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Post by silent woman » August 23rd, 2008, 7:42 am

black holes of the writer's life
I would rather read a poem
that makes me feel as if the floor

beneath my feet has fallen away
and I am hurtling through black darker than black
a blackness that glows against the black

rather do that
than read nothing at all
so it sit's here and prays for writer's block

is it writing
this compulsive scribbling
or hyper graphia?

put me on highway
show me a sign
I'll be willin
to open a text box

tap tap tappy tap typey tap
If you can't give me love and peace, Then give me bitter fame. — Akhmatova.

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Post by the mingo » August 24th, 2008, 10:22 am

Hyper graphia...wow...now there's a thought! Headline- "All Sufferers of Hyper Graphia Please Report To The Nearest Hyper Graphia Clinic Immediately! Your Drugs Are In! And, for all you nature lovers we have Many Many Herbal Concoctions and Various Snake Oil Treatments Guaranteed to Relieve You of Your Monies & Your Worries. Plus, For the Hardcore, we have Plenteous Supplies of Depression, Anxiety, Shivers & Shakes, Mild & Wild Schizophrenia, and, Last but not Least, Any One of the Hundreds of Cases of the Blues! Come One, Come All to The Great Galactic Medicine Show! Soon at a Location Near You!!
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by stilltrucking » August 24th, 2008, 6:13 pm

I am going to miss this place mingo
and miss you too.

these web sites are like gypsy caravans
we stop for the night and circle our wagons
and we are gone in the morning leaving nothing
but wagon tracks and an orphaned url.

I am starting to feel like the world's greatest jinx, like Joe Btfsplk in the Li'l Abner cartoon.

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Post by the mingo » August 24th, 2008, 9:46 pm

Sounds like your headin' out,ST, well, guess I got other places to be too. Maybe spent enough time on this one. The gypsy analogy is a good one. I don't understand the jinx part though, but I'm not asking.
Sometimes all a man has is his own reasons for doing or not doing and there ain't no explanation he needs to give. Time to cover the fire here. It was a piece of glorious while it lasted. Take care of yourself.
I'll miss you too, I enjoyed sharing the trail with ya. mingo
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by stilltrucking » August 25th, 2008, 2:40 am

Train passing
I can tell it is loaded
the deep rumble
the vibrations in the floor of my little shack by the railroad tracks

it fades
if not for these trains passing in the night
like temple bells
I would surely loose my mind

now quiet
a clock ticking
a fawcett dripping
a computer fan whirring
refrigerator compressor kicks on


Get your complimentory
"I can't help but wonder where I'm bound"
ringtone: here
"It's a long and a dusty road, it's a hot and a heavy load,
And the folks I meet ain't always kind.
Some are bad, some are good, some have done the best they could,
Some have tried to ease my troubled mind
Tom Paxton cover

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Post by stilltrucking » August 25th, 2008, 5:00 am

I will be back when Cecil comes back
Going to take a break
that's all

I hope we will all still be here.

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Post by constantine » August 25th, 2008, 10:07 am

"don't do this to me dimi"

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Post by Doreen Peri » August 25th, 2008, 10:11 am

stilltrucking wrote:I will be back when Cecil comes back
Going to take a break
that's all

I hope we will all still be here.
Oh geez.

More melodramatic grand public exits?

This is getting old.

ugh

I suggest we all get real lives.

lol

This is ridiculous.

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Post by mousey1 » August 26th, 2008, 2:21 am

Get real lives!?! Do you know what they cost these days? :wink:

Hey stillt, excellent words, mon! No shit!

We can't ask no more than to be swept to the floor by words.

Words hit us where we live and knock us windless

if we're lucky.
I used to walk with my head in the clouds but I kept getting struck by lightning!
Now my head twitches and I drool alot. Anonymouse

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Post by stilltrucking » August 26th, 2008, 2:53 am

Yes
I agree
mousey one
we are words
words r us

and thank you for taking the time to comment


Doreen I don't know where you get that idea about the internet not being real. Sounds like something Firsty used to use as a tag line.

Could you please explain what you mean?

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Post by Doreen Peri » August 26th, 2008, 11:27 am

stilltrucking wrote: Doreen I don't know where you get that idea about the internet not being real. Sounds like something Firsty used to use as a tag line.

Could you please explain what you mean?
I think it was a tagline for firsty, yeah. Forgot about that.

What do I mean by it?

• There's a LOT missing trying to communicate with text only. Human beings communicate many other ways. Voice, touch, body language, all are real. Text is just text. You can't hear the inflection in someone's voice on this machine. You can't tell if they're laughing or crying. There's so much missing.

• People can and DO, every day, read between the lines and interpret what's being posted differently than the author intended. I've watched it happen for many years and I am guilty of the same.

• Even WITH in-person body language, voice inflections, human emotions, touch, etc., it's difficult to interpret what people mean, unless you know them very well.

• Nobody on the internet really knows anybody else very well because unless you've spent in-person time with a someone else, you can't really get to know them.

• We all have different writing styles and some are more skilled than others in writing what they intend to say in an easily interpreted way. There are also as many readers as their are interpretations.

All that said, though I read Lucy, firsty, pelerine, Wireman, Lightning Rod, and several others including several other people from other websites who I eventually met in person...... though I read their posts for years on the internet, I really didn't even know them one bit until I met them in person. And even after you meet someone in person, you still barely know them until you spend a lot of time with them.

This is why I get fed up sometimes with sitting in a room by myself typing away on the internet and I want to talk on the phone to people to get to know them better (because as I said voice and vocal inflections are very important parts of communication). I also want to meet as many people in person as possible because..... as my list above shows..... the internet isn't real.

I'm sure there's a better way to say it than "the internet isn't real" but that's the best way I can say it at the moment. It's missing too much. We weren't created to communicate by text only.

Over and over for many years, I've seen arguments and debates on the internet, personal slights, words flung out like they mean nothing and they DO mean something..... and I've seen people misinterpret text and misjudge others..... label them.... or otherwise make decisions about their characters in error. It's not human and it's not fair.

That's my take on it and I'm sticking to it. ;)

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Post by Doreen Peri » August 26th, 2008, 11:58 am

Here's a poem I wrote about the topic 8 years ago in 2000.

http://www.studioeight.tv/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14372

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Post by stilltrucking » August 26th, 2008, 12:37 pm

I think he used the term "cyber space" is not real.

Beautiful poem
because unless you've crawled inside my eyes
and sat inside my skin and fed my children
and walked on my treadmill and eaten at my table
and recorded my conversations in your heart
slept with me on cold cotton sheets
with distant breezes blowing through.

you don't even know me.


I like that last stanza a lot.

Yes inside our eyes.
Inside our ears
"We create a universe by percieving the universe"



You know if we are standing side by side looking at a sunset, we don't see the same things.

we see differently, we percieve colors differently. Some people are color blind for example.

We don't hear the same

I am tune deaf and tone deaf for example. I used to love listening to your practice sessions on the piano to try and hear what you said were the mistakes. See if I could catch them too. I never could.








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Post by Doreen Peri » August 26th, 2008, 12:49 pm

thanks, jack
i appreciate your kindness & friendship
i've thought the same thing but have been told it's all in my head.

:)

fricking internet
it's not real after all
gotta get to work... i've gotten zero done so far today

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Post by stilltrucking » August 26th, 2008, 12:50 pm

He is a hell of a nice guy and he knows your fears, and how to use them to provoke you.

I get tired of that shit.

Real tired

Is he Les Amore too, it seems like it. So when he tries to sniff super robot girl's panties and you get offended and start laying the shit on all of us on the same thread as male pigs

I got tired of that too.

When you try to cover your tracks and go into denial about something I get tired of that too. No you never accused Cenacle of nothing.

I think I am going to avoid you too doreen,

not sure if I can do that.

so my days here are probably numbered.

It is okay I won't let the door hit me in the ass on my way out.


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