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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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    my sign's orion

    (work in progress)
    *if i don't, i won't*
    i mayn't but it's a start

    i'm tired
     
  2. poetsbumcheeks

    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    Laughter Lines

    The delicacy and innocence
    Of a child
    Softens the edges of a hardened mind
    Let's grace play upon laughter lines
    leaves preoccupations far behind
    With levity and wild notions of playtime
    a self awareness that has no right
    To manifest itself in an infants eyes

    joy and comedy, one liners surreal set pieces
    Abstractions made up language make the world so much
    less serious
    At the same time the stakes are higher, more precious, fragile and beautiful
    It swells like a wave, a rush of blood through the veins, bursting out from
    Under the rib cage, no inhibitions or contrition, skin to skin,
    Cheek to cheek dribble on the chin
    It's better out than in




    Sent from my iPad
     
  3. Studio Tan

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    Apparently it's National Poetry Day today (8th October 2015)
    Here's my contribution (Similarity to any person living or dead is purely coincidental - NOT !)


    The Boss

    You’re obsequious to clients who have perfume that lingers
    Then you touch up the factory girls with your fat sausage fingers.
    I caught you having sex in the room at the back
    But it's ‘Better keep quiet if you don’t want the sack’


    You were bawling me out for overspending mere pence
    While you’re screwing whores at the company’s expense.
    Light bulbs and toilet rolls are all I can diddle
    But it’s contracts and materials when you’re on the fiddle.


    Your picture’s in the paper holding a cheque for the poor
    Except you’d rather run them over in your four-by-four.
    Why do you sail on oblivious and devoid of humour
    When my dad - decent chap - died of a tumour.


    Now retired to Spain I can’t believe that you’ve lasted
    I’ll be glad when you’re dead you obnoxious old bastard.
     
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    There are cracks,
    See them all.
    When they break,
    I will fall.

    Will someone catch me?
    Is anyone there?
    Will anyone notice?
    Show they care?

    But no one knows,
    I'm good at concealing.
    All the cracks,
    That I am feeling.

    I'll be right here,
    Because you need me.
    Strong and tough,
    Just like you see me.

    But, there are cracks,
    I feel them all.
    When they break
    I will fall.
     
  5. Withnail

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    My Cat

    Looks
    Almost exactly

    Like that.
     
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    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Ding Dong
    Rather
    Chicky Chicky
    Woof Woof
     
  8. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    "This isn't ideology,
    It's certainly not philosophy,
    It's not even
    an idea that requires your curiosity -

    It's simply greed wrapped up in need..."

    ^ Really enjoyed that - feel you have found just the right 'form' for your voice.

    More...
     
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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Looking Back

    Twenty years have passed -
    My life is not
    What I saw it to be
    Those years ago.


    Once I was what I thought I could be -
    My life is not
    What I thought it would be
    Those years ago.


    Time has tried us -
    Our life is not
    What we hoped it would be
    Those years ago.


    I love you more than I thought I could do -
    Our life is not
    What we might have wanted
    Those years ago.


    All those years ago are with us -
    Our life is not a thing without them
    What I want now more than ever
    Is years ahead.
     
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    It's three am
    insomnia again

    the spare room
    like a new broom

    that sweeps and cleans
    my thoughts and dreams

    Beckons me
     
  11. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Living in a ast ream]eed macj[hine im

    Yes no there-s what we call About it

    String = truth + beauty is divided by

    Where beauty = truth

    There really is beauty.
     
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    I don't consider myself very poetical, but I'll give it a go.

    I've been dreaming a lot lately, and for the life of me I can't make head nor tail of many of these dreams. It's a mystery. But I'm sure there's some reason behind them, I have to believe that as it's the way I was trained.

    So walking around Tamar Lake this morning under a fine sunny Autumn sky I came up with this:

    DREAMS

    How I wish that I understood dreams
    An alternative world, so it seems
    With no physical laws,
    Where effect precedes cause
    And chaos rides out on Moonbeams.

    The familiar places are there,
    But in shadows, stark, truly bare.
    Though I know where to go,
    On arriving, not so !
    As the streets that I knew, just don't care.

    There's the dream of the long endless quest,
    Where you search for an age, without rest.
    There's no target in sight,
    Just a landscape of blight.
    Could it be just some infinite jest ?

    There's the dream that has laughter and fear,
    And joy mixed with danger, always near.
    Filled with sunshine and light
    Or a dark shriek filled night
    The meaning of both never clear.

    And then you awake with a cry,
    As some darkness cracked open the sky
    As you lay back in bed,
    Glad you're not dead
    You wonder: 'What was that ? ... and why ?'
     
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    We won

    You lost us when
    You talked like
    We were
    Nothing to you

    And we were

    Nothing
    To
    You

    We were never nothing

    We were always more
    than you had bargained for

    And you lost us
    And then you lost

    And we won
     
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    * insert loud raspberry *
     
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    snoring boring
    wake-up cake up
    get tat get rat
    is it? bin it
    forum bor'um
    etc detector
     
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    Cheers - appreciated, first visit here since I posted that
     
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    Purpose


    Choosing love

    Commitment and children.

    To be busy

    Means something else entirely,

    Feet not touching the floor

    Doesn’t come close

    To the whirlwind

    That consumes all you once were.


    Letting go

    Of selves

    Of the self

    Of the idea that the someone at the centre is you.

    Surrender to something else

    Larger than can be described

    Bursting from the ribs.

    No chance of control

    A lifetime of protecting,

    Purpose is born.

    Tears well at the most trivial of sentiments,

    And the deep.

    Intangibly whole.


    The only place to climb,

    Is higher.
     
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    I am in love with you.
     
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    poetsbumcheeks Well-Known Forumite

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    :hug:
     
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    SMEGMA

    Smegma
    Cheese
    Helmet
    How long?
    The time
    I meant
    No
    Way
    Like
    OMG
     

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