2007 Form Challenges
#13 Rondelet

This is a typical French form that uses a refrain and two rhymes. The first, third and last line are four syllables or two feet, and the four lines remaining are eight syllables or four feet.
This gives a rhyme scheme of; A. b. A. a. b. b. A

In Time

I meet my love
When fate decrees to be sublime
I meet my love
Knowing that in the stars above
We meet and share and you are mine
Somewhere in the deep mists of time
I meet my love

Ryter Roethicle

Rondelet Challenge Replies



Maryse Achong

Dancing lessons
Ever Learning
I Prayed
It All Depends
My Friend
Ongoing Presence
Unforgettable

Lorraine Dafney

Good Things Come Slow
Now She Knows

Peggy Nelson

Big Hugs My Friends
It's Like Heaven
Lick Me Again
Mister Big Cat
Oh What A life
Rest In My Arms Mi Amor
Say Ah
The Singer
Sun Bathing
Writing Love Poems

Ryter Roethicle

Angel Tears
Dance Of Love
I Feel Your Force
If I loved you
Is It Too Late
It's my desire
Nights Orchestra
Perfume of Love
Tasting Your wine
Those Sparks of Light
Thrill of the heart
With love's demise
With Winter's Death
Zero Rain

Leny Roovers

A losing race
As Angels Weep
As lightening strikes
Behind Close Doors
I Celebrate
I close my eyes
I hear your call
I'm breaking down
Meditation
Migration’s Dance
Our dice are cast
The end is near
US Open
With Touching Feet

Dinah Sorritti

But ~ I Loved You
Calm
Forbidden
I'd Rather Be Bad
I Lived Before
Well Formed
Why??

Nicola Wynter

A Stars Life
Fears
Heavenly Question
If I Can't Dance
If I Can't Fly

Leny and Ryter

Knife and Fork
I use my hands
Peggy and Ryter

Dance Of Love
Dancing with the T
Maryse, Peggy and Ryter

And Angels Laugh
The Angels Cry
More Angels Cry


Maryse Achong

Dancing Lessons

Life teaches us
Dance steps that are most intricate;
Life teaches us,
And if we listen, without fuss
We learn how to negotiate
Sharp dips and turns, a figure eight.
Life teaches us.

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Ever Learning.

We live and learn,
Even the ones who know it all.
We live and learn,
And sometimes how those lessons burn
Our psyches; but though we may fall,
We pick ourselves up slowly, crawl.
We live and learn.

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I Prayed Today.

I prayed today
For the gift of true acceptance.
I prayed today.
When things do not turn out my way
I will not do a hissy dance
Rebel or offer resistance,
I prayed today.

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It All Depends

It's not too late
To find love in September's glow.
It’s not too late,
To discover your spirit's mate.
Two souls who feel they want to grow
Old together, then you must know
It's not too late.

It is too late
If other lives will be destroyed ,
It is too late.
There are some things we can't debate,
And though the dream's one we've enjoyed,
Whose passing leaves us with a void.
It is too late.

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My Friend

You were my friend,
At least that's how I looked at you.
You were my friend
Although you drove me round the bend,
That's why it's hard to say 'adieu';
But some things we just have to do.
You were my friend.

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Ongoing Presence

I turn around
Because I feel you close to me.
I turn around
And even though you make no sound
I hear your voice internally;
I feel my heart race, so quickly
I turn around

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Unforgettable

I loved him so,
And when he died it broke my heart.
I loved him so,.
Could not believe he had to go.
I feared that I would fall apart,
Afraid to think of a new start,
I loved him so.

He loved me too,
He proved it in so many ways.
He loved me too
So many things he used to do;
That's why his memory still stays
With me. This was no passing phase.
He loved me too.

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Lorraine Dafney

Good Things Come Slow

Good things come slow
Beautiful sunsets, brides that blush
Good things come slow
Old feelings arrive, late but show
No need to worry or to rush
Fragile, packaged dreams do not crush
Good things come slow

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Now She Knows

How will I know
She repeated throughout the years
How will I know
You can't see it, it begins slow
One day it just happens, appears
A moment continues for years
How will I know

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Peggy Nelson

Big Hugs My Friends

Big hugs my friends
At the tir na nog Terry's site
Big hugs my friends
Times been sweet when we comprehend
Each other has different butt ends
Big Hugs my friends

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It's Like Heaven



It's like heaven
No matter what positions arise
It's like heaven
When true loving ranks top cravens
Bodies entwined; sensationalized
A most prrrecious gift was given
It's like heaven

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Lick Me Again



Lick me again
And heal my broken heartache
Lick me again
With your tender love that attains
Your love will heal my mistakes
Pussy Cat's alive and awake
Lick me again.

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Oh What A Life



Oh what a life!
I can sleep all day and all night
Oh what a life!
No kids no man, no cooking rife
I can do what I think is right
without no one giving their riots
Oh what a life!

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Mister Big Cat

Mister Big Cat
I can't believe how much you've grown
Mister Big Cat
You've been eating a lot of rats?
I'd love to take you as my own
And snuggle up to you alone
Mister Big Cat

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Rest In My Arms

Rest in my arms
Rest comfortably in my breasts
Rest in my arms
Mi Amor taste sweet natures charms
Within my sacred garden; rest
Where true loves not oppressed; come rest,
Rest in my arms.

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Say Ah

Stuck out my tongue
At the purrtty nurse to explore
Stuck out my tongue
Drooled and purring at Doctor Young
As I told him my tummy's sore
As I left the hospital door
Stuck out my tongue

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The Singer

sneaking around
town looking for a loving quiver
sneaking around
Finding many to take home bound
Listening to singers deliver
In Casino's by the river
sneaking around

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Sun Bathing And Talking Worldly Things



There was a time
When all things in life were so nude
There was a time
Purrmission to roam was sublime
and Kattie once a handsome dude
And hopped around bars and got screwed
There was a time

There was a time
When everyone was blest with zest
There was a time
When music wasn't rapping slime
And the world wasn't war obsessed
Just thinking you're under arrest
There was a time

Here at this time
Aids scare is not a loving pith
Here at this time
Weapons have become a big crime
Foods now tainted and tampered with
Today will be another myth
Here at this time

There was a time
When all cat's could freely have sex
There was a time
teagrrr was full of steaming rhyme
And life was simple; not complex
I hate these damn bras with no flex!
There was a time.

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Writing Love Poems



Writing Love Poems
When thoughts of you come to my mind
Writing Love Poems
When thoughts on my mind seem to roam
Where dreams are splendidly refined
While I roam around the house and unwind,
Writing Love Poems

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Ryter Roethicle

Angel Tears

The Angels tears
Fall to the earth as single drops
The Angels tears
Too few in these recent dry years
A few will hit and then it stops
Sky ships drift away with no stops
The Angels tears

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I Feel Your Force

I feel your force
And know that I am not alone
I feel your force
Feeling the old has run its course
Pleased now with how we have grown
Far different from what we've known
I feel your force

I feel your force
A fire burning deep from within
I feel your force
Swelling as our lives take their course
With each birth see love re-begin
Time after time to our chagrin
I feel your force

I feel your force
How long have you been my lover?
I feel your force
Knowing fate has chosen this course
Trace my finger's gently over
And feel the person I long for
I feel your force.

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If I loved you

If I loved you
Would all things be like they are now?
If I loved you
Have you finally waved your past adieu?
Its your curtain call and your bow
Lets see the face that you allow.
If I loved you.

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Is It Too Late

So late in life
We met and wasted so much time!
So late in life
And we have gone trough so much strife.
And now transcend to more sublime,
Feeling we are still in our prime,
So late in life.

Is it so late
That we cannot begin anew?
Is it so late
That we can't ever challenge fate?
And begin with each other new
Having cast aside another view
Is it so late.

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It's my desire

It's my desire
To kiss you til the end of time
It's my desire
To kiss you and to light a fire
That will last as long as we climb
In love towards eternity
It's my desire.

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Nights Orchestra

Nights orchestra
Melodies of lovers sighing
Nights orchestra
Winds beating nocturnal mantra
As loving deeds send them flying
Carrying on as night is dying
Nights orchestra.

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Perfume of love

Perfume of love
Casually cast on moonlight nights.
Perfume of love
Thoughtful gift of the Gods above.
Caused by love on fancied flights
On reaching such orgasmic heights
Perfume of love.

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Tasting your wine

Tasting your wine
I've become addicted to you
Tasting your wine
Supping juice from your Heavenly vine
And the haze of love will be my view
Each time finding pleasures anew
Tasting your wine.

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Those sparks of light

Those sparks of light
One look I'm lost, always need more
Those sparks of light
My addiction, my needs are a fight
Feed my habit and make me soar
Look at me, those eyes make me roar Those sparks of light.

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Thrill of the heart

Thrill of the heart
Of soft silver springs still flowing
Thrill of the heart
Spears of light piercing darkest part
Sacred lovers bower glowing
After lovers, left but knowing
Thrill of the heart.

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With love's demise

With love's demise
There is some pain and times of tears.
With love's demise
You become free, the end of lies
And all becomes as it appears
Then you will find someone who cares
With love's demise.

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With Winters Death

With winters death
All life renews and starts again
With winters death
No time to rest or take a breath
New life begins the old is slain
And all that's new begins to reign.
With winters death.

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Zero Rain

Winter is gone
And we are left with a promise.
Winter is gone
As sure as night is gone with dawn
But in leaving was most remiss
Taking away rain that we miss
Winter is gone

Winter is gone
And with it warmer nights and days
Winter is gone
And with it too, my lush green lawn
With warnings of the bush ablaze,
Smoky mornings, and stinking haze
Winter is gone

Winter is gone
And with it, shorter showers
Winter is gone
With garden soil as hard as stone
My rhubarb's gone and my flowers
Pray please for September showers
Winter is gone

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Leny Roovers

A losing race

A losing race
you're running, love, why not give up
a losing race?
False promises you can't embrace,
they leave you with an empty cup.
Your prize is one last, bitter sup-
a losing race.

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As Angels Weep

As angels weep
their tears are caught in sky-ships' holds.
As angels weep,
Aeolus herds the ships like sheep,
his breath unlocks the flock, unfolds
the dancing sails, freed from tight molds,
as angels weep.

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As lightning strikes

As lightning strikes
its fiery forks lick skin, ignites,
as lighning strikes.
As voltage raises higher spikes
my body is an arch of light,
it radiates into the night-
as lightning strikes.

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind closed doors
we cry our tears in touches missed.
Behind closed doors,
where once our blood and passion soared
as hungry hands searched, bodies kissed,
sweet love was recklessly dismissed-
behind closed doors.

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I celebrate

I celebrate
my love for you, in every phase
I celebrate.
If passion flowers in soul-mates,
soft glowing embers spring ablaze;
when love shines from your eyes in praise-
I celebrate.

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I close my eyes

I close my eyes
and feel your heel against my shin,
I close my eyes;
my body curves into your thighs-
our blending skin brings harmony within.
Your arm feels warm against my chin,
I close my eyes.

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I hear your call

I hear your call.
Across wide seas and continents
I hear your call.
Soft whispered words keep me enthralled
as heart-strings echo your laments;
we'll build a bridge to still torments-
I hear your call.

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I'm breaking down

I cry inside;
because I feel I've let you down,
I cry inside.
Behind high walls I fled to hide
my tears, I laughed and played the clown-
the world would not accept my frown;
I cry inside.

I'm breaking down
the self-protecting walls I raised.
I'm breaking down,
to dare new roads beyond this town
that kept me in a shackled state;
I'll hold my head high, shut the gate
I'm breaking down.

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Meditation

I turn within-
When silence reigns inside my heart,
I turn within.
I feel the breeze caress my skin
as in me chants of mantra start;
I hear them blossom, then depart-
I turn within.

I turn within.
Each repetition I behold,
I turn within
as slowly barriers grow thin;
my thornless rose gently unfolds,
her inner light a shimmering gold-
I turn within.

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Migration's Dance

Against grey skies
my sky-ships stately dance and flow
against grey skies.
As flocks of birds cry out, arise
in playful dip and turning show,
dark shadows of cold winter grow
against grey skies.

Migration's dance
is in birds' blood, can’t be denied,
migration's dance.
They're bound to follow, take their chance
and cross both sea and land in glide
to winter's pastures that provide-
migration's dance.

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Our Dice Are Cast

Our dice are cast;
in time we'll know we win or lose-
our dice are cast.
Grown by lessons from the past,
life offers us a chance to choose
and cherish purple autumn hues.
Our dice are cast.

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US Open

Game, set and match.
A love game, followed by a deuce-
Game, set and match.
As players run and try to catch
each well placed ball, there is no truce;
they do their utmost to produce
game, set and match.

On every smash
spectators rise, recite their names.
On every smash
they watch each serve, then dive and dash;
unbeaten, only one remains-
his name and face is put in frames:
on every smash.

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With touching feet~ Sukhãsana

With touching feet
my knees form wings, as butterflies
with touching feet.
As wingtips kiss the floor in meet,
my elbows rest upon my thighs;
in concentration peace may rise-
with touching feet.

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Dinah Sorritelli

But ~ I loved you

But ~ I loved you
Even in a lifetime of absence.
But ~ I loved you
Even knowing you were not true
And that you lacked any conscience.
You felled my feelings to silence
But ~ I loved you

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Calm

Serenity
Comes with having a peace of mind.
Serenity
Holding hands with tranquility
Alone with self...if one's inclined.
The stillness within thus to find
Serenity.

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Forbidden

It's forbidden
To covet that which is not yours
It's forbidden
Vulgar and leaves you guilt ridden
Shame, shame on you...your conscience roars
Lusting is evil and it lures
It's forbidden

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I'd Rather Be Bad

When I am ~ good
I am good down to the letter
When I am ~ good
I behave as well as I should
Yet when I'm bad I am better.
For I'm less of a go-getter
When I am ~ good

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I Lived Before

I lived before
Was me...but in a diff'rent time.
I lived before
Was not quite good ~ of that I'm sure.
Did drugs and drank a lot of wine
My master was the king of crime.
I lived before

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Well Formed

I am ~ well formed
A potato and gravy gal
I am ~ well formed
Yet in a corset I'm transformed
But if you wish to be my pal
My bulk you won't make me corral
I am ~ well formed

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WHY?

Why ~ does one seek
Pastures they believe are greener.
Why ~ does one seek
And then their lives do havoc wreak,
'tis more than a misdemeanor.
Steak they have...why go for wiener
Why ~ does one seek.

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Nicola Wynter

A Stars Life

Many a star
Has come and gone from blackest space
Many a star
Has to fall from grace very far
Before it finds its wings of lace
And drops hiding hands from its face
Many a star

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Fears

Fears wake in dreams
Where grey things pass into abyss
Fears wake in dreams
Become reality it seems
Horrors cause no hope nor bliss
Sleep is the enemy not missed
Fears wake in dreams.

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Heavenly Question

Blue moon, mauve sky
I seek the colors of his soul
Blue moon, mauve sky
Do you hold the brush high
Or let it fall from hands control
No ache to relieve or console
Blue moon, mauve sky

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If I Can't Dance

If I can't dance
You'll know my day has come to die
If I can't dance
Like a leaf in a breeze by chance
Chances come only once, so I
No longer can spin turns nor fly
If I can't dance

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If I Can't Fly

If I can't fly
You know I'll die on highways
If I can't fly
Like a rainbow I'll go away
Clouds above, feet stuck in clay,
The earth binding wings like Mondays
If I can't fly

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Leny and Ryter

Knife and Fork

With knife and fork
I carve you up in little squares
With knife and fork
In loving ways pretend to work
Act in answer to my prayers
Now I know that my lover cares
With knife and fork.

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I use my hands

I use my hands;
to taste and love what I adore,
I use my hands.
My nose is thrilled and I can spend
enraptured hours to explore
the bits that make my senses soar.
I use my hands.

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Peggy and Ryter

Dance Of Love

The dance of love
I cannot keep my body still
The dance of love
That rhythm that I can’t remove
In every way my senses fill
I'm loving every moments thrill
The dance of love

Dancing with the T

Dancing with the T
Flowing and gliding back and forth
Dancing with the T
On the Love Boat gone out to sea
Hanging on when he swings south-north
Dancing close wanting more henceforth
Dancing with the T

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Maryse, Peggy, and Ryter

And Angels Laugh

And Angels laugh
At the same time flicking their ash.
And Angels laugh
Palms raised by Heavenly staff
As humans do all that is rash
Think that the only God is cash
And Angels laugh.

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The Angels Cry

The angels cry
When men persist in waging war.
The angels cry
When they see helpless people die;
And when we carelessly ignore
The rudiments of Nature’s Law,
The angels cry.

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More Angels Cry

More Angels Cry
Each day out of fear of sons soul
More angels cry
with worry, can't answer the why
Many prays, many candles glow
Till Mother hears his sweet hello
More angels cry.

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