Writers Challenge #15

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  1. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    Tetractys



    The poetry form, Tetractys, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20).
    Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable
    count. Tetractys can also bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    Double Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1

    Triple Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10

    and so on.


    "Euclid, the mathematician of classical times, considered the number series 1, 2, 3, 4 to have mystical
    significance because its sum is 10, so he dignified it with a name of its own - Tetractys. The tetractys
    could be Britain's answer to the haiku. Its challenge is to express a complete thought, profound or
    comic, witty or wise, within the narrow compass of twenty syllables." - Ray Stebbing


    Example:
    freedom

    free
    from you
    your ego
    your blaming me
    i am a free spirit who has no past

    By Terri Anthony
    test
  2. BrokenSoul8604

    BrokenSoul8604 Apparently Emotionless

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    Dreams

    Sink
    Inside
    Emptiness
    That engulfs you
    Laugh at acid moons that breathe emptiness.
    test
  3. UFO the Phoenix

    UFO the Phoenix I DONT BELIEVE IN ALIENS!

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    Sleep

    Pillows steal my thoughts each night I close my eyes
    Angels view the windows
    to my heart
    ideas lost
    Goodbye
    test
  4. lpoet

    lpoet POET

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    to difficult for me..lol
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  5. lpoet

    lpoet POET

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    dont think night will fall just b/c day rises
    -lp
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  6. Sole Sovereign

    Sole Sovereign Hungry But Never Starving

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    "Window Pane"

    walking on water wit' a buoyant frame
    life's a window
    opportunity
    will spoil
    pane​
    test
  7. I
    stooped with
    My right hand
    holding the pen
    with thoughts piled too high to look over them!
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  8. Sykda

    Sykda New Member

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    Help.
    Advice..
    ALways there.
    Ask and receive.
    You aren't perfect to where advice wont help.
    test
  9. allnakey

    allnakey Sex is no fun by yourself

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    Mute Music​


    ...Dream...
    The peace
    Reflecting
    Off of mirrors
    Laid inside quick sand
    Gasp the grappling hand
    Our hearts become forgetting
    Your love began dancing astride
    A kiss left on your lips confuse minds
    As a caressing touch eases doubts
    Sincere a feeling you’ve confide
    But I’ve been hurt to many times
    Our hearts become forgetting
    Shadows fear broken hearts
    Shining for a lie
    As she fainted.
    I awake
    These eyes...
    ...Dream...


    lol I can't follow simple directions sorry, this was much harder then what you originally told us to do, well not harder, just more time to count syllabels
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  10. ManMadeofAshes

    ManMadeofAshes *DREAMER

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    love
    is fucked
    I breathe in
    and start choking
    you're fire and my lungs are shot from smoking
    test
  11. Azariah

    Azariah New Member

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    DEATH

    We
    Will Pass
    History
    Be One Alass
    Written down in manuscripts - Forgotten

    How many times will one man speak to you
    Your silent ears
    Losing sound
    Asking
    For
    Another chance to make amends with our time
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  12. Clarksvegas_Dan

    Clarksvegas_Dan Registered Voter

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    Self
    an old
    mystery
    for those aware
    It's inside you is all I can tell you

    Seek the Kingdom and you certainly find
    welcome, my friend
    it is you
    we've had
    eyed

    And
    we have
    missed you much
    as the years passed
    Welcome back to your home away from home
    test
  13. Killafornian

    Killafornian West Side Til I Die

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    hell
    we know
    evil's home
    eaten up by
    hordes of demonic presence, satan's cell.

    untrue what god said, i see the right path
    man's own death bed
    happens here
    at home
    earth

    child
    tell me
    is it true
    that where we go
    where ever we look, there always is hell?

    god...
    ...exists?
    not to me
    i am my god
    unknown to you my child, i don't exist...
    test
  14. Split-P

    Split-P are u not entertained?

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    die
    let go
    float away
    release yourself
    move into the realm of eternity
    test
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