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The world's a farce and false, and You
Alone, good God, are Truth and true.
Anais Vionet Feb 14
(a billet-doux to HP)

4 minutes til (virtual) class
“Dang”, I think. I need to post today's poem!
I paste the poem, the title, the tags.
I have the sense that once the page says “saving draft” I’m *******.
So I quickly press save.. and..
502 bad gateway
“Argh,” I say under my breath, glancing at my clock.
I press refresh.
Do you want to submit the form?
Of **** course I want to resubmit - I press submit.. and..
502 bad gateway
“Oh my f-king GOD!” I yell at my iPad
I press refresh.
Do you want to resubmit?
Yes, yes, YES- I resubmit, I submit, I supplicate, I grovel.. and..
502 bad gateway
2 minutes
I scream a line of obscenity that would **** the Pope if he were here.
I refresh
One of my roommates inquired, “Are you ok?” from her room.
I resubmit and.. and.. and..
“Yes!” I yell, to reassure my roommate, “Website issues,”
it finally, finally posts.
A “Whoom” sound announces the start of my virtual class.
BLT word of the day challenge: billet-doux: is a love letter.
Please don’t tell me this has never happened to you.
Alpha Jan 31
502
Bad Gateway
Error Five Zero Two
Bad gateway,
I hate you.
UwU Don't ask.

Edit: As I wanted to publish this, bad gateway struck again, by the way...
̶̷̷̷̷̷̡̙͕̥͚͔̝̪̮͔̺̖͖̟̠͔̝̪̮͔̺̖͖̟̠̔̌́̽̽͗̈̊̉̾̉̾̚͝͝͝𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 ...𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴..


̶̴̸̡̧̢̭̟͖̦̹̺͙͍̳̠͕͍̬͙̩̖͔̘͛́͊̀̎͊̓͌̿̑͋͛̀͂͗̚͘̚͜͜͝͠͠/̴͚͙̞͚̖̫̫͚͐̏́͗̿̇̀͘̕\̴͓͓̖̩̦̘͚̄͆̉̀͜͠.̶͉̤̭͓̀͗̌͐̄̒̈́͋̚͘ ̷̨̠̻̝͓̯̩̘̈́̈́́͐̇̑ ̴̹̆̋͂ ̴̧͔̺̜̪͍̰͈̄̏̕͝͠ͅ ̴̨̩̆̀̌̐͋ ̶̧̛̤̳̮̱̦̒̓̾̏́͊̉̀́ ̴̛̘̯̬̺̣́̉̉͋̏̅͑͝ ̵̜͚̭̜̻͑͗̋͆̚ ̸͖̗̫̻̟̌̉̌̓ͅ ̴̞̫̜̟̞̯̯̗̥̓͆̌̀̃ ̷̺͋̂́̊̀ ̷̙̗̗͖̎ ̷̪̰̤̥͚̍́̆̾̀̚͜ͅ ̸̝̆̏͌̒̊͆̌̌͝\̵̯̈́̿́̉͐́͆̒͊̚/̶͕͓͇̻̪͙̬̓́̂̌ ̶̢̬̭͙̼̯͔͕̝͇̾̔̈́͝ ̷̮͇͌̐̆̎̑̂̒͝͝/̶̧̧̹̜̲̰̓̈́̽͜\̷̶̷̷̷̡̙̙͕̥͚͔̝̪̮͔̺̖͖̟̠̉̏̒̔̌́̽̽͗̈̊̉̾̚͝͝͝.̶̡̬̪̻͔̺̰͋ͅ­̟.̶̧͇̟͇͒.̵͈̱̉̑̈͆̃͑̉̾́̐.̶͎̮͙̥̼͉̭̌̔̋̓̀̕̕͝.̸͓̖͎̋͆.̵̜̜̣̑͛̿͑̍̀̋͆̽ͅ.̵̏͘­̧̲̎̑̒̎̽̋̇͜.̷̛̥̫̥͍͕̰͉̏͝.̶̧̟̗̭̱͈̻̙̜͑͒̾͑́̏̅͛͝͝ͅ.̷͖̀̈̐͋̔̎̚̚͜.̸̛́̋̉̓͘͠­̳͙̟̜͍̠̰̳̏̀ͅ/̷̥̣͊̆̈́́̽̂͆ͅ\̷͇̖͙̦͖̺̥̮̽̚/̷̬̝̦̦̙͈̗̃̓̀̕͠\̴̖̗̮̦͙͉̍̃͐͜͝/̵̵̵̵͓̰͓̰͓̰͓̰͊͛̐̿̏͋͑͂̂͊͛̐̿̏͋͑͂̂͊͛̐̿̏͋͑͂̂͊͛̐̿̏͋͑͂̂. _̶̷̷̡̙͕̥͚͔̝̪̮͔̺̔̌́̽̽͗̈̊̉̚͝͝͝.              <-----my brain right now
̶̷̷̡̙͕̥͚͔̝̪̮͔̺̔̌́̽̽͗̈̊̉̚͝͝͝_̷̖͖̟̠̾ ̴̹̆̋͂ ̴̧͔̺̜̪͍̰͈̄̏̕͝͠ͅ ̴̨̩̆̀̌̐͋ ̶̧̛̤̳̮̱̦̒̓̾̏́͊̉̀́ ̴̛̘̯̬̺̣́̉̉͋̏̅͑͝ ̵̜͚̭̜̻͑͗̋͆̚ ̸͖̗̫̻̟̌̉̌̓ͅ ̴̞̫̜̟̞̯̯̗̥̓͆̌̀̃ ̷̺͋̂́̊̀ ̷̙̗̗͖̎ ̷̪̰̤̥͚̍́̆̾̀̚͜ͅ ̸̝̆̏͌̒̊͆̌̌͝\̵̯̈́̿́̉͐́͆̒͊̚/̶͕͓͇̻̪͙̬̓́̂̌
A glitch in me..
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Do Not Remind Me Again
(You know the feeling.)
Ziploc Bag Oct 2021
And yes, I am Someone.
By default, I have a few names,
Like:
Someone Is Knocking At The Door,
Someone will do that, or
Old People Need Someone To Talk To.  
But really I’m just Someone Else.
Who is Someone?
Big Virge Aug 2021
Yup... Trial And Error...
Is A Great CORRECTOR... !!!

I've Had My Trials...
... Within This Life..

But Have Found They've Helped...
When My Temperature's SWELLED... !!!!!

Somehow They've Dealt...
Some Cards That Felt...

As If NO BLUFF...
Could of Been Enough...
To Rise ABOVE  ...
When Things Got TOUGH... !!!

From Working With Jerks...
Who I Wanted To Hurt...

To Dealing With My Mum...
When Sclerosis STUNNED...
... MULTIPLE Functions....
of Her Nervous System... !!!!!

Ya See Trials Have Been...
A Thing That Seemed...

INSURMOUNTABLE...
...... BELIEVE...... !!!!!

But Have Also Built...
A Strength That My Mother...
... Gave To Me... !!!

When She Walked...
And Fought For Me... !!!

Even With.....
Her Husband Ya' SEE... !!!

There Were Some ERRORS...
That Lead To... TERROR...

That HURT Her Heart And Soul DEEPLY... !!!
But Also Proved How STRONG She'd Been... !!!

She'll Always Be...
My TRUE Black Queen... !!!

Because of Her STRENGTH...
When She Came To RESENT...

The Man She'd SPENT...........
Her Love.... Upon...

A Strength SO STRONG...
That Our Love Then SHONE... !!!

But Now She's Gone...
Her Spirit Prolongs...
And Helps Me Through...
My Life's ISSUES... !!!

Because of ERRORS...
That I Now Make...

But Now Whenever...
I'm Feeling PRESSURED...
I Remember How...
We Worked TOGETHER... !!!

As Her Life Was Slowly Drowned... !!!
And Know That She'll NEVER Let Me Down... !!!

If ERRORS I Make...
Make Her Feel ASHAMED... !!!

Because of The LOVE...
We STILL Share TODAY... !!!

So Many Trials Are Part of Life...
I've Found Denial...
DOESN'T Help You Slide by...
Those DIFFICULT Times... !!!

Because Trials I've Faced...
Have Made My Game......
Flow... TIGHT And STRAIGHT... !!!

From Girls In My World...
To Places I've Worked...

I've REFUSED To Be ******...
Or Let Chickens... DISTURB...

The Vibe That I...
Have Lived To FIND...

DISMISSES Trials.....................
And...... HARDER Times........... !!!

From EVER Becoming...
A Part of Something...
I'm... PARTY TO... !!!

See Trials Have PROVED...
That Who You CHOOSE...
To Be Down With Your Moves...

Is Key To KEEPING Your Vibe COOL... !!!

Instead of Making Moves With Crews...
Whose Interests Do NOT INCLUDE YOU... !!!

THINK It Through... !!!
Trials You've Been Through...
And ERRORS... PROVE...
That We Must Take Note...
of... Our Life's Quotes...

Because Our DUD Notes...
Are Things That... SHOW...

A BETTER WAY For Us To Go... !!!

Because As I Said...
At The Beginning of...
This INSPIRED Poem.... !!!!!

One of Life's GREATEST Correctors...
When You Think About It... IS...

...... Trial And Error......
Indeed, there have been many trials and errors in my life, which inspired this write ......
Mark Wanless May 2021
oh vajrapani
you **** my errors and faults
i want you here now
Theanm Ankh Apr 2021
His lover has the saddest eyes
A misty grey under a heavy blue
And he’ll see her again at sunrise.

Their love some seem to despise
Thinking of it as a ****** taboo
His lover has the saddest eyes

Though no one seems to empathize
No one’s aware of their little rendezvous
And he’ll see her again at sunrise.

He knows she’ll be hidden under a clever disguise
But he won’t confuse her with just another heart’s statue
His lover has the saddest eyes.

You couldn't convince him of your lies
Of his leman his desire you could not subdue
And he’ll see her again at sunrise.

Love her until their hellos become goodbyes
From the moment he’d set eyes on her to his final adieu
His lover has the saddest eyes
And see her again at sunrise
I got a B-, it was too long.
Kama Nov 2020
I ask do you care
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I knew this before
You ruined me to the core
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