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Post by Slipps » 02/28/12

Much of my current poetry work is already available in Slipps' Songbook however as those are performance pieces for in game use, I will be translating some of them here without the lisp or emotes. I do have older, other, work that is not part of her repertoire that I may post for consideration. I will also accept comments here in Snippits on the items in the Songbook. My strength is in story, I know that but you can those all over the RM, but if you wish to comment on any of those pieces, that may be done here as well. Look for work from Slipps, Cynnamin, Inqe, Wreath, Bonnett, Arbreth, Sthafaris or Hrys.
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Post by Slipps » 02/28/12

I have to hold onto hope,
for without hope, there is nothing.
However slight chance may seem to be,
I need that small glimmer.

Hope holds sanity so fragile,
it's sugar crystal wings, melting amid tears,
within that small greatness, we call feelings.
I remember faith.

Unless strength is there,
sanity alone is not salvation,
faith is my heart's answer
hope in my soul.

You are my hope,
you are my faith,
you are my strength,
Salvation is you.
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Post by Slipps » 02/28/12

Dark eyes hunt with careful steps deep below
a soft shink of gleaming blades
the torches gutter as all falls silent.

Across the stones golden notes thrum
drawing closer, enticing to turn
light steps fall to closing arms.

From the shadows a meeting of chance
silvered daggers slice once
blood red the petals scatter.

A stolen kiss for that rose
into the dark the knight slips
a careful dance of life and death.

Catch me again handsome danger
this morning was business
tonight will be pleasure.
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Post by Slipps » 02/28/12

I walk those paths he has tread before,
hows far these steps have I followed?
They lead me onwards through dark places,
the light of Hope my reward,
should I but catch up.

Yet forward the trail goes always.
Do I dare stop to look behind?
Do I dare pause to savor now?
On the wind, my name, calling me ever ahead,
fainter, farther, do I still hear it?

There!
That call in my soul lifts me up,
my feet stir of their own will as they often do.
Where has he gone?
Where do Dragons await?
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Post by Slipps » 02/28/12

Dawn peeks in the windows,
as the tender wipe the bar,
sausages, bacon, coffee scents the room.
Down the stairs they come, one and two,
bleary, seeking breakfast or baths.

Noon sun rises, lights the gardens,
some one strolls, stops, a bird sings.
Flowers bloom, trees rustle in a breeze,
the squirrel pauses at her chores.
Peaceful, tranquil, here secrets are held.

Sunset sweeps through the doors,
conversations murmur, glasses rattle.
The fireplace crackles, candles waver, dinner is served,
a couple smiles, holds hands, kiss.
A different booth, a deal is made.

Midnight strikes, busy servers scurry,
patrons flow, in, out, up and down.
Cross words, a blade drawn, ozone scents the air.
Paused glances, then a call for ale
a bard plays, sings and laughter rings.
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Post by Slipps » 02/28/12

I stepped in the shadows far longer than expected
shivering in the gathering gloom
believing it was not all that dark

I skirted the edges of the blacker depths
not wanting to peer into the murk
knowing what seethed there.

I did not deny the need for brightness in my soul
feeding it in shaded secret
looking where I thought warmth might dwell

I wanted that joy the soft glow of hope
to suffuse my soul
bringing a new radiance to my life

I come from the dark
to have the chance to walk in the light

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Post by Slipps » 02/28/12

I remember when the words did not hurt so much
when we travelled together as comrades ins arms
and our blades flashed not at each other
Do you remember then?

We laughed together and bled the same
I knew your heart then, it was mine...
Where are you my friend, do you remember me?
Do you recall the songs and deeds we did?

I look back over the days as each passes
one step further along, one step further away
from the times we shared, do you still care?
does your heart ache from the scars you left?

I'll never forget, the good and the bitter times
the sweet words and the hard looks as you left me behind
wounded... wondering...
did you really care, do you remember?

They lie when they say time heals all wounds
it's only the pain that changes with the memories.
Did you let those bleed away too,
Until your heart became cold?

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Post by Slipps » 04/26/12

This night is long and cold
once more none to hold.
Where is my love?
The passion in his kiss?

The window's candle burned low
pain in my heart just grows.
Where is my love?
The hope in his eyes?

It's wind that rattles the doors
not his steps on the floor.
Where is my love?
The joy in his smile?

Another dawn arrives without sleep
pillows wet from tears I weep.
Where is my love?
The warmth of his arms?

You never gone from my heart
no matter how far apart.
Where are yous my love?
The song ins my life?

You are the warmth in my soul
together we are whole.
Where are you my love?
The dance in my life?

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Post by Slipps » 05/03/12

When did I find that I
was empty
no one near
words unspoken

To feel that my heart is
made of glass
crystal clear
easily broken

Just a prize once polished
then put aside
without fear
another token

Would it shatter if you
turned away
beyond tears
soon awoken

The wasted chance of a
love given
forgotten here
never taken

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Post by Slipps » 05/30/12

Dark surrounds me
so easy to disappear
the thought teases
walk away

truths are twisted
sadness deepens
respect lost
harsh words spoken

night breeze clings
clouds part
stars shine
the night is not done

false words accusations
from sinking depths
regret or not remembered
what is revealed

still cannot cry
even in the safe dark
suffer silently
always

a plea for help
blood calls
a child's bond
need and trust

Dawn lifts
hide the pain
cannot vanish
while I care

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Post by Slipps » 08/03/12

A scent of flowers,
imagined in a bouquet
did they ever really bloom?
Am I too old to want to live?

Simple words, quiet laughter,
did I ever hear your voice
or only a whisper in my mind?
Is it too late to look ahead?

A thrill through my body,
did our finger ever reach out
or was it the memory of a touch?
Am I too old to feel this desire?

The dream of a kiss,
were you ever really there
or just a wish in my heart?
Is it too late to hope for true love?

Can I no longer dream?

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Post by Inqe » 10/29/12

Written for a friend riding out Sandy

The wind wails over the shutters,
rain sluices through the gutters...
if there is thunder near,
within the storm I cannot hear.
Outside a resounding crash,
in retaliation for lightning's flash...
in the dark time grows still,
my footsteps pace from sill to sill.
Within the anger of the storm above,
in my heart I hold my love...
no matter how hard the wind may blow,
or how long the candles glow...
I know that I am not alone,
from words whispered in loving tone.

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Post by Slipps » 11/25/12

All around you
I vanished
a bit at a time
I vanished
you did not notice
I vanished
through the days
I vanished
it was not important
I vanished
look around you
I vanished

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Post by Slipps » 12/16/12

For Lyah...



I know the ending to this song
I have heard this story before
How often does it end happy
in ever after more?

This one with that one
they hope it ends well,
That one with them
this I can tell.

They say please keep it secret
or drama may ensue,
But it never really is
so who is the fool?

I know the ending to this song
I have heard this story before
How often does it end happy
in ever after more?

Yet still I watch and wait
then listen to the tune
of hurt feelings, broken hearts
the cries of loons.

I can smirk and shake my head
let the drama unfold
should they have believed
the warnings I told?

I know the ending to this song
I have heard this story before
How often does it end happy
in ever after more?

Perhaps one less cynical day
I may be proved wrong
until then its just this way

I know the ending to this song
I have heard this story before
How often does it end happy
in ever after more?

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Post by Lyah » 12/17/12

That is so awesome Slipps, thank you!

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Post by Inqe » 01/11/13

It is no secret that I suffer from nightmares, especially when stressed or ill. I wrote this a little more than a week ago for another reason, but got slapped with it again last night as my sisters continue to prove just why I probably do not talk to them very often.


I dreamed you forgot me
bit by bit
caught up in everyday things
bit by bit
later, tomorrow, not now
bit by bit
just a fantasy
bit by bit
I faded away
bit by bit
family, friends, work
bit by bit
drew your attention
bit by bit
only a dream
bit by bit
merely a fear
bit by bit
you forgot me
bit by bit

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Post by Inqe » 01/22/13

To seek the light before the dawn,
most eyes will fall to the horizon,
what if one took a moment to look up instead?
Those shining points drifting among the dreams,
sparkling in the night?
The day will come,
catch a star to bring with you.

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Post by Inqe » 02/04/13

cats on keyboards
typing astray
sunlight in windows
melting snow away
laundry in corner
blankets awry
tears on a pillow
through a nights cry
tea cup cooling
pot boiled dry
phone is silent
gold chair empty
still these walls
alone today

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Post by Inqe » 04/08/13

I don't believe in promises
I never got them right
I try to keep the ones I've made
but the return is never the same
Where are you?
What happened to those words?
So earnest I believed
I should have never
Never
Believed in promises
broken like glass
broken like dreams
broken like hearts
No one is different it seems

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Post by Slipps » 05/08/13

I got your message
how can I ask?
To request of you
when there are troubles
that are your own?
With those so many
that just take and take
never to return?
I'm not sure how
or if I can.
I give what I have
bleed when I must,
but how to receive
even with need?
Those words
are still beyond me.

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Post by Slipps » 05/23/13

A spoon to wake
and one to eat with
another to wash the dishes from last night
a spoon for the shower
one to be dressed, no buttons today
another with the mail at the end of the walk
a spoon for the cat, food, water and box
cuddles are free
two for the doctor across town
two for groceries not yet put away
a spoon for late lunch and tea
twelve spoons so soon, half a day to go
laundry can wait, I suppose, I still have clothes
the bed can stay ruffled, easier to nap
where to find hidden spoons?
under my pillow
in the pages of a book
with my cat's purr
and a friend's cheery hello
I found a spoon in a card
and another in the garden with sunny blooms
I think I can make it through dinner now
perhaps a quiet cry
then off to bed, where I hope to find and not spend
before morning again

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Post by Slipps » 09/26/13

Where will you be that morning
While the sun struggles to rise
On that slow river of pain
Called Loneliness?

Where your heart leaks away
When feelings drip into the night
On that slow river of pain
Called Loneliness?

When your empty arms ache
While sight darkens for sorrow
On that slow river of pain
Called Loneliness?

When your soul turns to cry
Where nothing stops the tears
On that slow river of pain
Called Loneliness?

Where your dreams fall to madness
While sleep does not feel safe
On that slow river of pain
Called Loneliness?

While your body slowly floats
When they know you have gone
On that slow river of pain
Called Loneliness?

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Post by Inqe » 10/14/13

Written for Ratters after a conversation in the MS chat channel.

The kittens mewed,
the doves cooed,
but the mouse?
The mouse he mooed!

The door it creaked,
the faucet it leaked,
but the mouse?
The mouse never squeaked!

The bug it skittered,
the bird it twittered,
but the mouse?
The mouse never chittered!

To make a cow's low,
what did he know,
this odd mouse?
Running to and fro?

Mooing by mice wasn't done!
Mooing by mice was it fun?
Silly mouse,
Mooing in the sun!

He was not scared,
this noise he dared,
so the mouse,
a secret he shared!

"I am being me!
Can't you see?"
Laughed the mouse,
grinning with glee!

"I have no shame
not being the same!"
Mooed the mouse.
"There is no blame!"

"To myself I am true
despite what you knew."
Said the mouse.
"About mice that moo!"

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Post by Slipps » 07/02/14

The colors in my mind are muddy and thin
no amount of tears can wash them off
I need to hide this, to hide this, I hide this
still the madness seeps from the edges of my soul
staining the dreams that writhe and torment
I need to hide away, to hide away, I hide away
a varnished facade slowly cracking, crumbling
just an ever thinning shell fading, falling
I need to hide it, to hide it, I hide it
the pain that echoes and feeds on me
physically, mentally shreds whats left
I need to hide me, to hide me, I hide me

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Post by Slipps » 07/12/14

Where is the youth I should have been?
I keep waiting to have fun.
Where is the woman I was?
I keep waiting for love.
Where is the wisdom I'm supposed to have?
I keep waiting to understand.

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