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#1    Professor T

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

The poets challenge.

This is a thread where members can make requests for a poem about whatever they like & whatever mood they like. Be careful though, Your requests might not be accepted "liked" if they are to challenging. So, lay down some challenges, or accept a few!

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Not the brightest, on 23 August 2012 - 05:00 AM, said:
I'd like a poem about rainy boring days when you've got nothing to do. Please Include the word Encyclopaedia,   It's a book I've started reading    I don't get the plot..

On rainy days with naught to do,
we'd like a challenge to get us through.
Some words or thoughts you'd like to portray,
and mood you'd like it to convey.
So POST your name or favourite colour,
Or maybe the hometown of your mother.
Or challenge us with words like ENCYCLOPAEDIA!
Which make us run to Wikipedia.
Or favourite saying that you'd like to rhyme,
One of us might find the time,
To LIKE & QUOTE your words to Poem,
Just for something to keep us going.
On rainy days with naught to do,
POST a challenge to get us though...

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

....I may be right
I may be wrong
I may not hold a note nor song
but if I follow on from thee
shall I do this
Encyclopaedically?

When rainy days and sundays
always get you down
shall I be a fop, fake or a clown?

shall I rhyme and merry make
or complain about my fate?

Were you to grace me with a poetic challenge?
is my ranting banter boring bate enough
as wet as any weekend bluff?

shall I go on with naught to do
and bend ears back till black n blue
or pull your leg and challenge you?


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

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


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:12 AM

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

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

Ok here's my attempt at abstract, freestyle poetry..


Cluster Funk

It's time to drift away down a path, no singy-songy repetition,
blips on a radar, Freudian slips of a dream,
displacement of reminiscences,
soiled shirt of crimson,
hole all the way through,
futuristic complication, deserving attention from a few,
travel time and spaces between,
the coils of Tesla, make a mess of a jackpot,
death to the victor,
reminded concentration of the present,
keep your global positioning a secret,
your deep confessions to your self,
rot away with the greed, that makes us, all,
seemingly foreshadowed in shade,
a couple reincarnated lifetimes in the future,
from the truth of decay, elemental molecular fundamentalism,
Serenade the masses, painstaking realities,
a trivial phobia of tragic, magical brutality.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:15 AM

Ok I want one about nature, magick and wonder.

"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it."  Galadriel

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:03 AM

I fear this won't be as good but I hope it will be just as fun <----the title of the poem but mentalcases was really riggin good

I tried to find the dividing line
between myself and nature
the more I looked the greater
the blur, redoubled my effort
to focus on the Earth
which I'm just a part of
the symbols are tools
handfasting with spirits
but only in a story
in the real life of a rambler
is nothing romantic
meditation banishes panic
the atom disovered
just when the call
for the ancient ones
was sent into the wild
my voice, this smoke
cooing into forests
until the world
we are part of
welcomes us
with bowls of
just right
porridge


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:36 AM

View PostDarkwind, on 02 September 2012 - 04:15 AM, said:

Ok I want one about nature, magick and wonder.

Lucky you Darkwind. You've got two people who accept your challenge..

Thanks for posting it. :)


Seldom has this tale been told,
Of natures secrets new and old.
No one hears in autumns breeze,
the whispered secrets of the trees.
No one hears in Thunders roar,
Majik, secrets, and hidden lore.
And one sees in hidden dreams,
the shadow folk and their schemes.
But someone once exposed their lore
Now all natures spirits stir in awe.
Their secrets known, Their mysteries shown,
They gather now and must propose,
in huddled whispers, Darkwind knows.

Edited by Professor T, 02 September 2012 - 08:45 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

i would like a sestina about me, go to my profile pick something out

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:43 AM

View Postcenobite, on 02 September 2012 - 10:35 AM, said:

i would like a sestina about me, go to my profile pick something out

Hi cenobite, Thanks for the Challenge!
I've never written a sestina before, so I hope I've done it right & this is to your liking. (with any luck someone else might write one too)
I chose your first 6 Interests, but managed to fit all of the others in as well.
I think I've done it right.

Cenobite's interests..
  • my family
  • the sky in the night
  • god
  • human experience
  • the paranormal
  • general weirdness
  • old and abandoned buildings
  • piercings
  • tattoos
  • scarification
  • eating
  • paganism
  • suspension (body)
  • the why of it all
  • films
  • music
  • playing the guitar badly

In linear priorities,
he has seventeen heartfelt truths,
of all things that most interest him,
like piercings and tattoos.
First that's on his golden list
his oh so precious Family.

First is always his Family,
what more can one say,
in making lists if Interest,
that word is seldom last.
To share with them film and music,
and watch the sky in the night.

It makes one wonder at the starry night,
what mysteries are held up there,
constellations, pictures of paganism,
Their bodies suspended in the dark.
it paints a pretty picture,
that makes one think of God.

And who are we to question god,
it's just the question of the why of it all.
The wonders of science and nature,
eating, consuming the bounty,
the scarification of life and love,
such is this human experience.

And life is such a grand experience.
But what happens when we're gone,
naught but memories remain,
like abandoned buildings, Ghosts,
as faded photos we slip away.
into the world of the paranormal.

Yet even in life we question the Paranormal.
Tarot cards give hints of what's to come,
mediums catch whispers of those gone,
the churches say they point the right way,
or trust the Gypsies that pay Guitars badly.
After all said and done it's just general weirdness.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

Thats really great, thank you, in going to print that and put it on my kitchen wall, hope you enjoyed writing it

TCB

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

There once was a rapping tomato
That's right
I said rapping tomato
he rapped all day
from april to may
and also
guess what?
it was me.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:37 PM

I didn't know where I was going
I just woke up from snoring
and got a note from Professor T

Today's first thing to get me shining
was the sight of all this rhyming
and before I even confessed or P'd!

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:46 AM

View Postcenobite, on 04 September 2012 - 09:40 AM, said:

Thats really great, thank you, in going to print that and put it on my kitchen wall, hope you enjoyed writing it
I did enjoy writing it. Thanks for posting it.

Edited to add.
Oh no! Weve run out of challenges!!!

Edited by Professor T, 05 September 2012 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

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

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:50 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 02 September 2012 - 04:15 AM, said:

Ok I want one about nature, magick and wonder.

The microcosm
of a leaf
attached and waving in the wind
currents of air swirling
driven by the sun and the cold
the warmth of the land
the wet of the sea
The leaf, embodiment
of the sun, of the ocean, of the rain, of the earth
of everything that has died before it
millions of leaves broken down to nourish the tree
growing up, up, up
is it magic, or is it simply
the unstoppable
indomitable juggernaut
that is life
quietly swaying before my eyes
the microcosm
of a leaf





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