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Jeff Lewis Oct 5
Very much, I want
to write something really grand
and deep
and profound.
Something that will make
the reader gasp at its erudition
But, so often,
we don't get what we want.
So, what is it that I need?
Erudition-- I found that fancy word in my thesaurus.

I think thesauruses are really cool tools, but really!? Erudition?
Big Virge Sep 29
"Arrogance" ... or ...
"Self-Belief" .... ??????  

Which of These ... ?  
Is Part of ... ME ... ?  
  
I Have An Idea ... !!!  
But ... What Do You See ... ?  
  
Some Have Said ...  
  
They See ... VANITY ... !!!!!  
  
Well For Many Years ...  
I Saw ..... **** ......  
  
Cos' That's What People ...  
........ Said To Me ........  
  
BIG NOSE ... BIG LIPS ...  
And .... " CroOKed Teeth " ....  
and YES .... Dark Skin ....  
Make Me ... COMPLETE ...  
  
But Nazis And ....  
Those In ... " White Sheets " ...  
Don't Think That .... I ....  
Should Walk The Streets .... !!!  
  
That's Why I NOW ....  
Have ... " SELF BELIEF " ... !!!!!  
  
NOT ... Arrogance ... !!!  
Or ...... " VANITY " ..... !!!!!
  
You Should Check ...  
Your ... " HIS-Story " ...  
  
I'm NO LONGER Gonna Be ...
........ Made To Feel ........  
  
Like I'm ... " **** " ... !!!!!  
  
By ... ANYONE ...  
Who's ... Fearing Me ...  
Because of Things ...  
They Hear Me Speak ...  
  
.... " YES " ....  
I Am ... SMART ... !!!!!  
And Have ... " BEAUTY " ... !!!!!  
  
Outside and ...  
Inside of ... ME ... !!!  
  
I Move With GRACE ...  
And ...... " DIGNITY " ........  
  
And Maintain THIS ....  
  
....... humility ........  
  
That's ... SELF-BELIEF ... !!!  
NOT .... " Vanity " .... !!!!! ....  
  
How Dare You Try ...  
To Say That's ... ME ... !!!!!  
  
ALI ... Showed Blacks ...
...... How To Be ...... !!!  
  
He Spoke His Mind ...  
And Touched Mankind ... !!!!!  
  
YES ... " Black and White " ...  
  
Even When They ....
.... " Criticised " .... !!!!!  
  
But Nowadays ....  
Those SAME White Guys ... ?  
Have Now .... Accepted ....  
  
He Was .... " WISE " ....  
  
... And ...  
  
" SHOCKED THE WORLD !!! " ...
  
When He Won Fights ...  
And PROVED His Words ...  
Were ... NOT JUST Rhymes ... !!!!!  
  
Some ... Would Say ...  
He Was ... " ARROGANT " ... !!!!!!  
  
Well ...  
I Would Say ...  
  
He Used BRAVADO ...
For ... " Defence " ... !!!  
  
While ... Many Think ...  
That Pounds and Pence ...  
Or ......... Even Worse ............  
  
YES ... Dollars and Cents ... !!!  
Make Them .... FEEL ....  
A Sense of .... " Strength " ....  

Kind of Like .... THOSE ....  
  
In .... " Parliament " .... !?!  
  
It's NICE To Hear ...  
  
... " A Compliment !!! " ...  
  
But ...  
If You Don't Want To ...  
  
DON'T GIVE ME ONE ... !!!  
  
Trust Me Son .....  
  
I'll ... Do It MYSELF .... !!!!!!!  
  
It Helps Me COPE ...  
With ... "My Problems" ...  
And ... Problems People ...  
Have With ..... ME ......  
Like Saying ... I'm Full of ...  
  
...... " VANITY " ...... !!!!!!  
  
That's ... NOT ME ... !!!  
  
But ...
Is That ... YOU ... ???  
  
Do You Feel ... ?  
You ... Have To PROVE ...  
That You're ... STRONG ...  
Just Like .... KING KONG .... !?!  
  
Don't You ... REMEMBER ... ?!?  
What Happened To Him ... !!!!!  
  
Women and Men ...
Should ... " OVER-stand " ... !!!!!  
  
You're Told You're WEAK .... !!!  
By ....  Government Man ....  
To Make You ... Feel ...  

That ...  
You Should Be ... PLEASED ... !!!  
  
That ...  
  
You Don't Have To BEG ...  
For Your ... Daily Meal ... !!!!!!!  
  
When ... MANY People ... !!!  
Get A ... " RAW DEAL " ... !!!!!!  
  
So ...
How Do Those Words ... ?  
Make You ..... " FEEL " ..... !?!  
  
I WON'T ... "conceal" ... !!!  
But Will ... REVEAL ... !!!!!!!  
  
The Man ... I See ... !!!!!  
  
A Man of ... Words ...  
Who Has Now ... Learned ...  
  
To Believe In ... " ME " ... !!!!!!  
  
NOT .... " Society " .... !!!!!!  
  
Cos' ... "Society" ...  
DOESN'T ... Want To See ... !!!  
  
A Man Like Me ...  
USE .... " Poetry " ....  
To Make Individuals ...  
Finally SEE ...

That ... "SELF BELIEF" ...  
  
ISN'T .... Vanity .... !!!!!!!  
  
Take A Look In Your Mirror ...  
And ... When You See ...  
  
An ... ARROGANT Glimmer ...  
Let VANITY ... " simmer " ...  
And Drift ........ Awaaaaaaayyyyyyy ................................................  
  
Like .....  
  
Watching Kids Play .....  
On A .... " Beautiful Day " .... !!!!!  
  
These Are .... " Words "  
To .... Help You Sway ...  

Your Mind .... AWAY ....  
From ................................................ " ARROGANT WAYS " ... !!!!!!

See ....... SELF BELIEF .......  
Can Give ... Relief  ...  
  
And May Just HELP ...  
Your Mind To ... " REACH " ... !!!!!  
  
A Place of .... " HOPE "  
And ..... " Inner Peace " ......  
  
My Thanks Go Out ...  
To The ... " Master Jeff " ... !!!  
And The ... " Henry Family " ... !!!!!  
  
For Showing Me .... " LOVE " ....  
When I WASN'T ... " Loving Me " ... !!!!!  
  
These Are Words ...  
That Bring ... " Tears to my Eyes " ...  

Cos' They Take My Mind ...
Back To ... " Sad Times " ...
I Have Had ... "Within My Life" ... !!!
  
But Now I'm ... UP ... !!!!!!  
And Willing To ... FIGHT ... !!!!!!!!  
  
For .... " Peace and Love " ...  
Within ... " My Life " ... !!!
  
"Mum, rest in PEACE !  
I LOVE YOU STILL !  
More than any, Dollar Bill !"    
  
So Folks ....  
Let Me Ask You ?  
  
What Do You See ... ?  
  
An ... ARROGANT MAN ...  
of ..... " VANITY " ......  
  
Or A Man Who's ...  
... "EMBRACING" ....  
  
.... " SELF BELIEF " .... ?
Two, VERY DIFFERENT Things, in my opinion.
Di Verce Sep 21
Deer.
All they care about is *******, fighting, and eating.
Just like you
Pretend humans.
Deer.
It's art dear
Di Verce Sep 19
All they worship
Is ****** ******* on candies
Talk about something real
Rather than your endless narcissistic trivialities
Your shiny objects
Your **** of children, creating them for amusement, like they're pets
Like you own them
They're not yours!
The world needs fewer pets
The world needs fewer YOU

Quit drooling over vanities
Or die of thirst
Ye creators only of desert
Stare at the people around you, unloved
Not at the ceiling, and some ***** you lust after
That ain't beauty
It's filth

Corrupt my world further
And I will spare no mercy
**** on that lollipop
Princess Selfish
Northern Poet Sep 14
My timeline is filled
With self indulgent selfies
Searching for gratification
And self satisfaction
Need to get an instant reaction
Some social media traction
There's no time for distraction
From this digital attraction
You can't get enough
Of the interaction
1,000 poses in your camera roll
Narcissists are taking control

It doesn't matter
What the time
Come wind, rain
Snow or shine
Just make sure
You look devine
Lick your lips
You're looking fine
Flip the camera
And strike a pose
Making sure
Everybody knows
Here's your next
Digital daily dose
Does it really matter
Which ******* filter you chose?
I feel like I've lost my soul
Narcissists are taking control

The bathroom
Is the perfect spot
Take your picture
Before you Photoshop
Bunny ears
And a rainbow smile
Frogs legs
And a crocodile
Snapping away
Well all the while
You could have been
Down the Curry Mile
Instead you're out there
On your own
Sat at home
On your ******* phone
Sharing pictures
With people you don't know
You'll end up on the ******* dole
Narcissists are taking control

1,000 poses in your camera roll
Mirror selfies
And online trolls
Constantly searching
To find your soul
There's no way out
Of this black hole
Just one more post
On your way home
Narcissists are taking control
Keerthi Sep 10
on a Saturday morning
casuals to school
on a street
a vendor with a straw basket
selling flowers
two for five
wrapped in a damp cloth
dahlias in merlot and pink
roses in yellow and red
mother bargains
two for three
on silky braids
pink dahlia perched
like a microphone
mother laughs
at the grinning beauty.
He imagines her now
as she was then:
slim, fine of bust,
dark of hair,
an icon
of those lesser men.

That gaze she had,
the way her eyes
followed each
as they came to view,
and in their dreams,
to touch,
and imagine doing,
in their heads,
such and such.

She smiled her smile
and lesser men
conceived themselves
now wed, and pretended
in their lesser heads,
taking her to bed.

She would whisper words
seductively, each word
wrapped in silk of breath,
which ****** in many,
and some were ******
to death.

He saw her
some weeks ago,
with little beauty left,
gone to fat or seed,
half blind she sees too little,
and half what she remembers
is lost in myth
in corridors of long ago,
and her pace is not
what it was,
but rather slow.

She never married,
but played the field
and played the game,
never faithful, never loved,
nor knew its feel
in wedded bed at night
with kisses
and embrace' s hold;
she is no longer young,
but old.
ALesiach Jul 24
ensnared by her beauty
she stares into the looking glass
vanity is her bliss


ALesiach © 05/22/2016
acacia Jul 16
My tears boil in a kettle over the stovetop, and it whistles
but I don't move for
I am in my own dreamland, it is safe here

In a world of my own I won't have to cry
about not being enough, about not having enough
In my land there won't be any competition,
all of the races will already be finished
My heart will be so big it covers me from head to toe;
every perimeter I walk on I will pump blood into the dirt of the gnolls and dales, nutrition and vitamins fed to every inanimate and animate thing: there is no distinction in my world

I want to be blind to the outisde world,
my eyes shrouded with shimmers and mink fur
I want cherry blossoms to cover each apple on my body,
marigolds shielding my honeydews and my backside
So that when I wake up in my bed huddled in blankets,
warm skin against fresh sea-shelled shell sheets, I can
shower in rain every single morning, bathe in the clearest
puddles every single night

For skin I'd have pink, violet, and (my favorite shade of) blue petals,
for eyes I'd have the smoothest pebbles
My hair would be cascading billowing streams of blue sky
I'd sew grass blades into lingerie, I'd take the Moon and crush her into gemstones
All in this world of my own

I can have wings for swimming
I can have flippers instead of feet
I can have a tail for flying
All in this world of my own

In my dreamland where it's safe:
I'm being hugged by the clouds
I'm dressed in a sweater stitched with the threads of Our dreams,
shoes made of puddles of tears from the lazy yawn instead of pain from my heart;
my heart can be my own heart, my heart can be my heart
My heart will feel only my love and my heart will give only my love

I could freely be selfish with the birds above me,
with the bees that hover the waterbed,
with the smells that linger near me,
and the trees that grow under my feet:

I won't have to share the love around me,
I won't have to give my love that feeds me
In this world that I have created,
I will only have eyes for my world, and my world will only have eyes for me
In this world that I have created,
the world can love me and I can love it back

O, in a world of my own . . .

Though it seemed like motion-sickness, the kettle is no longer whistling and the people around me yell and ask, "What is wrong with you? Why did you leave the kettle on?"

I fly away from them, onto the punch-red sofa
I sit
O, in a world of my own . . .
I wrote the original a couple months ago but only recently rewrote it

I wrote this because we all want to be selfish sometimes. This is a result of that want, that thought to be away from everyone and selfishly have your own land only to you

in our worlds, we all can be whoever we want, do whatever we want because we are not stars, no, we are comets (gods)
Ormond Jul 6
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Lear wanders in stormy open, bares warring elements,
The heavens blister, crackle, night is balmy shroud,
Wretched monarch babbles in sprinkles of wind cold,
Arguments lost by ones own pouring perturbations
And raining sky said 'nothing will come from nothing.'

Howl, howls into blackness treed in lightning splits,
His outcast soul, reels, fleshed, cut to smithereens,
Tang of salt burns on the bluffs and the sea rages,
So entire and ceremonious is Lear's fall meted out,
Air spoke, 'nothing from nothings ever yet was born.'

Sky proclaimed to man child King, here is a reckoning,                            
Each mad choice was self infliction, now wind flays
And sweet Cordelia lies in her innocent **** grave,
Sky, in thralls of thundering asks, 'what say thee now,
King of highborn follies, even purple heaths are rags,

Yet black and above you and night shades, whine,
Unworthy King, done in by compounded effects,
The might of maelstroms in low butterflies wings,
How now, bare trees, knifing reeds, skeletal flashes,
To rains of night are ever your lanyards my lord,'

Sad Lear so near oblivion fell mute, sky went on,
'Howl and cry mad King your reaper calls beyond,
The icy brisk heavens await to brusque you away,
Your slipshod kingdom was mere and fools' dream,
Howl, til howls abrupt abate, for nothing now comes.'
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King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare in which the titular character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.
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