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Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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PandoraUnleashed
PandoraUnleashed
Dangerous Mind
United States
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..nevermind

David_Macleod
David_Macleod
David Macleod
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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The Soul

The Soul
David_Macleod (David Macleod)
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Kinkpoet
Kinkpoet
Thought Provoker
United States
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Darkness

Trapped in a tunnel
Light at the end
Gets smaller
And dimmer
Options narrowing

Faint musky odor
Air neither cold
Nor warm
Stagnant

Invisible things move
Slithering, slinking
Shadow beings
Never quite visible

Standing still
Heart pounding
Audible
Above the dull silence

Senses dulled

Disoriented

No pain
No fear
No joy
No anger
No peace

Nothing

Wishing for sleep
Hoping to waken
When the light returns

Fearful it will disappear
During slumber
Never to return

Or be replaced
By something unknown
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AspergerPoet56
AspergerPoet56
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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Human Paradox

Esoteric autistic  
Obscure reaction to situations  
Perplexing at times  
 
Not unfathomable
Just politely misunderstood  
As the label is not clearly marked  
 
A living human paradox  
Searching for connection  
In the narrowest of terms  
 
Bewildering and puzzling  
Crossing lines unseen  
With a thirsty curiosity  
 
Throwing the world questions  
That for all their combined intelligence  
Can not comprehend  
 
Still regarded an enigma  
Maybe no longer a stigma  
As the mist of ignorance begins to clear  
 
Written by AspergerPoet56
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gothicsurrealism
gothicsurrealism
Daniel Long
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Eyes Ajar

Eyes ajar to the dark, once blind to the light -
oh, your luminance so profound to me now!

An esoteric mind for a psychotherapist to test.
Inside, cryptic messages to unravel.

So obscure is the brain bridged to these eyes -
mysterious, almost impenetrable.

This hidden part of myself arches
to what is hidden from me – the world.

This bridge, or shall I say ‘bond,’
may as well be erected with wood, not fleshy stone,

as it’s time and again burning –
untying me to the distant end.

Empty hands once full of another’s, now exiled apart,
waving frantically at the other, opposite of the afflicting inferno.

I can see the hidden world’s daystars beneath its eyelids now,
from whence those hands still offer its palms for mine.

Looking back through shut lids –
why does it close its eyes to me?

I don’t care how blistering the flames of normalcy are!
I want to cross and join you again!

My world has become quite saturnine and dark –
oh, I await the coming spark!

Forthcoming
for many years now.
Written by gothicsurrealism (Daniel Long)
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ReggiePoet
ReggiePoet
Reggie
Fire of Insight
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Heresies

quatern

The ancient gnosticism brews
With heresies that tempt my mind
And esoterica transfuse
The knowledge fit to ruin mankind

From out my body, soul unbind
The ancient gnosticism brews
While priestess keeps my will confined
And violates my right to choose

Erotic and perverse abuse
Maintains control, I’m hypnotized!
The ancient gnosticism brews
The patriarchy, undermined

My masculinity—now lost—
She left me sexually bemused
I can’t afford replacement cost
The ancient gnosticism brews


Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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snugglebuck
snugglebuck
Dangerous Mind
United States
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LOST

LOST
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gazellemon
gazellemon
Bradley J
Fire of Insight
United States
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Let it All Be (instrumental by Mors)

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I'm out here living this life
Its the only thing I know
Living it right not living it twice
Time ticks on to a close

Even if I could not understand it
I'm a man now but couldn't have planned this
Fill up my cup and Imma tipping it sideways
spread it on out, yeah, I'm riding it longways

Till it come back round
Still, I stay with the fat sound
Knocking at my door like they looking for more
Like I took it like a whore like I cook it in my core, yeah

-

I wanna be free, words I weave
I let it all be and
I wanna be me, curse of a thief
I let it all be and

I let myself breath, learn to heal
I let it all be and
I wanna feel, verse so real
I let it all be and

I wanna be free, words I weave
I let it all be and
I wanna be me, curse of a thief
I let it all be and

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Caught up in my head and I'm trapped by the thought
And I'm thinking that I'm dead and I'm wishing that I'm not
I pray at my shrine as I cave into line
Like bathe in the wine like a stain on my mind

Even if I really believed it
Willing and I've been about to achieve it
Fear that I may not see it
Speak my piece now hope that you feel it

Till it come back round
Still, I stay with the fat sound
Knocking at my door like they looking for more
Like I took it like a whore like I cook it in my core, yeah

-

I wanna be free, words I weave
I let it all be and
I wanna be me, curse of a thief
I let it all be and

I let myself breath, learn to heal
I let it all be and
I wanna feel, verse so real
I let it all be and

I wanna be free, words I weave
I let it all be and
I wanna be me, curse of a thief
I let it all be and

-

Give it all away now
Something had to change, how?    
In this place
I found some grace I    

Leave a trace
In and out space wow
Wanted it all; guess I had to fall to find out    
If I stand out

Cross the band I
With my hand out like a man now
Living like I can now
I plant and plow

On my land and I'm proud
And I stand on my vow
With a plan in my mouth
If I can then I'm out

-

I wanna be free, words I weave
I let it all be and
I wanna be me, curse of a thief
I let it all be and

I let myself breath, learn to heal
I let it all be and
I wanna feel, verse so real
I let it all be and

I wanna be free, words I weave
I let it all be and
I wanna be me, curse of a thief
I let it all be and uh

Layla
Layla
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Patterns

Reversible Stitch—There is some kind of beautiful in traditions and patterns mimicking time and space; the placidity of tranquility, stepping forward blindly. Relinquishing fears and ties governed solely by senses.
In the shadow of the fig tree I learned to whisper softly and the art of pouring tea; knees bent slightly barely revealing the blossoming curves, blushing tint unraveling the soft skein.
A drop of nectar from ripened figs drips on my braided midnight hair, missing a loop—
Back Stitch—I hear my father call my name stamping into the thick dishrag night sky, twisting the air of moisture. Children must be seen and not heard he tells me but I don’t dare to whisper smoothing the ruffled skirt, gaze on the floor—
Diamond Stitch— Ceramic tiles of black and white cool my bare feet, head in a cloud of winter storm, hair clinging at the nape of my neck like Ivy.
Ruby was a safe color but how I wished I could wear yellow; the color of sun-flowers and daisy he loves me, he loves me not, field of wheat on endless hazy summers, cold lemon-aid soothing scorching vowl-less words stuck in throat, the slight hue just before sunrise mellowing dark into light, photographs floating on a sea of memory—
Loop Stitch—He tells me it’s a sign of weakness and no child of his is a weakling. I reject all things yellow scrubbing off along with dead skin, the loofah shreds into pieces leaving my limbs raw red sub-merging my whole body under water:
one
two
three
Cross Stitch—Angles twist contorting the surface, colors melt into others while time stands still- in—
Buttonhole stitch—seams sewn of hollowed ribs sawn with seven failed blessings, upended from roots but fruit never falls far from the tree finding momentary comfort beneath the leaves spreading like—
Fishbone Stitch—he tells me he loves me but best liars never truly lie re-living version of truths in parallel worlds.
I bite my lips hard to drown his voice tasting of rusty nails, pushing my tongue through the eye without eyelid splitting in half: cold, compliant, absorbing the pain touching each knot rising on the surface.
Silent witnesses, coil on coil; an elusive narrative reducing touch to tone—
*knit one, purl one*
repeat from*
to end.
Written by Layla
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Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
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The Lights Started To Flicker


Confused in the wind of
a thousand days against
the blue of nothingness

The stone gods
bear witness
as voices are raised

You are among
the few embraced
between the waves

Sinking, to disappear
in canyon fissures

Deeper, than the
shadows
of heaven can reach

Sin upon sin
wades in spume 

Then with my body    
I wash you clean

From last spring
when I couldn't walk    

The palsy of
a prisoner's first sob

A tranquil sorrow
in a dog's rib cage

And now, a morning
so fair and yet, the
gulls are flying inland  

There is no reason
what we need to say

It’s all there in silence
like a tomb

So close to the edge
of a conscience
that sleeps in thunder

Unyielding past,
scattered
and mummified

Were you ever
that young
like I never was

I wanted to tell you
not to hold your breath

As I was trying to do
at that moment
turning blue

It never works

Though in time you'll
remember nothing more
when I return to the sea

How much easier
to crawl inside me and
bring the sun with you


Joseph-Zenieh
Joseph-Zenieh
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TWO MYSTERIOUS CAVES

 TWO MYSTERIOUS CAVES
A cave so deep and dark is seen in front.  
A spot of light shows me the other end.  
That end is large, but distance makes it small.  
How can l pass that length to know that light?  

Deep darkness casts its gloom on right and left.  
It makes a man not sure of scaring steps.  
I yearn to step as light needs serious walk  
to reach and know the truth of that far gate.  

So long l've seen inside my heart that spot.  
I know it is a purpose in myself.  
It is the only light so far and vague  
but it contains the pleasure of my heart.  
 
Two spots, one in my heart, and one in life,  
but both need boldness to defy the dark.  
If l seize that inside my heart, l'll reach  
that of the cave and achieve what l wish.  
BY JOSEPH ZENIEH  
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wallyroo92
wallyroo92
Dangerous Mind
United States
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O

This prose rose out of woes for those who feel connected to the earth,
O is the shape of the globe where we wove our love and claimed our berth,
So we owe ourselves a whole lot of poems honoring Mother Earth,
Thus all the esoteric odes should propose for more hope and rebirth.

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The winner of this competition and any runners up were decided by public vote.

Thank you to the following members for voting:

TIG, SatansSperm, Tardegrade, Trome, Marks, Billy_Snagg, Tallen, Ely, gothicsurrealism, Heaven_sent_Kathy, RexDurkin, Amorous_tryst, Hepcat61, SilverBeaver_42, summultima, Kinkpoet, AspergerPoet56, admin, eswaller, LadyLaura, David_Macleod

Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
Tyrant of Words
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Thank you all who voted - however & for whomever you voted for.  I’m terribly honored.  And congratulations to all the participants, and my thanks to our host, Jeff, for the opportunity.

Jade🙏🏻

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