Poll: Is the ocean green or blue? (okay, don't really pick based on that =P)
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View poll results: Is the ocean green or blue? (okay, don't really pick based on that =P)
Green
6 67%
Blue
3 33%
Voters: 9.
#1
3 Points. Sorry the pieces are so different in style/length.

The difference between Realism and Pessimism is that Realism is infinitely more depressing.

I awoke this morning to the smell of nicotine and instant coffee.
sunlight shot me a panoramic view of bare hills grazing on sheep
and tonka toys tearing through walls, and I rose to the scream of
air reacting with slow-burning cigarette skin.
That smokescreen formed clouds before my eyes,
and so I had to stop to pick out pieces of broken bottle from
my feet. The bus came and left without me because
my kitchen wall clock is broke,
and since these legs haven’t really walked anywhere
and these arms haven’t really swung to any rhythm in a long,
long, long, long time, it was Oprah at twelve and thoughts of suicide at one.
They’re never anything more than thoughts though,
my mind hasn’t connected with this body in years.
It’s always someone else’s tragedy that moves me –
and at one-fifteen I sprung to the window in tight-lipped (disguised) bliss.

My double vision may have been the product of whatever had left
my carpet splashed with blood, but the cacophonic thunder of
overtly intimate steel scrapped that thought like my faith of wit in puns.
I fumbled with the house keys,
and above the distant scream of sirens the television posed a question:
‘Why do people die? Don’t they want to be alive?’
As I was pulling on my shoes I kicked a bloodied foot towards
the child to shut him up and black him out.
Stumbling toward the front door, I ran out into the street.
I was greeted by post-life contortionists making like rag dolls before me.
Suddenly inspired, I donned shards of decorative chandelier-esque glass,
tore my shirt,
smeared myself with blood,
and took a role alongside pregnant roadkill.

My stretcher wheels got jammed on the way to the ambulance,
and I think I grazed my elbow in the gravel.
The trip to the hospital seemed longer than usual,
and somewhere between the tarmac and the E.R
I realized that in my haste I’d forgotten to change my shirt,
and well, I’d only worn it once,
so I made a mental note to write a song about it when I got back home.



Nothing(ness) Between Us

My love, my foe,
my daylight, and darkness,
what pain you bestow
as we calmly drift away
from our hearts,
from our happiness.

Stretch out your carved palms
seeking an end to such distance
while forever ticking, the bomb
continues to haunt your thoughts,
awaiting the tranquil eruption;
the limit of our existence.

I watch your tears fade,
your face being stripped of detail.
Soon even your voice will begin to evade
the one who needs it the most.
The one deafened by the miles, hearing nothing
except for the occasional chalkboard and nail.


So I ask you, please,
grasp onto another ray of sun.

I seem to have lost mine
somewhere in the shadows.


But it doesn’t ache so much
now that you’re gone.

I have no need to strain my arm
holding it out hopelessly for your return.



We’ve already lost each other,


after slipping


so far…


And, “So long.”
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#2
Both were very good, tough choice....

Blue's first three stanzas were great, then the loses a bit of the flow on the last lines, but it's emotion and tone was still there...as well as description

Green, however, was pretty descriptive....but it left me uncertain whether or not the character was having a flashback....

Tough choice, but blue got my vote
Vivamus mea Lesbia, atque amemus,
rumoresque senum seueriorum
omnes unius aestimemus assis!
#3
Ah sorry. I forgot to make the votes public...
Um, can a mod do that/still see who voted for who?
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#5
Oh, damn, and yeah, i forget to put a finish date on it.
thanks, i'll pm carmel
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#6
fate of mind, i forgot to make it public, so give yourself a vote and then tell me and i'll add one to mine, i don't want to do it until i'm sure you have.
cheers.
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#8
If anyone votes on here, they need to put down who they voted for until the pole is corrected...
Vivamus mea Lesbia, atque amemus,
rumoresque senum seueriorum
omnes unius aestimemus assis!
#9
k, i just voted for myself too.
so whatever happens now, it's fair, i'm assuming.

soz majorly for the stuff up.
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