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WOODMOUSE49 Tue 12-Nov-19 13:56:35

I’m starting a new thread about poetry. I’ve taken Gemini1789 rhyme idea which I liked.

Each post will be to create 3 lines of poetry. The first line you will be given.

My starter:
- Midway upon the journey of my life
- I met my lover and became a wife
- Many hours were spent out walking
(the first two lines rhyme then importantly the last doesn't)

So the next person - Take the last line and writes two more
- Many hours were spent out walking
- Stopping for lunches and doing nothing but talking
- Days turned into years

Next person takes that last line and writes two more:
- Days turned into years
- And my laughter turned to tears
- We had to say “Goodbye”

RULES
Take the last person's last line
You write another line to rhyme
Then write another line that does not rhyme.
No rhythm necessary.
- 3 lines in total are needed before you post.

The game now starts with the next person taking that last line: "We had to say, "Goodbye"

Smileless2012 Tue 12-Nov-19 14:00:23

We had to say "Goodbye"
Though neither were prepared to say why
Maybe we needed to start again

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 12-Nov-19 14:04:29

Thanks for starting it off Smileless2012 smile

Maybe we needed to start again
But the whistle blew and off went the train
Before I had chance for one last kiss

Smileless2012 Tue 12-Nov-19 14:08:45

Something I knew I would always miss
Then without warning tears came to my eyes

"WOODMOUSE"smile.

Smileless2012 Tue 12-Nov-19 14:20:28

oops sorry, forgot to type your last lineblush.

crazyH Tue 12-Nov-19 16:18:19

Then without warning tears came to my eyes
The sadness reflected in my silent cries.
The chug of the train faded into the distance

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 12-Nov-19 18:37:35

The chug of the train faded into the distance
I wondered if he would ever remember my existence
With heavy heart I left the station

Grannycool52 Tue 12-Nov-19 19:28:52

With heavy heart I left the station,
My emotions suffering severe deflation.
But you'll never guess who I then met

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 12-Nov-19 20:04:23

But you'll never guess who I then met
An old school friend who'd become a vet
As we talked, a plan started to formulate

FarNorth Tue 12-Nov-19 20:23:11

As we talked, a plan started to formulate
Perhaps I'd be fine without a mate
Now I travel the world

Doodle Tue 12-Nov-19 20:37:12

Now I travel the world
My maps are becoming curled
I’d like to visit Hong Kong or Peru

JessK Tue 12-Nov-19 22:10:19

I'd like to visit Hong-Kong or Peru
To gaze at the fabulously beautiful view
Far away I look with pride

crazyH Tue 12-Nov-19 22:21:47

Far away I look with pride
Hoping for someone by my side.
My bucket list I need to update

Chewbacca Tue 12-Nov-19 22:30:45

My bucket list I need to update
I'd like to learn to roller skate
Or maybe learn to paraglide

crazyH Tue 12-Nov-19 22:38:03

Or maybe learn to paraglide
I fear tho’ I’ll drop from the sky.
I hear that mini skirts are back

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 12-Nov-19 23:16:25

I hear that mini skirts are back
Bravery to wear one, I lack
No. The lonely search goes on

crazyH Wed 13-Nov-19 00:16:07

No The lonely search goes on
The folks are out - dusk to dawn.
What we will find, heaven knows

FarNorth Wed 13-Nov-19 00:31:14

What we will find, heaven knows
All we can do is follow our nose
We'll trek from North to South

Pantglas2 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:12:41

We’ll trek from North to South
The bitterness still in my mouth
Hurting with words of retort

WOODMOUSE49 Wed 13-Nov-19 09:32:40

Hurting with words of retort
I need support
Should I call him? Should I write?

JessK Wed 13-Nov-19 10:56:04

Should I call him? Should I write?
Who knows which will delight
We need to make a serious choice

WOODMOUSE49 Wed 13-Nov-19 12:43:28

We need to make a serious choice
Would he even listen to my voice
Perhaps I should accept he's gone

Smileless2012 Wed 13-Nov-19 18:06:28

Perhaps I should accept that he's gone
It would never have worked the relationship was wrong
If only I could make my heart see sense

Pantglas2 Wed 13-Nov-19 18:38:41

If only I could make my heart see sense
With my brain t’other side of the fence
This has sent my whole life reeling

FarNorth Wed 13-Nov-19 19:28:20

This has sent my whole life reeling
I scarce know what I'm feeling
I must have change!