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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2013, 08:26:45 PM »
Thanks. I do have a few more but I'm too sleepy to share right now. I'll be back.

Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2013, 04:01:58 PM »
Just read some of Brian37's poetry.  :clap: Good stuff. The link is at the bottom of his posts.

Thanks, Brian, for the info on Hypatia. Truly ahead of her time. Very sad.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 07:37:18 AM by Solomon Zorn »
If God Exists, Why Does He Pretend Not to Exist?
Poetry and Proverbs of the Uneducated Hick

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2013, 05:07:26 AM »
Distracting mind with jumbled words
Drenching soul with premium wine
Soothing sounds
Winding down
Doing what I can
To redirect and rhyme

Because it's right
And the future looks bright
Life is for the living
Oh my Darjeeling.
And you say, "Live and let die."
OK fine. I say, "Goodbye."

Bittersweet tears
Letting go of fears
While sipping my late night tea.

Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2013, 06:47:54 AM »
Good poem, Jane. Sounds like an emotional night. Hope things are looking brighter this morning.
If God Exists, Why Does He Pretend Not to Exist?
Poetry and Proverbs of the Uneducated Hick

http://www.solomonzorn.com

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2013, 02:56:08 PM »
5 Alive
by Myke

I read a rant
That I can't
Debate
Nor negate.

I heard a song
That made me long
For the care
That isn't there.

I viewed the art
That swelled my heart
And left me saddened
And yet gladdened.

I felt the touch
Although not much
Fired inside me
Though twas beside me.

I smelled the air
The wind would share
And found my way
Through the day.

I sensed it all
As I recall
Filled with elation
Of having the sensation.

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2013, 09:33:42 PM »
Thank you for your comment, Solomon Zorn.  
=D> I enjoyed your "5 Alive" poem, Myke.

Thank you for creating this thread. I feel like it's a safe haven.

Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2013, 09:58:33 PM »
I'm glad you feel comfortable here, Jane. Poetry can be very therapeutic. I use it just to put my many weird thoughts into something that is more enjoyable to read.
If God Exists, Why Does He Pretend Not to Exist?
Poetry and Proverbs of the Uneducated Hick

http://www.solomonzorn.com

Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2013, 10:02:20 PM »
Here's my most recent one.


“Children of a Star”
http://www.solomonzorn.com/children-of-a-star.html

EDIT: I have changed this poem significantly since writing it. The repost below is no longer accurate.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 07:24:40 AM by Solomon Zorn »
If God Exists, Why Does He Pretend Not to Exist?
Poetry and Proverbs of the Uneducated Hick

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2013, 10:27:13 PM »
Quote from: "Solomon Zorn"
Just read some of Brian37's poetry. =D> Good stuff. The link is at the bottom of his posts.

Thanks, Brian, for the info on Hypatia. Truly ahead of her time. Very sad.

Wow thanks, seriously. To be honest, I won't lie and say all of them are great. But this really gives me a boost considering getting raked over the coals sometimes.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Obama
Poetry By Brian37 Like my poetry on Facebook Under BrianJames Rational Poet and also at twitter under Brianrrs37

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2013, 10:31:30 PM »
Quote from: "Anonymousjane"
Distracting mind with jumbled words
Drenching soul with premium wine
Soothing sounds
Winding down
Doing what I can
To redirect and rhyme

Because it's right
And the future looks bright
Life is for the living
Oh my Darjeeling.
And you say, "Live and let die."
OK fine. I say, "Goodbye."

Bittersweet tears
Letting go of fears
While sipping my late night tea.

Take away the wine and tea, replace it with beer,  for me it reminds me of all the rejection I got as when I was younger, especially with women.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Obama
Poetry By Brian37 Like my poetry on Facebook Under BrianJames Rational Poet and also at twitter under Brianrrs37

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2013, 10:33:10 PM »
Quote from: "mykcob4"
5 Alive
by Myke

I read a rant
That I can't
Debate
Nor negate.

I heard a song
That made me long
For the care
That isn't there.

I viewed the art
That swelled my heart
And left me saddened
And yet gladdened.

I felt the touch
Although not much
Fired inside me
Though twas beside me.

I smelled the air
The wind would share
And found my way
Through the day.

I sensed it all
As I recall
Filled with elation
Of having the sensation.

Nice. If you are not feeling you are not living.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Obama
Poetry By Brian37 Like my poetry on Facebook Under BrianJames Rational Poet and also at twitter under Brianrrs37

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2013, 10:37:37 PM »
Quote from: "Solomon Zorn"
Here's my most recent one.


[center:16kdvxr3]Children of a Star
Solomon Zorn


Black dominates

So vast
The empty distances
So barren dead and dark
Between
The lonely instances
Of silent glowing stars

Light penetrates

Suspended
In the nothing
Moving through the endless night
Cohesive
Spheres of something
Massive engines burning bright

Energy radiates

Fueled
By a furnace
Lying deep within the core
Shining
On the surface
Through the darkness it abhors

Matter differentiates

Chaos
Not malevolent
Just random probabilities
Order
Not benevolent
Just branching possibilities

Change generates

Moments
Of complexity
Emerging in the sunshine
Eons
Not eternity
Just bubbles in the time-line

Life proliferates

See their graceful motion
Children of the ocean
See them learn to fly
Children of the sky
See us giving birth
Children of the earth
See the dust we are
Children of a star[/center:16kdvxr3]

I love poems with this type of message. It is really a Sagan view in the realization of how massive the universe is, and how complex everything is and still humbled by the knowledge that myth holds no candle to reality.

We really are star stuff! Great poem.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Obama
Poetry By Brian37 Like my poetry on Facebook Under BrianJames Rational Poet and also at twitter under Brianrrs37

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2013, 10:52:44 PM »
My Therapy, By Brian37

The paintings we paint
Are cubist or realist
Some more coded in lexicon
Others Fresco reliefs

Some looking inward
Some looking out
Some whimsical
Some scream out loud

My quill and papyrus
Are now in modern form
I move mouse and click submit
You read it on this forum

But much more satisfying
Than getting a complement
Is reading that of others
Who bleed the same blood

Dare to bare emotions
For all the world to see
Zorn and Jane and cob4
Kindred you feel to me

Our lives completely different
On all subjects we may not agree
But there is this glorious thing
We call poetry
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Obama
Poetry By Brian37 Like my poetry on Facebook Under BrianJames Rational Poet and also at twitter under Brianrrs37

Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2013, 03:56:22 PM »
This one I wrote yesterday morning:


“Impotent Omnipotent”
http://www.solomonzorn.com/impotent-omnipotent.html

EDIT: I have changed this poem significantly since writing it. The repost below, "God Pretends," is no longer accurate.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 07:28:31 AM by Solomon Zorn »
If God Exists, Why Does He Pretend Not to Exist?
Poetry and Proverbs of the Uneducated Hick

http://www.solomonzorn.com

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2013, 06:25:55 PM »
Fishing Village
by Myke

For out on a distance toils the men,
Pulling the nets each day.
They venture beyond sight as day begins,
Nothing but sea in their way.

They commune their thoughts,
They share their dreams,
They feel each others pain.

And seagulls mark their wake,
Cascading closer they come.
Marking the boats take,
Hoping that they share in some.

And they commune their thoughts,
And share their dreams,
And feel each others pain.

On the shore the women wait,
For men and boats to come home.
They hope all are safe,
And they'll not go home alone.

And they commune their thoughts,
And share their dreams,
And feel each others pain.

Everyday is the same,
Of the men, the birds, and women.
A labor of love and need,
Of lives among them.

Communing their thoughts,
Sharing their dreams,
And feeling their pain.

The village sleeps for now,
Rest sorely needed.
By light they'll arise,
And their task will be heeded.

They'll commune again,
They'll share again,
And agian feel each others pain.

For the village lives to be,
An interwoven community.
A place knowing each,
And each knowing,

Their thoughts,
Their dreams,
And their pain.