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    i love it!!

    i think it flows very well

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    Thank you.
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    Hope the lover of fishermen

    A cruel lover we call Hope

    Hope… the wish of racers

    Perhaps the game will bite

    Perhaps the car will finish first

    But then we know so much more of Hope

    The Gambler may call it “Dope.”

    The jilted lover may call it

    A way to whine mope.

    Or tie a knotted rope
















    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    why does that fish have human bottom teeth?!?!

    (neat poem btw)
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaggwalkstheline View Post
    why does that fish have human bottom teeth?!?!

    (neat poem btw)


    Symbolism of my current predicament. Good eye to catch that.
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    Biochemical Beasts of Burden












    The heat of passion cannot hope to melt the glacial truth

    But as biochemical beasts of burden, we try endlessly

    Our words; our actions carry silly, caloric, vein hope

    Hope of thwarting the force that gouges fjords in our psyche

    You question this? View the topography of the human brain.

    Fjords and folds abound as if geologic forces were working overtime.

    We feel the euphoric rush and eventually the searing pain.

    We then turn to that glacier to sooth the cruel, stinging, heat

    Only to find gouges deeper than ever before and a new burn

    Love…forever? It is “until I find another” or ’Til death do us part.

    For you see, even the strongest love is rent asunder by death.










    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    A work in progress. Please do not judge too harshly...yet.



    The Human Kidney stone


    So they say in a loving tone “This too shall pass.”

    A famous most phrase we all hear and use

    Oversimplified, spoken by the distant observer

    Conveniently obscures the snake in the grass


    Days, weeks of struggling for breath and normalcy

    Normalcy that will never exist again in this life


    Then what, I ask you, what shall I do
    Fly as a proud Eagle with a broken wing
    who can just can keep up with you (and him?)
    Or just fall as a sparrow into the mouth of a snake
    a snake that resembles you and your new 28 year old man?

    Perhaps, as in olden days, i should sacrifice the fatten calf
    but then I paid for your Bariatric surgery
    When you reached 110 you were gone... not gone with a boyfriend, but... two.

    Thank you for comparing these 30 year old men's body's to mine before we were divorced.

    I had soooo much self esteem before you took on boyfriends!!!


    I reckon, one day, you too shall pass.

    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    Just some snippets I may use some day...somewhere. Any input or suggestions are most welcome. I am torn on where to take these works or to take bits and pieces and make several works.



    The shadows of random acts of kindness are cast only to hide the doubts feeding on my dreams.


    Tomorrow looks like yesterday, much like today...wasted time.
    Time I could have been..doing what I did yesterday...
    preparing to do it again tomorrow.
    TO EXIST IS NOT ENOUGH!


    If I could get one glimpse into the future
    to see a wisp of a reason to persist
    a flash of a reason to struggle further
    To see a tiny sliver of my shell as it breaks
    Then I would know.
    Know I was going to get out.
    Out for the scramble
    Like a jet fighter in a gymnasium.







    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    The Tenant Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean has much to be proud of Jean's Avatar

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    your poem may be depressing, but seeing you post fills all hearts with joy. And this is "a reason to persist".

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (pablo)

    I still had some honor. I still have some now.

    To all bearfriends: please read this and/or watch this

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    Thank you sir.
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    poetry that i love. i'm a bit of a poet myself. though i dunno if i'm any good. if i can find my notebook where i keep them, i'll post some here at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland of Gilead 33 View Post
    poetry that i love. i'm a bit of a poet myself. though i dunno if i'm any good. if i can find my notebook where i keep them, i'll post some here at some point.

    You simply must. We love variety here. If you cannot find your notebook; start a thread, write a poem, and keep writing. Perhaps then your notebook will show up.
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    hear, hear

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (pablo)

    I still had some honor. I still have some now.

    To all bearfriends: please read this and/or watch this

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    ok, i think i'll look for it tomorrow. for now, i think i'll go & read some more of "W&G"


    by the way thank you for your encouragment. & my bad spelling. he he. it's actually been awhile since i last wrote anything to be honest, i haven't really had any good idea's as of late, to want to write anything. does anyone here get like that?

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    talking about ideas, please look around, you'll see a lot of contests and poetic challenges right here in this section - it abounds in ideas

    now, we'll stop hijacking Jon's thread and will hope he will post more poems!

    Jon - how about something rhyming this time? Bears love.

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (pablo)

    I still had some honor. I still have some now.

    To all bearfriends: please read this and/or watch this

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    Your words are so painfully elegant and beautiful. Your prose is absolutely vibrant and alive. There is beauty in the darkness, there is beauty in the light, and there is pain in both. I can't tell you how deeply I understand this.

    As much as I love all of them and they all have a place in my heart, License is my favorite.... Will write more.. have to go to meeting!

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    As much as "License" is sheer perfection, I must say that this line is my absolute favorite out of the lyrical beauty of the whole work of art:

    "You returned me my license to wish upon a star."

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    This is my first work in I think...over a year. I have a few lines in files here and there but this is the only thing close to complete. I do need feedback. I fear I may have lost something. I think my photography has suffered...if my poetry has...I need to know. Thank you.








    A LOOK FROM THE OTHER SIDE











    I worked so damned hard to get here


    Then the father tries to run me away


    Does he think it's simple to find a place


    A fresh mind, soul and body to disgrace


    I scratch her skin; I hit her whore mother


    I tear up her room; scratch the furniture


    I curse , yell, growl, coo, purr and squeal


    I shock, I have their dirty secrets to reveal


    Her father keeps asking my name...never!!


    How shall I answer? Hitler? Puddin Tane?


    Over and over...Father? What's in a name?


    You lived a bad life; need someone to blame?


    What is your name, seed of a rotting Hell!”


    I giggle. He is getting frustrated, I can tell.


    “The Son of Man once cast my crew into swine


    At that point they called me vulpine.”


    After the Japanese earthquake I was Syncline.”


    Shut up vile creature, you have but one name!”


    “Ha! And you, Father have had but one altar boy?”

    “Ow! put that crucifix away! That water burns!”

    “Father! I will shove that crucifix up your ass!”


    You won't give me your name; we have an impasse.”

    In the name of God almighty I cast you out!”


    “Again with the names! Take your decorated cross

    “Your incessant incantations, silly water and other dross”

    “Just go old man she is all mine now”

    “You can feel it in your chest; I win.”


    *Gasp* What the hell are you doing!???


    “Just lie down now and I'll vomit on you”


    “It will be over. You should know, you old dupe


    A Priest would know demons don't like pea soup!”
















    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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    I like it! (I know like is not the right word)

    I like the flow of it, its quite jumpy but it feels like it should be that way. Its very angry - but thats quite reflective at the moment.

    A few lines stand out for me
    You lived a bad life; need someone to blame?
    this resonated with me, more than you would know to be honest.

    And then this whole passage, it teems with things hiding between what is said and what is meant

    “Again with the names! Take your decorated cross
    “You incessant incantations, silly water and other dross”
    “Just go old man she is all mine now”

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    Thank you. I didn't see those things.
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    It has been some time since I wrote anything.

    This particular poem is...well, about 1/4 of it was quite forced. I want to get back to writing but I see there will be "pains." I figure a prospector doesn't strike gold om the first swing of the pick. Please forgive me if this sounds forced and a bit trite.




    Summer''s Negligence







    The roar of snow throwers were your alarm clock


    The only poor shovel wielding bastard on your block


    Old Man Winter's gems crystallize on your bay widow


    Shutter and curse “Do I REALLY need to go?”


    Neatly pressed trousers a paltry defense


    Maybe you can sue Summer for negligence


    Shoveling is thirsty work; grab a gloveful of snow.


    Kinda salty...and why in the hell is it yellow?


    The growl of plastic scraping on glass with ice in between


    Old man winter is again delaying your routine


    You ponder, just for a second “Do I REALLY need to see out of my windshield?”


    The Old Man's icy, toothless bite blowing at you across an empty field.


    An injection of chill; another bone crushing blast


    Like on a cold morning, when someone walks by too fast


    The high whine of tires as your neighbor's traction flees


    Would hypothermia and frost bite be more fun to get if they were STDs?


    Your drive way's muffled cries; concrete buried alive


    Rock the car back and forth: Reverse: Drive: Reverse: Drive


    Damn the Transmission men; full speed ahead!


    Take this street? Fools rush in where angels fear to tread


    Burnt rubber set in steam. Winter's fragrance, "Share the fantasy." ™


    Drive on packed ice or deep snow: between the devil and the deep blue sea




    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


    Aristotle, Metaphysics

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