26 votes

4 words poetry challenge

Four words,
no exceptions.

90 comments

  1. [4]
    vivaria
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    Sorry, fountain. Needed change.

    Sorry, fountain.
    Needed change.

    25 votes
    1. [3]
      vivaria
      (edited )
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      Frayed. No brushstrokes left.

      Frayed. No brushstrokes left.

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        vivaria
        Link Parent
        Pages scent, received warmly.

        Pages scent, received warmly.

        3 votes
        1. vivaria
          Link Parent
          Nest, once lonely: ours.

          Nest, once lonely: ours.

          2 votes
  2. Amarok
    Link
    Fucking fucker's fucking fucked. (ancient technician mantra)

    Fucking fucker's
    fucking fucked.

    (ancient technician mantra)

    15 votes
  3. [18]
    The_Fad
    Link
    My neck, My back.

    My neck,
    My back.

    14 votes
    1. [4]
      vivaria
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      My sides! They're splitting!

      My sides!
      They're splitting!

      6 votes
      1. [3]
        mundane_and_naive
        Link Parent
        Hey! Contraction is cheating!

        Hey!
        Contraction is cheating!

        5 votes
        1. [2]
          kfwyre
          Link Parent
          They shouldn't've... But did.

          They shouldn't've...
          But did.

          5 votes
          1. CALICO
            Link Parent
            I'dn't've, you'dn't've. 'twou'dn't, y'all'd've.

            I'dn't've, you'dn't've.
            'twou'dn't, y'all'd've.

            14 votes
    2. unknown user
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      My sympathy, my shoulderblade!

      My sympathy,
      my shoulderblade!

      3 votes
    3. kfwyre
      Link Parent
      Not yours, you plagiarist!

      Not yours,
      you plagiarist!

      2 votes
    4. [11]
      firstname
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      Lick my pussy and my crack - Khia
      1 vote
      1. [9]
        Algernon_Asimov
        Link Parent
        Six is not four.

        Six is not four.

        5 votes
        1. [9]
          Comment deleted by author
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          1. [8]
            Algernon_Asimov
            Link Parent
            "My pussy. My crack."

            "My pussy. My crack."

            2 votes
            1. [7]
              unknown user
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              @firstname Algernon lastname polemics :P take it easy guys!

              @firstname Algernon
              lastname polemics :P


              take it easy
              guys!

              2 votes
              1. [3]
                DrScump
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                We brought you flowers

                We brought you flowers

                1. [2]
                  firstname
                  Link Parent
                  Put them in water

                  Put them in water

                  1. DrScump
                    Link Parent
                    Research the "Algernon" reference

                    Research the "Algernon" reference

                    1 vote
      2. DrScump
        Link Parent
        Second 'my' redundant anyway.

        Second 'my' redundant anyway.

  4. teaearlgraycold
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    Paying interest, Emotional debt.

    Paying interest,

    Emotional debt.

    12 votes
  5. MimicSquid
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    I Have No Dreams

    I

    Have

    No

    Dreams

    8 votes
  6. the_walrus
    Link
    "The usual." "Rough week?"

    "The usual."
    "Rough week?"

    6 votes
  7. DrScump
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    Lossless Haiku Compression, perhaps?

    Lossless Haiku Compression, perhaps?

    6 votes
  8. gpl
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    Open window, summer scents.

    Open window,
    summer scents.

    5 votes
  9. [3]
    mrbig
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    Her period is peaceful

    Her period is peaceful

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      DrScump
      Link Parent
      Questionmark, not so much.

      Questionmark, not so much.

      1 vote
      1. mrbig
        Link Parent
        The child is not. Phew!

        The child is not. Phew!

        2 votes
  10. lawful-lazy
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    Jackets cover yesternight's lapses.

    Jackets cover yesternight's lapses.

    5 votes
  11. Triple_Soft
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    Not perfect, Posted anyways.

    Not perfect,
    Posted anyways.

    5 votes
  12. kfwyre
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    Bad date Up late

    Bad date
    Up late

    4 votes
  13. Bauke
    Link
    Few word do trick.

    Few word do trick.

    4 votes
  14. [2]
    zlsa
    (edited )
    Link
    A soft, sunny meadow. A trail, winding North. Hiking beneath the mountains. The pastel setting sun. Clouds like watercolor streaks. Waterfall, sparkling with moonlight. Silent snowfall in...

    A soft, sunny meadow.

    A trail, winding North.

    Hiking beneath the mountains.

    The pastel setting sun.

    Clouds like watercolor streaks.

    Waterfall, sparkling with moonlight.

    Silent snowfall in darkness.

    Cold morning, hot campfire.

    Farewell, forest. Let's return.

    I may have gone a bit overboard. I tried to make each poem stand alone, but also flow together with each other.

    Also, I'd be remiss to not mention my personal favorite four-word poem:

    The stars, like dust.

    - Isaac Asimov

    4 votes
    1. Algernon_Asimov
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      Those four words you've quoted are just an opening phrase. The poem itself has a few more than four words: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8090242-the-stars-like-dust-encircle-me-in-living-mists-of

      Those four words you've quoted are just an opening phrase. The poem itself has a few more than four words:

      The stars, like dust, encircle me
      In living mists of light;
      And all of space I seem to see
      In one vast burst of sight.

      https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8090242-the-stars-like-dust-encircle-me-in-living-mists-of

      3 votes
  15. [2]
    archevel
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    Inevitably Socrates faces oblivion

    Inevitably Socrates faces oblivion

    4 votes
    1. DrScump
      Link Parent
      Socrates: "I drank what?!"

      Socrates: "I drank what?!"

      3 votes
  16. bigheadedclover
    Link
    Ice cream. Dropped! Tears.

    Ice cream.
    Dropped!
    Tears.

    4 votes
  17. CALICO
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    Dust Slime Iron Soot

    Dust
    Slime
    Iron
    Soot

    3 votes
  18. shaunxcode
    Link
    Ground beef. Bound grief.

    Ground beef.
    Bound grief.

    3 votes
  19. patience_limited
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    Woulda, coulda, shoulda? Hadda.

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda? Hadda.

    3 votes
  20. [3]
    moocow1452
    (edited )
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    Ugh... Piss off, cat!

    Ugh...

    Piss off, cat!

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      moocow1452
      (edited )
      Link Parent
      Also, Dog? Stop pooping.

      Also, Dog? Stop pooping.

      4 votes
      1. acdw
        Link Parent
        Oh my god, same.

        Oh my god,
        same.

        2 votes
  21. patience_limited
    Link
    Lost snow, too hot. [I like this game.]

    Lost snow, too hot.

    [I like this game.]

    3 votes
  22. [2]
    Gaywallet
    Link
    I'm wearing pants, promise!

    I'm wearing pants, promise!

    3 votes
    1. Octofox
      Link Parent
      Remote workers life story.

      Remote workers life story.

      2 votes
  23. DrScump
    Link
    But noone listens anymore.

    But noone listens anymore.

    3 votes
  24. acdw
    Link
    so dark it breathes

    so
    dark it
    breathes

    3 votes
  25. unknown user
    Link
    Plums weep, night whitens.

    Plums weep,
    night whitens.

    2 votes
  26. ruspaceni
    Link
    Photograph wanes, feelings emerge.

    Photograph wanes,

    feelings emerge.

    2 votes
  27. yellow
    Link
    Without Life, Nothing Floats

    Without Life, Nothing Floats

    2 votes
  28. [6]
    vili
    (edited )
    Link
    Tuntussuqatarniksaitengqiggtuq! Polysynthetic languages win

    Tuntussuqatarniksaitengqiggtuq!
    Polysynthetic languages win

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      unknown user
      Link Parent
      Brought missiles to catfight :P

      Brought missiles
      to catfight

      :P

      4 votes
      1. [3]
        vili
        Link Parent
        Humanist degree Finally pays!

        Humanist degree
        Finally pays!

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          unknown user
          Link Parent
          Fellow humanist! Finnish rocks!

          Fellow humanist!
          Finnish rocks!

          2 votes
    2. vili
      Link Parent
      EpÀjÀrjestelmÀllistyttÀmÀttömyydellisyydettömyydellÀnsÀhÀnkökÀÀn: agglutinatives also cool!

      EpÀjÀrjestelmÀllistyttÀmÀttömyydellisyydettömyydellÀnsÀhÀnkökÀÀn:
      agglutinatives also cool!

      2 votes
  29. Algernon_Asimov
    Link
    cocoa slippers book contentment

    cocoa
    slippers
    book
    contentment

    2 votes
  30. Algernon_Asimov
    Link
    Proposal? Accepted! Pleased? Afraid!

    Proposal?
    Accepted!
    Pleased?
    Afraid!

    2 votes
  31. [2]
    Comment deleted by author
    Link
    1. unknown user
      Link Parent
      No, just four words!

      No, just four words!

      2 votes
  32. DrScump
    Link
    I have no words.

    I have no words.

    2 votes
  33. izik1
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    no rhyme, no reason

    no rhyme, no reason

    2 votes
  34. Elronnd
    Link
    Sorry; I have Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

    Sorry; I have

    Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

    2 votes
  35. [2]
    welly
    Link
    Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.

    Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.

    2 votes
  36. moocow1452
    Link
    One, two, three, floor.

    One, two, three, floor.

    2 votes
  37. lefterho
    Link
    burnt out disoriented perseverant

    burnt out
    disoriented
    perseverant

    2 votes
  38. firstname
    Link
    Midday, Monday, Cotton head.

    Midday,
    Monday,
    Cotton head.

    1 vote
  39. frickindeal
    Link
    He breathed She screamed

    He breathed
    She screamed

    1 vote
  40. Sir_Shakes
    Link
    Empty daily mourning coffee.

    Empty daily mourning coffee.

    1 vote
  41. asoftbird
    Link
    I like this thread.

    I like this thread.

    1 vote
  42. KBPrinceO
    Link
    Billy let go, again.

    Billy let go, again.

    1 vote
  43. [3]
    Comment deleted by author
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  44. [3]
    vakieh
    Link
    This poem's broken rules.

    This poem's broken rules.

    1. [2]
      unknown user
      Link Parent
      Rules are made to be broken!

      Rules are made to be broken!

      1. unknown user
        Link Parent
        My very existence is rebellion!

        My very existence is rebellion!

  45. firstname
    Link
    Thread like Dark Souls

    Thread like Dark Souls