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that old guy...
« on: June 13, 2008, 05:45:22 pm »
This is a true story written as kinda-poem.
I want to get some experience in writing english stuff.

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In the town where i grew up
there's that station and that pub.
And every time i'm passing by
I see that old strange-looking guy

His skin looks raw, his ears are huge...
huge and hairy, somehow scary.
Most of the time, his eyes are closed...
not a single blink, he seems to think.

Or maybe he's just sleeping.

So he's asleep or he is not,
now i'm getting to the plot:

There is that noise he always makes.

a whirring, humming, snoring something.

There's that man who makes that noise,
and absolutely noone knows
if it stems from his voice
or after all from his nose.

a whirring, humming, snoring something.

it could be both from his voice and his nose
but noone really knows.
except of him i guess.

One day I wanted to ask him.
But I don't speak his language.

There's that man who makes that noise,
and absolutely noone knows
if it stems from his voice
or after all from his nose.

It sounds so calm and wise.
And with his always closed eyes,

the guy looks like buddha.

A russian buddha or something.



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Re: that old guy...
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 03:24:12 am »
While I write poetry, it's one of the few things I don't claim to be great at.

I really liked your beginning, and going from this strange old guy at the beginning to Buddha at the end is cool.  Personally, I'd cut out the "or something" at the end.  To me it seems stronger without it.  And you might want to do some more revision, if you want to.  I think with a little polish, it could be quite good.

But that's just one person's opinion.
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Re: that old guy...
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 11:23:40 pm »
The rhyming scheme sucks.

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Re: that old guy...
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 11:46:25 pm »
The rhyming scheme sucks.

SILENCE WOMAN!  THAT IS PURE FUCKING KIPLING!
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Re: that old guy...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 12:12:58 am »
The rhyming scheme sucks.

SILENCE WOMAN!  THAT IS PURE FUCKING KIPLING!

:lulz:  Something tells me you are gonna pay for that.

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Re: that old guy...
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 03:33:47 am »
"Threats should not be tolerated. They're demeaning, they're violations to human rights and no one deserves them."

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Re: that old guy...
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 03:46:07 am »
The rhyming scheme sucks.

SILENCE WOMAN!  THAT IS PURE FUCKING KIPLING!



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