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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looking back, we all can see
The changes throughout history.
As old things die, the new arise
In every field, a new surprise.

Now famous firsts are noted, all
In libraries so archival.
Museums, too, they house these firsts
To show which ones were best and worst.

Now this first that you must deduce
Is truly lateral and obtuse.
The problem with this first so small
Is that it's not a first at all!

Officially, by name, it is,
But what's the truth behind all this?
Another came before it, though
By modern name it was not known.

Though we can see it as the one
Which started off a few offs-spun,
I'm telling you all: this is your
Task - to find this thing's precursor.

My friends, please tell me, what's this thing,
In questions rhyme and answers sing.
And though it will not make me sick,
This puzzle may, once more, go quick.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an invention? Is it a form of life?
Is it made of metal? Does it contain a knife?
Was it created by a man? If so, is it still made?
Is it bigger than a car? A house? A fly? A spade?
Does it move? Or make a sound? Can it break down in rain?
Is it good? Or is it bad? Can it put you in pain?
Is it for war? Is it for fun? Is is for nothing much?
Is it even an object? Or a concept or somesuch?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an invention? Is it a form of life?
Is it made of metal? Does it contain a knife?
Was it created by a man? If so, is it still made?
Is it bigger than a car? A house? A fly? A spade?
Does it move? Or make a sound? Can it break down in rain?
Is it good? Or is it bad? Can it put you in pain?
Is it for war? Is it for fun? Is is for nothing much?
Is it even an object? Or a concept or somesuch?

The only of these I can "yes,"
Are manmade (but an "ish," no less).
The same to "still made," that's the one,
But a full "yes" to "good" and "fun."
And tangible this thing is not
A concept, yope, and that's my thought.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a game? A song? A tune?
Is it for entertainment?
Is it a trick? Does it have runes?
Is it a form of payment?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a game? A song? A tune?
Is it for entertainment?
Is it a trick? Does it have runes?
Is it a form of payment?

To "game," a Yope I will pronounce,
As for the rest, those I will bounce.
Excepting "entertainment," though,
Which is a Yes - the rest are No.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010 - 7:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a show? A form of art?
Reflection - is that relevant?
Is it a tale? Or does it start
with rhyming words so elegant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a show? A form of art?
Reflection - is that relevant?
Is it a tale? Or does it start
with rhyming words so elegant?

Of course "Reflection"'s should be seen
As relevant, and in between
Your questions, you will surely find
The only "yes" to those is "rhyme."
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 1:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A HINT should be dropped now, I think,
Else in th'abyss this puzzle sink.
I nearly titled this one, gents,
With these four words: "It Came and Went."
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Posted on Monday, September 06, 2010 - 11:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a poem? Is it done
for fun, or competition?
Could I partake in "it"?
If so, is that my own decision?

Can "it" be an activity?
can "it" be said? Or done?
Is an invention relevant?
And has "it" come and gone?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, September 06, 2010 - 1:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a poem? Is it done
for fun, or competition?
Could I partake in "it"?
If so, is that my own decision?

Can "it" be an activity?
can "it" be said? Or done?
Is an invention relevant?
And has "it" come and gone?

It's "ish" a poem, and yes, it's fun,
But not for competition done.
And you, indeed, can come along,
On own accord, you join the song.

To the last quatrain I must say
A "no" to all, and that's okay.
Except a "yope" to "done" and, hell,
"Activity"'s a "yope" as well.
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Posted on Monday, September 06, 2010 - 6:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a manmade thing of words?
Is it written, sung or aid?
Is it fought about with swords?
Are creators nicely paid?

Is it improvised, or planned?
And does it tell a story?
Can it be stored? Was it ever banned?
Can it bring shame? Or glory?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, September 06, 2010 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a manmade thing of words?
Is it written, sung or aid?
Is it fought about with swords?
Are creators nicely paid?

It's manmade, yes, and written, too,
But sung or aid? No, I tell you.
And neither is it fought about
Or paid in cash nicely doled out.


Is it improvised, or planned?
And does it tell a story?
Can it be stored? Was it ever banned?
Can it bring shame? Or glory?

It's Yope to both the first two, see,
And "Yope" as well to a story.
It's unlikely that shame would come
From this ol' rhyming bit of fun.

Glory, at times, can come from this,
But not often, so "Yope," not "Yes."
And banned? No sir! But stored - well, I've
got to "Yesish" - it's in archives.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 7:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a riddle? Is it a puzzle? Is it versponses themselves?
Is the oldest example a hundred years old? A thousand? Is it found on shelves?
In books? On scrolls? On the internet? Is it less that a year old? Or ten?
Are more literary devices than rhyming involved? Is it made with a pen?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 12:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a riddle? Is it a puzzle? Is it versponses themselves?
Is the oldest example a hundred years old? A thousand? Is it found on shelves?
In books? On scrolls? On the internet? Is it less that a year old? Or ten?
Are more literary devices than rhyming involved? Is it made with a pen?

The answer's said in the first line,
The answer is "Versponse" this time.
So now I'll send this to the boiler
And go ahead and post the

**********SPOILER**********

The versponse did become a trend
In March of year two thousand ten.
With "Closed Room Mystery," we had
The newest LTPF fad.
And it was begun by Alhucema,
That very noted puzzle dreamer.

But in April of year oh-five,
A precursor to this was live.
"Easy Go, Easy Come," twas named,
And Stuccosalt was th'user famed.

Although that one did not begin
A trend of rhyming pad and pen
It was the first versponse, in truth,
And this rhyme's getting long in tooth.

Nice job, Galfisk, on your solo,
Now this puzzle's got to go-go.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 6:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My former roommate read this puzzle, and was quite explicit
In saying that she found our rhyming prowess right exquisite.

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