Category: Writing and Poetry

Poetry is the Rhythmical Creation of Beauty in Words

I saw your heart in the shadows
The leaves, damp and dry
and noiseless
Trying to dream
In this substitute chamber 
Wanting quiet.
You gave it 
Discord.

I breathed a whispered question
Your reddish, fluid flesh
undisturbed
Yet awakened.
To all you ever gave it
Sighing sad. 
It really wanted 
Beauty.

- TFO

This is my attempt as a rank amateur. I now know why great poetry, like great art and delicious steak, is rare.

More Sentences I Like

Apart from the extravagant spending, I’m very frugal.

We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

When I’m not wildly inaccurate, I’m usually right on.

A Consultant – They borrow your watch to tell you the time.

Health Care Today – Death is the low cost option.

The play was worth seeing, but not worth going to see.

High fructose corn syrup is liquid satan.

Rare Beef – Walk a cow between two matches.

A cat is crossword puzzle with no clues.

Originality is undetected plagiarism.

A waste of skin. (Lancashire expression)

Remembercise: exercise you get after you remember what you left upstairs, and have made an extra trip to fetch it.

HAPPY EASTER FROM TFO!

This Is Probably Too Harsh

But I was thinking of a particularly evil and sadistic person I used to know, and a book idea came to me.

An addition to the Chicken Soup for the Soul line of books:

Chicken Soup for The Empty Headed, Black Hearted Psycho Bitch Soul

Perhaps you know someone special who would appreciate this thoughtful gift.

Sentences I like

  • A lie well told is practically the truth.
  • You might find better but you won’t pay more.
  • I keep applying the correct solution, which doesn’t work, despite being the correct solution.
  • Why do things that happen to stupid people keep happening to me?
  • Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes.
  • There are two ways to get to the top. One is to be the cream. The other is to be the scum.
  • For junk, they’re good quality.
  • He puts the ID in idiot.
  • I heard they took the word gullible out of the dictionary. Is that true?
  • Charcoal flavoured potato chips.
  • That would make a cat laugh.
  • He’s a walking credibility gap.

Almost a haiku

Snowy Owl by TFO

invisible ears
smothered by white downy feathers
overconfident mouse


Do you know what a bon mot is?

How about a Quatremot? Probably not, because I invented it.

Apparently, long rhyming poems are a dead end, but short poems are currently popular in this age of distraction. To fill this need, I invented a new poetry style called a Quatremot. The inspiration came from the concept of a bon mot. It is a four line poem with a title, with four rhyming words, and from the four words, the reader creates a mental image and narrative.

Examples:

No Jury

Adulterate
Investigate
Adjudicate
Incarcerate

Love at First Sight

Adoring 
Scoring
Ignoring
Snoring

Kind of a fun little time waster for those poetically inclined.

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