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Poetry in the Short Story and Collaborative Writing Forums

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posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 04:49 AM
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Love the imagary and the feel of being carried along
Great twist at the end

posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 10:34 AM
Could poets be persuaded to start a single thread each for a collection of their poems?

Example: if I had a handful of poems (don't worry, I haven't) I could start a thread entitled 'Berenike's Poetry Collection' and put all my existing and future poems in there.

I wouldn't want to see a writer's work getting lost amongst any comments received so perhaps each poet could use a coloured font for their poems.

Something else that might be handy is any threads containing a single poem could have [Poem] in the title to make them easily distinguishable from short stories. After all nobody objects to doing something similar for the story competitions.

Anyway, just trying to be helpful and avoid staff having to decide on the merits of individual poems every time a thread is started.

edit on 2-10-2016 by berenike because: clarification

posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 10:50 AM

originally posted by: berenike

Could poets be persuaded to start a single thread each for a collection of their poems?

You mean like this?

I know it's in CW, but such threads can exist here in SS as well.

posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 11:01 AM
a reply to: masqua


I just wanted to take the opportunity to remind you what a great moderator you are,
This issue ruffled a lot of feathers it seems,but you have managed this affair with grace.

edit on 2-10-2016 by Mike Stivic because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 11:27 AM
a reply to: Mike Stivic

Thanks, meathead.

I've a lot of respect for the creative instinct in not only our membership, but out in the world as well. If there is anything which makes our lives bearable, it is art in its many forms.

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 02:44 AM
Darkness grooms the night
Savage in nature
It claws it's way
Into the area
Of Life

Chasing me
Cornered by it's trance
I fell into oblivion
Now i see
The Truth it held

Finality in all
It's glorified tales
What we're fed
This infinite end
We endure together

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 03:08 PM
False roots bear rotten fruit,
Yet you continue too refuse the truth,
And gorge until you puke,
While you kneel In your pew,
Praying for a clue,
Your angle remains obtuse,
So you repeat the abuse,
On the level,
There can be no above without below,
And the devil,
Is the adversary,or the oar that you row,
Your WILL is the boat,
So you can simply sink,
Or strive to stay afloat.


posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 05:34 AM
Seething hateful angry stench
Watching closely bastard wretch
Damning evil angry man
Worm you are from
Potters hell
Seething like a demon
From the depths of
Your own imagination
You spew upon those who
identify not with your
Dankened crude ideals
Deceit it falls from your
lips like dripping honey
on a dark and vile
anger ridden night.
Goodnite sweet prince
goodnite Spew no more
upon me thou tatter
feathered shilandie.

posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 10:36 AM
a reply to: masqua

So, if a member posts a poem, in the forums listed, as a thread in its own right, as used to be the norm, will that thread be closed, or moved?

I only ask, because I thoroughly objected to it last time one of my poems was forcibly ejected from where it actually belonged, and placed in Chit Chat, and to the subsequent funneling of poems into a single, failed thread. Frankly speaking, I am in no fit state to question how the product of my psychological damage will be treated by the staff and the site structure. If there is any doubt whether what I post is going to be respected enough to be left where the hell I put it, its probably better if I do not contribute, because otherwise I will find it impossible to interact with the website as a whole, for my own protection.

I am in an extremely delicate mental state, such that I need no help what so ever in finding myself the wrong side of the line, so some absolute clarity would be appreciated.

posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 11:45 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit

Knowing your ability to write coherent, thoughtful and sensitive posts, I also know that your reading comprehension is quite above the normal.

As I stated in the OP:

What will NOT be allowed are threads or posts with zero to minimal effort. If there is an indication that members are posting what amounts to purple poetry as 'love letters' to fellow members, they will be removed going forward. If someone posts anything which is deemed against the T&C's, it will also be removed. If a thread is posted which is deemed minimal, staff will judge on its merits and may, or may not, move it to BTS.

The Writing forums are for testing your writing skills, not for testing staff.

I believe in a certain standard within the Writing Forums so that it might maintain its place on the main page and not in BTS.

I hope this is understandable.

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 11:53 AM
This is, really, just an odd string of thoughts I had. Yes, a love poem (I use that term loosely) of sorts.

You are my favorite novel and
I always come back to reread you.

The worn cover that is your armor
is beautiful
and speaks of your many journeys.
The leather feels warm and coarse in my hands
as I run my fingertips over it.
The weight is precise and balanced.
Your spine still strong despite the years of
wandering and drifting.

As I turn your first pages, I am spellbound once again.
I never grow tired of your words and
am captivated
by every new thought you invoke
and the imagery you create.

I’m carried away to a place and time
that doesn’t exist but in my mind.
I am humbled and powerless
as my world stops spinning.
Entranced by your stories.
Hypnotized by the plot.
In love with the characters.
Bated breath for your point of view.

Unable to put you down I drink.
You’ve become my sustenance
and my poison.
I read until the words stop and I am,
once again, renewed and breathless.
for another chapter.

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 12:55 PM
a reply to: TNMockingbird

That was beautiful! Thank you for sharing that with us! I think that one deserves it's own thread to call home, seriously.

It reads on many levels, and the ending was romantic and sweet with a dose of optimism ! Very well written.


posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 01:20 PM
a reply to: Mike Stivic

Thank you Mike, you get it!

I was hoping that someone would understand the 'levels' I attempted and sincerely meant.

posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 07:31 PM
S.A.D. (It must be!)

Intense and arrant sadness
seems to be growing within my soul.
The cutting words from a sharpened tongue
can certainly take their toll.
The poisoned well
from which we both drink
clouds our judgement
and from a simple touch
we shrink.

To think now of the lies we’ve told,
the futures promised
lined with gold.
Judgement’s on its way,
she rides
and from her wrath
no one can hide.
The great avenger on her way.
She shows no mercy even this day.
It’s Karma, really, can’t you see?
We are doomed
both you and me.

Wrapped in darkness
enveloped in deceit
The blood of broken hearts
pooling at our feet
The cries from those
we’ll be leaving behind
Will achingly, for an eternity,
echo in our minds

To say we brought this on ourselves
won't lessen the pain
we inflicted on everyone else.
All because the truth was hard
and others hearts we failed
to guard.

posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 07:55 PM
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Beautiful and dark love poem, love it.

posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 08:10 PM
a reply to: Jennyfrenzy

Thank you.

posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 07:48 PM
Your fancy words and insincerities
could easily bring me to my knees
You wielded your words like a pointed sword
and soon, with the game, you became bored

Is this the point that we jump off?
Is this where we reckon all that’s lost?
To the point of no return we’ve gone,
to all that’s left and all we’ve become

Look above and glimpse, now, below
We’ve become the sum of all we know
Clouds above, and fire charring our feet
The judge and jury we shall soon meet

Loved one’s talking look around and say
they never saw it ending another way
Two ships tossed around fighting against
a love so wretched and, yet, so intense

edit on 5-11-2016 by TNMockingbird because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 08:35 PM
So, sorry for 'using' ATS as my outlet at the moment.
I just happen to be here when I'm not anywhere else so...
This too shall pass.

I’m entrapped and entombed, buried in this cement.
You delivered my soul to darkness without my consent.
Evil preying over my weaknesses and feeding upon my heart.
It wasn’t long until my resolve and any hope I had fell apart.

To see you now smirking at me from across the room,
I smile as I breathe in your hatred and taste the impending doom.
There’s a war we are facing, against each other, now
fromthe remnants of a love, once consuming, we’ll soon disavow

Should I wave the white flag or call for a retreat?
Perhaps arm myself heavily and risk inevitable defeat?
I could easily wager it all but, your words are a poison pill.
Your army’s too great and they’re allegiant to your will.

Shall I stand and fight, for what is there now to be won?
We’re both prepared to battle upon ashes our lives have become.
Smoke in the distance, we leave damaged souls in our wake.
You believed the spoils of our war were only yours to take.

Oh, you are strong, impressive and your troops quite devout.
Long ago I, too, spilled my blood for you there is no doubt.
But, those days are long gone devoured by the massive storm you’ve become
and I’m no longer powerless against your spell, I will no longer succumb.

edit on 7-11-2016 by TNMockingbird because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:23 PM
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Wow Chirp, Tis is some POWERFUL Writing!!! Get it Outta Your system here! No faults or any problems with that Young Lady... Wishing You the best from Myself, and CCBears of course too... (((Hugs))) from Some Friends!!!

posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 09:14 PM
a reply to: SyxPak

Thanks Syx!

((hugs)) back!

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