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    Someone asked in another thread what NTs were like on the inside, whether or not we were really full of all these dark undercurrents.

    I'm curious what kind of poetry the other NTs might be willing to share.

    I'll throw one of mine out there to get us started, an autumn theme... sort of:


    Fallen Friends
    Written November 12th, 2007
    By (misty_mountain_rose)


    A quarter moon is calling to the curtains in the sky.
    But all the clouds are coyly dancing just beyond her eye.

    Upon the willows, water slowly forms into a tear,
    But still it hangs defiantly, although the end is near.

    The fiery leaves of Autumn linger longer than they should,
    And if they could retain their bit of life – I know they would.

    Father Time has held his hand a moment longer still,
    As Winter tapped his fingers on the frosty window sill.

    An instant later everything is changed before our eyes
    And all the world is silent in a moment of surprise.

    The moon is full, and all the willows cried themselves to sleep-
    And gave the leaving birds their summer lullaby to keep.

    The scattered leaves are fallen, nestled safely on the ground,
    And as the wind awakens me I slowly look around.

    “I am not as strong as you” I whisper to the trees.
    “How could you relinquish all your pretty, golden leaves?”

    “What if all the beauty you were meant to hold is here…
    Amid the fallen friends you tended all throughout the year?”

    Brittle branches scrape against the windy winter night-
    So on I walk until their barren arms are out of sight.

    Close within my heart I’m fighting battles of my own-
    Trying to relinquish all the love that I had sewn.

    Dare I let them fall away… these precious dreams of mine?
    What if love is something only once you come to find?

    O! How difficult it is to let your efforts be for naught…
    If only I’d the Faith that all the empty trees have got.
    Embrace the possibilities.

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    I know I'm not the only one. Get out of hiding!

    Its not like we're waiting in the shadows ready to pounce. ... or are we...

    Embrace the possibilities.

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    This one doesn't belong to me, but I'm pretty darn sure that it was made by an NT and that it fits the NT persona.

    Roses are red.
    Violets are blue.
    Incidentally:
    that girl I choked to death was too.

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    Poetry is too flowery for my NTJ core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01011010 View Post
    Poetry is too flowery for my NTJ core.
    The dead core. (Kidding.)
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01011010 View Post
    Poetry is too flowery for my NTJ core.
    Flowery?

    Thistles by Ted Hughes

    Against the rubber tongues of cows and the hoeing hands of men
    Thistles spike the summer air
    And crackle open under a blue-black pressure.

    Every one a revengeful burst
    Of resurrection, a grasped fistful
    Of splintered weapons and Icelandic frost thrust up

    From the underground stain of a decayed Viking.
    They are like pale hair and the gutturals of dialects.
    Every one manages a plume of blood.

    Then they grow grey like men.
    Mown down, it is a feud. Their sons appear
    Stiff with weapons, fighting back over the same ground.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    This is the kind of nonsensical drivel I come up with:

    Flutter, mutter
    Boiling butter
    Fat to oil in a roaring furnace
    Chew the fat and burn the menace

    Bubble, wobble
    Look through Hubble
    See the bursts of light and glory
    Burning, roaring in all their fury

    Melt, meld
    Fuse and weld
    Sparkly dancing combusting shards
    Burn through skin and kill the bard

    -=the bard dies=-

    Though I don't think it's very typical of an NT.

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    Monsieur Cauchemar


    With the conscience of a scorpion I infiltrate the back entrance
    of your mind, with the innocence of a fox slipping into a hen house.
    A turbid fog descends upon your meadow
    And like a match to butter, I melt your nostalgia away.

    Tell me, do my garments seem familiar?
    Why, I’m wearing the finery of your fears
    And your most darkest, unfathomable of worries like cologne.
    Masquerading in the most morbid of childhood terrors
    Which you left hidden under your bed.

    Guilt was the cat that clawed it’s way out of the bag
    After years of nail-biting confinement, only
    to be pinned down by Fear and it’s erratic ways.
    Who with whitened knuckles grabbed it by the scruff,
    hauled into the boot of a car and left it there to rot.
    Crimson droplets of cobwebbed conversation drip, drip, drip…
    And fall from its beaten mouth like teeth.

    Interpreters; forever jotting my fingerprints down in misconstrued leaves
    Whilst Freud and Jung played pin the tail on the donkey, their
    doors strewn with lamb’s blood.
    But it never stopped me knocking every now and again.
    And even you, painting the air with undignified colours
    “Monster! Boggart! Fiend!”
    I watch with a smirk as you run away, tail between your shaking legs.

    For I am nothing more than an obscured reflection of yourself.

    But alas, Fate’s bailiffs come to claim their rent.
    Father Time arrives with untimely precision, calling
    You with shrill, monotone urgency.
    Whilst Reality throws you a safety-line, which with eagerness
    You grasp and you are towed away from me.

    Helios has to make his westward ride eventually!
    I snarl as you ebb towards the light.
    And the woman dressed in red-ochre, her canvas of blue?
    She has to retreat to her underground dwelling sooner or later.
    And until then, I’ll bide my time here.
    You’ll never see me coming.
    Um, yeah.

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    There always seems to be some sinister/morbid/dark humour undercurrent.

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    I personally prefer poetry which has a lesson to teach or gives meaning to something, rather than just the artsy word play (unless the wordplay is also amusing).
    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.

    "If you go looking for something in particular, your chances of finding it are very bad, because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. If you go looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good, because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of them."

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