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The Cobbler

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The Cobbler

He cobbled me a conversation

Made of words and phrases

He took me on a wondertrip

To all the magic places

He cobbled me back together

As only he could do

I fell into his conjuring tale,

And away we both flew…

Cobbling juju?

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Thanks for the fun prompt word, De!

For dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 words – Cobble Us a Poem

Quadrille #58 – Cobble us a Poem

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© 2018 BS

Real Letters I’ve Sent – NanoPoblano – Day 26

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Real Letters I’ve Sent – NanoPoblano – Day 26

https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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PEPPER PICK-ME-UP

In 1885 or so

Dr Pepper stole the show

Secret formula writ in stone

Take some Dr Pepper home

A tonic made just for your brain

Cola wars were never the same

Dr Pepper, a digestive aid

Drink it up, you’ll have it made

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This was a Quadrille 44 words poem I’ve had in my drafts for a long time.

I was just remembering that I used to write to businesses/companies all the time. Mostly the letters were a bit funny, but I really like their products, so why not tell them I like them? I’ve done this off and on since I was a kid just learning to write letters, and I’d get so excited when I got an answer from them. It’s still fun, and those that respond always send a nice cover letter, some brochures, and coupons for free products from them.

Here’s the letter I wrote to the Dr Pepper (soft drink) Company:

Dear Dr Pepper Company,

I am a Dr Pepper drinker from way back. I have enjoyed this most unique beverage for many years. I like it cold, and even hot, with a slice of lemon, as your company was promoting at one time.

I also like the logos, songs, and advertisements associated with Dr Pepper. As a kid, I remember the 10 – 2 – 4 ad. I’m not quite sure what that was; were you supposed to have a DP at those times of day? Also did a Saint Bernard dog appear in those logos? I love dogs, and this is what seemed to catch my attention. (am I mistaken?)

Then, when my children were small, the catchy TV jingle was popular: ‘He’s a Pepper, She’s a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too?’ Everyone had that song in their head.

So yes, we’ve had many years of enjoyment from your product.

However, I’ve heard a disturbing rumor that I’d like clarified. There is another soda that is called Mr Pibb. It is very similar in taste to your Dr Pepper. It is not sold here in our town, except from the fountain at the movie theater. We were curious as to why it is not sold in our stores also.

I don’t have any idea who makes this Mr Pibb, as we can’t find it here; possibly a rival company to yours? At any rate, we asked a person who was stocking the shelves what the deal was. He said that your company would not sell your product in the same market as Mr Pibb. Is that true? And, if it is, why not? If you are afraid of the competition, I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Dr Pepper is a mainstay, at least around here, and you have many loyal customers. Sure, some people would buy Mr Pibb, but then people buy all sorts of soft drink flavors. Why, if it is true, do you have a grudge against this one rival? Is it because of it’s similarity to Dr Pepper in taste? If you had a blind taste test between you both, I have no doubt the customer would pick the superior taste of DP every time!

So, that’s it. Will you please verify or deny this rumor for me?

Thanks for making Dr Pepper all these years.

Your customer,

xxx (me)

P.S. Do you also have a brochure about your company and it’s origins?

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That was the letter I wrote. They did send me a whole bunch of pamphlets, brochures, and coupons for free products. They didn’t answer my question. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

JUMP RIGHT IN

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JUMP RIGHT IN

Jump rope jingles

Recited in rhyme

One, two, three,

Will you be mine?

Double Dutch fun,

Then over-head

Hot pepper is fast,

Your face turns red

Chanted in cadence

To keep up the pace

Trip over your feet,

And lose your place.

NO!

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for dVerse Poets – Quadrille # 35 – Pepper … use the word pepper in your poem of 44 words.

Quadrille #35

Thanks for the prompt, Kim!

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© 2017 BS

 

SOUL SOUNDS – for dVERSE POETS

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SOUL SOUNDS

I feel the sounds of quiet nights

Deep within my soul

I thrill to trills of cricket’s chirps

A symphony so bold

I listen to the stars on high

Pulsars emitting silent sighs

I hear breathing, soft breezes blowing

Our souls are all knowing

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille Poetry # 33 –  Poem in 44 words – Sounds – https://dversepoets.com/2017/05/22/sound-off-dverse-quadrille-33/

Thanks for hosting, Victoria!

(photo by Skeezer at Pixabay)

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© 2017 BS

THE VOICES YOU HEAR – for dVERSE POETS

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“The Voices You Hear”

Breathing softly, coming near

Listen closely, you will hear

Voices of those we hold dear

Whisper, whisper in your ear

Spirits who love you, nothing to fear

Ghostly words from sacred bier

Into our hearts, oh so clear

Whispers surround us

In the atmosphere

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Quadrille 44 Words – Whisper

for dVerse Poets https://dversepoets.com/2017/01/16/quadrille-24/

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© 2017 BS

 

PICKLED EGGS – for dVERSE POETS – QUADRILLE # 14

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PICKLE EGGS – for dVERSE POETS – QUADRILLE # 14

Quadrille #14

A Quadrille is a poem that has only 44 words. This time the prompt word to use was…Jar

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PICKLED EGGS

A jar of pickled eggs sit on the bar, just so.

Long the years they’ve sat there, but does anyone really know?

Would you dare take a chance on greenish eggs of age?

‘Twould be safer taking a bite, if they were colored beige?

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© 2016 BS

 

WHO AM I?

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Me, 1969 (not much has changed since then)

WHO AM I?

Ghost

Hippie

Spooky

Trippy

Read

Write

Love the night

Laughter and tears

Facing my fears

Peace and love

Looking above

Asking why

Stars and Sky

Kittens and cats

All creatures like that

Spiders and bugs, and

Big bear hugs

This is who I am

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Quadrille 44 word poem

for dVerse Poets … ‘I am who I am, but tomorrow, who knows?’

I am who I am, but tomorrow, who knows?

We were asked to create a poem about who we are, in exactly 44 words

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© 2016 BS

44 WINDS OF CHAOS

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44 WINDS OF CHAOS

Queue forty-four

Cue up the prompt

Quit stalling

Spill the words into life lessons

Spill your thoughts…your thoughts?

Your secrets spilled

Spill them onto the page

Drip them

Smear them

Scatter them

To the (44) winds of chaos

Sit still…

Just spill…

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© 2016 BS

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille (11) – 44 words

Quadrille 11

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QUADRILLE # 4 – GRIN

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GRIN AND BEAR IT

Your crooked grin, it drew me in

Your smile it did beguile.

A tender kiss, a touch, and then

We agreed to play awhile.

Our love did grow, and in the end,

We walked down matrimony’s aisle,

While we both were bearing a grin.

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© 2016 BS

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille # 4 – Grin

Find out more about this poetry challenge by clicking below:

Quadrille – 4

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My attempt at writing something sweet, which is not my usual style. 🙂

We were to use the prompt word – Grin – and limit the poem to 44 words, no more, no less.

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DANCE ON THE MOON

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DANCE ON THE MOON

We’ll dance

On the moon tonight, my love

Apparitions appear far up above

Planets align in morning sky

Shining bright, the time is nigh

Our hearts will pulse, our feet will shuffle

Velvety silence, no wind to ruffle

An orchestra of planets

on high

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

Written for dVerse Poets – Quadrille 1 – Dance

Quadrille 1