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Old 02-03-2008, 01:34 PM
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Untitled Until a Title Rises

Eyes flutter open, finding shades of sudden sorrow.
Curtains part, revealing crystalline vistas
Amid distant gray swathing clouds
Melancholy rain, like the weather
Choosing, falls as it will

Complaining to the mountains, listening fervently
Their ears turn, hearing one of their own.
Chill breezes droning about the crags
Carry the story of a lovely distant peak
A valley's stride away

Moving Earth, slowly to the end
Never fast enough, though plates bend
Seasons lifting, messages scattered aloft
Captured in the soil, the rain, the river
Away washing, Westward flows thoughts
From Eastern destinations, loosing their paths.

Written words, miming created false prisons
Where beauty, purposing comfort
Fails, and Failing, erodes
A mountain, sitting alone among its brothers
Silently, waiting.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:22 PM
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I'm afraid to lose my mind.

I'm afraid I'm losing my mind.

I'm afraid I've lost my mind.

Amusing, the differences a few words make.

Amazing, the differences a few words make.

Confusing, the differences a few words make.

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Old 02-10-2008, 06:13 PM
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Riding the minute hand
Shunning the hour
Piecemeal thoughts
And loss of power

Nostalgic revisits
Mental faculties in the drain
Ole Jim, he's my hero
Dextrathemorphin on the brain

Is it turn left
Swimming up hill
Swaying right
And Typing swill

One can try
It's the least
A toothless one
An angry chained beast

Cinema extraordinaire
Behind blue eyes
The scripts none too tame
Even the immortal dies
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:05 PM
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Spent the day wondering,
Wondering about that lounging hound
His worries, his concerns.

Is the ground lumpy?
Where's the softest grass?
It's best where the sun shines through.

Will there be a meal soon?
Will the master provide it?
It's best when they do.

Do I chase the big fast moving beasts?
Do I get chased?
It's best to chase.

Is there a she for me?
Is she near?
It's best when she is.

The noise of the beast passes,
The warm sun shines,
There's food,
There are shes.
I'll finish my nap,
and worry over it later.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:37 PM
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Hail and be blessed
As we sit and mourn
Ascendence is our loss
Humor, mystery, and adventure forlorn.

And at times, now and again
A clitter-a-clatter, rittle, rattle
Our hearts leap
To know the result

Our pleasures held close
Remembrances under each arm
Polyhedral sight
Good rolls win the fight

Looking quite the loon
Our tights, too tight
We regale every victory
of word described deed

Penciled in, the numbers
erased again and replaced
Veering soda stains
To record hours of play

What a poor epitaph
To hear an axe speak so
Gary should have beautiful words
They should end grandly

They should end with gold
And ale
Back at the Tavern
Where it all began.

All the characters present
All smiling
With the gleam of next time
Shining, rising, shining brighter.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:37 PM
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Gath's Call

Gird thyself in armor
Join thy spear to mine
March with thy fellows
Our goal is thence

Our enemy is within
That which is without senses this
Despair comes, surely
Pain is certainty
Some will fall to the long sleep

Let it be me, in my time
Stand with me for the nonce
Bear thy teeth
Cry out
Anger, if that be thy beat
Compassion, the same

Ware the stumble
Stand again when able
Ne'er lay aside
Ne'er await the dark
Warn it to thy presence
And fight while sinew enslaved to bone be

Will it so
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:26 AM
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This is a powerful and evocative piece, but I would recommend removing the periods at the end of each line. Visually the lack of periods might open up the words to a broader feel, a sense of timelessness. But that's just my take.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:02 PM
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Thanks T. I read it the same whether there are periods or not. I read it as each line pronounced then a clear pause or stop. Almost a chant but I haven't worked out a rhythm that feels most comfortable yet.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:42 PM
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Not all clouds are bliss
Hidden among the fume
Stalking in the wake
Waiting for the moment

Some fiend
Deserving the whip and justice, more
Stealing pieces of innocence
Injuring some bright spirit

Condemned and disgusting thing
Lower than some dingy stinking place
In Hell's basement, likely
Never put there proper, locked away

This ought not be
Where are the protectors
What good were they
Impotent anger soothes no wounds

Neither can apologies
Only inner strength can heal
Time, care, compassion
And still

One protector, sitting guilty
Not from lack of care
Veiled eyes, hidden in the cloudy vapor
Wonders what, how

Rages in the mind
Quiet tears
And nothing is balm
Impotence and hurt

That is all that is left
Maybe time will pass quickly
The moments in between
That's where Hell really lies
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:02 PM
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It irks me that your poems feel so very familiar...
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:42 PM
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Care to elaborate? I'm making them up on the spot as I post them based on some snippet of my daily experience. It could be the white southern male syndrome I here has been going around. Apologies for being disconcerting. Thanks for the xp the last couple of days.

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I'm not the oldest nor the most infirmed
I'm not the most beautiful nor am I vain
I am certainly not the strongest nor the most brave
I have little pride, let me explain

In my years I've seen a few things
Delightful times and sunny days
Plain days and quiet hours
Morose happenings and dark times

These are the things that make me
They are my form and my armor
They are my weapons
I don them in my need and they serve me well

Having survived many seconds, minutes, and hours
Half that of some and many, many more than others
There are the few who surpass
But it is mental age of which I speak

How many thousand years am I living
Overlapping lifetimes in all aspects
Aging years in seconds while maintaining my mortality
It's illusion in both directions

It's my tiny pride, my delusion
That I live in times then, now, and later
Recognizing my lapses
And strolling on
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:11 AM
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They speak to the common experience.

Or at least, I like to think they do. Otherwise they just speak to me, and that's a pretty limited audience.

But few works cause me to recognize myself. I appreciate the ones that do.

'Irk' was just a playful choice of words.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:58 PM
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This one I wrote something like a hundred years ago for a poetry contest here onsite.

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Deceit

Tis I and thine with no referring,
Lest we speak and cause a stirring.
On point and jab,
With sharp words.
We beat with haste,
Our slurs and hurtings.

When day is gone and night is black,
A rooster’s crow this morn’ will lack.
On tiptoe and silently,
With deep ole sack,
We’ll take that cock
Behind our neighbor’s back.

Once again, around we goes,
Your red love flows out thy nose.
On point and jab,
With clenched fist.
You fight and flinch.
One last blow, I suppose.

Here we are, a rose so fine,
Plenty thorns so thick upon that vine.
To grab and take
Your friend’s bouquet
With reasons merely shallow
In Time, you’ll move to drink the dregs of bitter wine.

Tis I and thine with no referring
To speak aloud and cause a stirring
Revel now and then later
Mouths parted to insult
Do now make a mighty rebuff.
Towards the end, without friends, It is I hurting.
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I am the DM.

I am the DM.

I am the wind, the rain, and shining orb
Every falling leaf, and dragon's roar

Given poor tavern's fare, I am the stew maggot
And assassin's snare, dreadful poisons aplenty

Among the crowd, I am every singing voice
And every lore filled tale

It's all mine, every golden drop
I've placed them all with subtle care

My smiles hide all my devious planning
My frowns applaud your success

It is a special waltz, monsters, mazes
And treasure galore

Hear that, the music has started
And it's your turn around the floor

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Old 05-22-2008, 12:17 AM
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Obsessions of Self Destruction

The mind, the soul, one's sanity
What nifty toys these creatures be
Until they bend in awkward ways
Breaking under the wheels and pressures
Of rubber authority

Out for a day under sun and shine
Carpeted with dew after dark
Forgotten in the morn
For some more shiny prize
The turn around is the scene of the crime

Philip's head screwdriver turning the counter direction
Covers lifted and seamed tabs snapped
Mechanisms revealed to a curious eye
Mysteries solved but the mystery ruined
Bridges back burned and broken

Playthings of youth not put away
Changing in the aging
Neither appropriate nor new
Revealing the mysteries as tragedies
Exchanging blinking cubes for blurry cynicism

Hidden idealism that colored every pane
Washed away like muddied paint, drainward
After Pinocchio, torn asunder
Less the strings that led above
Faded and akimbo

Alien smiles and the clear divide
Clouded in the fingerprints
Of a playful child
Whose toys tracked the window
Dark


......Unfinished......
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