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April 2015 poetry challenge
« on: April 09, 2015, 06:50:24 AM »
Alright! It falls to me to pick the theme for this, the first month of our game.  After a bit of thought i have come up with this :

Arguing badly.  This could be about formal/informal fallacies, or about someone failing to understand the necessity of good epistemology in a discussion.  Perhaps it could also be about a tendency towards unnecessarily vitriolic reactions to debate. Im sure there are other interpretations - so feel free to experiment!

It is perhaps an atypical subject for poetry, but i think it suits the sgu well.

Submissions will close on the 20th of the month, at which point polling will begin.

Have at it!

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 07:03:41 AM »
Do we submit here in thread or to you through PM?

The question being is voting happening without knowing the author.

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 09:23:49 AM »
'Ere I am, JH
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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 08:46:56 PM »
There is probably a deap, artsy debate here about whether one should separate art from the artist.  I am going to sidestep that and say for now just post on thread.  Ill reevaluate the question later though.

To that end:

The Burden

You say you have the truth.
Please forgive me if I doubt.
I'll try to be polite while I
assess the words you spout.

Do you have any proof?
Is that so strange to ask?
Perhaps you can get some from HIM;
in whose grace you claim to bask.

You say you have the truth.
A word you do abuse,
by saying I must disprove you,
lest the argument I loose.

But im not your Simon of Cyrene,
this cross is yours to bear.
If you wish to talk of truth;
don't shift your burden of proof.

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 07:33:45 PM »
Can we submit more than one?, and choose just one to be in competition? I just knocked this out in 10 minutes, but I'm not too thrilled with it. Rhyme scheme is shite for one thing.

From a recent discussion with a Christian Apologetic.,

A common rules binds us,
do not do unto, what would undo you,
this is written on our hearts.

But perfection defies us,
fail to follow through,
and tear a life apart.

If not perfection, damnation.
If not Jesus, than the fire.
Pray for sin abdication,
ascend forever higher.

« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 05:18:07 AM by SnarlPatrick »

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 07:02:30 AM »
Its a good question... Definitely only one submission per competitor.  As for posting several then choosing one... I think for now thats a no - need to see how many people actually post poems first i think.

You can ovcourse post a different poem if youd like, since i hadnt addressed this before you asked.

As for the poem : guess whose got two thumbs and liked it?

This guy!!

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 09:10:06 AM »
Just wanted to remind everyone that theres three days left for submissions.  At that point someone is gonna have to show me how to make a poll on here lol.

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 09:47:28 AM »
Just wanted to remind everyone that theres three days left for submissions.  At that point someone is gonna have to show me how to make a poll on here lol.

Ummm.... You sort of need to start the thread as a poll.  So you may have to end up creating a new thread where you repost the submissions and then put a poll there.  Sorry.

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 10:11:31 AM »
Just wanted to remind everyone that theres three days left for submissions.  At that point someone is gonna have to show me how to make a poll on here lol.

Ummm.... You sort of need to start the thread as a poll.  So you may have to end up creating a new thread where you repost the submissions and then put a poll there.  Sorry.

I see an ADD POLL button at the top.  Do non-mods see that too?  If not, I can add a poll.
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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 12:09:01 PM »
Most importantly of all... We need... More poetry!! Lol

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2015, 03:33:08 AM »
More poems! Get those quills out and get to work ye layabouts louts and ruffians!

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2015, 06:05:59 AM »
POEMS!  The Laddie thinks he's a poet!
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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2015, 07:41:42 PM »
Couldn't really come up with much for this theme. I admit I never write about skepticism. But here goes.

starlight falls in your eye
after streaking across the galaxy
and all you can think do to
is to play make believe
and ask me ironically:
"you really think this is all there is?"
"doesn't there need to be more than this?"

there is

there is so much more
that your stunted mind could never imagine
there is infinite wonder
where you see a void to be filled
i see infinite fullness

and none of it
could ever give a damn about so insignificant a speck
as you or me.
Aujourd'hui j'ai vu un facteur joyeux.

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2015, 09:44:41 PM »
To be honest, this needs some editing, but I let the deadline creep up on me, so here it is:



It happened one sunny afternoon,
a discussion about the number two

One woman said to her friend sitting in a chair,
“What a lovely day, and aren’t we the pair?”

“A lovely couple under a summer sun,”
said the other back to her companion.

“We’re a pair, not a couple,” said the first lady.
“Pair means two while couple can mean three.”

The seated lady lifted her eyebrow askew.
“Two is a couple, like how three is a few.”

“Yes three is a few, and couple can mean two,
but it can also be more, that’s obviously true.”

“You’re just arguing semantics.
You understood my meaning.”
“No, I’m arguing linguistics
because words have meaning.”

The seated lady muttered under her breath,
which the other pretended she hadn’t heard.
“It could be two or three,
so couple is far too vague a word...”

“Oh I see what you mean...”
said the seated woman back to her.
“Like how you and your husband were a couple,
with his mistress being the third?”

“How dare you, you old senile hag!”
“Well you’re a dumb scrawny witch!”
“You look like charred rubber!”
“And you...”

Then the pair of ladies shared a couple of phrases
that wouldn’t be proper to repeat on these pages.

It wasn’t much later that they finished their exchange,
and where once were two friends now none remained.

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Re: April 2015 poetry challenge
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2015, 08:11:03 PM »
So... no poll?

 

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