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My poetry


Due the amount of material I have to post from many years, I've decided have my own topic.

Except for certain special ones that I save last, these are in the order I wrote them, looong ago...



Tiger in cage

why does the tiger walk in his cage
'cause he has nothing else to do
the obvious answer
but is it so simple

why does the tiger walk in his cage
'cause he's bored
he doesn't want to lie down
and do nothing

why does the tiger walk in his cage
maybe he's watching people
going by
thinking what he'd do with them

why does the tiger walk in his cage
maybe he's lonely
imagining he's not
that he has someone with him

why does the tiger walk in his cage
because he's anxious
tired and frustrated
on his fucked up existence

why does the tiger walk in his cage
because he'd like to rip someone's head off


(I was really trying too hard with that one...)



Joy of game

I strike like a hawk
into flock of sparrows

kill first going in
merely turn to get next
third and fourth take few seconds
but I get them too
and toy with the last

it's too easy
to bring adrenaline rush
but testosterone will do
that was fun

euphoria lasts
some time after the game
but then it leaves me
to face the world
tiresome
disappointing




Anti-rhyming

my poems don't need rhyming
they're better without it

rhyming is for witty poems
humor and jokes
and heart-warming tales
of happiness and companionship

not to serious thoughts
grim and dark
depressing stories
of sad loneliness

shouldn't do rhyming
must not

takes away the edge


(After the first ones, I wrote this as a comment about them on the forum I was originally posting these.)




No one

nobody knows me
I have so many thoughts
I never tell anyone
because I fear
I wouldn't be accepted
no one would understand

some things I can't say
because they'd hurt people
but it hurts me not to say

some things I should have said
a long ago
now it's too late
no use to anyone
even myself
to say them now

I'm not ashamed of myself
perhaps I should
I don't fear people's judgment
but I don't want them to leave me

there's no one I trust
never been
so what
I have no great secrets
just plenty of small
extraordinary thoughts



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We may know you better than real life friends that never get to read your posts.
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As far as I've ever had any RL friends, none of them has indeed ever known me.

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Kaunisto. I'm sure you get tired of hearing what a brilliant writer you are. I like your no worries, no fears style.
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I absolutely love those. I agree with echt, you are a brilliant writer.

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I do indeed consider writing to be my one artistic talent - though a sadly little used.

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None of these are among ones I'm most satisfied on, for one or other reason, but I'll post them anyway for completeness.
(Though ironically I did leave out few too personal ones between these.)



Ode to sauna

sauna is cleansing
heat cleansing to body
silence cleansing to mind
purifying
curing

sauna is a test of manhood
who can stand the heat
who's the last to stay
more water
to the stones

sauna is place of company
to enjoy with friends
or where family stops
is together
talks

sauna was place of birth
starting point of life
and also the ending
where bodies
were washed



Addiction

need it
though I just had it
hands are restles
head is worse

must do something else
so I don't think about it
if I stop
it's in my mind

must think something good
something I respect
to have strength
to continue without

of course
next time always comes
maybe not one day
waiting a miracle



King of the world

I rule
I'm the greatest
me
the one and only
the best
me
ultimate human being
more than a man
me
a supreme lifeform
superior to rest of universe
me

why doesn't everyone see that
why doesn't anyone see that

it's lonely at the top



Wasted

wasted chances
wasted time
wasted life

why didn't I see it

wasted moments
wasted years
wasted me

why didn't anyone warn me

wasted people
wasted work
wasted world

why don't I stop it



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Insomnia

tick tock tick tock
it isn't really that
which keeps me awake

it's my mind
always busy
always working
always thinking

wrong kind of dreams
I'm still awake
dreaming when I should sleep



(Again I decide to leave out one too personal; pity as it's rather powerful)



Why why

why do I always ask why
why why
why these whys

am I curious
simple basic curiosity
no

more
desire to know
know myself

to understand
my mind
and the universe

a higher purpose
to better myself
to become more

why
I don't know
good question



Paranoid

is it there
did I take it
I checked it already
better make sure

did I turn it off
I think I did
not sure
I never am

will it work
did I set it right
got to go through it
once more



(Soon we'll get to the better ones, I'm not very satisfied with most of these early ones.)

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No fair starting with the teasers. I like that we can edit and fix a mistake after hitting submit. I appreciate the time and cost that people put in to Runboard. The more I learn about these boards, the more I am amazed.
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Ends

ends are cruel things
something disappeares
ceases to exist
is lost forever

ends are sad things
changes in things
old traded to new
never the same again

ends are beautiful things
the ultimate impressionism
conquerors of infinity
unique moments



Alive

pain makes me feel alive
pain is the sign of life
they say

being nervous makes me feel alive
doing difficult things
fighting it

heat of combat makes me feel alive
a good competition
one on one

triumph makes me feel alive
joy of success
victory

music makes me feel alive
sinking to the rhythm
another pulse

art makes me feel alive
greatest achievements of man
beauty



Cats

born hunters
no reason to fight instinct

saving energy
resting whenever they can

always cautious
aware of their surroundings

ignoring things
that are meaningless to them

so alike me
makes them seem intelligent



Hair

powerful symbol
hair or the lack of it
similarity and difference to animals

Samson's power
perhaps mine too
lies in the mane of lion

I never shave
why should anyone
I'm quite comfortable this way

yet even my eye
prefers a smooth skin
world and culture have power



Perfect

nothing's perfect
except me
of course

annoying to see imperfections
even in greatest things of all

but in people
imperfect is the default
so it must be
I'd hate anyone more perfect than me

even so
there's too few perfectionists
even if you're not perfert
you should try to be
otherwise you're surely not
perfect like me



Night

darkness comes early
but evening is long
before it's true night
silence of sleeping world

I wait for the night
staying up late
'til the world leaves me
into a peaceful loneliness

one of those moments
when I don't need universe
and it doesn't need me
just for a while we're even

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