Sunday, September 16, 2012

CCCLXXVII - Seconds

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dVerse has a prompt about 'first times'.
I took a slightly obtuse slant to it:


The Second Time

I’m told you remember your first time,
Though some memories are easier to store,
But the test of the first time experience
Is whether you returned for more.

Many experiences are spontaneous,
Where opportunity seductively beckoned.
Everything can be engaged for a first time
But it’s the nice ones that are given a second.
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© 2012   J Cosmo Newbery
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26 comments:

  1. True. And clever with it. Thank you.

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  2. I like this a lot. It has some really nice logic and sensibility built in here. The test of the first is whether you come back for seconds, such a great line that easily could be the summating line that many poets use within their work. Very nicely done. Thanks

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  3. Risqué, and brilliant, as usual. A poem about chemistry, so to speak.

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  4. Very true. If there's a second, more likely the first time is remembered well too. :)

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  5. But the test of the first time experience
    Is whether you returned for some more....ha..true that...first time experiences stick in our mind..good or bad and they're the base we build our second times on..if we do..

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  6. we put so much weight on our first experiences, i wonder if we miss somethings because of a poor experience...surely we do...

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    1. The first pancake is always lumpy.

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  7. and a third, and a fourth, etc etc... Really like this, so well put.

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  8. I like how your framed these lines:

    Everything can engaged for a first time
    But it’s the nice ones that are given a second.

    Come to think of it, everything can be a first time (if its enjoyable) ~

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  9. and sad when people go back over and over to the bad ones.

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    1. If they didn't like it, i wonder why they go back.

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  10. It's true isn't it - though sometimes I find I'm not even sure if I like something so have to go back and try it again just to see... I was like that with anchovies for years and now I love them!

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    1. Anchovies are notoriously consistent. You must have changed! :-)

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  11. Lovely rhyme, rhythm and tone ~ so you :)

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  12. Ha, so true.... Here's to seconds!

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  13. Oh snap! Hear hear for celebrating seconds .... and lasts. I like this one a lot.

    xxx

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  14. i love your take on the prompt! and so true!

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  15. The first is the taste. Seconds are SO wonderfully wicked...especially chocolate!

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