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New Member of the Month November 2019

Tallen
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The Loner

Cold cobbled streets
strewn with cigarettes
and warm spit.

Vacant minds
near closing time,
sipping coffee
in twilight.

The sweet smell
of warm pastry
makes me hunger,
for a woman.

The days retreat
into cloudy memories,
like virgin land,
untouched forever.
Written by Evocation
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Tallen
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Ahavati said:Hi, Jade, Luna has been here for more than three months ( we checked hers for nominations ); however, we are having difficulty finding new members; therefore, I've altered the rules to say no more than six months to allow more to be nominated.

I don't understand why You all are having such a difficult time finding new members.

I've NEVER had trouble.

I have many modes where i discover 'em and i always try to get them noticed and become a frequent participating member.

Must be a gift of mine?  

Tallen
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ShShShShShShShSh........You know some of the newbies i discover don't want the fanfare and attention --

You caused me to smile really big -- thank You

Ahavati
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Tallen said:

I don't understand why You all are having such a difficult time finding new members.

I've NEVER had trouble.

I have many modes where i discover 'em and i always try to get them noticed and become a frequent participating member.

Must be a gift of mine?  


Tallen, I've discovered them through their avatars to the left; however, never knew how to specifically search for new members!  I am perusing now and am AMAZED at the new members whose avatars I have never seen to even click on!

Tallen
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Ahavati said:

Tallen, I've discovered them through their avatars to the left; however, never knew how to specifically search for new members!  I am perusing now and am AMAZED at the new members whose avatars I have never seen to even click on!


I've been doing this for years and so maybe i might be somewhat an ace at this gig of discovery  

I copy and paste lots of links to newbies for Sky_dancer at Google Hangouts to read.

Tallen
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The Echoes of Music

The Echoes of Music
Skipper (1Skipper-)
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Josh
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anything but me

i
look
to
the
sun
the
moon
and
the
stars
because
i
don’t
want
to
look
at
me
Written by Honoria
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Josh
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My favourite story

Will be written by a man with a limp
who only writes in the mornings
when the light fills his study
and he wishes he could paint.
 
He hobbles down a cobblestone path
to buy fresh pastries and strong coffee,
always says good morning to a lady watering
her flowers, she only ever smiles back.
One day she will pick him a buttonhole
and change everything.
 
He works with an old typewriter,
takes time to ink the ribbon each day
his desk has gold leaf and a brown leather inlay,
the edges are dented and curl in the corners.
Underneath there's a drawer that sticks
it has pencil shavings that roll around,
and a dictionary for when
the words aren't sharp enough.
 
When he finishes a chapter
as a treat he takes a cream tea
under his favourite tree
and watches the swallows
long into the afternoon.
 
His face has lines, eyes are kind
with a thought he takes a journey
beyond the pain in his leg
around the agapanthus out
through the open window
to travel across the downs,
running like a child along
the edge of the beach,
he cries when he types,
and only stops to wipe his glasses.
Written by Razzerleaf
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MadameLavender
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Do as I say and nobody gets hurt

Everybody get down on the floor
hands above your heads.
I wont tell you again
you're grammar is shite.

Don't you fucking move
or I'll cut out a stanza.

You! get down
and shut the fuck up.
I cant understand a word your writing.

You two old bastards
are a right pair of fucking rhymes,
don't make me capitalise your lines.

Now listen up,
everyone empty your pockets,
I want all your poetry
every scrap, note pad
and idea.

Come on shorty that means you as well,
what the fuck is this three line shit?
dig fucking deeper.
Written by Razzerleaf
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Ahavati
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Exciting news, members!  Tallen and Josh are very excited to assume responsibility of the competitions beginning in December!  

Josh will host Spoken Word of the Month, being excellent at the spoken word himself. He has a wonderful YouTube channel and is dedicated to DU. This is one of his passions and he very much wants to do this. 

Tallen will host New Member of the Month, and is wonderful at bringing to light new members.  He is forever searching out and supporting them, and this will enable him to share those hidden treasures with DU! 


Tallen
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Ahavati said:Exciting news, members!  Tallen and Josh are very excited to assume responsibility of the competitions beginning in December!  

Josh will host Spoken Word of the Month, being excellent at the spoken word himself. He has a wonderful YouTube channel and is dedicated to DU. This is one of his passions and he very much wants to do this. 

Tallen will host New Member of the Month, and is wonderful at bringing to light new members.  He is forever searching out and supporting them, and this will enable him to share those hidden treasures with DU! 



Damnit!!  You plastered this news in every tunnel !!


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Ahavati
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Tallen said:

Damnit!!  You plastered this news in every tunnel !!




LobodeSanPedro
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forgotten old

new - the well forgotten old
fashionable temporarily beautiful herd
suitable maximally convenient
kind classic permanently fashionable

here it is a city without roads meet it
gloomy sleepy places
bottom music without notes almost underground
there the meaning is still the same, but draw the image yourself

with your left hand reach for miracles
where the brain cannot be reached, the heart will build forests
burst out with anger heaven on our bodies
pray that this does not happen before your eyes

pass the excitement for the instant fly centuries
the river of time will dry up, leaving the shores
rubbish memories of those beautiful days
in an attempt to repeat which I lost myself
Written by Gunsalex
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Ahavati
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In following the original Poem of the Month Competition format. until this competition becomes established, the guidelines have been modified to reflect the following:

2. Until this comp is established, there is no limit to nominations; however, you can't nominate more than one poem per individual newbie.

Let 'r rip!

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