PROMPT Challenge #22: Three Random Elements II

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Fluffy

Grouchyass Sith Empress
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies. I'm a house wife and stay-at-home mom, so I got no schedule really. Lol
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'll assume myself the aggressive one if you have passive writing. Really though, I prefer this to be equal between us. Both writers should have the same creative freedom.
Favorite Genres
Science fiction, fantasy, supernatural modern, romance, horror, apocalyptic, Star Wars universe, superpowers, historical, all things bizarre, grimdark, tragedy, melodrama.
Genre You DON'T Like
Bland modern (seriously, it's hard to convince me to do anything that involves just normal-ass everyday teenager or adult stuff. I need magic, or adventure, or tragedy, or SOMETHING to keep it exciting), furry, military, school (unless it's like, a school for magically gifted or some shit like that, that could be cool). I'm also not going to do your Canon x Canon fantasies with you. You MIGHT be able to convince me to do a Canon x OC, but even that's a stretch.
#1
Three Random Elements II


One of my earlier challenges had a list of three things to inspire a poem. Feel free to refer to Challenge #13 for examples that may be of use, in case my instructions may be confusing. You're throwing different ingredients in to see what comes of it. You write with a theme and style of your choosing while involving the following elements in some way:

1. Breath
2. Antique
3. Puzzle

A reminder that the actual words themselves don't have to be in the poem. Figure a way to put these items into a poem. String them together into something that represents how you interpret these three things. Challenge your brain and writing skills, show me what you come up with! :]
 

Fluffy

Grouchyass Sith Empress
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies. I'm a house wife and stay-at-home mom, so I got no schedule really. Lol
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'll assume myself the aggressive one if you have passive writing. Really though, I prefer this to be equal between us. Both writers should have the same creative freedom.
Favorite Genres
Science fiction, fantasy, supernatural modern, romance, horror, apocalyptic, Star Wars universe, superpowers, historical, all things bizarre, grimdark, tragedy, melodrama.
Genre You DON'T Like
Bland modern (seriously, it's hard to convince me to do anything that involves just normal-ass everyday teenager or adult stuff. I need magic, or adventure, or tragedy, or SOMETHING to keep it exciting), furry, military, school (unless it's like, a school for magically gifted or some shit like that, that could be cool). I'm also not going to do your Canon x Canon fantasies with you. You MIGHT be able to convince me to do a Canon x OC, but even that's a stretch.
#2
I like to nearly kill my brain by challenging it with palindrome poems. This will do until I feel like making any changes. Inspired by me constantly being kept awake by my own creepy thoughts and dreams.

Up All Night

Archaic fables,
echoing thoughts of mishmash
Sighs cold and somber,
chills embracing flesh
Shivering from confusion of
morbid reveries
Signs? Perhaps fears?
I have questions;
Ancient ones know answers
Answers know ancient ones
Questions I have:
Fears perhaps? Signs?
Reveries morbid
of confusion from shivering
flesh embracing chills
Somber and cold sighs,
mishmash of thoughts echoing
fables archaic
 
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RiverNotch

Sanguine Bile, Troll and Boy
#3
Not yet the serious response, but hey:

A READYMADE HAIKU (If anyone gets the reference, then you'll know why this fits "ancient"):

Slim Puzzle

You know how to whistle,
don't you? You just put your lips
together, and blow.
 

neobendium

The Freak With Extra Teeth
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Most of the time MST
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Depends on the plot, really.
Favorite Genres
Mideval Fantasy, SciFi, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm up for mostly anything. But I don't really like voodo and lots of magic. Don't get me wrong, I like fantasy and dragons and stuff....just not the magic part. That's weird to me. And no demons.
#4
A breath hangs in the air,
As she holds the marble.
It's clutched between dirty fingers,
Pried out of a bag of old.

The glass is scratched,
Chipped and faded,
But still, it shines in the sun,
Rays dancing through it.

She wonders who owned it,
Who knocked the orb,
Up against its brothers,
And watched as they scattered.

Were they happy?
Were they sad?
What were their dreams?
What did they fear?

She'll never know,
But it's more than a marble.
It's a memory, a legacy,
Of someone who left long ago.
 

PoetLore

HuggleMugger
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day
My Usual Online Time
After lunch (noon - 2:00), and evenings after 8:30
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can do either. I do prefer that there be a goal, but I like letting the charaters dictate what happens.
Favorite Genres
Romance, Fantasy, Tudor, Historical, Magical
Genre You DON'T Like
Gore, Vampires, Horror
#5
The little shop tucked square between
A laundry and book store mostly unseen
But those who chance to peek inside
Will find themselves transported far and wide
To places long ago forgotten by the world and men
But things from those times resurface again
All covered in dust and sometimes grime
Though still they stand the test of time
And sit there on a shelf patiently waiting
For someone to see their worth and dating
And someone comes and looks their way
Takes in a breath and brushed off the decay
Turns the pieces of the puzzle in place
And sets it back gently upon its base
Inquiring cautiously the price of the pieces
Glowing at the reply as their panic now ceases
Money is exchanged and the treasure wrapped up
And placed in a box beside a china tea cup
 

Doctor Jax

Lord of the Mice
BITE Fall Managers' Pick
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
My Usual Online Time
3PM CST - 9 PM CST
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Aggressive
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Urban Fantasy, Horror
Genre You DON'T Like
Romance
#6
You are a puzzle in three dimensions,
the sort I would ponder for days.
I used to turn them between my hands,
with ever more elaborate plans,
with a stubbornness hard to convey.

So I have pursued you feverishly,
trying desperately to catch a peek,
at what it was I must be missing,
to understand why you kept dismissing
my advances so tongue-in-cheek.

Your complexity continues to catch my eye,
an antique kaleidoscope I can't put down,
even though in the same breath
you say that you just aren't ready yet,
but you still keep me hanging around.

Perhaps I enjoy being so frustrated,
maybe I can't let go of a puzzle undone,
like there's a shame in leaving it unfinished,
even as my hopes for you diminish.
You were never something I could have won.

Because a puzzle is meant to be solved
by diligent hands and a diligent mind.
And you, no matter how hard I struggled
were always going to leave me befuddled
because there's no solution to find.