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

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

  1. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    'Just' as in meet, or 'just' as in solely?

    If former, then i prefer Gogol - and when it is dark i turn a light on.

    If latter, was it not for me? Are yous not all mes? Our meness will differ depending on which you is me or me you, will it not?

    And i take you to task,
    We don't all have a mask.

    'I', for one, couldn't afford one.
    'I' do - really. :)
     
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    Oblong
    Lapsang souchong
    Dugong

    Bong
     
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    University Challenge

    Oblong
    Lapsang souchong
    Dugong

    Bong

    And at the gong...
     
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    Everybody Knows That

    School teaches you nothing but what you don't want to be
    Laughter is wisdom that you'll never ever see
    Religion is only lust for all of gods glory
    And after all that you join the combat
    Cos Yeh, everybody knows that

    There's music for moods and there's music for fools,
    There's striking a pose for your image and tools
    There's business there's pleasure and sparkling jewels
    And after all that we get old and fat
    But Yeh everybody knows that

    You can't be the cause you'll end up in wars,
    If there's one thing I've learned its that closing the doors
    keeps out the boring and miserable snores
    And after all that you fall asleep with the cat
    Yeh everybody knows that

    Artists are freaks and the lawyers are weak
    The shareholders like baby's at night they all sleep
    The bums are beholden to vodka and sheep
    And after all that it's easy to snap
    But Yeh everybody knows that

    Heroes are walking to their own beating drum
    Saints are deaf and blind but not dumb
    Protests are lost until the enemy comes
    And after all that I'll just doff my flat cap
    Cos yeh everybody knows that

    If god is a weapon then the weak shall kill
    If gravity is fought it's fought for the thrill
    Keep what you got for the sake of your will
    And after all that wipe your feet on the mat
    Cos Yeh everybody knows that

    War is for power violence for money
    Jokes are for believing not something just funny
    Bees are for busy-ness and making more honey
    And after all that I need another bone for gnawing at
    Cos yeh everybody knows that

    A boy with a beard does not maketh a man
    A man with a purpose he'll do what he can
    A women with a husband the boy she understands
    And after all that it's just the feeling I'm getting at
    Cos yeh. Everybody knows THAT!
     
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    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    Getting High

    Trying my best
    What else is there to do
    Nothing quite specific
    Like the clock goes
    cocker doodle doo

    Howling at the moon
    Screaming lunatics zoo
    Cramming all the accents
    Turning out a phrase
    Surfing on the tails of
    Circular waves

    Riding on
    the laughter of a priest
    Taking back lanes
    Heading out east
    If theres a misplaced logic
    It's the shit
    Learning all the words
    To the Rythm of the quick

    Slow down on the road
    Telling tales of other modes
    There's a side to me
    The inside don't know
    I never get time
    Time to live the life
    Time to remember
    There's another kind of road
    On the motorway home.
     
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    Talkin

    For the sake of something
    For the sake of nothing
    It's better than living for
    the sake of everything

    Little turncoats say
    It's bigger than a bright new day
    There's no use listening to classics
    In the waiting room
    for the Sade
    Feel it in the bottom of your feet
    What's the language that you speak
    You're making no sense
    To the nuclear site
    From only the back
    of the conference
    About human rights

    Can you see the meaning
    clearly
    The rational decision
    the choice of television
    Or the online questionaire about Dostoevsky
    Somewhere underground
    there's an animal that you found
    Blind until you the shined the light on
    Governments
    I'm not talking politics
    I'm talking dirty tricks
    Committed by the man
    who sells you tickets
     
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    Yellow Feathers

    Trip it up mad times
    Turn me on with five
    Cut the yellow feather
    Free from my mind

    Everybody's sane
    Using Rational brains
    Calculating figures
    The return is just the same

    Measurements here
    Assessments there
    Turn around honey
    You just care too much

    Decadence and crime
    Indulging all the time
    Count chickens in coops
    Before the eggs knew

    This is just a phase
    Just a little tiny way
    Living with the yellow feather
    Until It's Saturday
     
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    Aphorism 1: The problem with intelligence in a capitalist society, is that it predicates the use of that intelligence for personal gain; Albeit, with a conscience soothing alibi of wealth creation and shared aspirations.
     
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    Aphorism 2: Conformity is useful, it gives the appearance of being a good person.

    Aphorism 3: Wealth is powerful, it can give even the most insecure and feeble-minded person a sense of certainty and self-confidence.

    Aphorism 4: Being poor encourages a sense of camaraderie and solidarity; it also encourages alcoholism and petty crime.

    Aphorism 5: Corporate crime is almost socially acceptable and tax evasion scarcely frowned upon; everybody wants to be rich beyond their wildest dreams.
     
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    Aphorism 9: Without sport, I could not find a reason to win at all costs.

    Aphorism 10: Some people say I'm not the same person when I'm drunk, as if that's a bad thing.

    Aphorism 11: Without love, being loved and loving in return, life would be far too simple.

    Aphorism 12: If the only reason I can find to get out of bed in the morning is too earn as much money as possible before I die, I would rather sleep standing up.

    Aphorism 13: I have looked for love everywhere and only ever found it in that which is familiar me.

    Aphorism 16: Women do not want a man who thinks and feels like a woman, she couldn't love such a man! She does though, expect him to at least pretend sometimes.

    Aphorism 17: Drugs are an incredible experience, an escape from normality and an insight into other multi-coloured hyper-realities; the problem comes when reality and normality become shades of grey as a result.

    Aphorism 19: Music from the heart and soul brings to bear, in most cases, a feeling of anything being possible at all - even peace and goodwill amongst all men.

    Aphorism 25: A career both gives and takes away personal identity in equal measure; a job lets you be whoever you want to be providing the job is done.

    Aphorism 27: Experience is clearly not the same as imagination or dreams; the latter without doubt are truly limitless.

    Aphorism 35: Self-consciousness and self-image are truly the modern affliction; they prevent one from exploring the inner world without fear of reprisal.

    Aphorism 36: It is women's turn to be the artists; they remain a mystery unsolved to which they are the only solution.

    Aphorism 37: It is not a mans world, we just stole it.
     
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    The cut worm forgives the plow
     
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    Aphorism 38: Men and women trying to sincerely understand each other completely; is like trying to turn water into wine.It requires faith.
     
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    There is Nothing

    There is nothing,
    But perfection.
    Behind the mirror,
    Of disillusionment.
    To question,
    Is to reshape,
    And reconfigure.
    The chaos.
    Bending it to will,
    And useful,
    Servitude.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Oh bladi
    Oh blada
    Life goes on
    Whoawo

    Get up in the morning
    Baked Beans for breakfast

    Just a jack in the box
     
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    A disaster,
    Unimpatient
    To be made.



    Would be more elegant

    Elegance is the least of our worries.
     
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    Di dum di dum di dum di dum di dum -
    Petrachan sonnets are what they are - is
    That is, like this, they put their emphasis
    On something from it. Surely there will come -

    Some word of wisdom, maybe, or some crumb
    Of comfort that there, perhaps, lacking is?
    Perhaps some sense that maybe there is this -
    Some world that wants, or otherwise is dumb.

    Is this it? Here we are, here at the sestet,

    I am otherwise experiencing difficulties with the sestet.

    I'd like to look at it in the morning
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Blind Obedience

    I just worked out why we won so many wars
    Blind obedience

    I just worked why the Tories won the election
    Blind obedience

    I can't see into the future
    But I will follow unsighted

    Blind obedience
     
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    I Was Once
    or
    Once Was I
    or
    I-I

    Once was
    I was
    On the cusp
    Of Something

    Triumph
    Behind me
    More
    Before me

    More, much more!
    I saw
    As clear
    As day

    (It didn’t end
    That way)

    Once was
    I was
    As now
    I am

    (On the cusp
    Of something)
     
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    Sonnet No.10
    or
    Sonnet No.Tin

    Ten years, this year, ten years that i have been
    In here, this year, this place where now i’m at.
    Ten years - how queer - this year, it hardly seems
    A moment, yet it really is just that.

    One wonders why ten years should seem so odd -
    One year – or three – or nine - would be so more,
    But ten it is, this year, ten years - egads! -
    Ten years appears to make a mark more sure.

    And of those years, these years that now i count,
    How do i feel? Sometimes i feel bereft,
    Let down by me - the Me i thought i’d be

    Ten years from then - that Me would sure amount
    To more than this? He didn’t. What is left?
    Ten years of loving, living, lasting WE.
     
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    Biology Lesson

    I need a drink
    To clear my head
    Such is the moderation
    Of my sensibilities
    In this adult life
    This grown up
    Busy busy busy
    Approach to time
    With love all around me
    Screaming blue murder
    The baby, infant, man, girl child
    All emotions running wild
    And I,
    As provider
    Push push push
    Towards success
    Measuring this concept by
    Financial reward
    And
    Ultimately comfort
    Reducing conflict
    Increasing control
    How. Tough it is
    To think clearly slowly and calmly
    When life
    Biologically,
    Psychologically
    Emotionally
    Mentally
    Is simply living you
    Me.
    What was that?
    Youth.
    Illusion.
    Be not afraid soul.
    This is true sustenance
    And a test beyond
    The realms of ego,
    Image, pride and glory.
    This, is love.
     
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