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#1 Writersblock

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:41 AM

This is pretty easy, but it's original work

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Long I've roamed a course unerring
Never seeing where I go
Where I've been nobody visits
But everyone has been there, though
I can't be stopped, deterred or severed
And can't be seen but for an aid
I'll kill you all without attrition
But without me there's nothing made
Threescore bits you might control me
'Tis but illusion, I can't be held
Though monks and scholars might ingore me
I reappear when they sound their bell
If recalled, you might describe me
but never twice your words the same
Think on me as I slip by thee
Deliver now. What is my name?
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#2 unreality

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 02:17 PM

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:47 AM

Not hunger. Good guess though. Did the monk/scholar thing make you guess that?
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:41 PM

My guess:

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#5 unreality

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:41 PM

Not hunger. Good guess though. Did the monk/scholar thing make you guess that?



yep here's what i was thinking:

Long I've roamed a course unerring
Never seeing where I go who will be hungry next? lol
Where I've been nobody visits
But everyone has been there, though everyone has been hunger, but for the above statement, nobody LIKES to be hungry
I can't be stopped, deterred or severed there will always be hunger
And can't be seen but for an aid
I'll kill you all without attrition obvious.. hunger kills, and "attrition" kinda sounded like "nutrition" got me thinking
But without me there's nothing made people hunger for their goals
Threescore bits you might control me 60 seconds without food isnt hunger
'Tis but illusion, I can't be held you cant hold "hunger"
Though monks and scholars might ingore me fasting
I reappear when they sound their bell brings them down to earth
If recalled, you might describe me hurts
but never twice your words the same hurts alot
Think on me as I slip by thee you are rich and fed well, but think of ppl in third world countries
Deliver now. What is my name?
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#6 unreality

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:43 PM

But yeah its:

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:29 AM

Long I've roamed a course unerring
Never seeing where I go...

I think the solution is "thought" or "feelings" ?
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:44 AM

Time is what I had in mind when I wrote it, though if you can support another interpretation from the text of the thing by all means go for it.


I'd think that unerring would preclude thought or feelings. I know that I've often had thoughts and feelings that I'd later consider an error.
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