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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When all was lost, a saviour born
A youth who stunned them all
With short years to him, he saved his home
Great heart, never two sizes too small.
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Am I in the right forest, or the right tent
To ask if Christ is relevant?
And could this be related to
The Grinch, or Seuss, or Cindy Lou Who?

Perhaps this will help solve the tale:
Is this boy human, child, and male?
And is this real, or created by
An author, or is it FYOI?

Did this boy a sacrifice make
And did something the boy's life take?
And can we call this hero Bob,
Or maybe Vince, or Jeff, or Rob?
(I personally would prefer Bob.)

About the birthplace, tell me please
Can I use an LTPF list of countries?
And if not, then I'll be content
If you tell me the continent.

But then again, is this even Earth,
Or possibly, was this boy's birth
On another planet known to man
Or in a mostly fictional land?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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About the rules I am not clear,
So can you tell me this:
Can our rhyme pattern differ from the author's,
Or must we use his?

(Forgive me for the sex bias,
But I needed it to rhyme;
I can also mention "hers,"
Which more applies this time.)

Because there is a difference
In our patterns, you see:
While ABCB's what you used,
I've used AABB.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Not in the right forest, or the right tent,
For Christ is not all relevant,
And this is not related to,
Dr. Seuss, the Grinch, or Cindy Lou Who.

It will indeed help solve the tale
This boy is not human, but he is indeed male.
Child he was for part of this time,
And he is real indeed, I say in this rhyme.

No sacrifice did this young one make
And only old age did his life take,
Bob would be a most discouraging name
For one of this youth's eminent fame

Red is perhaps best, I think you will see,
And is a small clue, between you and me.
The birthplace, I deem, was the US of A,
Though I cannot recall the precise place or day.

This was indeed Earth, and a true tale,
Nearly forty years ere now, so no aliens hail
From this place in the very real USA,
And I care not what rhyme scheme one uses to play.

If there's a rule about rhyme scheme, I have yet to find; I just use whatever comes into my mind.
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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So is Red then an animal,
Maybe dog, cat, or bird?
And is this story famous enough
Of it all Americans have heard?

And forty years seems to be a clue,
So tell me, Kaylee, is it true
That this was in the 60's, or earlier, or late?
And know you the exact year or state?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 7:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Red is an animal, of wondrous fame, it's true
Though dog, cat or bird is not the case,
It's nearly certain that like me, you
Shall have heard his name and seen his face

On big or small screen, I'd think
This was in the 70's to make it clear
That the records of others he did sink.
Seventy-three I'm sure was the year

If my information does not lie
His star rose as he lost and won
Though some wished him to die.
No harm had Red intended, he just wanted to have fun.
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Is Red a mammal, or reptile,
Amphibian, or insect vile?
Or fish, or mollusk, or maybe
An arachnid, or something as small as a flea?

Because of the name, I need to know:
Is that his real name? Is it so?
Or is his color a red hue,
Or are you tricking me when it's blue?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Red is a mammal,
of great fame
So 'no' to the rest,
But 'tis no shame

'Red' is half his birth name,
But not his best known,
His color is red,
No tricks here I own.
Lordofthegeeks1000 (Lordofthegeeks1000)
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Was Red a biologic treasure,
Whose genes were of unusual measure?
Is his name related to
The fact that his red hue
Was unique, to a scientist's pleasure?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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One might call Red a biologic treasure
His genes were spread to descendants in no small measure
His name is related to
The fact his red hue
Existed, but not on scientist's pleasure.
Lordofthegeeks1000 (Lordofthegeeks1000)
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Was he red because humans changed his home
In a way with a negative outcome?
If so, did his color
Show if change were abhorred
That his species' time here would be done?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am not quite sure what is meant
He was red in a natural sense
It was his color at birth
And his noble worth
Was not proved by the color, but talent.

We're not talking about a bright, vibrant red. "Red" like red hair or fur, not Crayola red.
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Is Red then a pet,
Or a wild bear?
Is the fur of Red
Something you would wear?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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You might call Red a pet,
Though this may mislead,
A bear, certainly not,
He was a fine steed.

You would not wear his fur,
For his coat one would not wear,
He could be quite a fierce one,
But as I said, not a bear.
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Was Red then a riding horse?
I just want to make sure, of course,
But since you said that he's a steed,
This question may not have a need.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Red a horse? A filly? A foal?
Was he used for racing? Is he legend untold?
Is he used by cowboys wielding lariats?
Or - wild guess - is he Secretariat?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He was indeed a riding horse,
But more than that, so stay the course
And find out what about Red was great
I think soon this puzzle may meet its fate.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin, my friend, you've done it again,
I can always count on you my friend,
Your guess, wild though it may seem,
Struck the mark, and so ends this scene
Where verse upon verse comes over the boiler
And now it's all together, that is the ***SPOILER***!
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Secretariat was the focus of the recent movie of the same name, which I just went to see yesterday with my mom. He was one of the few horses to win the Triple Crown...the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, and his record has never been beaten. He sired 600 foals after his retirement from racing, and is 35th among the greatest sports heroes of the 20th century...the only horse, or in fact only non-human, to get that honor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretariat_(horse)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle, Kaylee, once again -
'Twas the clue about heart that brought the end.
From 31 lengths, a work of art,
That horse truly had a great heart.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not only that, but I hear tell,
His was twice the size expected, as well.
Thank you for solving my puzzle,
Now I wonder what else might confuzzle?
31 lengths, it is quite true,
When I saw the film, it seemed he flew!!!

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