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For our little stable of questionable poets to versify upon. Concepts, themes, ideas, questions, whatever you want. Post in the comments and I'll reply with one verse of 4 or 5 lines, when the spirit moves me, and the next person can tack on a 4 or 5 line verse, and we can see what comes out of it. Others can start their own root verse or add to the one I begin. It's not a contest, just light fun. It can be serious, silly, positive, insulting, profound, mundane, confusing, morbid, scientific, current events, history, satire.

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posted this as a thread, once

maybe some would enjoy seeing it again:

http://www.dailypaul.com/157321/an-ode-to-the-statist-commun...

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Denise B's picture

Why?

Why oh Why
I'll never see
Why you my Lord
Would Die for Me?

King of Kings
World in your hand
Gave it up
and became a man

To give us Life
You were born
And in return
Received death and scorn

You Died
And now I live
What in return
Could I ever give?

What can you give?

Your love, of course
The course you run
The path you walk

Keep yourself up
Hold up others
Love your God
Love your Brother

What more can anyone give
Than to finish the race
And in faith live
Your role, your place

For God that's enough
He gives his grace

But hey
If you find yourself in doubt
Rolling in hate
Hope, without

Try to bear up, keep your strength
Despite the pull, temptations way
The draw of faction, contentiousness
The lonely path to selfishness

The path to sin
Paved with pleasure
Regress to death
Take it, never

Throwing back the sacrifice
In the face of the only Christ
That will ever come
The only God

Closing in, Heart is hard
Feeding on wrath, Sewing division
Crooked path
Irrevocable decision

Denise B's picture

Well said my friend!

Thank you Bill
For great insight
Honor God
Do what's right

Love and Kindness,
Compassion too
Do unto others
As you would have them do unto you

Put Him first
In all you do
And never forget
He died for you

Last is First
First is Last
God's Word will stand
when all else has passed

Let's continue on

For the hell of it
Well that line doesn't go
Does not quite fit

Start here instead,

God's word it was
Before all else
Before Abraham was
I am, He said

His name, it is
I am what I am
Not a shade was made
Before the word was said

The word
Made Flesh
Logos, Platonic
The mind of God

Quite ironic
Quite ironic
Indeed, indeed
The word we call

When in need
Father, father
Abba, father
To others, Godspeed

We wish, we wish
That God be unhidden
We don't hide our faces
We look up, unbidden

Tyre and sidon?
Were more modest than we
For when we look in Christ
Our reflection we see

Let's revive this thread

so I can rummage through my head
for some fun, some words
for this thread of verse
rhymes are better, factions worse
Round two, not first

Michael Nystrom's picture

Good job Bill3

You've got everyone around here
Talking in rhymes
Everyone around here,
Including me

He's the man.

Down with Rhymes

Down with rhymes
Down to hell
Where they belong
Your words are free
Free your form
Never in chains
Chains iambic
Or otherwise
They die

Poets are creators
Not followers
In some chain gang
Some French chain
Of gang words
Gang way
For the new gang
Of organic beauty
Of sound

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Maybe someone can finish this one I started about a year ago:

The Ringer

You've got them wrapped around your finger
Like a ring
You're such a ringer
But they never see
You're wringing their necks

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
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"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

With your other finger

Gotta clean their specs
See the hand around their throat
Tightening the grip and stinging like a rope
Burn, it turns and twists like a tourniquet
Squeezing like a boa and they never notice it
Constricting like the vessels in the frog that's boiling...

Good Imagery, Very Dark.

You used a lot of imagery, that's a must. I can see and feel the imagery, so it's powerful too that's very good.

But why is there only one other finger? that seems awkward to me. Seems to draw attention to a single finger; is that on purpose? Why is she cleaning their specs? I assume she's actually obfuscating the glasses under the ruse of cleaning them; I like that. I also feel that the imagery went very dark and is over-emphasizing one element of the first verse - wringing. It seems gratuitous compared to the ambiance of verse one. It's interesting that you included animals; I wish I had done that, but again, it seems a bit much with the boiling and the squeezing. Actually, the boiling is a good allusion to not seeing your doom. Excellent. Try to see what you can do with a dog.

Maybe have Agent Number Two work on it (he is the 30 something, isn't he?).

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

I guess with "another finger"

I guess with "another finger" because it rhymes.
Cleaning specs because can't they cant see.
I wasn't sure what the first verse was about, so I just tried to extrapolate and kick it back to you. It is not over.

Well, you did pretty good,

Well, you did pretty good, wait, is this Agent Number One or Agent Number Three?

BTW Why would someone downvote your response here? Must be that stalker Michael was talking about.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

It's Been Done To Death, Of Course

But how about a poem on the Federal Reserve?

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Reservation

You made a reservation,
But I don't want to go with you;
I'm feeling too reserved.
Poshest place around;
Might as well be a bank
Or a government office,
But it's not.
It's just a private restaurant
Where the rapacious feast
On all of us nobodies.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Thank You!

Makes the point. Much appreciated.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

King of the Castle

King of the castle,
Jumpings no hassle,
Ridiculous puns,
Have only begun.

Lord of nothing,
Tyrant at bluffing,
Baron of meekness,
Titler of weakness.

Big G of justice,
Mogul of custom,
Magnate of broke,
World beater of jokes.

So when your down,
No need to frown,
His American Majesty,
Is your travesty.

That aint half bad

That's quite good
Meaningful
And well put together
Like a babe with a book
And a rack, both
Bound in leather

It ain't half bad

It ain't half bad,
It ain't half good,
If I could make it should,
I certainly would.

egapele's picture

Excellent thread

might bring an aspiring poet some bread

My poetry is sad
And to the genius here I cannot add

For you all are so poetic
I won't go on cuz my words are pure pathetic

Free The People





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Michael Nystrom's picture

You got a downvoter

He's following you around
Downvoting your comments
Into the ground

Don't pay it no worry
Don't pay it no mind
We all learn our lessons
All in due time.

You've pissed off the anarchists
And they'll take their revenge
With their silent downvotes
They try to avenge

The monarch commands: Let Bill be!
Or I'll pull out my ban hammer
And bring it down on thee.

"Wait one second, just let me be
I haven't violated the N-A-P.
I'm a silent downvoter
Thin as a rail.
I don't care about manners
In my anarchist jail."

He's the man.

Ban him! Ban him!

That "hopeless bastard"
logic casting
literary master

Downvote! Downvote!
That oughta' teach 'Em
Beg to Nystrom
"Please impeach him!"

There are those, unable
To entertain his "wild" notions
Or Ponder his points
Without causing commotion

"If you're not an anarchist,
You must be a statist!"
His coercion is justified
Against Philosophical complacence

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

I downvote Bill3 sometimes

I don't have to follow him around as he is on many threads. It seems debating him is futile. Ban me if you wish.

"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
Thomas Paine

Stay the hammer!

Pardon them all!
They know not what they do!
Don't let it fall!

For Pimp_grease died
That they may be saved
Whether in all caps or no caps
We need them for debates

egapele's picture

Agreed

As because what Bill3 does suck sometimes indeed
But he may one day enlighten you to an unknown thought - take heed

One suck, two suck

I thank you
for your views, buck
And your comments too
Very few suck
Like Jonh cusack

egapele's picture

Wow, there is someone

following you around downvoting you. I am tempted to upvote you but will not. WTF?

I find self upvotes

in comments to be unseemly, and I think I'll swear off all up or downvoting outside of posts.

egapele's picture

But the man does lack

The number of downvotes you rack
'Cuz the wisdom you sometimes sack
Can cause harm you cannot take back