Author Topic: The Poetry Thread  (Read 26870 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #315 on: November 20, 2017, 06:44:48 AM »
The Undertow
Your tranquil waters offer no more solace,
 as I can’t help but ponder and wonder
 at this river of blood beneath the callus
 of where your heart was ripped asunder.
 I can’t fathom the leagues it must stretch
 and clad in darkness the fathoms below.
 Here I stand on the silver shore’s edge;
 captivated by the pull of your undertow.

You and I were carved from selfsame flesh
 so I feel  your muscles and know your bones.
 My body calls out to yours begging to thresh
 for I’m sure you can swim coated in stones.
 That kicking and thrashing I know you can.
 Struggle, I no longer wish to see you tranquil.
 Swim, you wonderful bastard, you fine man.
 Don’t you dare let those waters turn still.


My brother, a calm and quiet man, is getting a divorce. Told me last night. I feel powerless to do anything worthwhile. I'm going to try and be there for him as much as I can. But I don't know where to start.

You are still engaged, setting up a house as prenup?  Never been married before?

Yeah, the quiet ones ... the dangerous ones (I hope not).
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Online Mr.Obvious

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #316 on: November 20, 2017, 06:58:26 AM »
You are still engaged, setting up a house as prenup?  Never been married before?

Yeah, the quiet ones ... the dangerous ones (I hope not).

Not engaged, but yes, we're renovating a house. Almost ready to move in. Two more months, I think, tops. Never married.

I don't think my brother is dangerous in any way... I just know he's suffering, though he doesn't want or know how to talk about it.
E = Mc²

In the end, we are all standing in the dark,
trying to figure out why we are here.
But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
so we can observe and learn together
as fast friends and relative idiots.

Offline Baruch

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #317 on: November 20, 2017, 06:45:16 PM »
Not engaged, but yes, we're renovating a house. Almost ready to move in. Two more months, I think, tops. Never married.

I don't think my brother is dangerous in any way... I just know he's suffering, though he doesn't want or know how to talk about it.

This is why women are necessary.  They can do the talking for both sides of the couple ;-)
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