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21-12-2016, 03:26 PM
RE: Poets' Corner
The Siren Song

The sirens' song of the carbs is strong

It cries on the street as you drive along

From Jack and Ronald and the King's smoking stack

They call, they call yes you need a snack

It hails from the tube at every break, cheese stuffed bacon wrap

High carb highly processed full of useless crap

I'm weak in the knees in the grocery store

My protein shakes leave me craving for more

at costco the samples they drive me insane

All I came for is TP, get out of my brain!

The radio blares out tasty treats, they call it “food”

life needs a mute button, nose blinders, a hood

The sirens of myth called from rocks in the sea

Now they call from the ocean, the island is me
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30-12-2016, 05:01 AM
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Now this is something I haven't done in ages. Write another rap song.
I was listening to beat poetry the other day for like the first time ever. Once you get past the fact that most of the people doing it are fucking liberal hippie twats talking about how their veganism is the sole reason why the earths spirit hasn't completely subdued to the darkness because of societies destructive ways it's actually not bad. Thought I might give it a crack. Write about something decent, God knows the genre needs something other than how the poet's bisexuality is repressed by the white collar corporate lawyer and how due to the over materialistic west and starving children in Bangladesh the poet's father walked out on him when he was 2 and how he's never recovered because of it.

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03-01-2017, 01:16 PM
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The protein shake... is a lie.

Rain

Ask the rain
she will provide
query the sky
goodbye
your lie

Ask the rain
take it in stride
all your will
wont
your false hopes
goodbye

Times I feel
I'm the tail that wags the dog
the morning shines
to violate my eyes
and I would believe in truth
but beyond which far horizon
would this truth lie

That I only could believe in me
that not the salt I taste
inside
precipitate
liberate
rejuvenate

concede

Ask the rain
she will provide
a place to be
inside

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03-01-2017, 02:01 PM
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I used to write tons of poetry in a variety of styles, sonnets, free-verse, haiku. I certainly wasn't above writing the odd limerick here and there on occasion too.

These days it's mostly song lyrics though.

Here's one from when my first son was born. In terms of musical style, I was kind of going for something that could've sounded like an old Motown or Stax Records hit from Sam Cooke or somebody like that, only dug up 30 years later and covered by the Black Crowes... not that I fancy myself in that league whatsoever.

Empty Without You

Like a sail without a breeze
On an ocean without the blue
Like a song without a melody
On a record without a groove
I would be empty without you.

Like a hymn without a singer
Like a church without a bell
Like a ring without a finger
Like a dried up wishing well
I would be empty without you.

Without you there'd be no sun in my days
No stars in my nights.
And if I ever do you wrong
I would do anything, anything to get right.

Like a frame without a picture
Like a flame without the heat
Like a guitar with no strings on
Like a drum without a beat
I would be empty without you.
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03-01-2017, 02:24 PM
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(21-12-2016 10:50 AM)jennybee Wrote:  Go ahead and post away. Have ya seen my Horrible Poems thread? Tongue I am sure they can't be worse than mine Big Grin

Kinda waiting for a bunch of mofos to go, "Johnny get yer pretentious ass down the road" as 99% of my contributions to this thread are spontaneously generated. Leads me to question, if we never question greatness, will greatness ever be achieved?

Yeah, that's more pretention. I'm good for that. Tongue

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03-01-2017, 02:48 PM
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(03-01-2017 02:24 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(21-12-2016 10:50 AM)jennybee Wrote:  Go ahead and post away. Have ya seen my Horrible Poems thread? Tongue I am sure they can't be worse than mine Big Grin

Kinda waiting for a bunch of mofos to go, "Johnny get yer pretentious ass down the road" as 99% of my contributions to this thread are spontaneously generated. Leads me to question, if we never question greatness, will greatness ever be achieved?

Yeah, that's more pretention. I'm good for that. Tongue

I listened to the first version of Beethoven's 5th. It was shit.

Ain't gonna criticise the final draft though.

If you want a rip-it-apart, soul-destroying critique, why not flag your stuff as such?

Unless it's a sausages and laws thing ... so maybe start a 'poetry workshop' thread?

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03-01-2017, 02:53 PM
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(03-01-2017 02:48 PM)DLJ Wrote:  If you want a rip-it-apart, soul-destroying critique, why not flag your stuff as such?

Is not the entitlement flag enough? And you question my arrogance. Laugh out load

I am poet, more than artist; more than man. Almost more than Gwynnite, but then I'd be getting stupid. Big Grin

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03-01-2017, 02:57 PM
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(03-01-2017 02:53 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(03-01-2017 02:48 PM)DLJ Wrote:  If you want a rip-it-apart, soul-destroying critique, why not flag your stuff as such?

Is not the entitlement flag enough? And you question my arrogance. Laugh out load

I am poet, more than artist; more than man. Almost more than Gwynnite, but then I'd be getting stupid. Big Grin

getting?

Consider

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03-01-2017, 03:08 PM
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(03-01-2017 02:57 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(03-01-2017 02:53 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Is not the entitlement flag enough? And you question my arrogance. Laugh out load

I am poet, more than artist; more than man. Almost more than Gwynnite, but then I'd be getting stupid. Big Grin

getting?

Consider

Always forward. Wink

Accept

the quiet comes
if I dare be brave
enough
long
enough

the still waits
past my impatient gait

the echo of my non
beyond

the quiet comes
whispers my name
I'm not the man you consider
I'm not the man you define
I'm what remains
of you
in kind

whisper
and screech
what is it
you would teach
that a shout
is about
beyond my reach?

In truth
I know
that I do not embrace the above
that rather over it all
underneath it all
I love

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03-01-2017, 03:27 PM
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(03-01-2017 02:24 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(21-12-2016 10:50 AM)jennybee Wrote:  Go ahead and post away. Have ya seen my Horrible Poems thread? Tongue I am sure they can't be worse than mine Big Grin

Kinda waiting for a bunch of mofos to go, "Johnny get yer pretentious ass down the road" as 99% of my contributions to this thread are spontaneously generated. Leads me to question, if we never question greatness, will greatness ever be achieved?

Yeah, that's more pretention. I'm good for that. Tongue

I think spontaneously generated poems can often be the best ones. I highly enjoy yours Smile
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