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    S/O Poetry: Poets?

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    Anyone a poet? Willing to share their work!? I know, I know. It's like jumping off a cliff. Scary stuff. Take the plunge! I wanna see it.
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    You can find some of mine here:

    http://www.militarysos.com/forum/mem...-hollyjay.html

    Most of that is satire, however, and written from a different viewpoint than I've got these days.

    I'll see if I can dig up any of my serious stuff.

    ETA: It's on the blog. Stupid link.
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    I used to write a lot...forever ago.

    I'll see if I can muddle through them. My favorite one is from my AP Psych Class. Our professor wrote some phrases on the board and gave us about half an hour to form them into either a prose/poetry/what-have-you. I absolutely loved mine and it made all my classmates astonished. I don't typically share my poems, but this one doesn't symbolize anything too personal to me, I was just excited that I could sew those phrases together.

    I'll go look...
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    I used to write...I have to find everything again.

    I used to have a page back in the time of geocities
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving View Post
    You can find some of mine here:

    http://www.militarysos.com/forum/mem...-hollyjay.html

    Most of that is satire, however, and written from a different viewpoint than I've got these days.

    I'll see if I can dig up any of my serious stuff.

    ETA: It's on the blog. Stupid link.
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    This was from my AP Psych class. To this day, I haven't quite put a meaning to it... there are holes here and there. I wanted to elaborate and finish it, but I can't decide if I like it as is (with all the mystery) or if I should make sense of it.

    Seeing through one eye,
    with both eyes open,
    I lived in that circle of light,
    in great speed and utter silence.
    Like music changing key,
    I lost all sense of space
    And did not know what I was doing;
    Neither did anyone else.
    I set up and staged hundreds of ends of the world
    and watched, enthralled, as they played themselves out.
    I had about 5 minutes to watch the members of a very dense population exited by the heat.
    Over and over again the last trump sounded,
    and the known world drained, dried, and vanished.

    10/18/05
    Oh...and back in my real writing days, I was super emo. My poems were very 'woe is me'...with teenage love poems in between. I was the definition of a sap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luci View Post
    This was from my AP Psych class. To this day, I haven't quite put a meaning to it... there are holes here and there. I wanted to elaborate and finish it, but I can't decide if I like it as is (with all the mystery) or if I should make sense of it.

    Oh...and back in my real writing days, I was super emo. My poems were very 'woe is me'...with teenage love poems in between. I was the definition of a sap
    That is a really beautiful poem. I love the line where you said "I set up and staged a thousand ends of the world" (or something similar, quote didn't quote)

    Here's one of mine. It's one of the few ones thats written to be read instead of spoken so it makes sense on paper...sort of. I wrote it right after my ex-partner and I broke up. I was trying to make sense of it all.

    we built that house of cards on the dashboard
    somewhere in between home and the california border,
    surrounded by saffron fields and bruised eye sky.
    sitting shotgun,
    telling me the cities are beautiful when they burn.

    we tried to cup love like a bird in our fists.
    wrapping ourselves around her as if she would never grow old
    as if she wasnt fragile. as if this house of cards
    was big enough for us to call home.
    but she grew too big to be held by our splintered palms. started
    breaking our fragile bones and told us to go home.

    fix your broken bridges.
    but this is not chicago.
    or san francisco or santa cruz.
    or new orleans.
    were left shooting in different directions
    and i was never very good with a hammer.

    you told me you wished you had never met me,
    and i wished you had never met me either.
    im two struck matches away from burned bridges
    and as pretty as a car accident.
    i would tell you i was sorry if sorry could hold you
    and knew how to sew a heart back together.

    i can still feel your hand in mine,
    driving towards a city we knew better than ourselves,
    chasing mercury into retrograde and tracing
    our merging shadows with etched fingertips.
    all thats left between you and me is ghosts
    and fault lines lie in my faltering heart
    so im sorry.
    i can still hear your voice tell me,
    the city is beautiful when it burns.
    and always will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linderful View Post
    That is a really beautiful poem. I love the line where you said "I set up and staged a thousand ends of the world" (or something similar, quote didn't quote)

    Here's one of mine. It's one of the few ones thats written to be read instead of spoken so it makes sense on paper...sort of. I wrote it right after my ex-partner and I broke up. I was trying to make sense of it all.
    I don't think I breathed the entire time I was reading that. I went through a breakup in high school and reading that just reminded me of how confusing and painful it was- longest breakup ever too, a year and a half. I wish I could find mine. I was just home- I had an entire journal devoted to my ex-SO.

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