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    Thanks, man, I will. Mostly its just older stuff I've done, but it'd be cool to put more up. I'll have to get round to writing more poems/stories too rather than just sitting on my arse gaming all the time because it's easier to do.

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    Necro'd because I've been bored lately and had a laptop with notepad handy:

    To Fear

    Dear fear,
    I don't see what you see.
    Doom looming near?
    No, that was a shadow behind me.

    Dear fear,
    I don't believe what you say.
    Sure it hasn't been top-tier,
    But it's been a good day.

    Dear fear,
    I don't think you're right.
    Don't give me that sneer.
    I'm not afraid to fight.

    Dear fear,
    How much attention have you paid?
    For you are the one who should be afraid.
    -------------------------

    Love Adventure

    It started with a smile.
    One I had not received in awhile.
    It continued with a thought,
    "Lets go on that adventure we've always sought."

    We agreed to go.
    Where we'd end up we did not know.
    Nor did we see the challenges we'd have in tow.

    Our adventure did not last long.
    Still, it was worth many a song.
    This had been a great idea all along.

    However, the notion was soon tossed...
    But, better to have ventured and become lost,
    than to have never ventured at all cost.

    It started with a smile,
    it continued with a thought.

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    Those are good.

    I think I need to write some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzadolphin56 View Post
    Those are good.

    I think I need to write some more.
    Thanks.

    And I think I'd like to see you do that.

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    wow.. given that this community is hyper active, didn't know members had a soft side

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboKill View Post
    Thanks.

    And I think I'd like to see you do that.
    Ask and ye shall receive!

    No idea how good these are but hey ho:

    ************************

    The Blood


    Drip, drip, drip,

    A finger twitches,

    A limb moves,

    Drip, drip, drip,

    The water cool to the touch,

    tepid, calm,

    a single drop slides down the porcelain,

    Drip, drip, drip,

    A moment's careless abandon,

    Wasted youth and spent potential,

    those forgotten dreams of yore,

    all come to mind,

    Drip, drip, drip,

    She can hear them now,

    in the distance,

    the shrill sirens as they draw nearer,

    streaking down the country lanes

    towards the house,

    Drip, drip, drip,

    As the life oozes away,

    as the light dims,

    and she breathes her last, poignant breath,

    and the open wound is spent,

    with one final

    drip

    drip

    drip

    ************************

    And keeping it videogame related:

    ************************

    X-COM

    Flickers, shapes move in the dark,
    fleeting glimpses of inhuman forms,
    the darkness stirs, out of the night they come,
    to steal their victims away,
    A cry, a shrill unearthly bellow,
    as things scurry from out the shadows,
    cutting between the pot-marked cars
    and rancid alleyways,
    gaunt, mishapen things,

    Cut down in the street as they try to run,
    some huddled in the dark,
    the sirens in the distance sound so far off,
    The night has come to take them,
    and plaintive cries reverberate through the houses,
    as the dead watch on in muted horror,
    But even as they cower,
    even as the darkness look as if it will consume them,
    something is coming to turn the tide back,

    A glimmer, a metallic sheen,
    the roar of engines as it turns to land,
    and a sleek black craft hits the tarmac,
    The hammer of boot steps,
    lasers streaking the night's sky,
    Screams echo down the burning street before us,
    The darkness contorting in forms ahead,

    An inhuman roar, a scream,
    and a hulking behemoth emerges from the shadows,
    followed by other, mis-formed creatures,
    The darkness lights up, perforated by our lasers,
    the shapes crumble to dust and the shadows recede,
    and only we remain,

    Now the darkness is afraid,
    Now the darkness should run and hide,
    from the things that go bump in the night,
    Because there is us now,
    we are the guardians of the night,
    we are the unseen heroes,
    we are

    X-COM.

    ************************

    I usually like to write stuff more where everybody dies horribly but I thought a hopeful note would suit X-COM fiction a little better.

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    Nice. You definitely did well with the imagery and garnering a reaction. I really want to play X-COM now, but I has no moneys for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by kannaaashi View Post
    wow.. given that this community is hyper active, didn't know members had a soft side

    I'm very soft. Just look at that dragonbear, it's so fluffy!

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    Wow it's been a LONG while since I've been back on this thread. I'm pleased to see it's still going on. Panza & Turbo, those were some damn strong lines you both wrote out. See, gamers have a soft side. If I may add a little something to this...

    “Come Undone”

    She finger-strokes sadness away
    Palms tainted of crimson silence

    A wanton fixation towards penal dilation
    She mounts her shadows
    Lost identity, she comes in the name of
    Unknown

    An amplified mute
    Wandering towards desert stars and
    Cracked mountaintops

    Climbing towards downfalls,
    Loneliness will envelop
    Her committed hands

    As I, watch from Cloud 9 heights
    Tiny waterfalls coating cumulus exhales

    Victimized by echoes of shedding satin
    Impulsive thrusts into vulva dialect

    She came
    Undone
    Into her hasty, distant shadow

    Miles away from what matters

    ©D.J.E.

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    I really liked that one. Especially the "amplified mute" phrase.
    And yeah, I am impressed with DTOID too, that we've managed to keep this thread going for so long. Regardless of the quality of the submissions, which is not bad actually.

    I'll see what more I can make by tomorrow night perhaps, or later this week. Things I've been working on in the real world have me feeling creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJEnhancr View Post
    Wow it's been a LONG while since I've been back on this thread. I'm pleased to see it's still going on. Panza & Turbo, those were some damn strong lines you both wrote out. See, gamers have a soft side. If I may add a little something to this...

    “Come Undone”

    She finger-strokes sadness away
    Palms tainted of crimson silence

    A wanton fixation towards penal dilation
    She mounts her shadows
    Lost identity, she comes in the name of
    Unknown

    An amplified mute
    Wandering towards desert stars and
    Cracked mountaintops

    Climbing towards downfalls,
    Loneliness will envelop
    Her committed hands

    As I, watch from Cloud 9 heights
    Tiny waterfalls coating cumulus exhales

    Victimized by echoes of shedding satin
    Impulsive thrusts into vulva dialect

    She came
    Undone
    Into her hasty, distant shadow

    Miles away from what matters

    ©D.J.E.

    Good shit Panza and Turbo.

    And DJ what's up bro? How you been? Love the write dude.

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    Thanks. Anything new lately from you Used?

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    I've written enough thoughts and lines down to probably have 5 decent ones over the past year. Usually text it to myself while driving because that's when 90% of my stuff comes to me. Haven't had the time to sit down and throw them together though.

    TL;DR: yes and no.

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    Fair enough, that's cool. And I'm somewhat the same way.

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    Untitled

    There was a need to impress everyone
    Leave the world with something to be remembered by
    That died the first time I looked into your eyes
    The best gift to I could give this earth
    Rests beautifully in my arms

    You will carry the name better than all who came before you
    You will carry the name better than all who came before you









    Wrote this in my head while watching my daughter sleep in the rear-view mirror on the trip home. The version in my head was better but I didn't write it down and couldn't recall it perfectly.

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    So here's the first thing I wrote in 11 years. It's called Dearest and was written shortly after my wife left:

    Cold, black, raw
    an exposed nerve I've become
    pain, constant and terrifying, paralyzing
    How?

    What has put us here?
    Love is not enough
    Nothing is for you
    So tired, but sleep cannot have me

    They cry for you
    I cry for them
    You laugh in your freedom
    I die in my chains

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    That's pretty good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzadolphin56 View Post
    That's pretty good!
    Blech. Emo as fuck and churned out in seconds. I hate what I write, but I need to do more. Thanks man.

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    Yeah, I don't like much of what I write, but it's a good outlet for creativity, or just stray feelings.

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    I've only been writing poetry for ~4 months, and I haven't wrote all that much of it, but I have enjoyed what I've done. I haven't posted any so far--although I have been enjoying everyone else's-- because I didn't want to self-plagiarise (I've been writing these for a Creative Writing module), but seeing as though I'm only submitting prose, I thought I might as well share some now. I kind of like them, but I can't help seeing them as hollow because of their being written for assignments. I think I might try writing some for myself sometime.

    Anyway, here goes:

    Spoiler!


    Spoiler!


    Spoiler!

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    I like those, especially the way the repetition works in that last one.

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