Exercise: "Devil's Advocate"

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Exercise: "Devil's Advocate"

Post by nar » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:38 pm

This forum's gone wee bit quiet, so here's my idea:

Play Devil's Advocate. Write about something you love as if you hated it, or vice-versa.

Too tired to provide a starter right now.

Any takers?

- Neil.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left. (Bertrand Russell)

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Re: Exercise: "Devil's Advocate"

Post by bodkin » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:47 pm

Real, realer, realest

Speak to me
of reality TV
and the fascinating lives
that are revealed.

Let us dissect
the causes and effects
of who is shunning who
and who will not do
well in today's set task.

Let's stay up late
beside the gate
to see first which in-dweller
is expelled.

And let's commiserate
beside that self-same gate
with the one thrown from his paradise
and dropped back to the realer world
which does not sell so well.
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Re: Exercise: "Devil's Advocate"

Post by Ros » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:48 pm


can never
be right.

The first
is thick
and sticks.

The second
at the edge

as the batter
curls its lip.
You toss

it high, smirk
as it flips
and lands

in the pan.
A success

but your son
gets to eat
that one.
Rosencrantz: What are you playing at? Guildenstern: Words. Words. They're all we have to go on.
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