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Poem of the month: November

Calamityofgin
Calamityofgin
Fire of Insight
United States
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Méséglise-la-Vineuse – giving up the ghost

I whisper'd up to drown it out,    
the lisping cuss of a dragonfly        
and his ornery bluff.        
        
Last seen, the Machiavelli        
was gathering before the hawthorn,        
reaching through for their hips        
and haws of Maastricht wine.        
       
And with a sketch and a thought        
as scrawny red as the dawn        
I lipped, divined and withdrew from these bloodied wrists        
my understudy, my young reserve        
who was once so clear        
in intention        
and consequences        
of breaking laws of the land.        
       
With a perfume of burning fields she said,        
roll your sleeves up, child, your father thinks you a slob        
And I thought that this is what I wanted;        
that this is what I needed        
as they had sown, entwined        
and upholstered my limbs,  
with pyjama’d designs        
of tigers attacking a horse.        
       
…  

...
      
       
“Today I reconciled with Durrell and the wonderful beginning of Clea, that kind of 'Anti-Proust' ⁠— the miracle of the madeleine mirroring itself inversely in the perverse miracle of Justine's perfume that, when recognized, forever alienates her lover.”        
       
— Alejandra Pizarnik
Written by nomoth
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AspergerPoet56
AspergerPoet56
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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impetus of wanting.


 
 
(i)  
what I want
is just your face
known,  
in front of me;
sweet warm breath  
a captured sigh
briefly held  
as your lips come home  
 
 
(ii)
what I want  
to say
every moment I can spare,  
is just yes.  
a renege of all of my previous no's  
a welcoming  
from marred self imposed woes  
yes  
is all I(we) need
a yes, freed  
 
 
(iii)
what I want
is that day
when you are no longer  
so far away,
I would begin
skin to skin
then  
nose to toes
and all the places in between  
a kiss
for every minute
for every mile
and for every time  
I closed my eyes
......and kissed
a wish
you were mine  
 
 
 
 
 
Written by Bluevelvete
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LunaGreyhawk
LunaGreyhawk
Fire of Insight
United States
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Witch Massage

Playing stupid games on
My phone, brains turning
To mush

scientific slush funds for
defunct vaccines and
other atrocities

I hear the voices of
children outside my
window at 8:44pm
on a Monday

shouldn’t they be in
bed? but I guess there’s
nowhere for them to
go in the morning

stupid shit ruling my
whole existence

the price I’ve paid for
two more lines will
probably manifest into
pancreatic cancer

God, time comes for
all of us, doesn’t
it?

I’m 42 and I don’t
know anything

the pomposity of
thinking I
should

some highs are
good,

others get relegated
to the Misc.
folder



Written by Taurek
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LunaGreyhawk
LunaGreyhawk
Fire of Insight
United States
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Silence Of Memories

I felt a silence of memories
in dreams of love's soliloquy
as teardrops fell on a shadow
floating from life's teacup
from eyes of crystal dew
in dreams of love's soliloquy.
Written by adagio
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poet Anonymous

Enjoy the Silence.

I dont mean to get irate when you're asking me questions
When I'm sectioning thoughts  
Visiting new dimensions  
But im reading a book weaved by my imagination
Thinking of various scenarios
Following intricate machinations  
 
There may be two or three concepts grinding inside of my head
I'll pause one and continue another thought as it makes progress
I may seem stoic or that im not paying attention
But to get angry with my lack of response is simply contentious  
 
I am no dancing monkey here to entertain
When I create it is to excite my wanting brain
You expect a different measure every time these fingers lay
As if to scoff at a composer for not delivering another play  
 
My silence offends like a host refusing to be food
When sometimes we need a break to explore that which controls mood
So if im sitting in a corner laughing to myself amused
Fuck off and stop trying to tell me what to fuckin do.
Written by jenny_is_hungry
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badmalthus
badmalthus
Dangerous Mind
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Zazzles
Zazzles
Broomie
Tyrant of Words
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XiaoLong
XiaoLong
Thought Provoker
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The Aficionado

I keep my heart
in my pocket
in a little
brass locket,
with your picture
and a piece
of scripture
engraved
upon my mind

beneath moonbeams
and starshine
hand and hand
we unwind
as we gaze
into each other’s eyes
like honeybees
and butterflies

and I...

take sips of her mind
like the finest wine,
taking my time
to savor
every drop of her flavor

I study her
every movement,
fascinated by her behavior
captivated
by the way her
hips sway
to the music

she's fine art
much like Monet,
with a divine heart
and a beautiful body
that I could
gaze upon
for days

she's simply got
that magic touch
and
I'm not asking much,
just to be her friend

but in the end
I know
that
she
could be
so much more to me

if only in my wildest dreams
Written by NewBeginnings
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Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Droplets

I'll paint a picture for you
with a thin brush on the canvas
Maybe I do not paint well, I'm sorry
But I really want to so badly
 
I don't know the grace of lines
I can't mix colors in the right tone
What if I paint a picture
from small droplets of different colors?
 
Yellow droplets of sun glare -
warm specks of happiness and summer
Quiet tenderness will spread
in pink like clouds at dawn
 
Green drops - they absorbed freshness,
leaves and herbs on wet ground
Transparent drops - drops of sadness
tears of rain on the cold glass
 
Scarlet droplets, beads of blood
I will gather under a scarred heart
Dairy drops are the ones that will cover
warm lips and provide nourishment
 
Blue drops - the sea splashes
in memory of seagulls, freedom and wind
Black droplets - splash out grief
drops of fear, drops of death
 
The only pity is that I cannot complete
this painting, even though I desire to
I miss the DROPS OF LIFE,
They are not among my colors -
Mother of pearl
 
The incompleteness is so tangible
The idea was not realized, but
I will give you this picture,
maybe YOU can finish it ...
Written by KristinaX
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Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
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There's no "Us" or "Them" only "We"~the people.


 
 
It is the sensible fear
that should permeate in
A purposeful avoidance of conjecture
Lies
and ridiculous spin
 
Contortions of facts,
drive the sane to madness
Reality, seems it's a new grown sinew
which connects proven facts
and scientific truth to all those that will act  
 
Hunkered down,
A distance of separate
Today we log on and only choose to confirm the EXACT same,
how ideologically desperate  
 
Never taking time
to expand our own minds;
Due diligence, just ignored
preferred to be spoonfed by poison
that impersonates truths that are roared
 
If it were just myself that was a worry
there'd be less consternation and fear
However, it's MY loved ones that will suffer
do to malignant ignorance of those refusing to
see what is so painfully (crystal) clear
 
This self imposed oasis
consequences- unwanted and unintended,
Consistent wishes for "normalcy's" resurgence,  
a simple 'do what's right' - equivalent to  
a nightmare soon to be ended
 
Desire, want and need build
as do pleas and cries
finally a turn into cautious optimistic sighs;
A relished relief  
A vaccination of hope
 
Prayers are forecast; a new day is upon
Thoughts into action as imposters are all gone
Soon with delivery on it's way,
a welcomed goodbye to far too many graves
Ohh, such glorious reinvigorated proof
to see just how science brilliantly saves
 
Despite millions who spread deadly lies-
and tried to perpetrate a bullshit hoax
while hundreds of thousands died
Yes, despite 'alternative facts'(lies)
propaganda, and partisan spin, (more lies)
Today, right this minute, within A NEW DAWN
We The People  
will have soon perpetrated our very own win  
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
Written by Bluevelvete
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Calamityofgin
Calamityofgin
Fire of Insight
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Awesome.. 🙏

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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:

DaisyGrace, SatInUGal, reggie_bass, Bluevelvete, Marks, Phantom2426, nutbuster, Hannah_Hall, Insiderew, Stoney223, DanielChristensen, PunchDrunk, Amorous_tryst, SOPOETIC, Tallen, PoetsRevenge, marwen, Frustrated_prole, stevenyprince, cold_fusion, AspergerPoet56, wilberfloss, summultima, Eerie, Cocoa, Gahddess_Worship

Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
Tyrant of Words
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Congratulations, Kristina❣❣ A well deserved recognition for a poet who has grown so much in such a short amount of time on DUP...you have an innate talent for poetry😘

Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete
Tyrant of Words
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Congratulations, Kristina! 🎉
Your truly gorgeous spill was amazing and it's lovely to see your well deserved win.
Yippee!

Thank you to Calamityofgin for the running of the POtM comp and also 🎊 Congrats to you, for your win. Your otherworldly beautifully spill...
...Just, wow.

I thank all who voted, read, posted and continue to publish poems that inspire me, every day.
I'm so very grateful and appreciative.
Much love and respect,
🌹
xo
B

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