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Dredmelkor
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Poetry thread

Postby Dredmelkor » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:04 am

I would like some submissions of any writing/poetry that anyone wants to share.
I write myself and would like to see other person's works.
I will post some of my own to start off.

Life without pain.

She slides beneath waves, blues and aquamarine.
"Life without pain!" She screams, her eyes afire.
Smells of sterility, but open disregard for the feeling.
Many holds barred for the tightly spaced forgottens.

Frozen
The hours are small and insignificant,
effortless watery spin wash for spit.
Throw it on the fire, drink be desire,
merging days cut through the wire.
Entirely frozen, inebriated and blue,
closing books unread, a sick taboo.
Outside, inside and inside out,
brought to my knees, itching to shout.
Scream the pain, anguish, despair,
still I remember her pink hair.
The promise of love never kept,
then, I shrugged, I should have wept;
saved some heartache, hate and spite,
emotions lost, all washed white
or grey, black, even a red at night,
lost all care to fly or fight.
Present, a gift, a lifetime of bliss,
not this, not this, emotional pumice.
This grudge worn like latest fashion,
my mental, my last bastion, my passion.
Internal dialogue, smells like madness,
immature sadness and lack of gladness.
Men in white coats take me away,
knew it was coming at the end of the day.
Straight jacket, bed, drugs in my head,
locked up, a cell, missing, presumed dead.
Peacefully sedated, birthdays belated
that cursed day I've always hated.
Never sat and listened to the wall,
long before this, before the long fall.
Hushed voices beckoning me near,
hushed voices, frail, full of fear.


Potential
Unlicensed to kill, I wish for freedom
patience being a virtue
we think like one, but things come undone
frightened of the truth in me
shy away from death, death comes to me
drawn out by time alone
fighting a soul of equality, I hide from you
things never seem worth it
pretty pictures, burned before theyre shown
hope is all, is left.
life of anyman, or one split two.

Slipping (writers block)

This way, quick, the door is open,
No, back the other way, it's closed,
This door is to the den,
This way, quick, the door is open,
In the den is your pen,
Hurry, do as I've proposed,
This way, quick, the door is open,
No, back the other way it's closed.

"Let the rock by the sea keep the time"
The rock by the sea has the time backwards.
Instead of growing up it shrinks down.
As the tide licked at it's face,
It exclaimed "What a disgrace,"
and turned its back to the sea with a frown,
It rolled along the seabed
to meet others of it's kind,
it didnt want to meet them there,
as though it had no time.
bouncing as it went,
on the surface of the shore,
the waves of the sea bashing against the coast,
it said: "I ain't gonna boast,
but go 'n' get your toast,
because i keep the toast."

Jim's mother dying.

It was the way she said: "all
middle-aged women must read"...
She was dying; all the colours
must not be the colours she had known.
and all the floors must be narrow.
She took pride in the fact that all
old people must stay stooping;
that all the windows must be massive.
Like her heart that was a red apple turning grey
All ceilings must be at least two feet above everything else;
except lights. And her.

Dredmelkor
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby Dredmelkor » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:12 am

This may be in the wrong place =/

acorn
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby acorn » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:14 pm

Hello

I like your poems..

Yes there is a poetry forum but tbh I doubt anyone will move it because the moderating team has been really inactive lately. The best thing to do is not worry about it but to post in the creativity forum next time.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow"

brianshipley
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby brianshipley » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:47 am

Great write up but if you have posted this under creative corner you will surely get good followers.

AstroOliver
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby AstroOliver » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:29 pm

I hope you like this poem, written as a bit of light relief (which, oh boy, I needed!), during the time I was actively campaigning in Newcastle on mental health issues and anti-ECT, and part of the continuing journey of settling with myself, damaged goods though I may be, warts and all …

The ancients said,
According to a book I read,
‘KNOW THYSELF’ (and perhaps some understanding too
Would be a good idea) – and of course I do –
I’ve known me for 18,865.13 days,
Let alone the pre-birth phase,
I’ve known me as an obedient child,
Then in adolescence running wild,
And as an adult, parenting; I’ve known me
In more than 30 different jobs, as an employee
And as a boss, then made redundant, unemployed;
Sometimes a magnetic person, then someone to avoid;
Either joining in socially, or out of touch;
Part of a loving couple, or very much
Alone; full of life, or near death, and grieving;
Connected to the stars, or hopeless, unbelieving;
Drunk and sober; inspired, depressed;
At my worst and very best;
Being a fool, and wise; in credit and a debtor –
Yes I know me, and no-one knows me better!
But I must confess, that although I’ve made a long-term study
Of human biology, my knowledge is patchy, and my understanding muddy;
And efforts to record the cycles of my feelings have always lacked
The certainty to predict my next up or down as a fact;
And my numerous researches into psychology have yet to make clear
Where my thoughts come from, and why the next good one should appear;
And as for my spirit – despite making countless lists
Of when it’s filled me – I can’t even prove that it exists!
And scientists have said,
According to another book I read,
After centuries of analysis, experiment and observation
Of all its forms in nature, and used in irrigation,
That they don’t understand water – its workings are a mystery
To all of them – as they are to me,
Yet water, they are all agreeing,
Is over 70% of a human being,
By far the greatest part!
Oh dear, maybe I need to start
Again, first of all admitting, to tell
The truth, I don’t know myself very well,
But this time, I’ve decided, only dying
Will make me give up trying.

Oliver Swingler
Mental health & ECT survivor
January 2000

mezzaninedoor
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby mezzaninedoor » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:47 pm

I like that poem very much, it has a lovely rhythm to it

Just wanted to find somewhere to also share a link that I have come across on a course I'm doing, folks might find it useful on a week to week basis if they like poetry

************************ excerpt from futurelearn*****************************

We’re now going to give you the opportunity to find and share some poems that relate to this week’s theme, via the Poetry Foundation:

If you have a tablet such as an iPad or one running the Android operating system, you can follow the links to download the free Poetry Foundation App from your device’s App Store: Apple App Store or Google Android Market

If you don’t have a suitable tablet, you can use the website to search for poems by following this link - www.poetryfoundation.org/.

billwetson1
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby billwetson1 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:26 am

mezzaninedoor wrote:I like that poem very much, it has a lovely rhythm to it

Just wanted to find somewhere to also share a link that I have come across on a course I'm doing, folks might find it useful on a week to week basis if they like poetry

************************ excerpt from futurelearn*****************************

We’re now going to give you the opportunity to find and share some poems that relate to this week’s theme, via the Poetry Foundation:

If you have a tablet such as an iPad or one running the Android operating system, you can follow the links to download the free Poetry Foundation App from your device’s App Store: Apple App Store or Google Android Market

If you don’t have a suitable tablet, you can use the website to search for poems by following this link - http://www.poetryfoundation.org/.

Hello there,
I would like to know is there a way to get this Poetry in different language?

beatricemom
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby beatricemom » Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:26 pm

Wonderful poems. Although I love prose more, I always like good poetry in moderation. I don't know why, but I can't read poetry all day, but the novel is easy and effortless.

georgedaniels
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby georgedaniels » Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:14 am

What a beautiful Poem Sir, I wanna share some of my favorite Lines from Robert Frost's Good Hours.

Over the snow my creaking feet
Disturbed the slumbering village street
Like profanation, by your leave,
At ten o’clock of a winter eve.
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kellyp
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Re: Poetry thread

Postby kellyp » Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:19 pm

What a great write up! Love this. Would love to see this on the creativity forum next time.

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