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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No Contest


She solves puzzles
and spends hours at the computer,
trying to get high score on Bejeweled or
the perfect triple letter triple word score
in Word Feud,
her mind ever-working
trying to figure out a solution
within the confines
of established rules.

He writes poems
and jokes for future ad libs
trying for the perfect combination
that will pierce the fa├žade
with honesty and laughter,
his mind ever-working
trying to figure out solutions
to problems that
may not even exist.

No contest:
she’s smarter than
he is.

(Linking to dVerse poetry open link night, first time!)

37 comments:

  1. This is just cool!

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  2. this is really cool..and smart..

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    1. smiles..enjoyed the re-read..and writing poetry is a bit like solving puzzles as well...isn't it.?

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  3. Very nice! and thank you for your comments.

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  4. ah.. very clever indeed

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  5. Sounds like the perfect balance to me!

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  6. I like it...ha..ha...(you are going to make a lot of women happy with this)

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  7. This sounds like a familiar scenario. Very perceptive!

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  8. haha now I don't know if I agree with that..haha

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  9. Cool and clever !

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  10. ha yes i think perhaps she is...fun read...

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    1. ha. i still think she is...smiles...thanks for joining us on this journey man...i love having you around the pub...and some days wish it was a real place and we could share a cup of coffee...

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  11. I say different strokes for different folks!

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  12. Haha - love this :)

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  13. It's what makes the world go 'round. Yin and Yang. Good example - good work!

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  14. I like the he she format, and agree that in most cases the she will win the smart award. You created a solid, smart, and dependable voice in this poem.

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  15. well done, what a clever piece of work

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  16. LOL both are me cuz i sit and write poem and play bejeweled in between

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  17. jackie dick9:57 PM

    Oh, you clever one! Like it!

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  18. She may be the smarter but who gets the comments?! :)

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  19. ha, great juxtaposition.

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  20. Haha! Too funny, and I know EXACTLY what you mean! Great write!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-sun-came-up-again-4/

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  21. Now you have me wondering how often I'm trying to solve problems that don't exist! :) Thank you poet friend!

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  22. Do you really think so? Liked it then, like it now. Clever!

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  23. I'm not quite sure about that conclusion! :D Both activities are fun in their own way, but poetry is definitely easier to share. :)

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  24. Very nice, thank you for the laugh!

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  25. I really like the juxtaposition of the two...and using "ever-working" in both stanzas is a great tie.

    As always, Mosk...love your work.

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  26. I remember this one... Still think it is great. And yes, I enjoy our cyber-friendship!

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  27. i remember this one, loved it then, love it now.

    i can relate!

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  28. Ha I love this. The poet vs the realist? I still prefer being the dumber one. Is dumber a word...great poem!

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  29. Ha I love this!! Yet I still prefer being the dumber of the two :)

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  30. Ha I love this. I still prefer being the dumber of the two :)

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  31. Love it. We're all trying to solve some problem or other - I have a special place in my heart for all who like to play with words, whether within the confines of rules or not. I raise my glass to you both!

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  32. playful intimacy! one popping bubble wrap, the other making tea. I'm smiling.

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  33. one popping bubble wrap, the other making tea!

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