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Simply Complex  September 27, 2010 - October 3, 2010

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Write a poem using a AA BB CC DD ... rhyming pattern and an even syllable count eg. 8 8 8 8 8... with an intriguing message that supersedes the form and excels with simplicity.

Example

Blind I
A Poem by James Paulin



infinite universe out beyond

swirling round me of which I’m quite fond



global issues encompass mankind

I ignore them with my carefree mind



our nation votes with each earnest voice

declining, I give away my choice



avoid poor, desperate, hungry souls,

consumed in reaching financial goals



let someone else care for social ills

I say “Not this time with all these bills”



don’t have time for elders left alone

or troubled teens without any home



inner conversation left unsaid

only comforting my pride instead



to find any way to joy and peace,

I self prescribe a conscience decrease



my senses report that I exist

to seek purest purpose, I resist

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2 Contestants
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Created Sep 27, 2010