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#46    Eldorado

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

lol  Thank you.

Superb, guys... I salute you.  :tu:

Edited by Eldorado, 10 September 2012 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:04 PM

The gospel of the girl next door

The Gospel of Saint Geraldine

I never liked the house next door
Its scabby paint and crippled fence
Where weeds had conquered the weary lawn
And people came and went in silence
The panel truck with a dented fender
The porch swing sagging to one side
Windows darkened by drawn shades
Even the bird house was abandoned

But on one night a shade was lifted
Images moved beyond the panes
A woman pushed a wheelchair forward
And I first saw her, Geraldine.
Her head was tilted to one side
Her body twisted, gnarled and worn
Her eyes lifted toward a splendor
Only she perceived or understood

I learned to watch with equal wonder
Her stare of awe at all that was
For years I witnessed her nightly vigils
And asked where she was and where was I?
She was lost inside herself
And I in the tangles of life
We knew no escape and shared our plight
In the ebony silence of those nights

Geraldine, ever probing the heavens
Viewing what others may never see
Translating sights to her reality
Retreating to the canyons of her soul
She dwelled with mystery and secrets lost
Profoundly simple and simply profound
Rejoicing in her isolation
As she moved through the splendor of all she was

The flowers died and bloomed again
Vagrant islands of snow remained
When the hearse arrived at the house next door
A tiny frame was wheeled away
Speak not when silence is sufficient
Seek beauty even in the reflections of blood
Save judgment for we are unworthy
Says the Gospel of Geraldine, ever more


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:25 PM

View PostDr. D, on 10 September 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

The gospel of the girl next door

The Gospel of Saint Geraldine

I never liked the house next door
Its scabby paint and crippled fence
Where weeds had conquered the weary lawn
And people came and went in silence
The panel truck with a dented fender
The porch swing sagging to one side
Windows darkened by drawn shades
Even the bird house was abandoned

But on one night a shade was lifted
Images moved beyond the panes
A woman pushed a wheelchair forward
And I first saw her, Geraldine.
Her head was tilted to one side
Her body twisted, gnarled and worn
Her eyes lifted toward a splendor
Only she perceived or understood

I learned to watch with equal wonder
Her stare of awe at all that was
For years I witnessed her nightly vigils
And asked where she was and where was I?
She was lost inside herself
And I in the tangles of life
We knew no escape and shared our plight
In the ebony silence of those nights

Geraldine, ever probing the heavens
Viewing what others may never see
Translating sights to her reality
Retreating to the canyons of her soul
She dwelled with mystery and secrets lost
Profoundly simple and simply profound
Rejoicing in her isolation
As she moved through the splendor of all she was

The flowers died and bloomed again
Vagrant islands of snow remained
When the hearse arrived at the house next door
A tiny frame was wheeled away
Speak not when silence is sufficient
Seek beauty even in the reflections of blood
Save judgment for we are unworthy
Says the Gospel of Geraldine, ever more

Beautiful! :tsu:


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:07 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 10 September 2012 - 10:00 AM, said:

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.  

...

Oh hell yes.  That was awesome.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:18 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.

I'm going straight to hell for this one............

There once was a man named Jesus
the son of god, who did as he pleased-es  (lol)
Turned water to wine
invited friends over to dine and
thumbed his nose at the Pharises-es

Not much is told of our friend Jesus
during his early to mid and latter teenses
as the story goes
he took up with some ho's
and rubbed naughty bits and pieces.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:27 AM

Someone give me a challenge, I missed the last one I asked for!!! Quote my post when doing so, so that way one peson can write for that topic. Thanks!

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 11 September 2012 - 01:18 AM, said:

I'm going straight to hell for this one............

There once was a man named Jesus
the son of god, who did as he pleased-es  (lol)
Turned water to wine
invited friends over to dine and
thumbed his nose at the Pharises-es

Not much is told of our friend Jesus
during his early to mid and latter teenses
as the story goes
he took up with some ho's
and rubbed naughty bits and pieces.

Hell airy ass.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

View PostMentalcase, on 11 September 2012 - 01:27 AM, said:

Someone give me a challenge, I missed the last one I asked for!!! Quote my post when doing so, so that way one peson can write for that topic. Thanks!


I think the idea is that you either post a request or respond to a request already posted.  Not so much that someone issues you a specific challenge.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:31 AM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 11 September 2012 - 01:29 AM, said:

I think the idea is that you either post a request or respond to a request already posted.  Not so much that someone issues you a specific challenge.

Ahh I see. Well, ya could have added a topic silly! :P

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:40 AM

View PostMentalcase, on 11 September 2012 - 01:31 AM, said:

Ahh I see. Well, ya could have added a topic silly! :P

Cant think  of any offhand.  sorry!  :)


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:08 AM

No Challenges, Flowetic Justice

With no challenge at hand, I put a foot in my mouth and one in the sand,

why wont they understand, that to be a man, you have to out-stand the front-man of the band,

expand, try to withstand making your plans so bland, instead, put them in cans,

our preservative nature's worth grands, once you die you're a brand, now the name of a stance,

and just by chance, while dancing in trance, you've just lightly enhanced, just slightly, a glance,


~ William Charles Masterson Jr. ~

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:21 AM

Wild Oats or the days when we live only for ourselves


A million faceless people have touched my days
People who entered my life and walked past the limits of my memory
To be forever lost in the limbo of what once was.
What they gave or took from the inventory of my life
I do not recall, except that they once were there
And now they have gone without the honor of remembrance.

There were those, of course, undeserving of remembering
And those who were a fleeting moment, incidental and then gone
Like sparks drifting to the heavens, imitating stars.
And there are those who I struggle to recall
Frowning with squinted eyes I try to fix a face upon my mind
But they are also gone and I am guilty of their neglect.

But others are there, firm fixtures of the gallery of recollection
They speak in whispers and repeat their messages like tired reruns
Some haunt me, intruding upon my day, demanding their place in time
And others come gently in hours of need, giving me warmth and refuge.
They are all there, somewhere, reminding me that I am a composite
Of who they were and what they left behind when peeking into my life.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:46 AM

The Idea is for members to post challenges, and members to respond to the challenges by pressing LIKE for the challenge when they post their response.
Trouble is, LOL, not enough challenges.. :unsure2:

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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!

Challenges... Someone post some challenges!

Edited by Professor T, 11 September 2012 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:58 AM

Hmmm, I'd like a poem that sounds like a majik spell. Something to use when meditating and trying to Astral Project..


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:03 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 11 September 2012 - 02:58 AM, said:

Hmmm, I'd like a poem that sounds like a majik spell. Something to use when meditating and trying to Astral Project..

Hey I don't care what you do with your Astral on your own time but I'm not sure if anybody wants to read a poem about you projecting it about.  lol!  Kidding.  Sorry.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:31 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 11 September 2012 - 02:58 AM, said:

Hmmm, I'd like a poem that sounds like a majik spell. Something to use when meditating and trying to Astral Project..

Oh, maiden, mother, crone
receptive and charged
all worries put to rest

spun wide the silver threads of mandala
above my sleeping slumber rest

safely shielded mote it be
dreamtime bridges from manifest
through astral realms
take flight upon the ether
as I breathe
i do connect
with all unseen, seen best

protected by totem, guilds
one with source together

to dance amongst the stars
and travel
lay lines of universal meridians

holographic portholes ark across the gap
the cosmic glue of love
binding with creation
all within an instant flash
am I awake yet dreaming?


....That sort of thing Professor T?





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