Poll: poyple or orange?
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View poll results: poyple or orange?
poyple
3 50%
orange
3 50%
Voters: 6.
#1
brighter days hang delicate

the sky is a roof and a rug for me to slip between.
the air up here comes into me clear and comes out in colour,
pale and dissonant, like faded calligraphy on a crumbling headstone.
smoke-rings leap into the wind and i watch,
if only to see them dissipate and snake into the endless grey.
this emptiness, this decay pours through me in cycles
ethereal and condemning, bare-toothed and violent,
to surely cast me into a ravine so black and barren
that i will not see but for the holy light of decadence
and i will not hear but for the voice that picks me up
and leads me to grace.

but in this moment
i am burning brighter than the stars
and the flames that lick flesh on a campfire pyre.
i am a beacon and the world is straining towards me, snuffer poised.
to drift without fear of control;
it comes into my mind and echoes.
the ocean below is concrete, seething and bursting,
waiting to swallow me whole.
‘apocalyptic.’ i roll the word off my lips and it steals from me
and towards another, perhaps,
to be breathed in and out with the same sense of wonder.

the rain is caught, tangled. it reaches for me like a lighthouse reaches for ships.
cacophonic, thunderous.
i am flailing arms across my face, soaking, loose-footed, stumbling -
thrown to the wicker floor.
i am staring into the torch of life and the hands that cup it.

i) i am falling, the wind cutting through my lungs
and tearing at my skin.

swirling down into the abyss.
i am semi-conscious or unconscious, spiraling.
the horizon covers me like a patchwork quilt,
and amongst all those shades of black and grey;
blue. momentary and tiny, but blue.

ii) i am floating without a ground to fall to.

- the sky is a roof and a rug,
and i will leap towards the beauty of the unknown.
my final breath is the gasp of wonderment or the sigh of nothingness.
i have never felt more alive.





come to manchester and we'll play
beatpop teenage anthems, wearing
leopard print skirts and the t-shirts
of bands made of pianos and
kick drums, skipping over
xylophone keys until we find
the prettiest form of redemption;
humming lullabys for broken
hearts that just need to see the sun.
we'll make the radio waves believe
that a pretty person makes a
pretty city, have a million
notes sung and keys rattled and
only ever stop for tea. spend
free weekends convincing
society that sundialed days
from payphone graves are enough to
make this happy person
happy.
we'll finally sew up our dumb
little jingles and sell them
to the TV. scream lovelessly;
"this is a cure
to rid disease".
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#2
yay. props for getting this up so fast. =]
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#3
I read purple and I like it but there's something jarring me about it. Orange was a good read, not sure it's my thing, I'll be back.
Filth, pure filth... That's what you are.
#5
I liked them both, probably top 5 from either one of you as far as favorites. But Orange had a nice playful tone which I love reading, and purple was on teh verge of taking itself to seriously. Much in the same way that one could argue that Batman Begins (film) took itself to seriously. It just plodded along, a very very good read, but in the end it was monotonously serious and constantly spewing truths about life and society to me, with nothing to break up that stream.

Again, both were excellent in my eyes though.
#6
odd pairing.

one was complex and elegant
the other, open and playful.
both well written.
i went with my mood.
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#7
Votes, votes, votes
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#8
Last day, come on. Votes or we're screwed
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#9
Someone has to be online! There are about 15 mins to break this tie!
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#10
wow, disappointed in the shit amount of votes.
nice.
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#11
Yeah, same. Want a rematch with other pieces, or just forget it?
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#12
Ah, well... Idk. I've got nothing new up really.
If you wanna look through my last few pieces and choose something that is similar to one of yours, feel free to put a new one up.

It's up to you, though.

You block me on MSN or something? lol, you're never on.
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#13
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wow, disappointed in the shit amount of votes.
nice.



It always happens this time of year, people are going back to school/college/uni etc, give it a month or so and they settle in and start coming back, plus a new season always slows down the participants for a while.
Filth, pure filth... That's what you are.
#14
OH yeah, in the event of a tie please still post the results in the points thread, I know none get adjusted, but just so the records can show that you both competed in a 1v1.


Thanks.
Filth, pure filth... That's what you are.
#15
Toughie. The first one was far too serious. Orange on the other hand, was really playful.