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A sad announcement

February 19, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jess Tapper (weirdelf). Jess was a founding member, a former member of the Board of Trustees, the first ever Neopoet AEC Chair (in addition to being an eight time AEC/AC member), and most recently, the Director of Workshops and a member of our Cabinet.

We will hold a series of events to memorialize Jess, including:

- Jess Tapper's friends on Neopoet will host a chat room on Saturday, February 22, at 7 pm Eastern (11 am on Sunday, February 23 in Sydney, Australia)

- We've opened our forum -

Andrew & Paul

Legends, Myth and Tall Tales

Dark Side Chat with Geezer presents stories on the wild side. Do you believe in big foot, aliens or ghosts ?
Write a poem about any above subject or your own. This coming Saturday at 8 PM EST.
If you want your poem scrolled please contact Neopoet Chat by private message by Thursday midnight.

Come join our monthly contest read the description below.
Description:This month's contest will be about an EARLY Spring, not just Spring, but an early Spring. It should be thirty lines or less, (one or two more will be allowed). Any form, it must be about anticipated, wished for or actual. From any viewpoint; yours, children, animals, ect. Prewritten poems are allowed but must conform too parameters.

January 2020 Contest Results

Congratulations to the winner: Sparrow 42
Please visit the winning poem here:

Thank you to all participants for entering this past contest and all contests.

Election Results (February 2020)

We would like to cordially welcome the new members of the 26th Administrative Council:

Alan S Jeeves, AC Chair

And, in alphabetical order:

c lynn brooks
Roscoe Lane

Please join us in congratulating the new AC and wishing them the best for the upcoming term.

AC Election: Announcement (January 2020)

Our election begins today, with the following individuals on the ballot:

Roscoe Lane
Miranda Ortiz
Edna Sweetlove
Alan S Jeeves
c lynn brooks

The election will continue until Saturday, February 1st (5 pm Eastern Time).

You may view the voting guide (and candidates may update their responses) here:


The stream (all workshops)

This is the stream - you can see all poems on Neopoet, live, as they are created.


I Wrote a List of Questions

For the potential candidates
forgetting that so many things can’t be legislated
So, I vegetated on that for a minute
Then, I spin it dry and try to decide
tangible actions we can take to improve
the groove
That will move masses
Of all classes
To take a glance
At the chance
To stop being afraid
Of losing what we have
They’re not gonna take my stuff
Or power
Or fun
I have with my gun
Yell the old school team
The long oppressed want their respect,

Due to...

the unfortunate circumstance of the passing of Jess [weirdelf] recently,
I have not come up with a new theme for the chat this Saturday.
I think that a continuation of last week's theme will have to do. I know that there were
some of you out there, that either forgot or had other things going on, so if you
have something that you didn't present last Chat on the Darkside, you can do so this week.
The theme is still Legends, Myths and Monsters. Your own twist on a fairy tale

Entropic Hate

All is done because every day
you survived
to see the darkness in your eyes.

The mirror is closing in,
the mirror is fierce:
Nothing to hide within
but a world of suffering.

And there’s no point in reducing
the fury of yesterday’s hate
to a handful of tears
banished in the wind.

Just step closer to the edge and you will feel
the wrath of your ancestors
building up through your veins.

Your hate is in vain
in the same vein as death
and everything else
that comes against the grain.

GOD IS just a manifestation

GOD IS just a manifestation
of human mind

we all need scapegoats '
ere our own sacrifice
so man has invented a god
to lead
rather than be lead

god is you
if you cannot live without a creator
for me it's

• Valentine lover's •

My pen and paper are the lovers of today.
Red ink and white paper sit under a flower,
counting the falling buds of February
kissing the sands and shaking hands
to dance with the wind.

All That Was Lost

All That Was Lost

Lord if you were real,
Why did you leave your story
In the hands of men who will enslave
Who will extort, and who will kill for sport?

Why must we get to you through the Pope,
The crown and the government,
Potentates and a Regnant race,
The Pedophile and the Priest?

If there is a God,
He can't approve of Christianity,
Because of the separation,
And the hate that it teaches.

If there is a God,
I hope one day he speaks to me-
Lord speak to me,
The religions of men can't be right!

The Soldiers' Hymn

When this stinking war is over
No more soldiering for us;
You can take your fucking rifle
- Shove it up your fucking arse.
No more killing little kiddies
Dropping bombs on family homes
No more trembling, lying, dying,
At the bid of moral gnomes.

Tannhauser and Venus

A Medieval Romance based on R. Wagner's Tannhauser
and the Tannhauser legend.


“Oh, noble knight and troubadour
why dost thou through the darkness creep
as though thou were a common thief
intending harm on those asleep?”


“It is the entrance to a cave I seek,
where I among the naiads whiled
and drank the wine of one so fair;
from her presence I was exiled.

Hwy Infinity Revisited

Hwy Ð[Ñ Revisited


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