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Jack's Feeling of Rejection
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Icon 1 posted October 05, 2003 00:58      Profile for Jack's Feeling of Rejection   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post 
I think we should have an area where we can share our poetry. I'm a very sentimental guy, edging on gay, and I find poetry is a good way to express my emotions.

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Does being sentimental make you gay? I think that's absurd. Only being sentimental about men (in a sexual way) does the trick there.

A good idea. Perhaps this should become a potry thread (or short poetic prose). Post some if you wish.

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Icon 1 posted October 05, 2003 13:26      Profile for d3m057h3n35     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In fact, here're two "poems."

Fleeing Brightly

it is dark where you live
a city of only half-realized dreams
and unnoticed nobility.
will we trudge on
through the technicolor twilight
only to see that victorious
is the sound of the fury-
or perhaps there will be a pause
on the open darkling plain
as a clear sky above us
showers us generously with rain

07h28m15s (ante meridian)

3 September, 2003.

gently startled
Tue Sep 23 2003 9:23:53 pm
12.250.2.197

i sit in an empty room,
devoid of walls, floor
and ceiling, staring out a
window that doesn't exist,
wishing to walk through
a door that never was.
such is the power of
imagination over substance.

plato and aristotle,
arguing unintelligibly
over tea, bickering
without end over a reality
that exists yet does not.
i find myself surrounded
by monochrome globes
of pure darkness and pure
light, perhaps this relates
to that aphorism:

cogito ergo sum

yet what of, i think therefore
am not? a possibility in the
infinite realms of the improbable?
merely a roaming quondam phone.
in a kitchen, a cat laps milk
noisily, and i scarf down a breakfast
of clarified emotions, distilled
carefully over the long night.

"o, to sleep, perchance to dream..."

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poetry might go in the love section somewhere already

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Will our 31337 poetry and code poetry be allowed as well? [crazy] [Big Grin]

In any case it would be very nice to have a home for poetry of all sorts. (There are actually some threads here with some poetry if you wish to do a search. [Smile] )

d3m057h3n35: Thank you for sharing those poems. [Smile] The second one somewhat reminds me of Neuromancer with the technicolor sky. Very cool and descriptive imagery. [Smile]

May the source be with you,
-Shadow

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thanks, shadow. 1337 poetry, eh? intriguing. here're two more poems.

limbo/acquiescence
Tue Sep 30 2003 10:36:04 pm

rightfully, there are things
in this world that may drive
anyone to madness, but none
so powerful as time.
inescapable, fateful, erratic,
everpresent, absent, abstract,
concrete, endless, finite,
stable, objective, impatient,
indifferent, friendly,
irritating, soothing,
different, same,
envious???

simultaneity, no longer possible,
gives way to that demon
relativity, pervading everything
until reality decomposes.
do we create time, our does it exist
outside our minds? a pretty
conundrum that is. would it really
feel any different if everything
just happened all completely at once?
perhaps it would: a reduction in
the difficulty of life, cancelled
out by its subsequent ease.

it's all just a give and take, after all.

strive into darkness
Fri Sep 19 2003 11:08:33 pm

it's a gentle desolation
that i rest within,
transitory, i think,
perhaps here to stay.

will we ever know?

what a question,
it flashes and flickers
as if it had its own
answer.
your planet spins
in velvety darkness,
occupied by reckless
ambiguity that will
never be solved.
unnoticed, lonely,
points of light shine
brightly with jealousy.
one is interested in their
world solely. a pity.

those mad midnight musings,
dug from the pit of
consciousness, will melt
away as most things do.
they are missed, but the loss
is half gain in any case.

so strive into darkness,
do not go gentle into that good night.
forge ahead. uselessly if need be!
to stop is to see, to see is to fall.

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quote:
Originally posted by Shadow: Will our 31337 poetry and code poetry be allowed as well?
leet poetry is not allowed. Leet's whole point seems to be to separate people rather than communicate, hence it is antithetical to poetry. Code poetry, however, is fine.
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WTF?!
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They type in leet speak
Illusions of uber-cool
Foolish script kiddies
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hehe english translation

l33tgeist

for hackers
for geeks
for all techie tweakers

l33t's funny
l33t's freaky
expressive and cheeky

fear not the l33t
for it is sweet

my point is that I happen to use l33t to express ideas that cannot be adequately expressed in regular language. phrases like "ph33r m3" take on a whole new connotation when compared to their bland english counterpart "fear me" It's the next evolution of english... resistance is fu71L3

so how many years do you think it will be before l33t starts showing up in dictionaries just like words like phat etc.

I'm betting on around 2-3, though in its addition one key component of l33t will be lost, its variable spellings for any given word and variable symbols for any given sound.

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Sorry, I just don't see it happening. Some basics like 'l33t' might make it in, but for the most part, it's just not that seriously used. It looks rather immature, and is hard to type.

w.r.t. 'ph33r m3' vs. 'fear me': If you're on my network, and I say "fear me," you should (and probably will) be worried. I say this largely because you won't hear me say "fear me," and I'm not a malicious/malevolent person. I do have a good deal of resources available to me, and do not need alphanumerics (and piss poor spelling) to back my abilities.

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Well ya can't take it seriously ;p its l33t for crapsake! The atrocious spelling is intentional. I always take it as somewhat akin to talking trash with friends. It's not seriously used, well not by me at least, just fun and games. Apparently some suffer more resentment to l33t though. I'm sort of curious as to the reason. It can't just be the difficulty of typing in it or the spelling. anyone? maybe this ought to be a topic of its own...

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l33t makes you look/sound like a fucking idiot, plain and simple.

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quote:
Originally posted by Orpheus:

my point is that I happen to use l33t to express ideas that cannot be adequately expressed in regular language. phrases like "ph33r m3" take on a whole new connotation when compared to their bland english counterpart "fear me"

Quite right. Unfortunately, most people read the connotation as "Oh, there goes another teenage virgin living in their parent's basement who either doesn't know or can't be bothered to write proper English.".

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dm97 could be on to something here: a haiku section...
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quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
dm97 could be on to something here: a haiku section...

Yeah, I was going to post a couple of them, but never quite got to it. I think my girlfriend might vouch for the fact that I have a decent like of them.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
dm97 could be on to something here: a haiku section...

Yeah, I was going to post a couple of them, but never quite got to it. I think my girlfriend might vouch for the fact that I have a decent like of them.
Right now she's just happy to see that you're still alive and capable of typing. [Wink]

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Point blank shot
by __ _____

Like robbing a bank,
she aimed at me.
Point blank.

To fire, she dared
To sting my flesh
As if I cared

The threat, a rubber band gun.
Fear in my eyes,
was the real fun.

The game to play,
were it not me,
was hunter and prey.

She stared for fear,
probing, gazing for weakness
returned only, another peer

staring back. tense.
the entire world,
each other’s presence.

And then did I smile
back she smiled, grin for grin
for that little while

Her eyes sparked
her aim still true, and
my heart was, marked

Later we danced
Fast, slow and again
Eyes locked, in a trance

Our own personal romance

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Panting, out of breath
Just ran between the buildings
My IT day over

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flying far above
a boiling ocean of sound,
waves sweep my ears

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Something cynical:
In here since eight am
Banging my head on the wall
When can I go home?

And more poetic:
Golden aspen leaves
Scattered over the green grass
As the fall breeze blows

Sun on the water
Against the mountain's backdrop
Why anywhere but here?

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Caffeine rules me life,
CS is all I will play,
computers owns you.

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A seraphim's tears
could never taste as sweet
as your liver

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A cool breeze blows
Across the drying leaves
Outside my bedroom window

The first flake falls
A crystal spinning in infinity
I doze beneath blankets

Rain paterns the water
On this crisp autumn evening
Beneath the stone bridge

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Coffee Geek we
all welcome you
back

The autumn chill
in our hearts is
lifted

and we all say

hello

(unless we are new to the forum and know you
not)

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