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Cris A went challenge-mad

Updated on November 14, 2009

I rise to the challenge, like a ship on a tidal wave

 Cris A decided to start some kind of challenge thread on the forums.  Quite a good idea, I thought, and I enjoyed reading all the silly challenges, other hubbers were cooking up for each other.  But name appeared....I was challenged by that old codger, Ralwus.  He said, I must write a poem.  Oh Ralwus, you wiley rascal, here is my challenge poem! 

The challenge was set by a man called CC,

He expected me to fail miserably.

He said, “Write a poem!”

Oh, you cute little gnome,

Did you think that because of my large hips,

Words of poetry couldn’t escape from these lips?

Well, I accepted the challenge, never fear,

For the mistress of rhyme and poetry is here.

I can play with and twist a word or two,

You think I can’t, I’ll show you!

I’ll reach deep down inside my brain,

And catch a ride on that damn train,

Heading for the imagination station,

On the way collecting inspiration.

You think my writing fits in a box,

But this box has no locks.

It has no sides, it has no bottom, it has no lid,

The words flow, they fly, well I think they did.

And it’s what I think that really counts,

My words bounce!

So there, take that!

Next time you go to the forum and chew the fat,

Remember me –


Cindy Vine, teacher, author, mother,

Do you hear me, my brother?

Fear, Phobias and Frozen Feet,

I served you up a little treat,

To teach you about the effects of abuse.

Read it, you have nothing to lose.

And then there’s a story of a girl like me

In Stop the world, I need to pee!


What a mix is in this tub?

I do declare for all who read this,

That writing poetry is a piece of piss,

So CC my dearest darling man,

Next time, a stronger challenge, if you can?



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    • cindyvine profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Vine 

      6 years ago from Cape Town

      Cris A I will miss you. Rest in peace!

    • cindyvine profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Vine 

      8 years ago from Cape Town

      Ah, yeah, the jockeys...well CC, want to get Billy B finished, the first draft that is, then go back and look at all the suggestions and revisions suggested and start revising! Hey, did you see the cover for The Case of Billy B I sent you?

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      8 years ago

      Awaiting another poem about ants, or aunts. hehe No, I got a better one for ya. Jockeys. LOL I know ya can do that.

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah Dolores, sometimes I manage to surprise even myself!

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      Dolores Monet 

      9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      So Cindy was a poet but we didn't know it. A charming response to a challenge.

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey Daniel, never too late to challenge someone to do something out of the box!

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      Daniel Carter 

      9 years ago from Western US

      Having come in a wee bit late on all this hub challengery piffle-piff, just wanted to thank you for the giggles--yet again. In true style and form, always will be an admirer! Thanks, Cindy!

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      FP, don't think anything will knock the wind out of those sails.

      Violet, yeah, haven't see you around for ages.

      Ralwus, am waiting for you with open arms lol

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      9 years ago

      Haha, I will need to get a slow boat to Africa for my spanking. I just may enjoy that. LOL I have my thinking cap on and will come up with something dear Miss Deevine. Oh how I need to hug you in person. xox

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      9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      HA! You did a great job in meeting the challenge! :) I am catching up with the hubs, have not been in the forums. This is entertaining. LOL!

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      Feline Prophet 

      9 years ago

      Aha...Cindy you must have knocked the wind right out of CC's sails!!

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Haha MM, we might just lay our swords to rest and ride off into the sunset.

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      Susan Reid 

      9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Cindy, the ante has officially been upped with this poem. I feel like an ancient Roman watching two magnificent gladiators do battle!

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      HEY, TA MUCHLY PARADIsE, oops, how did the caps lock go on?

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      9 years ago from Upstate New York

      Whoa, cindyvine, got 'em all, that time. Way to go! Whoo hooo!!!!!

    • cindyvine profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Shalini,if he pesters me, I'll put him over my lap and give his butt a few slaps.

      AIDY, yeah but Charlie wasn't stumped either, he wrote on excellent hub on 1950's dances!

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      Am I dead, yet? 

      9 years ago

      Ha! Who even thought they could trump Ms. CVine! Hilarious!

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      Shalini Kagal 

      9 years ago from India

      Haha - stumped Charlie, did you?

      That was so enjoyable, Cindy - knowing the man, he's going to pester you for many more poems :D

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Eovery, it's cause I am sweet!

      Madison, good you enjoyed it lol

      Dohn HP is a great community and it pains me when you see people come and go.

      TOF, haha I did, didn;t I? Left out sexual bits, it was a clean poem.

      Ralwus, I read your dancing hub but my internet crashed before I could comment. I enjoyed it. Those dances were before my time though....just!

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      9 years ago

      LOL, she did dint she Firm?

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      The Old Firm 

      9 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      ....And if your mind a thought won't visit,

      Don't make your poems too explicit.

      But you of course without preamble,

      Succinctly stumped the damn'ble Campbell.

      Cheers Kid.

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Great poem, Cindy! I love it when friends can talk smack to each other in good fun :D I really do enjoy the camaraderie here at HubPages and this proves exactly why our community is the very best online! Thanks so much for sharing with us your poem to Charles. Good stuff!

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      9 years ago from NYC

      I love this, ha...awesome!

    • eovery profile image


      9 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I am not much into poetry, but this is sweet.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Aye Ralwus, I know you knew I could do it! You are a true friend, would never set me up to fail! Luvya man!

      Prettydarkhorse, I've always been good at rhyming, a bit like Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes type of stuff or Dr Seuss, not serious dark adult stuff though!

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      9 years ago from US

      hi, nice one here, I see that this poem was made without an effort, hmmmm, I really like this poem, You are quite a nice writer, indeed !

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      9 years ago

      hahaha, as usual you are quite witty my Cindy, yes you are. LOL I had no doubts about it at all, but never expected this masterpiece. I love it! A true friend stabs you in the front. You got me right in the heart. Kudos, love CC

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Ah, thank ye all, thank ye all, I curtsey before ye. Okay, it's a Sunday so I have to sound biblical, hence the 'ye'. Great poem Diana lol, and where is that rascal? The porous Walrus, or was it ralwus? Hmm that sounds almost sexic dyslexic.

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      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Pretty good, Cindy!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      This is great, Cindy. You are so creative and so funny. Guess you showed him!! Where is this forum?...goin' to find it!

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      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hahahaha. I enjoyed this thoroughly, Cindy! Good to read your funny thoughts again...and good to see you. :)

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Aha the woman stoops to conquer the old buffoon! Ha! Way to go Miss CinDivine! And yep, you can rhyme with the best in my book :D

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      9 years ago from India

      Cindy Vine was thrown a challenge by CC

      It helped keep her a wee busy at her PC

      Now CV is not the kind who backs off

      At challenges her hat she does doff

      She gets into the ring, words from her fly

      If you get in her oh my my!!!!

      A thrust, a feint, a parry, a swing

      I'm getting my sport mixed up in the ring :P

      From CV's keyboard has emerged poetry and prose galore

      And we keep coming back,wanting more and more........ :)

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      9 years ago

      well done you..... he is such a rascal..... but you beat him at his game nice one,,,,,,

      look at your score, 99 come on come on we want a 100 again i remember the last 100

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      I am sure can't fail the challenge. Thank you.

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      Wow, great stuff Cindyvine! Glad you took up CC's challenge. You can certainly write a poem. Dare I say - more, more, more!

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      9 years ago

      Ahhhhhhhh, Ms. Vine here, is quite the Master bouncer! LOL :D

      Very nice, Cindy! I am impressed, yet being an awesome writer and women, I would not of questioned, anyway! Thanks for the treat!


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