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Author Name: Freequeens1 2 Comments
Date Added: September 16, 2008 23:09:26 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Playing pirates one day,
my daughter
drew, just for fun, a treasure map.
In our make believe play,
it taught her
imagination has no cap.
We found a golden key
near the root
of a wilted weeping willow.
It could unlock booty
or real loot
buried by Captain Jack Sparrow.
The mysterious key
made us look
in the attic for the treasure.
The last owner could be
Captain Hook,
who left a chest for his pleasure.
In the darkest corner
we saw it,
a box covered in dust and grime.
‘twas my daughter’s honor
to find it.
It changed her life for all time.
We brought it to the light,
cleaned it well.
When she put the key in the lock,
it sprung without a fight.
We could tell
it was meant for her to take stock.
My daughter, the author,
has written
many a tale of mystery.
Now we know that laughter,
once smitten,
must be shared in our history.
Author's Notes:
Inspired by a contest on called Grow Some Creativity. by Loki.  "Buried beneath a wilting weeping willow tree, you find a key.  Where does it lead?"  Totally fictional, I don't have a daughter.
I used the Tri-fall form.  Tri-fall was created by Jan Turner, consists of three 6-line stanzas, for a total of 18 lines.  This is a double Tri-fall.  The rhyme scheme is a,b,c,a,b,c and meter for each stanza is as follows:  6/3/8, 6/3/8, 6/3/8.  This form requires little to no punctuation and can be written on any subject matter.
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 26, 2008 04:36:37 PM Report
Outstanding job on this poem as well...
The poetic words grace the page...
 Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 23, 2008 05:09:32 PM Report
Daughter oir not, this is a charming poem, kid...Nicely done...You seem to be up to any poetic challenge...len


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