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Fire of Insight
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Poetry Contest

i provide the title, you all write a poem inspired by it
Title:  revelations

Length: up to 30 lines <<<< as a preference. if your write goes over by a few lines it's not a problem, just not by a whole lot. thanks! with any of these competitions i host, the most important thing for me is the quality of the poems we write. not gonna junk a perfectly good one for being a few lines too long.

Style: any

you have one week to be inspirational. i'd like to be surprised where the title takes you. at the end of the week, i'll let you know which piece/s had me suspended, burning with revelations



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Fire of Insight
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remember those bare wires?
the ones dangling
idiot-fashion
teasing me
"all you gotta do is reach out"

get yourself a little bolt from the blue
do
a Saul
get a little closer
to understanding Tesla

burn baby burn
dance
on St. Vitus toes

"let the power fill you!"
bible-belt commands from the heights of a ceiling
"all you gotta do is
reach out!
"

viper's tongue
copper-ends exposed in innocence
but i know
resist temptation
yet still my mouth fills with spit
the taste of old iron
as imagination suspends me
X-ray fashion
eyes burning with revelations

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StephenPaul Summerscales
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Revelations     (SP Summerscales)


Today the sky
moved a little closer
I can see through all
three eyes
like I'm supposed to.



My revelations
met by accusations
by hiding in plain sight
gas lights
lit the guilt  
away some.


Fabrication
a selfish tune
by orchestration
each stave so untrue
a conduction
between wrong wavelengths .


The truth
was simply
knocking at the door
it was you
accusing me
of what you
were guilty for .






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Fire of Insight
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thanks for starting this off with a bang! :D

Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
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Revelations

I was one of the boys; Eureka shout;
It felt so right in thought when I found out.

A tomboy’s what they used to call me by,
Just as if I were a regular guy.

They never crowded, shouted bi or gay?
I didn’t need a special pass to stray.

It was much more than what they saw I wore,
Red flannel plaid, the toney shoes I had.

For on my sunny, youthful face: peach fuzz,
My boyish chest, that’s all there really was.

I want to say I liked the way
The girl next door would follow me
To college dorm and want to sit
And help me with homework a bit.

Got close to cuddle, she smelled good
The way I’d dreamt soft girl-skin would.

I got up, she went where I stood
And touched me there but I bowed out,

And said That’s not what I’m about,
I don’t have what you need for this.


She pressed and leaned in for a kiss
And reassured there’s no mistake,
“I’ll give as much as you can take.”

I closed my eyes to move aside
As inside my brain opened wide.

I felt the cold air rush the sun,
I could not end what I’d begun.

I thank you, no, I’m not a toy;
I won’t do it ‘cause I’m a boy.


Then came a day I hungout with my buds,
An in-y not an out-y to these bloods.

A sudden rush of hormones gone berserk,
I felt a jerk, I had to make it work,

And stepped behind a shady tree all coy.
I wish I had what they have, I’m a boy.    
 

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Fire of Insight
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great entry, jade!

JohnnyBlaze
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Revelations

  
Trust
requires having patience
and the sense to just  
revel in the elation    
of knowing no matter  
what happens next  
leaving you vexed  
perplexed, perhaps    
feeling hexed -  
   
all those big small dreams of yours?  
   
are always coming true  
   
Nothing  
ever stands between  
them and you  
   
except  
for everything    
thrown in the way  
including kitchen sinks  
and other scenarios cased worst
when one thinks the Universe  
must do!  
this or that  
first
   
 
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Anarchitect
Anarchitect
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Revelations

 
Shrinks, the tumor in his brain
Thinks, I can think again
Gone, scents of burnt toast
offerings
 
Although
he did admittedly
enjoy it thoroughly
mostly with his morning roast  
or tea  
and eggs
and bacon  
and ...  
 
Absence makes the heart fonder
O! How it yearned
for that bread badly burned
 
Begs the question
now that his sense of
smell has returned,
 
What the fuck STINKS in here?!
 
 
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Miss_Sub
Miss_Sub
- Missy -
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Revelations

 
somewhere  
geometric steel
took over architecture  
 
half-way between  
exhaust fumes  
& factory lights
 
they say Satan  
makes work  
for idle hands  
 
but they  
never mention  
how real Devils live  
within concrete  
 
scoring old skylines  
with breeze block Gods  
possessive in their  
preaching  
 
every evening  
starlings fly overhead  
waving placard wings
to a cult of progression  
 
though the roads  
are already dead—  
 
we can’t  
translate  
bird.
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Brando
Brando
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Revelations

The leviathan and the dragon are my sides.
They are organs.
Esophageal and real.
A proclamation of myself on her mountain.
The rivers run, the tide shifts, she spills into the pores of our Union.
Records of her days on the city walls.
Whispers of her by strange foes.
Nesting time has come.
Join me in the blankets and throes of Hell.
She is my confession in the zero hour of capture.
Written by Brando (Brandon Hursell)
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wow, you guys aren't gonna make this easy for me. GRrrrreat! imma smilin' ear to ear and hungry for more :cool:

PsycoticMastermind
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Revelations

regarding scenic London
and acreage in France  
among other things
were made manifest
when at the vending machine
bending over for bottled water
hiked was the hem of her Fruedian slip
as she said
Let's just dispense with today's briefings
 
 
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cabcool
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revelations

i said i loved you but i lied
you did not know that’s why i cried
by modest words disqualified
my iceberg base i tried to hide
my lyric lines were filled with vain profusions
i dared not bare my heart’s true revelations

 
i tried to kiss you but your pride
would not my forceful whims abide
too soon for strange lips to collide
or hearts so fragile to confide
and when i told you of my predilection
you said too soon for such blunt revelations

 
my genesis of hope resides
a thorn on eden’s mountainside
how soon might i be justified
by faith that cannot be denied
you said one day despite my taut confusion
you would to me bring sweeter revelations

 
i said i loved you but i lied
love serves not where pale words preside
but dwells—if truth be amplified—
in paradise where angels bide
from genesis through all life’s generations
love’s exodus seeks heaven’s revelations

 
© Copyright 2019 November 03
Written by cabcool
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awesome, guys. this is going rather swimmingly!

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StephenPaul Summerscales
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Revelations


Read the epitaph
before the birth
we're written
in a spell that's cast
upon a viral Earth .


Leather feathers and bird leaves
halo weather,mad cow disease
humans faltered as Earth recedes
plastic castings of trickery
the face , the mask's
all they see .

Revelations of allied nations
Kingdom's rising
regaining elevation
empirically tested
with more invested interest
in our damnation ,we're living totalitarian

A wild stampede
all substrates in need
all known seeds
are buried under lands of green
they think it won't be known
if it ,can't be seen
so when the show really blows
they can start clean.


Numerical in digits
via portals near missed hits
feared land-fills
prophets get blitzed
they want to stamp us
with triple six.






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