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Community News

The Pathetic Book of Poetry - 04/08/2014
by V. Blake

Our very own Jody Pratt was cool enough to put together a book of poetry using submissions from Pathetic members. Read more about it in the forums--you can even just click this link if you're feeling lazy, so no excuses.

Thanks go out to Jody for his efforts and to everyone who submitted their work to make it possible. Go get yourself a copy!

New Server - 08/03/2013
by Gavin M Roy

The site has been moved to a new server which should address the ongoing login issues for the past week or so.

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen Contest Results - 09/20/2011
by V. Blake

Well, the extended contest is over, and we have our results! Congratulations to our winners, and a sincere thanks to all the participants!

Scarecrow by Frankie Sanchez and Steven Kenworthy

Everyone else! (Sorry. The submissions were too few to warrant runner-up selections!)

There wasn't a huge pool of submissions this time around, but all the ones we got were awesome. Thanks again everybody.

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen Contest - 08/28/2011
by V. Blake

Well, the initial closing of the contest was to take place last night, but as we've only had two submissions so far, I have decided to extend the date by a couple of weeks to give everyone some more time. I understand collaborations don't always get done in a neat schedule, so I am hoping this will allow for a bit more competition.

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Poem of the Day for 08/20/17

Quietly, goodnight
by Adrian Calhoun

For hours we stand,
arm in arm, hand in hand,
face to face, embraced.

We have danced with it,
and around it,
but there really is no question.

Our feet glide effortlessly,
hips gracefully sway to an fro,
legs turning us about.

All the while we have merely
been dancing with the shadows.
With no melodies or song,
and no music playing.

Like some hypnotic trance,
it has been rehearsed a thousand times
till made perfect.

To this place and time
we know we can never return.
Gently released, is the long embrace.


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Quietly, goodnight Copyright © 2017

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