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A Poem by Candy
« on: June 29, 2015, 01:43:46 PM »
One needle I kept, under my bed
In a box with childhood treasures…

Like an arrow so sharp, a poisonous dart
Aimed so precisely for my skin.

How alone I once felt, with no one to tell
The secrets I kept tucked away
Dulled by the years
Yet still can bring tears
Has anything at all really changed?

A prick, a pinch, a sting of the flesh
Means nothing to me without the slightest effect

10 years have gone by since I locked that old box.
And swallowed the only key.
The hinges are rusty, the wood a bit dusty
it’s what is inside that will always haunt me

I know it is best to keep my urges at rest
To pry at the lock would only be futile
I may have the sharp stick
To tempt myself with
But it’s use would only be cruel.

This was something I just jotted down a few days ago while sitting at my desk. It doesn't have a title...Yet!
It may not be the best poetry, but I just thought I would share it and I hope you enjoy it!
« Last Edit: June 30, 2015, 11:15:53 PM by candy »
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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 03:57:57 PM »
romancing the tool(s).

well, i never though poetry and using would make good bedfellows but i was wrong ... nice !

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 09:01:55 AM »
Thanks so much. Just something I wrote while doodling on a piece of paper.
I just wanted to share it with you guys here.
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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 10:28:12 AM »
romancing the tool(s).

well, i never though poetry and using would make good bedfellows but i was wrong ... nice !

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Poetry's great.  It is very interesting to connect poetry with unrelated topics. 

When I was in college, my Junior Seminar thesis was looking at Roman politics through the works of Roman poets (Catullus, Horace, and Vergil specifically).  Some people in class though it was odd, but it's really interesting to see the comparisons.  For instance, Catullus openly criticized Julius Caesar's wars and policies with some of his Carmina.  At the other end of the spectrum, Vergil was basically Augustus' court poet, praising him and bolstering his political agendas and policies in his poems, his Aeneid especially.  Horace also bolstered Augustus' agendas.  Horace's patron was Maecenas, who was Augustus' representative in charge of civil matters.  This put Horace in a close position to Augustus and his court.

I really like poetry, and tried to write some when I was younger.  I think I'm better suited to analyze and appreciate poetry though, rather than writing it.  Mine always came across as stilted. 

Anyway, nice work Candy.  It's nice to know that people still write poetry, aside from a few musty scholars.  It's definitely a dying art. 

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 11:17:14 PM »
Thanks Nark...
Hope you are having a great day!
Peace  :)
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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 11:24:46 PM »
Great poen, Candy. Not only did I enjoy it, but I can really relate to the sentiment...

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2015, 08:20:30 AM »
Great poem, candy. :)
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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2015, 05:45:05 PM »
I love poetry
And that was good candy.
It did what poems are supposed to do
Put you as much as possible in that moment
In time
Thank you
We are all curious about
The things
That may harm us

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2015, 11:12:20 PM »
I love words and of course poetry is an extension of that. Great poem mate x

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2015, 04:10:46 AM »
Great job, Candy!

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2015, 04:53:18 AM »
Candy,

Very nice....

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2015, 10:55:32 AM »
"The secrets I kept tucked away
Dulled by the years..."

Wow, so powerful.   Thank you for posting this Candy
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.
Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2015, 11:00:25 AM »
Thanks Sand and Water.
Means a lot.

I have a bit of a dark side that I don't always show.

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 06:56:37 AM »
Necroed this
I love poetry

I think this should be a sticky
I want to post
Some of mine

Excellent candy!!!
Scared to death
No reason why
Do one another
To get me by
Think about the things I said
Read the page it's cold and dead

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Re: A Poem by Candy
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2015, 03:03:06 AM »
Necroed this
I love poetry

I think this should be a sticky
I want to post
Some of mine

Excellent candy!!!

Go for it Hero. Maybe make a catch-all language thread.

People could use it to post their poems, short stories, literary analyses, etc.  I love language, and several people in this thread have said they like language and / or poetry. I know I'll support this because I think linguistic arts are a dying art form.  Not enough people practice it or even care.

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