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Old Apr 17th, 2021, 12:59 PM
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Give me a topic and I'll write a poem about it!

---=== Poetry on demand! ===---

I've decided to challenge myself as a poet and a writer:
I'll let you pick any topic and I'll write a poem about it.
It may take me a little while to get to it, but I'll make every effort to do justice to the topic you requested.

A few rules:

- 1 - Nothing too smutty. Try to keep it somewhat clean.
- 2 - Nothing insanely offensive. I'm not easily offended, but keep it within reasonable margins please.
- 3 - No potatoes or pizza! Sick of those already.
- 4 - Kindly try to come up with a somewhat interesting topic. Yes, I can write about bricks or cookies, but the novelty of such mundane topics wears off quite fast. I'd like to remain interested in this for a long time as well.
- 5 - Nothing insanely obscure. I don't mind googling something to get a bit of info, but if I have to make a whole case study out of understanding what you want me to write about, well, that's not what this post is intended for. I want to write poetry, not research every obscure corner of the internet. Thanks.
- 6 - Naturally I reserve the right to refuse topics for any reason.
- 7 - All copyrights of the poetry produced will be mine. When posting here, you acknowledge that you will not make any claims to intellectual property for whatever I produce at your request. This is mainly a precaution, but you never know these days...


I think that should be it.

Let's see what you good folks can come up with.

 
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Old Apr 17th, 2021, 04:33 PM
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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Old Apr 20th, 2021, 04:30 AM
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Lol start me off gently huh? :P
I'll have to do a little research on OSHA, since I'm not American, but I'm sure I can come up with something.
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Old Apr 20th, 2021, 12:56 PM
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Osha

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Our friend of safety

It's funny how in life, we all have a role to play.
We all have a job, a function or a purpose for being.
For some it's caring, for some building,
for some educating and for some creating.

Be it in the government,
private sector or at home,
whatever our task is,
we want to do it well,
we want to do it under humane conditions
and we want to do it safely.

So it's a good thing there are those
whose job is literally to make sure
we can do our jobs well,
under humane conditions
and as safely as possible.

We have a friend who watches over us,
a friend who's been doing that for years already
a friend who keeps us safe
and doesn't care about your boss' bottom line.

I don't know them too well,
nor do they need me to,
because they've got my back
whether I know them or not.

This year marks their fiftieth anniversary.
Fifty years on the job of keeping us safe.
Please join me when I congratulate our friend:
Happy birthday, OSHA!


Pfff... that was a tough one...
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Old Apr 21st, 2021, 06:15 AM
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When the search is over

When the search is over
Answers

Wandering, meandering
along the path of life,
searching for meaning,
answers, purpose.

It may be that it is not the destination
but the journey that matters most,
but what happens when you reach the end
and the search concludes?

Is there happiness and fulfillment
at the end of that windy, twisting road?
Or is it just fleeting satisfaction,
only to be replaced by a new goal?

It only stands to reason
that there will always be
answers in need of finding
and questions we need resolved.

Perhaps that is the meaning of life:
to find as many answers as we can
in the short time given to us
before we sit down at the end
and the search is over.

Find your answers and never stop.
Quench your heart's desires
and share along the way
in the bounty you have received,
so that at the end of your searching
your journey is truly complete
while others' continue
in the eternal search
for what was never missing.

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Old Apr 22nd, 2021, 10:15 AM
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Banana
Banana

Bah, what an uninspired topic.
Ah well, I might as well make something of it.
Now what to write?
A steaming literary turd? Likely.
Notwithstanding that I do not want to do that.
Ack, it's too late now.





This is what happens when you give me uninspired topics... :/
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Have you checked out the 100 Themes Challenge? Might be of interest, but most are one-word prompts, so might fall under "uninspired".
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It's not the topic that is uninspired however the approach perhaps. Art can be found from the most unlikely of sources.
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created, and forced
to be something nature never intended

I cannot live without assistance. I'll never find love, never a mate, never have children, because of you.
Doomed, to blossom and grow, at the will of others. Who only want what they built me into.

a thick skin helps, but my colors attract those who would use me.
Strip me. devour me. discard me. move on.

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Have you checked out the 100 Themes Challenge? Might be of interest, but most are one-word prompts, so might fall under "uninspired".
I've already started writing there a while back. Finished 4 so far.
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It's not the topic that is uninspired however the approach perhaps. Art can be found from the most unlikely of sources.
I have written over 500 poems already (low estimate, since I lost a whole bunch of them over the years), so forgive me if I cannot get enthused about someone who gives me topics like cookies or pizza anymore. I've done 'em all, most more than once..
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I have written over 500 poems already (low estimate, since I lost a whole bunch of them over the years), so forgive me if I cannot get enthused about someone who gives me topics like cookies or pizza anymore. I've done 'em all, most more than once..
You said no potato or pizza... you didn't say no to a banana. And how could I know that you already wrote about a banana! XD
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