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Old 11-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #1171
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I take it that no one is going to compare my effort to a Taylor Swift song about lost love?
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #1172
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(a quick one from today, hot off the presses)


Moonstruck

Four point five billion years ago
Theia struck the Earth

Molten magma swirled to space
twisting and twirling about

Two glowing orbs circled each other
like gunfighters under the sun

Locked in synchronous orbit
they cooled and waited on man

Who gathered Moon rocks and found them to be
exactly the stuff of Earth

So rather than cheese, it must be pie
for the Moon is made of crust


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Old 11-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #1173
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That's a really nice one, Kenny. It's got everything: Poetry, science, and humor!
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #1174
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Thanks Tom.

and Cosmic-Scale Destructive Violence!

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #1175
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #1176
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #1177
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Death Be Not Proud


Death be not proud
for you have not bested me

I’ve looked into your eyes
and watched you slink away

we both know one day
you will win

but for today
it is I


Kenny A. Chaffin – 7/15/2012
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #1178
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I just read your poem and recalled the memoir by John Gunter, in which he writes lovingly about his son who died of a brain tumor, and with the son's full knowledge that death would eventually claim his life.

This is where I first encountered the famous poem, "Death Be Not Proud,"by John Donne.



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Old 11-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #1179
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Thanks Don! I just today read a poem in the latest Best American Poetry 2012 by Steve Orlen titled "Where Do We Go After We Die" which was written by him, knowing he only had a short time to live.

Oh and as far as the title, I knew it seemed familiar when I wrote it, but did not put it together with the John Donne poem until much later....I'm considering retitling it...may or may not....
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:02 PM   #1180
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I would suggest that if your title captures the essence of what you're saying, then it needn't be changed. Of course, that's your decision...


"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."


-- Dylan Thomas





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Death Be Not Proud ... Kenny A. Chaffin – 7/15/2012
Nice one, Kenny.

I don't know what kind of a mood I was in when I wrote this a quarter of a century ago, but I present it without comment. It's a song, really. One that I'm rather pleased with the piano part. I'll have to record it someday.

Life, Be Not Proud / W.T. Sharpe, 1987

Life, be not proud.
One waking moment, then we sleep
And life shall be no more Life, thou shalt go down to the deep.

Jesus is dead.
I wish you'd get this through your head.
If he could be here right now, He'd agree with what I've said.

Oh, how I wish that I could make you see -
But then, where would you be?
You'd be like me.

Oh, how I wish that I could make you see -
But then, where would you be?

Oh, how I wish that I could make you see Death, Thou art King,
And of Thy praises I will sing.
Other gods come and go, But you forever rule all things.



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"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."


-- Dylan Thomas
I believe one of our members uses that in his signature.

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:29 AM   #1182
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I think that legally titles can't be copyrighted, but as a practical matter, it makes sense to separate out our works from others.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:17 AM   #1183
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Nice one, Kenny.

I don't know what kind of a mood I was in when I wrote this a quarter of a century ago, but I present it without comment. It's a song, really. One that I'm rather pleased with the piano part. I'll have to record it someday.

Life, Be Not Proud / W.T. Sharpe, 1987

Life, be not proud.
One waking moment, then we sleep
And life shall be no more Life, thou shalt go down to the deep.

Jesus is dead.
I wish you'd get this through your head.
If he could be here right now, He'd agree with what I've said.

Oh, how I wish that I could make you see -
But then, where would you be?
You'd be like me.

Oh, how I wish that I could make you see -
But then, where would you be?

Oh, how I wish that I could make you see Death, Thou art King,
And of Thy praises I will sing.
Other gods come and go, But you forever rule all things.




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Old 11-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #1184
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It’s a pinball game out here
multiple balls in play

I can’t take it anymore
I need some quiet, some space
some snuggle time in
a single stable relationship

How long must I wait?


Kenny A. Chaffin – 11/22/2012
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New Town

New Town


Parents
left alone

Presents
left unopened

Birthdays
uncelebrated

Weddings that
will never be

The town, everything
is different now


Kenny A. Chaffin – 12/15/12


(I know it's too early for this, but I had to try)

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