice. (rummage sale?)

Anyway, the word 'shriveled' made me think about old age, and I could see that other words might fit that theme, so I went with it. I was pretty pleased that I was able to do this in less than 15 minutes. :)

This post is a Grab Bag which uses the following words: fully, shipload, pessimistic, pro, adroitly, durability, shriveled, rummage sale, corrode, condensation
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I do not fully understand the way
The years, by shiploads pass us swiftly by;
With pessimistic fear we watch them fly,
As time, a thieving pro does steal our days.
Adroitly and uncannily it takes
Our durability and trades it for
A fragile, shriveled state, both weak and sore,
Like useless trinkets at a rummage sale.
Mortality with glee corrodes, decays,
As condensation like a vapor fades.

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Oct 29, 2008
Very impressive use of the grab bag!
   ~Posted by Scribbler, Oct 29, 2008

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