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Iyoba Tarantal

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Keep your ten bucks
For years, I paid rent to you
And then you do

This that makes me say "what the...
Luckily the Linden Labs concierge truck
Let me come to my critters' rescue.
And it's a first world problem...true...
Still, I feel like a hat trick hockey puck.
Yes, you ran out of luck...
And I'm left bruised and knocked askew...
A rat forced off a stinking ship
Clinging to garbage in the sea...
A VERY STUPID RAT.
Still we had a relationship.
Why didn't you at least warn me?
I deserved that.

 

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My only love,

Sprung from my only hate!

Too early seen unknown,

And known too late!

Prodigious birth of love it is to me,

That I must love a loathed enemy.

-the only Shakespeare quote I remember.

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So you're saying you were renting land on a private island whose owner couldn't keep up payments, but LL let you get your animals back after the region was closed.  Happy ending, yay!

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2 hours ago, KanryDrago said:

hmmm mcgonagall resurrected

Beautiful Infohub of sim Ahern!
Alas! I was very sorry to learn
That ninety n00bs have been given a turn
By griefers and trolls who seem not to care at all
That SL's concurrency will now surely fall.

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4 hours ago, KanryDrago said:

hmmm mcgonagall resurrected

I admit, I am not very skilled at English, so I had to google that. What a masterful writer!

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Oh! it was a most fearful and beautiful sight,
To see it lashing the water with its tail all its might,
And making the water ascend like a shower of hail,
With one lash of its ugly and mighty tail.

Then the water did descend on the men in the boats,
Which wet their trousers and also their coats;
But it only made them the more determined to catch the whale,
But the whale shook at them his tail.

Ya know... I think he's almost as bad a writer as John Norman. Almost.

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Nothing really to do with Second Life, but I found this hand-written on a yellow ruled legal pad once. I've always liked it.

Diamonds, rubies,
large and picturesque nuggets of raw gold,
The Physics Chair at MIT,
a Pulitzer Prize (for Poetry),
would all be nice,
but compared to your love
underwhelming.

 

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Not about SL, but about writing (or trying to):

 

The Vampire
(by me,  March 14, 2013)

You suck my soul, my mind,
my life and everything.
Without even touching me

Whenever I just look at you,
my brain goes blank, empty,
Your mere sight frightens me.

I'm overflowing with ideas,
but then you come into my view
and all is gone, void, dead

You damn blank paper sheet
that I'm supposed to write on -
Why do you torture me like that?

Edited by eighthdwarf Checchinato
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I've always felt mildly proud of this one:

 

I have not written you love poems and

    (notwithstanding this one)

        I do not intend to start.

 

Oh, I love you to the depth and breadth and height, all right.

I think of you as soulmate, lover, and my lifelong friend.

Still, in all our years I’ve never called you

    Honeybunch or Sweetie

and you’ve never been My Dear,

    all of which sound too much like The Little Woman,

        which is more than a little demeaning.

 

Truth is, I can be as romantic as hell, as you know.

But you won’t catch me making goo-goo eyes and writing sappy notes

            like they do in the movies.

 

Poems, my love, are out of the question.

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Here is one that I wrote years ago while being in-world with my teen alt, "In Character" as a High School student, during a "Creative Writing" class:

 

reminders

once a girl in early teens
lost too much of what she loved
lost all her strength and hope
made a mistake
when all became too much
for her alone to bear


instead of seeking help
she tried to chicken out
and almost managed it
almost
but she was brought back
and they helped her regardless


she gained strength enough to help
herself and started to reach out
to do her best to help
others
she likes to forget that she was weak
that she had that bad moment
when she chickened out


but then she sees her wrists
and she knows she can't forget
there are the reminders and will always be
reminders
that she's but a human

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22 minutes ago, eighthdwarf Checchinato said:

Here is one that I wrote years ago while being in-world with my teen alt, "In Character" as a High School student, during a "Creative Writing" class

It doesn't need the quotes on either set! It is great creative writing :) 

Better then mine anyway :D  :D :D 

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