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I've finally decided to make my own poetry/art/stuff thread.

I currently don't have any poems to share, but enjoy this stick guy who is either growing/shrinking or bouncing off an invisible trampoline:

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/ShrinkGrow_zpsf5461b79.gif

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Holy crap.
I really like the last two. You must have a really nice camera, man.

Daaaaaaaang... I'm just kinda shocked over how good these photos are!

While I'm here, I'm gonna read over a thing or two

A shade darker than my soul;
Black as night,
Void of light,
No embers in the coal.

A truth to not ignore;
The sea of flame
Left me insane,
Though purer than before.

Eternally at peace;
And from the fire
Of your desire,
I shall be released.


Ahaha I am also SunPixie, if you didn't already know. I knew I had heard that first line somewhere before.
The first stanza was my favorite, for sure. The second stanza's first line I had to re-read... it didn't really flow well when I read it in my mind. The final stanza's second line might not need "And" in it. That's all I can really say. I really did like this poem though Keep up the good work Emp, I'll definitely be dropping by more often to read!
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You must have a really nice camera, man.

Nikon Coolpix L18. I think I got it in early '09.

Ahaha I am also SunPixie, if you didn't already know.

Whaaaaa-?! *head splodes* (jk, I node)

The second stanza's first line I had to re-read... it didn't really flow well when I read it in my mind.

Yeah. I wrote the last 3 lines, then slapped the first one on.

The final stanza's second line might not need "And" in it.

Yeah. Trying to fit the syllable scheme.
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Nonsense poem

The inclipsing Nashler sliciped.
Its vormatious vlanthery was vease,
And though the plusper Moretchons
Had debesheled in the prissetium,
They orashiated in place.

A ghalined fighter sought the beast
With his wabulated blade.
He granbled through the trospicor
And waleed in the risule
Until he fid the glade.

The beast ujucaled and repistled
When vearping upon his terl.
A haeboun of slashes risuled the fighter,
Brought his alschins to their last,
And wambled his yalgrifel.

But the fighter enalcered his wounds
And hished his chisted teeth.
As the wabulated blade quostinged,
The porascuous man filled with exaniter
And fleskened the vormatious beast!

With his bashment won and the beast no more,
He jalphed and josked with pride.
But he knew not of the toxins
Within the beast's claws,
And that day he slolingly died.

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Great photos Emperor i like the photo of the bee and the flower

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FLP from a year ago (1/9/13)

A fair price to pay,
For a flower in May,
As I await my true love,
Upon the quay.

The skies grow dimmer,
Yet I see the glimmer,
Of a beacon far away,
Softly shimmer.

As night overwhelms,
I spy her at the helm,
Conquering the raging waves,
Drawing nearer.

Her keel was shredded,
Figurehead: beheaded,
And taking on water fast,
I dreaded.

I filled with dispair,
As the main mast did tear,
And plunged down into the sea.
Poseidon's snare.

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That Jan. 25 poem had me hanging to the edge of my seat...

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Aha so I am not the only one reposting things from the FLP!
You're nonsense poem was nonsense so it was great. I like the FLP one, as well.

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An old poem from one of the contests.

The Sailor's Bounty

An endless journey across the seas,
The cold ocean breeze shivers my knees.
As the horizon begins to near,
I stare upon the unknown frontier.

These grand unseen skies and shores of lore,
Never witnessed by man before,
Have been traversed by my tired feet:
My expedition is now complete.

I wonder what this new land will hold:
Gold? Or greater riches unfortold?
Perhaps the journey was the true prize;
My plunder was the sea and the skies.

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Some old haikus

Searching forever,
The truth is revealed at last:
It was all a lie.

A roll of red tape.
An army in your nation.
The government's tools.

A fire is sparked;
The people rise against them.
New corruption starts.

A dry rain begins.
Tears are held back forever,
Pain remains within.

I'll be there for you:
My shoulder is for your tears,
When you need to cry.

Lies aren't eternal:
Truth is inevitable;
All will be revealed.

A glimmer of hope
In an ocean of deceit;
Reaching for it... *SPLASH*

Shadows loom and weave
A tapestry of regret;
A shroud of sorrow.

Regret looms above:
Haunting shadows from my past.
I'll never be free.

Bad luck is like rain
And we are the ground below:
It falls where it falls.

Without a pickaxe,
The world would never witness
Diamonds and gold.

We must make choices:
'Just do it' or 'just say no'?
Which path will you take?

Power is poison:
It surrounds and caresses,
Then it suffocates.

Love is in the air:
A toxin upon mankind;
Killing us softly.

Ding! The doors open;
People come and people go,
Some stay where they are.

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[untitled song] [To the tune of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana]

Get out of bed
Get up get dressed
Put on a smile
Act impressed
And do the things
You always do
Day after day
They won't improve

{slurred}
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
{/slurred}

When your life's an
Imitation
You don't need an
Invitation
Have an open
Conversation
You don't need an
Invitation

My arrival, a tornado
My tuxedo, a torpedo
Hey! (x3)

Come one come all
The world's a stage
So gather 'round
And be amazed
Take in the sights
Taste your tears
Turn around
Embrace your fears

{slurred}
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
{/slurred}

When your life's an
Imitation
You don't need an
Invitation
Have an open
Conversation
You don't need an
Invitation

My arrival, a tornado
My tuxedo, a torpedo
Hey! (x3)

My state of mind
Is undefined
Unraveling
And disinclined
Filled with regret
I have resigned
I'm on the edge
You're left behind

{slurred}
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
Die now
I know (x3)
{/slurred}

When your life's an
Imitation
You don't need an
Invitation
Have an open
Conversation
You don't need an
Invitation

My arrival, a tornado
My tuxedo, a torpedo
A beguiler! (x9)

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Applaud for your version of Smells Like Teen Spirit!

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Up and Down

I raise you
I raise you up
I hold you
I hold you down
I **** you
I **** you up
I cut you
I cut you down
I feel you
I feel you up
I break you
I break you down
I use you
I use you up
I take you
I take you down

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Creepypasta contest entry

Sleesh

Have you ever detected movement out of the corner of your eye, and looked around, but didn’t see anything? It may have been a Sleesh. This particular apparition can only move by periphery. When viewed directly, it defensively becomes invisible and intangible. As such, direct observation is impossible, so few details exist regarding their physical characteristics. When they can move, they are typically quite fast and are usually only seen as a formless, blurry, and translucent distortion, if they’re noticed at all. Although sometimes they move incredibly slowly, slower than the human eye can detect. Their population size is unknown, but consistent reports are common worldwide, even in extreme climates. It is unknown if they can die or be killed. Their origins are unknown.

Sleeshes are classified as parasites that may be indirectly harmful to humans. The most common objective of a Sleesh is to actively absorb the energy from idle batteries. The electrical output is small enough such that the Sleesh is unharmed, but large enough for them to survive for a reasonable amount of time. In rare cases, this can be very dangerous. For example, during a power outage, a backup battery may have been fully drained by a Sleesh. This absorptive trait has been responsible for multiple deaths, typically among those requiring life support devices. Similarly, emergency supplies have also occasionally been drained, such as radios or other communicative devices, hindering emergency assistance. Some Sleeshes have lingered in parking lots in order to siphon energy from car batteries, which can be potentially hazardous in colder climates.

If a Sleesh is running out of energy it may become more active in order to find a new location. They have been known to cause enough disturbances to incite inhabitants to leave. If the Sleesh is truly desperate, it may absorb power from larger batteries or even live outlets in extreme cases. This is very rare, as it causes a great deal of pain for the Sleesh.

Prior to commonplace electrical storage, Sleeshes were forced to subsist entirely on static electricity. Since the late modern period, some intrepid Sleeshes would slowly seek out lightning rods in order to absorb the large quantities of energy so they could move much more rapidly, in exchange for great personal injury.

In recent times, a Sleesh typically operates by gaining access to a building, often by quickly following alongside an unsuspecting entrant. From there, their physical actions are typically harmless tricks: knocking small things over; moving papers around; hiding keys. This is often to redirect someone's vision to the object or to other areas of the building so that they can continue to move around in the person's periphery.

Some individuals have found unconfirmed ways to deter Sleeshes, such as the use of strong magnetic fields. Others have devised a method for capturing ornery Sleeshes by putting monitored batteries in a Faraday cage and closing it when the charge drops. This could theoretically force the Sleesh into a hibernation state, as they would be deprived of any electricity, which could eventually render them permanently intangible, effectively “killing” them.

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