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Poetry with a message, or; the Poetic Shill

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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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Specifically, poems that have a particularly uplifting or positive tone or message to them. Poems that foster unity or growth. Could include but is not limited to, love poems, spiritual poems, or even witty ones. Poetry that you feel has a definitive value, even if it's just to you.

Let's be shills for love through verse.

These are all ones I've written, from my hand to my heart. As such they are incredibly meaningful and uplifting for me personally.


Just sit back and watch the rythm go, drifting along on this unreal flow
Washed away by this tidal wave, Rest in Beats to my brother in the grave
Just relax, breathe, If you seek to be relieved, In the silence of your mind you will find your reprieve
Lost in the beauty of nujabes art, Keep an open mind for wisdom to impart
Stand up, be proud fight for your ground, Its in the struggle to breath that our strength is found
So shine your light in the darkness that abounds, its only out of evil that our love is found
It takes fear to make a brave step, By acting against corruption we get the perfect rep
Cmon, its easy, you'll see, proficiency is as easy as 123
Just start with what is known, and make yourself busy, Pretty soon you'll notice, life's getting fizzy
View yourself with an impartial eye, Lest you find yourself caught up in partial lies
Every day, make an effort as you climb out of bed, to try And clear out all the f***in junk in your head
Cmon, wear a smile, give up the crown! Loneliness is a hell where pride is found
Step outside the realm of your mind to consider your brother a one of a kind,
A unique individual much like yourself, a treasury of experimental wealth
Together we can make a front against corruption, united we will stand clear of consumption
United, not out of freedom or light, but in the struggle to be free to do what is right



Just give in to the beat
Let it rock through your soul
Its okay if your worried
Just keep pushing through
One word at a time the words will flow
Just keep writing and you can create
A vision that can inspire
The rise of empires
Let it move you
Don't resist
Feel the fear
Watch it pass
Move through the doubt
It will give up at the impasse
The idea will take you
Places you
Only dreamed of
And the vision is real
Its right there you see it
Your words flow from unity
Your voice transcribes the peace
Wander through
The valley of your mind
Follow the beat
And you will find
Like a wonderful dream
It will unfold
In ways never told
Until now

Listen, deeper:
The tides of creation await
You to knowingly communicate
Just keep going
When you feel lost
Just keep going
And it will go past
The beat lasts
Its beyond the seams
You could go through reams
Before you lost it entire
Its the will to go higher
That allows the universe to conspire
To make dreams transpire
All you need
Is to release the seed
Stay open, move so it can grow
Stagnation is the only killer
It stabs with fear and paralyzes with doubt
Its poison is malice
Just drink deep of the chalice
Of creativity
Renew your sensitivity
To all things magical and wondrous
Beautiful and true
It will ducking hurt then to
Wade in misery of the worlds creation


But if you can endure
You will shine and you will bring
A peace and love of unity that sings
Unites through song
United through beat
The melody of truth is yours to keep
Always it awaits
Even when you escape
Even when you hate
For you wander far
You resist even her
By habit, formed from hurt
By birth, its nature
But if you just keep going
You will see
She rewards your efforts
Peresistance is key
Just keep your eyes on the light
Keep the yearning alive
No matter how far you stumble
All through the night
Morning will cone
The dawn your victory
The truth will shine
And the lain will be history
Just push through despair
Try and stay open
Don't close yourself off
Cuz alone in your pen
You created to be numb
The fears only multiply
Alone with your monsters they will fester
Igborance makes them bitter
Inevitable the return
How much greater your demise
Its a horrible cycle
But escape is easy
The doors are open
Just follow that tiny voice
The one that speaks of love
Of unity in truth
Of beauty
Let it ducking shine
Then step outside of your mind
Help another soul
Who knows not where to go
Get them to stop and listen
To words that glisten
And get the ear pointed inward


Did you know
Any beauty comes from you
Yes you
Its all true
Your soul is the cue
To stop drop and... Roll
The journey is the goal
The process that unfolds
I parts knowledge that grows
Wondrous beauty it shows
Love and unity in prose
And in verse
It banished the perverse
So just stop and converse
With that sorrowful soul
Shine your light so they can see
Its not me bit you
You are the receiver of the flow
I can show only where to go
But don't follow me
I'm a lost dreamer
My heads in the clouds
And my hands aren't cleaner
My words may shine
But you are the receiver
My words are for you
That you may rise into
Yourself and your soul
I need them just as much
So dont go thinking I know
Or have something you don't
Its in you, since you can see it
Its a part of you, if you can feel it

One more for now


Love is the one
Who shines so bright
That you cant help but feel
That your soul is being healed
And further compels
You to rise ever higher
Straining the limits of what you knew
Revealing hidden depths
Musty old rooms,
Forgotten treasures.
Love is the one
Who drags the demons from under the bed
And gives you the strength to defeat them
The one that throws wide the curtains
And lets the light in
Love is the one
Like a pathway to peace
Who eases the burden
And directs your sword
To the heart of the enemy
The one who can hold your soul in a glance
Who could destroy you with a word
But never would
Love is the one
That makes you dream of better things
And gives your feet the wings
To soar
The one who holds you when you fall
The one that cheers as you rise
The one that ignites the flame of your eyes
Love won't make everything okay
She doesn't have endless patience
She will require you to strive
And will understand if you fall
She might have to love you from afar,
She might have to retreat if you start sliding to far
But love will always be there
The shadow of your heart
The lingering in your soul
When you wander
She will call to you
Her words drifting
On the tide of the wind
When you hearken
When you weary of your burdens
And surrender to the call
She will come
Swiftly she will comfort you
Always whispering sweet
Encouragements
And truths.
Love is the one that will never turn away
Who will follow you as you roam through the night
Forever by your side.

My friends... Stop searching for love. Because it is you... It is you! Right there, in your heart... That soft sigh, can you hear it? Murmuring of truth and light... Of beauty and wonder...
Dare to dream, dare to listen.




posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: LucidWarrior

I can't take credit for this I don't even know the author.. I copied it into one of my journals  from one of my grandmothers poetry books when I was in my teens.

But I have found it inspirational over the years.


“still through our paltry stir and strife,
Glows down the blessed ideal,
And longing molds in clay what life,
Carves in the marble real,
To let the new life in desire opens the portal,
Perhaps the longing is what helps the soul to be immortal."

Also thanks for the thread


Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

I ve said it before I'll say it again: eloquence is not my gift XD

Thanks for the wonderful addition



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:54 PM
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Wonderful thread! I flagged and starred it earlier! Looking forward to more entries!



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

I know you've got some! Please say you'll try?



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:26 AM
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a reply to: LucidWarrior

When I'm feeling up to it.




posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:35 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Dealio!



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 06:57 PM
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The words are there, just underneath the seams, begging to be released. solemn, i answer the call with joy yet in my heart, I have been away and neglecting my duty but here they are still.

Time to put myself to the side,
and give into the rhyme.
try to release all the evil kept inside,
as i endure the test of time.
as i sit here with my feet crossed and my fingers flying
im trying to keep the thoughts from lying
i sit here in my head so overwhelmed
is the world spinning or just me?
oh, gee, i wander into philosophy
i wander here and there, think myself profound
if only, ive said, they would just listen!
then came a time
where i perceived a flaw inside
peering within, infinite in number
and they multiply!
oh, i write!
if only i would listen!
if only i could stop missing
the marks right in front of me
the goal is clear and the clock is ticking
seconds down the drain, and here in my brain
i look from here to there, but the path way is not clear
dark and dangerous, i will surely die
and yet, if i could just identify
the reason why
i feel as if to die
is because i am what i stand to lose
in order to gain my soul.

when clarity fades,
it is because you have glazed
over the truth; in a haze
you spend your days
rushing through
tunnelling clouds
and shifting sands.
alas! you percieve the light,
your being weeps
in joy your essence ignites.
that which grants wisdom
clarity and love
purpose and strength
and i yet turn away
from my own soul-my strength!

and yet i fight, even beneath the seems
i yet strain against the reams
which have seemed to bind me
with chains of my blunders making
the story yet goes on!
'the end' has not been written!
the grains are still in the hour glass!
look, can you feel it, the pressure of the pen
as it presses against the page?
can you feel the magical uncertainty,
the trembling possibility,
as the pen dances along, f
ollowing where the story has lead,
dancing forward one step at a time!

the voice of the muse, her voice so faint
yet so clear as i see the way revealed in front of me
whether i dance, or crawl, or have
to be dragged in by life
the call yet remains
i see a bit more everyday
i heard a name today
it was mine
i heard it in the sigh
that the morning sky makes as
it passes into day
i have seen
the tears of the moon
that pale orb
do you care to dance
to sing in the woods?
drawn in contortions, you exert
to the wind, your soul
burns in your skin
so alive?
can you come together
for a time,
to converse of the way
the night gives way to day?

what time, for me, to be on my way
care to follow as i wander today?
over hills of paper and rivers of ink
the landscape falls before my feet
time to speak of ink:
lost and alone but never afraid
the way seems to fade when you look away
keep your eyes in the light
breathe hope alive
stay relaxed
take my hand, if you cannot see
we shall take roads revealed to me
by way of pen we shall travel,
i think you will agree
nothing beats the right company
brought together by a tale
the energy revealed to be
commonwealth of spirit
the truce of the weary
the resolutely endurig
the weight of a shared smile
is worht so much more than gold
the sound of unity
peaceful breathe
joyful exhale
as i wander along i think in terms of words
i walk along the lines
travelling preset paths
think in defined ways
infinitely creative even in monotony
if only i could be
more often the me
that seems to be
so easily
connected



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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Wow Lucid! You have some awesome stuff in there! Certain lines really drew me in. I wish I could be more specific, but am feeling fatigued and rather blah and nervous about my Doctor's appointment tomorrow.

Please know that your writing always brings me joy and makes me smile.




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Thanks! Just wish I knew how to clean it up around the edges. All in due time I suppose



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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a reply to: LucidWarrior

My spoken word poetry is more humorous then enlightening. I didn't have any thing in my note books I was willing to share. But I made an effort to write this for the thread.

Let's be clear right here,
The deck isn't stacked against me,
Life's been fair and all my tears,
Have managed to fall gently,

I own every mistake,
Every stupid choice,
So I'm pumping my brake,
Lowering my voice,

Waking up every day facing east,
And every day I shovel more dirt on the beast...

I'm realizing its my prerogative to be positive,
And if I'm cognitive I can be demonstrative,

Spoken word Speaking out,
You can lead the herd or follow the old route,
I choose to stay ahead of the drought,
Bottle water for the sprouts,
So I win wars even if I lose bouts,

I'm not boxing with god,
I'm asking her to spare the rod,
We shouldn't all have to suffer like Lot,
That seems odd...
We can all be happy right?
Why not...


Respectfully
~meathead



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

Loved it man!

I'm a wanderer, no doubt, not a traveller at all.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

Awww, glad you joined in Mike! I enjoyed that piece! I also found it interesting that you used 'her' for a God when most people would use 'he'. I like the whole positive vibe to this!



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 11:26 PM
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Ok, I'll share one, but it was posted in its own thread before.

Waves crash down upon the shore
moves ever closer and drifts away like love
then dances back again
but who could tame your wild heart and keep it
beating against their own?
You always called me Angel, so where there are Angels
hear my name and claim me as your own
for when the sun shines on a cloudless day,
when the stars dance by moonlight,
when the Seasons turn and the wind blows
I am there with you with wings of love
that surround and follow you wherever you go



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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Found another one. Short and sweet. LOL

The poet and the artist
imagery and verse
their sentiment mirrored in a heart that truly loves you
Snow falls like silent magic
and somewhere in the darkness
stars hang lonely on their velvet empty stage
as I revel in the solitude
and precious thoughts of you



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

I specifically chose "her" to illicit that response in the reader. The feminine is always perceived as kinder gentler more positive.

Why would we assume a benevolent god would be an angry old man shaking a stick at his own creation ?..

its the little nuances that captivate me and motivate me to write. So thank you Night!

Also thank you lucid for inspiring me to write something positive for a change.



Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
Found another one. Short and sweet. LOL

The poet and the artist
imagery and verse
their sentiment mirrored in a heart that truly loves you
Snow falls like silent magic
and somewhere in the darkness
stars hang lonely on their velvet empty stage
as I revel in the solitude
and precious thoughts of you



And this right here is the essence of it all.
Not conforming to rhyme, just letting the emotion and cadence carry you away to that special place. The words fell into the exact space they needed to be when they needed to be there..



Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

Thanks Hun! I don't care for rhyming, I like things to just flow out as they are.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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Lol star I woke up, saw your name on this thread and I was like 'she shared some poetry' and you did haha. I read them both already but they are most lovely additions!

a reply to: Mike Stivic

You are so very much the welcome!! That was the point of the thread, after all. I am more prone to seeing god as being a female, myself. Not in terms of gender or anything.

Those little nuances tend to escape me however



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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So I'll usually only post my own stuff but take a look at this.

Lyrics by Chunk! No Captain Chunk!
"Time's Up!"

Here comes the time!

It is a troubled time
As we knew that it would come.
Just because life,
Is not always fun.

When you woke up this morning
You tried to find things
That help you to survive.
But nothing comes to your mind
Like every time.

And you feel so bored,
You would like to forget this.
This lifetime.
But do you ignore the way to escape this?

Believe what I am saying.

Everything that you have to feel
Is the way to start things as it was the beginning.
This is for real.
It seems like a brand new life that you can control every side.
You would better try.

We all need a chance
To begin our life again.

That is another birth, that is a new beginning,
But a way to survive in another world
In which we believe in.

Go take your chance and forget everything.

Everything that you have to feel
Is the way to start things as it was the beginning.
This is for real.
It seems like a brand new life that you can control every side.
You would better try.

Forget these wasted years you have spent.
Regret these times you were upset.

Everything that you have to feel
Is the way to start things as it was the beginning.
And this is for real.
It is like a brand new life and you can control every side of this great lie.
You would better try.


These guys have a really cool sound but the dude has a deep accent so I listened to it a bunch of times so when I finally looked up the lyrics I was like woah. If you like rock check it out:
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