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Chorion -- McTaggart's Challenge
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Daniel McTaggart's challenge is to poetize a random word from the dictionary. My finger fell on a strange word, "Chorion."

Chorion – (kor e ON) the outer membrane enclosing the embryo of reptiles, birds and mammals.





Picked at my red-veined sky,

‘Til passageway did pry,

Portalized with a pipping stone,

Escaped confines of chorion. 


Light sluiced into lucid view,

I drew a sip, to warmth imbue,

Saw my chorion dome replaced

With a new blue, chrome laced.


I emerged on an azure egg,

And my journey began first leg,

My eyes on the prize, tease afar,

Portalize chorion and seize a star.


The Astronaut





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Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 7/25/2003
Very impressive! Hehehe! Okay, you win first prize!
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 7/25/2003
Impressed.. You really nailed this one.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/25/2003
That was wonderful, I loved this, excellent response to the challenge, and learned a new word! wonderful!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/25/2003
(((wow, leland)))


(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 7/25/2003
Well done, my friend! Always nice to see a friendly answer to a friendly challenge. Nice going. I especially like the line about how light sluiced. Giving light a liquid quality was a superb touch. Once again, outstanding!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/25/2003
Not sure what this is all about....but its a damn good write!!
Who is "Mc Taggert"??
Some one like "Mc Donald"??
Or What??

Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 7/25/2003
Wow, Leland, What depth!!!! Excellent...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 7/25/2003
Challenge met with expertise! Well Done!!! ~SH~
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 7/25/2003
Well done!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/25/2003
Smart-aleck. LOL
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 7/25/2003
You know the tune: da da de dum, I'm not your pipping stone. LOL
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/25/2003
Great response to the challenge! I use a similiar approach. I pick up to six words randomly while quickly browsing through a book. Then I figure out a poem to go with the words.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 7/25/2003
You did well McWaldrip!

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