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  1. #11
    It's a sort of enclosed rhyme, only the first two lines have the same end rhyme. I love that.
    I also like to learn new words, shibboleth was new to me. I like it.
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    I am a clay potato in a strawberry field
    -Darren White, from "Clumsy"

  2. #12

    Prescription

    Prescription

    Feral gasps through foaming mouths to suck in fecal air
    Killers held by bent straight jackets and pain killers
    Twitching snaps of twisted thumbs all with torn off nails
    Guards wound tighter than double knotted Velcro shoes
    The secret to sanity is simple here: learn not to care
    I find that my lack of knowledge can sometimes be an asset in that I'm forced to try new things because I don't have any other options.

  3. #13
    Andrew, I hope you will expand on this poem sometime. I think there is more and I think it's a great start.

  4. #14
    Well, that's a familiar truth for me you describe there. I like the guards that are wound tighter than shoes
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    I am a clay potato in a strawberry field
    -Darren White, from "Clumsy"

  5. #15

    A Ponderance Upon the Pond

    A Ponderance Upon the Pond

    A flocks of ripples make a wake
    a hint of duckling soon to break
    the water's surface,
    but for what purpose
    do they dive beneath the lake?
    I find that my lack of knowledge can sometimes be an asset in that I'm forced to try new things because I don't have any other options.

  6. #16

    The Needs of the Many

    The Needs of the Many

    A plague of locusts broke us
    __a season spoiled
    __a harvest of barren soil
    __the fear of famine loomed for everyone
    Then one man made a machine
    __that restored the fields
    __that tripled our yields
    __and turned poverty to plenty
    But this man made a demand
    __to be rewarded
    __to be revered
    __as king for getting us through the year
    So we took his great machine
    __for The People
    __for it was evil
    __to deny sustenance to the starving

    From each according to ability
    __shall be given to each by need
    It's fair to share and right
    __besides and good and just indeed

    The People recruited me for duty
    __work hard for the cause
    __work without pause
    __it is for the good of everyone
    The old and lame did not toil
    __they were weak
    __they were poor and meek
    __their burden became our blessing
    For we workers were made righteous
    __like Ghandi we were lowly
    __like Christ we were holy
    __we the sacrifices, servants, and slaves
    With fervor I took to labor
    __the toil of Sisyphus
    __the burden of Atlas
    __struggle strengthened me as a man

    From each according to ability
    __shall belong to those in need
    Your sustenance is yours by right
    __from want we shall be freed

    The lame and idle grew in number
    __more mouths to feed
    __more meek in need
    __so I resolved to work harder
    Then when injured I could not stand
    __to a conclusion I came
    __to my deep shame
    __that now I would rest and others toil
    But there remained too few to carry on
    __and when the machine blew
    __and no one was left who knew
    __how to fix it, starvation took hold
    So we left our homeland and homes behind
    __there was nothing left
    __there, but suffering and debt
    __and we came as locusts to your land

    From each according to ability
    __shall be taken by those in need
    What's yours is our by right
    __For we are many and in need
    Last edited by andrewclunn; April 13th, 2019 at 05:14 PM.
    I find that my lack of knowledge can sometimes be an asset in that I'm forced to try new things because I don't have any other options.

  7. #17

    A Deeply Philosophical Justification

    A Deeply Philosophical Justification

    I can feel my mind as it slowly wanes
    the wear of long night and longer days
    I slip and become simpler, less sane,
    and lose my thoughts to mental haze
    Sleep deprivation and sedentary work
    make for weak bodies and weaker minds
    I know we all atrophy as we age,
    but I always thought I'd have more time
    I remember how brilliant I was once
    and my present is a tarnished shell
    Reflecting on deeper thoughts I once had
    their significance eludes me as well
    I know the mortal fickle nature of myself
    and the fate of my brain made of meat
    Though one day I'll not be altogether aware
    of the losses time has inflicted on me
    I accept my fate and temporal nature
    so let's party now and do work later!
    I find that my lack of knowledge can sometimes be an asset in that I'm forced to try new things because I don't have any other options.

  8. #18
    so let's party now and do work later! - might explain the given symptoms....

    an interesting introspective indulgence that I enjoyed
    grasp the mettle of things unsaid
    and strike the nail upon the head

  9. #19

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by andrewclunn View Post
    I Am At Peace

    I have held the perfect moment
    and its salvation carries on.
    Like a tune where notes once heard
    you cannot forget the song.

    Contentment washes over and
    I've not known anger since.
    How can I shame my debtors
    or blame my trespassers hence?

    If their barbs had never stung me
    and my path were straight and clear,
    then I do not doubt it never could
    or would have brought me here.

    Without the weight of hatred
    my soul hath serenity
    In happiness I found forgiveness
    and all is well with me
    Nice one. Placing importance to our past is all I see here. I love it.

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