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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!

WINNER:
Scarecrow by Frankie Sanchez and Steven Kenworthy

RUNNERS-UP:
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.

Older News
Poem of the Day for 05/27/17

Fissure
by Ben Evans

You have what I want.
It is not a simple matter of giving
or these pages would be blank
and I, better slept.

I sought a substitute in drugs and drink
and the intoxication was a feeble parody
and the blue-vein crazy-eyed addiction;
a scornful mimicry.

I made myself strong
but the acid-bourne ache was dull
and the pounding in my ears screamed
your name

I began the dismantling and the loss
of everything left the only thing
I couldn't throw out, and you smiled

I wept on the Church porch and the door
was opened wide and I took the one treasure
that they had to offer
and still I hungered.

03/10/2008

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