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by Dionysus
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: 7:15 On A Saturday Morning
Replies: 0
Views: 10007

7:15 On A Saturday Morning

It’s 7:15 on a Saturday morning in early spring, I’m on my way to work and there are precious few other people on the road. The thought occurs to me that I have done something wrong with my life. The thought also occurs to me that there are a lot of people who wish they had work to go to, but that d...
by Dionysus
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Honest Moments
Replies: 0
Views: 9687

Honest Moments

Honest moments are hard to come by. You can’t be honest with people who won’t listen to you, and most people can only hear the voice in their own head. A voice designed to protect, to justify, to mislead into an uneasy peace made uncomfortable by truth. Lovers and spouses, physically intimate, are s...
by Dionysus
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Rainy Day
Replies: 11
Views: 8410

Rain

Rain, washing away pain. Stinging flesh, perverting vision, chilling bone. Creating space for more pain. Stumbling and slipping on the street as I do in life, squinting to see what refuses to become clear. I love the rain. It reduces me, humbling my perspective by limiting the scope of my senses. Li...
by Dionysus
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Rainy Day
Replies: 11
Views: 8410

Feeling so unsettled today. Nothing specific, a general malaise. Which is odd on a bartender's weekend. A Tuesday off is my weekend, or a Thursday. One day equivalent to two; rest while others work, a quiet house, alone with thoughts, fears, strengths and weaknesses and my books and records - the so...
by Dionysus
Sat May 10, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Not Mom's Favorite
Replies: 10
Views: 6450

The Lesson It's an evil world, child. Daggers and granite. You are soft. Baring emotion and sensitivity. I will teach you to survive. Child sees it differently with a broken heart born of neglect. Crying with tears and timid voice, confused through the denial of love that instinct says should be pur...
by Dionysus
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Chinese Algebra
Replies: 0
Views: 1827

Chinese Algebra

Chinese Algebra I need you. Fiercely. Simple like Chinese algebra. When your fingers touch me, even from a distance, there is smoke; through which I cannot see; myself, our love, or any kind of reality. But my soul throbs in the knowing; you are the one; or one of the ones. Together we can exist ap...
by Dionysus
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 931
Views: 474363

"Is that the thanks I get...............for loving you?"
by Dionysus
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: NEW POETRY CONTEST - Deadline Oct 9 - WT kudos awarded!
Replies: 36
Views: 20221

mae please!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get out your whip. Whip me. Whip my behind. No wait - ms is taking over. ms - please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get out your whip. Whip my behind. Make me beg for mercy. Oooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Oh, ah oops - got a little distracted. hey - groovy topic - ...
by Dionysus
Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 931
Views: 474363

I'm listening to my bones creak with ever increasing frequency and volume.
by Dionysus
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 931
Views: 474363

Myself telling myself to get my sh!# together.
by Dionysus
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Fire
Replies: 18
Views: 10823

Cremation

I hereby submit a poem previously submitted but, what the hell, it works for me. Momentarily taking the easy way out; this picture intrigues me and is ripe with possibility. Perhaps I shall respond with original word groupings; until then you'll have to deal with reheated hash. Cremation is all tha...
by Dionysus
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Walkway
Replies: 7
Views: 6178

mae. Thank you so much for your comment. I express my emotions honestly and with dizzying wordplay. Perhaps I am worthless, but I will take your sweet words and bake them into a pie, smoke a big, fat joint and eat that pie in tastebud ecstacy. Wash them down with whiskey. Thank you Thank you Thank you
by Dionysus
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Walkway
Replies: 7
Views: 6178

I am a fraud. A quack. A charlaton. I wrote this because I was determined to write something on that day but I had nothing. I looked at the picture and wrote a predictable Dionysus story. I put no effort into it, very little thought and I accomplished nothing. I deserve punishment - perhaps involvin...
by Dionysus
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Walkway
Replies: 7
Views: 6178

$25 Peace

I became so excited when I read of it's existence I could think of nothing else. Such a simple concept, so functional and so necessary. The sheer beauty of it blew me away; I had to see it, I had to be it. My wife had been cold as of late, our only physical contact consisting of individual silences ...
by Dionysus
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Replies: 9
Views: 5411

I must admit I struggled with the repetition of the H&B line. But I wanted to hammer the point home; to make sure the meaning/symbolism/relationship/thought process/ beautifully diseased perspective was understood. Have I overdone it? Oh my, oh my - I do struggle with the soft underbelly of my h...
by Dionysus
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Replies: 9
Views: 5411

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

I am poison. Alcohol, turbulence, anxiety and self doubt, burning my soul for decades. Taking life hard and making it harder. She is love. Natural in beauty and peace, her essence effortlessly defines her life. She is hummingbirds and butterflies. And she is a savior, thirty years in the making. My ...
by Dionysus
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 931
Views: 474363

Old Before My Time - Allman Brothers. Listen to it and learn.
by Dionysus
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Drop in the water
Replies: 12
Views: 8387

Hope Invades

Hope Invades Hope crept into my head like an assassin, slipping past walls a lifetime in the making. Taking root in barren ground it began to work its magic; delicately, subtlety, like pebble ripples in a pond, nudging stubborn despair. I understood the implication intuitively, although the languag...
by Dionysus
Mon May 21, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Beginning of Beauty
Replies: 6
Views: 3898

jesus christ I just re-read this beast - it's a wordy g#$da$& monster. Flow of impression and emotion - no creative editing. I can do better. Please do not speak foul words behind my back until I, uh, well I can, uh, try to.................................beep beep beep beep beep we interrupt this p...
by Dionysus
Wed May 16, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Beginning of Beauty
Replies: 6
Views: 3898

The Beginning of Beauty

The beginning of beauty is seventy degrees on May 2 Longing to believe, daring to hope, your body tingles. You’ve seen it before and not, you’re older, wounded, younger, weaker, healing, healthier, more open, more lost. The day inspires and challenges – what will you do with it? Striving to live in ...
by Dionysus
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Drop in the water
Replies: 12
Views: 8387

This g#$da$& picture has been haunting me since I first saw it. It suggests pretty words about hope and the resultant ripple effect. Which is NOT my style (hope, I mean). However I have been feeling hopeful for a while now, some bizarre change is in the wind and in my gut. I will come up with someth...
by Dionysus
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Swingset
Replies: 8
Views: 11349

I read it and my emotions said "Wow"

Absolutely beautiful.
by Dionysus
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Del's blog: Can't argue with Moses...
Replies: 1120
Views: 536310

Joyous Birthday.

Two Days Late.
by Dionysus
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Chinese Algebra
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Hey, who wrote this poem? It's pretty good.
by Dionysus
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Chinese Algebra
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Chinese Algebra

I need you. Fiercely. Simple like Chinese algebra. When your fingers touch me, even from a distance, there is smoke; through which I cannot see; myself, our love, or any kind of reality. But my soul throbs in the knowing; you are the one; or one of the ones. Together we can exist apart; roaming a pa...

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