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#31    Jessica Christ

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:55 AM

View PostMentalcase, on 06 September 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

I want a song with a chorus about the future of Technology. :) Maybe a rap song?

The flash mob is meeting on Second and Main
flashes from the window a Nikon VRGrabCam
citizens united spied on for possible riots
the guy with the gun is bored out of his mind
life of a corporate drone spying on the 99
and now on other news the war is winding down
drones are video games pwning newbs
on the hardest part of town in Kandahar
the infantry can see through all
synchronize a hole shelled in a wall
followed up with a sensored grenade
exploding above the insurgent's head
top score, shift is over, go home to family


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

I would like a new challenge please!!

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#33    Jessica Christ

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:24 AM

View Postsarah_444, on 08 September 2012 - 04:36 AM, said:

I would like someone to write a poem about one of their best or worst dreams, whichever you prefer. Try to recreate the emotions/sensations you felt best as possible. You choose the the style.

Oh god high school all over again
the lump in my throat of uncertainty
standing there everything seemed so real
except it was at night and people were wandering
the halls and yards, crissing and crossing
but it was you I looked for
remembering to exhale
shoulders slumped
why do I want so bad
what I've never had
and when I wake up to the fact
that I have it
I can't enjoy it

Edited by Chasingtherabbit, 09 September 2012 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

Wow there's some great responses here!!! :yes:
Such Tallent!! This is Fun! :clap:
I'll try and get some more challenges coming our way..

Great work everyone.. :tu:


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:24 AM

I challenge a poet to write an epic verse with this as your theme:

The Lord Jesus: Wild Oats Years (The Gospel According to the Girl Next Door)

Go for it.


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:49 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 09 September 2012 - 08:23 AM, said:



Hi Sarah, Thanks for posting the challenge!
I see that orangepeaceful has posted a beauty.. that was awesome!
After much thought, I've decided to post a re-occuring nightmare I once had many years ago..
Hope it isn't catching like the flu I've got..

Falling beam of light.

Golden sands lay flat across the Horizon,
not a grain out of place against a clear blue sky.
And proudly shining into the heavens beams a yellow light.
straight and true, a highway to heaven, it's an awesome sight..

But slowly the beam of yellow falters and tips,
Like a tower it falls and I stare in shock.
The golden sand shatters into shards of black glass,
cutting me, consuming me, I wake with a gasp..  

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Very powerful and intense, well done!

View PostChasingtherabbit, on 09 September 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:



Oh god high school all over again
the lump in my throat of uncertainty
standing there everything seemed so real
except it was at night and people were wandering
the halls and yards, crissing and crossing
but it was you I looked for
remembering to exhale
shoulders slumped
why do I want so bad
what I've never had
and when I wake up to the fact
that I have it
I can't enjoy it


Ugh, high school dreams. I don't think i've ever had a good one.  Thanks for posting! :tu:


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:35 AM

I want a poem about alchemy and the creation and death of a artificial human and his/her/it struggle to gain humanity.

Challenge enough for you?

Edited by Kazoo, 10 September 2012 - 12:39 AM.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:50 AM

View PostChasingtherabbit, on 01 September 2012 - 12:41 PM, said:

I would like a modern poem that doesn't rhyme all sing-songy.

He returned to the house . . . .
Where once they loved.
Memory was more lasting than vision . . . .
So he didn’t notice
That sparrows had whitewashed the roof . . . .
A shutter had left its hinge . . . .
Intruder grasses had conquered the old path
Leading into the sylvan grove of oaks.
A vagrant wind toyed with tattered curtains
Shrouding a broken window.
He did not notice.

He stepped into the aged cottage
And heard yesterday’s echoes.
Whispers from the locked bedroom . . . .
Laughter from the grove of oaks . . . .
The clatter of morning dishes.
An apron limply hanging from a chair . . . .
The ceiling light he always meant to fix.
Smelled warm bread cooling . . . .
And perfume.
He smiled with each sense . . . .
For the home, like his heart, had not changed at all.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:06 AM

View PostKazoo, on 10 September 2012 - 12:35 AM, said:

I want a poem about alchemy and the creation and death of a artificial human and his/her/it struggle to gain humanity.

Challenge enough for you?

What lies in wait to be rediscovered
Secrets lost to their own absurdity
Gold emerging from lesser metals
And men with claims of occult powers.
Who dares believe what cannot be?
Things done then cannot be done now?
Yet the queen declared alchemy illegal
Because gold was too common and had lost its value.

Nicholas Flamel never was employed
His life was idle, yet luxury filled
The mysterious book “Abraham the Jew”
Had taught him of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Legend, myth, lies, fiction, and yet . . . .
Paris still has hospitals built from his gold
And his secrets are lost in the ashes of truth.

Edited by Dr. D, 10 September 2012 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:23 AM

View PostEldorado, on 09 September 2012 - 10:24 AM, said:

I challenge a poet to write an epic verse with this as your theme:

The Lord Jesus: Wild Oats Years (The Gospel According to the Girl Next Door)

Go for it.

If I can imagine God, then he does not exist
If he is not greater than my imagination
Supreme to every human power to conceive
Then he is but words in a book most never read.

If I can understand Jesus, then his message is lost
His passion for my soul is beyond comprehension
That he would die for the sins that I yet perform
Tells of a sense greater than all our abilities to love


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:34 AM

Im sorry I didn't follow the challenge correctly before. This is actually a really cool thread and will spend some more time here tomorrow. GN UM :)

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Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#42    Jessica Christ

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

View PostEldorado, on 09 September 2012 - 10:24 AM, said:

I challenge a poet to write an epic verse with this as your theme:

The Lord Jesus: Wild Oats Years (The Gospel According to the Girl Next Door)

Go for it.

Magdalena 4

1 It was forbidden, the thoughts, these words
secret eyes made by the well
2 the sun bowing down at dusk
at first I had to squint
3 making out the robes in light
it was him
I looked down blushing
4 looked back up into eyes
full of caring and human attraction
5 something different than "Marry me!
I have thirty camels!"
6 his hands were rough
7 blinking until I felt safe
the clouds passed by.

Edited by Chasingtherabbit, 10 September 2012 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

View PostKazoo, on 10 September 2012 - 12:35 AM, said:

I want a poem about alchemy and the creation and death of a artificial human and his/her/it struggle to gain humanity.

Challenge enough for you?

Sadness belts in
And blotches my prana
And inflames and inverts
Like needles of meat
Feeding a mole
Then the whistling comes
From an evil steel flute
And the cockroaches burst out and hide


#44    Jessica Christ

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:09 AM

View PostKazoo, on 10 September 2012 - 12:35 AM, said:

I want a poem about alchemy and the creation and death of a artificial human and his/her/it struggle to gain humanity.

Challenge enough for you?

A fallen book behind the library shelf
Crysophie found researching
an elixir to feel again
reached for the knowledge
the war took place
two different forms
transformation of
silver earth to towers
or our very selves to higher power
eyes could not water
she could not care
her parents members of a team
office parties celebrated
on the 27th floor
she ran toward the wall
crashing glass
circuits achieved emotion
we are only free when we fall


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

View PostEldorado, on 09 September 2012 - 10:24 AM, said:

I challenge a poet to write an epic verse with this as your theme:

The Lord Jesus: Wild Oats Years (The Gospel According to the Girl Next Door)

Go for it.

Hi Eldorado, Thanks for Posting!

Hmmmm, tricky.. I went for an authentic biblical text style.. Hope you Enjoy..

An excerpt from the Gospel according to Wendy of Nazareth..

....
So it was that our lord rode his ass
from the town of Cana to the lesser
dwellings of northern Nazareth. Whereby
he saw men with furrowed brows,
and bore witness to the markets.
Twas there that our lord removed himself
from his ass, and wandered the stores in
search of a new sandal strap and a loins length
of swaddling cloth.  And Lo, and behold,
he saw that the women of northern
Nazareth were all begotten, for their bellies
were bloated, and all the stores were sold
out of swaddling cloth. It was then that
Wendy of the Gourd market saw our lord
and the look of perplexity on his countenance,
and said unto him, your brother James has fled as
many and angry husband wishes justice and to stone
him for his crimes..
And the Lord said unto Wendy, Let ye women who
live without wantonness, judge my brother as did
those who cast me from Cana.
And so It was that our lord was invited into the back
of the Gourd shop where more begetting occured.  

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