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The Official Original Poetry Thread
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The Official Original Poetry Thread

In this thread, you share a piece of poetry you wrote yourself. Yes, I know, we've had threads like this. But wait, there's more!

Instead of just sharing original work, you can also rate the poem(s) above yours on a scale of 1 to 10, and share what you like about that poem (or those poems).

Bonus points: Make each poem 15 words or less.

I'll start:

To seek joy
Is to catch a butterfly
Once the hunt ends
It is crushed

___

Consider the bird
Free, flying away

Examine the fish
Swimming, in play

But I stay

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05-02-2014 08:19 AM
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I Must Enter a Username Away
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Stalin
Ooooohhh Stalinnnn
You are my glorious Stalin
My Only Stalin
STALIN
STALIN
STALIN
05-09-2014 07:41 AM
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My God (If There Was One):
Satan is my God
I watch the useless cattle he prods
With a mighty pitchfork in hand
He exercises his demands
My role model? it is him
Frowning upon those whose wits are dim
Punishing those who shall conform
Those who chose to join the swarm

Have your regrets, but always stay strong from yours truly, Illuzion.
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05-11-2014 07:52 AM
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(05-09-2014 07:41 AM)I Must Enter a Username Wrote:  Stalin
Ooooohhh Stalinnnn
You are my glorious Stalin
My Only Stalin
STALIN
STALIN
STALIN

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Thunder

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Watch on YouTube You know how there is abstract art? Well I invented abstract poetry!

[Image: eat_my_train_shit__animated__by_leonartisan-d7px68f.gif]
I missed my old username
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Fixed. (Quick tutorial: Put only the video id in the YouTube tags, not the entire link.)

Ha, that is abstract.

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RE: The Official Original Poetry Thread

I don't like haikus.
Counting syllables bugs me.
I don't see the point.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(05-12-2014 08:25 PM)no Wrote:  I don't like haikus.
Counting syllables bugs me.
I don't see the point.

I know, right? (Also, 9.5/10 for irony)

Sundered are summer days
Diminished are sunshine rays
In the winter of my discontent


(Note that this is not a haiku. Most of my poems are short, as I attempt to state big ideas using only 15 words or less.)

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I'tss Time to Shit. It'd Tiem to Shit. I's time OT shIT. IT's Time to Shti. It'sd Tiem to SHit, It's tIMe to Shit. It's Tiem to Shit. it'S tIME TO sHIT. iT'S tIEM TO shIT. iT'S tIME TO hsit.

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glorious.
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