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    Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora


    Write of poem of any length and style using an anaphora. An anaphora is the repetition of a word or expression several times within a clause, stanza, or poem. The repetition of the phrase can be at the beginning of each line, setting the tone as a meditation or a mantra, or utilized more subtlety within the piece. As usual, feel free to post your finished work in the main forum for feedback.
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    This is the result of love
    This is the result of opportunity
    This is the result of chances taken
    This is my life

    This is the result of joy
    This is the result of pain
    This is the result of triumph
    This is my life

    This is the result of patience
    This is the result of wisdom gained
    This is the result of knowledge applied
    This is my life

    This is the result of rare carelessness
    This is the result of wrong place wrong time
    This is the result of mortality...
    ... And there goes my life.
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    Love Hurts More

    I've lost through love
    And lost through hate
    Now I know the score
    Love hurts more

    I thought they were the same
    The strings that pull the heart with pain
    ...thought they were the same

    I've hated with passion
    And loved with passion
    And what the hell was it for?
    To realise that love hurts more

    Love hurts more
    True love hurts more
    It's deeper, darker, madder, sadder
    It cuts you up inside
    Till it skins your soul alive
    and leaves you crying "Please don't die"
    True love
    True love hurts much more

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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    Its only human
    To crave happiness
    How elusive is this silent deserter?
    Now that we give relentless pursuit
    Giving chase in ring-bearing pairs of two
    But never stopping, even if our partner
    Stumbles or falters...

    I can say this as a father
    Its only human
    To crave happiness
    For yourself and your daughter
    Even though turbulence seems triumphant
    The vast majority of the time
    Its only human
    To battle back in attempt to recapture
    The smile you wore years back
    When you were enraptured by wanderlust
    And saw no crushing black
    Swallowing rainbows

    It's only human
    To crave happiness
    Damn, I want to laugh again
    Without having to forced the desired
    Sound from my gut.  This is my permanent rut
    I am lost in the thickets of despair
    Wandering in broken pursuit
    For that damned elusive happiness.

    No partner to speak of
    That would understand and console
    This hurt. The aching mind
    That this life of chase grinds
    Daily, to a nub unworthy of thought.
    Oddly, by the most basic of desires
    Was this painful burden wrought.
    It's only human
    To crave happiness

    So why then am I the man sent
    Without trail or council
    To the burning stake for refusal
    To repent? I will not apologize
    I vow only to resent. Fuck you
    And this clown court, which sentences innocents.
    Its only human
    To crave happiness!
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    If you write it…Make it worth reading
    If you record it…Make it worth seeing
    If you live it…Make it worth dreaming
    If you say it…Make it worth hearing
    If it scares you…I hope it’s worth fearing
    If you love it…I hope it’s worth loving
    If you’re looking…be looking for something
    Real
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    We sip juice from juniper berries
    I am nine years old and
    This playground is the birthplace
    Of our eternal love
    Lips sticky and sweet
    We share our first kiss
    By the seesaw
    My heart beats rapidly
    Pounding through my chest
    Into the sand below

    We sip juice from juniper berries
    It's gotten a bit stronger now
    As me and my she celebrate
    (A day late) my 21st birthday.
    Smiles as we drink more steadily
    But she paced herself ahead of me
    And stepped off the steepest heaven
    She had ascended to thus far
    I attempted to aid - but there's a wicked refrain
    Coupled with the sentiments of my given help
    And she fell victim to her own haphazard ways
    But I am victimized as well...
    by visions of the grizzly scene

    I sip juice from Juniper berries
    Blood flows in abundance
    Tainting the fruit as time did
    My youth. It's been ages
    Since your departure. Although I remain
    Here to enjoy the sweetness
    I am incapable of tasting
    Honeyed pleasure. In your absence.
    Indulging in the juniper berry's juices
    Only by habit. Old ones diehard
    Particularly in the aftermath
    Of sweeping change
    And fleeting rain. Pouring down
    On your grave...
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    Bathed in tears hey listen to,me.
    A cost I stole near hell just to
    Get to heaven....bathed in tears.

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    Now every time I envision you dancing
    You're dancing for him
    In the disco of my downfall
    I am stranded on the outside
    Watching closely through the glass window
    As you move rhythmically, all the while forgetting about me
    He matches your rhythm splendidly
    And you fell for it - endlessly
    Why'd I catch you? Goodness me! I don't know.

    But now every time I envision you dancing
    You're dancing for him
    And I can't erase it
    So I hurt daily
    While you move past your mistakes
    I'm here in yesteryear, reeling
    Still feeling I've been betrayed
    But it was never betrayal you say
    On the dawn of the disco of your downfall
    "You were on the outside
    I had no inhibitions to hide,
    I had let go of my pride,
    I was just a long for the ride, "
    You say. You say. You say. I say,
    You walked away. Into the disco
    And you danced for him.

    So now every time I envision you dancing
    You're dancing for him!
    What am I to do?
    Hang up my dancing shoes?
    Just because my mistress was cruel
    Enough to scuff them up in anger,
    Putting all we ever had in danger,
    Reeling the dancing fools in like an angler
    Keen at knowing no one's watching her cheat the system
    But all the while her truest catch did his dead fish flop, right in front of her.
    You could have thrown me back, you murderer!

    You are succubus, a curse to which I have no guarding charm
    Like Beowulf of old, the false champion has took my arm.
    And I'm bleeding out. You don't care, disregard shows you never did.
    Mead was drunk and clothes removed. A sudden farewell was bid
    And I'm left outside with my bewilderment, heart heavy as sin
    Sitting here envisioning you dancing for him.
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    I guess I lied a little
    I guess I hid some things
    I tried to cover up
    It wasn't ever easy
    to turn my back on you
    You know they never knew
    I lied a beat or two
    but I never thought my plan fooled you

    I spent my days like quarters
    In and out of hands
    I found out then that no one understands
    And spent my nights in darkness
    Struggling to be free, got lost
    on my mental killing spree
    I wasted time without you
    I hated you for that
    We always said we'd make it right
    The Queen, the Castle, the White Knight

    Did you... find it easy to let go?
    My thoughts were always with you
    I hated you for that
    'Cause to hate you with a passion
    means to love you long ago
    Words are never easy
    They’re solely for the wise
    From now on I can only trust your eyes

    I hate you with a passion
    I hate you with this heart
    'Cause to hate you with a passion
    means to love you long ago
    babe I hate you so damn much
    it only goes to show
    the love I have for you just won't let go

    When she holds you tight at night
    do you realize?
    That between her moans
    Lay my cries
    Can you hear me cry?
    When you're swimming in her ocean
    When I'm falling from the sky
    Can you hear me cry?

    I hate you with a passion
    I hate you with pure fury
    For all the times I laughed and cried
    For every day spent by your side
    For the electric chair when you zapped my pride
    For my gas chamber heart when you watched it die
    I hate you with pure fury
    I hate you with a passion
    And I hate you with pure love
    And every day without you
    I thank the lord above

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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    I'm not even asking for feedback
    Because I won't get any,
    Let one of these so called legends drop
    Guarantee they'll get plenty.
    My style is parallel to theirs
    These squares just play into their hype
    They aren't actually writing their ass off
    And hitting the open mics
    Hoping tonight will be their night...

    I'm not even asking for feedback
    Because I won't get any
    I'm the one ripened for fixing
    You're the false heir sitting
    On a throne made of bones
    I see you lounging nonchalantly upon
    Skeltons piled neatly
    In a regal fashion. And these idiots love it
    Your words they covet like fiends for needles
    Pipe-Dreams have all but timidly tickled
    The readers. The believers
    Of your fanciful charade.
    Someone call the Real Writer Brigade

    That's why I'm not even asking for feedback
    Because I won't get any,
    And to be real, I don't need it. I'm not asking
    For appeasement, grievances, fairy dust
    Or Pixie sticks. I'm just an artist trying to live
    Perfecting his craft to fend for his kid
    With the only gift the stingy God did give
    But oh well its whatever. I tell you...

    I'm not even asking for feedback Because I won't get any.
    Let one of these so called legends drop
    Guarantee they'll get plenty.
    My style is parallel to theirs
    These squares just play into their hype
    They aren't actually writing their ass off
    And hitting the open mics
    Hoping tonight will be their night...
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    Ok, just so truth isn't the only dude posting shit in here... lol - This shit actually took a while to tame. For each stanza, syllable count goes 11, 10, 8, 4, 10, 8, 4 and rhyming structure goes A, B, C, D, B, E, D (2nd and 5th rhyme, 4th and 7th rhyme).


    CONSISTENCY:

    Furious, my father called me 'Son' one day,
    And on child's shoulder laid cheated hand;
    Frowned and grimaced, flummoxed, faltered-
    Begrudgingly,
    My father muttered me the Law of Man:
    Word is bond, a man must prove his
    Consistency.

    A chef, stewing over morning's argument,
    Carefully brings pot up to the boil.
    She stirs, and watches as the sauce
    Thickens quickly.
    Simple things compound, let fire toil;
    With life and food, maintain the right
    Consistency.

    A scientist stays the course of his study,
    Eyes fixed steady on his destination;
    He knows changing heart will challenge
    Validity.
    His data is ruled by regulation,
    For there is no meaning without
    Consistency.

    Every tick of the clock an expiration;
    The final breath of a newborn moment.
    Each sunset, another day dies.
    And finally,
    Time dissolves all things, the Great Erodent:
    Nothing lasts, there's no such thing as
    Consistency.

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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    @Truth Iscariot @Emilyinthepool @Soul_Purpose @Boba fatt

    Great job trying this out. I'm happy to see, too, that this resulted in some extra pieces being posted to the main forum.
    You guys are dope. Thanks.

    New challenge should be up sometime tonight.
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    Born to live
    Born to cry
    Born to walk
    Born to fall
    Born to run
    Born to jump
    Born to eat
    Born to sleep
    Born to drink
    Born to bleed
    Born to speak
    Born to scream
    Born to attend
    Born to participate
    Born to demonstrate
    Born to liberate
    Born to fight
    Born to win
    Born to struggle
    Born to sin
    Born to create
    Born to hide

    Why was I born if I was born to die?

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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    dagel you need to post more in here (and sign into haiku)
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Anaphora

    I will when freedom (and mind) allows it.

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