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 subtle_savage
Joined: 11/13/2006
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Silken coiled rope
Dormant sinuous serpent
Writhing 'mongst church pews
 ~softEDGE~
Joined: 6/12/2005
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Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 11/25/2006 1:46:45 PM
breathtaking thought provoking posts, mon amis!

and witty, gracious host
for i could never refer
to you ever as naive~
i offer up my humble rambling
thank you here for this
a most provoking thread
and as well begin now with

i am but a simple woman
yet a complex woman
i may as well just said
i am a woman

but i wanted
to preface
my elementaryness
which i'm sure in itself
isn't a word
so yes i'm a bit absurd
but still just me
so here comes
the animal inside me
out from the human
and humane that i be

love just is

tender
passionate
comforting
acknowledging
protective
endearing
engaging
encouraging
inspiring
musing
quiet
warmest of cloaks
deepest of desires
never long stuck in mires
if we but continue on
challenges despite
going on sometimes
with seemingly no respite
seeking ending in delight
in holding one another gracefully
carefully always too
nirvana herself smiles
on us all each one
stand tall ye folks of all
forefathers and foremothers
lived to tell us all
different tales
with similiar parables
evoking truths valuable
for each and all

infinite too
transcending even
others lives dificulties strewn
terrain some roughly hewn
oceans vast and blue
language faith cultures
even strongest taker: death
cannot dimish any pure love's truth

meaning whether borne of
friendship
children
family
strangers
lovers
thought provoking minds
deeply lodged cubicles
within our hearts or minds
takes us to other places
baraka comes to mind
peace namaste love
just is for us the kindred
from different divergence
we come together
seeking others
lovers of truth

we are all so much more alike
than we could ever be different
brothers and sisters you see
some free while others
still not, bleed
for them we pray we do all
we possibly can
we fathom more
and still on we go
holding clasping hands
and minds full with hope
hearts to help and reach out
we each of us hold more
than can be ever imagined

whispers of fingertips
imprinted on our very souls
programmed onto our hearts
with us as we grow old
can never be taken
can't be bought or sold
leaves us not even in death
for in our memory forever to hold

sometimes salacious meanderings
sometimes hedonistic
tantric concentric pleasures
who are we to judge or measure
its supreme presence in our minds
we keep ourselves ever vigilant
for it's opposite or kindred kind

sometimes blind
sometimes deaf
sometimes playful
always ever present
grace itself divine
grateful
simply appreciative
as am i
 ~softEDGE~
Joined: 6/12/2005
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Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 11/25/2006 5:12:01 PM
thank you for being such a kind host and your very kind words, witty.

nes, believe me when i say i too am so appreciating that you have a room, a pc, and forums with which to grace us all!

i sit in awe when so much HUGE talent springs forth, when an amazing subject is brought up!
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 40
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Posted: 11/26/2006 11:07:08 AM
the folly of race is embodied in we
who with no disgrace live as somewhere between
understanding and hatred for all that we see
and know how much the world would be better
if the world were

"like me"

How ever we grow up to find we're not so unique
for the folly of race is in race that we think
in a flawed logic of love that comes from those free
to go around and preach

"Hey! Won't you all just please be...

Like me?"

And so i can't speak for all us "no exact racial" [distinction]
but identity crisis my friends didn't let me have
if i'm naive and witty at least i'm know i'm not spacial
for spacials cliche's are a headache and a hafe

So i be the self proclaimed king of the coming mongrel hordes
A Redneck African American Cherokee adored
at least i didn't take that job on the psychic network
and I've learned to be ignored

but naive and witty, i'm never bored

so don't you see? How much better the world would be?
If everyone would just be, like me?
But i know... we cover that already.......
Can I be the king then at least?

OH COME ON!!!

well... maybe i'll get a door prize or something...
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 44
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Posted: 11/26/2006 12:00:02 PM
(this song came to mind... i wrote it when i was about 27-30 years old found a sythesizer keyboard and played it in a coffee shop in southern california, you know that big suburb of Los Angeles... anywho, i always felt alittle convicted about this song because of my condition when i wrote it. let the reader understand... and if you don't pm me... i get embarrasssed being too specific in public. )

those meanings are so powerful
are you cetching what i say...?
i came for a bellyfull
but i had to hear the way

now i know You are forgiving
and Your kingdoms on it's way
but some ignore the opening
is it something that they prey

i woke up this morning
to a coffee and a smoke
but if you'll forgive me brother
i think my temple can tell me
i think i know

who's on the throne

And He understands me
He knows what I mean
I'm happy in what i allow

please Lord, won't you come back... right now?


Possibly the perfect are following the blind
can you ever condescend and when to you unwind
now i cannot protect my fears
with imagined authority
cause what He's taught me throug those years
is my powers in

humility.

He knows what I mean
He understands me
I'm not always happy in what I allow

So please Lord, don't you come back... right now....

o weeeee eeeee oooooh oooh oooooh omennnnnnnnnnnn
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 48
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 11/29/2006 6:31:35 AM
Imagine Part II

Now there isss no heaven
that was easy to do
Hells been found a phony
and only sky is true
And now allll the peoples
are singing Imagine Part II.... oo oooo

Soon there'll be no countries
that won't be hard to do
soldiers will quit their armies
and their religions too
but how we'll hate worlds police
in Imagine the song Part II o ooo o o ooooo

You might say I'm a deciever
please believe I'm only one
who knows someday you'll join us
on our knees before the Son

Imagine great possesion
I believe you can
yes a greed and hunger
for the truth of man
Imagine our Yeshua
saving all the world ....
from imagine the song part II

you ooo o o ooo

You might say
i'm fanatic
but i'd be the only one

If you'd just crown mee e e eee
the king of the coming mongrel hordes

annnnd then the world would be one
(and then of courseJesus wouldn't have to come back cause
we'd all just be getting along down here... sooo
if Jesus did come back at that point we'd all pretty much resent it

Oh... i'm sorry... I'll save that for imagine part III)
 Findchris
Joined: 9/28/2006
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Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 12/3/2006 10:37:36 AM
Vices

Through the years
I've seen the habits turn on high,
From smoke to drink
to gamble and to hurt.

Though not my addictions
I watch as they take
The one I love.
Taken by despair and
Then, taken by death.
Still I survive by only a dangling thread.

Bring me out to a new life
To find myself, my virtue.
Is this love or lust
Or somewhere inbetween.

This wall is up to protect my being;
Therefore, my feelings are detached.
No words can describe, I can't express
The mind is no longer attached to the heart.

And then a wave of desire and comfort
Flows from my body.
What is this?
Do I succumb?

Someone sees me and longs for my presence
To hold and to keep secure
To open my heart again
And to make me feel whole.

This vice or venue
Has not been present in awhile
Though I've longed for it
Now what do I do with it?

Confusion reigns
Though not quite complete.
Something is missing
It's the memories of the past (passed).

Time to jump into life and what it brings,
And make new memories.
Please tear down this wall
And conquer my love.
 songmn001
Joined: 2/10/2006
Msg: 67
Ethics and Supressed Desires...Feel free to Express
Posted: 12/5/2006 10:02:42 PM
FindChris.... your write ,to me, is as great a piece as any I have read here..... excellent .....even more so considering where we live........... TY
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 69
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Posted: 12/5/2006 10:38:08 PM
a quark in harmony
a stone thrown by no human hand
breaks the iron and clay
feet of poor
steps of needy
crush the city underfoot

why
they will ask their master
did you build such a high gate?
and the mouth of pit will close...
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 83
Beware Admiration Mutual
Posted: 12/11/2006 3:53:25 AM
Who will be the watchdog
who will tell the score
who will look out for the truth
and tell if our sisters a whore?
When mother passed out cookies
when daddy poured the milk
did we all just sit and watch cable
or learn something of justice and silk?

Did we learn to respect our church
our courts and governments
did we teach our children the hope of freedom
and of changes our democracies represent?
Do we encourage the young journalist
do we bid them be watchdogs for truth
or are we all just nay sayers and saying well
like the late great planet earth of our youth?

Oh I am most guilty too
of this epic consolidation
proportioned in poetic scriptural cause
and of mutual admiration

now the children watch only silk worms
for a minuet then they're done
none see the silkworms of freedom
none see the freedoms hard won
whilst we basque in mutual admiration
eating our ribs and beer
how wise, how repentant, how wonderfully humble
I'm so glad to just have you all here

oh i am most guilty also
of this mockery and vexation
drafted in biblical philosophical muck
and in mutual admiration

you see in local government and media
a new wave of apathetic banter
their is no moving news these days
cause none will tell, their is no more hell
so why waste the air time or print
no the hidden red suit with the horns and pitch fork
deserves our congratulation
he's come as an angel of light for us all
in our mutual admiration
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 92
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Posted: 12/18/2006 10:38:26 AM
Wow... Oxymoronic Me!

wow... I really, really liked that poem.
I didn't admire it... I liked it.
Because you know
how I apparently feel about admiration.
By the way, I was thinking about taking out

a loan from God

but I need a co-signer...

Anyone?

Anyone?

Oh wow

you all ate your Proverbs this morning?

Listen here, how much do you owe God?
1000? Ok take this note I can reduce it to 800 if
you co-sign this 200 loan with me.

Thanks. That's great...

Oh my name? uhh uh uh Stewie Griffin.
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 97
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Posted: 12/20/2006 1:16:38 AM
I can't believe the things I say
sometimes to judge sometimes to sway
i don't think i should have ever
read the bible that way...

it wasn't always to believe
or to make the wrong things write
i was so tall and goofy and uncoordinated
i think i read the bible most
so I could win a fight

bullies always became my good friends
and warned others from messin'
"He'll say something that'll keep you up at night."
with my eyes I'd look at them "hush"
don't keep them from their lesson

but to be a true super hero in Isaiah
I saw self judgements blistering call
come now, lets reason together... i read
but how we continue to fall
from grace to grace we should be growing
and giving others the call

"Peter."

Huh? What?

"Peter...."

Yes? Who is it?

"Peter!"

I'm in bed Lord, just a second I was lost in a dream. Hold on Lord I'll open the door...

Latch, door knob, creakkkk.....

"Where did he go?"
 ~softEDGE~
Joined: 6/12/2005
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Unsuppressed truths!!! New Motifs!!! An Open vicarious arena!!!
Posted: 1/2/2007 12:17:42 AM
physical bodies are both
our temples of templates
and yes too but our shells
they serve us in this life
to attract or deter heh
or sometimes even both

sighing long escapes these
mine lips and yes i am tired
needing to sleep now with
my eyelids slowly closing
difficulty staying awake
or even making sense but
i'm sometimes accused of
that even when fully awake

now i will go through my
nightly preparations
they usually help me in
their familiarity of the
simplicity of rituals so
brushing my teeth and
a quick bathe and soapy
cleanser lathering my face
smells yum and soft towel
lemony toothpaste are
some dear friends on
this night the first of
our new year now here

i bid all peace and
good rest everyone
yes you too host
but now in closing
i say to all simply
good night for
tomorrow comes
quickly and meanwhile
all i do is talk talk
 ~softEDGE~
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learned truths
Posted: 1/7/2007 9:09:34 AM
still addicted to the truths
they are my drug of choice
so fulfilling to partake of
fill my cup i drink n hoist

amidst the fakes and fauxs
who pretend they haven't time
for self destruction instead
making time with self deception
laughing oh so beautifully
all the while smiling that smile
stinging stabbing my very heart

truth be told we all have snakes
and yes damn the demons too
just glad to not have been used
today breathing still me with hope

witty you know not but here i say
i am relieved and very glad to
see your return and lines relayed
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
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Ethics.............
Posted: 4/18/2007 9:20:48 PM
welcome back Joshua.....I'm glad to see you again! If not for you I would be too lazy to learn new words. However, I can't stand not knowing, so when I see an unknown word you posted, I have to look it up.....

love

it’s but a word.
but what a word
unuttered
neglected
it can shatter hearts
spoken
demonstrated
it can unite two
or millions
*****************
love is not a noun
it's a verb
demonstrate
and illuminate

LS 4/18/07
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
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Posted: 5/11/2007 8:49:35 AM
^^^^^^
excellent! I desire in this poem to turn back time. There was no joy, though the morning TOOK it......pain, yes.......previously posted in DailyPoet

One thing you can't change

One thing you can't change is death
I regret sharply causing yours
you stepped out that morning with your mate
to cross the road to the creek
the other car avoided you
and I, thinking you would stay
tried to go my merry way
flustered, you stepped
right into my path, I avoided one
but clipped the other
hoping she was not a mother
I thought of work
and tables of time
which don't exist in your world
only the sun
and instinct to follow
and I felt hollow
and unclean
obscene
could I take my morning back
I would
I'd leave earlier
and hesitate
wait
when I spied you
but death
is the one thing you can't change
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 632
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Posted: 5/25/2007 8:17:52 PM
tinder boxes on coastal shores
arouse the sea and faults line up for hire
drowsy churchians cristened and dedicated
over worked and over medicated
tickled pink by little disk
set beside the dusty Word

touring Jonah's on union breaks
lasting prayers over breakfast cakes
lost and dressed to apostolic
beating frowning burping colic
didn't for my last to harold
the possible shakes reeling
come out and don't delay

my people

hills of seven dwarves of disney
sleeping angels demons dizzy
no one knows what's going on
but the prophets will appear and warn

before to long
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 638
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Posted: 5/28/2007 7:29:25 PM
hi Witty.....been awhile since I've visited, seldom feel as if I have any ethical dilemmas.......but thought of this poem about lack of ethics......

false advertising

so very hard to find
integrity of heart and mind
I know false profiles multiply
no excuses exemplify
there is nothing plausible
in causing confusion
and the profusion
of pretty lies
if some think it's funny
they should try it on
for size

LS 5/27/07
 statueman
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 642
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Posted: 5/30/2007 11:02:31 PM
NaiveandWitty, good to be back and love the new pic!

Now the heart of a brother left me
a funeral for my mothers son
he took his life in the city of angels
and his humor in me live on
where has he gone?

my brother Chuck was a troubled soul
and my mother prays and prayed much for me and for him
but where ever the Lord took you Chucky
I pray the Lord took you to Him

Perhaps you knew him NaiveandWitty
he lived close in a city of millions
we were never close but I loved him sorely
i got my sense of humor from him
and a tougher grin
i miss him

In Memory of my Brother Charles H.
May God Rest his soul.
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
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Posted: 5/30/2007 11:27:41 PM
I'm sorry for your loss....
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
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Posted: 6/7/2007 8:32:48 AM
I wrote this for the stanza's thread and the last line was changed.....it does seem tailored for this thread, supressing your desire to keep true the ethic of holding yourself valuable....please understand this is not judgemental, this is written from bitter personal experience.....I'm not so angry at the men, but at myself for letting me down......


to thine own self be true

Soothing spoken word lusterless in the light
because cliches and lies are best hidden by night
and fueled by desires where the flame burns too high
ignoring your judgement you give in with a sigh

wake up in the morning sick in your soul
you gave yourself lightly for a quick roll
neither knows the real person with whom they've just slept
skimming over the surface, avoiding the depth

well, it still doesn't stop me from wanting to beat them up, buddies.....unfortunately I'm only medium sized.....sorry you fell off your horses, Ravin and Wabbit....me, I'm just writing from memory. My love life is a desert, and I'm really just focused on my job and family right now....
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
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Posted: 6/7/2007 2:51:01 PM
Ravin, as far as I'm concerned you are a shining jewel of a being....anyone who would take advantage of that is just too jaded and unscrupulous. I guess you can only hope one day they see the light and stop ignoring that inner voice most of us have called a conscience which allows us to be true to our higher self if we only listen.....

Wabbit, you have an inner sweetness which comes out in your postings and poetry. I think you're one of the best rhyming poets here, and your long thread just proves my point. Apart from your family, nothing hurts worse than a friends betrayal.......I've been very fortunate in that regard but there have been a few times, and they stung.....it's their issue, not yours. You should be able to trust a friend, it's what friendship is all about, otherwise they'd just be an acquaintance.

And Joshua, you're one of a kind. Good looking, a seriously talented writer, and so smart you have me looking up words several times a week! You and other young people like you are our hope for the future, I'm just sorry we couldn't have left you in better shape......
 ~Juggernaut~
Joined: 4/30/2007
Msg: 711
Five bucks an hour
Posted: 6/14/2007 4:57:26 PM
I saw a man standing on the corner of this warm day
pleading to be brought to life
He seemed aware and conscious
Of his never ending life
He was afraid
The was torn
His wife and kids at home
His sign read " Will work for five dollars an hour !!"
I drove by knowing !! that I could give him work
Like everyone else who does I wonder
is it just me or am I the only one who feels like jerk.

If I had a picture of this you "would" feel it.
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
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Posted: 6/24/2007 12:46:26 PM
Joshua, that's a very moving poem, written with both the pain of a child who wasn't capable of understanding, and the perspective of a forgiving adult.......

I'm relieved to see your perspective, because that is the key to being able to leave the burden behind you......and obtain some sort of peace, and forward motion....

I am fortunate in my age, the skeletons in my closet don't rattle their bones very often anymore......looking back, in my thirties I found my peace, so I am wishing the same for you.....I tried to write this thoughtfully, however, if I offended you in any way or hurt you, I ask forgiveness now, as that was never my intention......
 winstemar
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 761
A Prayer for Baby Jocelyn
Posted: 6/25/2007 6:13:43 PM
Joshua,
I came onto the site to settle my mind and your poetry calmed my emotions. thank you:)
Years can go by with nothing that changes
Dear lover, dear abuser, dear wretched man
dear father, dear saint and sinner
I sometimes wish life could be black and white.
I slowly walked down the plank
My eyes gazing into yours as I took my step into the waters
I had faith you would jump in as promised
I had faith
Each breath I took could not escape and swelled and constricted
inside my chest
water filled my nose
I closed my eyes and saw your face
How quickly love can turn to hate and back to love then rage then pain then
faith
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