Saturday October 2nd, 2010

The exercise:

A four line poem that deals with: code names.

We have a few regular customers at our market stall. There's Onion Guy (he gets four onions every single week), Aurora Girl (she really likes our Aurora apples), Crazy But Buys A Lot Lady (self explanatory, I reckon), and a few more. If only they knew how I refer to them.

Had a pretty good morning, much better than we expected to be doing at this time of year. Probably helped that the temperature was in the low twenties and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

Mmm, day off tomorrow.

Mine:

We all had our
Top secret code names;
I'd tell you mine
But it's really lame.

6 comments:

Greg said...

So I guess the next question is, is there anywhere where you're a regular, and have you wondered how they refer to you? I seem to be irregular almost everywhere (take that as you will :P) but I get remembered anyway; I dread to think how people must think of me.

Code names

D'Agapyeff, Kryptos, Dorabella,
Morse, Playfair, Zodiac Killer,
Voynich Manuscript, Linear A,
What would Caesar think, were he alive today?

[If you're interested, you can google all the codes names as name cipher to find out more]

Zhongming said...

Marc - Your frequent customers amazes me with their stubborn habits :)

Greg - Encrypted code name ah, sounds good!

Mine:
Code names written in black and white,
Flames arise from that belle of the ball,
Sharp visual breakthrough saw her,
It could have been just another day.

Marc said...

Greg - oh dear, I hadn't thought of that. I think I'd rather not :P

I spent some time reading about the Zodiac Killer and needed a break after that. I'll have to search out the rest later :)

Zhongming - great imagery in your poem! I really liked the second line in particular.

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Jackerbie said...

Jackerbie ducks around a corner,
gun raised, breath heavy.
He sees a figure, nods and says,
"Red leader, standing by."

to explain: i went out with a bunch of coworkers and had a few rounds of laser tag on the weekend. i dominated. i got a little to into it, though, and forced my team to take up call signs. i, of course, was Red leader. 'cause Red squadron is rad.

Marc said...

Jack - laser tag is awesome. Much less painful than paintball :D