So I found this great, yet under rated, place for authors. You can start a project, which could be your own book, or a collaborative project. Then you can even get your stuff published! I've been really getting into it, pretty fun. Here's my account.
So anyway, to the punch. You want to read my first attempt at poetry? Do you? Too bad, here it is, and heras a link to the link.
My first poetry
Word count: 227
I had finally claimed my world,
the previous monarchy unfurled,
the mantle now rested
upon my shoulder.
But alas! In my plan, a fatal flaw
When I looked down from my throne, and saw
You skipping over puddles
I watched, hoping, and at last
You came across a sea too vast
For you to gracefully leap
And there was I.
I timidly approached
Undoing the king's new broach
And took my royal mantle
For you to tread.
We soon became fast friends
And you were my queen...or was that pretend
I could never tell
When it came to you.
Matches was your name for me
A ridiculous name for a king, I now see
But I accepted, deep in love
For my lady
The moving trucks came one day
For it seemed I could no longer stay
But I promised, no matter what
I'd come, for you
I came back years later, yet there
Was your throne, cold, and bare
How is it that you couldn't
Wait for me
Our friendship meant the world to me
But all that you seemed to see
all you EVER seemed to see.
Was a friendship.
Yeah, that one's about a powerful childhood crush, took 10 minutes to write. It was pretty fun, thinking of doing more, I don't think it's bad for a first attempt. I find the trick to poetry is find a subject you have a lot to say on. Then you concentrate on one verse, that can be from any part of the poem. That will give you the base for the rest, and then it should all just flow. Never thought I'd be a poet... oh well.
Anyway, I'd also like to bring your attention to another project I've been working on, a history collab... anyone can join. The point is, you dig up a history article you made, or make a new one, and post it. Then, if we get enough articles for a whole book, we'll try and publish it! Oh, and try not to, but if you do submit an article on something someone's already done, then i guess we'll vote to see who's stays.
And lastly, I found out by working with Migrating Coconut that I love making stories with people, and was wondering if any writers here were interested. Instead of pitching one of mine, I'll work with one of your ideas.
Thanks for listening!