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Poetry Thread

Discussion in 'Congregation of the Masses' started by Finchinator, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. dice

    dice

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    yesterday
    it stormed
    my dog reacted viscerally
    fear.

    in light of this, my family saw red
    but this only engendered more darkness
    fear.

    i thought to myself abt how this interaction isn't so much different
    than my own life
    the way trauma causes me to perform in
    fear.

    my beloved companion delilah
    was lambasted while she was down
    unable to grasp why
    fear.

    i've the capability to interrogate my body
    but despite that
    i always resort to the same defense mechanisms
    fear.

    and what's even more weird is that
    people tend to react comparably
    confusion espouses anger
    because that seems to be the default
    when met with
    fear.

    and there always tends to be
    the silent bystander
    in this case, it was me
    just one comment just one person
    can heal someone in
    fear.

    perhaps it isn't weird
    perhaps it's learned
    kinda like my scars
    the way i'm stuck in the world unable to
    reposition and translate my defense mechanisms
    stagnant in
    fear.

    our scars are meant to be beautiful
    to show off what we've been through
    to act as reminders of our resilience
    of our courage, of our strength, our of compassion,
    in times of
    fear.

    i've come to the realisation recently
    why all my loved ones seem damaged too
    we've weathered the storm of life
    our privilege of ignorance has been forsaken
    it seems like the most empathetic and loving
    of people i've met
    have been met with
    fear.

    but i don't wish this upon everyone
    i don't think we have to face it
    in its repugnance
    to be whole
    so i'll act as a reminder
    to not be that bystander
    to promote empathy, to act against hatred
    its origin
    to make the world
    devoid of
    fear.
    Finchinator, Empo, eht and 3 others like this.
  2. Garris_san

    Garris_san

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    Reasons to live

    Hope, even amid suffering,
    Rick and Morty season 3,
    That tasty Mulan szechuan sauce.
    I'm tiny Rick, somebody, please God, help me.
    Anybody, I'm slowly decaying in a vat in the garage.

    So the story behind this one is I can't actually write decent poetry/am not original. Wubalubadubdub!
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017
  3. Hasukura

    Hasukura

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    Hey!

    I suggest everyone check out my good friend Chris Bernstorf. He's dedicated the last six or so years of his life to touring with his poetry.
    https://chrisbernstorf.bandcamp.com/
  4. dice

    dice

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    OMFG MY FAVE RESPONDED (open)

    [​IMG]

    i can die happy now tbh
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