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    Default September Shorts, Songs and Sonnets

    For all the time I've spent here, this may be my first thread creation.

    It's September - a schizophrenic sort of month. "I'm Fall!" "I'm Summer!" "No, you're Autumn!" The month of the harvest moon (usually that is, because that unfaithful Luna strays into October sometimes if only to screw with September's mind). It separates the warm and cold, play and work (school), young and old (for those with b-days in the month).

    With all that happening, who needs a better time to create and to share?

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    Seems like the conflict never ends.
    As if itís been there from the beginning
    and it will continue on
    feeding on the shadows of emotions
    even after one of us is beaten.

    Seems like the battle rage stays longer.
    While the triggers pull lighter.
    Your slightest utterance is like gasoline
    Fueling the fever,
    Ever hungry and ever blind.

    Since I donít know what you are struggling with
    And you donít know what Iím fighting against,
    When we come together again,
    after licking our wounds,
    it can only be war.

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    all i gotta say at this point is how excited i am reading the CC threads again.

    looking forward to the cooler climate!
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    It's ideological, they say, why
    aggression culminates in violence,
    how two parties fight for domination

    of territory, how the only tangible results
    of war are splintered homes and hungry civilians.
    Though the maneuvers took years,

    though terror shook through their flesh,
    opposing rows of soldiers reached
    for swords, bows, fire

    as flags whispered their allegience
    to the whipping winds.
    Ride, men; ride for all men!

    And they stoked the columns of parting dust
    that choked both steed and enemy
    as they mounted an offense.

    And so in this diary I mark the death of dogma,
    the toll of tenet and love skewered by time,
    to leave an account of the frailest fallen.

    It is a Saturday at 7pm, and his suitcases
    are by the front door. This is
    the casualty of divorce:

    the one barefoot child in her pink nightgown,
    pushing a strand of hair from her eyes,
    who asks her weeping father,

    "Aren't you going to be my daddy anymore?"

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    Default A short

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    Elemental Love Part I

    The soil crumbles easily, where you were born,
    trickling through my hand.
    Too much sand, I suppose, but I was never
    Good at analyzing dirt
    Good at making the perfect home
    Good at wishing for more.

    Iíd say you grew up well,
    But you didnít grow, you sprung
    From the ground fertilized with the sacrifice
    Of my blood
    Of my tears
    Of my hopes.

    Kneeling before you, inhaling of you.
    That hypnotizing lotus flower scent, wafting towards me
    Then carrying me aloft with invisible wings
    Higher and higher to the top of the world
    Where you leave me to fall, screaming,
    Until my lungs freeze with the fearling.
    A plummeting nightmare that lasts a second, an eternity.

    My body plows into the soil,
    laid to rest in a deathly furrow.
    Waiting, undisturbed, for the chance
    To create you
    To be destroyed
    To fulfill my purpose again.

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    Default Free Verse

    After staring at my nails a while
    I write down a few choice words,
    all the usual metaphors for all the usual
    poetic stuff: rain as change, fences for progress.

    Before long I have crossed my arms and leaned back,
    inevitably making my wooden chair squeak,
    and soon my mind is throwing open the looming
    castle doors to the wide moor of possibilities.

    Lightning breaches an inked sky to fire
    fields of gold.

    There is just one swan swimming on the black lake,
    gathering white fog to her feathers for warmth,
    an omnipresent moon gliding alongside her,
    broken.

    This is no villanelle. The only meter is that
    of my keyboard while I type. I pause to sip my wine,
    to allow the swan to spread her wings and loft
    just above the water's gentle lapping.

    It's just a poem, I say, as my sigh
    whirs through a willow. Just a poem.
    Her branches gracefully graze the swan's back
    on her long migration back
    to the hidden nest deep within my mind.

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    Happy Birthday Nodon!

    Who needs cake?
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    No cake needed as long as this is waiting at the end.



    Gracias, el hombre arana.

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    There are a few more days in September... just enough time to post a few shorts, songs, or sonnets. Perhaps an Elemental Love Part 2, 3, and 4? (If I read it correctly, we should end with earth, wind, fire, and rain?) Or maybe some comments about birthdays?

    *a girl can dream

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