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Magic Poem - 12/7

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RE: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby Neets » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:13 pm

The three practical spells for modern living:

The hour is late
The traffic thick
To get to work on time
You must think quick

Go green light go!
Turn thy blinker from left to right
Flip thy visors up and down
Send thy windshield wipers into their flight

The lights respond to this spell only one day per week
So dare not to use it more than this
For havoc it will wreak.

Spell 2:

The line is long
Thy dinner is late
If thou should want to eat tonight
Thou must be great

I summon thee o sales associate!
You see the line is long!
Lurk in your darkened corner no more!
Open thy portal to the throngs!

The sales associate is summoned thusly:
On thy grocery cart one must ride
Flip up thy defiant wheely with cart loaded
And watch the crowd part wide!

Flip thine items to be purchased
On the conveyor belt untended
The associate will soon appear
The power of purchase is thus mended

Spell 3:

Lastly dear friend I will impart the most important spell
For when one must needs of the facilities immediately
One confronts the gates of hell

The good men, and the good women
will gladly part their place in line
The potty dance brings much fear
To those who see this sort of sign

If the dance is performed
to the music of your despair
to the head of the line you will go
But in turn you must play fair

So when another is in great need
To the call, thou must heed
For to do so is to guarantee
Salvation from thine own urgent (Starts with the letter "P")

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Re: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby rach1980 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:38 am

Magic potions, spells and chants
Chemicals, liquids and some psychedelic plants
Enchanted by the mystic
Some say sadistic, I say optimistic
Sacred ingredients
Not to make you love slave obedient
Or to end your behavior so deviant

Witchcraft, wizardry, voodoo
Sorcerers stew, witches brew
Abracadabra - I'm over you
Bid you adieu
Debut my inner vixen
Mix in
Black magic potions
To get my mojo back in motion

Impenetrable spell is bound
Alchemy of science chemical compound
Delicate flower with magnetic power
Like a sonic boom
Away I fly on the witches broom

Fortune tellers and tarot
Already told me to let you go
Well versed in the workings of the universe
Either lessons learned or cosmically cursed
No longer can you mess
With this enchantress

My friend the genie
Will leave you shaken like a martini
Your world will shake, your mind will stir
As I disappear without a word

When naysayers question superstitions
Soothsayers and magicians
Will pull rabbits from their hats
Making one think twice about crossing paths with a black cat

Spell to break this cycle
Is not to make you my rival
Just for me to make new arrival
Sitting on a magic carpet
An enlightened siren, a starlet prophet
Never again to face ridicule and neglect
With a wave of the wand
And some power from beyond
Poof! I will vanish in thin air
Leaving you unaware of your destiny of solitaire

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Re: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby twistjill » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:54 am

Like a Dancer, She Fills the Air

She dances in circles.
Hands high above her head, waving back and forth in a smooth rhythm.
Breeze pulses through fingertips.
Her body is a chant, a chime.
Tinkling bangles on her wrist; silver slithers over smooth skin.
Feat pound. Strong. Solid.
Drums beat.
Like a dancer, air sways; vibrates.

Sweat beads dribble down her temples,
in the crevice of her forearms,
behind her knees.
Damp and dewy.
Electrified.

Lips seduce the tongue,
Caress air. Hot embrace.
Air, full with pulsing chant¬—
Flesh on bones,
Blood from stones.

Bang my chest,
Free this breath.

Swim from me,
Swarm in thee.

One takes flight,
Two unite.

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RE: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby LMGilbert » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:35 am

Neets, that is one of the funniest things I have read here in ages. "power of purchase" indeed. love it!

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RE: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby Neets » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:01 pm


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RE: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby Ott » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:06 pm

Incantation for Fred (demon of enemies)

Prepare a savory stew of beef,
to feed the sygil who brings relief.
A piece of bread, a glass of wine,
Invoke his presence with you to dine.
Gather then brimstone, nitre and coal,
set fire to this in a shallow bowl.
Then speak these words that thou shalt end
the power of him who doth offend

"Come, oh Fred, I call on thee
from the bottomless pit of agony.
come forth and eat with us today
and have a flagon of Chardonnay."

When Fred appeareth give him to sup
no meat partake, just crust and cup
While he consumes your ready feast
to Fred thou shalt not speak the least
When all is gone throw at his feet
a coin of gold, then this spell speak:

"I abjure thee now one to take away
forever the power of him today
let him no more upon the land
be seen - smite him with mighty hand"

Then name the one you wish dead
and leave the rest to thy friend, Fred

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RE: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby Hannah-Lynn » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:45 pm

Take a candle and light the wick
Green for riches, blue for sick
Red for love, black for hate
But keep in mind the hand of fate
A pen of ink you will need
To write the note for the life you lead
Spell it out in plain simple black
Your wishes, wants and things you lack

Now roll it up and bind it well
With twine and hair for this spell
Hair of the subject to which you cast
Take heed, do not react so fast
For what you wish will return to you
Threefold of ill will that you brew
The flame must be sprinkled with a pinch of salt
To keep from preventing evil fault

Now add the lavender and the spice
Placed inside the note to be precise
Twist the ends to close each hole
Hold the note over a sacred bowl
Lift the candle, hold it dear
Burn the paper, and be sincere
For what is written now shall be
But beware of the unseen misery

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RE: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby DAB55 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:23 pm

Not quite what was called for in the prompt


Whatever happened to pen and to paper?
Not having it now but waiting for later.
A paperless office is all very well,
Till Murphy arrives and casts his own spell.
A computer is fine until it breaks down,
Brings all sorts of problems along with a frown
My face book and blog, oh heavens, no twitter,
My screen may be blank - but I’m not a quitter
I searched high and low and imported a program
To activate spyware and break out the log jam
My networking places stayed silent and mute
This fix was beyond me I could not refute

Call Unix and C, call Windows and Mac
Shift heaven and earth just get it all back
Get upgrades and add-ons, get fixes and fills,
Reduce my bank balance, ignore all the bills


I could stand it no longer so called in the geek
Come today or tomorrow, don’t wait till next week
My deadlines are due, no time for reviews
Please give me your promise instead of bad news
He arrived in the morning, checked my keyboard and screen
Tut tut-ted and coughed as he passed quarantine
Uploaded, downloaded, clicked hash and return
My computer stayed silent, my stomach did burn
He configured my chips, tried free phone on Skype
And spent several hours just chatting with wife
They talked about u-tube and networking places
Comparing the values of OCR faces.

Call Unix and C, call Windows and Mac
Shift heaven and earth just get it all back
Get upgrades and add-ons, get fixes and fills,
Reduce my bank balance, ignore all the bills

This was all very well but my laptop was bust
Almost brand new – not one speck of rust
I ranted and raved I stormed and I cried
Nothing was working whatever I tried
No chanting and swearing and tearing of hair
Had any effect on the disk or hardware
Computers are evil, always casting their spell
So we can get hooked and land up in hell
I called forth the powers of wizards and witches
One last attempt to get rid of the glitches
I texted the coven to help me discover
Some spells or new wisdom my docs to uncover

Call Unix and C, call Windows and Mac
Shift heaven and earth just get it all back
Get upgrades and add-ons, get fixes and fills,
Reduce my bank balance, ignore all the bills


We lit candles and myrtle, we paced and we pranced
Our hands joined together in circles we danced
Our leader called Google (our very best friend)
To see what ideas or new help it could send
We networked computers and attempted to sync
But the CPU screen continued to blink
we summoned a warlock, his magic to work
As Murphy’s bad spell continued to lurk
He banished the bugs, all Trojans and worms,
Defraged and cleaned disk, no answer to learn
He brought his familiar – an ugly black cat
To confer over cookies and a quirty dead rat

Call Unix and C, call Windows and Mac
Shift heaven and earth just get it all back
Get upgrades and add-ons, get fixes and fills,
Reduce my bank balance, ignore all the bills

With a whisk of his wand he called up safe mode,
Referred to Mozilla and transferred all the code
They hexed out the demons and virus as well
Connected the notebook with my laptop’s own spell
Reconfigured my wifi, searched the cache for a switch
Recovered the memory with nary a hitch
I offered him payment of rum with a coke
He rode off on his broomstick, to him t’was a joke
Why should we bother with pen and with paper,
We can have it all now, on disk its much safer
A paperless office is all just as well,
My computer is back and I’ll never tell

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Re: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby moonpdeschain19 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:27 pm

Eye of a jealous man
(Take thee and know that she is yours)
Blood of an innocent man
(Meet thy fate on a hellish shore)
Tooth of a greedy man
(Always ye wanting more and more)
Hair of a vain man
(Condemn thyself with the face of a boar)
Spit of a fighting man
(Leave thee bleeding on the barroom floor)
Sweat of a working man
(Integrity to his very core)
Tears of a lonely man
(Looking always to the still, locked door)
Breath of a dying man
(Step forward, my son, if you’re sure.)

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RE: Magic Poem - 12/7

Postby SoulSpeak » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:20 am

erased... feel free to delete

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