Does anyone here write poems?

by: Miep

Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 23:48:23 PM EST

I like to write poems at times. I mostly do free verse, sometimes rhyming, and haiku.

I wrote this one the other day, for one of the First Nations groups that are part of my Facebook experience.

Small things at night

Beauty from the elders

Run and play, children. Your world is just beginning.

Remember these mysteries as you play and grow strong, children.

They are your heart.

Miep :: Does anyone here write poems?
I have always liked to write poetry, by my own terms. I find it cathartic. Also writing poetry helps one to become more versatile with language.

And when you get into writing it, you start seeing it more. There is poetry everywhere. I have been punished for my poetry. I am sad about that. I know what I mean with my poems, I know what I try to do. But I can't necessarily explain it. My poems are what they are, as are yours. I'd be delighted to read any of yours.

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Beautiful poem! (2.00 / 6)
I wish that I could express myself that way!

Thank you (0.00 / 0)
I think that it helps just to get in the habit of writing, about whatever. Writing with people who are also writing helps a lot. I have always picked up stuff from other writers.

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"Poetry is an echo, (2.00 / 7)
asking a shadow to dance. - Carl Sandburg

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

I write mostly doggerel (2.00 / 4)

We once had a POTUS named Bush,
Whose head is so far up his tush,
That whenever he sneezes
He colonoscopeezes
And for the rest of the day he craps mush.

Bush's VP was named Cheney.
He was smart, people said, oh so brainy!
But where you have a heart
He was missing a part.
To me that's the worst kind of insane-y.

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

I started out on Mad Magazine (2.00 / 1)
I have due respect for my patrons.

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I like your poem (2.00 / 4)
Sometimes I write them for fun or just to see what comes out, but whenever I've shared them with anyone they assure me they're crap. I never know what they're going to say before they come out, which probably contributes to their crappiness.

Well the hell with that! Via Chicago (0.00 / 0)
That's just mean. Poetry is all about exploration. Trashing someone's poems is about setting up roadblocks.

If we lived in a healthy culture maybe we would not have people writing poetry that bothered anybody. Maybe it would all be about increasing beauty and art and caring. Maybe we would all become ultimately about pure poetry, as we found ourselves in this world.

But as long as anybody is working to repress poets about their poetry, we ain't there yet.

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I do. (2.00 / 5)
the point has been lost
in the struggle, dear,
some of us give - give
of ourselves without
replenishing the stuff
that makes us.
renewal, rebirth, rejuvenation
anything preceded by re-
becomes a struggle, a storm
in which the point, our focus
becomes a fugue of fogs
and yet, dear, we continue,
some of us, ever onward -
that void, that suction;
paying for nothing with everything
pouring water into sand.

Originally posted here:

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey

Well don't YOU just rock! (0.00 / 0)
Thanks so much for sharing that with me, fogiv.

Also, since I have your attention? Some places on the Internet really are kind of horrible. The worst ones are where the mods or owners get this misbegotten notion that they have some kind of ethical obligation to not moderate their own blogs, because to do otherwise would be a first amendment violation.

This Is So Wrong.

The first amendment is about the entirety of the citizenry, it's not about running a blog or publishing a newletter or running tne New York Times, for that matter. It's about not inhibiting free speech within whatever mediums of communication are currently available, with consideration also (and this is extremely important) that there should be due care to prevent harassment or predation upon those parties who have suffered unduly from social harassment that can be easily demonstrated to be resultant from ongoing hostile attitudes towards the oppressed parties on the part of those who only so frequently would like frame all of this as the fault of the victims.

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Some of my poetry has been published.... (2.00 / 4)
and I even got paid a money. One of the reviews said, "this poetry would kill a Vogon."

Now, that's just funny right there, (2.00 / 5)
One of the reviews said, "this poetry would kill a Vogon."

I don't care who you are! :~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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We have Poetry Wars here, (2.00 / 6)
from time to time, if not perhaps good ones.

It's best when you can butcher the language to fit, imho.

I've known a few Moose
Who when asked to produce
Some lines of rhythmical text,

Would take it in course
To lampoon the source
Of such an achievable quext.

It passes my mind
That in order to find
A causational trigger sufficients

To stampede the Meeses
Resulting in pieces
Of contextual arts they've proficients,

Presented a hurdle
Less'r bloods which would curdle
But True Mooses would span with omniscience.

So lay down, you Moose
Your pens do let loose
And fire some iambic pentameter,

You've just let a geek,
Coke-glass'ed, outspeak
A roomful of scholars who're apter.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

hmmm (2.00 / 5)
there once was a moose known as Bubba
not a poet was he, rather stubborn.
he moaned and he groaned
while his rhyming he honed
but his verse always came out as blubber.

Oh, no. You didn't! (2.00 / 4)
When a Moose lays down words that might rhyme,
Wiser heads know the moment is prime
To retreat to the safety
Of shelter, quite hasty,
'Fore the punning can reach double time.

Should a Bubba starts chanting 'bout nomics
The most likely resulting phenomics,
Is an awful refrain
Utilizing his name
Which would not survive outside of comics.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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hmmmm.... (2.00 / 3)
bubba's level of fail may be epic
making moose everywhere apoplectic
but the limerick's call
keeps ol' bubba in thrall
until the rhyme apocalyptic

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While limericks instigate (2.00 / 3)
Fail rather tragic
The fount of fail is haiku

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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I'm good that I'm still here. (2.00 / 1)
Thanks Moose. You passed the test. I spent much of today sorting pecans and talking about kittens on Facebook. I really do plan to take photos and write about cats and everything. brb

Moose usually just walk over tests. (2.00 / 1)
Seriously, have you ever really seen the size of the damn things? Moose are one of those animals that don't have to care about anything. Even the little ones could kick a bear to death.

They may be genetically related to deer but that's it. Moose just look at you like you don't even matter (or, more often, ignore you). Feet the size of dinner plates and heads the size of large dogs, those things blow my mind. We used to get them where we last lived in Canada, and in person you understand why they just don't give a damn what you do.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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