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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Endless (01/09/14)

TITLE: An “E-N-D”less Blank Verse: Literally - But Just for Fun
By Noel Mitaxa


Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
Poems are meant to rhyme.
But this one will struggle…

My hands are poised on the PC keyboard,
Keen to record a powerful word.
Well, that’s what I int_ _ _ to do,
Even if it’s not yet properly thought through.

My ambition asc_ _ _s to concepts particular,
Though it’s hard to stay perp_ _ _icular
Because of the heat
And the sweat
On my brow.

Still, I’ll try to _ _ _ ure
For my motives are pure.

Yet to comm_ _ _
Or def_ _ _
Myself is not my goal.
Though with such a lengthy preamble
It’s no small gamble
To _ _ _eavour to predict what conclusion
Will emerge from within this confusion.

But alas, this meandering preamble’s
Made the poem desc_ _ _ into a shambles.

If you’ve made it to this premature _ _ _ ,
And if your patience I did not off_ _ _,
You’ve _ _ _eared yourself to me.
And I consider you to be
A loyal fri_ _ _;
A spl_ _ _id person on whom I know I can surely dep_ _ _.

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Danielle King 01/16/14
I am your loyal friend, Cause I made it to the end, And yes, a splendid person, Cause you couldn't have got a worse 'un!!!

HaHaHaHa! Full marks for originality and being on topic. I wonder who you are?
lynn gipson 01/18/14
Ha! I got most of it. Some I struggled with and guessed, but what a different take! Perfect flow and meter on this fun thing to do first thing in the morning. I will come back later and try to work it all out.

Great writing, friend. You always entertain!
Graham Insley01/18/14
Well I did ---ure,
Saw our fri---ship mend,
And only the poem,
Had a fitting ---.

The heat down south must have got to you. Those Americans will never know how hard it is to write poetry standing on our heads.

Another excellent entry.
Amelia Brown 01/18/14
Very interesting...you took the word "End" and wove it into your playful poem. It brought a smile to my face :-)
Lillian Rhoades 01/18/14
Only for you, Noel,only for you would I reach the end. :-)

My love for Word Scramble and Scrabble came in handy. Gotta say, this was outside the box and delightful. Your wordplay skills never cease to amaze me.
Jim McWhinnie 01/19/14
This as indeed an imaginative and clever work ... I couldn't help but fill in the blanks!

It worked! Well done!
Colin Swann01/20/14
Your puzzle poem got me stumped with a few of the word ommissions, when trying to fill them in. Not so brainy as you or Jim, and hopefully the judges. Creativity off the scale and more than full marks for quirky.
Judith Gayle Smith01/20/14
You are an endless delight! I am always captivated by your entries. You do to poetry what puzzlers do to crosswords!

Cute, cute, cute.
Linda Goergen01/22/14
Shaking my head and laughing and yes, I did make it to the end of all the end-less ends. Your “end” less pun poem comes from your endless mind of creativity and fun! And this would have to take the win for unique entry! :)
Beth LaBuff 01/27/14
Someone cut the E-N-D-ing out in this poem! Was it you? :) This is beyond creative and a ton a fun to read, and try to figure out, then once you figure it out you HAVE to go back and reread. Thank you on behalf of all FWers for this mind-challenge. :)