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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #360 on: September 08, 2019, 01:45:53 PM »
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, requesting 69 last night.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #361 on: September 08, 2019, 03:52:01 PM »
I am single, you are married.  It wouldn't be right for us to get married.  But I appreciate the Obsession ...


You'd be welcome--red bum and all.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #362 on: September 08, 2019, 04:10:48 PM »
Too obvious?
A little--but that's all good. :))
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #363 on: September 08, 2019, 06:30:54 PM »
A little--but that's all good. :))

Some monkeys are more equal than others - Atheist Farm
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #364 on: December 14, 2019, 09:17:05 PM »
"At Runnymede, at Runnymede,
Your rights were won at Runnymede!
No freeman shall be fined or bound,
Or dispossessed of freehold ground,
Except by lawful judgment found
And passed upon him by his peers.
Forget not, after all these years,
The Charter Signed at Runnymede."

And still when Mob or Monarch lays
Too rude a hand on English ways,
The whisper wakes, the shudder plays,
Across the reeds at Runnymede.
And Thames, that knows the moods of kings,
And crowds and priests and suchlike things,
Rolls deep and dreadful as he brings
Their warning down from Runnymede!

Rudyard Kipling
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #365 on: December 15, 2019, 11:49:01 AM »
The wanderer and the farmer


Across solid stone and dirt, he wanders on
chasing the fading light of a setting sun.
A vagabond lone with mirth, troubles long gone
on his endless road that had never begun.

"A wanderer, a dreamer!", I spake onto him.
"So lost in his mind, he sees not where his feet lead."
Into the dark of worlds where beasts roam with grins grim;
with such poison my mind hastened my heart's beat.

"Come hither drifter and rest those soles most sore.
My house is small but safer than the world about.
Your ignorant smile my soul can bare no more."
With these words of worry I cursed and begged out loud.

He left me by walls of stone I dare not leave.
A sanctuary which I erected on my own.
At nights by the fire I still wonder in grief
whether he had more wisdom than he had shown.

Beyond my door the grounds are frozen and wolves howl.
He might be dead from lack of blood or lack of feed.
But nevertheless I am trapped and I do scowl.
For that smile which haunts me still, of fear was freed.




Live life to the fullest.
Always.
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"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
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Offline Gregory

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #366 on: April 02, 2020, 10:23:48 AM »
On a Picture

briefly blancmange
transcendentalism -
a Rothko

Offline Gregory

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #367 on: April 02, 2020, 10:30:24 AM »
On Sunrise

orange crush
blancmange
how I feel
effervescence
suppressed

Offline Gregory

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #368 on: April 02, 2020, 10:34:12 AM »
On We Go

It is like Galileo said,
It still moves.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #369 on: April 02, 2020, 10:46:37 AM »
Gregory needs English Lit lessons ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #370 on: September 10, 2020, 07:11:03 PM »
Veterans Anonymous

Cold coffee and a look of recognition;
the spoils for inflicting our own submission.
A few words spoken and heard, eyes of kindness,
one-eye's refuge amidst the blindness.

For we have seen more than one man ever should.
And have carried more than one man ever could
We few who outlived the lies went forgotten.
Left to our own devices; brains grown rotten.

Rotten with the haunting stank of blank corpses
all for the well-heard lies from unseen forces
who gave the chance, above all other things,
for maggots to eat our sins and earn their wings.

A man who kills, kills as well the killing boy
Then and now we are destroyed as we destroy.
So forget not to give one his earned token,
when the shattered are left to fix the broken.
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, requesting 69 last night.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.