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    It's no use: I can already see the tongues-in-cheeks brigade emerging victorious from this lyrical skirmish :rolleyes:
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    I've read through this thread properly now, and my vote definitely goes to Dreama

    Sorry everyone else
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    I knew I shouldn't have posted a song lyric.
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    que?
    (Original post by Trousers)
    Jimbo was a happy cod, as happy as could be.
    He never worried or complained; his life was trouble-free.
    When Jimbo's friends would ask him "what's the secret to your glee?"
    He said "I'm just a cod - what the hell could bother me?"
    :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    what, so happy poems that make light of life aren't as worthy as teenage angst and love poetry?
    I personally prefer darker poems, thus I gave you the chance to vote for the one you think is the best so it is not completely biased against lighter poems.
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    what, so happy poems that make light of life aren't as worthy as teenage angst and love poetry?
    I never inferred anything of the sort. I was merely acquiescing, pre-emptively, to the likely prospect of a crushing defeat :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    Personal preference is all well and good, but I just didn't like what I thought was an implication that lighthearted poetry isn't as thought out and "legitimate" as some heartbroken angst fest straight out of livejournal. [not that any poems I've read on here are of that kind of calibre]

    I'm just saying that poetry doesn't have to about cutting yourself and crying over ex- boyfriends to be good or even deep.
    I second that!
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    Personal preference is all well and good, but I just didn't like what I thought was an implication that lighthearted poetry isn't as thought out and "legitimate" as some heartbroken angst fest straight out of livejournal. [not that any poems I've read on here are of that kind of calibre]

    I'm just saying that poetry doesn't have to about cutting yourself and crying over ex- boyfriends to be good or even deep.
    Quite. I sympathise entirely.
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    Personal preference is all well and good, but I just didn't like what I thought was an implication that lighthearted poetry isn't as thought out and "legitimate" as some heartbroken angst fest straight out of livejournal. [not that any poems I've read on here are of that kind of calibre]

    I'm just saying that poetry doesn't have to about cutting yourself and crying over ex- boyfriends to be good or even deep.
    If you have a look at some of my poetry, it is very dark but at the same time very sensative and beautiful as I also weave love into it, so dark does not mean angst.
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    I know dark doesn't mean angst. Angst is commonly misconstrued as clever and dark. It's generally not (:
    I made a like-minded point, earlier on, as one component of my justification for esteeming Dreama's work over that of numerous others on this thread. Nothing grates more than generic angst.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    I made a like-minded point, earlier on, as one component of my justification for esteeming Dreama's work over that of numerous others on this thread. Nothing grates more than generic angst.
    So is there non-generic angst then?
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    ooo ooo i got a poem....it's a sonnet....I wrote it during a lunchtime a few years ago when all my friends who do english were inventing sonnets, it looked fun so I had a go! Basically it's a Sonnet about what a Sonnet is, or what it is to write a sonnet!

    Of A Sonnet

    This sheet is but a canvas for my mind
    A slate to draw the deepest of my dreams
    Express the thoughts within that I may find
    But ne’er it is as simple as it seems
    The words are trapped within the rules of verse
    Ensnared are visions that I wish were shown
    But liberated they will soon disperse
    Set free by words of beauty I’ve not known
    The sweetest song they sing of thoughts of love
    My words, they flow like a leaf in a stream
    Into the sea they fly just like the dove
    And in their light my soul’s painting will gleam
    Into my thoughts the reader gently glides
    And in the cushions of my mind he hides
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    So is there non-generic angst then?
    Yup.

    Any further questions :rolleyes:?
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Yup.

    Any further questions :rolleyes:?
    Could you define generic angst then?
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    I have a dream,
    And want to shout it out, for all to hear,
    People might want to just whisper it from Ear to ear,
    My dream may be a shimmer of light;
    That struggles in day,
    But becomes real at night.
    It has exciting jungles,
    But far away fear;
    It has animals from the littlest ants;
    To the biggest stag and deer.
    My dream may not come to true,
    But I want to play my viola,
    on a big stage to you
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    here's a line or two from my poetry (cant put the full thing as its been published and would be against copyright laws)

    I glanced at her
    Softly, tenderly
    Like flowers
    Forever Radiant was her face
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    not if it's your own work.
    lol ..
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    I have published music SO THERE.

    But nobody's interested in music on forums like these It's all poetry and art!



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    I errm changed my name from sublime_envy. just to let you guys know
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    I errm changed my name from sublime_envy. just to let you guys know
    3 votes Congratulations so far.
 
 
 
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