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This cache has been archived.

KBI: This cache is retired
My container’s been removed
Concept is now banned

Logging requirements
On cache pages such as this
No longer kosher

Cache required a poem
Else a posted online log
Would be deleted

Stripped of requirement
My cache would be nothing but
One more lame micro

Groundspeak, however,
Says we can no longer make
Such log requisites

Constraint now taboo
Must be "suggestion" instead
Delete powers axed

ALRs like mine
Evidently had caused grief
Somewhere, to someone

Groundspeak knows what’s best
Business decisions are tough
Can’t please everyone

Was the reason for this hide
Something different

Challenges are fun
I wanted finders to have
Pride of fulfillment

But the rule has changed
Now I can’t delete logs of

Take marbles, go home?
Has King Bruce got sour grapes?
What umbrage is this?

Why archive the cache?
Why shut down amusing and
Venerable hide?

One simple reason:
Challenge without enforcement
Is nothing but air

Who would write a poem
Had it been a mere option?
I won’t wait to see

One guy writes no verse
Next guy sez: "Eh, why bother?"
Poem logs become rare.

Those already here;
Those who rose to meet the dare
Did impressive things

Yet now all their logs
Would be mixed in here with those
Who blow off the rule

Who would write a poem
Had it been a mere option?
Guess we’ll never know

I accept the new;
Doesn’t mean I must like it
But I understand

Even with this change
Caching’s still the best pastime
In the whole dang world

This was my first hide
Roses Are Red is now closed
Sad to see it go

Thanks to everyone
Who impressed us all with their
Remarkable verse

Now, as I sign off,
Please allow me to inflict
Some last limericks:

R 'r' R, it required posting verse
But the site rules then turned for the worse
ALRs have been banned
My old cache has been 'canned
The whole concept's been asked to disperse

The sudden change struck like a curse
So forgive my eruption so terse
The previous change,
'lowed for these! It's so strange
That they made this one-eighty reverse

I’m perturbed! (Or hadn’t you guessed?)
Thanks for letting me unload my chest
I had half a mind
(Mulled o'er, but declined)
A skirtlifter to place in protest

"No grandfathering" was the behest
Extant ALRs would NOT be blessed?
The word 'irony' suits
As this change constitutes
A "requirement" and not a "request"


Mystery Cache

Roses are Red …

A cache by KBI Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/27/2003
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

... and the thorns, they can sting;
It’s the KBI Geocache Poetry Thing!

As you probably fear, what we have here
Is a new mental challenge, so make your head clear.
No puzzles to solve, no running around;
It’s a straightforward cache like most typically found.

It’s easy to spot, but the next step is worse.
When you web-log your find, you must put it in VERSE!
I love Geocaching. It gets me outside.
I drag friends and family ‘long for the ride.

It’s COOL navigating from satellites high!
Do I like tech-y gadgets? Well, duh, I’m a GUY!
It’s also an ex-cuse to play on the ‘Net
(Nothing rhymes with “The Web”) It’s the best hobby yet!

Plain caches, though fun, are spread hither and yon.
You find, sign, and log ‘em, and then you move on.
But mostly I’ve found that these Cachers, you see,
Display some impressive creativity!

Headscratchers, puzzles, and goose chases wild
Are among the adventures I’ve recently filed.
And sneaky-bright minds, Hawaiians to Mainers
Have hidden some VERY creative containers.

Now it’s MY turn to hide one, but Conundrum One
Was “What can I put up that hasn’t been DONE?”
So, here’s my solution! I hope that you like it:
Your post has to rhyme (or be warned, I will strike it!)

You can copy my lead, or do what works for you.
A sonnet, a Seuss, a simple Haiku.
The meter don’t matter. I’m not that insistent;
As long as the rhyming is (somewhat) consistent.

Butcher the grammar! Use a thesaurus!
Or even cram in way too many awkward syllables. Is it legal? Of caurus!
So, if you’ve got the muse, it’s time to deploy it.
You’ve been given your mission. I hope you enjoy it!

UPDATE 4-20-04:

I’ve just moved the micro – an UPDATE I’m filing:
The canister’s no longer screwed to that piling.
The dudes with Weed Eaters, and mowers they’d trucked
Proved time and again why my hiding place, uh, well, it wasn’t what you’d call “ideal.”

I managed to save the old log for posterity.
For this I owe st_richardson, in sincerity,
A very big THANK YOU! Saint Rick saved me, (twice),
From having to archive my first cache hide. Nice!

The lat / longs above have been changed to reflect it.
Come claim a NEW smiley! (If you can detect it!)
You’ve done found it once? Come try it again!
(It’s your first time here? Geez, where have you been?)

The find difficulty is still “a no-brainer;”
It may (or may not) be the ‘zact same container!
He hasn’t moved far, not much more’n I can throw ‘im;
Remember, you STILL have to post with a POEM!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vs fcbggvat guvf zvpeb’f lbhe tbny / Ohg lbh pna’g svaq gur evtug uvqrl ubyr / Whfg fpuyrc guebhtu gur ebpxf / Gb gur pernz-pbyberq obk / Gung’f nggnpurq gb gur rvtug-sbbg “cubar cbyr.”

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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