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Swampyville’s - “Eternal Blame”

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Affair, avail, blight, fail, got, night, not, there.

Eternal Blame! By L. Don Oliver

There came a knocking upon my door, A young man was standing __; Blaming me for his spartan lot; That it was all to my ___;

He said that I was responsible, For everything that he was ; That he would not be satisfied, Until he had everything I've ;

Guilty because of my heritage, That resulted in his ___; It was the fault of my ancestors, That turned his day into __;

The opportunities were offered, In which he chose not to __; It is always easier to blame others, For the reasons that we _;

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Silence of the Deep! By L. Don Oliver

A gentle refreshing sea breeze, Waves splashing upon the shore; Seabirds soaring above me; A beautiful new world to explore;

In the shadows of my soul, The world above me asleep; Slipping slowly beneath the waves, Into the silence of the deep;

Serenity of quite solitude Rainbow creatures swimming by; Lovely flowering coral reefs, One is thankful to be alive;

Where there's rhyme and reason No imperative schedule to keep; Controlling my own destiny, In the silence of the deep;

Sounds from a distant whale, Echoes that I can barely hear; Knowing that I am not alone, Deflates any questioning fear;

Bubbles from a fissure below, Up through the darkened steep; At peace with the world, In the silence of the deep;

When life has passed me by, Broken dreams never to mend; Things that I once enjoyed, Ever winding down to end;

If to die upon the morrow, From cause for eternal sleep; I pray thee my final rest, In the silence of the deep;

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Swampyville’s - “Red Robin’s Untimely Demise”

You're the Poet!

It has been said that confessions are good for the troubled mind. I've been living with this dastardly crime all of my life. It feels great to get it off of my chest!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Be, by, die, doubt, fun, goes, good, gun, hollow, knows, song, spout, swallow, tree, understood, wrong.

Red Robin's Untimely Demise! By L. Don Oliver

Who killed Red Robin, So the old story _; No one can really say, Cause, no one really __;

The sparrow said he did it, But there is room for __, He was always a braggart, And just wanted to __;

I did said the Alligator, And I want it _, I clamped him into my mouth Then chomped him up real ;

The soaring bald eagle, Remarked as he flew ; I clutched him in my talons, Then I watched him _;

The icky sneaky snake said, While crawling through a ___; I wrapped myself around him, Then took a great big __;

Oh! No! said the wren, You've got it all __; He expired right after, I crooned him a _;

Oh! Oh! Oh! screamed the big tall bear, He was where he wasn't supposed to ; So I rendered him a great big swat, And knocked him from my honey __;

When a person is self centered, Everything they do is in ; It was I who did in Red Robin, With my trusty "Red Ryder" BB ;

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Begin the Beguine! By L. Don Oliver

A flight of scavengers, Circling above my house; I Can't smell any odor, Perhaps an unlucky mouse;

Their choice of my abode, This I may never know; Soaring in their little circle, As around and around they go;

Slowly they begin descending, Espying their apparent wrath; Realizing upon their approach, It's time to take a bath;

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Swampyville’s - “Wasted Chances” - You’re the Poet!

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Apart, been, dismay, grow, heart, misspent, row, share, there, way.

Wasted Chances! By L. Don Oliver

Sacrificing, of the __, Flowered gardens, far ; Wilting down, to vacant , There again, to never _; Superficial, life has _, Wasted youth, that was __; Fertile fields, to my , Never again, to come my ; Memories, none to __, When there is, no one ;

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Nature's Nectar! By L. Don Oliver

Storm clouds appear, Awakening one's fear, Building upon it's way; The lightening streaks, The thunder shrieks, Complaining along it's sway; The winds twirl, The clouds swirl, Rampaging over the plain; The nectar descends, To what depends, Upon the falling rain; The flowers grow, The streams flow, Down the mountain side, The rivers explore, To the ocean's shore, Where the sea birds abide; The Solar insist, Of the morning mist, To gather in the sky, Nature's Nectar will fall, To one and all, So they will never die;

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Swampyville’s - “Nature’s Nectar”

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Abide, die, plain, rain, sky, side, sway, way.

Nature's Nectar! By L. Don Oliver

Storm clouds appear, Awakening one's fear, Building upon it's ; The lightening streaks, The thunder shrieks, Complaining along it's ; The winds twirl, The clouds swirl, Rampaging over the __; The nectar descends, To what depends, Upon the falling ; The flowers grow, The streams flow, Down the mountain _, The rivers explore, To the ocean's shore, Where the sea birds __; The Solar insist, Of the morning mist, To gather in the , Nature's Nectar will fall, To one and all, So they will never ;

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Moral Character! By L. Don Oliver

Education, Experience, and Perseverance, Are the paths to one's goal; Tolerance, Compassion, and Charity, Are the avenues to one's soul;

The Responsibility is unto ourselves, To believe in that which we can achieve; With Innovation, Determination and Discipline, We can achieve that in which we believe;

To be Exceptional at what we attempt, Inspiration, Invention, Industry are the keys; To have Harmony within our lives; Humility, Self Actuation, Example are the fees;

Awareness of how others feel, Insults we must never coddle, Treating others with Respect. "The Golden Rule" is the model;

Doing everything within our power, To provide for the common good; Organization, Cooperation, and Commitment,
Are the prerequisites to be understood;

To succeed in the game of life, All must play by the rules; By preparing an even playing field, Equality, Courage, Action are the tools;

Have Forgiveness for the wrong others do, Be Considerate and show that we care; Be Grateful for what we have, And always Be Willing to share;

Trusting in the Honesty of one's self, To Accomplish that in which we apply; Believing in Family, Friends, and Country, Will make better citizens of you and I;

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Swampyville’s - “Moral Character”

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own Words.

Achieve, apply, believe, care, coddle, fees, goal, good, I, keys, model, rules, share, soul, tools, understood.

Moral Character! By L. Don Oliver

Education, Experience, and Perseverance, Are the paths to one's _; Tolerance, Compassion, and Charity, Are the avenues to one's _;

The Responsibility is unto ourselves, To believe in that which we can _; With Innovation, Determination and Discipline, We can achieve that in which we _;

To be Exceptional at what we attempt, Inspiration, Invention, Industry are the _; To have Harmony within our lives; Humility, Self Actuation, Example are the _;

Awareness of how others feel, Insults we must never ___, Treating others with Respect. "The Golden Rule" is the __;

Doing everything within our power, To provide for the common _; Organization, Cooperation, and commitment,

Are the prerequisites to be
__;

To succeed in the game of life, All must play by the __; By preparing an even playing field, Equality, Courage, Action are the _;

Have Forgiveness for the wrong others do, Be Considerate and show that we _; Be Grateful for what we have, And always Be Willing to __;

Trusting in the Honesty of one's self, To Accomplish that in which we _; Believing in Family, Friends, and Country, Will make better citizens of you and _;

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That Day (911) By L. Don Oliver

Worldly hope lost, Tragic misery bane; Winds of evil,
Exacting the pain;

Why it happened, Never to know; It's their calling, They must go;

Caring courageous people,
No self thought; Bravely rushed in, Where danger wrought;

(added verse) When it's over, Said and done; Each a hero, Every single one;

Earthly life vanquished, Heaven's fortunate gain; Now God's Angels, Preventing the vain;

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Swampville (The Layman’s Poet) - “The Statue”

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

By, care, charm, disgust, dust, harm, meek, seek, sky, there.

The Statue! (U.S. Constitution)! By L. Don Oliver

It once was a beautiful statue, It was gracefully standing __; And through all it's many years. It was giving great love and _;

Once there was a feeling of freedom, Pointing Majestically toward the _; Gathered within it's arms was hope, But alas, those days have gone ;

Now we are told to tear it down, Rendering it into a pile of _; Viewing it as a pathetic relic, Worthy of only our __;

The meaning for which it stood, Now archaic with no __; "THEY" are sculpturing a new one, That will never cause them _;

Who are "THEY" one will ask, For "WE" are just the _; "THEY" are the "Special Interests", And profit is what "THEY" _;

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Oh! the Torture! (At the hands of agents of the U.S. Government)

Wearing female panties on my head, Forced to march down a crowded street; Hearing all the hoots and hollers, That was to be my manly treat;

Led into a darkened room, Hands tied to a hook upon a wall, A masked man with a rawhide whip; There to hasten my impending fall;

Head shoved into a barrel of urine, That smelled to me a lot like beer; My head held under until I gasped, While trying to hold back my fear;

Floating there in that barrel, Were brown globs of who knows what, Head forced down until I ate one, That was their diabolical plot;

Led up to a fresh built scaffold, A noose placed around my neck; Blind folded and then pushed off, Frightful of my trip to heck(PC);

Bearing all of the mental anguish, From this intended assassination; To meet all of the humiliations, At my Chief Petty Officer initiation;

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Swampyville’s - “My Precious Beloved”

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

By, coy, discreet, joy, lot, meet, memory, not, sky, see, tears, years.

My Precious Beloved! By L. Don Oliver

Oh! my precious beloved, Together again we shall _; Where shade covers the grass, Beneath our Old Oak _;

We will lie there together, And gaze up at the _; Build cloud castles in the air, And watch the world go ;

Plucking the petals from a flower, "She loves me, she loves me "; Some will say that is passe, But, to me it still means a ;

I'll recite a tender poem. An you will act a little ; With our aging hands entwined, We will revisit all our ;

We will whisper sweet words of love, And try to hold back the __; Then we will embrace each other, As we have through all the __;

We will not allow our yesterdays, To become but only a ___; For there is much in life to come. So many new things yet to ;

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Glory of War! By L. Don Oliver

The cannon roars, A rifle shot; A soldier dies, All for nought;

The bell rings, On Village Square; There's no rejoicing, That's abiding there;

Six gun salute, A trumpet sounds; Another soldier buried, In hallowed grounds;

A mother cries, Her child gone; She returns to, An empty home;

That's the moral, End of story, In any war, There's no glory;

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Swampyville’s - “Glory of War”

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Glory, gone, grounds, home, nought, shot, sounds, Square, story, there.

Glory of War! By L. Don Oliver

The cannon roars, A rifle _; A soldier dies, All for ___;

The bell rings, On Village ___; There's no rejoicing, That's abiding __;

Six gun salute, A trumpet ___; Another soldier buried, In hallowed __;

A mother cries, Her child _; She returns to, An empty _;

That's the moral, End of __, In any war, There's no __;

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The Ten Morals By L. Don Oliver (Revised)

It is morally right to have, Faith for what you believe; It is morally wrong to worship, What others falsely conceive;

It is morally wrong to assail others, Even the words we speak; It is morally right to rest, On one day of each week;

It is morally right to honor parents, Even if there should be strife; It is morally wrong to purposely, Take another person's life;

It is morally right to be honest, To the one you're committed to; It is morally wrong to take, That which doesn't belong to you;

It is morally wrong to utter untruths, Most often it leads to distress; It is morally wrong to be jealous, Of what others do possess;

I've always lived by the "Golden Moral", Of everything that I perceive; "To always do for others, What I wish them to do for me";

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “The Ten Morals”

In that the Ten Commandments can't be displayed on government grounds, I guess the following could not be displayed either, although it doesn't have a religious connotation! While the Church vs State groups argue (for profit), the morals of our society are being destroyed.

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Believe, conceive, distress, life, me, perceive, possess, speak, strife, to, you, week.

The Ten Morals By L. Don Oliver (Revised)

It is morally right to have, Faith for what you _; It is morally wrong to worship, What others falsely __;

It is morally wrong to assail others, Even the words we __; It is morally right to rest, On one day of each _;

It is morally right to honor parents, Even if there should be ___; It is morally wrong to purposely, Take another person's _;

It is morally right to be honest, To the one you're committed ; It is morally wrong to take, That which doesn't belong to _;

It is morally wrong to utter untruths, Most often it leads to __; It is morally wrong to be jealous, Of what others do _;

I've always lived by the "Golden Moral", Of everything that I _; "To always do for others, What I wish them to do for _";

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Knock! Knock! Knock! By L. Don Oliver

There came a knock, upon my door, Too afraid, that I should explore; Could it be for me, to just ignore, The knocking there, upon my door; The knocking there, became so loud, I search within, for a comfort shroud; To hide from, the gathering crowd, The knocking, that was so loud; The knocking continued, into the night, Anxiety flare, to take to flight, Over the hill, beyond the sight, Fleeing there, into the night; Into the storm, through the rain, It was mine, this foolish vain, In complete seclusion, I will remain; When Opportunity returns, to knock again;

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Knock! Knock! Knock!”

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Again, crowd, door, door, explore, flight, ignore, loud, loud, night, night, rain, remain, shroud, sight, vain.

Knock! Knock! Knock! By L. Don Oliver

There came a knock, upon my _, Too afraid, that I should _; Could it be for me, to just , The knocking there, upon my _; The knocking there, became so _, I search within, for a comfort ; To hide from, the gathering , The knocking, that was so _; The knocking continued, into the , Anxiety flare, to take to ___, Over the hill, beyond the , Fleeing there, into the __; Into the storm, through the _, It was mine, this foolish _, In complete seclusion, I will ; When Opportunity returns, to knock ;

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Bartering IT Away!! By L. Don Oliver

Give me a rose, I'll show you a pose, That no one else can see; If you give me a rose, Then I will suppose, That it was meant to be; I'll give you a rose, If you show me a pose, That only I can see; If I give you a rose, Then you can suppose, That it was meant to be; Some use it I propose, At each day's close, As a reason to sway; Rose, Rose, rose, That's how it goes, Bartering Freedom away;

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