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Where poetry goes to die.

#1 Post by Jebryath » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:57 am

It occurs to me that folks probably expected stories whenever I actually updated that Works of Yuri topic. Maybe I should stop writing poems and posting them there. It also occurs to me that there's no topic for random folks to post poetry in any more, and that I kind of liked that topic. So, hell, let's do it up. In Creative Writing for appropriateness and also because it won't get bumped away so quickly.

Incidentally, let's make another thread if/when this hits five pages - even two pages seems like a deep archive, and it'd be nice to see stuff from more folks.


What's that? I'm making a poetry topic, post some fucking <strike>cats</strike> poems? kk here 1:

Standing
I've waited a thousand hours.
I'll wait another thousand more.

People speak to me of things I know
and are always surprised to find
I care not for their silly games of woe.
Perhaps the world is going blind?

My custom is to wait a spell,
and then it is to wait again.
If events don't go so well,
I'll wait it out there in my pen.

I've waited a thousand hours.
I'll wait another thousand more.

I've heard tell of curses from ancient times,
spoken in cants, such terrible rhymes
that to speak them was to damn someone.
Who needs to speak to damn someone?

No silly rhyme will make the world not turn.
No silly person can make my world burn.
Though hope be lost to all around...
It doesn't take hope to stand your ground.

I've waited a thousand hours.
I'll wait another thousand more.

In desperation, I stand and sigh,
and watch the pretty world go by.
Though I should reach to grasp,
I do not have the iron clasp.

I've waited a thousand hours.
I laugh to make the spell complete.
It holds me fast, it holds me fast.
I'll wait another thousand more.
What matters to me, that too shall pass.
I've waited a thousand hours.
It pulls, but finds no hold.
I'll wait a thousand more.

If the world comes 'round to meet me,
it can find me quite easily
right
where
it left me.
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#2 Post by Demyra » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:23 pm

Thanatos, the Savior

Inner peace and enemies coexist in pitch black,
Retribution's contribution won't restore the hope I lack...

One day we'll regret the lives we live,
searching for a benefit when grief is all we give.
One day, all of us are going to die,
and nobody will suffer...nobody will cry.

Curiosity entrapped in animocity tears at our nerves,
whore's as manipulating as hormones fall slave to their own curves.
Fathers neglect what they beget-and disown their own children,
seeking a sad forgiveness when they only deserve what they've given.

One day there will be no more tears in our eyes,
the grass is as green as the clearest, bluest of skies.
One day the world will be free of these desperate cries,
everyone will be content once everyone dies...

Just dream of a perfect world, no more sadness, no more pain,
no more sociopathic popularity contests to provoke participitory disdain.
No more economy, no more owed money-no more you and no more me,
no more fucking fighting amongst eachother, no racism without eyes to see...

One day there will be no more wars,
all of us will unite in the fields by the scores...
One day there will be no more heathen, no more heritic,
no more conspiracy, distrust, or selfish benefit.

This is the only way mankind will ever ascend,
neither the naive or the wicked can fool or be fooled again...

Inner peace and enemies coexist in pitch black,
Retribution's contribution won't restore the hope I lack...

One day we'll regret the lives we live,
searching for a benefit when grief is all we give.
One day, all of us are going to die,
and nobody will suffer...nobody will cry.

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#3 Post by Jebryath » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:42 pm

Things I've Said in the Night
I said to him,
"My eyes are the winter sea
and my heart is the storm that drives it."

I said to her,
"Your hair is the lightning;
yellow and red, the colours of gold.'

There has come a time when all things were said,
and that day may yet come again.
I fight against it, but my will is weak.

To another I once said,
"My tongue is a lump of flesh.
My speech is a fat man's dance."

Another, stranger time, I said,
"My love is pain to all I see.
What pain I have is not for sharing."
You're beautiful as you say the words.
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#4 Post by Jebryath » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:08 am

It's getting hard to write these days. I'm not sure why. I don't think I'll be writing anything soon. Maybe that's what it means when you make a choice?

Voice
The voice in my head is going away.
With him off and gone, what will I say?

I looked in the window, and I stared out the door,
he whispered of places and people and more.
I can't write on my own, where the hell could he be?
How could my companion do this to me?

I'm losing my marbles, this sanity's cure
for all that damn greatness that made me impure.
I don't want to be normal; I'd rather be mad
with a voice in my head to talk when I'm sad.

I sit and I wait while the words all go hide
and I stumble towards them, where I used to glide.
Left with nothing to say, I've got nothing to feel.
Emotionally, I have never been real.

I can't even drink, it's losing its fun.
I can't smoke or take pills or relax in a run.
The voice has left me behind and alone.
There's nothing left I can do on my own.

So, if you see him, please give me a shout.
If I catch him again, I just won't let him out.
I'll keep him from leaving me all in the cold.
Well, if that's what he wants, then I do what I'm told.
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#5 Post by Lady K » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:40 am

I think it would really freak me out if you stopped writing.. It's how I first really identified you I think, and it's still something that I really enjoy about you as a person. You've even gotten me to try my hand at poetry, though I'm not sure how well that's gone. *sheepish* But yeah, if there's anything we can do to inspire you, or help remove the block, let us know. I'm sure Demy would agree with me.
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#6 Post by Demyra » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:57 am

I do agree with her-I do hope this is only temporary. You've always had an unnatural talent with poetry on a much less 'monotonous' and 'depressed' level than me, it'd be a shame to see that go...

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#7 Post by Jebryath » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:53 am

I'm trying to avoid stopping, but looking at this last effort, I'm not optimistic about beating this.
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#8 Post by Demyra » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:34 am

You're your biggest critic, you know. If you were as hard on my writing as you are on your own, I'd probably have given up poetry. :p

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#9 Post by Jebryath » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:08 am

I learned while I was writing this that I still don't know why I liked to watch the ocean so much.

Blue
Called to the rail, I stand and stare.
It tells me to stay, so I obey.
The Sun laughs into my hair
as I wile away another day.

I hold myself at the rail to keep myself in.
True, the fall would kill me, but I wonder if maybe
I could just jump and feel happy without typical sin.
Come down from there, man, don't be such a baby.

I lose my control as the Sun leaves me there.
The water so cool, the waves leaping so high.
I want to frolic amongst them, laughing and bare.
I want to jump, though I know I'll die.

It would be worth it, I think, with fevered old thoughts.
Dying to feel that perfect relief.
I don't need to think, to connect the dots.
Caution has always been my time's thief.

Still something holds me fast, and bids me to stare.
I watch from above, I watch from the rail.
I cannot see anything but the ocean, so fair,
and the creature below me, so massive and pale.
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#10 Post by Demyra » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:52 am

I see. :p
It's still not bad, just pretty rough IMO to your usual stuff. You're still not out of the game by any means and THIS poem proves it.

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#11 Post by Jebryath » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:18 am

where all the white po-ems at?
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#12 Post by Demyra » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:20 am

Looks like this topic didn't make it far-PBers aren't into poetry, apparently...
So, I made the biggest poetry topic here. :D

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#13 Post by Lady K » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:15 am

I kind of have a piece that I wrote.. but it's my first try at poetry, so it's probably terrible. It actually took me awhile to write too, because of a few things. Jeb asked me to try to write something a long time ago, and I finally finished. Now I just have to work up the courage to post it here for all of you to criticize. lol
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#14 Post by Demyra » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:47 am

Oh? I'm interested...
but I'm not that tough a critic unless pushed to be...>_>
And unlike OTHERS here(not gonna call any'allofPB'names) at least you had the guts to write something. ^_^

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#15 Post by Jebryath » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:08 am

The first poem I ever wrote went something like

"I don't like you silly person.
I hope you die, you jerk!
Want to come to my birthday party?"

Well, okay, not really, but hey, this is where poetry goes to die anyway.
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#16 Post by Demyra » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:09 am

I'd link you to my poetry topic if I weren't so lazy...
But I'm lazy...

In that topic you can see how I wrote when I first joined PB.
Think I'm angsty and depressing now? D:

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#17 Post by Jebryath » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:35 am

You're beautiful as you say the words.
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#18 Post by Lady K » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:36 am

*laughs*

Okay, okay. I got a couple "Oh hey, that's neat" from some people, so I guess I'll post it here for the real critics. lol I'm still not positive about some of the wording, but we'll see what you think. ^.^ Also, I don't really have a title. Ideas?

The sun breaks the sky, bright and pure
Dawn greets the world, all beauty and grace
Her cheeks are bright with happiness
As she walks the land, face full of hope
The day brings promise, love, and joy
But morning wanes, and as she fears
Like all good things, this time must end.

She walks her path, straight and true
What midday brings she cannot know
The sun climbs higher, and with it comes
A racing heat, setting all aflame
Her glorious beauty now blistered and burnt
Heart and soul cry out with hate
But she continues on to greet the dusk.

Evening sweeps in, calming and cool
Night soothes her skin, and quiets her heart
She gives in completely, needing escape
Darkness tightens his binds, holding her close
This isn't a haven, but a trap made of chains
She gives up everything, just to be free
Running fast, she heads straight for the cold.

Dawn finds no reprieve in noon or dusk
The cold of night brings only tears
Freezing winds encase her heart
She builds her walls of fear and pain
As her insides scream, tattered and broken
She searches the night, hoping to find
A place of solace, a loving embrace.

Twilight greets her, approaching slowly
She shields her heart, tighter than ever
But winds soft and sweet caress her soul
Tenderly touching her body and mind
Arms stretched wide, she accepts the warmth
They sweep around her, pressing close
To heal her life, a piece at a time..
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#19 Post by Demyra » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:46 am

I like it-much better than anything I wrote at first-and IMO more true to poetry than anything I write now. o_O

I'd note a grammar error or two though...
but I could with my stuff too.

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#20 Post by Lady K » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:48 am

Eeep! What? Where?! *freaks out* lol
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#21 Post by Jebryath » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:51 am

Oh, that's neat.
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#22 Post by Lady K » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:52 am

... That's it? I expected more from you, Jeb.

*facepalm*
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#23 Post by Demyra » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:56 am

The sun breaks the sky, bright and pure
Dawn greets the world, all beauty and grace
Her cheeks are flush with happiness
As she walks the land, face full of hope
The day brings promise, love, and joy
But morning wanes, and as she fears
Like all good things, this time must end.

She walks her path, straight and true
What midday brings she cannot know
The sun climbs higher, and with it comes
A racing heat, setting all aflame
Her once proud beauty is blistered and red
Heart and soul cry out with hate
But she continues on to greet the dusk.

Evening sweeps in, calming and cool
Night soothes her skin, and quiets her heart
She gives in completely, needing escape
Darkness tightens it's binds, holding her close
This isn't a haven, it's a trap made of chains
She gives up everything, just to be free
Running fast, she heads straight for the cold.

Dawn finds no reprieve in noon or dusk
The cold of night brings only tears
Freezing winds encase her heart
She builds her walls of pain and ice
As her insides scream, tattered and broken
She searches the night, hoping to find
A bit of solace, a loving touch.

Twilight greets her, approaching slowly
She shields her heart, tighter than ever
But winds soft and sweet embrace her soul
Tenderly touch(ing?) her body and mind
Arms stretched wide, she accepts the warmth
They sweep around her, pressing close
To heal her life, a piece at a time.

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#24 Post by Demyra » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:57 am

The last one has a few instances, and this was only a first glance thing-but...yeah...

I skipped out on that 'last' instance at first, only because I wasn't sure what you wanted really...

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#25 Post by Demyra » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:58 am

Lady K wrote:... That's it? I expected more from you, Jeb.

*facepalm*
I think she wants a full-on critique... O_O

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#26 Post by Lady K » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:58 am

Oh nice, I like those changes. <3
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#27 Post by Jebryath » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:08 am

Apologies.

Oh hey, that's neat.
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#28 Post by RX7 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:51 am

*posts*
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#29 Post by Demyra » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:49 am

This SO isn't insanity random...

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#30 Post by Jebryath » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:04 am

(Saw an ad that had text that went, roughly, "Two hours in a meeting. Forever in a landfill." talking about the waste associated with bottled water. It struck me as oddly poetic.)

Forever in a Landfill

Now, baby, I'd just like to tell you
how much I appreciate
the things that you do, that you do, that you do,
that you do, that you...do.

Sometimes I go walking,
just to get to your place.
Sometimes I have to go fast,
'cause I can...hardly wait.

I love you, baby,
and just so you know this is true:
I've bought a present, baby,
especially for you,

you see, I couldn't buy flowers,
they fade too fast.
I couldn't buy chocolates,
you'll eat them at last.

I couldn't buy a diamond,
because I am brooke.
So what did I get you?
That's something of note.

Cause you see...
I was watching TV...
and I realized, and I theorized
on just what to go get.

You see, I'm told that
forever's in a landfill,
bidin' its time.
It's, uh, kind of sublime.

Plastic is forever once I
throw it out.
So I went and bought my token
and I... I threw it out.

'Cause buying all those things
is just a big ol' waste.
Plastic lasts forever,
just like my love for you.

(Just for fun, uploaded the song to the PB music thing. I have no backing band, which kind of kills the vibe I'd need to use to do it more seriously, but it hopefully explains why the beats are so strange.)
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#31 Post by Demyra » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:40 am

I love this...O_O

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#32 Post by Jebryath » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:47 am

Glad you liked it. Also glad that the recording seems to have been not just the obvious done poorly.

Moon Madness
Whisper and dance, moonlight,
laughing and climbing like fire burning cold.
Spread from the heart to the arms, to the arms
'til shoulders are gripped by this cold.

Let cackles ring forth and, eyes all wide shut,
propel it to the place, to the face, to the thought
that always was the goal.
It brings fire to the people, and God help them all.

So right, and so cold,
and so strange it should feel.
Let the day pass on through it.
Let the night become real!

Make darkness the trap that it sets for the light.
Let the world pass on through.
Let the things that it feels be moonlight and shadow
and that cackling glee.
Remind it at last of what it is to be free.

Break cage, end pretense, and bring joy to its world.
Bring glowing great glories to shadows unfurled.
Let it feel you burn the fool from its flesh.
Let it feel you, moonlight, while on it does drive.
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#33 Post by carterboy » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:29 pm

You are beautiful
When I look into your eyes
I see reflected sunshine
And I damn near cry
Babe, you're gorgeous

Your smile
Proves to em that the world is worthwhile
Makes my chest swell proud
And I love you.

You are pure energy
Endless potential
A Showman's Spirit
A Writer's Intuition
A Runner's Endurance
A Skeptic's Hardship
A Romantic's Optimism
A Dancer's Grace
A Nerd's Trivia Base
A Lover's Embrace

And you'll always have one.

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#34 Post by Jebryath » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:41 am

Catching up with my to-do list:
Demyra wrote:Thanatos, the Savior
Interesting concept. What I like most is that the title is sort of the central part of the work, but never directly referenced. It leaves you with the subliminal of death as a saviour. It could have been a bit more subtle and still gotten the point across, but it worked. Extremely depressing, but it worked. I also like the compelling imagery that you occasionally used - particularly the recurring one of the time that comes where everything seems to be sort of in the void. Pitch black, after everybody's dead, after the savior has come. Even salvation is brutal in the poem, maybe in your world. Dark times.
Lady K wrote:The sun breaks the sky, bright and pure
What I like the most about this poem is that it makes every part of the day besides morning depressing. I mean, wow. Most people hate mornings, but here we are, and only the dawn is hopeful and happy. Even towards the end, which seems to be headed in an almost traditional sort of "learned from stuff and now stuff is better even though not perfect" thing, it's instead...well, obviously not the end of the story. Even when the healing starts, the response is to shield more tightly, to fight it. Obviously something complicated there.

I like how this flowed. I would have appreciated punctuation, maybe, since it keeps me from just assuming each phrase ends when my breath runs out. ;) There's also not very much in the way of awkward phrasing. It's pretty obvious that, even though this isn't a sort of thing you write all the time, you worked really hard on polishing this, on trying to get it just right. That's half the reason my initial response was to repeat the "Oh hey, that's neat." It's hard to come up with my critiques unless there's something that stands out: ElvenAngel's poor characterization, a few people's unclear language, etc. So far, the folks in this topic (other than me, but I draw the line at publicly critiquing my own work) have avoided the sort of thing that makes it easy to talk about the poems. At the same time, they tend to be short enough that it's hard to try and do a more complicated analysis - I'm left with the awkward "review" space. But, uh, I did like both poems, even if you guys are total downers and clearly need to come partake in my prozzac stash.

Worth noting, by the way, is that it should be "Darkness tightens its chains" in the adjusted version. Also worth noting is that I'm assuming it was "his" for a reason, so I guess whether that change is good or bad depends on how personal you want your writing to be. I'm personally bad about making all of my poetry completely personal and unapproachable to anybody who doesn't already like to stare at the ocean, or cut himself off from his emotions and create a soulless being who runs on hatred and an enormous sense of obligation. DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS.


Incidentally, I'm surprised anybody liked the Forever in a Landfill poem. It was a passing fancy when I saw an ad on TV. I wish I could rewrite it so that it flows, but it doesn't. I suppose I could at least take the audio out of the gallery so it doesn't get made fun of.

rED Danger Carter wrote:You are beautiful
Simple, but really pleasant. It's nice to see such genuinely pleasant, seemingly heartfelt sentiment. I think that staying away from rhyme or anything else just made it better. It preserves a simple honesty that really makes it into a bold statement, while the phrasing still has that neatness that makes it pretty. Also, you didn't depress me, so, yeah. Five points and a gold star for the day.
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#35 Post by Lady K » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:39 am

Thanks Jeb.

Also, I went back and edited it some more. A friend of mine went through it and we changed a few of the images. When I sit down for more time, I'll go through and add punctuation where it flows in my head. Sorry about that Jebby.
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#36 Post by Jebryath » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:53 am

Muchos pointios for retaining "trap made of chains"!

Actually, I think it's really cool the way you keep polishing this. There don't seem to be many folks who really like the idea of posting, then revising, then revising, etc. (Although, then again, you're not the only person who has edit records under his posts, so maybe you're just the most brazen.)

Somebody write something else, I lack confidence right now.
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#37 Post by Lady K » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:12 am

Funny enough.. Robby was requesting that I change the chains.. he thinks it's too cliche.

I was staring at it today, and I came up with "a trap masked by love"

What do you think?

Also. I've actually written a couple more since I wrote that one. I didn't want to post them because I didn't think that anyone but Demy would care what I was writing. My mistake clearly.

The white of her wings was barely marred
By the dripping blood or feathers torn.
They only served as memories past
A pain not quite forgotten.

I held her tightly, breathing in
The sweetness of her skin.
I kissed her lips, soft and smooth
And felt her yield before my need.

This glorious creature offered herself
My only hope, my only love.
I pulled her close to make her mine
Always with me, by my side.

My desperate need consumed her whole
She gave her heart, more than willing
To hold my life, to save my soul
My loving angel, my blazing star.

My gaze fell on her tear soaked cheeks
And there I saw within her face
My need was mirrored, if not more.
I smiled softly as her eyes grew wide
For wings of my own, black as night
Swept around her, a sweet embrace.
And now I have to pay the price to go on living.

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#38 Post by Jebryath » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:17 pm

Lady K wrote:Funny enough.. Robby was requesting that I change the chains.. he thinks it's too cliche.

I was staring at it today, and I came up with "a trap masked by love"

What do you think?
Less cliche, I suppose.


Neat poem.
You're beautiful as you say the words.
The beautiful words you say.

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#39 Post by Jebryath » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:03 am

Starlight

I've been looking at stars above,
looking for things I see.
I've been looking for life, my love.
When will that life find me?

I've been looking for jewels of air;
looking from low to high.
I found beauty to spare out there.
I doubt I could tell you why.

I've been searching the spheres tonight,
my great perfect light to find.
This world is not made so starry bright
but I'll just leave it behind.

I've been searching the tranquil sky
for places I'll someday be.
Not made to walk Earth until I die.
I was made to be free.
You're beautiful as you say the words.
The beautiful words you say.

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#40 Post by Jebryath » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:54 am

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#41 Post by Jebryath » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:54 am

Moonlight
"The sun rises, and the moon sets, on us."
He spoke with a solemn voice.
His face seemed only a pale blur of moonlight
as we sat, in the bunker, and waited.

I thought about asking him to stop;
thought about saying those sorts of things died.
Maybe they did die with the vicar, or
maybe they should have.

I waited, instead.

He had nothing more to say.
Each of us leaned back in unison,
responding to some unseen signal,
and I closed my eyes.

On us. Rises and sets on us.

Soon, the blasts started again;
soon, we fell silent and let the bombs speak.
And with each flash, and in each shudder,
I wondered if I would ever see what he meant.
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#42 Post by Demyra » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:13 am

Educate, Domesticate

Humanity, the potential profanity of everything,
insanity, the resulting emnity of being.
Planning is what happens as life passes you by,
but at the very least, you know what to do before you die.

Curriculum, detrimental idiom of existence,
Manufacturing mentality, faking our persistence.
reticulum, preconcieved life free of resistence.
Binary psychology, mere pretenses to break our defense...

I beseech thee, speak,
how does a textbook guide to the life I seek?
So preach, ye-speak,
what equation do I solve for the meaning of life?
I impeach thee-shriek.

Education, a widespread method of propaganda,
The electrical current in flux computing memoranda.
Domestication through grand scale misinformation.
Purjuries of histories for a controlled imitation.

Planning is what happens as life passes you by,
but at the very least, you know what to do before you die.

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#43 Post by Jebryath » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:45 am

Say the Word
"I love you,"
I whisper to a patch of empty air and sigh.
In the bright and starry night,
or in the cold and dreary day,
I speak the words, sigh the sigh, and
I know that my love will never die.

"I love you,"
I whisper as a talisman against the dark.
Shadows stretch across the room
as the sun proceeds along his path.
I see them come and watch them go, but
I know that my love will never die.

"I love you,"
I sing to the space in between us all.
A soothing glow, a gentle hand,
a tightness in my chest reveals
that the feeling in my heart is real.
I know that my love will never die.

"I love you,"
I speak the words, but they come as a surprise.
Through weary years of wandering
and teary eyes of pondering
I held them deep inside. Now I fear, but
I know that my love will never die.
You're beautiful as you say the words.
The beautiful words you say.

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#44 Post by Jebryath » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:10 am

Truth
I can hear you say "I love you."
I can see your lips move.
Your eyes are open,
your face is glowing.
You're beautiful when you say the words.
The beautiful words you say.

Still, I don't believe the words.
I can't believe your parted lips,
your happy eyes.
I can't see a glowing face
on a girl who's looking at me.
It's a beautiful mistake.

So, you'll hear me say "I'm leaving"
with a voice I won't let break.
My eyes will open
and my shoulders will sink.
You're still beautiful when you hear the words.
The beautiful tears you shed.

Why would I say this awful thing?
I could hear your words.
I could see your heart.
The heart I've now tried to break.
Remember, my words may be true,
but they're a lie all the same.

I'm breaking, I'm breaking, I'm breaking
myself for fear of a lie you've said.
For fear of myself,
I'm throwing away
a beautiful girl saying wonderful words,
the beautiful words you say.
You're beautiful as you say the words.
The beautiful words you say.

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