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    Post General Original Poetry

    TOO LONG


    It's been too long since you opened your eyes
    You feel too numb to feel surprised
    Yet this surprises you
    Remember how it used to be
    looking out across the troubled sea
    beneath the raging sky
    Sitting on the neutral sand
    a pen and paper in your hand
    when the pictures flowed, no need to try
    Remember how you used to cry
    let all the emotion melt inside
    and fingerpainting with all the runny colors
    so carelessly left behind
    you painted a pretty picture then
    all wild and innocent from within
    and radiating energy
    and blatant creativity
    It's been too long since you opened your mind
    and let it all flow in a rhythm and rhyme
    from the deepest of depths
    in the poet in you
    don't remember the rules
    and just do what you do

    "...just an idle doodle in the margins of our minds ..."
    ...nf

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    That is not "general" poetry

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    Default Into the darkness, backwards

    Some know what lies ahead, perhaps
    Others chose not to look, blindly
    Spirits say 'destiny binds you, entraps'
    I peer ahead and see, vaguely
    Into the darkness, backwards

    Before us, hazy--behind us, firmly
    But naught is perfect, mishaps
    Standing alone I differ, crazy
    Some bridges before are not, collapse
    Into the darkness, backwards

    Does it matter, question
    Maybe it is a curse, burden
    Maybe it is better, fortune
    Maybe it matters not, token
    Into the darkness, backwards

    It hinders my path ahead, weaken
    It confuses and angers me, tension
    It steals my life, villain
    It opens the darkness I cannot describe, mention
    Into the darkness, backwards

    It lightens my load, support
    It guides and helps me, mentor
    It allows me to live, consort
    It hides the darkness I cannot bear, abhor
    Into the darkness, backwards

    It all balances in harmony, unsure
    It pulls in all directions, cavort
    It is my life I must lead, footsore
    It is the darkness that I am, assort
    Into the darkness, backwards
    Knight-errant of Carealot
    Soulstealer's old (and reigning) archnemesis
    ~has a Star at the center of his universe~
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    damn Malcor! I thought you didn't do the poetry thing. That was awesome.

    And nightfairy I can't tell you how much I relate to that poem of yours right now.

    edit: I might have unblocked my writers block tonight and have a poem to add.


    The smell is on my hands
    in my clothes
    and in my hair
    no matter how clean I get
    it will always be there
    sweat and blood and dust
    sickly and sweet and poison
    this is what death smells like
    and its driving me insane
    you can't escape the chemicals in your brain
    if they want to speak of death you gotta hear their refrain
    and a brains got a way of speaking in smells
    I wish I could forget cos it smells like seven hells
    it smells like death
    like a dying horses breath
    and its evoking inner sights
    that I just can't fight
    like a dying horses eyes
    filled with red of dawning skies
    turning back inside her head
    she don't want to be dead
    she wants to fight
    to make it through the night
    but the madness takes a hold
    and the blindness makes her fold
    and her screams fill up the night
    she's losing the fight
    and I have nothing left to offer
    just wait and watch her suffer
    cos there comes point
    when nothing offers comfort
    except a bullet to the head
    finally she's dead
    and I am released
    I hope she's at peace
    Last edited by dark fuschia; June 12th, 2003 at 09:56.

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    "You should see what I see" Malcor Sylverwood's Avatar
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    Thanks, soulstealer. You flatter me. Anyway, that was the only poem (until recently) that I had ever willing written. I'd thought it lost for all time, but I happened to mention it to my oldest friend...and she had saved a copy.

    Thanks Bec.

    Anyway, don't take it personal, but I'll read your poem when I get back home...its a little long for $6/hour

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    how im here, i do not know
    shall i stay, where will i go?
    my hearts desire is evading me,
    my destiny, i doubt i'll see.
    i feel greatness there, right in my soul,
    but this life i lead is taking toll.
    im fading into the darkest black
    and fear i will not turn back.
    for pain, and fear, and strife i live
    this world takes all i can give.
    it leaves me hollow, drained and poor,
    but really life is nothing more.
    (a work in progress)
    ~insert triumphant ending later~
    woot!!!!!!!!11

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    Justin I like that. Make sure you post the full thing when you finish it.

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    Wow, soulstealer...that was very... ~searches for word~

    umm...

    Tragicroughscarypainfuldesperate.

    ~nods~

    -Malcor "Webster" Sylverwood
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    This is very, very rough, but...well...here it is anyway...

    (edited a spelling error)

    I opened the book and pain filled my heart
    For the words I read reminded me of what I’d lost.

    I miss my muse, my inspiration, my love,
    And I beg her to return to me, just once, for awhile.

    In my desperation I search, other places, other names
    But none can fill the void, the emptiness in my soul.

    Years go by, sadness ebbs and flows.
    The time seems endless, the days unfulfilled.

    One day, turning a corner, I see her.
    There, in the crowd, stands the one that I seek.

    I rush to her, and throw my arms about her shoulders,
    “Why did you leave me?” I wail with anguish. “Did I wrong you?”

    She turns to me with a tear in her eye.
    “My dear, it was not I who left, it is you who grew.”

    “You saw the world beyond me, and thought that it was grand,
    So here I sat, waiting for the day I knew, I hoped, would come.”

    I took her by the hand, reassuring her that her place in my life
    Was as secure now as it always should have been.

    And so, returning home, I opened the book, turned to the back,
    And put pen to paper once more. And I can write again.
    Last edited by Cloric the Cleric; June 21st, 2003 at 04:09.

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    I wrote this in my reflections thread, but I figured it might belong here as well. This wasn't meant to be a poem at all, just a collection of...words? thoughts? But it ended up being one anyway, and with a little editing it acheived its final form seen below.

    Helplessness

    Perched upon my ledge
    Stashed behind my walls
    Watching the scene unfold
    Time and time again

    Bound by decision
    Trapped by fate
    Things continue to pass
    Time and time again

    I've been here before
    I'll be here again
    The world moves on
    Time and time again

    Unable to act
    Unwilling to try
    Everything crumbles to dust
    Time and time again

    Have I seen the way
    My lantern sheds no light
    Existance fades to black
    Time and time again

    Helplessness

    -Malcor "No poet" Sylverwood
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    I think I've posted this one elsewhere before, but...well, it's one of my own personal favorites...and you'll never believe how it was written...

    Remembering


    I lay on the grass
    Staring up
    At the stars shining in heaven
    Thinking of nothing
    But the love we once shared.
    The music we heard.
    The colors we saw.
    The places we went.
    The emotions we felt.
    I cry as I think
    Of how full you made my life
    Everyday that I knew you,
    From the first
    To the last.

    The day I knew
    That you had gone
    From my life forever
    Was one of the worst,
    Yet one of the best,
    Days of my life.
    While I had lost your smile,
    Your energy and life,
    You had finally lost your pain.

    I think back further
    To the day we discovered
    The beast that was
    Spreading itself through
    Every fiber of your being
    Eating away at your insides,
    Disintigrating your dignity.

    I remember marching,
    Crusading for a cure,
    Supporting you through every arduous step.

    I remember our fights.
    Cursing you, calling you names,
    Son of a bitch, Asshole and worse,
    Hating you for getting this
    Terrible sickness.
    Forcing me to watch, helpless,
    As the one I loved faded
    Slowly into the Darkness.

    I remember the way I felt
    The day I recieved
    The information so terrible
    That I couldn't tell you for fear
    Of adding to your burden.
    But even though I never said,
    Never even hinted,
    I could see in your eyes,
    As you died, you knew.

    I lay here today
    Knowing how terrible
    It is to miss you,
    And how hard all I have
    To go through will be without you.
    But I also know that
    Your strength,
    The strength you showed and taught me,
    Will get me through it all,
    Until the day, perhaps soon,
    That I will Join you,
    And we can love forever.
    Victory is mine!! [/Stewie]

    Someday...*sigh* someday I'll live in a world that appreciates me. But not today, I sense.

    Faith without works is dead.

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    Wow Cloric, that was very sad but beautiful too. And you didn't clog it up with too much abstraction. I like poetry that gets its message across, otherwise, what's the point of sharing your poetry if its so embelished you miss the authors intent?

    Well, I used to write quite a bit but in the last few years I sort of fell out of it. Plus I don't like sharing my writing cuz I'm not good at taking criticism. Anyway, I found one that I thought I'd share..not my best but far from my worst. I think its one that many if not most can relate to.

    YOU

    I wonder, will you ever know
    the careless words, were crushing blows?
    And each would birth a little brick
    from which a wall grew tall and thick.
    Behind that wall, the real me,
    stood waiting there for you to see.
    You never looked, nor called my name.
    I needed you, you never came.
    I saw you when you turned to go,
    I wonder, will you ever know?

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    Tatum I can really relate to that poem. I am sure most people can, its really beautifully written.

    And Cloric I remember reading that poem before, its a hard one to forget Like Tatum said it's both sad and beautiful.

    Malcor I think you've totally been holding out on us. I hope you can churn out more.

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    for most stuff i'm willing to share, you'll have to take a jaunt to my reflection thread. however, i wrote this one a while back. then, i had a different kind of night, and this other one came out. i think they are kind of companion poems. they certainly aren't a single poem, but they are two sides of the same coin, so they fit together somehow. anyway, here they both are. i don't think the second is as good as the first, but that's okay.

    tonight i laugh, and smile
    tonight i just sit a while
    tonight i spend time with friends
    tonight i can pretend

    i pretend to be careless and worry free
    i pretend that nothing troubles me
    i pretend there is no pain i feel
    i pretend and my pretending is real

    i am careless, my smiles sincere
    i am happy, with nothing to fear
    i am shining, just like the sun
    i am joyous, life is so fun

    tomorrow it starts, everything that i dread
    tomorrow it begins, new things in my head
    tomorrow it dawns, tho' i drag my feet
    tomorrow it rises, and when it does, i'm beat.

    but tonight, tonight is still mine
    i take a deep breath and everything's fine
    and i realize it's alright,
    because right now...right now is tonight.

    ================================

    tonight drags on, people talk to me.
    tell me how, things might be.
    i need to do this, i need to go here,
    their fixed-on smiles drifting to sneers.

    tonight my tasks are many in number,
    i must finish them all, before i turn to slumber.
    calls to make and bills to pay,
    all due when the night turns to day.

    tonight just won't end, or give me release,
    this headache i have, it keeps me from peace.
    the heat is obscene, sweat slides down my neck,
    my room's in disarray, my mind is a wreck.

    tonight i'm tired, not body but mind,
    i'm in a tunnel, the light i can't find.
    the ceiling drops down, and in the sides bend.
    why can't this horrible night just come to an end?

    then i go to sleep, and it's all gone,
    i go to sleep, and up comes the sun.
    as soon as i'm gone, the night is gone too,
    and tomorrow, tomorrow's brand new.
    Last edited by sir archely; September 3rd, 2004 at 09:25.
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    i have 2 rather light-hearted poem i wrote today on a picnic.. ok, well i didn't actually write them.. but i thought of the ideas for them. Not my best, just fun to write.. and of course experiance

    Sunlight plays off of her hair
    Simply irresistible
    Skin as sweet as a summer breeze
    She leans against me
    I lean against her
    Her rock, Her warmth
    Lips so soft and tantalizing
    Breath like magic
    I wrap my arms around her
    Warding off the impending cold
    Flicks of light captivate her attention
    Millions of them play
    Weaving in and out of the woods
    Fairies wanting us to join
    Darkness threatens to surround us
    Sunlight all but gone
    So I mount, and we make our way
    Lit only by the fireflies
    =====================
    Crouched on a branch grinning like a Cheshire cat
    Letting the open arms of summer caress me
    The sun strains to break through the shade
    But manages only dapples that dance on my face
    Freshly pressed grass weaves it’s way through the air
    Birds flirt with the wind, making barely aborted dives
    Dancing along with a beat in my step no drummer could match
    A world of infinite possibilities contained in a grove in the middle of a field

    (actually i wrote 2 other endings to go with it but i liked this one the best... i think)

    by the way i just want to say everyone's poetry is lovely, i didn't come across one i didn't like. and Arch, i like the way the paralel eachother, although i relate to the second one more
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