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New rhyme game

(33 Posts)
Gemini1789 Sat 09-Nov-19 08:57:04

Anyone else like to write some “ poetry “ ?

I think this might work.
I will quote a line from a poem I know and we can do our own version. The quote doesn’t have to be exact. Add a line to rhyme with the last one and an extra line for the next person. I’ll start with ....

My heart leaps up when I behold

Tangerine Sat 09-Nov-19 14:39:08

My lover, whose arms around me might soon fold
How wonderful that he's come home, safe and sound

Ashcombe Sat 09-Nov-19 14:56:57

But all too soon he’ll be homeward bound.
Until then we will greet each morn

crazyH Sat 09-Nov-19 15:22:16

Hearts full of love but still forlorn.
There's so many things that's left to say

Tangerine Sat 09-Nov-19 15:27:11

But always, there's a price to pay
Not too long before real life looms

Ashcombe Sat 09-Nov-19 15:33:39

Removing love's first rapturous blooms.
Our guilty secret revealed to all

chelseababy Sat 09-Nov-19 17:06:10

They say pride comes before a fall.
Soon all will know where weve been hiding.

WOODMOUSE49 Sat 09-Nov-19 20:30:31

Ships on the sea are silently gliding
Sailing home to the arms of loved ones

wildswan16 Sat 09-Nov-19 21:18:41

Waiting silently as time slowly runs
The hour of their meeting is nearing

Ashcombe Sun 10-Nov-19 09:29:38

But discovery we are both fearing.
It could mean for us we must part

Dawn22 Sun 10-Nov-19 09:34:19

There ears are clenched for hearing.
And dear hearts are broken yet hoping.

Dawn22 Sun 10-Nov-19 09:36:08

You got in before me Ashcombe. Not to worry.

Gemini1789 Sun 10-Nov-19 09:50:06

Sadly we need a new start


Drinking alone by moonlight

BradfordLass72 Sun 10-Nov-19 09:51:50

Drinking alone by moonlight
I bethought me of lost loves

crazyH Sun 10-Nov-19 09:53:32

I looked at the stars and thought 'what might'
The years have gone - can't set it right

Gemini1789 Sun 10-Nov-19 09:54:53

I was thinking ...... how can this end ? Any ideas ?
How about ... anyone can end it whenever they want to or it risks going on and on . A new person wouldn’t know what’s going on unless they read several pages back.

henetha Sun 10-Nov-19 09:56:20

This game is a complete mystery to me
So I'll give up and make a cup of tea.
(sorry! grin )

Gemini1789 Sun 10-Nov-19 09:59:00

I looked at the stars and thought 'what might'
The years have gone - can't set it right

I did my best you can’t do more .

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sun 10-Nov-19 10:00:22

Ah, those memories are so bittersweet
Maybe one day again we'll meet

Gemini1789 Sun 10-Nov-19 10:00:34

To Henetha

Don’t give up you’re good at this
Carry on. You mustn’t miss !

crazyH Sun 10-Nov-19 10:00:50

Agree Gemini 👍 Another idea - instead of each one doing 2 lines , let's each add one line, and make the poem a Sonnet and the 14th person starts a new line ...just an idea

Gemini1789 Sun 10-Nov-19 13:29:08

Thanks for trying to help me out , Crazy.
I tried to get the hang of what a sonnet is and I think it’s too complicated. But when I looked up sonnet I came across quatrain which might be easier. It’s 4 lines only . It has to rhyme and an example is Humpty Dumpty which we all know.
So we could start with Beige’s line ,

Maybe one day again we'll meet
A friendly face across the street

crazyH Sun 10-Nov-19 16:04:40

We’ll shake hands and say hello
And off far afield we’ll go

Gemini1789 Sun 10-Nov-19 16:11:32

Shall we try just one line each ?

The world would be a better place

Grannyknot Sun 10-Nov-19 17:37:58

If we all put on our bravest face