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Postby Jase » Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:52 pm

Frozen:
A moment frozen in time,
A second stands still,
A kiss held in infinite beauty,
A love lasting an eternity,

This second of finite time,
Tells the story of yours and mine,
Frozen for us to view,
Examining it from anew,

Some savor this moment,
Some dread the next,
Some raised to new heights,
Some fall to unforseen lows,

This moment taken from context,
Shows without complication,
The simplicity of life,
That is living in this moment,

Seize this second,
Freeze the moment,
Marvel in the beauty and wonder,
That is life.

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Postby Kline » Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:13 pm

Munki, that was a VERY enjoyable read... thank you! Lighthearted, up beat, the kind of tale that evokes mental images of minstels in taverns singing for ale, supper and lodging.... very cool. Thanks again for sharing it.

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Postby Severna » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:45 am

that was SO .... umm....cute, funny, and remarkably coherent it was scary !!! :shock: Naw im just joking munki, that was very good and agree with Kline's sentiments on the poems here...all of you must write more of them..they keep me from getting bored at work !!!

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Postby Lightfeather » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:02 pm

Mornings

I wake up in the morning quite reluctantly,
Is it Saturday? Can I go back to sleep?
Peering at the clock I find the time has run from me!
I fear it is a workday... and I begin to weep.

Get up! Get up! My Munki yells,
The clock has struck all nine bells!
"Oh fuck no!â€￾ I holler back,
"'m staying right here in the sack!â€￾

If you don't get up and moving
I'll be forced to start my grooving.
And I knowyou don't want that
So get up you lazy brat!

Well he's really got me there
I guess 'll have to wash my hair
And put my clothes on bit by bit
OUCH! I think I pinched my tit...

God this getting up thing sucks
'd pay someone five hundred bucks
To go to work as me today
(But still hand over all my pay)
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Postby Lightfeather » Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:28 pm

Changing the Bird Cages

Feathers feathers everywhere,
Up my nose and in my hair.
Munki help me! Pretty please...
Here take these and these and these.

Run the water in the sink,
Get it hot! Don't be a dink.
Dump the dishes in and then -
Get off the phone! Who was it? Ben?

Tell him that you'll call him back,
I need you to pick up the slack.
Once we get this done you see,
We'll play games just you and me.

You dump the mess 'll get the hose,
Ick be careful of my toes!
'll squirt the trays - Eep! Oh Crap -
'll get a towel and be right back.

Didn't mean to get you there,
Let me help you dry your hair.
All we have to do from here,
Is fill the trays with corncob ear.

Change the water and the food,
Oh my god! Don't be so crude!
Zip your pants up Munki man,
What ARE you doing with your hand?

Oh we don't have time for this,
Hello Munki meet my fist!
It's ok put down your guard,
I wouldn't hit you. (Very hard.)

There you see it's almost done!
Now we can go have some fun!
You can decide what we will do,
For all the pain I've put you through.
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Postby Jase » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:05 am

This isn't a poem but I felt that I would post it here anyway.

Good Advice-
Live for today because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Such simple advice yet so hard to follow. From an early age we are told to plan for the future, we forgoe the simple pleasures of everyday life in preperation for the next day. We deny emotions and suppress feelings for fear of the future and future consequences. Everything that we do is controlled by our memories of the past and our obsession with the future. No, nobody lives for today anymore we have forgotten how to enjoy the precious moments and simple pleasures of today. A simple kiss or hug is dissected and analyzed leaving more questions for confused individuals. We step gingerly around words such as love, passion, and lust constantly evaluating the meaning behind each word spoken to us. We backtrack and retract statements, redefining and defusing words that we have spoken trying to make tomorrow easier than today. We are afraid to deal with today instead we find new ways to avoid it and forget about the days events. Hoping that somehow we will make it to the end of today, and that tomorrow will be easier. But tomorrows never easier because by the time you get there it's today and the cycle starts again. No, this is no way to live this is simply a way to track the days of your death. We must embrace everyday and cherish it's every moment, make the most of every friendship, and live every day like its the last one.

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Postby Jase » Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:26 am

I've been a bit down and depressed lately and my work has started to reflect it. I would like to explain it to you all but I'm not sure if it would be all that entertaining. Events in my life recently have been a bit of a strain on me and I'm doing my best to deal with them and the best way I can do that is by puting words to paper. So, I'm sorry if my writing has been a bit depressing lately, I am sure that soon things will change and I will be writing about love and happiness again.

This Hollow Life I Live-

This hollow life I live
This heart sustains a lifeless body
These lungs fill with a putrid air
This air of loathing and hate

These eyes see not the beauty nor the good
I behold only the cruel and horrid
These lips no not the sweetness of a kiss
Yet they earn for that loving bliss

My soul I fear is near lost,
These things have come at a high cost
Now each morning I awake
Knowing there is nothing I can make of

This hollow life I live.

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Hearts and Minds

Postby Kline » Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:42 am

Hearts and Minds

Are you afraid to look for love, or that love has come looking for you?

Hearts and minds, minding our hearts...
Which will lead us to redemption?
Which will lead us to ruin?
The mind says you are not ready, the heart says it does not care.
The mind says be careful, don't go there; the heart asks what are you waiting for?
The mind remembers pain and sorrow, the heart embraces laughter and love.
The mind pleads for a place to hide, the heart cries out for another to touch.
Hearts and minds, minding our hearts...

And love is a four letter word.

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Postby Baile » Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:38 am

Wow - My compliments to the Chefs....some very excellent stuff here.

Makes me want to go dig my stuff out of the closet. When I became widowed, I wrote my way through the grief and when I go back to read them I see how tortured with grief I was, yet I also watched how I slowly healed. Writing was very theraputic (sp) for me. I'm almost afraid to dig it out though as I've tucked those memories so far back, they have cobwebs and I'm not so sure I want to fling them off yet.

But holy cow, you all impress me mucho. I love these boards....and all your personalities...we have the greatest debates and the most nifty talents exhibited.

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Postby Coldfyre » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:19 pm

Holy crap, there's a whole poetry topic and I didn't even notice? I'm a published poet! Of course, after reading all the poems you people (especially Lightfeather) wrote, mine just look pathetic... it's like I've been hit over the head with a brick or something. I'd write a poem about that, but I'm just too fucking depressed.
Anyway, here's a sample of my poems. I do stuff besides haikus, but this is all I'm posting for now. Hope you enjoy it to some tiny degree.

9 Engrish Haikus

Notice fresh label
of my coffee - bold and sweet
Such coffee is best.

This toy is danger
Please to observe the sharp piece
Do not place in mouth.

Refreshing Can Dew
Drink burning strawberry drink
Then drink and you find.

Drink tall Can Dew now
Cool wash like kiss of princess
Mega time out time!

Much eyeball power
Sparkle of angel's warm breath
Buy this blue candy.

Crazy cluster nuts
make feeling of wealth come true
Eat with greed. Enjoy!

Beware your product
Don't use for the other use
Warranty will fail.

Lucky charm fin snack
The hi-tech taste of wet love
in dolphin-shaped grains.

Super Godzilla
Batteries not included
No atomic breath.
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Postby Lightfeather » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:41 pm

Holy crap cold... I'm crying... they are so frapping GOOD! hahahahaha! I tried to pick a favorite. It's so hard. All the candy one's remind me of Munki when we used to go to Yohans to stock up on Japanese goodies before a convention and he'd come tearing around a corner to find me with brightly colored packages of the weirdest looking candies.

Then he'd read some of the back package to try to get me interested in trying them and I'm like 'WTF'? THEY ARE FROM OUTERSPACE! I swear to god if that one is going to 'explode greatly in mouth' hellllll no mister.

And as for my poems... they have no depth to them. I think only one of them has any sort of alternate meaning than what's at face value. I would make an English teacher weep. But I'm glad you liked them.
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Postby Coldfyre » Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:06 pm

Lightfeather wrote:And as for my poems... they have no depth to them. I think only one of them has any sort of alternate meaning than what's at face value. I would make an English teacher weep. But I'm glad you liked them.


My poems are the same way... just silly and funny, with no deep meanings to them. I like those best... I always thought that poetry that's supposed to be all deep and important and have a thousand different meanings was kind of a drag. Come to think of it, I felt the same way about a lot of the "great works of literature" they always assigned in English class. I never really saw what made them masterpieces... "Sons and Lovers", for example, I found absolutely unreadable, even though it's supposed to be a masterpiece. I really enjoyed your poems, though. Funny and cute and well-written.
Wait... did you actually say you liked my haikus? Wow... :shock:
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Postby Lightfeather » Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:23 pm

Hell yez. I'd put them on t-shirts and wear them. I like them that much. But I guess it's because I can relate to them via the munki in the candy store thing. =) But that's the secret right? To write something someone else can relate to. That's what makes it stick.
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Postby Metostopholes » Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:00 pm

Oooh oooh, post the zombie one! :)

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Postby Coldfyre » Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:22 pm

Metostopholes wrote:Oooh oooh, post the zombie one! :)

Righty-ho.

A Zombie's Plea
We claw our way upward
with a tormented wail
awakened by voodoo
or a comet's blue tail.
The living don't like us
they scream and they run
they shoot us and burn us
which isn't much fun.
But we're not so different.
We're a similar breed.
If humans prick us
do we not bleed?
Well, maybe we don't
not even a cup.
But that's 'cause we're dead
we're all messed up.
So please don't attack us.
Please heed my song.
Put your axe in the toolshed
where it belongs.
Don't load your shotguns
or send out the hounds
the next time we zombies
rise up from the ground.
Put down your chainsaws
let love fill your veins.
We'll let you join us
in exchange for your brains.
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Postby Lightfeather » Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:15 pm

haha omg I hope skuppy sees that one. =)
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Postby Ved » Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:27 pm

Awesome.
The hi-tech taste of wet love

I think engrish by its nature has cool juxtaposed multiple meanings, sorry :)

Good art (poetry is art) isn't always some super serious structured formal impressive thing. Especially in haikus, its something that captures a feeling or a thought or an image and puts it the head of the reader. Anyway don't sell yourself short just cause stuffy english professors don't dig your style. I like it, and in the end thats what matters :P
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Postby Metostopholes » Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:11 pm

ved wrote:I think engrish by its nature has cool juxtaposed multiple meanings, sorry :)

I'd have to agree with you on that one. :)

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Postby skuppy » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:04 am

Wow very good Coldfyre! I like. :D
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First Poem

Postby Coldfyre » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:09 pm

Since people seemed to like my poems, I'll be posting some more now and then. This one is the first I ever wrote... it fell together 15 minutes before a poem was due in my freshman English class in high school. It also started a long tradition of the narrator in my poems dying or being hurt in some way. Actually, this is my second poem. The first was "Jelly is gelly."

Love
San Francisco is my favorite city.
When I was there I met a kitty.
Her fur was grey, and silky soft
but she bit me and ran off.
I wandered lonely, seeing her eyes
crystal clear and blue as the skies.
I realized sadly that I'd been smitten
when I was bitten by that kitten.
I sighed in torment, not to live.
To this cat my life I'd give.
I hailed a cab for Golden Gate.
Said the cabby, "That's $3.48".
I paid him off and stepped to the edge
balancing barely on a ledge.
My breath was short, in my stomach a lump
as people began to yell "Don't jump!"
I coolly ignored them and took the plunge
throwing myself from the bridge with a lunge.
As I tumbled, squealing like a rat
I then looked up... and saw the cat!
She stood at the edge, licking her paws
her eyes were cruel, her teeth like saws.
She smirked smugly as she watched me fly
to the water, where I would die.
Now I'm dead, pecked by doves.
Nothing is as foolish as love.
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Postby Metostopholes » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:21 pm

Dude, that was sophmore year. I know, I was there, I suggested the word "dove" to rhyme with "love."

... and I still swear it was originally $5.48...

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Postby Coldfyre » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:29 pm

Metostopholes wrote:Dude, that was sophmore year. I know, I was there, I suggested the word "dove" to rhyme with "love."

... and I still swear it was originally $5.48...


Whatever, close enough. I still don't get why you remember events of my life better than I do, but it seems to happen often... you're like the Nitpicker's Guide to Nate's Life, correcting me whenever I make a continuity error. Not that I'm complaining.
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Postby Metostopholes » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:32 pm

Well, I care about the $5.48 because I think it sounds a little better.

Mark Twain wrote:The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

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Postby Coldfyre » Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:25 pm

Nobody's posted a poem in a while, so...

<center><b>Why I Am Purchasing Crumpets</b>

I was sauntering along the center of the public walking cobbles
wearing my overcoat of finest indigo-hued textiles,
my fashionable bowling-hat tipped in a manner that possessed no small increment of dignity,
when my travels were abruptly halted by the presence of a gentleman
whose unwholesome attire included a woolen hood designed for skiing.
"Pardon me", I ventured, "You appear to have by chance positioned your person
in a manner which stymies my passage to the abode in which I reside,
and it is imperative that I return before tea-time. Please step aside."
To which the unsavory man replied, "Nay, I shan't. In addition,
you will transfer all legal tender currently in your possession into my hands.
I would not advise trying anything that I find amusing."
Or words to that effect.
I was outraged, but the hooligan averted a rousing bout of fisticuffs
by displaying a finely-tooled piece of trenchant cutlery
with the threat of bodily harm in the event that I failed to cooperate.
Discovering no other alternative, I surrendered my billfold
and proceeded to whimper like a pitiful cur whose tail had been trod upon.
My bowling-hat toppled from atop my cranium and met a cruel fate
as it was crushed like an eggshell beneath the cad's hobnails.
At a later time that same day, as I wandered hatless and disraught
I encountered a constable of law enforcement and requested his assistance, whereupon
he aimed his firearm at my sternum in a manner most unnerving and demanded
that I bring him circular confections of sweet baked dough.
I hastily complied with his request, but proceeded to my own domicile,
rather than that of the baker.
Upon my return, I discovered, much to my dismay, that tea-time had long since passed,
and my tea was badly chilled and my crumpets quite stale and unappetizing.
I trod to the local bakeshop nonetheless, and that, dear shopkeep,
is why I am purchasing crumpets so late in the day. I believe I observe
that constable outside the windowglass, baker.
Bestow upon me a number of those circular dough confections as well.</center>
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Postby Killjoy » Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:37 am

I haven't posted anything in a while and I thought I would attempt an impromtu poem post. It's been ages since I've written anything and this doesn't exactly match my methods.. If it doesn't work out I can always edit the post with, "Wow guys! those poems are great!!!!" (they are by the way)
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