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Poetry in the Short Story and Collaborative Writing Forums

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 08:22 PM
I agree ATS is not the proper place for gratuitous open displays of affection and tacitly crass emojis between members.

Use the PM system for that it works just fine

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 08:33 PM
a reply to: masqua

Thank you for the detailed response. I appreciate it.

That's not true whatsoever. There are no new rules or any added moderation. Only the T&C's are at play, the same as anywhere else, except the Mud Pit (which I avoid like poison)

In reference to this reply, the context of which I was speaking isthis thread, that you have since closed. Poems from short stories moved to chit chat area and then going forward to be put into that thread. This is the focus of my questions.

Thanks for taking the time.

posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 08:35 PM
Nothing wrong with Love poems, nothing at all

But if love poems are being used as some form of online dating between ATS members
Yes I can see the problem

Let us not discourage Love poems however
Some of the greatest poetry is Love poetry

I guess you are referring to banal juvenile attempts to get into some ones pants

posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 11:45 PM
Beauty is more than just a flower
Flowers wilt and lose their bower
Kindness smiles upon the shadow,
You once were when you were hollow
Perhaps you are still i can't say
But if you choose to you will see
That you are less than even Trees
Who speak more voluminous can't you see?
So grow some bl*s, drop the flowers
Be a man and stop your cower-ing.

my rhyming sux sorry.

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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 12:40 AM
a reply to: masqua

Thankyou for opening a Poetry thread for people Masqua, you are awesome! I was told this place had a writers corner but was taken away so i'm really glad you brought it back. The People admire you for it, believe me.

posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 06:54 AM
My name is Jesus i'm the man
God forbid my ID [pronounced ID] is gone
My photo's gone and so is yours
but only to me, my heart is torn
Someone help me fix this mess
then perhaps we'll play some chess?
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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 04:02 PM
The flags are gone but the stars remain,
Yet if I wrote for flags or fame,
I'd be ashamed,
Applause is nice but never my goal,
I simply write the words that pour out of my soul,
Never looking to set myself apart,
Or see how many stars I can fit in my cart,
When I type these words they come from the heart,
It shouldn't matter ,the world won't shatter,
If your poems find a new home on a different platter,

At least they are served...

~ meathead

posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 04:20 PM
a reply to: Mike Stivic

Very nice.

I feel the same-ish.

posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 04:33 PM
A poem upon my beloved Fathers passing

Hand to hold

Free of the buzzing wires
The digital drone deleted
Thought stream defragmented
Hearing your own frequency
Resonating in the soul of thee

All barriers now negated
Four white walls dissolving
The vessel lays broken
The dreamer has awoken
Ascending without wings
Entering the light
Glimpsing Eternity
Loved ones there to greet thee

Like Wild Geese migrating
Their destination known
We have been here before
Conquered death and been reborn

posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 04:38 PM
a reply to: artistpoet

Beautiful, especially the end .
Thanks for sharing that!


posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 05:07 PM
a reply to: Mike Stivic

Thanks Mike
Respect to you also

posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 05:34 PM
I think there's a misunderstanding?

We can still post poetry in the short stories forum - it doesn't have to be restricted to this thread. It's just asked of us that the poetry complies with the T&Cs, isn't of minimal quality, and is not an overt love-fest between members.

posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 05:44 PM
a reply to: kaelci

Thanks for the reminder
We seem to be getting carried away with ourselves

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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 05:46 PM
a reply to: kaelci

You're right, of course, but I don't mind if people add poetry here, especially if it's well-written and thoughtful, like what artistpoet posted.

It all counts.

The Short Story and Collaborative Writing forums have put out the welcome mat for poets.
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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 05:57 PM
a reply to: masqua

The Short Story and Collaborative Writing forums have put out the welcome mat for poets.

Excellent news. Thank you.

posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 06:03 PM

I don't feel my little ditties are worth a thread of there own to call home,
The daily haiku thread used to be a favorite of mine. A warm place to post whimsy.

I think a thread like that would do well as a place for those of us who like to run with a muse,but know in our hearts it lacks the substance for its own thread.

Im glad the staff made the decision they did opening up the short story forum back up to poetry,and I understand the situation from both sides.

Thanks ATS for working with us!


posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 06:17 PM
a reply to: Mike Stivic

Do not underestimate your words
They are from the heart
I personally prefer such poems
Not a fan of clever for clevers sake words


posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 06:30 PM
a reply to: artistpoet

That is the nicest compliment I have received in quite some time, however undeserved it may be my friend.

What you wrote about your father in my humble opinion should have been set apart in its own thread, it had substance and meaning. And spoke volumes about your relationship with him without smacking us over the head..substance and subtlety.

That is the truth.


posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 04:11 AM
a reply to: artistpoet

I agree that these words deserve a thread of their own.

Touching and I hope it is like you describe for our loved ones who have gone on.

posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 04:17 AM
My children do not participate in 'trick or treating' anymore.
I love handing out treats to all of the little ones and now that I am closer in town I hope to have many visitors again this year.

An eerily mysterious time is drawing near
A frightfully maleficent time of year
With ghoulish goblins and spine tingling chills
Nightmarish characters and spectral thrills

Keen and crisp the autumn breeze arrives
Carrying with it echoes of countless past lives
Leaves bouncing and skipping down the lane
Eluding the sinister shadows all in vain

Footsteps now behind you gaining ground
Pick up your pace, escape the hair raising sound
A faint light up ahead but a welcome glow
In a few seconds more you’ll evade your foe

Now entering through the fortress gate
And running toward the door of this fine estate
Looking over your shoulder you see them there
Gruesome creatures hiding behind the masks they wear

The door opens and a smiling face appears
Knowing now that you’re safe, gone are all your fears
You raise up your pouch and open it wide
Eager for the generous bounty prophesied

Feeling bolder now as the first one there
You’ll take the prizes and will not share
Standing tall and firmly planting your feet
You smile widely and exclaim “Trick or Treat”?

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