Off the Press

A Poem By Ariel // 3/13/2009

I wrote this poem for a newpaper that our creative writing class has been working on. Just to make everything clear, we all have pen-names so I used those in the poem. So it makes more sense, I am the Editor (Ebenezer Cliesbotham), the Brit is Jonathon Hill, Alecia is Markus Jack and Kendra is Jacques Nichols:) Anyway, hope everyone gets some fun out of it!
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Edition four is off the press,
We will succeed and impress.
Our humble paper we will share,
With our friends for whom we deeply care.

Every week we meet right here
Half with pride, and half with fear.
Will our readers enjoy the fare,
That we wrote with such great care?

The chair at the head seems forlorn
But we no longer are forlorn
Our teacher will soon be back
New stories for us she will never lack.

Her chair is not as lonely as it looks
There is something that occupies its corners and nooks.
Dear Nichol’s leg needs a place to rest,
While we go through our literature fest.

He sits quiet silent all alone
Time alone will heal the bone.
Across from him is Jonathan Hill
A genius with his paper and quill.

He too has suffered hurt
‘Cause his face, he forgot to avert.
Though we missed his lovely smile,
Everything is fine after a while.

Next to proper Hill,
There is another seat to fill
Here we find dashing Jack
He always provides us with a delicious snack.

With witty pieces and melancholy tales
Always give us laughs, full-scale.
Bugs and mice; heads and heels,
These make his magnificent spiels.

Across the way, sipping tea
Sits the editor, calm as can be.
He’s turned out the paper just in time
He even found the time to rhyme.

Cliesbotham’s the name,
A hard one to tame.
Messy long hair and a story he penned,
Make up the looks of our boisterous friend.

The four friends sit
Discussing lit.
The fourth edition is finished and done
Next week’s issue is sure to be fun

Who knows what’ll happen this week.
We might meet a bear, or fall in a creek
But always we’ll have a story to bless
As long as we get it off of the press.

Comments

Opinions people!!

Help!!! I really need advise on this poem. Did it makes sense or did everybody just roll their eyes and go "oh...another poem from HER" If these are just random and annoying for people, PLEASE tell me!!!! I can be quiet if I try hard enough;)
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Sat, 03/14/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

No darling it's lovely. You

No darling it's lovely. You do a very nice job if that's any comfort.

"This is most inconvenient, as I have swarn to loath him for all eterinty". Elizabeth Pride and Prejugdice

Alecia | Sat, 03/14/2009

It awoke with a shrill shreak that can be trnaslated "How dare you leave me in this bed, when I am asleep and helpless?" My sister

Oh, btw, how is

Oh, btw, how is Nichols?

"This is most inconvenient, as I have swarn to loath him for all eterinty". Elizabeth Pride and Prejugdice

Alecia | Sat, 03/14/2009

It awoke with a shrill shreak that can be trnaslated "How dare you leave me in this bed, when I am asleep and helpless?" My sister

Just fine...a little too

Just fine...a little too fine:) She's demanding the computer as I speak, so I must relinquish my hold on its beloved keys:)
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Sat, 03/14/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Oh, did someone mention

Oh, did someone mention mwa? LOL:)

Kendra | Sat, 03/14/2009

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"Are you sure this water is sanitary? It looks questionable to me! But what about bacteria?"--Tantor the elephant from Tarzan.

Yes they did. Glad to see

Yes they did. Glad to see your doing well. How's the lovely leg?

"This is most inconvenient, as I have swarn to loath him for all eterinty". Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice

Alecia | Sat, 03/14/2009

It awoke with a shrill shreak that can be trnaslated "How dare you leave me in this bed, when I am asleep and helpless?" My sister

I only just read this. It's

I only just read this. It's really good
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I personally predict that the world will come crashing to a halt if you don't forward this to 50 Gazillion people by noon tomorow!!
-me (in parody of a chain e-mail)

Keri | Sat, 03/14/2009

Oh it was great!

yes i understood it! it was great!

"believe you can always do anything" - Jaci

jaci | Wed, 03/18/2009

"you can do anything you want, if you just believe it! You're great poet!" - Jaci

Glad it was clear! Thanks

Glad it was clear!
Thanks for the comments;)
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Wed, 03/18/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

OGF I like your pic. It such

OGF I like your pic. It such a good picture of you!...

"As first things always come first, I will start with the first thing" Kendra

Alecia | Thu, 03/19/2009

It awoke with a shrill shreak that can be trnaslated "How dare you leave me in this bed, when I am asleep and helpless?" My sister

I liked it. but it didn't

I liked it. but it didn't make any sense.
Ps. Is kendra happy? (for those of you who don't know, she broke her leg!)

The horror of having a young sister with a broken leg! A dictator resides in my bed room!
-Old Fashioned Girl

I am Nate-Dude | Fri, 03/20/2009

Nate-Dude

Sorry it didn't make any

Sorry it didn't make any sense to you Nate. It probably wouldn't now that I thin about it because you've never sat through one of our literature classes;)
BTW--I like your quote...slightly familiar...I wonder why?!?!?!
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Fri, 03/20/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Well, I guess it wouldn't

Well, I guess it wouldn't make sense to those unfamiliar with our little establishment, but it makes perfect sense to me. Oh well...

Yes, how is the little dictator today?

"The more I see of the world, the less inclined I am to think well of it." Elisabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

The Brit | Mon, 03/23/2009

She's very well

She's very well actually...screeching for me to COME! I'm just ignoring her:) I'm such a horrible sister...maybe I should go find out what's wrong.
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Mon, 03/23/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville