Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Poetry Wednesday: Group Poem


Welcome to our first Group Poem! Today, we open with a line from our own David Jace, author of Gabe, Nezbit, Derek Daniels, and Jeff Turnage.

Here is our opening line:

"Down in the gutter, lived a lonely man,"

You add the next line.

Let's make a literary masterpiece!

57 comments:

Christine H said...

He ate cold beans from a tin can

Mira said...

But can he? Can he do the can-can?


P.S. (for those who are wondering, David is cool with the fact that our group projects tend to get silly.....although serious is fine, too. Either way.)

Candy said...

remembering days of glory and the feasts he had of yore

Ricky said...

Scraping the bottom of the can and wishing he had more...

Anonymous said...

Hi

I don't write poems.

Shadow

Christine H said...

A smoky gray cat came and licked his face
He muttered, "Hey, get outta my space!"

Kalila said...

Hey, what does this guy have against cats?

Ricky said...

Why do you care, Kalila?

Kalila said...

Uh, no particular reason, Ricky. Never mind.

Nevin said...

Tired of beans, he asked his fairy godmother if there was something she could do...

Vic said...

She said some words, waved her wand, and turned those old beans blue!

Nevin said...

Why would she do that, Vic? That was mean. I don't want to play this game any more.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, what shall I do? The beans, the beans, the beans are blue!

Maxwell said...

I make beans blue if I add certain chemicals.

You want? Give you cheap.

Then I blow up the blue beans.

Ricky said...

The beans exploded all over the house,

And then were eaten by a mouse.

Lazaro said...

And then the mouse died!

Ricky said...

Okay. I can see we're having a difference of artistic vision here.

Christine H said...
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Candy said...

This guy's lucky to have as much as beans
even exploding blue ones can be the stuff of dreams.

From one who knows...

Hey, Shadow, give it a try. You've got to try sometime and if I can do it you can!

Christine H said...

The cat picked it up her small, white teeth
Mewing, "Sir, I've brought you some meat."
He said, "Well, if that isn't fine
But mice are your specialty, not mine."

Gabby said...

Shadow, if you'll give it a try I will, and I never even read crap like poetry.

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy,

Um Okay.

What do I do?

Shadow.

Hi Gabby.

Shadow

Anonymous said...

Oh give it a try, said the cat with a smile

A wide smile it was; a smile without guile

Ricky said...

The old man paused, then reached for a spoon.

If the feline was lying, he'd realize it soon!

Kalila said...

Cats don't lie, Ricky.

Now come on, quit playing this silly poetry game and take me to the lake like you promised. I think our author wants to write a story about it.

Ricky said...

I don't do things just because the author says so.

Kalila said...

No, you do things because I say so. Let's go.

Anonymous said...

He bit off the head of the mouse with a crunch

It's delicious, he said. Now, I've found a new lunch!

Anonymous said...

hmm,
poetry seems to deteriorate in this room right away.

Lazaro said...

The brain is the best part!

Gabby said...

OK Shadow, just say a couple of lines about that poor dude lying in a ditch.He probably feels rotten. Just put a kind of rhythm to your words..

Anonymous said...

Hi Gabby

Are you still in jail?

Okay I'll try.

Shadow

Anonymous said...

Um

The poor dude was lying in a ditch

How's that?

Shadow

Anonymous said...

The mouse started to squeak

Not my beak! Not my beak!

DESTINY said...

Oh. I remember that mouse.

Why don't these group projects ever end well?

Poor mouse. But, sadly, it was his Destiny.

Christine H said...

"You're alive!" said the man,
"Though the beans in the can
were blue as blue ice.
Most miraculous of mice!"

So he put down his spoon
Dug out a macaroon
Gave a piece to the mouse
And said, "I'm a louse!"

"Don't fret," the mouse said
"you thought I was dead.
But I just couldn't let
you bite off my head."

Lazaro said...

Wuss. I'm leaving. Find some brains.

Anonymous said...

lol

Anonymous said...

But what now
said the man
shall I eat cow
said the man

It's a crunch
said the man
I still have no lunch
said the man

David Jace said...

Christine H: *applauds!!*

You know, Mira, I think I'm really glad you decided to use my line instead of a classic line from an established poet. I'd hate to see what these guys would do to those poor dead poets' works!

The point is, we're all having fun! (Except whomever Lazarus found to have dinner with.)

~Jace

Christine H said...

You should have seen what they did to A Tale of Two Cities. I had no part in it, I swear.

Christine H said...

Oh, wait a minute... I did. Oops!

Christine H said...

Then a street vendor's cart
tipped over on a stone
Leaving three hot dogs
on the pavement alone

He went on his way pretending not to see
The lunch he had left for the gutter three

So the man and the mouse and the cat had a snack
With mustard and relish in little plastic packs
Then they wiped their mouths with their paws and said with a sigh,
"Don't eat a friend, something else will come by!"

Christine H said...

(I think I've seen too many episodes of "Tom and Jerry" on Boomerang.)

Nevin said...

I'm so glad things are working out nicely for the mouse. And for everyone! Is this the end? I love happy endings!

Gabby said...

Shadow, that's what I said. Makeup your own. I'll try..

The man in the ditch said. "This is a bitch
the people pass by and splash mud in my eye.
But my stomach feels good
with all that weird food
and with friends of my own
I'm no longer alone.
So now I'll just mosey and pick me a posy.
Hey, life's not so bad, I'll curl up and be cosy.


There,Shadow, like that, just let it come out.
Oh, Man, I'm in prison for life. Don't let any of my gang hear about this poetry stuff though. You tell, and I'll come after you for sure!

Christine H said...

Gabby,
It's not crap
Just think of it as rap
Use the beat to keep time
With words that rhyme.

wv: colisp - to mispronounce with another person

Anonymous said...

Hi Gabby

Okay.

Here: He ate a hot dog.

Is that good?

Sorry you're in jail for life.

I won't tell. Promise.

Shadow

Anonymous said...

Hi

Wait.

He and the mouse and the cat ate a hot dog.

Do mice eat hot dogs?

Shadow

Christine H said...

Mice eat *everything*.

Christine H said...

Or, maybe he just nibbled on the bun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine

Okay. He and the cat at a hot dog.

The mouse ate the bun.

Is that good?

Shadow

Candy said...

Good for you, Shadow! You try to do everything on here you get a chance to and when you stop being afraid I bet you'll be able to see your shadow!

Candy said...

Sorry, I meant see yourself in the mirror!

Christine H said...

Shadow,
Do you think maybe you are like Peter Pan, and that's why you can't see your reflection? Maybe Candy could sew it back on for you.
Just a thought.
Christine

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy

You're nice.

Shadow

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine

Candy can sew anything.

Shadow