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  • G Y (5/31/2006 4:31:00 PM) Post reply

    Please let me know what you think of this poetry..
    Thank you!

    Falling

    My feelings for you make me wander off,
    Thinking of the good times we had,
    Make me smile,
    From the bottom of my heart

    From the first time I saw you,
    You have been attracted to me,
    I’ve never dared to admit this feeling,
    Because I’m scared,

    I’ve finally dared to admit this feeling for you,
    But your heart is flying away from mine,
    You’ve started to built a wall between us,
    Which is why I was so scared from the beginning,

    My heart is starting to fall like dead-leaves,
    You made me hate you and,
    At the same time,
    I love you

  • Dana Tyrrell (5/31/2006 12:11:00 PM) Post reply

    Following Dustin's suit here is one of my newest poems. Hate it, love it comment on it regardless

    much love, ~Dana~


    Who Might You Be?

    Do I know you?
    I swear I've seen you once before
    A reflection in the broken, dusty mirror

    Perhaps I passed you in the hallway
    One thousand, two thousand times

    Do I know you?
    By any chance a resident of my dreams?
    I know your face
    With a touch so familiar
    It echoes through my memory

    Should I know you?
    Sitting square before my eyes
    The perfect camoflauge

    And I too dense to realize
    Ask only one question,

    Do I know you?

  • Dustin Bennefield (5/30/2006 8:08:00 PM) Post reply

    Read this and rate it. Give me your honest opinion. plus rate, comment, vote many more.

    A Confession


    A mother and child
    So close together
    Yet so far apart

    A barrier between them
    So creativly smart
    Torn down by words

    A talk
    A confession
    A simplicity of trial and error

    Problems resolved
    Questions burned down
    A mind will soar

    An hour or two
    Words are complete
    What is born will end

    All in all
    They are both saved
    And end with an embrace
    And I LoveYou

    Copyright 2006 Dustin Bennefield

    Dustin Bennefield

  • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 2:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hey groovers!

    Hope you're all having a really good day so far (and if you live in Britain then I hope you're having a good Bank holiday weekend and the weather where you are is brilliant!) .

    I'm writing out of curiosity really. I was wondering if you could tell me whether you think my poems are good enough for publication- you can be honest, I don't mind- because I was thinking about sending a few off to a publishing house? Either that or to a record company to see if they want them, but I'm a bit undecided. What do you guys think? Record company or publishing house (please read my poems and leave comments because it's really helpful!) .

    Thank you in anticipation, xXx Mary-Elizabeth xXx :)

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    • Dustin Bennefield (5/30/2006 7:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      A little stuck on a topic but if its from your heart your goos to go even if it is a little depessing. Inkweaver

    • Lydia Francese (5/28/2006 5:16:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes, I do think your poems are good enough to be published. If you don't mind, could you take a look at mine? -Lydia

  • Dustin Bennefield (5/24/2006 1:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Fountain Of Light

    A Beautiful Light
    Oh how I cry at its beauty
    Shining so lovingly
    I wait to visit this Garden
    The Garden of Light
    Flowing from the fountain, God

    Beauty beyond compare
    How could I dare
    To sin against this great light
    This is a great fight
    Tears pour from my eyes
    Wanting to see My God

    Bound to this accursed Earth
    Sin surrounded
    A Storm raging in my mind
    I am so strong in the lord
    His word pours from my mouth
    Infinite light descending on Darkness

    Shaken so drastically
    Burning until his hand,
    Such a cool hand,
    Saves my soul from the fire

    To every corner
    Neverending light
    Clause or none
    Provoking Darkness into
    The smallest nook
    Not existing

    The Complexity of his being
    So simply put
    Why is it so far away?
    Its Not!

    Inkweaver

    Copyright 2006 Dustin Bennefield
    Rate this and many more.

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  • Richard Cock III (5/23/2006 12:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Hello everyone, once again.

    A quick question.

    Short poems or long: Which do you prefer?

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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 1:06:00 PM) Post reply

      I think it depends on how well they are written. Some epigrams can be excellent and I sometimes find longer ones (over about 400 words) can drag on a bit but that's not always true- some ones over th ... more

    • Ronald Stroman (5/24/2006 6:40:00 PM) Post reply

      SOME POEMS, TANK OUT AS SOON AS THEY START. THAT'S THE SIGN OF A POEM(THE SHORT OF IT) I WON'T READ TOO LONG. I PERSONALLY DON'T LIKE POEMS THAT LOSE ME IN THE MIDDLE, WHERE I HAVE TO DELETE MYSEL ... more

    • Ruby Malobago. (5/23/2006 10:25:00 PM) Post reply

      For me it really depends. I like the ones in between. For me to be able to read a long one will depends a lot on the structure and contents. But often the short ones gives such an ummph that you don't ... more

  • Eugene Issaus (5/23/2006 12:09:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi everyone.

    Hum i've just got a... perhaps silly question which i would invite you guys to give opinions on: is rhyme important to poetry?

    well this question comes to my mind since i see that traditional poems stick to rhymes and modern poems are more free about it. when i'm trying to write my own poems i sometimes find the intention to 'rhyme' the lines together may hinder expression- perhaps because i am not a native english speaker so rhyming is not an easy job for me.

    so i'm thinking of how important is rhyme to poetry~


    and of course i invite you all to take a look at my poems~ they are written within the last two years but just 2 months ago i 'discovered' this site and decide to put them up~

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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 1:11:00 PM) Post reply

      I don't think rhyme is particularly important but it can add flavour to the piece. I think rhyme is useful if you're writing songs but it's not entirely neccessary. Rhythm, on the other hand, is q ... more

  • Dustin Bennefield (5/22/2006 12:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello every1. My name is Dustin and I'm a beginner poet. My poetry is good and I like to write but people who read it really doesn't understand it. Why is that? Read some of mine and tell me if you can understand any of it.
    Thanks,
    Dustin Bennefield
    A.K.A Inkweaver

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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 1:16:00 PM) Post reply

      That's great that you're a beginner poet and you love to write! I'll go and read some of your poetry and I promise that I'll try my hardest to understand it. We're the same age so I reckon I'll be on ... more

  • Kev Elmer (5/19/2006 6:24:00 PM) Post reply

    I've put a poem up here called 'stood out in the cold' I would like your views on this if possible. Good and bad comments are both welcome as I'm currently looking to improve my poetry (as we all are) to the next level. So I thank you in advance.

    -=Kev=-

  • Nibedita Deb (5/19/2006 8:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Why are 'Poem Of the Day's being repeated all over again. Can't they choose the poem of the day from latest poems. Do these have to be old, classic poems that we have read thousand time? ?

    N.D.

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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/21/2006 12:31:00 PM) Post reply

      I agree with you- I reckon they should choose ones that 'we' as a poetry community has written. I guess that'll just leave us reading the 'random poem' which is, in fact, not random at all; they just ... more

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