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Must Write Bad Poetry
« on: September 22, 2016, 11:20:31 am »
Post your terrible or less terrible poetry here. I have a vague memory of a poetry thread, but I couldn't find anything.

Anyway, I actually write a lot of poems. No one ever sees them. I must correct this by showing off my terrible poetry. You must, too. Show off your bad poetry!



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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 11:27:37 am »
If you want, find some ideas on how to write a poem here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2013/03/the-average-fourth-grader-is-a-better-poet-than-you-and-me-too/

I decided to write this after reading that article. Basically the idea is that as you get older, you start using more conventional phrasing. Whereas poetry yearns for more unusual expressions, which is what children more naturally use. So here goes my attempt, at, ehem, freeing my mind:

The sun is burning, but it chills
Cold and heavy, duly grim
In the song you see a falling wind
And the branches fall within

A chilly image on your lips
Feel the cold turning in
You are moving, but moving still
Stillness in your heart
And stillness of the soul
Keeps looking from above

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 12:28:38 pm »
I saw this thread this morning and thought up some lines at work today. I'm gonna regurgitate some super hot fire on this thread. Buckle up bitches.


This is how we communicate. Stay up on facebook too late and bemoan the passing of late great actor known for playing sinister caucasian reporbates.
Watch our friends of friends race bait our mates and play race cards and race race cars. Scintillating debates about date rape.
Hotboxing and poplocking to a symphony of phonies remixing My Little Pony with an exclusive expose on Fox News about Hillary Clinton's secret sex tape.
Fat bodies, black bodies, hate radiating from the internet hate machine. Remixing references to ironic commentaries on the passÚ half-arsing of misintepreted parodical periodical histories of smug frogs and monochrome visages of aggression which trump false flag white power expressions of leftist regression.
Stream of consciousness bulletin board doggrel pregnant with pop culture allusions (i.e. what the cool kids approaching 30 are into). This is the line with no rhyming or interesting meter <- oh look, how meta. Ha, I can make meta/meter work and string it out metre by metre until I meet a mate in a mitre to mete out a meaty message. Word.     
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 10:50:41 am »
Chartreuse

In the dream, I am consumed violently. The world rumbles. Oligarchs fall. Thieves make off with the River Styx. Apollo rises. Dionysus bleeds. The townspeople find peacocks and gibbons dead in the street, slashed at the throat. The Subaru Leone in my driveway is having engine trouble. My favorite Tajik restaurant is closing in a week. My healthcare plan is about to fall through. I am told someone from upper management will be with me in ten minutes. I am told I am losing the competition. Nice people promise me a bottle of Chartreuse as a consolation prize, but all it will be is a consolation prize.
What meme is relevant right now? Look, just imagine I'm riffing on that. Updating signatures is exhausting.

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2016, 02:25:07 am »
And if there is no love
A wild heart without freedom to roam
Only a white long night
No rest in sight

But don't believe in what you see
Disappears silently
When it flickers it is gone
Lightly moving onto beyond

And what you cannot grasp
Is a dream that you can only feel
And there is nothing
There is nothing

In the night you are alone
And wherever you may go
Disappearing silently

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 07:07:38 pm »
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17/05/16
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Borderline
Obstructing walls, with minds and fines
Body aching, borderline
Almost not quite
Do it another time
Make sure I don't lose my mind
Borderline, edging on sobriety
Can't smoke, but need to find a center line
Unbalanced, my emotions erupt
Abrupt, like border lines
A hard stop in these words of mine
I manage my systems like an orderline
Do another line
Overtime, but still filled with grime
Feeling things I can't define
Everything borderline
Sometimes I feel fine
For just a moment
Far from
Borderline

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I write a lot of bad poetry, if that's something any of you want me to post
DEATH TO DAESH! In solidarity with Rojava!
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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2016, 09:31:32 pm »
yall edgy

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2016, 12:50:44 am »
The edge is where it
Cuts
Jagged and rough
Dividing
Dissecting
Giving access to the depths
Hidden behind layer
After layer
After layer
Of cells
Pick my brain
Learn what makes me tick
I put my words in languid flows
To make sure the content
Sticks
Because human are thick
And sometimes what I need is a hug
Or a kiss
But usually there's something deeper I miss
So I write this stuff down
So that I know it's all out
Because my mind is sick
A mental bug
A glitch
There's no doubt

But yeah, edge af
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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2016, 10:50:29 am »
Nice to see this thread has gained some traction.

Well, I guess it's time to write another.

What have I done
The computer cracks
Why do I do this
My mind is all numb

I cannot fix things
But maybe I should try
Why do I destroy
Myself
Again

I cannot go on
Like this
What is the meaning
Of it all

Why am I still here
What can I do
There is no excuse

I cannot turn back time
Back to when I had it all

This is life
There is no return and no startover
This is a place with no rewind

Gone and lost
Forever, however long

One moment
And it is gone

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 02:34:04 pm »
I usually post my poetry to Instagram, one run through, and so, I'll present it as it was published

Quote from: Instagram ; esoteric.aesthetics
Poetry
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Cw: forced smile, death, defeatism, pessimism, evil, religion, arguments, failure, systemic oppression, lies, depression, socialization, stewardship
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Set in stone
But still unknown
I walk through the valley
But still
All I know
Is evil

I smile
To a stranger
As though lost souls had met many times before
A fake reaction on my half
Something I do to get the weirdness off the floor
I am happy
To see you
Just not as happy
As I seem to be

With cravings from
A witch carving
A new
Era
Body
Outlook
For life
I stay inside my head
Would I be better off dead

I sit
Alone
Yet surrounded by people
Like a church
Pews filled
Rats running through the steeple
I see no evil

Despite
Trauma
Drama
Pain
Games

I advocate
Some opposite direction
Just to see
Where it takes us

A chronic contrarian
Erotic Aquarian
Looking down the stairs again
Knowing I'll come back empty handed
No answers
No alternative
Except a life lived agrarian
And I cry
Again

Long
Cold
Confusing
My poetry a reflection of the feeling behind the day
And while others fight and argue
I just like to come and play
**** what they say
And what I say
Or you say
Because we all know
That just cuz you say you're planting seeds
Does not mean
They'll
Grow

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 07:25:09 am »
Tick tock
Goes the clock
The past is gone and I am not

Tick tock, tick tock
A drawing that I once made
It's already been a decade

Tick tock
Why am I here, what lead me to this place

Tick tock
What is the road that I did not take, and what difference would it make

Tick tock
Stopping now, but it's not the last stop

Tick tock
Tick tock

Why am I here, when once I knew I was not

Tick tock

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2016, 11:12:05 am »
I am a desert
I am a mountain
I am the night
And I am silence

I am a whisper
I am a roar
I am rain
And I am thunder

Get lost in me, stranger
Get lost in a strange land

You won't find a soul in here
But you will find a changing sky
You will find a land beneath your feet
That cracks and seeps

You won't find comfort in here
But you will find a thorn
And you will find thunder

You will find me
And get lost in me
And I will swallow you whole

« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 11:57:30 am by Great Distance »

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2016, 09:02:49 pm »
To live without it is to live without the moon,
The waves are lesser without it, an adrift and listless ocean is before me.
The sun is lonelier without, the light of all life is given to be without companionship- and for what?

O, Iah! A tragedy, a telling of some great loss- man's attempt to reconcile fate and fact, together?
Hard to tell, without its silver milklight to grace Terra with its touch. Yes,
to live without it is to live without the moon.


"Iah" isn't a Lovecraft reference- The word is an approximation of the Middle Egyptian word for "moon", and happens to double well as some vague, wordless sound of anguish.

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2016, 02:46:46 am »
Rysworld you are raising the standard too high for this thread.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Must Write Bad Poetry
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2016, 04:27:51 am »
That's okay, I can lower it.