Tuesday, 5 October 2010

One Shot Wednesday - Week 14


Welcome To One Shot Wednesday
home to some of the best
poetry on the web


I am brian miller and welcome to your moment in the spotlight. Do you know what inspired the name "one shot"? An eminem song..."You only get one shot, do not miss your chances to blow, opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo!" Don't blame it on my cohorts, lol. Here is your opportunity...go on and step up to the mic. I can not wait to see what you have in store for us tonight.

If you are new to One Shot Wednesday here is the deal:

1) Write a poem
2) Link your poem to One Shot using our Mr Linky (your name and the URL for the poem)
3) Visit other One Shot poets. Tell them how you felt when reading, encourage them, interact...honestly this is my favorite part...
4) Tell others about One Shot Wednesday by including a link to this page on your post.

On behalf of One Shot Wednesday, Pete Marshall, Adam Dustus, Leslie Moon, Claudia, Chris and myself, welcome to the stage. We are glad you are here. Now on with the show!

65 comments:

Stryka66 said...

A fun shot this week...

Glynn said...

thanks for sponroing this again. It's a real service for the online community.

dustus said...

Yes! Let the fun begin :) Thanks for hosting, Brian. Mine is up
Knowing What He Didn’t Know

Beachanny said...

I want to say "welcome" to Chris and Claudia and thank them for serving on this rewarding forum which brings poets of the world together! They are joining with Adam, Pete, Leslie and Brian. Looking forward to another incredible week of sharing our inspired thoughts and emotions. Gay

Claudia said...

oh really - eminem...
so i stepped up to the mic...ready to "sing" my song - and have lots of fun listen to others...

Pete Marshall said...

a huge welcome to all for another One Shot....lets all enjoy cheers pete

steveroni said...

Yer darn tootin' I'll leave a comment! This is the first time I've been listed under #376 (or somewhere like that!--grin!)

What a fun "write"...no rules, just write it down, post, comment, then go and have REAL fun reading the others... and I mean there are some GREATS! on this bloggerama.

JOY to y'all this week and after!!

Claudia said...

@ Gay - thanks for the welcome!

Brian Miller said...

welcome to one shot everyone! i will be making the rounds here in a bit...hope al are well...looking forward to reading you!

Michael Perkins said...

Love getting to participate and learn from everyone else.

Ben Langhinrchs said...

My one shot is a bit of nonsense, in the sense that the Jabberwocky was nonsense, but in a serious way. I am curious to know what you all think of this one, so do leave a comment letting me know.

Beneath the Stanid Sky

Now, off to read some other one shots!

Timoteo said...

Don't know what keeps going wrong with posting my link--it's the LAST Timoteo listed, # 19. Thanks for your patience...you've been a wonderful audience!

Asobime said...

Uhoh....Mr. Linky is stinky again.

Tried to post but it ain't going through.

My url is http://ladynyo.wordpress.com

Hope this gets posted.

Lady Nyo

G-Man said...

Claudia???
WOW!!!
What a very talented addition!
I don't know Chris, but if you guys like him, he MUST be great!

gospelwriter said...

just wonderful, that you one-stoppers open this up for the rest of us every Wednesday - much appreciated!

Khakjaan Wessington said...

For the braver poets out there, you can also try combatwords.blogspot.com on Fridays, at 3pm PST. It has a simple critique system, which allows for scoring & prevents useless flames/arguments. Anyone can critique & anyone can post; it's basically a crowd-sourced system for scoring compositions--with a method for adjudicating differences of opinion.

I enjoy OSW; I never know when I'm going to read a comp that surprises me. That's the fun.

Monkey Man said...

Here is my contribution to One Shot this week - The Touch.

ladynimue said...

what happened to Mr linky ? any way, here i am again with some jumbled verses :

Elemental thoughts


And here's the One shot by my dearest poet Leo :

elements

moondustwriter said...

Welcome all been running around being mom and had to pull out another poem. Wish I could share the one I wrote for one shot. Well maybe you will see it in print sometime soon.

Let the fun begin all

Chris and Claudia - love you both

Any one here for the first time - welcome and take a few moments to read a good poem or two.

Moon Love

moondustwriter said...

P.S - we have a poetry competition going that closes on Oct 22. First prize is publication in Spark Bright magazine.

here's the link

Steve said...

Thanks, again. I don't have time to comment on anybody's work immediately (read: today), but will do so over the new few days.

annie and katrin said...

grrr agony :) i never know how this world works.
do i do this right?
-i wrote a 'one shot wednesday' (still tuesday here:)
-and now i am here typing in this box.
-and then i read others and comment.
i already read mr knowitall, i figured he knows it all.
Thanks!

June_Butterfly said...

It's so hard to get through Mr.Linky.I'm glad I was able to.

Still kinda nervous in linking my post here,but I hope you can come and take a look at my work.

Have a great day,everyone!

PattiKen said...

Hi, Guys. I am in. I'm not going to be able to get around to read tomorrow, but I will come back during the week and read as many as I can. I wouldn't miss it.

Wild Rose said...

Love this place, so many great poets..thanks Adam, Moondustwriter, Brian and Pete for making it such a fun place to post poetry and read others :)

Lovely Annie said...

Greetings everyone! Please enjoy my One Shot this week called

"Blue Jean Sky"

I can't wait to start reading rad poetry!!

Cop Mama said...

I linked up this time for the first time from my Cop Mama blog.

Thanks for hosting!

Nick Rolynd said...

Third week in a row. Thanks for all the previous comments guys! You guys are all awesome. =)

Jerry said...

iminem One Shot
not Billy Joel's Big Shot...right?!
Anticipating trying all the desserts on the tray.

Terresa said...

Looking forward to another week of One Shot Wednesday. Cheers, everyone!!

Me said...

So after lurking for...yup, 14 weeks (!), I've finally decided to play.

I have linked up. Now it is my bedtime, but I'll be around checking out the others in the next couple of days...already caught a few, and they are - as always - a joy. :)
-C (aka Just Me)

Matty said...

I hear others saying the same thing Brian, where is the Mr Linky?

Someone Is Special said...

This is the most viewed site i hope.. Within hours lots of people are linking in.. Great job by all the officials..

Mine is up..

Smiling Bird

--Someone Is Special--

Amanda said...

Let the fun begin :)

Brian Miller said...

seems mr linky was visible to some and not to others last night. we are working with the company that provides the service to see if there is a patch that is needed or what the issue is...if you do not see mr linky...leave your link in the comments and we wil add you until such a time as it is fixed.

Belinda said...

Two new additions to the team? How cool is that! Thanks for hosting, Brian.

iamlauramercurio.com said...

My first time here... Glad I found you :) Hello All!!!

Everyday Goddess said...

One shot is my favorite Wednesday place.

Can't wait to read all!

Lyn said...

Thanks for this new opportunity (for me!)..can't wait to be a part of One Stop!

Eric Alder said...

It's getting pretty crowded in here - it's going to take me awhile to read all these!

Madeleine said...

It's my first time too. Thanks for the opportunity to share my poem :O)

poemblaze said...

Appreciate the opportunity to share work with a wider audience.

Phoenix-Karenee said...

I look forward to reading through this week's contributions!

Brian Miller said...

great to see some new faces...hope all are well...and we seem to have recovered from the overnight linky issues...if you stil have problems let me know and i wil link you up!

dustus said...

Doing a great job hosting, Brian. This week has been an outstanding one despite our temperamental friend, Mr. Linky!

Thanks for your patience and for sharing your poetry, Everyone

megzone said...

please find my poem
http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/lanes-of-loneliness/

Myrna R. said...

I finally made the time to visit this site after reading an interview on Brian Miller. I'm so glad I did. I think it's wonderful to bring so many writers and poets together.

I've been writing (for myself mostly) for many years, but poetry never appealed to me until now. It's my new passion and I consider this site to be my new university. I plan to learn much while enjoying the talents that come across this site.

Thank you all who host this and thanks Brian for mentioning it.

JH said...

Hope to read some great poetry. Thank you to anyone who appreciates One Shot and my poetry. JH

Lu Ann said...

Here I am again! Let´s begin :)

she said...

wrote a little cynical piece for you all this week - and believe me, it has been "one of those weeks!" Thanks for reading.

Gugo said...

Glad to enter here! Here is mine

http://gugothinksandwrites.blogspot.com/2010/10/and-i-hope-this-dream-never-ends.html

moondustwriter said...

Each week I have many new poems inspired by the works I read here.
Please keep us informed of ways we can make this spot more community oriented. I am also sorry for the stinky Mr. Linky.

Welcome to those of you who are visiting for the first time - we appreciate each one of you for your talent and your friendship.

Moon Hugs

writergirl said...

Just posted a poem called Magic Wand
http://randomwriter707.blogspot.com/2010/10/magic-wand.html

I love this website! :)

Shell said...

I'm a painter and I love telling stories with words and paint...My first time here...Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share my art, my heart and my words.

Brian Miller said...

welcome shell..

Melissa Campbell. said...

My first shot--thanks for the open mic!

mairmusic said...

Crazy busy so I linked in an old poem-- one of my faves, with no comments ever! It's a rondeau about the devil, an attempted rendezvous?

Sandra Heska King said...

I didn't think I'd play today. But here's just a little ditty.

Thanks.

tracyhsays.com said...

Thanks for the opportunity to join in...it's great to be a part.

Pete Marshall said...

another fantastic one shot and i would like to say thanks to old and new alike for joining in... doesn't this just prove that the world can unite and that there are great poeple around this globe that WANT to get on....all the best pete

Kavita said...

Hullo all...
I will only be able to submit a much older poem for One Shot this week... Cuz getting my hands on my own laptop is turning out to be quite a task at home these days (visitors... husshhhhh... )!

Have a great week ahead, y'all!!!
Take care...
And here begins the reading (I love nights)!! :))

Best Regards,
Kavz

Madeleine said...

All you poetry lovers. Have you seen this?:

http://scribbleandedit.blogspot.com/2010/10/did-you-see-it.html
I love this weekly slot. I shall be linking to the next One Shot but here in the UK it's still only Monday, so I'll be back with my link later:O)

Madeleine said...

Oh. aren't you doing one this weds? Mine is at http://scribbleandedit.blogspot.com/2010/10/one-shot-wednesday.html
I'm desperate for feedback :O)

Ediomo said...

I'm so glad I made it here finally, after several efforts.....
I must appreciate all the admin poets collaborating in hosting a unique community blogging like this, big ups!

I still can't get what Mr. Linky is, but here's my write-up:

http://ediomoudofia.blogspot.com/2010/08/free-fall.html

Thanks a million.

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