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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 126 (June 15th - June 22nd) Poems: Cheese

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message 1: by Edward (new)

Edward (edwardtheresejr) | 2434 comments You have until June 22nd to post a poem and between May 23rd and 24th we’ll vote for which one we thought was best — or maybe just enjoyed the most.

Please post directly into the topic and not a link and do not use a poem previously used in this group.

Please keep your poem to LESS THAN 3,500 words long.

REMEMBER! A poem can take any size shape form.

In honor of G.K. Chesterton, this week’s topic is: Cheese

"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." - G.K. Chesterton

The rules are pretty loose. You could write a poem about anything that has to do with the subject. I do not care, but it must relate to the story somehow.

Have fun


message 2: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Lol. Nice topic.


message 3: by Edward (new)

Edward (edwardtheresejr) | 2434 comments Thanks. I think Chesterton would appriciate the joke.


message 4: by Caitlan (new)

Caitlan (lionesserampant) | 2869 comments XD


message 5: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments Wow, Alex! This one’s really creepy. As usual, the images are very vivid.


message 6: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Wow. Creeper alert.


message 7: by Caitlan (new)

Caitlan (lionesserampant) | 2869 comments Alex (Al) wrote: "Kat wrote: "XD"

Should I take that as a compliment? lol"


I was laughing that you posted the wrong poem.

The new one is very creepy.


message 8: by Caitlan (new)

Caitlan (lionesserampant) | 2869 comments Yeah. XD


message 9: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments -.- .- - --..-- / -.-- --- ..- .----. .-. . / .--. .... --- - --- / .. ... / -... . .- ..- - .. ..-. ..- .-.. .-.-.- / .-- .... .- - / --. --- .-. --. . --- ..- ... / . -.-- . ... .-.-.-


Lexi (Pink Jellyfish) (blackjack13) | 66 comments i think I really missed a lot around here if M started writing in dots o.0


Dark Cookies

by Lexi

The angel says “my cheese”, the devil says “please”…
The light one stumbles across a shuttering headache,
Give the cheese to the snake or eat it with pancake?
The rotten one smiles with his puppy eyes,
“Didn’t God tell you to have mercy?”, he sighs.
“Yes”-the milky one stares into the abyss-
“But you’re a demon from the depths of Hades,
Aren’t you governed by lies and misfit?
Why would I give you the cheese, it wouldn’t be fit.”
“NONSENSE”, the shadow speaks in a booming voice,
“We give cookies to your kind, you see, we’re good fellows…
How about a bargain, give me the cheese I give you a cookie?”
-The angel thinks – “You’re awfully goody two-shoes today…”
“Yes, I won the lottery: got four people astray,
Do we have a bargain, what do you say?”
The angel didn't know why blackness had such cunning eyes,
Stroke the bargain, without thinking of his lies…

My dear fellows, I’m only a humble story teller,
But I tell you now: fear the one that calls himself the Devil!
You know the saying “Welcome to the dark side we have cookies”,
They are made with chocolate and foolish angel wings…

“Never strike a bargain with the Devil”…
Red eyes watching…cheesy grin spreading…


Lexi (Pink Jellyfish) (blackjack13) | 66 comments Alex (Al) wrote: "Anyway.

Your poem is strange. Reminds me of what I wrote many many moons ago..."


LOL yea "cheese" ain't a very "epic" theme...it just popped into my mind...maybe i was influenced by popcorn :))

anyway I like your poem...it's a lil creepy and it gives that vibe "read it holding your breath and the exale at the end" really nice one


message 12: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (velliya) | 16 comments Soap Opera

Watching this show,
So many hours to go.
Bored beyond belief,
Interval's a relief.
The plot is clichè,
The hero betrays,
The heroine- that sleeze.
Never once in my life have I watched so much cheese.


message 13: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments Hi, Lexi! Yes, it’s true. I’ve finally cracked. My writing just comes out in dots and dashes now.

I like your poem! Especially the lines “Welcome to the dark side we have cookies”, / They are made with chocolate and foolish angel wings . . .


message 14: by M (last edited Jun 16, 2012 07:04PM) (new)

M | 11268 comments It was cookies that won me over to the dark side.


message 15: by Christa VG (new)

Christa VG (christa-ronpaul2012) Oh Al I can only agree with the other, (I know I'm a sheeple) your was so creepy!

Lexi I liked your "Story teller" attitude.

I laughed so hard at yours Rachel, so true :D


Lexi (Pink Jellyfish) (blackjack13) | 66 comments thanQ every1!

and i guess we're all a bit on the dark side...dunno y but they gave me cupcakes xDxD


Rachel-i reallly like your poem it's true "beyond belief"


message 17: by M (last edited Jun 17, 2012 11:23AM) (new)

M | 11268 comments The Necklace


To what dark place her thoughts led her,
who fingered the knife gingerly
then cut a slice of sharp cheddar,
she chose not to confide to me,

but let her sad gaze linger on
what I had found deep in a drawer,
from days when I’d often been gone,
our daughter away at Bryn Mawr.

I just vaguely remembered him,
a man Janine had met at work,
soft-spoken, handsome, dark, and slim,
the summer she’d been a bank clerk.

A sudden horror seemed to flit
across her eyes, a distant pain,
as though the very sight of it
had somehow made her young again.


message 18: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments Sarah, I like your poem! It’s light and happy. My favorite line is “Cheese is for mice.”

Rachel, this little poem of yours is loaded. It’s refreshing to see someone use the word cliche properly.


message 19: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 196 comments What about a poll for last week's poems?


message 20: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments Go to the top on the page. On the right, click on “polls.” When it comes up, click on comments to see who voted for what.


message 21: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 196 comments Hi M, it's ok I found it...problem is I'm using the iPad these days and the format is not the same. Most of the time I can't even find my messages. The way I found the poll is this...on one of the threads a link had been made to a story poll, when I clicked on that I could see other polls and also my inbox. There must be an easier way to access my messages. If anyone else has an iPad can they please advise?


message 22: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 196 comments It lost the last part of my sentence.....requesting advice from other iPad users on how to access inbox on goodreads


message 23: by Kyra (new)

Kyra (Nikara) | 1221 comments I tried to do this in free verse, but I couldn't keep it from rhyming. Dang. So, there's no rhyme scheme, which kinda sucks (I mean, come on. I can't do free verse, but I can't do rhyme schemes either???), but here it is. Enjoy.

M's Little Talking Mice

M’s little talking mice
Scurry to the cupboard
Pawing through the rice
Sniffing at the drawers
Chewing at the vegetables
Nibbling at the bread
Then all at once
They sniff the air
And turn their tiny heads
Pittering paws cross the floor
Ears turned toward Al’s cabin
Where the Cap’n does her daily chores
Or rather, neglects them
Noses push past espresso beans
Scattered under the table
And there it lies!
Avast, the prize!
The small slice of cheddar cheese
Eager paws reach forward
To grab the tasty treat
Then seize the tiny morsel
Grip it with their feet
And once the slice exists no more
Except in digestive tracts
M’s little talking mice
Turn and make their tracks


message 24: by Edward (new)

Edward (edwardtheresejr) | 2434 comments Ha ha, that was great.


message 25: by Kyra (new)

Kyra (Nikara) | 1221 comments Ah, thanks, guys!!! Glad you enjoyed it.


message 26: by Elsbeth L.S.E. (new)

Elsbeth L.S.E. (elsbethlse) | 174 comments Kyra wrote: "I tried to do this in free verse, but I couldn't keep it from rhyming. Dang. So, there's no rhyme scheme, which kinda sucks (I mean, come on. I can't do free verse, but I can't do rhyme schemes eit..."

Hi, Kyra.

This is very cute. I can imagine the tiny but intelligent eyes of the mice, looking around cautiously. Reminded me of the movie MouseHunt, which I really liked :)


message 27: by Christa VG (new)

Christa VG (christa-ronpaul2012) Hahaha Kyra so funny.


message 28: by Elsbeth L.S.E. (new)

Elsbeth L.S.E. (elsbethlse) | 174 comments I don't know much about cheeses and though I've had blue cheese and other kinds of cheeses a few times already, I think I'd still be the girl in my poem should I ever be in a high-class wine and cheese party.

The Wallflower
by SheBlogger

She stands in a corner
Not knowing what to do
With half a glass of wine
Aware only of a thing or two

There are wines
And different kinds of cheese
And a crowd so crazy about
Things of those and these

In her poor family
They only know cheddar
And it doesn’t go well with beer
They have never known better

What is Fontina?
Or Feta, or Asiago?
Standing there stiff and still
Think she’s developing lumbago

Never knew how
To eat a cheese so blue
Preciously moldy and stinky
How could she last this evening through?


message 29: by Caitlan (new)

Caitlan (lionesserampant) | 2869 comments M wrote: "-.- .- - --..-- / -.-- --- ..- .----. .-. . / .--. .... --- - --- / .. ... / -... . .- ..- - .. ..-. ..- .-.. .-.-.- / .-- .... .- - / --. --- .-. --. . --- ..- ... / . -.-- . ... .-.-.-"

Aww, thanks M. Honestly, my eyes are my only good feature, which is why I hate taking pictures.


message 30: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments I think this is a great picture! You have a wistful, introspective look.


message 31: by Kyra (new)

Kyra (Nikara) | 1221 comments I ditto that.


message 32: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments The polls for the Week 126 Poetry Stuffage are up. Go vote, ye pirates! Afterward, we’ll all pile into the rowboats and go ashore to the tavern.

http://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/67...


message 33: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments When I was putting up the polls, I saw that there is a poem by Kyra about the shipboard mice. I think this is a wonderful poem! It’s written with verve and is very descriptive, and the occasional rhyme is nice.


message 34: by Christa VG (new)

Christa VG (christa-ronpaul2012) That was my favorite.


message 35: by Guy (new)

Guy (egajd) | 11107 comments Thanks, M for taking control of the polls!


message 36: by M (new)

M | 11268 comments My pleasure, Guy.

I read SheBlogger’s “The Wallflower” yesterday, and just now reread it. I really like the writing in this, though I don’t just what it is about it. To me, there’s something classy about casually dropped phrases such as “Aware only of a thing or two” and “Things of those and these . . .”


message 37: by Elsbeth L.S.E. (new)

Elsbeth L.S.E. (elsbethlse) | 174 comments M wrote: "I read SheBlogger’s “The Wallflower” yesterday, and just now reread it. I really like the writing in this, though I don’t just what it is about it. To me, there’s something classy about casually dropped phrases such as “Aware only of a thing or two” and “Things of those and these..."

Thank you, M. You are very kind :)


message 38: by Edward (new)

Edward (edwardtheresejr) | 2434 comments Kyra wins!

Followed by Al and M in second, SheBlogger and Lexi in third, and Sarah and Rachael in last.

Kyra, you win a dozen fishing hooks.



message 39: by Kyra (new)

Kyra (Nikara) | 1221 comments Thanks, Edward. Congrats, everyone!!!


message 40: by Kyra (new)

Kyra (Nikara) | 1221 comments Fishing hooks, huh? Does anyone else have a more urgent use for them???


message 41: by Edward (new)

Edward (edwardtheresejr) | 2434 comments Well, Tim just won fishing line in the story contest. Ask him.


message 42: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne | 815 comments Hey, if you put your winnings together maybe you can catch dinner ;)


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