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Rather Than Twiddle Your Thumbs, Write A Poem...

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by poetsbumcheeks, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. monkey bidness

    monkey bidness Well-Known Forumite

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    Okay, okay. Enough with the foxes, I give in!
     
  2. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    A man and a meteor
    Are one.

    A man and a meteor and a fox
    Are one.


    With apologies to Wallace Stevens
     
  3. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    We see
    We feel
    We say
    We're sure

    But

    We don't know
    What fox saw
     
  4. 1JKz

    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    Bubble,
    gum;
    bum.
     
  5. db

    db #chaplife

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  6. 1JKz

    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    ?

    ...where's your poem db?
     
  7. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Today...

    ... I got wet.
    But not as wet

    As i was expecting
    To get.
     
  8. 1JKz

    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    Today...

    ... I got ready, set.
    But not as ready, set

    As i was expecting
    To ruddy get.
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    It's National Poetry Day -
    I've got just this one thing to say.
    It's been 33 years.
    Many thousands of beers.
    And I'm still farking angry.
    OK?

    Attila the Stockbroker.

    NOTE:- The Forum's censor has altered a word..
     
  10. poetsbumcheeks

    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    Footsteps

    Here I am again,
    Standing at your door.
    Peering through the window,
    Squinting these eyes once more.

    Some distance I have travelled,
    I could tell you a lot.
    Perhaps you are angry,
    You think I forgot.

    I took a left turn,
    You the second right.
    Maybe it was dark,
    That doesn't mean it was night.

    I had to keep going,
    It's a choice that I made.
    You can't pretend,
    You didn't do the same.

    I haven't changed,
    Not really at all.
    I'm still just the dreamer,
    Like I was before.

    But every step that we take,
    Is common ground lost.
    Unless we take time,
    To join up the dots.
     
  11. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Nine thousand new homes
    Employment only for the gnomes
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    All the faith he
    Had had had had
    No effect on the outcome of his life
     
  13. monkey bidness

    monkey bidness Well-Known Forumite

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    So, Stockbroker is the new euphemism for the c word?
     
  14. poetsbumcheeks

    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    Sarubobo

    The monkey in me,
    Was a rascal.

    The rascal brought me,
    Trouble, fun.

    Trouble.

    While the artist,
    Beating heart.

    And all.

    Sustained the spirit,
    Speaks my soul.

    In tongues.

    Love is strong,
    Enough to make expression.

    Lived in,
    And necessary.

    Evolution.

    Innocent,
    Beautiful child.

    Reciprocity,
    Purpose and repose.

    Not selfish,
    But connected.

    Beyond the monkey.

    Intelligent response,
    To insane circumstance.

    Reflection,
    On reflection.

    Existentially speaking.

    The devil is in the detail,
    The little tiny details.

    As is The Lord.

    Every choice,
    Closes doors.

    As the prey moves into focus,
    Certainty returns.
     
  15. poetsbumcheeks

    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    In Luminem Ambula

    In deep,
    Swim.
    The abyss,
    Invites me in.
    To the cold dense dark impenetrable sin.

    Masks,
    Fall.
    Men,
    Lose it all.
    Here in the shadows, where the bodies can barely crawl.

    For sure,
    We're lost.
    Find anything,
    You've got.
    Worth looking for, you'll lose over and over again until you stop.

    In my mind,
    Truth.
    A word far too often,
    Used.
    Still I'd rather fail forever, than be someone else like you.
     
  16. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Like Who?

    Light
    Lights
    the way,

    Sometimes

    We see the sin
    That just has been
    Created for us -

    - We ask
    for no Mask
    at all.

    No masks fall
    If we all
    Eschew them

    And just walk in light.
     
  17. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Mention it
    Munching it
    By Doxey

    Munchausen
    By Proxy
     
  18. poetsbumcheeks

    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    'I'

    Withnail, I said,
    You've done it again.

    Given a life lesson inside your head.

    To me.

    Have you never ever read Dostoyevsky?
    The bitter man who writes notes from the underground.

    Do you hear that sound?

    The crisis of existence; man counts his troubles but he cannot measure happiness.
    To love is to suffer, without suffering there could be no love.

    I stress.

    This point to you.

    Now I'm doing it too. Giving lessons.

    And for what? Of Guy Debord?
    A world where appearances mean more.

    A society of images, not truth,
    Succeeding by convincing you I do?

    Playing in the dress shop of material endeavour encapsulating the unitary whole of endless choice through consumption unwittingly worshipping product, image, product.
    Narcissistic me. I think not.

    I walk in the dark. This is my appearance, my purpose.
    I fail. Forever. Saints Go Machine.

    Someone like 'you' 'In Luminem Ambula' forgot.

    A Lonely little pig at the trough.

    I do not walk in the light. These are far far too post, post-modern times.

    Authenticity is a wasteland of iconoclastic reverence, sold back to us without a dream. The dark meaningless abyss.

    We all wear masks, unless we are indeed the light, the source, the meditative silence. That speaks no violence.

    My poem, was it just for you.

    What cards would you show. It's not obligatory of course.

    This response was easy.
    No emotional labour required, you carried out that labour for me.
    'I' simply reacted. 'I' acted. After the fact.

    Though, I like critics - at least they care. They do, really really care.
    I'm a critic too.

    And I don't even know you.
     
  19. poetsbumcheeks

    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    Poetsbumcheeks

    Poets bum cheeks

    Haven't been here for weeks.

    Bum cheeks.

    Bum.

    Cheeks.
     
  20. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Amber Heard


    Phworrrrrrrrr
     

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