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Malloon's Attempts at Creativity; Or whatever springs to mind.
Topic Started: Apr 26 2017, 11:58 AM (161 Views)
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Since I've been working on a few things for some time now and I've never had the chance to share them or have them critiqued, I thought I might share them here.

First: Poetry. Before you CTRL + W in disgust, I think I can honestly say none of my things are important, meaningfull, or "reject the fleeting illusion of love and show what it truely means to be", whatever that means (Note: Quote not attributed to anyone. I just made it up. Put down those torches and pitchforks, please, my strawman's flammable.) This is just me putting words together and trying to make that sound good.

I've written poems in both English and German, and I know a fair portion of the site is/speaks German, but a fair portion isn't/doesn't, so I don't know if it's worth it to post the latter.

Anyway, here's one of my first attempts. It's not much, but I like it for what it is.

A Cloudy Sky

The grey light forgets all purpose.
It sits, dangling its head indoors.
The still air numbs its clammy mind,
disracts it from its uselessness.

A narrow breeze moves between trees.
A quiet sky wreaths silent shores.
The sun, and clouds it hides behind,
are reflected in slate-grey seas.

Windows let in an empty waste.
Fluorescent sunlight seeps inside.
The only life survives on screens,
but leaves a pale blue aftertaste.

Like clouds the hours pass us by:
slowly, like time itself has died;
and yet, as goes with all life's scenes,
eventually they say goodbye.

The setting sun gives some relief.
It weaves a golden work of art.
But soon the darkness engulfs all
and drowns the calming leitmotif.

The night forgoes to gift me sleep,
though weariness contains my heart.
“No more...“ I sigh, a hopeless call,
that fails to wake the silent deep.

Edited by Malloon, Apr 26 2017, 11:58 AM.
V6 Character:
Benjamin "Squirrel" Lichter [ ~ / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / > ] - You'll find him in the clouds.
V7 Characters:
Chloe Bruges [ - ] - You'll find her doing math.
Joseph "Joey" Quintero - You'll find him writing speaches.
Keith Rogers - You'll find him out with his gang.

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Malloon
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Hey, thanks Espi!
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Benjamin "Squirrel" Lichter [ ~ / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / > ] - You'll find him in the clouds.
V7 Characters:
Chloe Bruges [ - ] - You'll find her doing math.
Joseph "Joey" Quintero - You'll find him writing speaches.
Keith Rogers - You'll find him out with his gang.

In the unlikely event you want to use my characters...
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Aw, thanks RC. I'll see what I can do.

Edit: Alright, I was pondering whether to post something old, or something unfinished. I decided old; at least then I have the excuse of it having been written a few years back.

23:01

Wer, wie, was, warum?
Wer fahrt noch um diese Zeit?
Hundert Gesichte erblicken sich;
Hundert Geschichten verstecken sich,
im Gedankengut,
im Lebensblut,
einer schlafenden Stadt.
Edited by Malloon, Apr 28 2017, 04:16 AM.
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Benjamin "Squirrel" Lichter [ ~ / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / + / > ] - You'll find him in the clouds.
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Chloe Bruges [ - ] - You'll find her doing math.
Joseph "Joey" Quintero - You'll find him writing speaches.
Keith Rogers - You'll find him out with his gang.

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This was my first real attempt at a sonnet. Here goes:

Courtship

Ere the years we go apart
do suffer our indignance:
Throw thyself into my heart
and slay its ghastly tenants.

Weep I shall, for free from pain,
I thought I would be never.
Love will form, a binding chain
that death itself won't sever.

If you left me for another,
even if it were my brother,
he would die with terror laden.

For I need your sweet embraces:
touching hearts, and hands, and faces.
So tell me, what says't thee, maiden?


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Thoughts?
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V7 Characters:
Chloe Bruges [ - ] - You'll find her doing math.
Joseph "Joey" Quintero - You'll find him writing speaches.
Keith Rogers - You'll find him out with his gang.

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