EXERCISE Quotable Poetry Challenge #3

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Anglkate, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Roleplaying is one form of creative outlet. Short stories and roleplay posts are similar, but what about the long used verse?

    This is a poetry challenge. You may use any style poetry you wish as long as you utilize the given quote somewhere within your poem. It can be the entire quote or parts of it, so long as it's recognizable. Have fun, be creative, but don't feel limited by the content of the quote. Expand and let your muse free.

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    If we shadows have offended,
    Think but this, and all is mended,
    That you have but slumbered here
    While these visions did appear.

    ~Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream
     
  2. That you have but slumbered here
    While these visions did appear
    a tale cast in sheet rock
    spilt it's blood across the wall.

    A broken face against the floor
    a blooded palm print on the door
    Set the mood of this here scene
    Without words of which to tell.

    Shattered bottles on a stand
    Cast aside by vacant hand
    A stagnant breath of swill
    permeates the very air.

    Standing here I see it all
    The aftermath beyond the fall
    Cast in hell I see my fate
    Of weight I will soon bear.

    But peace of mind sets in my soul
    In spite of this, I feel whole
    No longer broken, Never shamed
    And honestly quite free.

    So face I will what justice served
    For an act the bitch deserved
    I see the writing on the wall
    And wait...
     
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    Twilight masks the deeds undone
    As nightmares linger in the air
    Darkness whispers their lullaby
    Mending madness of the mind:

    'If we shadows have offended
    think but this and all is mended'

    Carefully scripted plans unraveled
    Revealing dark secrets and desires
    Twisting fate to fit the whim
    Allure the victim into the game

    A penumbra for the prey to see
    Trapped in the umbra blindly
    No hope for escape cold hands reach
    For the premeditated prize

    Rapturous feel of goal obtained
    Shovels dance with the earth
    A crowded feeling creeps within
    While voices whisper in the ear

    Battle demons who plague the mind
    In the end only one victor alive
    To sow the benefits of the night
    One last encounter remains

    With one swipe deliverance is made
    The earth is moved to make two graves
    A smile plays on the victors face
    A final lullaby is sung

    'While these visions did appear
    Worry not your part in this game
    That you have but slumbered here
    Clears conscious mind of moral fear'​
     
  4. Visions

    You journeyed through a wondrous dream,
    Where nothing was as it would seem.
    For us shadows you had no fear,
    While these visions did appear.


    We brought your fantasies to life,
    Flashed memories before your eyes
    Without ill will, you shed a tear
    While these visions did appear.


    If we shadows have offended,
    Think but this and all is mended:
    That you have but slumbered here
    While these visions did appear.


    You journeyed through a wondrous dream
    While these visions did appear.