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Stuff you say while on Prose. Yes, I'm totally serious here. Tell me some of the honorable things that you catch yourself saying or doing while on this lovely website. Tag me!
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Honorably Failed This Challenge

It seems when I'm on Prose, clocks have wings.

It's a challenge to get off the computer. Mom has missed dialysis twice.  

I love the challenges. They make me think! I won one! Who cares if I was the only entry.

Like most of us the bad part is when I second guess whether or not I should have clicked on "Publish" because of potentially being offensive, you stupid Prosers just can't take a joke.

Sometimes I feel like "Oh I said too much, I was too vulgar, what if my associates read this shit!..I'll tell them it's fiction! or I must have a twin out there, I've never heard of it."

Erotica is not hard for me to write, I just can't click "Publish". It feels like taking my clothes off in public because...well I created it. I did try it once. But I didn't swallow.

Seriously,

I love to say, "Great write!, Awesome!"  and give unsolicited advice.

It's a playground for writers, I appreciate other Prosers talking with me! I don't have to comb my hair and no one sees the fugly me in the morning! 

I can create a story, or express an emotion. I get real psychological help knowing others have felt or understand some things just like I do. 

Some people's comments crack me up! I like to nose in on others bantering. Wait. This challenge was to say what I say or do that's honorable on Prose. I used the challenge telling how I feel. Oops, I failed this one. Honorable Things I Say and Do: Compliment and encourage others! It's always honorable to say something that helps someone else. 

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Stuff you say while on Prose. Yes, I'm totally serious here. Tell me some of the honorable things that you catch yourself saying or doing while on this lovely website. Tag me!
Written by DellaMetcalf in portal Comedy
Honorably Failed This Challenge
It seems when I'm on Prose, clocks have wings.
It's a challenge to get off the computer. Mom has missed dialysis twice.  
I love the challenges. They make me think! I won one! Who cares if I was the only entry.
Like most of us the bad part is when I second guess whether or not I should have clicked on "Publish" because of potentially being offensive, you stupid Prosers just can't take a joke.
Sometimes I feel like "Oh I said too much, I was too vulgar, what if my associates read this shit!..I'll tell them it's fiction! or I must have a twin out there, I've never heard of it."
Erotica is not hard for me to write, I just can't click "Publish". It feels like taking my clothes off in public because...well I created it. I did try it once. But I didn't swallow.
Seriously,
I love to say, "Great write!, Awesome!"  and give unsolicited advice.
It's a playground for writers, I appreciate other Prosers talking with me! I don't have to comb my hair and no one sees the fugly me in the morning! 
I can create a story, or express an emotion. I get real psychological help knowing others have felt or understand some things just like I do. 
Some people's comments crack me up! I like to nose in on others bantering. Wait. This challenge was to say what I say or do that's honorable on Prose. I used the challenge telling how I feel. Oops, I failed this one. Honorable Things I Say and Do: Compliment and encourage others! It's always honorable to say something that helps someone else. 




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Rhyming challenge! write a silly poem, rhyming one or all of the following words: hippopotamus, yeti, giraffe, capsule, abominable, frolicsome.
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Boat Trip

We sat in the boat a cold drink in my yeti

I said to my friend, "The sun is so hot on us!"

"look over there!" to my friend, "by the jetty!"

"I see a hippopotamus!"

He laughed and poured from his carafe

We were feeling frolicsome

"And I my friend, see a giraffe!"

Hallucinating in all this sun

Could it be that capsule?

A mermaid floated up

My friend and I we sat cool

Until we sobered up

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Rhyming challenge! write a silly poem, rhyming one or all of the following words: hippopotamus, yeti, giraffe, capsule, abominable, frolicsome.
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Boat Trip
We sat in the boat a cold drink in my yeti
I said to my friend, "The sun is so hot on us!"
"look over there!" to my friend, "by the jetty!"
"I see a hippopotamus!"
He laughed and poured from his carafe
We were feeling frolicsome
"And I my friend, see a giraffe!"
Hallucinating in all this sun
Could it be that capsule?
A mermaid floated up
My friend and I we sat cool
Until we sobered up
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Control

Finder, What a fantastic question. 

Who is in control of my life? Me. I'm the one who shakes off the demons in the morning. I'm the one who waits for a better day. I'm the one who wonders if what I said was interpreted right, I'm the one who kept their cool in an absurd situation. I'm the one who ate the avocado and fish. I'm the one who searched and found an author of God. I'm the one with patience, kindness and love because of my listening to angels. I control the lot of me. I decide where I'll go. I am the captain of my ship! I understand circumstances present themselves, giving me opportunity to be me.

Thank You  for asking.

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Control
Finder, What a fantastic question. 
Who is in control of my life? Me. I'm the one who shakes off the demons in the morning. I'm the one who waits for a better day. I'm the one who wonders if what I said was interpreted right, I'm the one who kept their cool in an absurd situation. I'm the one who ate the avocado and fish. I'm the one who searched and found an author of God. I'm the one with patience, kindness and love because of my listening to angels. I control the lot of me. I decide where I'll go. I am the captain of my ship! I understand circumstances present themselves, giving me opportunity to be me.
Thank You  for asking.
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Written by DellaMetcalf in portal Politics

Healthcare Reform

I've got an idea. 

Insurance companies are in the business to make money. I offer an overall view of how they make a profit, then I'll give a possible to solution to the crisis we face. 

Many have no insurance, basically due to the cost of premiums and some carriers refusing to allow already sick people to be part of their "plan". The elderly populous is growing because men came home from WW2 and did their wives and girlfriends (mm mm that must have been a fine time). Those babies are now elderly and with advancements in healthcare, they are going to live a great many years. As they dwindle, care of the elderly is going to be quite in demand.

That said, yes we have Medicare. It is limited to 80%, still costing geezers for a supplement. To make that worse, insurance companies try to replace Medicare with hidden pitfalls like little to no hospitalization coverage but the pills are cheaper and the premiums lower. It's a trap. Stick with Medicare.

Basically, insurance works like this. Everyone young and old put cash premiums into the "pot". When one of the contributors gets sick, the insurance company pays the bill by using the "pot" cash. Their game is to get healthy people to pay premiums so the healthy people(and a little from the patient), can indirectly pay for the bypass surgeries, dialysis or transplant of the sickos. The fewer claims, the more profit the insurance company makes. Then they demand pre-certification, and regular updates by the care provider looking for a reason not to pay any longer. This is called Utilization Review.

They thrive on carefully choosing who is in the group of premium payers. That is where pre-existing conditions came from. "We'll cover you, but not for this or that because it will be an issue again." 

Here's my solution. Everyone is covered 100%. If you are an American citizen you will be charged your premium at tax time. If you are not an American you will be shipped back to your country for care immediately if possible, otherwise when your well enough.

This includes wellness check-ups, pediatricians, ER visits for incidentals all hospitalizations and mental illness.

The premiums will be based on age, younger people paying a bit more actually. Grandma can't make the money you do so shut up, you'll be old someday too.

Insurance companies will be reimbursed throughout the year. They will apply to Congress for participation. 

Insurance companies will leave Utilization Review up to neutral advisers as to prevent abuse of the system. These Reviewers will consider for the people assistance in affording prescribed medication as well.

Insurance companies may compete with the governments' plan, this is a free country.

Healthcare providers will take reasonable cost fees so that their doors can remain open and the equipment, Physicians and staff are excellent.

The problem to overcome: Insurance companies have for too long played the game well, producing millions of dollars, maybe billions in profit. They stuff the pockets of lobbyists. ROAD BLOCK. 

Maybe part of the solution is to make being a lobbyist illegal. They have a huge hand in the pharmaceutical industry as well. 

Ya'lls thoughts?

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Written by DellaMetcalf in portal Politics
Healthcare Reform
I've got an idea. 
Insurance companies are in the business to make money. I offer an overall view of how they make a profit, then I'll give a possible to solution to the crisis we face. 
Many have no insurance, basically due to the cost of premiums and some carriers refusing to allow already sick people to be part of their "plan". The elderly populous is growing because men came home from WW2 and did their wives and girlfriends (mm mm that must have been a fine time). Those babies are now elderly and with advancements in healthcare, they are going to live a great many years. As they dwindle, care of the elderly is going to be quite in demand.
That said, yes we have Medicare. It is limited to 80%, still costing geezers for a supplement. To make that worse, insurance companies try to replace Medicare with hidden pitfalls like little to no hospitalization coverage but the pills are cheaper and the premiums lower. It's a trap. Stick with Medicare.
Basically, insurance works like this. Everyone young and old put cash premiums into the "pot". When one of the contributors gets sick, the insurance company pays the bill by using the "pot" cash. Their game is to get healthy people to pay premiums so the healthy people(and a little from the patient), can indirectly pay for the bypass surgeries, dialysis or transplant of the sickos. The fewer claims, the more profit the insurance company makes. Then they demand pre-certification, and regular updates by the care provider looking for a reason not to pay any longer. This is called Utilization Review.
They thrive on carefully choosing who is in the group of premium payers. That is where pre-existing conditions came from. "We'll cover you, but not for this or that because it will be an issue again." 
Here's my solution. Everyone is covered 100%. If you are an American citizen you will be charged your premium at tax time. If you are not an American you will be shipped back to your country for care immediately if possible, otherwise when your well enough.
This includes wellness check-ups, pediatricians, ER visits for incidentals all hospitalizations and mental illness.
The premiums will be based on age, younger people paying a bit more actually. Grandma can't make the money you do so shut up, you'll be old someday too.
Insurance companies will be reimbursed throughout the year. They will apply to Congress for participation. 
Insurance companies will leave Utilization Review up to neutral advisers as to prevent abuse of the system. These Reviewers will consider for the people assistance in affording prescribed medication as well.
Insurance companies may compete with the governments' plan, this is a free country.
Healthcare providers will take reasonable cost fees so that their doors can remain open and the equipment, Physicians and staff are excellent.
The problem to overcome: Insurance companies have for too long played the game well, producing millions of dollars, maybe billions in profit. They stuff the pockets of lobbyists. ROAD BLOCK. 
Maybe part of the solution is to make being a lobbyist illegal. They have a huge hand in the pharmaceutical industry as well. 
Ya'lls thoughts?
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Novocaine Pie

A cup of admiration

A cup of loathe

A cup of hope

A cup of despair

A cup of security

A cup of lost

A cup of apathy

A cup of care

A cup of nothing

A cup of real

A cup of delusion

An empty stare

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Novocaine Pie
A cup of admiration
A cup of loathe
A cup of hope
A cup of despair

A cup of security
A cup of lost
A cup of apathy
A cup of care

A cup of nothing
A cup of real
A cup of delusion
An empty stare



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Deal With the Devil
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"Dear Devil"

Dear Son of a Bitch. I write to you  in letter form for I feel it's the safest way for you to deal with me. Were we in person, I would likely end your existence. Yes I said your mother was a bitch, meaning she was as big a piece of shit as you. She should have fuckin' flushed. That said, bring it on you "wanna be" manipulator.  Bring it on you liar! Hit me with your best shot you rotten stench of hell. 

I'm pretty sick of your judgmental attitude. I've had it up to here with your criticisms making futile attempts to infiltrate my brain. You should have done your homework and picked on someone vulnerable enough to give you the time of day. I know you do that; pick on the weak. You bully and force submission into your dysfunctional world of hurt.

You think you got something over on me!? I'll use your desire to consume to my advantage.

You see that heard of pigs over there? The ones that are plentiful on the earth destroying and rooting about? I command you as a representative of God to be in possession of the hairy snort fucks and run for the cliff. You'll cause them to run like the insanity you represent, to their demise and ultimately yours.

It almost seems like I'm letting you off the hook with my kind words because you continue to infiltrate life. You're like a roach and its family in a household.

You have no power over me. You are actually filling my garbage can of wasteful thought. 

Be gone you ass wipe colon employer, producing nothing but shit.

Fuck yourself.

Be the lonely piece of insecure shit you have evolved into. 

Get the real idea that you are an insubordinate fruit fly in my life.

I shouldn't even bother explaining to you what you already know. You're so going down. 

Down..Down..getting warmer? Down..bubbling surfaces? Down.. hurts, don't it? Down, Down, Oh. I guess you shouldn't have been such an ass hole.

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Deal With the Devil
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"Dear Devil"
Dear Son of a Bitch. I write to you  in letter form for I feel it's the safest way for you to deal with me. Were we in person, I would likely end your existence. Yes I said your mother was a bitch, meaning she was as big a piece of shit as you. She should have fuckin' flushed. That said, bring it on you "wanna be" manipulator.  Bring it on you liar! Hit me with your best shot you rotten stench of hell. 
I'm pretty sick of your judgmental attitude. I've had it up to here with your criticisms making futile attempts to infiltrate my brain. You should have done your homework and picked on someone vulnerable enough to give you the time of day. I know you do that; pick on the weak. You bully and force submission into your dysfunctional world of hurt.
You think you got something over on me!? I'll use your desire to consume to my advantage.
You see that heard of pigs over there? The ones that are plentiful on the earth destroying and rooting about? I command you as a representative of God to be in possession of the hairy snort fucks and run for the cliff. You'll cause them to run like the insanity you represent, to their demise and ultimately yours.
It almost seems like I'm letting you off the hook with my kind words because you continue to infiltrate life. You're like a roach and its family in a household.
You have no power over me. You are actually filling my garbage can of wasteful thought. 
Be gone you ass wipe colon employer, producing nothing but shit.
Fuck yourself.
Be the lonely piece of insecure shit you have evolved into. 
Get the real idea that you are an insubordinate fruit fly in my life.
I shouldn't even bother explaining to you what you already know. You're so going down. 
Down..Down..getting warmer? Down..bubbling surfaces? Down.. hurts, don't it? Down, Down, Oh. I guess you shouldn't have been such an ass hole.

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Craft a story about an old god (or some kind of divinity) in a contemporary environment. Put Thor in a college frat. Let Anubis run a morgue. Have Apollo start his own shoes company to rival Nike’s. The possibilities are endless, but make sure you show both mythological depth and wit!
Written by DellaMetcalf in portal Fantasy

Women

Poseidon reclines on the pearl couch beneath the sea. "I just don't get it." he says.

Turtle wipes the fungus from his spectacles and says, "Tell me more Poseidon. Relax." The tortoise takes notes on his sandstone.

"They used to swim among us. They hadn't reached the shore yet." Poseidon's eyes misted. His voice trembled. "They started trying to call the shots.. my own daughter!." Blue mist left his eyes. "The next thing I knew they were on land. The cocky bunch were banning together."

"What do you mean by banning together?" the Turtle asked.

"They sprouted legs and demanded an impending dominion of me, and my underworld! They began to return to the ocean as I'd hoped for. But..."

"But what?"

"They truly left the ocean. I was hopeful when they returned. But then..dear Zeus."

"Tell me, Poseidon."

"They wore less clothing. I can't..I can't.. They stayed in the shallows at first."

The Tortoise paused. "I've seen the women. That's what they call them now."

Poseidon's face was grimaced. "They're using the shape of my staff to roast pork meat at bonfires!" His eyes ejected more blue squid-like juice.

"You know life moves forward. Muscle has been replaced with brains and fun loving."

"It's gotten worse. They're wearing less clothing in my domain! They've gone beyond my waters to 'break the glass' reaching for the skies! I.. I.. oh!" Poseidon reaches for minnows to suck his nose out.

"We'll talk again next week Poseidon. Until then, don't be a conch. I mean Take two conch salads and call me in the morning."

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Written by DellaMetcalf in portal Fantasy
Women
Poseidon reclines on the pearl couch beneath the sea. "I just don't get it." he says.
Turtle wipes the fungus from his spectacles and says, "Tell me more Poseidon. Relax." The tortoise takes notes on his sandstone.
"They used to swim among us. They hadn't reached the shore yet." Poseidon's eyes misted. His voice trembled. "They started trying to call the shots.. my own daughter!." Blue mist left his eyes. "The next thing I knew they were on land. The cocky bunch were banning together."
"What do you mean by banning together?" the Turtle asked.
"They sprouted legs and demanded an impending dominion of me, and my underworld! They began to return to the ocean as I'd hoped for. But..."
"But what?"
"They truly left the ocean. I was hopeful when they returned. But then..dear Zeus."
"Tell me, Poseidon."
"They wore less clothing. I can't..I can't.. They stayed in the shallows at first."
The Tortoise paused. "I've seen the women. That's what they call them now."
Poseidon's face was grimaced. "They're using the shape of my staff to roast pork meat at bonfires!" His eyes ejected more blue squid-like juice.
"You know life moves forward. Muscle has been replaced with brains and fun loving."
"It's gotten worse. They're wearing less clothing in my domain! They've gone beyond my waters to 'break the glass' reaching for the skies! I.. I.. oh!" Poseidon reaches for minnows to suck his nose out.
"We'll talk again next week Poseidon. Until then, don't be a conch. I mean Take two conch salads and call me in the morning."



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Lonely vs Alone
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Lonely vs Alone

Alone is much worse than lonely

Lonely offers a hope of company 

Alone does not

Lonely understands there are days of tomorrow

Alone does not

Lonely is usually a temporary uncomfortable state

Alone is brutal

But on Alone's side, it can be your best friend.

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Lonely vs Alone
Alone is much worse than lonely
Lonely offers a hope of company 
Alone does not
Lonely understands there are days of tomorrow
Alone does not
Lonely is usually a temporary uncomfortable state
Alone is brutal
But on Alone's side, it can be your best friend.
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Tic Toc, Bong, Bong...

My mother has always had two clocks. One was given to her by my deceased father's brother. It ticks with it's pendulum annoyingly taking up sound space. Every hour all day. The other is from 1889, her grandmother's clock that sits and ticks on a dresser. It must be perfectly level to work. It too reminds us what the fuck time it is hourly. The oldest must be wound on Sundays and Wednesdays. The 'Uncle's clock' must be wound every Sunday. 

They've both stopped ticking recently. She has not been aware or able to wind them. I think to myself, "Oh Jesus, peace," for I will not buy a clock that makes frickin noise. Not a dime store AA battery piece of noise.

They may have been in the family since the 1500's as far as I'm concerned, but I'll never be a slave to the winding of an annoying frickin clock. If family won't take them, they'll burn. So I can have peace and quiet.

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Tic Toc, Bong, Bong...
My mother has always had two clocks. One was given to her by my deceased father's brother. It ticks with it's pendulum annoyingly taking up sound space. Every hour all day. The other is from 1889, her grandmother's clock that sits and ticks on a dresser. It must be perfectly level to work. It too reminds us what the fuck time it is hourly. The oldest must be wound on Sundays and Wednesdays. The 'Uncle's clock' must be wound every Sunday. 
They've both stopped ticking recently. She has not been aware or able to wind them. I think to myself, "Oh Jesus, peace," for I will not buy a clock that makes frickin noise. Not a dime store AA battery piece of noise.
They may have been in the family since the 1500's as far as I'm concerned, but I'll never be a slave to the winding of an annoying frickin clock. If family won't take them, they'll burn. So I can have peace and quiet.

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Play Ball!

I'm very proud of congressmen I'm feeling patriotic

Some would say playing ball tonight was downright idiotic

All for one and one for all!, our Country of the greats

It's all of us who are involved not just one of fifty states

Democrats and Republicans still try to make their score

Our country is involved right now in pseudo-civil war

Tonight they'll throw the white flags up and eat some apple pie

America's game where hits and runs bring cheers up to the sky

United they'll give donation helping youngster learn to read

United they will teach the young the proper ways to lead

Together whether win or lose they'll make some dreams come true

They'll agree to make a statue honoring the men in blue

To manage disagreements in diplomatic ways

Is the closest to perfection in society these days

So people stop the hating, all the bullshit and aggression

Write a letter, state your case to congressmen in session

I thank our government officials representing us

Helping Rosa Parks to be more comfy on a bus

Tonight they'll play courageously and think of Steve Scalise

Let's never make them work too hard, the Capital Police.

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Play Ball!
I'm very proud of congressmen I'm feeling patriotic
Some would say playing ball tonight was downright idiotic
All for one and one for all!, our Country of the greats
It's all of us who are involved not just one of fifty states

Democrats and Republicans still try to make their score
Our country is involved right now in pseudo-civil war
Tonight they'll throw the white flags up and eat some apple pie
America's game where hits and runs bring cheers up to the sky

United they'll give donation helping youngster learn to read
United they will teach the young the proper ways to lead
Together whether win or lose they'll make some dreams come true
They'll agree to make a statue honoring the men in blue

To manage disagreements in diplomatic ways
Is the closest to perfection in society these days
So people stop the hating, all the bullshit and aggression
Write a letter, state your case to congressmen in session

I thank our government officials representing us
Helping Rosa Parks to be more comfy on a bus
Tonight they'll play courageously and think of Steve Scalise
Let's never make them work too hard, the Capital Police.
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