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Forum: Poetry 12-08-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By JohnConstantine
Rhythm is really strong here. Possibly a bit twee...

Rhythm is really strong here. Possibly a bit twee for my taste but it's very well written.

The only thing which messed me up was reading hope, prisons, thieves twice. You might get away with the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-07-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By JohnConstantine
Kurt Cobain was depressed as hell man not sure...

Kurt Cobain was depressed as hell man not sure that would be much fun...

I reckon Jim Carey would be a good convo -- he's gone through a bit of an awakening.

HST to make it lively.

David...
Forum: Free Writing 12-06-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By JohnConstantine
Creation (with added rambling)

We can never know how
each other feels
We can only take these
clumsy gesticulations
And primitive grunts
And form a vicarious conception

And hope that this somehow
resembles what is...
Forum: Poetry 12-06-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By JohnConstantine
Creation

These words are
no good
they’re inadequate
I cannot give you my feelings
using these mere abstractions!

Yet that's all I have

Words.
And art.
Forum: Poetry 12-05-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By JohnConstantine
I played around a bit more with this 😊 The...

I played around a bit more with this 😊

The same auto-tuned song is
Number One, two, three
and nine-to-five
and twenty-four-seven

Smash Hits such as:

“If your five o'clock shadow
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-05-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,631
Posted By JohnConstantine
Sure... but what of all the pro Russian...

Sure... but what of all the pro Russian Ukrainians... do they just not exist? -- are all the images just fabricated etc
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-05-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,631
Posted By JohnConstantine
I'm not going to claim to be an expert on the...

I'm not going to claim to be an expert on the issue. My point is pretty simple. There are no good guys here, each are using cynical geopolitical tactics, both are guilty of 'fake news' or propaganda...
Forum: Poetry 12-05-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By JohnConstantine
The Antidote

The same auto-tuned song is
Number One, two, three
and nine-to-five
and twenty-four-seven

If your five o'clock shadow
isn't encrusted with diamonds
forget it

If you're not shaped like
Forum: Poetry 12-05-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By JohnConstantine
Thanks man. I think I would have written that...

Thanks man. I think I would have written that trite condemnation once upon a time -- but after all that teenaged idealism wears off you're left with something all the more complicated.
Forum: Poetry 12-05-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By JohnConstantine
lots of cool images here, satisfyingly dark,...

lots of cool images here, satisfyingly dark, mythological and apocalyptic. I'm not sure I can find its non-fiction parallel -- no one is really that bad :shifty:
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-05-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,631
Posted By JohnConstantine
So firstly apologies for not addressing the whole...

So firstly apologies for not addressing the whole post. I think it might be useful to keep things succinct and stick to this central point.

You have two versions.

One which you seem to wholly...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-04-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,631
Posted By JohnConstantine
You don't think there's anything suspicious of...

You don't think there's anything suspicious of this though? -- ie: the EU doesn't get what it wants and shortly after the president is deposed and a pro EU government is set up, heavily funded and...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-04-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By JohnConstantine
The issue isn't black and white. Here's a...

The issue isn't black and white.

Here's a question.

Say I'm an actress looking for a part, and some male director says I'll get it in exchange for some sexual favour. I'm outraged and walk...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-04-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,631
Posted By JohnConstantine
I've literally skimmed a few lines so correct me...

I've literally skimmed a few lines so correct me if I jump the gun here...

Whenever I see Ukraine framed mostly through the event in Crimea it smacks of propaganda.

It seemed to me the...
Forum: Poetry 12-01-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By JohnConstantine
In this Patriarchy

In this patriarchy

Man wants to fast forward,
to the end,
flinging himself from an
assortment of ledges,
poisoning himself with
carbon monoxide, up
all night choosing between the ...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-01-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 21,175
Posted By JohnConstantine
If it's called a portrait of hope then this is...

If it's called a portrait of hope then this is just the desire for society to crumble -- and the dream that somehow it'll be nice and peaceful when that happens. We can just chill in the jungle and...
Forum: Poetry 12-01-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By JohnConstantine
You're surely right Kev, but I have a childish...

You're surely right Kev, but I have a childish affection for superfluous tangents.
Forum: Poetry 12-01-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By JohnConstantine
I got a sort of callous sarcasm. The writer isn't...

I got a sort of callous sarcasm. The writer isn't really sorry. It's like sorry but you're tasty so... hard luck.

I think it captures most people's attitude towards eating animals. Sure they're...
Forum: Poetry 11-30-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By JohnConstantine
This is my Love Poem

I sat down to write about love
and nothing
How the fuck did I get here,
with no words fit for all that I hold dear?

what inked itself was logical,
philosophical, argumentation --
like some...
Forum: Poetry 11-30-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By JohnConstantine
It's worth checking out Jordan Peterson's...

It's worth checking out Jordan Peterson's Biblical series, I just find the way he deals with scripture and mythology in general a lot of fun.

There's some Ayn Rand/Nietzsche/Plato in there too....
Forum: Poetry 11-29-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By JohnConstantine
oh yah danke schoen

oh yah danke schoen
Forum: Poetry 11-29-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By JohnConstantine
There's something about sky high rank hypocrisy...

There's something about sky high rank hypocrisy and teaching kids to hate which makes me want to cave my skull in.

But instead I write weird poems...
Forum: Poetry 11-28-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By JohnConstantine
Übermensch

That our objectification
of human rankings, should
have three sides is fitting,
if you doubt it ask yourself
how many are perfect
in relation to the average wretch?

It is not a mere...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-24-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,807
Posted By JohnConstantine
https://www.ted.com/talks/elaine_morgan_says_we_ev...

https://www.ted.com/talks/elaine_morgan_says_we_evolved_from_aquatic_apes
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-20-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,807
Posted By JohnConstantine
Oi Flea! Look what I found :)

Oi Flea!

Look what I found :)
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