Miss Von Trapp (missvontrapp) wrote,
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Teen Angst Poetry is WAY too prolific on the net...so here's more...

Autumn days come
and the long grass is jeweled.
Summer days have gone.


This was my very first published poem. I was about 8/9 years old (and had just learnt about haiku form) and won a competition to have it printed in a school childrens poetry anthology...unfortunately, my mother never bought a copy of the book when it was available...and I have no recollection of it's title...the only memory I have is seeing the book and my printed poem in the secretary's office at the time.

Another one I won a competition with when I was little was a rubbish "Never Go with Strangers" poem...it was a regional police competition...and I had the poem printed, framed and displayed in their Exeter headquarters...a copy in a folder for myself (which I have in a box...somewhere), and a Curly Wurly...which I am sure were bigger in those days, and didn't survive past lunchtime. Yum!

I wrote a ton of poetry between the ages of 6 and 18/19...it went from childish comedy stuff which was mostly rhymed and metered...to the regular teen angst and 'philosophical' musings...

I don't write anything these days...I enjoy prose more, and have an innate dislike of teenage poetry especially on the web...unless I consider it intelligently written, and not cliche rubbish. I hate having to wade through tons and tons of the stuff everytime I have to look at a new goth website. I see 'My Dark Musings' and inwardly groan:/

eg. "the blood wells and drips from my knife-rent wound as the hatred and woe pours from me into the eternal ocean of lies..."

That kind of crap lol. I'd rather read Byron...

In fact, out of all my 'teen-angst' years...there are only two poems of mine that I actually really like, and I'm going to subject you to them here simply because this is MY DIARY and I CAN!!! Bwahahahahaha!!!

I actually wrote this vampire goth cliche of a poem in 1996. It's a bit crap (not dissimilar to children's poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson) but I like the rhythm of it;)

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Sepulchre (1996)

Candle burning in the night,
Touching me with ochre light.
Melting wax that dribbles down,
Crimson on my bone-white gown.
Dancing flame that chases dark,
Warmth and comfort to my heart.

I should never lie awake,
Through midnight hours my sojourns take;
Do my dreaming by the day,
Sleeping sunlit hours away.
But daytime light I can't abide;
The night is where I'm doomed to hide.

I, a vampire, forced to feed
On nought but blood - my only need.
My only light; the candle there
That burns in my sepulchral lair.


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...ok, last one. I won't subject you to any more of this un-literary torture;)

Older than the last...

River Dream (1993)

Woman in white
Stands silently on the other side of the water.
Come across, she says.
But you don't dare to leap and trust the river.

In the wake
A thousand eyes watch you.
A conscience says to wait.
But it will cost you.

Will you take a chance
and brave the leap?
The gap is not as far as you'd believe.
Our lives are a dream,
The world as a stream flows steadily on.

Woman in white
waits patiently for you to come and guide her homeward.
No time, she says.
Yet you hesitate and watch the river flowing.

In the wake
A thousand mouths urge you.
Their voices say to leap
They are there to help you.

Will you take a chance
and brave the leap?
The gap is not as far as you'd believe.
Our lives are a dream,
The world as a stream flows steadily on.

Woman in white
Meets Man in Black and cries for you to save her.
Jump now, she begs.
But still you do not trust the river.

In the wake
A thousand souls desert you.
You had your chance
Now life is taken from you.

Will you take a chance
and brave the leap?
The gap is not as far as you'd believe.
Our lives are a dream,
The world as a stream flows steadily on.


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Some random haiku nonsense which amused me...



Am I seriously this dull and sleep/work obsessed??

*fear*

LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:vampgirl
Your haiku:on tv this morning
had curry pasty and beans
mudkip i choose you
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Your name:vampgirl
Your haiku:my oh...i oh what
a night didn't go to sleep at
all after work...on
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Your haiku:is so funny i
had stuff to do today but
i slept right they let
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Your haiku:circle i to fear
o.o i've just woken from such
awful nightmares that
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