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Writing songs, poems, verse and more



  • kaguanakaguana Member Posts: 1,328
    Glad to see that people still write here from time to time

  • LordRumfishLordRumfish Member Posts: 931
    A few more recent endeavors here:

    Love Language
    by Mark Burton, 4/16/2017, 4:33 A.M.

    I hold your wrists
    so you can't slit them;
    if I bathe you in pleasure,
    maybe you'll forget the
    jangle-glass hounds
    that dog your croons,
    and if you can't forget
    maybe you'll just swoon.
    They call it love language,
    how affections express,
    and my love language comes
    by dermal caress:
    if I make you lose count
    of little deaths now,
    perhaps the big deaths
    will be eased somehow.


    Spontaneous Combustion
    by Mark Burton, 4/17/2017, 1:13 P.M.

    The fire starts at the cell phone
    (not so smart now, is it?)
    then rapidly engulfs your body;
    it spreads across the couch,
    burns a trail through hallways,
    doors, stairs,
    until finally it comes licking into the bedroom.
    We probably could have put it out
    if we weren't so busy pouring kerosine;
    the flames devour pictures, beds,
    husbands, wives and family.
    We really ought to escape this arson,
    but now we'll see it through:
    the flames devour everything,
    including me and you.
    Ashes can be fertile,
    and something new may grow,
    but it's also pure destruction,
    so forgive me while I glow.


    Take Me With You
    by Mark Burton, 4/19/2017, 4:55 P.M.

    Silken joy descends upon me,
    black lace love, diaphanous deep,
    the night has not been made for sleep
    and neither has this day.
    Smooth and wet, you whet my stone
    and sharpen our desire,
    sparks fly when the whet stone meets
    such soft and sharp edges

    We meet in the gap,
    an opening
    that creates life and love and good,
    so fortunate I, tis welcoming
    though I am a thief,
    a corsair meandering
    along this wood.

    In mere moments,
    all the futures I had seen,
    replacing them in shades of green
    and love.

    we are wandering,
    two corsairs foreign and far away
    together through the mystic days,


    50 Years Late and $7.37 Short, Adjusted for Inflation
    by Mark Burton, 4/21/2017, 4:42 P.M.

    Daydream darling,
    I decorate a psychic space for you:
    this space is filled with colors,
    filled with textures
    and tastes;
    dark chocolate M&M's
    silken paisley, astrakhan
    green and blue and purple and black
    and every other shade has a turn
    on its back.
    Rainbows in bottles,
    artistic banal
    it might be mundane
    but I'll color it all,
    I'll color your world,
    I'll color it all.
    Floral prints and gothic refrains
    the goal is not to mask the pain
    but make it palatable,
    a bit more sane
    in the madness of our love,
    in antique daisy chains;
    daydream darling,
    awaken me
    awaken all
    that we could be,
    as we defy
    every law
    including gravity,
    connect and drift
    on astral tides,
    heal me and
    consume my love,
    my life.

  • AMP1972AMP1972 Member Posts: 57
    Just remembered one from my 'failed projects, flawed ideas' kinda folder:

    Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition - A PALADIN totally RETURNS
    © Andrè M. Pietroschek, all rights reserved

    I have returned alive from the vile land of Evil in poison and glamour,
    Where deception is as strong, as the torture, being chosen to violate;
    Torture of diseased whores and debauched feasts without any clamor,
    Which make the soul and arm too weak to swing the righteous blade!

    So victims baked by the sun, or tormented to extract their liquid pain,
    Minions, deformed by Evil's might, perversions of the just and free;
    Evil is its own reward, it has much more than merchant's coin to gain,
    Monstrosity unleashed in a dozen forms to backstab & overcome me!

    Still a holy light, from high above, was shining unto my anguished form,
    The wisdom from that ordeal has been paid, in blood and outright pain;
    Like a ship escaping pirates, back to a safe harbor, I survived the storm,
    It was intended to destroy or intimidate, but believers rest to fight again!

    A fortnight's rest on holy ground, so my vigil comes to its awaited end,
    Fellow clerics, monks, and paladins have received the news I've brought;
    Their crimes and sins are horrid, so we enforce that they die or repent,
    Vile Evil was unleashed, detected, and soon god-sworn'll have it caught!

    Author Note:
    With the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons Paladins finally became free from the 'Lawful-Good' Enforcement. Now paladins follow the alignment of the deity who chose them, making the holy warrior class (tank with healing and buff spells) a much more playable... I mean, immature crap, I just read it for the kids... Nah, true love never dies, and once I loved Roleplay, and Dorkness!

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