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Dark is the night

I stare up

I’m five years old

Hiding under my mom’s bedspread

My cheek against her, her arm around me

Protected and loved.

Pinpricks of light

I try to count those stars

Like I count the years

From then until now

And sigh.

 

oh...a new line...erm

 

Bit corny...

 

'love is....'

Edited by Sweetcherrie

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Bit corny...

 

'love is...'

 

One-liners stating the obvious,

yet not.

 

'love is...'

 

Seemingly universal truths,

yet not.

 

'love is...'

 

Abundantly sweet,

yet not.

 

'love is...'

 

Overused clichees,

yet not.

 

Love is...

a bit corny,

yet not.

 

 

 

(just had to use more didn't I? :P Also hi! :P)

 

Next line:

 

The beating of drums inside my body

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The beating of drums inside my body --

the insistent thrumming of passing time.

It's relentless, the Fates' swift strumming;

you can't resist their dance sublime.

 

 

Not corny but cliche:

Resistance is futile

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Resistance is futile

Say what you want

the truth wil out

anyways

 

through your actions

through your looks

through your stance

 

Resistance is futile

Give a voice

to the truth

before I out it

myself

 

 

 

New line: Wait for the ricochet..

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Wait for the ricochet
as people stand gawking

Eyes cast your way

 

You must have said something

that must have been bad

Yet now there is nothing

 

Nothing left to be said

as you stand there waiting

Running thoughts through your head

 

Your heart picks up thumping

Turns your face all red

as you wait for their dumping

 

You see their stilled tongues

preparing to voice

Now here surely it comes

 

And they snicker

 

Their laughter is brief

but from your discomfort
it offers
relief

 

~~~~~~~~

Ancient friends in absentia

Edited by Mardrax

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~very well put Mardrax.. ok I've been trying several ways now to say I liked it, probably for all the wrong reasons..also it's there'.. not 'their' the first time you used it... unless you meant it that way.. it actually works ...but there you have it, my likes ^_^ Let's see what I can make of your ricochet ~

 

 

 

Ancient friends in absentia

'twas the flicker and the notion

the carnal pleasure

unfolded

 

Ancient friendships in absentia

flummoxed and unfolded

the carnal pleasue

t'wixt'

 

Absent friends

ancient memories

 

in absentia

 

 

~~ might have to come back to this sentence, the implications are bountiful.. now for not a sentence, but a word..~~

 

 

~~~~~~~

 

Obsession

Edited by Appy

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D'oh. That's what you get for typing late at night, with perhaps one too many drinks.
Also: the Romans won. Yay!

So here goes.

~~~~~~~~

Obsession
with things slipping away
ever further away
until nothing remains
but
obsessions
with deepest interests
and shallowest desires
remaining yet unfulfilled
yet
obsessions
cling to my mind
as I cling back in kind
and we bind eachother

when nothing remains

but

obsession

~~~~~~~~~

Time flies, all wibbly wobbly insects

Edited by Mardrax

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Time flies,

All wibbly wobbly insects,

bursting forth in all directions by the billions,

Tiny fragments that appear coherent and linear

But

Each moving to its own destiny

With the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes

interacting, changing, mutating, timey whimey buzzing units of time.

 

We only see one direction on the fourth dimension

But it really moves in all axises.

 

I'm so pleased to read the creativity in this thread! Y'all are wonderful. And Mardax and Appy sightings! Yay!

 

First line:

 

Yellow grass hides under white snow

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Surprise! Here I am!

 

 

Yellow grass hides under white snow

Blue sky above grey clouds

And summer warmth in winter's shadow.

 

Memory hides within a clouded mind

And youth, from advancing age.

That grass wasn't yellow yesterday, was it?

 

Fin.

 

 

What these old bones know.

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What these old bones know...

 

Civilizations rise and fall

...and fall

 

Mountains grow and erode

...and erode

 

Rivers flow and dry up

...and dry up

 

What these old bones know...

Gnawed upon by time

 

Next line: Foolishness to even think

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Foolishness to even think

that I could pick this up

 

Foolishness even to think

that I remembered it all

 

Foolishness thinking

but wisdom prevails

 

Next line: Seeing you sparkle

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Seeing you sparkle

sunbeams glinting off your hair

I remember the glory days

when light belonged to this world

 

 

 

Next line: In the dark of the moon

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In the dark of the moon

There lies a spoon

 

These rhymes are crap

You should not clap

 

This poem is just so bad

Oh it is really sad

 

 

Next line: The worst decision that turned out well

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The worst decision that turned out well

Along the road to ring that bell

Found a monster, found a mouse,

found a friend in that strange house.

With words it spoke, in a voice of stone,

now I am welcome in its home.

So let not your fears delay,

with each step forge a brighter day.

 

Next line:

Too long, and yet too short.

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(I couldn't resist)

Too long,

and yet too short.

The end.

 

 

(nvm this entry, just continue ^_^:P )

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Never mind this entry, just continue . . .

 

A peculiar way to start a tale.

 

It seems -

 

Too long . . .

 

and yet . . .

 

too short.

 

 

Next line:

Wait . . . I slept through the Rapture!?

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Wait... I slept through the Rapture?

 

When the mountains broke, my slumber didn't?

 

When the seas boiled, it was just a warmer blanket?

 

The wails of sirens, no more than a lullaby?

 

No, you're having me on. It can't be. I can't have missed it.

 

It was scheduled for tomorrow. Maybe Sunday, yes, I'm sure of it.

 

So where is everyone anyway?

 

 

Next line: Next line.

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Next line . . .

 

NEXT line . . .

 

line . . .

 

LINE . . .

 

An absent minded theater actor,

 

is NEVER fine.

 

 

Next line:

 

I'll be removing my pants now

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I'll be removing my pants now

As soon as I remember how

The floor's a'tilt

The room a'spin

I blame it all on too much Gin

 

I'd just stay here

On the floor

But have a need

I can't ignore

Must make my way

To the bathroom door

 

 

New line

The cold rain keeps on falling

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Dark is the night,

But not so black.

Light shines in spaces long forgotten.

Awakening old dreams and lost words,

Taking my heart and soul to task,

Breaking the mirrors and the masks.

My visage died long ago,

Yet new ones are found.

 

And so in shadow I sleep,

Dream the ages past,

Walk those lost paths,

Deep in my own sweet place.

Darker than a night in space.

 

...

 

New line: she spun a silken lifeline...

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And as I was not on the last page and picked the wrong line...

 

The cold rain keeps on falling,

Dripping through the torn earth,

Soaking away the dust and decay,

Trickling tickles of icy mirth.

 

Weeping willows dream of her touch,

Cold caress of life,

The waking earth will warm at last,

But without cold rain, is lost.

 

...

 

And another line because I can...

 

And that can be my line. *fades back into the shadows*

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Your second line was confusing because it was.


---


She spun a silken lifeline

The pressure of a touch could call

Her future would not decline

Sheltered against the corner wall


He lifted up his head to scent

Smells lingering along the fence

Then shuffled on with energy pent

Spines rippling in his defense


---


Next Line: The sound echoed for days

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The sound echoed for days,

Trickling and tinkling across the air,

Fragmenting reverberations of despair,

Slipping soundlessness away,

In a coat of aural decay,

Bracing the mind with splintered shards,

Echoes tracing ancient scars,

Days and days, and dripping ways,

Soaked in sound, dancing round,

Spiralling, diving, sweeping, shrieking,

Drowning in the echoes soaking softly away.

...

 

New line: so she danced slowly on

Edited by cryptomancer

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So she danced slowly on

And in the beginning

Step heavy and wrong

There was no living


So she danced slowly on

Leaving shreds of self

In prints small and wan

She with no health


So she danced slowly on

Trying to remember

What comes before dawn

That doesn't offend her


So she danced slowly on

Wrestling with ideas

That seem woebegone

But lacking in tears


So she danced slowly on

And by the end of the night

Her steps slowly belong

To laughter and light


--


New Line - When the madness overcame you

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When the madness overcame you, we all danced in a giddy joy,

No more peeping out the veiled view, slowly separating alloy;

 

We boldly taking turns at staring you down, splinters in silvered panes of glass.

You fought for the surface - struggled not to drown, we won when combining en masse.

 

Each jagged sliver life now, your sanity we overthrew,

Personality? And how! When the madness overcame you.

 

First line - In odd we place our trust

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