+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 263

Thread: Poetry Circle... (subject)

  1. #26
    Constant Reader Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,302
    My Mood
    Cynical
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    War of words,
    Sticks and stones.
    Throwing punches,
    Breaking bones.

    Warring lovers,
    Kiss and tell.
    Breaking hearts,
    Innocence fell.

    Wars of nations,
    Wars of tribes,
    Playing with each others lives.
    Peace goes to its passive war,
    Is fighting all man's for?

  2. #27
    Nigel Tufnel Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,996
    My Mood
    Confused
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    thank you, darkthoughts... nice to see some action in here!
    There's a fine line between stupid and clever.

    You can't really dust for vomit.

  3. #28
    Constant Reader Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,302
    My Mood
    Cynical
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    No worries - I posted it off the top of my head which is why its a little dodgy...but yeah, this thread deserves bumping

  4. #29
    Ubersnob Frunobulax is on a distinguished road Frunobulax's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That sunny state in the contiguous 48.
    Posts
    2,072
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Thank god--I was feeling lonely here.
    My favorite bands can kick your favorite bands' asses.

    The horizon is right and motionless like the EKG of a dying woman.

  5. #30
    Nigel Tufnel Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,996
    My Mood
    Confused
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    OK, I'm gonna give it one more week... then a new topic.
    There's a fine line between stupid and clever.

    You can't really dust for vomit.

  6. #31
    Gunslinger Apprentice The_Nameless is on a distinguished road The_Nameless's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In the collective conscious.
    Posts
    110

    Default

    The blood pools in the gutters,
    running in streams in the streets.
    Under the word of our leader, we push forward.
    Battling for our land, our home.
    Marching head first into defeat.

    Bodies lay stacked in the fields,
    the reminders of our actions.
    Bullets riddle the enemy.
    We will push on,
    freedom our attraction.

    War has ravaged our land,
    defiled our beliefs.
    We are the benefactors of violence.
    We have changed fundamentally.
    Our inhibitions lie with the leaves.

    War has ended, our battle is complete.
    We collect our dead, travel onward to home.
    The fallen's families are informed, leaving many heartbroken.
    The survivors try to continue with their former lives,
    feeling isolated and alone.

    Defintely not one of my best.
    Last edited by The_Nameless; 11-08-2007 at 02:08 PM.
    "Help me out here
    All my words are falling short
    And there's so much I want to say"

  7. #32
    Salvation Comes w/ a Cost OchrisO has a spectacular aura about OchrisO has a spectacular aura about OchrisO has a spectacular aura about OchrisO's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Richmond, Ky
    Posts
    2,871

    Default

    I finally wrote a war poem after sitting and thinking about the movie Apocalypse Now earlier today. I'm still not sure how I feel about this poem, but I will post it anyway.


    I love the smell of napalm in the morning!
    Americans hear that line and we laugh
    We laugh because we do not know the smell
    Have never had an Apocalypse Now.

    We have never smelled our loved ones burning
    Have never seen it out side of our door
    We laugh because war is not real to us
    Were it, how could we ever send our young?

    Napalm has never smelled like victory
    It smells like corporate greed and old money
    It smells like death and suffering for naught
    It smells like innocent children burning

    Sitting in comfortable America
    Will we ever really understand war?
    I don’t really think that we ever can
    Until we smell napalm outside our doors.
    There's one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it's one word long.. people. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It's people that kill every revolution.

  8. #33
    Nigel Tufnel Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,996
    My Mood
    Confused
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    thanks for the poems! I want this thread to continue!


    How about a new subject?


    death
    There's a fine line between stupid and clever.

    You can't really dust for vomit.

  9. #34
    Caution: eye irritant Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    10,486
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default My Sunday Best

    Is this all?

    It’s not what I expected.

    I heard the call

    I had always assumed I’d be rejected

    What now? Another life?


    What of my son and wife?

    Is that me below?

    A man in a suit I don’t even know

    A tube in my arm, blood flows out

    In goes a preservative no doubt

    Days later, all gather

    They reminisce and weep, not party like I’d rather.

    I in my Sunday best.

    Mother, weeping, holds me to her breast

    Just as she did when I came into this world

    My white flag of surrender unfurled

    The grim reaper screams by

    So this is what it is like to die?

    Just darkness? Where is the bright light?

    It seems I went quietly into that dark night.

    Transported, then hoisted down

    Am I no longer a proper noun?

    I guess I’ll lay here and await a rebirth

    The faint sounds of shoveled earth.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

  10. #35
    Constant Reader Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,302
    My Mood
    Cynical
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Thats great! Very powerful, I like your angle on it too.

  11. #36
    Nigel Tufnel Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,996
    My Mood
    Confused
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    I really liked it as well!
    There's a fine line between stupid and clever.

    You can't really dust for vomit.

  12. #37
    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 has much to be proud of Jean's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chinatown
    Posts
    22,486
    Country
    Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    A man in a suit I don’t even know
    here's one of those lines which for some reason resound in the reader's head and stay with him for ever

    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. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. #38
    Ubersnob Frunobulax is on a distinguished road Frunobulax's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That sunny state in the contiguous 48.
    Posts
    2,072
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Even now as my specter lingers,
    Venturing to unknown light or dark,
    Everything reminds me of how
    Right and wrong I may have been to
    You.
    The faces and memories
    Have prices too high for me to bear, and
    I must retreat now to what may come.
    Now I rise,
    Great light and song reaching heads above me.
    What voices ring! O!
    All there is is beauty
    Settling as a choppy sea might with oil.
    Bearing northward to what is unknown,
    Each moment an eternity
    All folding over one another.
    Ululating gently,
    Tongues creating
    Interesting and drawing sounds.
    Fruits of love and labor.
    Underneath, a bleaker
    Landscape cracks and crumbles
    As if it has too much stress or dry as a desert dweller's lips.
    Now a visage of beauty
    Dawns upon mine eyes.
    Not my Beatrice? Maybe...
    O image of love and light, mia vita nuova
    To me come and give unto me that truth which you
    Hold in your bosom or deny
    It to my unreadier and uneasy mind,
    Now the choice is yours.
    Granted, this could be
    Hallucinations to my oxygen deprived mind....but the
    Unrelenting goodness and accepting feelings
    Release a gram of truth ringing contrary to this...and now I realise that
    Time is up for all eventually.
    My favorite bands can kick your favorite bands' asses.

    The horizon is right and motionless like the EKG of a dying woman.

  14. #39
    Constant Reader Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts has a spectacular aura about Darkthoughts's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,302
    My Mood
    Cynical
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    I was having a conversation with some friends last night about what we thought happened at/after death...reading your poem was all the more succinct for that this morning.

  15. #40
    Ubersnob Frunobulax is on a distinguished road Frunobulax's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That sunny state in the contiguous 48.
    Posts
    2,072
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default


    Hopefully the message within doesn't get lost.
    My favorite bands can kick your favorite bands' asses.

    The horizon is right and motionless like the EKG of a dying woman.

  16. #41
    Caution: eye irritant Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    10,486
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Matt...I am so jealous. I wish I could write in such a manner. I love it sir!
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

  17. #42
    Caution: eye irritant Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    10,486
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    A man in a suit I don’t even know
    here's one of those lines which for some reason resound in the reader's head and stay with him for ever


    Funny...as the writer "faint sounds of shovled Earth" struck me more...so final.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

  18. #43
    Caution: eye irritant Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    10,486
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Have we a new subject yet Mod?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

  19. #44
    Ubersnob Frunobulax is on a distinguished road Frunobulax's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That sunny state in the contiguous 48.
    Posts
    2,072
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Matt...I am so jealous. I wish I could write in such a manner. I love it sir!

    I just write what comes. Never intended to impress. Thanks a lot, Jon. That compliment means a great deal.
    My favorite bands can kick your favorite bands' asses.

    The horizon is right and motionless like the EKG of a dying woman.

  20. #45
    Caution: eye irritant Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    10,486
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Matt I just hope you understand the jealousy is out of respect.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

  21. #46
    Ubersnob Frunobulax is on a distinguished road Frunobulax's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That sunny state in the contiguous 48.
    Posts
    2,072
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    I understand now.
    My favorite bands can kick your favorite bands' asses.

    The horizon is right and motionless like the EKG of a dying woman.

  22. #47
    Caution: eye irritant Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon has much to be proud of Jon's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    10,486
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    More death now?

    Or new?

    May a member submit more than one for a given subject?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

  23. #48
    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 has much to be proud of Jean's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chinatown
    Posts
    22,486
    Country
    Country Flag

    Default

    yes, please!

    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. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. #49
    Nigel Tufnel Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta has a spectacular aura about Odetta's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,996
    My Mood
    Confused
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    yes, let's leave death for awhile, we need more poems first...

    feel free to write as many as you wish!
    There's a fine line between stupid and clever.

    You can't really dust for vomit.

  25. #50
    Ubersnob Frunobulax is on a distinguished road Frunobulax's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That sunny state in the contiguous 48.
    Posts
    2,072
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Une Plus De Fois
    Polymorphic light erupts and spews
    Let it ring the sombre news
    For one more monkey's gone to see
    What is beyond this coil of you and me.
    Reproduce for D-N-A.
    Pass it on, or so they say.
    It could be bullshit,
    Just a reason to hit
    It.
    My favorite bands can kick your favorite bands' asses.

    The horizon is right and motionless like the EKG of a dying woman.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts