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Old 03-20-2012, 03:51 AM
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Default [poetry] The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost, Fire and Ice.

* * *

It's undeniable that Robert Frost (having written "Fire and Ice", arguably his most famous poem) is one of my biggest role models when it comes to poetry. Having written some of the most incredible poetry of the twentieth century, I take his lessons into the twenty-first with modern perspective. As the world around us evolves, what else do we have to look to but our future and how close we graze up against success and failure without going completely out of control? Covering all topics and poetry of all kinds and sorts, this thread is dedicated to our dreams; nightmares, hopes and aspirations, broken dreams, and more. In Greek Mythology, the Oneiroi were the winged gods of dreaming and helped people do just that when they fell asleep. When they left their home (Erebos) to go about their duties, they either passed through a gate of horn or a gate of ivory. If the god passed through the gate of horn, the dream they were carrying conveyed meaning and messages from the gods. If the god passed through the gate of ivory, the dream was instead considered false and meaningless.

Just a little bit about me and I'll let you go: I am a published poet. Fun fact, I've been published three times by BookInADay and soon to be an additional time by my school's literary magazine, and I've participated in some competitive poetry slamming. I've been writing poetry like crazy since the age of ten, and I started writing prose since I was twelve. If I had a partner in crime from this forum, so to speak, it would most likely be Focal (back when he was Robert the War Lord); so if you see a few similarities between this thread and his, they are intentional. (:


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Broken Hearts Mafia

The enigmas with skin of alabaster
Hide in suburban, winding alleyways;
They stroke their thick mustaches
And speak in heavy Sicilian accents.
They are members of a hidden cult
Of which I heard you played a part.
You are in a gang of crude criminals
You steal and trade illegal hearts.
In a world of much substance abuse,
Have we been reduced to see love
Only as a pill to cure lovesickness?
Has the human race come to this,
Banding together in a killing spree
Uniting with our broken hearts
And Tommy guns and baseball bats?
Love is reduced to personal finance
Debtors pay a fee or pay the price,
Loan sharks hungrily devour prey,
And the circle goes around again.
We are sinking in a deluge of blood,
Where sin and greed is possession,
Where addiction is your obsession.
When you arise from clouds of smoke,
Before the trigger itches your finger,
I will call out your name one last time.
Gore clots on the side of the road,
A scream resounds through forever;
You will be the bearer of my legacy,
A tale of lovers scorned by killers
When even hearts can be embezzled.
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Glacious Heart

Why won't you dance, turned Glacious Heart of mine?
My stomach twirled slowly when set afire to the spine,
Slushing blood and arteries melt when Love connives
Once Love is most at its peak, the time for Doubt arrives.

The Glacious Heart I possess shall deserve no passion,
When Shame sets the limits, the heart itself is ashen
To refreeze the Brain must think to next absorb all blood
A bottomless sea of Amity will then dispatch in flood.

Bound in regret, I turn my face from the one I sought
I clutch my heart in Countenance for the Hate I wrought
The ice that has returned now resembles frozen dinners
Saved for the times when Laziness befalls all as sinners.

In argument I take my pills and wait for wished effect
These voices in my head are made from my Brain's defect
This Glascious Heart I have shivers in ice forever more
Ignore my face's color when I collapse onto the floor.
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Perforce

Let us set fire to the spirit slain
Perforce the sword through the rain
A heart of putrid yet silvery flesh
Through depths fabled love will mesh
There was no fire nor was there ice
To show that you will pay the price
I wait for Fate to take its course
I lack regret and discard remorse
Only ashes will wait for a smile
Take up my liver and bitter bile
A voice of poison from livid lips
Someday returns from foreign trips
Arrow to ankle like once Achilles
A flaming bouquet of starry lilies
To be your end but spare your fears
Ripping my veins, I shed your tears.
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Default Re: [poetry] The Gates of Horn and Ivory

I like to read those in Prof. Oak's voice.
Sorry, I find it hard to take stuff seriously. Nice poems though. I tend to rhyme "time" with "time",
so you can guess how good I am at poetry. :)
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I like to read those in Prof. Oak's voice.
Sorry, I find it hard to take stuff seriously. Nice poems though. I tend to rhyme "time" with "time",
so you can guess how good I am at poetry. :)
Aww, thank you! ^___^

Update: BookInADay was the other day, and Broken Hearts Mafia, Perforce and Glacious Heart are now officially (well, not quite yet officially, but in the process of being) published!
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Roller Coaster

Your head held on high:
There is nothing greater
Nothing held any higher
You cannot see truths
Look beyond the skies
Feel the water that cools
Burn the fire that kills
Take the earth around you
Drink the lighting struck
Tales of upside down flight
Of corkscrews and loops
Go through television static
There is no gravity here
Survive the deadliest drop
Overcome the high hills
There is rain from within
You can only be quelled
When wheels stop turning.
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Hallowed Flowers

Hallowed flowers
Purple tulips
Pink stargazers
Blue lighters
Scarlet fire
Flowery smoke
Burning petals
Jaundiced wilt
Graying ends
Deathly brown
Turning desire
Burning stamens
Carbon finish
Cigarette scent.

You'll
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Cheat
On me
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