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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:03 PM Edited by universetwisters, 08 February 2013 - 09:02 PM.

Best Friends


When I met you in the crowd,
I wanted to know your name.
I didn't want to ask aloud,
But once I asked, I found out we were the same.

We both liked reading and enjoying a good video game,
We both liked to build things with our hands,
We both liked to bring out the airsoft guns and take aim,
And we both liked to beat the hell out of tin cans.

Whenever we went out into the woods,
I never wanted that time to end,
For we were together and the times were good,
And I liked the company of my friend.

Sometimes, whenever the times get rough,
We do things we regret,
Like the time we got into that scruff,
That I wish I could forget.

But we always get over it in the end,
We always fight our way through,
Because you are my best friend,
And I hope I am yours too.

The War Machine


The war machine opens it's evil eye
as the eager key is turned
Civilization is about to cry
as their cities and homes are burned

Jet fighters scrape the sky
as tanks roll down the streets
They know people are about to die
While they march in their cleats

The war machine springs to life
as it's men fire their guns
people were stabbed with its knide
as the soldiers make their runs

The war machine closed its sleepy eye
the battle was over and done
but the question remains:
which side won?

The Knight

There once was a knight with a silver sword
who many people have come to adore
He rode his crimson horse through the night
about to battle for what is right.

He met a man who was hitting his wife,
and stabbed him in the face with his 6-inch knife
He came across a troll harassing some kids
and beat him so hard, the troll got skids.

One day, the wizard visited him to tell him a tale,
of a man who skipped out on bail
and asked the knight if he could catch him.
The knight agreed to bring his run to an end.

Riding on in the midst of morning,
he came across the man and shouted a warning:
"Come hither or I shall kick thy ass"
and the man walked over without any sass.

There once was a knight with a silver sword
who many people have come to adore
He rode his crimson horse through the night
about to battle for what is right.

The Ballad of Joysucker

Get out of my head!
Why can't you leave me alone?
I really wish you were dead.
I can't stop hearing your cries and moans.

When I first met you, you were pretty swell,
you were the first person to love me,
but then you made my life a living hell,
You're running me up a tree,

I've had it with your evil ways,
You sold me down the Nile,
I'm done with how you're quick to betray,
You are very, very vile.

I understand I've got a big heart,
but there's no room in there for you.
You're about as pleasant as a fart,
and you're an anti-Semite too.

I know goodbyes are hard
and I hate to be "that guy",
but Joysucker, you really had me scarred,
I can't wait for you to die.

Dad


I love you, Dad
You taught me a lot of things
You always cheered me up when I was sad
You told me to spread my wings.

When I grew up, I brought you joy,
I swelled your heart with pride
You looked on me with all your love,
You were always by my side.

You always had a minute to play,
You always had a minute to teach,
You never met things halfway,
To you, nothing was out of reach.

You taught me all about music,
You taught me all about trains,
You told me how the angels play acoustic,
You weren't held down by any chains.

But the world didn't want you in it,
The angels took you away,
However, I'm not afraid to admit,
I love you to this day.

Punk


I know that from afar,
you really think you're a hunk.
But I'm here to let you know,
you're nothing but a punk.

There's no room in this world for you,
you like to make people cry and wail.
After all the stuff you did,
You should be in jail.

You lie as much as a politician,
You steal from all over the place.
Tell me please, what is your mission,
When you punch a woman in the face?

I've had about enough of you,
and I really thought this through.
I want to cut you up in two
because you're nothing but a shrew.

The Great Unknown

There once was a man on death row
being led to the electrical chair
before he would be killed, he would've liked to know
what else is out there

Were the stories true of an endless black void,
that was unforgiving, infinite, and cold?
An eternity they could not be enjoyed
aside from agnostics that grew weary and old?

Or was there something more on the other side,
something even more comforting?
Where the man could walk with angels by his side,
and meet many wise men and women?

The man was strapped in the unforgiving chair
as the guard flipped the switch
and as the man quickly fried,
he opened up his eyes
and what he saw
was beautiful.

Man Against The Sea


There once was a freighter named after Neil Young
that carried iron ore and grain.
It was about to head out for Buffalo,
when it suddenly began to rain.

The crew begged and pleaded to go back,
saying that the old ship couldn't handle it.
The Capitan didn't listen to them,
for he was one mean son of a bitch.

The freighter plowed through the rough waves,
as the Capitan went into slumber
When all of a sudden, a giant wave came up,
and took the S.S. Neil Young down under.

The sea has claimed another victim
a few too many, that is true.
But what hope does humankind have
against the wide, watery blue?

The Diner


Let's all jump into my old Chevy
and drive into town.
Let's all stop at this place
called "Breakfast In America".

Let's all sit up at the bar,
like proper diner-goers do.
Let's all look at the menu
and order Steak & eggs for our food.

Let's all glare at the rough bikers
who just walked in.
Let's all get into a fight with them
about our boys in Vietnam.

Let's all break our bottles on the bar edge
and threaten the bikers with it.
Let's all have a good 'ol bar fight
and cut someone in the face.

Let's all watch the cops show up
and put us in the back of their cars.
Let's all pay the $200 bail
and go back to the diner to finish our meal.

Clingy


I'm sorry I'm so obsessive,
it may not seem that way but it's true.
I hope it doesn't make you aggressive,
but I'm sorry I'm so clingy to you.

I never had a friend like you,
who was always by my side.
You've been dropping hints and now I get the cue.
With me around, you can't spread your wings very wide.

We used to do everything together.
We hung through good times and bad.
Now we have to decide whether
or not our friendship was just a fad.

I hope things can turn back to normal,
where we'd be smiling all over the place.
But for now, the best thing to do
would be to give you some space.

Locomotive Breath


Come with me to the line in the valley.
Please, won't you come with me today?
Just come with me to the train line in the valley,
You'll truly be blown away.

Look at what's coming at us-engine 4472
It's massive wheels turn at the pull of a lever
as it hisses steam at us through it's cylinders.
It's truly a marvelous machine.

Look at it's flying colors thunder down the line
it looks like a massive blur of green and red.
The engineer waves at us as we wave back
as it's shrill whistle screams in delight.

The chugging still rings in my ears
as the machine flees the scene.
The only evidence of it is the smoke on the horizon,
my dad called it "Locomotive Breath".

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

getting schizophrenic undertones with the third one there. Otherwise good stuff!!!.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (orbitalraindrops @ Tuesday, Feb 5 2013, 17:21)
getting schizophrenic undertones with the third one there. Otherwise good stuff!!!.

Hahaha, thanks dude. The third one is about my ex girlfriend, and how I can't get her out of my head.

This one's about my late Dad:

Dad


I love you, Dad
You taught me a lot of things
You always cheered me up when I was sad
You told me to spread my wings.

When I grew up, I brought you joy,
I swelled your heart with pride
You looked on me with all your love,
You were always by my side.

You always had a minute to play,
You always had a minute to teach,
You never met things halfway,
To you, nothing was out of reach.

You taught me all about music,
You taught me all about trains,
You told me how the angels play acoustic,
You weren't held down by any chains.

But the world didn't want you in it,
The angels took you away,
However, I'm not afraid to admit,
I love you to this day.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

NEW POEM!

Punk


I know that from afar,
you really think you're a hunk.
But I'm here to let you know,
you're nothing but a punk.

There's no room in this world for you,
you like to make people cry and wail.
After all the stuff you did,
You should be in jail.

You lie as much as a politician,
You steal from all over the place.
Tell me please, what is your mission,
When you punch a woman in the face?

I've had about enough of you,
and I really thought this through.
I want to cut you up in two
because you're nothing but a shrew.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:00 AM

i think these are pretty goddamn terrible and the fact that you've written them in honest jest only shows me you shouldn't be writing poetry in the first place.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:21 AM

QUOTE (Dale Nixon @ Wednesday, Feb 6 2013, 01:00)
i think these are pretty goddamn terrible and the fact that you've written them in honest jest only shows me you shouldn't be writing poetry in the first place.

Would you care to describe why you feel this way, and perhaps offer a constructive word or two?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

QUOTE (Eminence @ Tuesday, Feb 5 2013, 20:21)
QUOTE (Dale Nixon @ Wednesday, Feb 6 2013, 01:00)
i think these are pretty goddamn terrible and the fact that you've written them in honest jest only shows me you shouldn't be writing poetry in the first place.

Would you care to describe why you feel this way, and perhaps offer a constructive word or two?

Yeah dude, I don't have anything against using constructive criticism as a way to become a bette writer and to learn from my own faults, but just don't bash me for no reason whatsoever, except that "my poems are horrible" dozingoff.gif

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:31 AM

QUOTE (Dale Nixon @ Wednesday, Feb 6 2013, 14:00)
i think these are pretty goddamn terrible and the fact that you've written them in honest jest only shows me you shouldn't be writing poetry in the first place.

I think someone is a little bitter that their story wasn't the smashing success they hoped it would be.

Look, you live and learn, don't bring other people down because you got your story criticized. I'm sure you can learn from this immensely.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:13 PM Edited by Dale Nixon, 06 February 2013 - 12:16 PM.

QUOTE (AceRay @ Wednesday, Feb 6 2013, 04:31)
QUOTE (Dale Nixon @ Wednesday, Feb 6 2013, 14:00)
i think these are pretty goddamn terrible and the fact that you've written them in honest jest only shows me you shouldn't be writing poetry in the first place.

I think someone is a little bitter that their story wasn't the smashing success they hoped it would be.

Look, you live and learn, don't bring other people down because you got your story criticized. I'm sure you can learn from this immensely.

Haha, that's a cute little assumption. This guy didn't even comment on my story and why would I simply call these terrible because some people don't like my writing? Not only is that petty, but it's nonsensical. When I see the general stability, content and consensus here, I'm satisfied that some people didn't like what they've read. But mostly, it makes no difference to me if anyone likes or dislikes it.

In any case, the people asking for constructive criticism; I really don't know why you would even ask for such a thing, my opinion hardly matters and a writer should learn how to write by writing, not by someone spoonfeeding him.

The only reason I need to call these goddamn terrible is because I think they are, that is the feeling I get when reading them. The problem is, I feel, that you are actively trying to write when you shouldn't be trying. That is why you have all these poor near-rhymes thrown in for the sake of rhyming. A poem doesn't have to rhyme; it has to have the right words at the right time, the rhyming part is irrelevant.

The best 'constructive critcism' anyone can offer is simply put: ''don't try.''

Too many people on this part of the forum are focused on the critcising aspect instead of the reading and writing aspect of literature and art.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

Oh, boy. There's so many things wrong with what you've just said that I don't know where to begin.

So I'll just start with this: if your attitude is such, why are you here, in "this part of the forum"? What are you expecting to accomplish?

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In any case, the people asking for constructive criticism; I really don't know why you would even ask for such a thing, my opinion hardly matters and a writer should learn how to write by writing, not by someone spoonfeeding him.


Right off the bat, let's get one thing straight. "Spoonfeeding" and "constructive criticism" are not synonymous. I really don't know why you would even suggest such a thing.

Second, I question your writing experience immediately if you've never come across the notion of constructive criticism. From the way you talk of it, it seems like it's a completely alien concept to you. Who are these people, asking for this "constructive criticism"?! The nerve!

Third, I have no idea how you fail to comprehend its value. Sure, a writer learns by writing, but nobody simply begins with a completed bank of knowledge. You can keep writing until you're on your deathbed, but without external feedback, you'll make the same mistakes over and over. There's only so far reading over your own work can get you.

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The best 'constructive critcism' anyone can offer is simply put: ''don't try.''


Again, I question why you're here. A statement such as this is not conducive to anything. It helps nobody. Doesn't help the writer, doesn't help the reader, doesn't help you.

I reiterate that nobody emerges out of the womb a genius. It's all a process of development. And guess what? Everyone starts somewhere. If, after their first attempt, everyone were told "don't try", you know what would happen? We'd have nothing. No art, no sport, no business, no healthcare. Because the first time anyone does anything, there are flaws that need to be rectified. That doesn't mean you should quit without trying.

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The problem is, I feel, that you are actively trying to write when you shouldn't be trying. That is why you have all these poor near-rhymes thrown in for the sake of rhyming. A poem doesn't have to rhyme; it has to have the right words at the right time, the rhyming part is irrelevant.


Whoa! Guess what you just did?!

You provided constructive criticism. You know why? Because you identified a flaw, pointed it out, and gave (a hint of) a suggestion.

So my question is, why couldn't you have said this in the first place?

Why couldn't you have simply said "You know what, I don't think these were very good. Terrible, even. The problem is that you're forcing the rhymes: a poem doesn't have to rhyme! It has to be natural. From the heart. The right words at the right time."

You're not diluting your opinion, but you're justifying it. That way the writer can see where you're coming from, understand why you think they're terrible, and can work on it. And you know what? You might just be surprised with what they come up with next time. Maybe you'll like it.

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Too many people on this part of the forum are focused on the critcising aspect instead of the reading and writing aspect of literature and art.


Hey, I can't disagree with you. This part of the forum does have a tendency towards constructive criticism.

Now to you, that's despicable. To me, it's healthy. There's nothing anyone can do to change how much people write: that's up to them. The same can be said of how much people opt to read. But nobody here's a pro, so when we do read something, what's the best thing to do? Give the writer a big pat on the back and let them run off and smile about it? Or discuss the writing - merits, flaws and all - and give the author fuel to improve?

The one thing that does nothing is to storm in with some unknown axe to grind, label something as terrible, then disappear. If constructive criticism truly is as bad as you say - well, buddy, there's only one thing worse, and it's comments like yours.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:26 PM Edited by Dale Nixon, 06 February 2013 - 03:12 PM.

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Oh, boy. There's so many things wrong with what you've just said that I don't know where to begin.


There's nothing wrong with what I said at all. You need to learn the proper definition of 'wrong'.

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So I'll just start with this: if your attitude is such, why are you here, in "this part of the forum"? What are you expecting to accomplish?


Sometimes I get bored and come here either to read something or post something. You don't need to go on a forum to accomplish anything. I don't need any life-changing reason to be able to access this part of the forum and say what I want to say. Silly question.

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Right off the bat, let's get one thing straight. "Spoonfeeding" and "constructive criticism" are not synonymous. I really don't know why you would even suggest such a thing.


That wasn't the implication; the point is that constructive criticism - so eloquently put! - is generally nothing more than the writer's own reflection of what he perceives to be good and bad, stamping it upon someone else trying to find something that isn't there. The whole basis of most constructive critcism is a heightened sense of knowledge; superiority. You don't become a better writer because someone gives you constructive criticism. If you want to learn how to write then you read and then you write and you steal all the useless art and put it in your house and make it your own.

Also, while the two aren't synonymous, they have some similarities; a writer wanting for some kind of criticism has already accepted to himself that he could do better but is lazy enough to do it himself.

''So, here you go! read my flawed story and tell me what I could do better, O please!'' - words of a beggar.

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Second, I question your writing experience immediately if you've never come across the notion of constructive criticism. From the way you talk of it, it seems like it's a completely alien concept to you. Who are these people, asking for this "constructive criticism"?! The nerve!


Not necessarily trying to act condescending here but your aptitude for snide remarks enveloped in sarcasm leaves me little choice; I think it's rather apparent I know more about constructive criticism than you. Also, you can question my writing experience all you like. It really makes no difference to me. I make a nice buck from writing poetry sometimes and occasionally doing the drunken reading thing, so it's all fine with me really.

As for completely twisting my words as if I were a whiny child, well, what to say really.

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Third, I have no idea how you fail to comprehend its value. Sure, a writer learns by writing, but nobody simply begins with a completed bank of knowledge. You can keep writing until you're on your deathbed, but without external feedback, you'll make the same mistakes over and over. There's only so far reading over your own work can get you.


People calling themselves writers as if it were some bourgeoise term of elitism is humorous to me. There is little to no value in this 'constructive criticism'. You can do everything by yourself and it's not just reading over your work so many times. First of all it has to do with what kind of person you are, obviously some are of a more perfectionist nature than others. It took Flaubert five years to write Madame Bovary and it took Bukowski twenty-something odd days to write Post Office. It all depends on what kind of writing interests you in the first place.

Only experience will create a better writer; and not just experience in writing, but experience in everyday life. Constructive criticism is false experience shrouded in a mask of darkness.

Though I guess it's a great thing for people that love Ayn Rand books!

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Again, I question why you're here. A statement such as this is not conducive to anything. It helps nobody. Doesn't help the writer, doesn't help the reader, doesn't help you.


It helps everything and everyone. Maybe you just don't understand the point of the quote and you don't because your pedantic follow-up proves it.


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I reiterate that nobody emerges out of the womb a genius. It's all a process of development. And guess what? Everyone starts somewhere. If, after their first attempt, everyone were told "don't try", you know what would happen? We'd have nothing. No art, no sport, no business, no healthcare. Because the first time anyone does anything, there are flaws that need to be rectified. That doesn't mean you should quit without trying.


I made the Ayn Rand facetious comment earlier, but I'm starting to think she is legitimately one of your favourite writers. You're being extremely pedantic. You refuse to view the 'don't try' thing from a musicians perspective and that's probably because you have no music in you and are afraid to improvise.

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You provided constructive criticism. You know why? Because you identified a flaw, pointed it out, and gave (a hint of) a suggestion.


No, I simply told the man how I felt about this whole thing. Nothing more, nothing less.

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So my question is, why couldn't you have said this in the first place?


Because at the time I was incredibly drunk and didn't bother enough to do so. Also, it's called style.

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You're not diluting your opinion, but you're justifying it. That way the writer can see where you're coming from, understand why you think they're terrible, and can work on it. And you know what? You might just be surprised with what they come up with next time. Maybe you'll like it.


Maybe, maybe not. But my meaning is not to influence anyone; think zeros, not millions.

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Now to you, that's despicable. To me, it's healthy. There's nothing anyone can do to change how much people write: that's up to them. The same can be said of how much people opt to read. But nobody here's a pro, so when we do read something, what's the best thing to do? Give the writer a big pat on the back and let them run off and smile about it? Or discuss the writing - merits, flaws and all - and give the author fuel to improve?


Obviously you can do whatever you want and I never proposed to ban people for making posts like that. Just personally I think it's a waste of time. I'd much rather prefer a comment like 'this was f*cking bad' than 'this was f*cking bad because blabla blabalabd'. Both make no difference to me. I don't hold my writing in high regard or anything, I often like it and dislike it at the same time. There is no writing to be a writer, there is writing because there's nothing else to do on the edge of nowhere.

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The one thing that does nothing is to storm in with some unknown axe to grind, label something as terrible, then disappear. If constructive criticism truly is as bad as you say - well, buddy, there's only one thing worse, and it's comments like yours.


I disagree.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Ha, I've never read Ayn Rand. And whilst I look up the proper definition of "wrong", I'll just point out how many times you threw the word pedantic at me. tounge.gif

For sure I agree with you that if you want to learn how to write, you write and you read and you develop, and only you can do that. You get back what you put in. But I think the crucial disagreement is that where you wholly dismiss constructive criticism - let's just call it feedback - I believe it can be extremely beneficial. Yes, it's possible that people could use it as a crutch, a lazy way forward - "you do the work so I don't have to". But tarring all feedback with that proverbial brush is to dismiss a useful tool for no reason.

Are you honestly telling me that you wouldn't listen to the opinion of someone you deeply respect when they tell you what they think of your writing? If so, then that's a pretty insular and conceited way to view your work.

But hey, if we're going to have a fundamental disagreement about that, then whatever. I think saying something like "it's rather apparent I know more about constructive criticism than you" is pretty baseless. It's opinions.

I'd like to think, though, that you can understand where I'm coming from when I say that it's simply of no help to put down the work someone has shared without remorse; it's a pretty indecent thing to do. Forget the notion of feedback for a moment, and just think about common courtesy. I'm not trying to get across some crap like "if you've got nothing nice to say then say nothing" - it's just that while you might not see a difference between "this was f*cking bad" and "this was f*cking bad because blabla blabalabd", I think most people do. A little explanation of what you didn't like can go a long way.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (Eminence @ Wednesday, Feb 6 2013, 15:48)
Ha, I've never read Ayn Rand. And whilst I look up the proper definition of "wrong", I'll just point out how many times you threw the word pedantic at me. tounge.gif

For sure I agree with you that if you want to learn how to write, you write and you read and you develop, and only you can do that. You get back what you put in. But I think the crucial disagreement is that where you wholly dismiss constructive criticism - let's just call it feedback - I believe it can be extremely beneficial. Yes, it's possible that people could use it as a crutch, a lazy way forward - "you do the work so I don't have to". But tarring all feedback with that proverbial brush is to dismiss a useful tool for no reason.

Are you honestly telling me that you wouldn't listen to the opinion of someone you deeply respect when they tell you what they think of your writing? If so, then that's a pretty insular and conceited way to view your work.

But hey, if we're going to have a fundamental disagreement about that, then whatever. I think saying something like "it's rather apparent I know more about constructive criticism than you" is pretty baseless. It's opinions.

I'd like to think, though, that you can understand where I'm coming from when I say that it's simply of no help to put down the work someone has shared without remorse; it's a pretty indecent thing to do. Forget the notion of feedback for a moment, and just think about common courtesy. I'm not trying to get across some crap like "if you've got nothing nice to say then say nothing" - it's just that while you might not see a difference between "this was f*cking bad" and "this was f*cking bad because blabla blabalabd", I think most people do. A little explanation of what you didn't like can go a long way.

I understand, don't worry. And what you say is all fair. I'm still human.

''Forget the image, I have a heart.'' - Bukowski

I know I may have come off as harsh, but that's just what kind of direct person I am. It's not a 'behind-the-computer-screen' thing either. I don't mind talking to people that way, but mostly it's just the alcohol in effect.

Forgive my consumption, brethren.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

More Swell Poems:

The Great Unknown

There once was a man on death row
being led to the electrical chair
before he would be killed, he would've liked to know
what else is out there

Were the stories true of an endless black void,
that was unforgiving, infinite, and cold?
An eternity they could not be enjoyed
aside from agnostics that grew weary and old?

Or was there something more on the other side,
something even more comforting?
Where the man could walk with angels by his side,
and meet many wise men and women?

The man was strapped in the unforgiving chair
as the guard flipped the switch
and as the man quickly fried,
he opened up his eyes
and what he saw
was beautiful.

Man Against The Sea


There once was a freighter named after Neil Young
that carried iron ore and grain.
It was about to head out for Buffalo,
when it suddenly began to rain.

The crew begged and pleaded to go back,
saying that the old ship couldn't handle it.
The Capitan didn't listen to them,
for he was one mean son of a bitch.

The freighter plowed through the rough waves,
as the Capitan went into slumber
When all of a sudden, a giant wave came up,
and took the S.S. Neil Young down under.

The sea has claimed another victim
a few too many, that is true.
But what hope does humankind have
against the wide, watery blue?

The Diner


Let's all jump into my old Chevy
and drive into town.
Let's all stop at this place
called "Breakfast In America".

Let's all sit up at the bar,
like proper diner-goers do.
Let's all look at the menu
and order Steak & eggs for our food.

Let's all glare at the rough bikers
who just walked in.
Let's all get into a fight with them
about our boys in Vietnam.

Let's all break our bottles on the bar edge
and threaten the bikers with it.
Let's all have a good 'ol bar fight
and cut someone in the face.

Let's all watch the cops show up
and put us in the back of their cars.
Let's all pay the $200 bail
and go back to the diner to finish our meal.

Clingy


I'm sorry I'm so obsessive,
it may not seem that way but it's true.
I hope it doesn't make you aggressive,
but I'm sorry I'm so clingy to you.

I never had a friend like you,
who was always by my side.
You've been dropping hints and now I get the cue.
With me around, you can't spread your wings very wide.

We used to do everything together.
We hung through good times and bad.
Now we have to decide whether
or not our friendship was just a fad.

I hope things can turn back to normal,
where we'd be smiling all over the place.
But for now, the best thing to do
would be to give you some space.

Locomotive Breath


Come with me to the line in the valley.
Please, won't you come with me today?
Just come with me to the train line in the valley,
You'll truly be blown away.

Look at what's coming at us-engine 4472
It's massive wheels turn at the pull of a lever
as it hisses steam at us through it's cylinders.
It's truly a marvelous machine.

Look at it's flying colors thunder down the line
it looks like a massive blur of green and red.
The engineer waves at us as we wave back
as it's shrill whistle screams in delight.

The chugging still rings in my ears
as the machine flees the scene.
The only evidence of it is the smoke on the horizon,
my dad called it "Locomotive Breath".




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