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Olly Buckle
April 4th, 2010, 08:36 PM
OK. Spring, the season of renewal and Olly is pushing out another of his bound to fail ideas, Ox.
I start by posting an acrostic poem, here it is,

Languishing in languid pools
Of tears, inhabited by fools
Versifying, trying tritely,
Endlessly, to express politely
Some indication of
Lasting and endearing love.
Abstaining from society
Bowing to propriety.
Opening doors to
Use for walking through
Remaining faithful in adversity

Now I am a silly old romantic, so that's my take, lets see yours using the same starting letters
Then, when we have three more poems, (Completely arbitrary) some one posts a new poem

Olly Buckle
April 29th, 2010, 11:37 AM
OK let's try something simpler,

Healing is too simplistic
Always feel antagonistic,
Time and again I feel
Everlasting, never heal

April 29th, 2010, 08:09 PM
He always said, he'd never go
And until he did, I didn't know
That he was a fuckin' creep
Expired love, I feel cheap

Olly Buckle
May 3rd, 2010, 06:25 AM
Hard and unyielding
Antagonistic feeling
Taken to extremes
Even invading dreams

I like the personal element in yours AA, can't seem to get that even thinking of a specific instance.
Any suggestions for a new word? I keep coming up with things like love, hate, pride and feeling that in a way something more mundane might be good.

May 3rd, 2010, 06:40 AM
I don't know if anyone can just start er what, but here's one.

Crumply folds melt on my tongue
How I love to eat cheese
Especially when there isn't mold on it
Extracted from essence of cow
So many delicious flavours
Except blue cheese, I'd rather eat bung

Olly Buckle
May 3rd, 2010, 03:00 PM
Nice one Caelum, definitely more mundane, mind you I do like blue stilton.

Creamy Camembert
Hard Cheddar
Exceptional Edam
Excellent when hungry
Sliced, diced or grated
Especially melted on toast

A lot of e's in that word arn't there?

Like a Fox
May 3rd, 2010, 03:08 PM
Pills are crushed and lined and popped
Alochol consumed
Ravers crash and flail about
Time is gone too soon
You're invited to my party

Tried and failed to write about cheese.
Which is ridiculous. I love cheese.
And I don't party. But there you have it.

Olly Buckle
May 3rd, 2010, 04:09 PM
Parental Absence Results in Terrified Youth; Big boys came.

May 3rd, 2010, 04:51 PM
Perhaps I'll partake,
A real time, this time,
Real enough when things stop spinning,
Trembling on the boundaries between,
Youth and desperation.

Olly Buckle
August 10th, 2010, 06:49 PM
My words must not be extreme
Or offend those who others do offend,
Demand changes, deadline or an end
Even when I want to scream
Reason must always prevail
And never run dragging my tail
To others in the same boat
Even when it gets my goat

Now there is a word that someone should have a different take on!

March 19th, 2011, 12:24 PM
new one:

Ho, ho, ho! What a joy to be watching it,
Unusual gags and a bundle of wit,
More than a laugh! So hilarious,
O, the ol' comics are nice, not nefarious!
Up to snuff, were Cooper's, Baxter's and Dodd's
Ridiculous is the word for the new comic clods,

Arthur Askey, Tommy Handley and more,
Not offensive like those ones I abhor,
Dancing and swearing, for them, comes before,

Wisdom, Whitfield, Wilson were better,
Impeccably crafted; every word; every letter,
Sykes and Sellers, such fabulous actors,
Djalili and Deayton just lack these factors,
Old classics like Ronnies Corbett and Barker,
More witty than modern day stuff, which is darker.

Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller aren't funny,
Not amusing, all they want is the money,
Dreary is modern tosh, not all bright and sunny,

Jimmy Tarbuck and Brucie, the great entertainer,
Oh, don't think I'm just being a stupid complainer,
Crudeness is all from the loathsome Frankie Boyle,
Us? We want classics to return, they won't spoil,
Levels of comedy in Britain today,
Are deteriorating quickly, and now I must say,
Rubbish comics that haunt our screens all the time,
Ire-making, infurating, in a way it's a crime,
That's why I say that we should complain,
You should be proud of old comedy, so start to campaign!!


Olly Buckle
March 19th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Some time since I saw any activity here, but that was excellent.

July 21st, 2011, 09:38 PM

Indeed here we are
May we proceed and far
Armoured to devour
Guarded with its power
Intended to revere
Northern to you dear
Always sound severe
Told it once or twice
Intented to front once
Oh you who must be here
Nourish it all for fear

m alexander
September 22nd, 2011, 02:09 AM
Imagine the world we live in
Men with guns
And teens with bombs
Gods with eyes and ears
Intent on doing nothing about it
Nothing do they do
At least that is what we think
The future isnt set
I wish theyd return
Order from above we do need
None of us can do it without them

September 22nd, 2011, 07:48 AM
imagination :-d

Indeed here we are
May we proceed and far
Armoured with a power
Guarded with a steal
Intentions are so clear
Northern to you dear
Always sounding sour
Told it once or twice
Incented to front once
Oh you who must be here
Nourish it all for fear

October 13th, 2011, 09:47 AM
I love to see the
Minds inner workings
Alike to a flower opening so we
Gain new perspectives, new
Insights into other people's thoughts
Not very often, in my case
As I have been silent for
Too long. But now I am
In a place where I have the
Opportunity to let my mind free
No shackles, no limits!

October 13th, 2011, 09:51 AM

People love making money
Show that
Price doesn't always
Equal taste, that
Rate of pay
Is no indication of
The worth of a person
Yet so many seem to think so

Olly Buckle
October 14th, 2011, 12:05 AM

Like to see new poems
In my acrostic thread
Killer imagination roams.
Eventually put to bed.

Prosperity discussed rationally
Offends only the materialistic
Erudition used notionally
Makes points that stick,
Stay with me emotionally

October 14th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Olly :)

As the founder of this thread
Can you take a bow?
Reading the posts on here
Offered my strangely-formed brain an outlet
Suffice it to say that I have become an acrostic devotee
To the delight of my wife, a primary school teacher
"I teach those to 5 year olds" she crows.
Couldn't care less. I am enjoying myself ;)

(but I really need to bring more 'poetry' to my prose!)

October 14th, 2011, 08:16 AM
Morbid fascination stirs
Effervescent spume of imagination
Nary a one knows what I'm thinking
Disdain nods its head, concurs.
After what happened, it's my right
Cheap excuses bind my angel in subjection
I hold the glass up, without drinking, in sardonic
Toast to my own malignant dexterity
Your demon capers and grins, with mine confers.

October 15th, 2011, 07:57 AM

October 15th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Oh my, that's fast!
Riding the curbs
My heart in my mouth
Unable to breathe
Like a fat man sitting on my chest
Arms feel like lead

On the hammer
No time to think

October 15th, 2011, 06:23 PM
My hero is Casey Stoner
On a bike he is second to none
To see him drift wide
On that Honda

Gives me the shivers
Perhaps he will be World Champion this weekend? :D

March 12th, 2012, 05:00 AM
Hot rods scream by
Roaring sounds as
Air is blasted by speed

Tinkered-with transmissions
often tricked-out bodies
pulsing jets of flame

Fumes from smoking rubber
undertoned with combustion
engines exploding with horsepower
lightning harnessed

March 24th, 2012, 06:38 PM
I have so many ideas
Many tried and failed
Against my fathers wishes
Getting lost in a daze
Inviting dreams and sorcery
Never giving up
Accepted into creative circles
Took me to a place
Imaginary and made up
Obviously it stayed with me
Needless to say my father lost

1st attempt at this so hope it works - quite enjoyed it actually :)

Olly Buckle
March 26th, 2012, 08:15 AM
It works for me raunch. Besides I am sure this sort of playing around to make things fit has spin off when you comr to write other things.

August 15th, 2012, 10:44 AM
Ideas of new and old renewed

Magic created within a mind

Age has no bearing or conditions

Gentle flow or bold designs

Individual and Unique for

Nobody can see inside my brain

And no one can tell me not good enough

The whole world is my sandbox

Inspiration shall strike me

Once more and again

Now it is time to show the world

January 20th, 2016, 06:30 PM
Ok, Olly, here we go. My 1st acrostic.

Secrets whispered
Take senselessly
Away one's breath,
Imitating many
Needless remarks has
Everlasting effects,
Disguised as
Glass, stained-glass.
Like looking thru
A tall cathedral's
Stained-glass window, but this is
Shattered, broken glass.

Olly Buckle
January 21st, 2016, 02:38 AM
And the first post here in a long while ... fun though isn't it?

January 21st, 2016, 02:45 AM
And the first post here in a long while ... fun though isn't it?

Yes, it is fun. Thanks for your suggestion.

February 13th, 2016, 04:16 AM
Iambic Parameter

Assignments for this class are always tough:
"Compose a sonnet in acrostic form,
restricted in construction, per the norm."
Of course, pentameter is not enough,
somehow I must invent a rhyming scheme -
to show I know and understand the style -
if I can finish, it will be worthwhile,
considering that I'm about to scream!

So when my pen spilled ink so hot it seared
ornate designs in lines across the page,
new understanding suddenly appeared,
negating everything that I had feared!
Excitedly I stop and disengage,
then yell "I'm glad I somehow persevered!"

February 16th, 2016, 03:11 AM
Beckoning to me with its warmth
Enchanted with the sweet folds and creases
Darkness embraces me gently

January 12th, 2018, 04:44 AM
Sinnister savior stands before the wall
Aries allies amalgamated ass
Investors vesting closer to the breast
Nooses jesting waiting for the rest
Thursday’s news Trump digs a deeper hole

January 21st, 2018, 11:51 PM
Pudgy, playful swirling ball of fur
Always ready for adventures to occur
Counting shadows til mealtime can begin
Keeping me up barking once again
Yelling helps quiet till daylight feels you stir

March 4th, 2018, 02:09 AM
Whales watching
Ant dancing
Tamandua tapping
Eels eating
Rhino racing

January 20th, 2020, 03:49 AM
My love was strong
Ongoing and fierce
Despite your
Evil intentions that
Ruined any and
All hope I had of
The love I so desired
Every time I think of you, I suffer

was this supposed to be about the word I didn't think of that at all