Poetic Thinking

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Poetic Thinking

Post by PhilipCFJohnson » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:25 pm

I've decided to post my more poetic thoughts to try and encourage something more poetic to come out. Hopefully some of these ideas will become poetry later, but I just thought I'd start posting them as an exercise. I plan to do this every day, but hopefully it won't become too much like a diary. :oops:

Anyway, here's todays poetic ponderance:

When I was a child I would always miss the time that it wasn't.
In Summer I'd miss the dark evenings and Christmas time.
In Winter I'd miss the sunshine and the warmth.
Looking back I see that it was a state of perpetual anticipation.

When I was growing up the Winter always made me sullen.
For the most part it was that I missed Summer.
Winter was a time of suppression and shame. Summer was redemption.
We had a special name for Summer rain back then.

It was raining outside as I was cleaning my kitchen. Then it occurred to me:
Summer's no better than Winter at all. Neither give fulfillment.
It's an instinct that cultures and spreads with time: Disdain for the pieces of life.
It rained all through the night, without a name.
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Re: Poetic Thinking

Post by Ros » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:51 am

This feels pretty poetic already to me! Are you inviting comments? :)
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Re: Poetic Thinking

Post by BenJohnson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:09 am

Or is it an invite for us to try to write something that encompasses these thoughts?

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Re: Poetic Thinking

Post by PhilipCFJohnson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:06 pm

I'm inviting comments :D
I'm not sure what you mean though Ben :?

Here's today's:

People love to talk about themselves.
For most people it is their only interest.
They'll take any chance they're given (and some that they aren't)
And they'll tell you things you never asked to hear.

If I ever have children I'll tell them
"Don't talk about yourself unless you're asked to."
I would enforce a drill of sublime manners on them.
Although you probably don't care about that.
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Re: Poetic Thinking

Post by David » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:28 pm

These are already looking good, Phil. Nice to see you posting again.

Cheers

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Re: Poetic Thinking

Post by PhilipCFJohnson » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:16 am

13/6/09

I've hated being here.
Living here has been hell.
They have tried to take so much from me.
It's scary because, I don't know if they have or not.
I'll eventually find out when I get back to my life, whether I'm still all there.

I came here looking for a do-over. A clean slate.
Why do I now crave the life I had then?
Steady decline; What can be done?
Nobody has answers. No do-over.
I'm alone now.

And I fucking love it!
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Re: Poetic Thinking

Post by PhilipCFJohnson » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:37 pm

16/06/09

The streets have become empty and silent.
Familiar music sounds slower to me now.
Thunderstorms watch over me as I sleep.
The doctor said I have a violent temperature.
Actually I think she was a nurse.
Actually I think she was a sarcastic bitch.
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Re: Poetic Thinking

Post by tool » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:06 pm

why did you stop

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