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  1. dancinggirl
    Just dance everything's gonna be okay!!

    Do You have a talent for poetry? (real poetry, not like that OTHER thread, lol) I love reading poetry and i write it myself, but most ppl dont love listening to poems so i cant share them. If you like writing poetry, PLEASE shareit! there is so much talent in the jewish world, here is a good place to express it!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. dancinggirl
    Just dance everything's gonna be okay!!

    here, ill start, this is a poem i wrotemothers:

    I must say i am not the ultimate to say what a mother shud be
    Because you are the only mother that has been known to me
    And if you ask 'what aremothers like?'this is all i can possibly write
    But i speak for only one, mymother, my life

    A mother is the highest, the most important in ones life
    She is the wise one, the kind one, the mender of all strife
    Understanding, love and caring are but a few of her virtues
    As her child you are preciouse, to her you never lose

    When you look intoher eyes, you see there only care
    You just want to hug her, to kiss her and to share
    You know she hasthe answers to all that life will bring
    All knowing, allcaring, she brings you up to sing

    So you see this is a mother, from my biased point of view
    I just hope this is correct, and holds for others true
    because My mother is the highest of what a mother can possibly be
    She is the dearest, the wisest, and means the most to me

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. eclipse
    The Human

    You have one lucky mother,dancing girl!Beautiful!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. StuffedCabbage
    My favorite food!

    um, dancing girl will this pass?
    roses are red violets are blue,
    you know me and i know you!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. morah reyna
    Member

    I write poems but am not posting them for the world at large.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. mytake
    Member

    My poems are my diary entries. There's no way I'm posting them. (Despite my pathetic little rhyme in a different thread, I'm actually quite good at them...)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    Hey, mytake: same here! But, I haven't looked at them for a while.. Guess there are some painful memories there..:(

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. ItcheSrulik
    Formerly college sheigetz. Now ger.

    Am I the only guy on this thread? I write poetry, some in Hebrew some in E
    English but I'm not posting any.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. dancinggirl
    Just dance everything's gonna be okay!!

    come on, everyone! nobody knows who anyone is, and blieve it or not, ur private poetry can be a real help to someone else!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. There once was a large stick of broccoli
    That had lots of bugs and grew stockily
    It was very green
    And had a nice sheen
    And the krum of the community ate it - really!

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  11. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    Okay, here's something not too personal. But you'd BETTER tell me if you know me!;)

    MASKS
    I've come to see
    Many a mask
    Each one serves
    It's unique task

    There are masks of love
    Of passion and care
    Masks of anger
    That frighten and scare

    There are masks of audacity
    Of fearlessness and boldness
    Masks of nonchalance
    That display sheer coldness

    There are masks of happiness
    Of joy and glee
    While a whimpering soul
    Waites to be set free.

    At your side a glance
    I'd like to steal
    The mask uncover
    And the true YOU reveal.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. emittrose
    Member

    Castles in the sky
    Chip away with thought and pen, I the hermit writer
    To fool the giant and steal the golden goose
    As I carve and climb my ivory tower

    Passion masquerading obsessions counterfeit to wisdoms of this mind
    Suicidal arrogance blind, tools to craft this lofty throne
    And thus to sit, script and ponder
    A poet, wig and gavel judging all alone

    What need have I for these pathetic emotions to feel, suffer or love?
    Master of the dominions in this cosmos, creations but a will
    Bestow my talents and splash them with quill upon the whites
    And you heap thy praises, green confetti from the tills

    And you still laugh out loud and label insane, while others shed tear to my uni-verse
    Unlike thee I travel the worlds, magical lands from this royal stool
    Where does thou journey? From wretched job then back to home?
    While I meet kings, queens and fight wild beasts, dear sir now who is the fool?

    ‘Tis the justification of my solitary jurisdiction
    That I be sole author of my exaggerated words and exalted worlds that I to, begin to believe that I am elite
    More than a human being, a god perhaps…or do I drape myself with regarding titles afraid
    To discover a shrinking violet underneath, a piece of moss or a speckled toadstool nestled somewhere lost… high above within a tree

    I leave you to ponder, this decision of who I am or who I may be
    As for me I shall continue to write and parade these words as well as entertain
    The pedestal,‘tis not so bad with meager companionship of my trusting pen, transforming this lonely spirit through ink onto sheeted realms.
    Thus if through recital or reception of the read, thy spirit wanders lost then all of this, the life of mine has never once been in vain

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  13. emittrose
    Member

    its all original work made by myself im quite proud of it

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. emittrose
    Member

    To Warsaw
    Lewisburg
    Berlin and back...

    Surfacing, I gasp

    I have never been known to love like this

    I have believed
    I have been meticulous
    Like these flawless little butterflies

    You are the undercarriage
    The lighthouse
    The patient of the quiet
    Everyone's honored back rows

    Certainly this will all lead to somewhere

    To the uncovering compositions
    To the closeness at twilight
    To this our...

    Sweetest life

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. mytake
    Member

    Hey, everyone! I really enjoyed reading these! Keep em coming, please! I'm so in love with poetry, but I'm kind of shy about sharing mine. Thanks so much for sharing yours!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. mytake
    Member

    Observanteen

    I hope you write during happy moments too. I wrote some of my prettiest lines when I felt so much goodness in my life and I wanted to capture that feeling to remember it always.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    mytake: I really should be writing more often. It's funny, ever since I got rid of my Anxiety, I stopped writing. There's a side to me that's funny, sociable, fun-loving, carefree etc. and I have my sensitive, caring and deep thinking side. While suffering from Anxiety, I totally focused on my thinking, emotions etc.. Now that I'm B"H past that, I try keeping a balance. I took solace in writing, being that I felt nobody understood me then. When I'm having a hard time now, I talk to a good friend, mother...or write.
    Here's what I wrote in one of my darkest moments (Ok, I know I said I won't get too personal, but I figured nobody knows me in here....):

    ALONE

    Alone
    Abandoned
    Forsaken
    Left
    Bereft
    Of someone
    To pat
    My back
    To stroke
    My cheek
    To embrace
    To encourage
    To reassure
    To console
    To love.
    To whisper
    That I'll
    Be fine.
    To lend
    A shoulder
    To cry.
    I am
    All alone
    I suffer
    Grief
    Mourn
    By myself.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. bygirl93
    Not old enough to have graduated BY in 1993

    title-The Series Called Life:

    An open book awaits,
    A new page,
    A fresh start,
    Pen poised,
    Waiting,
    Boldly jump in,
    A clean page,
    The story,
    Waiting to be written,
    Pen scribbling,
    Writing the story,
    The story of life,
    Book after book,
    Each book a new stage,
    Each page a new story,
    A new book,
    A courageous start,
    Enter in to the unknown,
    Forage a path,
    Write the book,
    Start anew,
    Constantly progressing,
    Moving forward,
    Continue,
    It's time,
    Time to start anew,
    A new book,
    A new stage,
    A new stage of life awaits!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    bygirl: Beautiful! Love it!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. bygirl93
    Not old enough to have graduated BY in 1993

    observateen- thanx- i like yours too- they r very moving-

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. eclipse
    The Human

    Instant coffee is less potent
    Dunkin's full of cops
    Starbucks's cholov stam
    But this coffee room just rocks

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. smartcookie
    Member

    Observant- I luv your poems! The others are great too!

    Eclipse- LOL! Your coffee poem is adorable but too short!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    smartcookie: Thanks!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    I wrote this one when I finally overcame my Anxiety:
    Change Of Scenery

    My glasses were once
    Painted in black
    I saw mysery and darkness
    Happiness it lacked.
    To me it was
    Always night
    An ugly picture
    greeted my sight:
    Confusion
    Allusion
    Corruption
    Disruption
    Ignorance
    Arrogance
    Fear
    Dispair
    Tyranny
    Agony
    Depression
    Aggression.
    I was
    Alone
    Forlorn
    In a sea of black.

    My glasses are now
    Shaded in pink
    I see happiness and light
    The sight in I drink.
    To me there is
    Always light
    A beautiful picture
    Greets my sight:
    Clarity
    Serenity
    Happiness
    Contentedness
    Fairness
    Awareness
    Positivity
    Reality
    I am
    Uplifted
    Inspired
    By a world so bright.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  25. mytake
    Member

    observanteen

    Nice work; I enjoyed reading them! Thanks for sharing...

    (Regarding your post in the other thread: I don't know if this has anything to do with your friend getting engaged, but when my close friends started getting engaged I completely freaked out about life. Everything looked so scary and I kept wondering how they weren't afraid to go on to the next stage...bottom line, the only thing that helped was 1) Figuring out what the proper hishtadlus is to ensure a healthy & successful dating and marriage experience 2) Develope a meaningful connection with Hashem. The future is always scary, because that's where the unknown is. But I think I'm ready to go there now....)

    Sorry, I know this post doesn't belong here...too lazy to jump around from thread to thread!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  26. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    A poetry thread
    For posters most shy
    They wont post their work in
    I do not know why

    If a talent you have
    Then dont be afraid
    Chazal they do warn us
    Ein habayshan lomeid

    So show us your poetry
    You can inspire
    And of your identity
    We will not inquire

    Happy lines or sad ones
    Of last month or next year
    Whatever the topic
    They are all welcome here

    Posted 3 years ago #
  27. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    mytake: Thank you! I'm doing Ok, B"H. I'm truly happy for my friend!
    Shticky: Neat! But this is not the "show off your talents" thread...:)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  28. dancinggirl
    Just dance everything's gonna be okay!!

    emitrose, i am really impressed. i love the castles in the sky one. its very deep...i think i understand how you feel, i sometimes feel that way too...u sound like a male, i dunno why (sorry if ur female:)

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  29. dancinggirl
    Just dance everything's gonna be okay!!

    heres another poem i wrote

    there is no justice among man
    there is no right to fight or ban
    for man is but a speck of earth
    in a wide and mighty universe

    to learn to laugh to cry to give
    this all is naught when start to dig
    thaT gaping hole in which they lie
    which mocks all times of mirth and cry

    and when another does passby
    no thought or care for he who lie
    continue on to laugh and live
    forgetting that for him will dig
    a gaping hole in which he'll lie
    which mocks all times of mirth and cry

    Posted 3 years ago #
  30. bygirl93
    Not old enough to have graduated BY in 1993

    Hey everyone I'm not bygirl but she is graciously allowing me to use her account to post because I don't have one of my own. I'm really enjoying all the poetry it's always been a passion of mine and it's hard to get people interested in it. This thread is a great idea because I'm always too embarrassed to share my poetry but this is anonymous!!! So thanks for the opportunity and here's a poem:

    Even if we started off one way
    It's all right to end off on another note
    Even if we started off singing together
    It's all right if we slowly drift apart

    Because life changes
    But I know one thing that will stay the same
    Life changes
    But that's okay

    I always knew what I wanted
    It's alright to want something else now I'm older
    I always had that dream I was to follow
    It's alright to decide to change my mind

    Because life changes
    But I know one thing that will stay the same
    Life changes
    But that's okay

    When I was little I was fine
    With a constantly changing scenery
    When i was younger life was never boring
    Mystery just around every corner

    Because life changes
    But I know one thing that will stay the same
    Life changes
    That's the only thing that will stay the same
    And that's okay

    Hope you liked!
    M.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  31. dancinggirl
    Just dance everything's gonna be okay!!

    very unique style...thanx!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  32. dancinggirl
    Just dance everything's gonna be okay!!

    i would just like to take the time to shtuch out STUFFED CABAGE. she said noone would like this thread, so there!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  33. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    M.: What a profound thought! I loved the end! I wrote about change too. I wrote it after going through a major change that really helped me grow.

    Change

    Change is hard
    Change is challenging
    Change is exhausting
    And very demanding

    Change can frighten
    Change can scare
    Change can hurt
    Make you drop a tear

    Change will cause
    A twist in history
    Its future beholds
    An unknown mystery.

    But...
    Change can lead you
    Down a happy road
    And direct you
    To your peaceful abode

    Change can convert
    Your pain and sorrow
    In happiness and fulfillment
    And a better tomorrow.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  34. bygirl93
    Not old enough to have graduated BY in 1993

    Thanks I'm so glad you liked it! observanteen I really liked your poem it's very direct and true and I love parallelism. All the poems are really amazing I think this is my favorite thread!
    M.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  35. Bwashere
    Member

    Hey,
    I'm new with this... but let me know what you think :)
    I wrote this in 1 class period, so it obviously needs work...

    Wherever I go,
    4 corners follow me
    No matter how fast I run,
    they stick at my feet
    1 corner traps me,
    so that its impossible to escape
    And I can't help but sit there,
    staring at the white walls.
    1 corner hides me,
    from everyone outside
    And I can't help but wonder,
    whats going on around me.
    1 corner guides me,
    paves out my path
    And I can't help but think,
    where I'll be next.
    1 corner protects me,
    from the world I live in
    And I can't help but bang,
    praying someone will hear me.
    4 croners.
    One to trap
    One to hide
    One to guide
    One to protect.
    But what about doors?
    So that I can escape,
    when I feel trapped.
    So that I can really hide,
    not behind walls.
    So that i can learn,
    to guide myself at times.
    I don't need 4 corners,
    in order to be protected.
    What I need are some doors,
    next to each corner.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  36. eclipse
    The Human

    Now it's time to say Shalom
    Eclipse has more to clean at home
    But you know she'll be back again
    With a crazy issue you can mend:)

    (Uncle Moishy's tune)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  37. Bwashere
    Member

    This one is super rough, and also personal. Needa fix it up one of these days...

    Hi,
    are You still there
    listening to me
    helping me
    guiding me
    loving me?
    After I turned on You,
    ignored You
    questioned You
    lost You?
    Of corse You are.
    I turned from You,
    and got lost on the way
    But You waited to guide me,
    while I walked in circles.
    I ignored You,
    because I couldn't hear my voice
    But You were waiting to listen,
    while I pretended to sort out my problems.
    I questioned You,
    and didn't wait for the answers
    But somehow You still loved me,
    even though I didn't love myself.
    I lost You,
    When I really just lost myself
    But You waited for me,
    and listened to my cries
    You helped me get through them,
    and guided me on the way
    You showed your unconditional love,
    So I know that You're still here.
    You always were.
    I just wasn't opening my eyes,
    not wide enough.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  38. eclipse
    The Human

    That poem brought tears to my eyes.I'd like to give a copy to one of my children.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  39. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    Bwashere: Wow! Incredible! Ohhhh. I can relate...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  40. s2021
    :D

    b- love!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  41. bygirl93
    Not old enough to have graduated BY in 1993

    WOW M! but i thought ur fav was the random qoute thread- oh- and the m think is cute- took me a while to realize y u used m!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  42. Bwashere
    Member

    Awww thanks so much, so touched.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  43. mytake
    Member

    Hi, M and Bwashere-

    Welcome to the thread, and thanks for sharing your inspiration!

    Please keep posting everyone!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  44. Bwashere
    Member

    Judge-mental minds,
    putting on labels
    Drawing lines,
    cutting people out.
    The World is a Tangled Web

    Conceited peers,
    thinking they’re much greater
    Causing tears,
    without even knowing.
    The World is a Tangled Web

    A backstabbing friend,
    whom you thought was true
    But then it came to an end,
    because of their actions.
    The World is a Tangled Web

    People committing crime,
    thinking life would suddenly get better
    A waste of their time,
    which will bring guilt later.
    The World is a Tangled Web

    Yes, people can change their ways,
    start with yourself, build up from there
    Make it better for our kids days,
    so it is not as bad as this.
    Will the World Ever Untangle its Web

    Posted 3 years ago #
  45. The things that I would do if I knew I Wouldn't Fail:

    The things that I would do
    If I knew I wouldn not fail
    There wouldn't be a mountain in the world
    That I wouldn't scale

    You wouldn't see a picture I didn' paint
    You wouldn't see a book I didn't write
    There wouldn't be a life I hadn't touched
    No evil I didn't fight

    There woudln't be a desert I didn't cross
    There wouldn't be a sight I didn't see
    There would be no good I didn't spread
    No shackled one I didn' set free

    There wouldn't be a flower I didn't pick
    No song I didn't sing
    No skill I never mastered
    No grapes I wouldn't wring

    There would be no mind I didn't probe
    No heart I didn't discover
    No feeling I wouldn't know
    No wisdom I didn't uncover

    (For the more morose among you...)

    The Secret of Being Blue:

    The secret of being blue
    Is really in the hue

    For the color of the sky
    Is the color of a cry

    Somewhere in that feeling sad
    Is resembalence to being glad

    And if you chance upon an endless night
    Just know it holds your blazing light

    And if sometimes you shed a tear
    You'll notice then that things are clear

    Sometimes if you feel alone
    Suddenly you know of home

    And if, yourself, you cannot grasp
    You're closer to the truth, alas...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  46. am yisrael chai
    We await your rejoining us!

    I love my children's playpen,
    It's exactly what I need.
    My children can't get at me
    When I climb in to read!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  47. bygirl93
    Not old enough to have graduated BY in 1993

    @Bygirl, I thought you knew me so well- after all, you're the *queen*... lol
    @Brucklyn Jewess I *loved* your poems: I really related to the first one and the second one was really evoking (evocative?). Here's another one I wrote in honor of the weather:

    I do like the sun
    Its glaring rays
    Bringing all your troubles to light
    There's nowhere to hide
    Under its harsh light
    Everyone can see your face
    Your eyes blink
    Unable to tolerate
    Its beating force

    The rain is dreary
    Everyone is upset
    Not just you
    No one is looking
    They're focused on themselves
    They don't see your pain
    And as the rain
    Rolls down your face
    Your tears are concealed
    Under the clouds
    In the rain
    No one can see you cry

    Thanks!
    M.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  48. brotherofurs
    formula 4 happiness: Attitude of gratitude, Emunah, Giving

    love them all!!!! sadly i don't write poems but you guys are talented!!!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  49. observanteen
    trying to shteig in midos

    BrucklynJewess: Wow, I love your poems! The first one's really original and the rythm and rhymeing are superb! The second is beautiful too!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  50. Gee...this is exciting. I didn't know I could write poems. The last time I spent writing poetry was in eight grade where there was still something called creative writing. Essays became the thing after that
    I scribbled both these poems on the train on the back of my school notebooks.
    I like to write songs... I actually wrote a shidduch song -which is kind of like a poem (completed entirely on the F-train)It might provide some good wood to keep the "shidduchim" fire blazing in the cr...

    Posted 3 years ago #

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