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Neopoet Collaborative Workshop Poem # 7

Program description/goal: 

Description: Members of this workshop take a turn at adding a few stanzas to the end of the previous members stanzas relative to the previous stanzas.
Depressed 1 begins with his title and his few stanzas.
Members follow the participant list to know who goes next.
Leader: Geezer
Moderator(s): mark, RoseBlack and Rosewood Apothecary

Objectives: Each member contributes to making a complete poem by adding their few stanzas in their turn.

Level of expertise: Open to all members listed.

Subject matter: TBA

Length: 
30 days
Number of participants (limit): 
10 people
Skill level: 
Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022
Short description: 
Write a collaborative poem

Comments

Start Depressed 1

She loves me, then she loves me not
She soothes me; she uses what she has got
She holds me then she lets me go
She shrinks away then she grows

She tells me then she says nothing
She is bold, and then she is blushing
She tolerates me, then makes me go
She smiles then her tears start to flow

End Depressed 1

or maybe I am taking it too seriouly. Either way I need a little time here.

I will say, like me, she is bipolar.

Dear Depressed 1

thanks for the explanation. It completely changes the context, to understand that there is an identifiable cause for her behavior.

Alan

Start Depressed 1

She loves me, then she loves me not
She soothes me; she uses what she has got
She holds me then she lets me go
She shrinks away then she grows

She tells me then she says nothing
She is bold, and then she is blushing
She tolerates me, then makes me go
She smiles then her tears start to flow

End Depressed 1
Begin Alan

each one of us is dealt a hand
when an ova meets a sperm
this, well before we're taken form;
our story's written on that strand

that commands our hair be brown
or our eyes be green;
our stature tall and lean,
or short and round...

End Alan
Begin Geezer

Very nice!

OF TWO MINDS
Start Depressed 1

She loves me, then she loves me not
She soothes me; she uses what she has got
She holds me then she lets me go
She shrinks away then she grows

She tells me then she says nothing
She is bold, and then she is blushing
She tolerates me, then makes me go
She smiles then her tears start to flow

End Depressed 1
Begin Alan

each one of us is dealt a hand
when an ova meets a sperm
this, well before we're taken form;
our story's written on that strand

that commands our hair be brown
or our eyes be green;
our stature tall and lean,
or short and round...

End Alan
Begin Geezer

Her mania infects me
I try following her lead
At first, she wants to love me
Then wants to make me bleed

I love her when she loves me
Fear her wrath at times
When she goes off the rails
doing lovely crimes

Why can't her demons recognize
That I really care
I try to understand
But I only can beware

end Geezer

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