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Re: American Anger
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2018, 09:53:54 PM »
Did my 30 mins of mostly staring. Wrote this..

I don’t feel like chocolate at the moment
I don’t feel like anything
I hate when Word tells me to use more concise language
like it’s a mistake to use words how you want
and let them express what they want on a page

it underlines in red the word mistake
like even a mistake is a mistake
poetry is anything that burns
and paper burns well
but words burn longer


I like it. But I love the last 3 lines.


The only thing I managed to write was:
"The situation is so serious even The Joker doesn't think it's funny any more."
"Our imagination spans that infinite moment, between the asterisk and the ampersand."

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2018, 08:08:12 PM »
I inspired myself with some food poetry we did today, and wrote this while walking the beach at Mission Bay:


And what if our lives
went trundling past
in cardboard boxes
set proudly atop
the bright red steel
of imitation
Radio Flyer wagons
from China,

And when we saw the one
with our life in it,
we had to chase it down the street
trying to catch it
before it disappeared?

What a sight it would be
to see everyone
running after
cardboard boxes
as if their life
depended on it.
"Our imagination spans that infinite moment, between the asterisk and the ampersand."

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2018, 03:21:23 PM »
Did my 30 mins, wrote a list.

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2018, 09:21:34 PM »
It's with baby steps that I am getting back into it. I do find myself unable to write a lot. Not writers block - that implies that I am sitting there with a blank sheet. This is more an inability to sit down and write. But I did do just that today.   

Yknow I never considered poetry before, but I am loving it. The poem in the above post is a joy to read. Oh, and I did enter that NZ Poetry society competition, with four poems and a haiku. 

I wanna go where noone knows me
drink a beer I’ve never heard of on the lower east side of Manhattan
put on a record - any record
and dress in drag

Sit on the street and smoke
and purchase a cheap book
Take a picture of a nice building
and be told I am a clever boy

Get all this  done before the world explodes
My wants are simple
Yes, the world needs saving, but it won’t help itself
So why should I fight that battle

I want to be where there are people to ignore me
I could cry, and they would not look my way

Some people want to see jungles
others want to meet celebrities
I just want to disappear
and drink a beer in the warm weather.

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2018, 05:46:26 PM »
Yeah I get what you mean about not being able to sit down to write. That’s what I’m hoping to fix with my 30 mins a day with no expectations. I need to be comfortable sitting down to write again. I’m not sure if it’s working yet, I haven’t been consistent so far.

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2018, 05:03:12 PM »
Did my 30 mins.

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2018, 01:03:09 AM »
I haven't done much because I'm on holiday!

I hope to post something interesting soon if I can. Lack of sleep has prevented much thinkage though, and internet access is inconsistent.
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Re: American Anger
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2018, 01:18:36 PM »
Ooh holidays are exciting! I look forward to hearing about it  :D

I stared at my screen/floor for 30 mins. Wrote a random, stream of consciousness type thing. It is attached for your amusement (/will make you feel better about your writing).

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2018, 06:40:30 PM »
Did some staring. Have also altered my staring sessions to 20 mins as it feels less tedious and hopefully someday I'll continue beyond the session if I do it more frequently.

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2018, 10:44:03 AM »
I like the poems! Both similar style, interesting. It's nice to get in other people's heads and remember our similarities.

I have been so busy I have barely written anything but I have a lot of photos and video and my feet feel like they're going to fall off.

I went to an art museum the day before yesterday, wish they had allowed photos. Benesse House I think it's called. I'm trying to write something about it.
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Re: American Anger
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2018, 05:47:11 PM »
Did some words today. Also invented a new term for what I keep doing out of laziness to make it feel more productive  ;D

          journapoetry – writing the day’s musings in short, mysterious, cut up lines of cliché and the everyday.

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2018, 02:33:53 PM »
Only wrote one line today: and flipped like washing flapping over its pegs.

I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again  :) it's been ages

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Re: American Anger
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2018, 09:57:15 PM »
I went to Japan
I thought it was grand
Now I've emotionally crashed
And this poem is just sad
"Our imagination spans that infinite moment, between the asterisk and the ampersand."