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04-10-2012, 03:22 PM
RE: Poets' Corner
(04-10-2012 02:30 PM)Vosur Wrote:  Guilt
Order
Dominance
Submission

I see what you did there. Bowing

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04-10-2012, 03:25 PM
RE: Poets' Corner
(04-10-2012 03:22 PM)cufflink Wrote:  
(04-10-2012 02:30 PM)Vosur Wrote:  Guilt
Order
Dominance
Submission

I see what you did there. Bowing
Good catch. Sleepy

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04-10-2012, 03:28 PM
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(04-10-2012 03:19 PM)Vosur Wrote:  
(04-10-2012 03:14 PM)Atothetheist Wrote:  Why does this seem like the perfect lyrics to a Emo-BDSM porno? With a bit of Goth thrown in there.
I don't even know what an "Emo-BDSM porno with a bit of Goth thrown in there" is supposed to be. The poem is about religion, not porn.

I knew what it was about, I just wanted to put a double meaning in there. Plus, the BDSM shit was an allusion to religion in some of the most direct paths.

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04-10-2012, 08:46 PM
RE: Poets' Corner
(04-10-2012 02:30 PM)Vosur Wrote:  Guilt
Order
Dominance
Submission

I see what you did there. Very clever. Yes

EDIT: I and see now that I wasn't the only one.

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04-10-2012, 09:27 PM
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I have spent my life studying Jesus

We are told,
when we start,
there can be
no better use of our time;
no better role model,
no better being.

What can be better than being
saved?
What else matters?

I spent a lifetime studying Jesus
and where has it led?
What is there to be saved
from?

In this life,
what he said
cannot work.

In a next life
these words have no meaning.

If there is hidden meaning?
What does it matter?

If we are too late;
he has returned
and gone?
It is wisdom expired.

I have spent my life studying Jesus
and I just don’t get it.

I can assign meanings to his words,
I can make shit up,
I can pretend.

I can follow someone else who is doing the same
but
in truth,
being is all
that matters
matter is all
that is.


DLJ
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05-10-2012, 12:42 PM
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I don't write poems. Not in English, not un-rhymed and not serious ones, anyway. I can't appreciate them properly either. But I had read some fantasy book series (not Game of thrones) and it inspired me. Had someone in that fictional kingdoms long ago written such a poem, there would be much fewer power-hungry crowned fools in these particular fantasy series.

So don't think of it as a poem, just as a very... compressed way to say things, fit for a play or something. It was an interesting exercise in cutting the crap.


Song of the throne

Expect no repose of this furniture
your posterior shadows a nest
which no loving mother would weave
from a tangle of venomous vipers.

In gleaming shadowy nest
vipers swallow your eyes
split tongues licking your ears
slithering forth to whom you embrace.

Seemingly a god to them
ears brimming with lying hiss
to poison, when strong
to bite, when thinking and acting
to strangle, when weak.

Should tyrant be your destiny,
heads to squander and replace?
Wrath to storm and scorch,
mercy to grant a day more?

To seize a kingdom by its hair
and tear upwards by sheer will?
Only to sense its collapse
as both of you become corpses?

Let me tell you the secret
that you sit on a wellspring
which draws vipers over sands
from all corners of the desert.

Springwater of one sought by many
serving any master, any purpose
beating heart of eternal strife
as long no other owns it.

It takes strength to stand up
to tear away greedy lips
to leave the beckoning wellspring
and evade vipers milling about.

But it takes twice strength and thrice wisdom
to be the sun that uplifts water
to be the cloud that brings rain
to be the rain that saves the desert.

If you claim there are nuances to principles, there are no nuances to getting arrested or shot for disobeying the power.
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25-10-2012, 12:52 AM
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Your cold, calculating brain excites me
Your slim figure attracts me
Your methods intrigue me

But it is not to be.

I am not important,
I am utterly insignificant to you
Yet I can't help but fall in love with you.

This love burns, yet your intense gaze chills me to the bone
You take no interest in me, yet I gaze at you with such longing
I seek to understand you;I seek to love you.
But you say such mean things...

I am nothing to you, but you are my everything.
You are both the most attractive person and the most repulsive person

Can't you see that I am willing to do anything for you?

Sherlock?
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Ehh... Sorry to inflict such an atrocity. It's been ages since I have written poems and even then most were religously inspired.

Lately I have been watching Sherlock and have finished season one and two.... This poem is written from one character to Sherlock Holmes...

Damn it! I can't fucking stand how much Molly gets trampled on... I really wish Sherlock would just buck the fuck down and get with her already, I am losing valuable time writing this when I could finally start writing my Doctor Who fic!

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26-11-2012, 07:49 PM
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I think I need to try communicating more with rhyme. I just tickled my funny bone by posting this as a comment on my friend's Giza-pyramid-planetary alignment photo:

"My dear, I fear
I truly must debunk you
with a gentle clunk to
the back of your head.

Don't worry, I'll smack softly
and hope that you'll more oftly
use your noggin and the interweb
to post the facts instead."

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07-12-2012, 06:27 PM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2012 06:53 PM by Zat.)
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I am not really back, at least not in the old sense.

I have been posting mostly on poetry forums recently, and I intend to continue doing it that way from now on.

Poetry is what I call "below the belt" communication -- it talks to some and totally mystifies some others.

Maybe that is the best we can do.

So, here it goes:


Communication:

I have tried the logic:
our shared humanity,
it was like talking in
alien imagery.

been doing it the wrong way:
try to communicate --
all I have achieved is:
a goal to obfuscate.

Humans not equipped
to use logic and reason,
they can only respond to
simple, raw emotion.

So bit it, Zat cries,
let us then compromise,
use feelings with
which we can identify.

Tell of our fears
our deepest emotions,
maybe we can find
some resolutions.

An old friend of mine
from old TTA days
convinced me to try
in new, different ways

to tell you I love you
all you who can hear me,
maybe that will make some of you
able to see me:

We are in the same boat,
going through our lives,
hoping, maybe one day,
we may get it right.

We live here but once,
make the most of it:
we can only make us feel
better or worse for it.

It costs more to cause pain
than causing some pleasure:
so why don’t we try
make each other feel
better and better?

We are in the same boat,
choice is: fight and die:
or live, love and, finally,
learn just to survive.

...........................................

So, from time to time, I will post some new poetry here, hoping that it will mean something to someone:
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08-12-2012, 01:26 AM
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It means something. Good to read ya, Zatmeister.

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