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towel42
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Ok, I've been feeling strangely inspired lately. I'm a writer, and I thought, hell, why not start a thread where Scarleteeners can post their poetry? I have plenty I can post, and, well, I wanna show off. So sue me.

I'll start off the thread with a short little thing I wrote in a fit of pseudo-creativity the other day. Its not very good, because I wrote it in five minutes, and even I don't know what the hell I was talking about. But I like it anyway. Without further ado, I present "Burden", © L.U., 2001.

The weight of my obsession
is the weight of the world.
I carry it on my shoulders
until my back, sore, is curled.
I hate it with a passion,
yet I love it, fate insists.
I truly resent my burden,
that which holds me, with iron fists.


*cough* *shrug* Well, go ahead folks, don't be shy! Post away!

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...an angel who didn't so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards...

"Ni! Ni! Niii!" -Monty Python & the Holy Grail

"Ennui is insufficient reason to commit suicide."
"Things seemed much less complicated...before we kept computers."
-Neil Gaiman


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So I stared at the message text box, and I wrote some silliness that apparently has no meaning. Without further adieu, I present the "two-minute poem":

they are unbidden, these thoughts
wending their way through my mind;
and so my mental minefield of memories
tints the present a shameful red.

bright, he smiles at me, i smile back;
our games missing grace while
compassion loses itself in monotony,
and crimson splashes high on my face.

the sweetness has faded, the silence--
it broods, dark, deep, remembering,
and so we clutch for recollections
in a cinnamon dusk that slowly slips away.


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I forgot to wonder today
since when did losing my mind
and myself over You
become okay?
okay, as they say,
Love is blind
so why do I quiver from seeing
You, ten feet away, all the time?
anyway, back to my losses,
what are the causes?
and is it your fault if
I just can't handle
knowing and not Loving You,
You say, "Who Wouldn't Know
That You're A Goddess?"
then why can't we
just be always as we are
in that moment on fire
when I can smell your skin,
fell your goosebumps and desire?
is it because that would make things simple
just how You hate them to be,
even for me?

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Limes Are Sublime


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Rio
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Alright, let me warn you ahead of time what you are about to read is an awful attempt at poetry. There you are warned I recieved a notice on Monday night telling my I had been selected as a semifinalist in a poetry contest (which gets me published woohoo ). The next part of the contest will be judged in Oct. So I guess I'll post that one first

Praise Be

Praise be to the dancers,
who without music may seem crazed.
Praise be to the painters,
who may always seem dazed.
Praise be to the writers,
who always seem well-phrased.
Praise be to the flowers,
who are eternally in their vase.
Praise be to the fog,
with its grey and misty haze.
Praise be to the kind-hearted,
for the saddened faces they will raise.
Praise be to the free-thinkers,
for their constant questioning of our ways.
Praise be to the stars,
for their everlasting gaze.
Praise be to the dreamers,
for their imagery will never cease to amaze
Praise be to everyone,
for sharing their gifts in their own ways.

*^^* That was embrassing lol.

Maybe I'll post another here later if that didnt blind anyone heh.
Rio


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here's one i wrote a while back that i still think is rather nifty:

i'm not twig thin
no longer blond
got blue eyes -
-behind glasses.
my breasts aren't small
stomache's not flat
i'm tall...
.....not statuesque
i'm not what i'm
supposed to be
i'm happily
brattily
cute
as
me


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i just wrote this today after talking to ryan's mom... he wasn't home... as always...
it's called "i dont know" for obvious reasons...

i don't know what you're thinking.
i hear from others what you say
but i don't hear it from you.

you confuse me with your actions
or, for that matter, lack of actions.
i don't know what you're thinking.


i don't know how you'd handle this;
if i told you what i was thinking.
would you understand?

you frustrate me with what you say.
i don't understand you all the time and
i don't know how you'd handle this.


i don't know why you're like this.
i want you to tell me what
it is that you want from me.

you make me wonder if it's all worth it;
the worrying, the mixed emotions.
i don't know why you're like this.


i don't know why this bothers me.
i tell myself i can be happy being friends.
i truely believe i can, but i want more.

you make me so happy when i'm with you,
you make me feel like nothing else matters...
and nothing else should matter...
i don't know why this bothers me.

this is another that could come from any girl

this is me...
i offer you this...
you take this or leave it...
but please don't play with this then leave it.

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" Life move pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller


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Wow, we've got some pretty talented poets here! Everyone better keep posting, I love reading these. (BTW, that Praise Be poem wasn't "awful", it was beautiful!)

Here's another one of mine. A lot of people who read this think I'm "criticising God", but that's really not at all what I'm trying to do. I wrote it a few years ago at a time when I was pretty depressed and disillusioned about things in general. I'd just finished reading Dante's "Inferno", and I was sick of all the people I knew who proclaimed themselves to be good Christians but had some of the darkest, most sadistic hearts. So the poem isn't criticizing God, but rather, people who use their religion to pretend to be "good" while they really are complete as*holes.

"Untitled"


Does God fear a higher power?
Is it that which makes his cower,
in his tall, white pearl tower?

Does the creator shed a tear,
for all of his creations' fear,
or does he merely give a leer?

In the 7th Circle of Hell,
where there is a foul smell,
do his eyes fall, pray tell?

Does he ever stop to hear,
the nasty little children's jeers,
another heart they sure do sear?

And the ringing of a bell,
turns the children's knees to jell,
for they scarcely know how well,

their emotions will react.

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...an angel who didn't so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards...

"Ni! Ni! Niii!" -Monty Python & the Holy Grail

"Ennui is insufficient reason to commit suicide."
"Things seemed much less complicated...before we kept computers."
-Neil Gaiman


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Okay, this is the best I could do. English Majors of the world, unite!
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The Scarleteen Poem

Across the lonesome Net we surf
Looking for some wholesome turf,
A place where we can hang our shoes
And check on all the latest news,
A land where teens can run the show
And learn things that we did not know,
For old and young and in-between
A land that we call Scarleteen.

Our darling Scarlet gave to us
This lovely site where folks can't cuss,
Where volunteers try so hard to help
When we have infections that make us yelp,
Or wonder about shaving and where we should do it
Or wonder about breakups and how we'll live through it,
And you know that those Advocates will never be mean
Right here in the land that we call Scarleteen.

To Scarlet, our thanks, for giving us this gift
Where nary a thread can open a rift,
And friendships develop from one common thread
And you can ask questions about bumps on your head,
Or ask all the questions you're too shy to ask others
(Like mothers and fathers, or sisters and brothers),
We're a big happy family right there on your screen
In this wonderful land that we call Scarleteen.
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Whaddya think? I've never really been good at poetry. I'm sure Beppie will be correcting my rhyme and meter shortly...

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Good one Dannie! Belongs on the next ST t-shirt.
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alaska
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wooohoooo Dannyboy! Good job!

How come that men at Scarleteen are good at rhyming? I remember dearest Richard always coming up with improptu poems, too....

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Caro
~spanking new Scarleteen Sexpert~

"We must become the change we want to see."
Mahatma Gandhi


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Being the wannabe writer that I am, I told Danny that I'd critique his poem for him. But heck, it was pretty dang good! At least your rhyme...I like writing poems, but I can never get them to rhyme. (But if there was a short story thread, I'd be posting there 24-7! Heehee... ) WTG, Danny!

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"Only in dreams
We see what it means
Reach out our hands
Hold on to hers
But when we wake
It's all been erased
And so it seems
Only in dreams..."
-Weezer

"Wow, someone slept in sex ed!"


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Beppie
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Given the conversation I had with Danny on ICQ yesterday, I thought I'd post this one:

A CRATER ON THE MOON

I saw children making models of the earth beside the sun,
with the sun a rounded building and the earth a tennis ball,
and then I made a wish inspired by their schoolyard fun:
I wished that I could be the earth beside Lord Tennyson.

They used a well-sized stone for Mars, for Jupiter a balloon
as I tried to write some verse that could orbit ‘round a star,
but deny the thought as I would, it came upon me soon,
that standing next to Tennyson, I'm a crater on the moon.

One child turned a switch inside and so created day,
and the pale paper moon faded from my yearning sight;
and yet it came back into view when in the children's play
it slipped behind the earth as though it almost wished to say,

"Although I will go into hiding, do not despair the light,
for many craters in the moon reflect the sun at night."

(c)Beppie Keane, 2001


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Rio
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Wow! Everyone's poems are amazing I thought I'd post another Uh, this one is just a little dark.

Watch it Bleed

On the thin red line,
she sits watching it bleed.
Red on white,
what a beautiful comedy.
When its all to much,
she goes in,
while she watches it bleed again.
Running in and wanting out.
Too much anger,
or too much pain.
So she sits back to watch it bleed.
Anemia is setting in,
as she watches it bleed
calm is all she feels,
and all she ever wanted to be.

Sorry, I'm horrible with puntuation .
Rio


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Beppie and Dan, those were both so good! And adorable! Hee, I love Tennyson...*cough*

And Rio, dark can be good, I really liked the imagery in yer's.

Keep it up, everybody!

P.S. Maybe I'll start a short story thread, too, I have quite a few of those. Ooh, writing is fun...

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...an angel who didn't so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards...

"Ni! Ni! Niii!" -Monty Python & the Holy Grail

"Ennui is insufficient reason to commit suicide."
"Things seemed much less complicated...before we kept computers."
-Neil Gaiman

[This message has been edited by towel42 (edited 05-28-2001).]


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You look at me
And I take a glance at you

You wonder why I'm so silent
But I'm just in awe

In awe over you
And how amazing you acutally are

In awe over how you make me feel
and how much you actually mean to me

Your kisses are sweet
And the way you hold me

Makes me melt
Into oblivion

And pure bliss...

You wonder why I'm so slient
But I wonder why you're so amazing...


I wrote this last year, and it's not great, but it expresses how I feel, so I like it.

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A good friend will bail you out of jail, but a best friend will be sitting next to you in the jail cell saying, "THAT WAS AWESOME!!"


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I'm loving the poetry, guys! Lots of talent here...

*ahem* So, this is not the best poem I've ever written (I have three and a half poems that I will actually admit to writing)... but it's probably the most charming, especially if you are aware that IRL I really *am* a big loser who can't talk to girls.

So...
purely hypothetically,
what would happen
if I kissed you?
Right now?

I'm not so sure myself.
But I imagine that as our lips touch,
our bodies become conductors
for all the electricity that has been building
in the air around us
jolting through us
and I don't know if I can handle
that much voltage.

I imagine that as my hand moves to the small of your back,
that song that inexplicably reminds me of you
or maybe you remind me of it
or something
starts floating into the room from
invisible speakers,
and the lights dim
and we are suddenly surrounded
by various scented body oils.

Or I imagine that as you stroke the back of my neck I forget how to breathe,
or I fall over,
or I realize this isn't working,
or I decide that I don't like it
or that I like it too much and just run away.

I know
that I'll probably never do it.
I'll keep imagining.

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(read all of my sordid secrets. well, not really.)


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Rio
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Um, I just wrote this. So, I thought I'd post it here.

little bit by little bit you're drifting away
where are you going?
I saw you,
You saw me.
but you're out there on the open sea
too far to remember
you can't saw that you are "leaving"
only that you must go
in this hurricane
everything has spun out of control
because little bit by little bit you're slipping away
why must you go?
you know you're too young
for this ship to be sinking
S.O.S.
but your radio is down
your life, your land, your house, and your garden
have all been stolen by pirates
why?
because they think its best
when little bit by little bit you're being pulled away
we hate to see this happening
all we can say is:
we love you
where-ever you are

That poem was about my neighbor who is in her mid- fifties and has Alzhiemers. The bank is in complete control of everything. Her children (who are all in their twenties) took it to court to try and get control but lost. Their mother (who can still talk and do quite a few things)is being sent to a nursing home on the fourth of June. She will barely leave her property. She really doesn't want to leave. Her children have to move everything from their childhood home by the 16th of June. These people were like family to me. I practically live there for a few years hehe. I'm leaving on a trip really soon and when I get back they will be gone. Anywho thats what it was about
-Rio


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Hide behind your broken heart,
Your veil of tears a glistening shine
Upon a heart no longer mine --
And watch me mend my own.
~*
Burn our bridges, cut our ties,
Punctuate with angry sighs --
Watch me from so far away,
And see I'm not alone.
`
Say you won't believe my lies,
Though what was shown was not disguise,
But reality, the simplicity
Of change has turned your mind.
`~
Nevermind my broken wings,
Or why I can no longer sing,
And why I'll never again fly --
Though dreams are with the stars.
.`
Cannot see my point of view,
Nor realize, believe it's true,
I'm not afraid to show to you
The things gone through my heart .`

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*sweatdrops* This one is a tad angsty, but I like it!

One

One Smile.
One Tear.
One Ounce of Peace
For All the Year.

One Laugh.
One Kiss.
One Life to Live
Too Much to Miss.

One Chance.
One Love.
Just One of the Blessings
From Heaven Above.

One Heart.
One Soul.
Two Lives Together
...Yet All Alone.

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You aint goin' crazy; it's all in your head.


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Barbie Doll
With your blonde hair so flowing and free
All the way to your back, Im glad your not me
Your life is so perfect in every way
The peak of perfection is what you portray
You make girls think they are not good enough
That they won't make it in real life 'cus they don't have the right stuff
Your not even real your just made of plastic
And what holds your joints together is a plain old elastic
What girls see in you is the smallest waist, the flatest stomache and the most beautiful hands
But every part of you was preveously planned
Your lips are ruby, your nose is just right
When you try on clothes they are never too tight
No acne or zits, you have no flaws at all
Girls will band together you empire will fall
This will happen when girls come out of there dream homes of pink
And realize its not how you look but how you live and think

The following part goes out to all the girls out there
Even the ones who arent listening,and the ones who dont even care
It dosen't matter if you have a big nose, thin hair, or fat thighs
For all of your own beauty lies deep inside
Believe in yourself and love who you are
Cuz Girl, you can move mountains, you can be one of the stars!!
Abby
just a positive message for all the gals!

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Watch out! I spell awful!


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Ok...so here's an acrostic I wrote in the beginning of the year...I was on a field trip into a wildlife preserve.

All around me there is
This feeling of utter completeness.

Here, there are no other people, no
Other-worldly sounds to distract me from my mind's pleasant ramblings.
My thoughts are fluttering like the leaves around me, and
Everything has fallen perfectly into place, painting my own private picture.
Nothing is the way it shouldn't be, yes
Even the brook seems to feel it.
Something is in the air, and
Suddenly, I know that I am at home.

~Angel~


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Nobody knows what you know, nobody's seen what you've seen, nobody's lived what you've lived...so why let them judge you?
~Personal Quote~

You know, Hobbes, sometimes I think the surest sign of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
~Calvin~

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I've been around this thread for a few days and I never got to post! So my first post here will be a poem I wrote to be the lyrics of a song. Have in mind English is not my first language eheh Here it is:

(untitled)

We live in circles
Since we are born
No pace or slow motion
Life's our emotion

When we grow up
Love comes around
We start our life in spirals
And you say: why now?

Why?
Look ahead, don't fall
Look behind, you're so smart
Lay me there
Lie me now
Tell me you love me
Push me to the ground

Life's so strange
No chance to draw it
There's no circles and no spirals
Just a big black hole to fall

We live in circles
Since we are born
No pace or slow motion
Life's our emotion

Where?
Look ahead, don't fall
Look behind, you're so smart
Lay me there
Lie me now
Tell me you loved me
Before I fall onto the ground

Standing here I imagine
Lying there I dream of you...
It's such a big feeling in a black heart
Big black hole called love

Inês ~ 21.12.2000

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I wrote it a week after my ex-boyfriend of 1 year broke up with me... just thinking about life and how fast it can change... Any questions or anything ICQ me Just installed it yesterday ehehhe

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