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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    11 Dec '08 21:28
    While this may not be as fun or exciting as submitting poetry for competition, I wanted to take the initiative and start a thread for sharing and commenting on meaningful, thoughtful, and appropriate original poetry. I don't know whether this kind of thread has been attempted in the past, nor do I know whether it will survive beyond more than about a dozen posts, but I would like to attempt it nonetheless.
  2. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    11 Dec '08 21:28 / 2 edits
  3. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    12 Dec '08 21:29 / 1 edit
    Wittywonka made a post,
    a forum for critique,
    where poems were read and diagnosed
    and praise would fall to those unique.
    The first submission, by the host,
    (an avant garde technique)
    contained two edits at the most,
    the critics thought it weak.
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    17 Dec '08 03:24
    Wittywonka slinks around
    avoiding his own thread.
    The only poems there to be found
    most likely went unread.

    The truth it seems, sad and profound,
    is that we've been misled.
    When Wonka's thread crashed to the ground
    he left us all for dead.
  5. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    17 Dec '08 05:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Wittywonka slinks around
    avoiding his own thread.
    The only poems there to be found
    most likely went unread.

    The truth it seems, sad and profound,
    is that we've been misled.
    When Wonka's thread crashed to the ground
    he left us all for dead.
    Stop your complaining.
    There's a competition,
    so enter some verse.
  6. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    17 Dec '08 13:42
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    Stop your complaining.
    There's a competition,
    so enter some verse.
    ChronicLeaky's greatest crime
    is eminently clear:
    He would not know a decent rhyme
    if it bit him in the rear.
  7. 29 Dec '08 22:47
    My best poetry has been composed without effort. It has come while I am still asleep! It has been during emotional trauma and seems to be part of a healing process. I often get out of bed and write it down, adding more lines to it. but it is too personal and deep to share with others. I have written alot of poetry while fully conscious...but again...not anything I can share excepting with those close to me. Sorry that your thread has not taken off. I would love to read some good poetry. (stress on GOOD). Do you have any to offer?
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    30 Dec '08 03:09
    There was a man who undertook
    to write some poems, it seems.
    He plumbed his soul, his conscience shook,
    his thoughts were filled with screams.
    He meant to write them in a book,
    but left them in his dreams.
  9. 30 Dec '08 21:09 / 1 edit
    Ode to rwingett

    He posteth here he posteth there, in chess, and gen, and spirit,
    Pen’s edge of sword and clash of steel in challenge, sage and wit;
    Intrigued I scan this foreign page that draws with ebb of tide
    There is herein a poets bloom which neither curse, nor pride, can hide
  10. 30 Dec '08 21:18
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    While this may not be as fun or exciting as submitting poetry for competition, I wanted to take the initiative and start a thread for sharing and commenting on meaningful, thoughtful, and appropriate [b]original poetry. I don't know whether this kind of thread has been attempted in the past, nor do I know whether it will survive beyond more than about a dozen posts, but I would like to attempt it nonetheless.[/b]
    We don't seem to be doing very well, shall we resort to rude Limericks?
  11. 31 Dec '08 04:19
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Ode to rwingett

    He posteth here he posteth there, in chess, and gen, and spirit,
    Pen’s edge of sword and clash of steel in challenge, sage and wit;
    Intrigued I scan this foreign page that draws with ebb of tide
    There is herein a poets bloom which neither curse, nor pride, can hide
    Very good! Maybe I will be inspired to write something I can share. I know there are some good poets in these forums. Evidently they have not checked out the culture forum.
  12. 31 Dec '08 22:34 / 1 edit
    So as the Yule mood softly breaks
    with life’s new annual hope reborn
    my thoughts are drawn to frosted bough,
    Where perches red breast quite forlorn

    In bloody dual the Masonic board
    does self or selflessness require;
    to make the kill and taste the blood,
    or obey my Red friends vitles desire
  13. 01 Jan '09 19:27
    There was a young lady from ealing....................
  14. 08 Jan '09 20:52
    Originally posted by divegeester
    There was a young lady from ealing....................
    Who drank only tea from Darjeeling...
  15. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    08 Jan '09 21:54
    Originally posted by ale1552
    Who drank only tea from Darjeeling...
    Such drinks get one high:
    she thought she could fly
    but really just walked on the ceiling.