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  2. @Mikiesboyhas agreed to organize and post our Pulse tribute, so please coordinate and send your poems/prose pieces to him
  3. Tell your friends and neighbors about this Pulse effort. It would be really nice for GA to 'represent' And I envision our collection including not only new works, but also those written at or near the time of the tragedy. So please remember to send those poems too.
  4. It is a wonderful idea. I will come up with something, too.
  5. I'd like to contribute something for this, AC. I have some ideas. Thanks it's a worthwhile project.
  6. I think it's a great idea. I'll work on something.
  7. I just had an idea, and want to see if there's much interest in participating. The three-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub killings is coming up in June. It might me nice if we as a poet community on GA come up with a collection to post here together. I think this collection can be both a gathering of poems written at the time, and now as the three-year mark approaches. What do you think...?
  8. AC found this cool thing... Queer Love Poems enjoy!
  9. Glad you’re okay. It sounds so full of hurt.
  10. Not glass, a paper heart, cutting all the same. It can stay whole yet free blood from helpless vein. I either bleed or cut, must I always choose? Already so much pain, Only blood to lose. Pain is what I choose. EDIT: Holy crap this sounds angsty. I'm all right. LOL
  11. @BHopper2 I was curious myself as to who wrote that poem. The title isn’t in your post, but it’s called Fire was written by Nikita Gill. The book it’s in is called Wild Embers. The second link has links for some of the poems in the book. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34253376-wild-embers https://books.google.ca/books/about/Wild_Embers.html?id=ZREtDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y
  12. I have absolutely no clue who wrote this, or where it comes from. But I thought I would share it with you all.
  13. @Mikiesboy : you write this Thursday blues far too well.
  14. Thursday is a day to choose What to leave behind Who to lose Behind me is a flood of words Now dried up and Flown; one by one, like so many birds And meaningless each And every one For what do they teach? Who really cares? Oh, you’ll clamber and say oh, I do But you, Don’t.
  15. Read and enjoyed. I'll leave you some comments over there
  16. Doing well, Mike. No rush on your poems
  17. Okay, I took a whack at Lyrics. I believe they meet the criteria, with a little rhyming added (sorry, AC, I can't resist), except for the thought vs. emotion part. But that's not surprising since I don't differentiate well between the two. https://gayauthors.org/story/backwoods-boy/backwoods-reflections/5
  18. @AC Benus hope you are well. I have scribbled out a lyric poem. I'll try for a couple...I'm busy, but I can get a couple done.
  19. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Poetry is a way to better know yourself and the world. I'm not much of a poet, not like tim, Mac or AC...but I find it worth the effort.
  20. Thank you, tim. I appreciate that.
  21. Thanks, AC. I'll check this section. I've not allowed myself to get past Haiku. I've already fought with Tanka, and I haven't written anything worth reading there. And out of all of the Haiku I wrote, ONE of nine were okay. Maybe I'm just a rhymer, Born to do things few, Maybe it's the thing that works, All else goes askew. 😋
  22. With a lot of poems, the content is up to the experiences of the reader. Your opening comments not withstanding, I read "We join in perfect sin" as utterly defiant Just know for me, and a lot of other readers too, that ending comes across as very strong and a celebration of orientation, not a worry about it. From what I've read of your poetry, you should not feel that your self-taught ways are anything but good and strong. I mean, I'm a self-taught poet too, and you have a natural, inborn sense of rhythm and structure. Speaking of which the particular breakdown you claim as yours just happens to be the theme of the third Poetry Prompt. I'll enclose the link, hoping the examples in there will show you that your works stands up for comparison even against the best. It may be scary to do, but thank you for sharing some of your poetry with us. I hope you grow in confidence as you continue to write it, and hopefully share more with us. And see! I told you were were a nice bunch here in the Poets Corner https://gayauthors.org/story/ac-benus/zero-to-hero-a-guide/5
  23. I loved this. It’s so very beautiful.
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