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Yourstyle...I love the natural laid back flow of your words and the hopefulness thast your poem conveys.I hope youll share more soon dewkiss,,that was some powerful write there...Have a great night yall,and Ill see ya soon..Hugs,Kat
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 327
So ya wanna be a poet?
Posted: 11/26/2005 12:11:34 AM
My favorite buddy is back know I think you rock!You are one of the most interesting and fun people in the forums.I hope youll come back and visit soon:)In a strange way I enjoyed your writes hehe..Do your thang !.
Joined: 11/20/2005
Msg: 328
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Okay, I'll bite...
Posted: 11/26/2005 9:58:44 AM
Some cheesy stuff while playing with a magnetic poetry set:

An old kiss
a naked eye
I always
remember why


you – me
you – me
you – we


sail away sister
the magic dies tonight
in the belly of the fire god


the porcelain angel
cuts her circles
in the broken ice


her translucent laugh lingers
haunting me
a ghost of the questions
never asked
Joined: 11/20/2005
Msg: 329
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The Hand
Posted: 11/26/2005 10:04:24 AM
The Hand

I wander the mist
of what is between
as I strain to glimpse
that which is unseen

the path before me
is narrow and tight
the air is thick
I carry no light

ghosts hover and dance
deep in that strange mist
shapes that frolic so
and cavort and twist

and a sound I hear
from out of the gloom
voices of laughter
of mirth and my doom

"What, ho!" I let shout
"would you have me for?"
and then ... silence
for they sing no more

no weapon on hand
and no charm nor spell
helpless against them
if they nay meant well

a sheen to my side
brighter than the rest
takes form of a man
in his courtly best

from behind his mask
he spies with one eye
the other is dead
shriveled and dry

he offers his hand
clad crimson and white
and all I can do
is nay run in fright

"A good draw, my friend."
he says with a grin
"With me at your hand,
you are sure to win."

and with that he does step
right off of the path
I follow meekly
for I fear his wrath

as the howls come
followed by their hosts
the knight does reply
with jabs and boasts

his arm sweeps a pass
through the forming hoard
leaving behind naught
but his gleaming sword

then out of the dark
steps the knight's own twin
not trimmed in scarlet
but obsidian

they clash with a roar
with thunder, with steel
neither can gain ground
in this even deal

"Low or high this hand,
I need you in play!"
the red knight did shout
as I saw him sway.

with courage unbidden
I leapt to his side
empty hands at best
bards could sing, "He tried..."

but the ruse paid well
as the twin did shift
he dubbed me a threat
let his swordpoint drift

before I can blink
the dark twin falls dead
the white of his cloth
turning a bright red

the knight points his sword
to a trail yonder
"Now take this way home.
Don't pause to ponder."

only a short jaunt
and now I am free
and see my dear home
standing before me

as I splash my face
beside a cool stream
I begin to doubt
was it naught but dream?

my eyes are drawn down
cards tucked in my belt
the Jack and the Ace
the hand I was dealt
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 330
Okay, I'll bite...
Posted: 11/26/2005 10:08:41 AM
vegandude:)Hiya and welcome to my little forum You are very elloquent and unique in your writing style.I totally enjoyed your poem. One of my friends got me a magnetic poetry set for Christmas one year and everytime I stopped by the fridge for a snack Id have to write something hehe:laugh Im glad to see your enjoying yours..Youre welcome here anytime and thanks for biting lol: supadiva...your poems rock:)Im so glad youre a part of the forums now..Maybe people have seen your exquisite work and they are a little intimidated by what an awesome lady you are! Have a spiffy day everyone and a great weekend Kat
Joined: 11/20/2005
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Posted: 11/26/2005 10:30:57 AM
alis kat my lady
you are much too kind
it is so nice to know
something something something something something-that-rhymes-with-"kind"

I have to say I'm also a fan of bernard's, but I have much too learn. ;) Lots of great stuff here.

I do enjoy that little kit. There's something about restrictions that can spur on creativity.
Joined: 11/20/2005
Msg: 332
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This one's a bit risque
Posted: 11/26/2005 10:46:22 AM
a moment

a sway, and a smile
a gaze held a while

a chase, and a choice
the sound of her voice

a hug, and a hope
her neck's gentle slope

a song, and a sigh
his hand finds her thigh

a nibble, a nip
teeth upon the tip

a tug, and a twist
a slap on the wrist

a cling, a caress
a lift of her dress

a flick, a finger
the rush does linger

a lip, and a lick
his tongue is quite quick

a toss, and a tease
she plies him with ease

a touch, and a tongue
down his member hung

a moan, a murmur
as he grows firmer

a groan, and a grin
as she slides him in

a squeal, and a squirm
while her breasts held firm

a tweak, a tingle
their liquors mingle

a longing, a lust
fulfilled with his thrust

a burst, and a burn
for each in their turn

a deed, a delight
she glows in the light

a whisper, a word
which barely is heard

a feeling, a face
a sleeping embrace
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 333
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This one's a bit risque
Posted: 11/26/2005 10:49:08 AM
Wow Vegan,

Those are great!!! Welcome to this side of the pond!!!

Hiya Kat,
Hope all is wonderful today!!!!

Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 334
This one's a bit risque
Posted: 11/26/2005 11:08:41 AM
Vegandude:)You are a really great writer.Feel free to post in my fellfromheaven"everyone else is doin it I want a thread too LOL" thead anytime too..Welcome to the poetry forums Mari sam..heya girlfriend..all is excellent today!Nice seeing you here.Hope all is super groovy with you as well..hugs all around,kat
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 335
God & Coffee
Posted: 11/26/2005 11:21:57 AM
^^I was just about to leave for the day when I saw your poem..Welcome to my lil forum..I loved the sense of humour aspect to your write.It kind of reminds me of an old "depeche mode "song,"blasphemous rumours"....I can appreciate the sentiment behind it:)Have a great day and visit anytime, Kat
Joined: 11/23/2005
Msg: 336
This one's a bit risque
Posted: 11/26/2005 11:30:40 AM
This is "poem like". Any feed back?


How do I love someone who teases me with warmth, laughter, and adoration, then without warning takes it all away? As if I didn’t want it, as if I didn’t need it, as if I stopped loving it.

You tantalize me with promises of affection. Each word, each smile, and each knowing glance builds upon each other stroke by stroke, creating and revealing inspiration, beauty, and passion. And then it happens again, like it did before; always the same. The fragile masterpiece, once again beginning to take form, slips from your hands. We watch it fall as if in slow motion, knowing its fate. You reach out to catch it, like you always do, as if you have the power to reverse a law of nature. The pull of gravity does not respond to resolved regret; you grasp only air. And in that eternal moment, the moment between rise and fall, I hold my breath and turn my head, willing the impossible. The sound of hope shattering stabs the silence and abruptly causes me to turn back. The look of resignation on your face kills me every time, but it’s watching you walk away that really hurts.

This time you didn’t return.

I guess you finally tired of picking up the pieces, or perhaps you assumed it was me that was tired of it all. You didn’t return. Did you think I didn’t want you? Did you think I didn’t need you? Did think I stopped loving you?


It’s easy to know you care when I’m showering you with sunshine. I’m confused too when I promise you warmth and fields of wild flowers, then without warning take it all away. As if you didn’t want them, as if you didn’t need them, as if you never loved them.

I held my breath the moment I knew it was too late. The beauty, the passion, and the inspiration were not enough. Nothing I do could prevent the inevitable. I willed it not to fall, but the law of gravity does not respond to resolved regret. You turned your head, was that disappointment I read on your face? I felt ashamed when I heard the shatter…again. I couldn’t bear the silence that followed. I couldn’t translate what I saw written in your eyes; a canvas leaving me lost for interpretation. Was this the final fall that would render it unfixable? How many times could I expect you to hold me and tell me it’s ok? It kills me to know how I must have made you feel; perhaps sometimes loving… means leaving. The sunset may not be as beautiful, but is beauty worth the pain? It hurts me to leave, but it hurts more to know I am hurting you. I felt you watch me as I walked away.

This time you didn’t follow.

I had finally gone too far. I guess you were tired of picking up the pieces. This time you didn’t follow. As if you didn’t want me. As if you didn’t need me. As if you never loved me.
Joined: 5/1/2005
Msg: 337
once I was a wanna too and I still wanna do
Posted: 11/26/2005 11:41:40 AM
Please Mr Jesus

03 December 1995

Please Mr Jesus
grant my prayer
I want to be in love
this is my desire

So please Mr Jesus
find me a wife
In you alone I trust
you made the greatest sacrifice

She may be near
she may be far
I might know her name
you have knowledge of whom

So please Mr Jesus
answer my prayer
For I've made my choice
and I'll always love you

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3: 16 KJV

© 2005 Christopher W Herbert (a New Zealand Poet)

a poet who cares
Joined: 11/23/2005
Msg: 338
This one's a bit risque
Posted: 11/26/2005 1:42:53 PM
Thank you Chris, that means a lot. I have a friend who is a writer, and when I share things with him he never comments on them, good or bad.. and I start thinking that I must be a horrible writer.. so thank you.
Joined: 11/18/2005
Msg: 339
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shorty number 12
Posted: 11/26/2005 3:27:03 PM
I totally loved yer Poem too, dreamer,... as the others before,...I'll say the same as Chris!Even if i think the word risque doesn't quite fit, so what! What is so great is it looks at both sides of a situation, very touching! Now for one of mine, not quite as good but in the same direction.

Here I go again
picking up this pen,
telling of my sorrows
and losing hope for all the morrows.
How Can I even be a friend,
if they always think
I want more?
They'll say they
"Just want to be friends"
but then I never see them again.
Here I go again!
Joined: 11/23/2005
Msg: 340
shorty number 12
Posted: 11/26/2005 3:44:52 PM
dashance, I can relate to yours as well. :) That's what is so beautiful about writing, A person expresses themself, shares it with others and then others get to say "yeah.. yeah, that's it"...and it's all this hidden understanding amongst strangers that no one even knows about.
Joined: 11/22/2005
Msg: 341
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This one's a bit risque
Posted: 11/26/2005 9:51:27 PM
where can i get a kit
like that?
i love the small writes
packed with meaning
you rock the forums!
Joined: 11/26/2005
Msg: 342
This one's a bit risque
Posted: 11/26/2005 10:52:54 PM
i need a place to hide
maybe in yesturday
she won't care
will we be free
i am going to be sad in today
think twice before you say goodbye
there are not enough tommorows for it to subside
the sweat covers my mind
standing alone
Joined: 11/18/2005
Msg: 343
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and another shorty
Posted: 11/26/2005 11:42:57 PM
14. (deeper than appears)

I like what I see
but is it right for me.
I may make eye contact,
or a hesitant approach,
only soon to learn as fact,
her opinion hidden by disguise
with an amiable look of surprise.

or how 'bout this one similar theme.... see if you can fill in the blanks.One way is to look at it as two perspectives... lol forgot about this one dreamer until I got page turning in my very disorganised collection.

How far can you see?_______________
Do you care?______________________
About the distance between you I?_________________
Whenever in your presence, I try not to stare, ________________________
These feelings I have are still here._____________________________

This shall be interesting!!
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 344
Keep em coming kids:)wowza :D
Posted: 11/27/2005 12:34:35 AM
Beautiful dreamer...Your above write was mesmerizingly written.I was so drawn into your write. (almost like an entire novel in poetry form) Excellent Deshance..Im glad to see you coming back.You are very diversified in your writing style..Impressive Stairwaytoheaven.. Welcome to my lil corner O the forums.I enjoyed your heartfelt post.The last two lines did an excellent job of conveying the entire premise of the poem..Good job!Poet...thanks for dropping by I can feel the hope and longing in your poem..unique and well executed:)SoosyQT..Good to see ya girlfriend..Hug your sis for me ok?Thanks for droppin in Chriscusack..I love your writes.. You remind me of sopmeopne else who drops in from time to time, whose interesting and at times off the hook hilarious writes I just adore:) Nice job...Thanks for stoppin by today kids,and keep the most excellent writes coming...sleep tight,Kat
Joined: 11/20/2005
Msg: 345
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Ninja of Suburbia
Posted: 11/27/2005 8:41:46 AM
Great stuff, chriscusak!

And thanks for the compliments, folks. Here's a link to those kits:

golden urn soiled
grandfather desecrated
by a confused cat
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 346
Ninja of Suburbia...peeing my pants laughing :D
Posted: 11/27/2005 11:28:26 AM
Great stuff both of you!Speaking of "stuff hehe ..loved your little write I misread it and thought it said "decorated" instead of "desecrated" hahaha..Youre a trip,and your write rocks! Chriscusack...Glad to see you again too.Could your poem be any more original and funny?You are absolutey hilarious and love to see you both here again.Awesome job and hugs all around,kat PS..I have two magnetic poetry kits :)
Joined: 7/20/2005
Msg: 347
Saying good bye
Posted: 11/27/2005 12:05:30 PM
Always and forever will I hate
You left me and that was my fate

To never see you again
That bullet was your end

Your selfish ways have made us morn
The lives that your have torn.

You left us my love we are forever in the dark
You life has left its mark

You will never know the hate I feel
You have made the final seal

Never again to see you face.
Never again to grace our place

Good bye my love you will be missed
Never again to be kissed.

I hope one day I'll see you soon.
Till then all is in the gloom.

This is for my husband By K.W.
Joined: 11/18/2005
Msg: 348
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The Tell Off!
Posted: 11/27/2005 2:58:16 PM
Nice write Dewkiss! And here's one in that vein too!

How can you go on living?
Living with yourself,
treating people like you know what they're all about.
When you don't!
You don't know what passions they have
or what they see in a person.
Where do you get off?
Saying what you say?
Can you even imagine
how one could take what you just said?
What actions you've just precipitated?
Do you feel any guilt?

Oh, you are so righteous,
in your search for Mr. Perfect.
Although you shall never find him,
you won't pause in your
relentless flailing to drag under those who reach out to you.

You see, you just wouldn't be satified.
What ever you acheiveit won't be enough.
You seek your own self-image,
but no matter how hard you look,
every mirror has its' flaw.
Medusa did not die at the sight of herself,
but at the reflection of her perception.
She just could not accept fate
and take fortune as providence befitted.

-Dash ©1996

hmmm... dark!
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 349
The Tell Off!
Posted: 11/27/2005 11:39:29 PM
Hiya everyone..Thanks so much for adding more of your amazing writes to this thread:)Dashance..I love the flow and originality of your write...The last four lines were absolutely standouts and amazing Youre incredibly talented:)Dewkiss...I could feel the pain and longing for a lost love your poem exudes and in contrast the dark shadow it casted on your poem.Beautiful and sorrowful in tandem...excellent.Sometimes I feel so odd coming in here and telling you guys what I think of your poems and thoughts.All of your workd are awesome simply because they are yours Have a super spiffy day,Kat
Joined: 9/15/2005
Msg: 350
The Tell Off!
Posted: 11/27/2005 11:39:57 PM
Hello all! Thank you very kindly for the comments!! I hope you didn't think I was ignoring, just gone for the holiday. I loved all the writes I missed in that time. Vegan: I've always wanted one of those magnetic poetry things. Thanks for the site name. Dash: I, too, tend to write only when the feelings are already gushing about something. I suppose I should try to nourish it more often, but c'est la vie. Dew: I liked your post in 349 the best. It just spoke to me. Reminds me a lot of some of my earliest writing. Will post an example. Thanks again to all for the kind comments!

"In this circle, I have no name
Merely a shadow in this game
Against my fate, I try to fight
So I can do just one thing right

Still, I find nothing I can do
Fate's dagger has run me through
My heart gushes, bleeding dreams,
Coming apart at its seams

All night I lie in bed and weep
It is the only thing that helps me sleep
And the memories of days before
Come back to haunt me ever more

In this circle, shrouded by night
Protected from the fiendish light
Rain pouring down the essence of my soul
Lightning's beauty helps to mend the hole

Immersed within the falling dew
Its warmth and solace get me through
Everything I love has been lost
And I am still bearing the cost

My soul floats through the sable void
Having been completely destroyed
Looking back, filled with disdain
All I sacrificed was in vain

In this circle... almost dead
Only one thing left to be said
I loved you always, I thought you knew
So, what have I ever done to you?"
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