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  1. Liz

    Liz Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 26, 2000
    //runs screaming from thread

    hmm..maybe to combat that, I should sacrfice some of my good stuff and post it here. o'course, I have some good ones already on the 'net, but they're fan fiction...and from other fandoms...[face_plain]
  2. Whimper

    Whimper Jedi Master star 4

    May 11, 1999
    Just checked on that poem again, and it is by Blake. From it's an excerpt from "Augeries of Innocense" from his 1863 work, Poems.
  3. BannedOnTheGauntlet

    BannedOnTheGauntlet Jedi Youngling star 3

    Oct 18, 2000
    ok, here's one I just finished! :) Please, give me feedback on this. It's a different style than the ones I've been using lately.

    Delete Soul
    By Elizabeth May
    Completed: 1/3/02 10:50 PM

    Delete soul
    Delete hopes
    Delete dreams

    It's cold now
    no fire to warm the spirit
    Delete spirit
    Define spirit
    Deny spirit

    Hope and dreams
    float on the white void
    Delete heart
    Delete care
    Delete soul

    Nothing in nothing
    on nothing
    Delete humanity
    Delete caring
    Delete soul
  4. jasman

    jasman Administrator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 29, 1998

    Love is a series of ?darlings? and ?dearies,?
    Of ?honeys? and ?sweeties? and sugared entreaties,
    Of moonings and croonings and cooings and billings,
    All negated sometimes by beatings and killings.

    Love?s a collection of words of affection,
    And the words you don't hear, so silent but clear,
    The message unspoken, the nuance subliminal,
    The unspeakable acts that we dare to call ?criminal.?

    But is love really pain? Is there something to gain
    By living in fear of the one you hold dear?
    Do you point out the sweetness, excuses and flattery
    To justify moments of terror and battery?

    No, love is a choice! Do you heed the one voice
    That tells you to stay when good sense says, ?no way!??
    Do you stay with the chap like a good, loyal wife,
    Or forget all that crap and escape with your life?

    ?Oh, but I can't just leave! Who knows what to believe??
    ?Should I go? Should I stay? Is there some other way??
    ?Can I just run and hide? Tell me what I should do!?

    Only you can decide that your first love is . . . You!

    (dedicated to survivors of spousal abuse)

  5. Talon Squad Leader

    Talon Squad Leader Former Manager star 5

    Dec 22, 1999
    The Orchestra

    Silent and still and my doubts grow
    Darkness is there, above and below!
    Taking flight, fearful yet stout
    I frowned and watched...wait! what a shout!
    Rising vertically and giving into me
    It cries and wavers, yearning to be free
    Whispers soon followed, I watched in awe
    Torch and powder and a fighting claw
    Harsh chords and thunder across the sky
    I turned tail and chose to fly
    Dodging the beat, circling the sharps
    They shot at me with arrows and harps
    Smooth rivers of woods followed behind
    But the metals of brass weren't so kind
    Caught in a trap, I cried for assistance
    But by then the battle was distant
    The fight was over and with a calm reverie
    I cajoled and grinned and shouted with glee
    The conductor bowed and the musicians tapped
    And with a shaky laugh, I finally clapped

  6. Darth Mulacki

    Darth Mulacki Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 4, 1999
    I wrote this after my girlfriend for 10 months broke up with me:

    When pain and fury foretells my fate
    And I cry in misery in my morose state
    When I walk alone in misleading paths
    And try to survive mu cruel world's wrath

    I stop for a while and close my eyes
    And feel the cold between my sighs
    Until my dreams take me far away
    Even if broken wings hinder my way

    I think of you, your smile, your embrace
    And your ever welcome and peaceful face
    And i'll know in my heart that in my numbered days
    My heart will beat with yours least in my own ways

    But how long will memories last?
    How long can I bear my past?
    When pain never stops, and my eyes always wet
    Wouldn't I be redeemed in trying to forget?

    My strength comes from you
    Yet a large part of my pain does too
    Memories, they fade
    As more bloodshed is made

    I know I just can't rely on memories forever
    Soon they'll fade and leave me no better
    Forgotter, forgotten as I'll always be
    Memories, however beautiful, can't last for eternity

    Still, I'll carry you with me
    I don't care if pain won't stop devouring me
    I don't want to forget even if in exchange for happiness
    For it is when i'm with you I could be with the rest


  7. jasman

    jasman Administrator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 29, 1998


    circle and square
    line and spot
    elemental designs
    are all weve got
    radiating lines
    like a mirror cracked
    shapes in cement
    concrete yet abstract
    isomorphic camouflage
    in order geometrical
    totally unbalanced
    while perfectly symmetrical
    points of light
    in circles of confusion
    out of focus
    in high resolution
    perfect voice
    sings songs out of time
    epic poems
    forget how to rhyme
    dismal dreams
    and hopeless schemes
    subjective lives
    nothing what it seems
    wrong or right
    like night and day
    black and white
    or a million shades of gray

  8. AnakinsGirl

    AnakinsGirl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 2, 2001
    i have a very...angry poem. no cussing, just...angry violence. nothing about killing people, just, know. i really like it but i dunno if you guys will. want me to post some of my best? the angry one was inspired by osama bin laden, so...duh.
  9. jasman

    jasman Administrator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 29, 1998
    Go ahead. If I think it's not appropriate, I'll edit it.
  10. AnakinsGirl

    AnakinsGirl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 2, 2001
    ok gimme a sec:
  11. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 13, 1999
    Here are two of mine. I'd really like feedback...

    Snow Sonnet
    Snow falls gently, chilling the air
    White ebbs and flows against dark sky.
    Wrapped in a close embrace there,
    The world seems to cease its hectic cry.

    A moment passes, blissfully slow
    As flakes dance carelessly, windswept,
    And, as inexorably as the snow,
    The pair must bid adieu, bereft.

    A sent-out heart speeds the journey along,
    Wishing safe passage and swifter return.
    For in the parting does the heart grow fond
    And the sweetness of reunion it does not spurn.

    And until next time empty arms make hearts bolder
    From now till nevermore will love?s flames smolder.

    To Her: My Mother
    I sought your face again today.
    I hugged myself and felt the fear.
    I felt the tears on my face and to repay.
    I wanted you to fix it or just reappear.

    You are gone forever, I know this.
    You are silent, I never hear your voice.
    You don?t hold my hand or my tears kiss.
    You left me, though not by your choice.

    And some nights I?ll always be completely alone.
    And some days I?ll never think of you.
    And sometimes I?ll feel completely grown.
    And sometimes I?ll seek your missing arms anew.

    I still long to see what cannot be seen and touch what cannot be touched.
    You are still in my memories and my heart although you are fading much.
  12. audio_karate

    audio_karate Jedi Master star 3

    Jul 23, 2001
    This Is Just To Say - William Carlos Williams

    I have eaten
    the plums
    that were in
    the icebox
    and which
    you were probably
    for breakfast

    Forgive me
    they were delicious
    so sweet
    and so cold

    From Song of the Open Road - Walt Whitman

    The earth, that is sufficient,
    I do not want the constellations any nearer,
    I know they are very well where they are,
    I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

    Joy - Carl Sandburg

    Let a joy keep you.
    Reach out your hands
    And take it when it runs by,
    As the Apache dancer
    Clutches his woman.
    I have seen them
    Live long and laugh loud,
    Sent on singing, singing,
    Smashed to the heart
    Under the ribs
    With a terrible love.
    Joy always,
    Joy everywhere--
    Let joy kill you!
    Keep away from the little deaths.

    Mud Puddle Kiss, Slogging Through The Rain With Her - Linford Detweiler

    Here's an idea
    Let's grab this life and wring its neck with joy
    So that when it comes time to die
    When we find we have no breath left
    It is because we willingly strangled ourselves
    With love
    Fell down dead
    And mostly happy


    Haiku - Amari Hayashi

    At daybreak
    I wake up crying--
    intimations of rain
    and future heartaches.

    Belief & Technique for Modern Prose - Jack Kerouac

    1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
    2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
    4. Be in love with yr life
    6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
    19. Accept loss forever
    24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
    29. You're a Genius all the time

    Song For Baby-O, Unborn - Diane DiPrima

    when you break thru
    you'll find
    a poet here
    not quite what one would choose.

    I won't promise
    you'll never go hungry
    or that you won't be sad
    on this gutted

    but I can show you
    enough to love
    to break your heart


    Interview With Hara Tamiki (1950) - Anne Carson

    I: Death.
    HT: Death made me grow up.
    I: Love.
    HT: Love made me endure.
    I: Madness.
    HT: Madness made me suffer.
    I: Passion.
    HT: Passion bewildered me.
    I: Balance.
    HT: Balance is my goddess.
    I: Dreams.
    HT: Dreams are everything now.
    I: Gods.
    HT: Gods cause me to be silent.
    I: Bureaucrats.
    HT: Bureaucrats make me melancholy.
    I: Tears.
    HT: Tears are my sisters.
    I: Laughter
    HT: I wish I had a splendid laugh.
    I: War.
    HT: Ah war.
    I: Humankind.
    HT: Humankind is glass.
    I: Why not take the shorter way home.
    HT: There was no shorter way home.

    Juke Box Love Song - Langston Hughes

    I could take the Harlem night
    and wrap around you,
    Take the neon lights and make a crown,
    Take the Lenox Avenue busses,
    Taxis, subways,
    And for your love song tone their rumble down.
    Take Harlem's heartbeat,
    Make a drumbeat,
    Put it on a record, let it whirl,
    And while we listen to it play,
    Dance with you till day--
    Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

  13. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

    Jul 8, 2001
    The Warlord

    The warlord was prying;
    His troopers were dying
    But not Lord Haart.
    He made killing an art;
    The warlord's commander was he.
    His legions of monsters
    Could not match Count Worster's.
    The two met in battle;
    Far more than a prattle
    Worster slew a troll
    Lord Haart knifed a gnoll.*
    The two met for a dual.
    Their armies without fuel;
    They drew their kris*
    And make each other like cheese of Swiss.
    Both heroes were no more,
    The warlord was arrested by Lord Moore.
    And in the township of Ked,
    He soon lost his head
    And the war was finally over.

    *A gnoll is a hyena cross human, a kris is a kind of wavy Malayan dagger.
  14. Theerah

    Theerah Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jan 13, 2002
    Well, I suppose I'll share a poem or two here. Both of these can be seen on under the author name "Theerah", of course.

    The first one is about an unnerving obsession with a Star Wars toy... ;-)


    A candle glows
    A tiny remnant of the inferno that destroyed and created you
    Your figure stands before it, silent
    For the past does not speak
    And words cannot come from an imagined mouth.
    "My Lord," I address you,
    And my head bows slightly as if your painted eyes can see.
    Reflected fire makes believe you live.
    It dances across your gleaming black armor,
    Your impossible weapon,
    The helmet at your feet, removed to reveal your weary countenance.
    I almost dare not touch you
    Lest I show some disrespect.
    I gaze on you, adoring you as you are,
    My empathy running much too deep
    I seek to understand you,
    Even to feel your pain,
    Your rage,
    Your passions.
    So it has been since childhood.
    What is this madness, why do you haunt me so?
    Motionless, your figure does not answer.
    I am talking to a toy
    As if somehow, my words could conjure you
    As if somehow, my reverence could make you real.

    The second one is about a dream I had once about Emperor Palpatine. It was creepy as all heck on a stick. Also available on

    The Conductor

    I was his marionette
    Made to dance
    Suspended by his dark chords
    A sinister cadence swam in his eyes
    As he commanded the strings
    That tightened round the dissonant consummation
    Of light and shadow
    The timbre of his voice
    Deepened and expanded within me
    His hands
    Conducted electric scales snaking to my core
    Gathered my fear to a furious pitch
    And orchestrated the arousal of Chaos
    Until finally
    With one thunderous note
    The illusion collapsed
    And he wished me to dance no more

    DARTHPIGFEET Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 24, 2001
    Okay I have another one I wrote about a situation I witnessed years ago when I was working at a movie theatre.

    Hit and Hug

    It was a cold loud echoing lobby
    The lobby gleams with pink, white and blue neons
    The smell of Popcorn absorbs the air at a choking rate
    Reflections of the sun sparkling through the front entrance
    Reflections of myself in the glass from across and above

    An ordinary day of routine and more routine
    Ticket after ticket
    The customers walk by
    Some say hi
    and some even say goodbye
    some call me by my name
    others say who is to blame
    It is an assembly line of people
    routine and more routine
    ticket after ticket

    I glance outside to the chilly afternoon day
    I grasp a ticket in hand
    I sound like a robot yet again
    I see a figure crossing the road
    It's a woman about 20 or so with her Beau
    I tear into the ticket and what do I see
    A dark blue Volkswagen streaming her way
    The sound of screetching tires and a real loud thud
    As my eyes lit up in terror and amazement
    The women crashed to the ground as
    her beau became hysterical
    she bounced right back up
    the driver jumped out as well
    and they began to hug for all was well.

    That is right. It's a boring ordinary day ripping tickets as a theatre usher and I glance out the front to see a woman get hit by a Volkswagen. Then out of all things she gets right back up and hugs the driver of the car. No police, no lawyers nothing. It was amazing in this day and age, because I would have been a witness to this in a lawsuit hearing along with about 5 others.
  16. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 13, 2000
    Title: Jack
    Author: Elizabeth May
    Finished: 1-21-02 11:40 PM

    Daddy never loved me.
    He told me so himself.
    He might have been kidding,
    but 'I hate you' is not
    something you say daily
    to a five-year-old child.

    Mommy never loved me.
    Overbearing, protective...
    all faked
    all with the hope that no one would see through her facade
    to her hate and indifference.

    I am Jack's need of support,
    I am Jack's lack of love
    lack of hope
    lack of life.

    I am Jack's inferiority complex
    nurtured by a lonesome life.
    I am Jack's nights of tears
    funneled by grief
    and a desperate hope
    that hopes for love-
    one day.
    One day
    One day, it will come.
    And it will be glorious.
  17. Lord Bane

    Lord Bane Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 26, 1999
    I wondered if this would pick up.

    Reptile Sky

    I walk home, soft light
    cascading down from the
    Night?s eye.

    And I notice the old foe,
    arcing its way across the velvet Midnight.

    Slithering with grace
    it obscures the face of
    the Moon.

    The thick serpent,
    coils long, grooved with a thousand years
    of God?s

    tears, joy and Creation,

    The Snake Cloud has again eclipsed the bright Moon.

    I look upon the clash,
    Letting the grey, ashen light fall
    to me.

    Time and the cloud pass,
    the light regains its lost luster
    and shines on.

    But another night is just a day away.

    Cracked Doors

    Through cracked doors
    I see your eye
    look at my eye.

    We see the differences.

    Between frame and door
    I glimpse your life
    and you catch mine.

    Our eyes dart to what we want.

    Green radiation bombards each door,
    demanding without words what the seeker wants,
    more than the other will give.

    But still the desire will remain.

    Envy is a four letter, colored word for
    ?give me that or I?ll hit you so hard (!!!)?
    and we?re both shooting it at each other.

    Through cracked doors,
    I see your life
    I see your green
    for the first time reflecting,
    like a mirror,
    my own.

    And I close the door to
    let go of my color.
  18. Spiderdevil

    Spiderdevil Jedi Padawan star 4

    Sep 20, 2000
    These were written by a friend of mine, and she gave me the thumbs-up to share them with you nice folks.


    Many languid hours are spent thinking,


    My thoughts and I in a constant duel.

    Then, reality saunters in and I know that I have lost.

    Falling bittersweetly away from all that I have known.


    Raise Me Higher

    For you I would walk to the ends of the earth and back.

    I would cry my every tear and spare my last dime.

    Anything for your hopes and dreams,

    Anything for your smile.

    I would raise you on the highest pedestal,

    Knowing that no matter what,

    You would raise me higher.


    Miss Me Always

    Don?t tell me you miss me "on some lonely nights."

    Tell me you miss me when you wake up,

    When you watch TV,

    When you eat dinner,

    But please don?t tell me you miss me "on some lonely nights."

    Tell me you miss me when your eyes are open,

    When you talk,

    When you breathe,

    But do not say "I miss you on some lonely nights."


    His Broken Heart

    Pieces falling one by one -

    A bar room floor.

    Broken dreams.

    Shattered light.

    Today she left him.

    Drowning pain with substance ?

    The bottom of another bottle.

    Happy hour.

    Loud music.

    Tomorrow he will cry.

    Pulling himself together ?

    Finding faith within.

    Caring friends.

    Renewed hope.

    Picking up the pieces of his broken heart.


    What I Know of Life

    I?ll laugh and I?ll cry.

    I?ll live and I?ll die.

    These things in life I know are true.

    But ?

    What I?ll do and where I?ll go.

    What I?ll see and who I?ll know.

    These things I won?t know until I?m through.

  19. Sith_Spit

    Sith_Spit Jedi Youngling star 2

    Dec 30, 2001

    Darkness surrounds me, there is no light
    I want to escape, yet I do not fight
    I'm forced down onto broken knees
    I writhe in pain yet no one sees
    I'm chained down to the ground
    No help wanted, no help found
    These chains are the chain of fate
    Forged by sorrow, and bent by hate

    There is a light that I see
    I rub my eyes, "can this be...?"
    The light tells me that I shall be ok
    With my deamons I turn away
    I feel like I am going to cry
    Why am I damned, I wonder why

  20. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 27, 1999
    Early morning now
    I sit here, bored and tired
    Sleep beckons to me
  21. Silmarillion

    Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 20, 1999
    I wanted to share some Jelaluddin Rumi with you all.

    Don't go to sleep one night
    What you most want will come to you then
    Warmed by a sun inside, you'll see wonders.


    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing.
    There is a field. I'll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass,
    the world is too full to talk about.
    Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
    doesn't make any sense.


    The minute I heard my first love story
    I started looking for you, not knowing
    how blind that was.

    Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
    They're in each other all along.

  22. Kerr_Plunk

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2002
    Untitled - by Laurie R. Birdsong

    my heart leaps among the pleiades
    and i supp on milky whey
    with neptune there to hold me high
    i usher in the day!
    at night i primp and comb my hair
    and find a billion stars live there...
    and delighted as they are to leave
    until i comb again, i grieve.

    to the tree tops, she floats on breezes,
    left behind by busy bees's
    with a twinkle in her eye
    (by Gods! that girl can fly!)
    swinging by on rays of light
    into the sky, then out of sight... YES!
    but for a moment only
    it is quite enough to know what pleasures feathers have of flight... and birds...

    then back down she sways,
    until her feet find Earthly greeting
    the cool blades of the greenest grass tickle her toes while meeting...
    for a moment erect, Saluting Goddess darling
    she then tucks herself into a ball
    and somersaults into the pool
    where she puts a crown of flowers on her head
    "My Queen... We are beautiful."
  23. Jjanda_Solo

    Jjanda_Solo Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 19, 2001
    Once upon a time
    I wrote a little rhyme.
    I posted it right here,
    But it's not very good I fear.

    (Sorry, that's the best I can do off the top of my head (I don't have any of my poems with me right now. I'll come back sometime in future and post some damn good poetry though. :D)
  24. Darth Mulacki

    Darth Mulacki Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 4, 1999
    Good, somebody brought back a very good thread. Here is a litle some thing i wrote a while ago:

    I fear the darkness
    I fear that it will eat me alive
    The loneliness is al around me
    I try to fight it but you cant
    fight a faceless enemy
    Where do these lies come from
    Why do I fall prey to them
    I have done nothing to deserve this

    When i look around me i see the ones that I hate and none that I love
    The one that i ever loved is the cause of my loneliness and the one that gave birth to the darkness that i fear
    Too long hatred has been a friend of mine
    but it is a friendship that is not easely broken
    You can ry to fight it but everytime you long for its presence again
    I know i do


  25. ImperialFC

    ImperialFC Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 29, 2001
    My College Graduation Tomorrow :)(sorry about all the periods, but it won't format my poem properly without them)

    Then get to the ceremony
    .....................walk walk walk
    Sit and wait.
    ......Speeches taking
    Call your name. Walk walk walk.
    Get your fake reward.
    Two weeks for the real and true thing.

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