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    Default do you write poetry?

    i want to read it.

    but even if you're shy about posting it i'm still curious if you do.

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    On rare occasion, yes; I prefer to write fiction. The only recent poetry is from a (rather frustrating) class I took last semester. Oh, and an Intro to Creative Writing course I enjoyed. I'll dig some up later.
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    I do. I do Creative Writing as part of my degree too. I can't post anything up right now as I'm not sure which bits I'm using for my assignment and they could end up failing me for plagarizing myself. Could maybe PM something.

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    suffocated in a bubble of time
    i can fly but it's the same so why
    the graveyard glowed and the ghost appeared
    blood splatter on a homoerotic chest

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    You could write gay poems for Salvation Army, BnD.

    Anyhow, I wrote this myself. It's called "Oh Socionics!"

    I surrender myself to thee,
    and offer my soul for the highest fee
    So when time comes I'm going count to three,
    stripped of any illusions that have so far befallen me

    Night and day, day and night,
    I promise to
    Work, sing and write just for your delight
    stop I won't
    To spray, feast and shite even in the absence of light
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    i wrote some gayass shit when i was 13-14.

     
    Days that passed away,
    Leaving behind the grey dust,
    I follow with my eyes closed,
    With a memory torch in one hand and apology in other.

    Sometimes I wish I could run away,
    From all the torment,
    And plunge into the darkness forever,
    With no return.

    I wish I knew what I want better,
    Is your hand enough to be my guide?
    I could trip again and then break.
    Would you be there to hold me?

    My eyes never open,
    But I don't want them to either.
    I want to cuddle that bear forever,
    And hide behind.

    My regret for being loathesome,
    Is that I hid it.
    And I would live with it
    Ever and ever, until I die.

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    Mwahaha.

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    lol @Vois you remind me of my reaction to hearing Natalie Portman rap and say "I'm gonna sit on your fucking face and take a shit".


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    i write illegitimate haiku by accident on occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vois View Post
    sometimes.... sometimes i want to take a shit on a fucking face. ya know? ya know what a mean maaaannnn?

    in the morning, I wake
    in the lunchtime, I eat
    in the nighttime, I shit on your face
    amen
    I think I LOVE you.

    FUNNIEST PERSON UP IN This Piece.

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    Onion, onion
    Why so big?
    If I were an onion,
    I wouldn't be so freakin big!
    Alas, I'm no onion
    Nor fruit, no fig
    I'm all of these
    A big fat PIG...

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    move over shel silverstein, @polikujm in da house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vois View Post
    oh god oh god how to respond to compliments... umm... um..
    THANK YOU
    (the trick is--





    that you don't.)


    keeps it cool.
    it's like "did she notice?" "did she see my compliment?"

    (no. she didn't.

    she's too cool.

    to notice.
    such trivialities.)


    too cool.

    for all uh dat.

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    *hiccup*

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    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Every time I see you
    I think i'm gonna spew

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    I am bored, so I'll share some stuff. I haven't written a full poem in years, just fragments. Been meaning to get back to it. Here's some of my old poems:
     
    Karma

    The trunk that held the sari silks, the umber
    aromas of clove and cumin, the woolen suits, the
    coconut oil, the photos and the Gita,
    held also the screams of Chuknagar. A shrieking
    music. Gunmetal chords like landmines loomed
    amongst the gold and red and sepia.
    The shining Pam-Am jet that flew my parents’ Bangla Desh to here,
    brought with them the war that had devoured their childhoods and a country
    in a nine months bloody utero. Though December was an eager midwife,

    that war has never ended.

    Dhaka’s cantonments reside now in your skulls;
    Rahman’s leaden munitions now
    within your homes and cars and bills and fears and sons.
    We never choose the wars that we inherit.
    All uniformed in blood and flesh like yours,
    I was conscripted witless in the womb
    to duke it out some days amongst Ravana
    in your head all sticky, swarthy, raping, murdering Sitas by the hundreds.
    My mother’s cries were but pariahs / lepers all unraveling.

    That war has never ended

    for questions do not like to be disturbed
    once comfortably discarded in the past.
    I aroused its rage in innocence: one entitled, boyish turn of phrase
    and all your worries woke within you.
    Words in my father’s piercing basso staggered towards me like amputee veterans:
    lonely, long abandoned thoughts / memory’s orphans / chaos.

    That war has never ended

    because your enemies live in me too. They
    are my childhood angers / teenage bitternesses.
    Their vengeful residue can never settle
    until it’s murdered you or me or all.
    Some sabotage is here at school
    or there within my bread or sex or voice. We’re halfway there
    unless the bitter karma’s swallowed by someone.

    We wear our wars like adjectives.
    Our childhood landscapes offer us no shelter.
    The air between grows battled scarred and blistered
    like the air of Bangladesh. Though
    Dhaka or Dachau makes no difference: all wars

    return home some time.
    There to be suffered or swallowed.


    Iggy and the Stooges' Raw Power Assaults My Loneliness

    Next thing I know, you've got me from behind;
    your ragged harmonies undress the world.
    I feel your coiled anatomy unwind;
    its careful chaos, breath by breath, unfurled.

    Your concentrated verve dilutes the night
    and mellows out these antisocial streets.
    I cannot shake it off, try as I might,
    the noncommittal swagger of your beats.

    This barricade of skin cannot resist
    the chords that want to finger through my veins;
    the voltage of the ravenous, insistent
    shock you send resounding though my brains.


    Henri Matisse. Dance (I). Paris, Hôtel Biron, early 1909. (this is an ekphrastic poem; see the painting here)

    They dance because they want to know
    the truth that nakedness sets free: the pulse
    that sets our limbs aglow / that groping
    for affinity. That groping for some friend or foe
    consumes all our extremities. Consumed
    is what we are, although, not always

    this flow of our intimacy that channels
    through our hands like heat begins the
    dance we dance because it is our torso,
    arms, and feet. It is our torso, arms, and feet /
    is what we are, and is not free: not free
    to dance alone for see: she reaches out her hand
    to meet his hand, for we are incomplete

    if we cannot communicate
    that pulse that sets our limbs aglow,
    that nakedness can make us know, or else
    surrender to the weight our loneliness may well create.
    A fuse through which no current flows /
    a word through which no speaking goes is
    why we dance the dance we dance.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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    I must say dolphin, you've an awesome way with words.

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    here i am

    trynna write a poem

    maybe i should drink a moet

    what am i doing

    am i trying to rap

    it shall not go down like dat

    i mean that

    for this is not a rap

    a poem she said

    a poem she said
    honest labor needs no master

    Nothing good is a miracle, nothing lovely is a dream.

    Επί πάντων μέμνησο τα έσχατά σου, και ου μη αμαρτήσης

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    Sure. Helps release stress.
    You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche.

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    Poem to @lungs

    Lungs, your lungs are not my lungs
    they are filled with air that you inhale
    not me
    I was thinking of your old
    name
    it was LAGHLAGH (I think)
    It was so
    beautiful
    Like something from an ancient
    consciousness
    or from the unconscious
    It also reminded me
    of Icelandic phonetics
    (cool in it's own way)
    but
    that's not important now
    I'm flying away - goodbye -
    on my wings
    not lungs
    Byebye!

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    i never saw "laghlagh" that way - i really like that take on it <3

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    Laff-Laff.

    I think an egypitan name would be cool.

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    Inspired by the fart and poop discussion in chatbox this morning...

    Here I sit, I'm at loss
    Trying to shit out taco sauce
    And when it comes
    I hope and pray
    It doesn't blow
    my asshole away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finale View Post
    Inspired by the fart and poop discussion in chatbox this morning...

    Here I sit, I'm at loss
    Trying to shit out taco sauce
    And when it comes
    I hope and pray
    It doesn't blow
    my asshole away.
    You are really fucking weird, you know that?

    DDDDDOOOOORRRRRRKKKKKK! (I drank too much coffee.)

    K, I have one.....

    Here I sit, brokenhearted
    Tried to shit but only farted
    Here I sit, in a trance
    Tried to fart but shit my pants
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    Hmm, Edgar Allan Poe would hire you two when at loss of creativity.

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    Only in my head.

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    Yes, and I've been published in pretty minor places and am going to publish in less-minor places in the near future. Someone told me to do an MFA so I can write in poetry journals and magazines for people who have MFAs. I think I might actually do that as long as I don't have to spend a lot more time in school, by which I mean if I can just go on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a year or online and then leave. I don't like the aspect of college that infantilizes students even when they're graduate students who are 35.

    I also got nominated as 16t Poet Laureate on my account that's linked to a deleted email address but no one cares about that.

    Has anyone here gotten published somewhere where I could read it?

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    @coeruleum i want to read!

    (i used to write but not anymore, i mean i still do but i dont like anything of what i write now.. fffs)

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    Yes and I'm rather good (though not great, in my view) at it. I posted here what was the third (?) poem I wrote with sincerity but looking back I think it's shit.

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    I used to, published a poetry book years ago, don't like the book now, but I still give copies to my friends as a gesture of sorts. These days it's more song lyrics, if they're good I can't really say, who cares - they're just there

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    I’ve written some on and off. Usually makes me go into a weird state. Or maybe the weird state is what drives me there. It’s distracting and has unhealthy associations to me anymore. I have used it to cope with my negative emotions in a cryptic way that way I don’t have to say it outright, so most of it is a little dark and depressing. I know I can write lighter stuff though, because I have. It’s just not where my mind naturally wanders, especially when I turn to poetry lol
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    @ooo If you want to read just get at least a little into poetry. @Viktor posted a song about how this site's pretenders. Feeding that with poetry is too far. Being here now feels too far too. I guess I could PM, but I really don't want to feed the fire.

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    I wrote some in my freshman year of college.. never since then. It was mostly a way for me to work out why people didn't think the same way I did.

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    Here's some of my latest poetry:

    Roses are red, violets are blue

    This forum is dead, thanks mu

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    @Viktor IMO it has always been kind of niche-y. If you mean infrastructurally then mb yes.
    honest labor needs no master

    Nothing good is a miracle, nothing lovely is a dream.

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    I'm actually considering posting poetry on Facebook, and if I do I'll probably give my Facebook account and personal info to a lot of people here if not just make it public. The only thing stopping me from publishing poetry with wild abandon right now is wondering if I need an MFA to be respected (I also like writing non-poetry but not quite as much,) and if college is broken and just used by WASPs as a workaround for that pesky part of the constitution that doesn't let them get titles, MFAs are probably currently worthless and once college is free I'll be able to find at least one person in the US who will let me into their poetry program even if I already published. There actually doesn't seem to be much of a correlation between arts degrees and artistic accomplishments in the US unlike in countries with free and cheap education where people actually get arts degrees because they want to do art rather than because they want to smoke weed and dress like black and white hipsters. It doesn't even matter if I don't get directly paid for publishing on Facebook or other social media because I own the content and the economy is broken due to college loans anyways. So yes, if I post something, at least a lot of you are getting my social media information so have fun, though I'm not a huge stickler for privacy since I see my life as a book out of habit (I'm also not a stickler for posting every single thing I ever do for the same reason.)

    That would probably also stop making people here be a bunch of pretenders if anything would, mostly because no one would want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleum View Post
    I'm actually considering posting poetry on Facebook, and if I do I'll probably give my Facebook account and personal info to a lot of people here if not just make it public. The only thing stopping me from publishing poetry with wild abandon right now is wondering if I need an MFA to be respected (I also like writing non-poetry but not quite as much,) and if college is broken and just used by WASPs as a workaround for that pesky part of the constitution that doesn't let them get titles, MFAs are probably currently worthless and once college is free I'll be able to find at least one person in the US who will let me into their poetry program even if I already published. There actually doesn't seem to be much of a correlation between arts degrees and artistic accomplishments in the US unlike in countries with free and cheap education where people actually get arts degrees because they want to do art rather than because they want to smoke weed and dress like black and white hipsters. It doesn't even matter if I don't get directly paid for publishing on Facebook or other social media because I own the content and the economy is broken due to college loans anyways. So yes, if I post something, at least a lot of you are getting my social media information so have fun, though I'm not a huge stickler for privacy since I see my life as a book out of habit (I'm also not a stickler for posting every single thing I ever do for the same reason.)

    That would probably also stop making people here be a bunch of pretenders if anything would, mostly because no one would want to.
    It is hard when you feel like you have something unique to offer the world, but people around you don't acknowledge it or understand it. That being said, whether you have a degree or not is irrelevant unless your satisfaction in writing is determined by the evaluation of other people. Ask yourself: do you believe that your work is good? Or do you need a group of unwitting cheerleaders to praise and flatter you? Or maybe the recognition of cultural gatekeepers and elites? Sometimes cliches have a grain of truth...just write for yourself. You have nothing to prove to anyone save your own pleasure and enjoyment. Comparison is the worst enemy of creativity, and of happiness in general. The groups whose position in life you envy are likely to be bitter and dissatisfied with their lives as well.

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    ...I don't envy anyone since I haven't actually made any decision. That's like dividing by zero. All the MFA people are old and I'm not old. In fact, my not wanting to wait until I'm old is exactly the question. None of my favorite writers have MFAs either, but then, it didn't exist, so again, dividing by zero.

    Also, the fact that this site is full of pretender is exactly why your platitudes are meaningless. Of course my satisfaction is largely determined by the evaluation of other people. If you're not autistic or psychotic, you kind of want other people. It's just not determined by the evaluation of any people in particular. That's like saying daydreaming about the Martian soil is sufficient so why bother going to astronaut school? It's, to be blunt, the dumbest argument in all the world.

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