A Faceless Room


Screens as far as you’re willing to see–

That’s all that’s important for everyone but me.

 

Technology is everywhere, it’s bending all our necks

our lives are full of Facebook, of tweeting, and of texts.

 

White lights beaming, illuminating, frustrating

In “awkward” situations pacifying and placating

 

Put it away. Put it somewhere–your back pocket.

Close the tab, hit the home button, make the screen go black and lock it

 

Technology destroys us, it empowers us, divides us

Nearsightedness consumes us, it numbs us, misguides us

 

If I am in a room with you, I expect to hear your voice

You do not have to be on-screen, no, therein lies your choice

 

In a room full of people, I only see blank faces

Surfing around on the internet, away in far-off places

 

A faceless room filled with empty joy

An entire existence dependent on a toy

 

-Lindsey LaBrie

A Fire


Hi. Time for a poem. I may or may not be using this blog more often. We’ll see.


 

This feeling that’s fading should fade away fast,

Its only intention is one, aside, to cast;

 

An afterthought aching for the spoils of tomorrow

A tenuous fortnight of time only borrowed;

 

It is easy to split a pair into one,

harder to remain than it is to run;

 

Comradery? That barely scratches the surface

Associates associate, to do things with purpose

 

What we did was something that friends wouldn’t do

So now, in this moment, how can that be true?

 

Perhaps it was fear that split it apart

or a lack of reciprocal views, to start

 

But do not proclaim a lack of a “click”

That argument’s moot; the deception is thick

 

This “friendship” is something that can’t be rekindled

The embers have died, the tinder’s been swindled.

 

-Lindsey LaBrie

Mario Poem!


As promised, I am writing a poem about the Mario games! (On Super Nintendo) 

 

Mario 3, World 3-2

Mario, oh Mario,

why must you die?

I’ve been playing this level for hours,

can you not see that I try?

 

No longer can I suffer,

or I will die myself

if you cannot get through this,

I’ll put you back on the shelf.

 

I realize it’s mostly my fault,

Since I have the control,

but if I were you, my tiny red man

I’d be on a roll.

 

Dashing through the levels,

passing all the goombas too,

the coopas, the ghosts

and bowser, especially you.

 

Finally I’ve passed this level 

with one single life to spare

but what do you know, Mario,

you’ve died and I’ve  pulled out my hair.

 

I’m turning you off,

and going to bed,

so deal with it Mario,

to spare the hair on my head.

 

–Lindsey LaBrie

Dreams… Crushed (Well Sorta)


A long time ago I was searching for a weekly poem. I stumbled upon a site called poem.com and I saw that they were having a poetry contest. “Why not?” I had thought and posted “The Seed”. (See my weekly poems category and look up The Seed) So yesterday, I asked mom if I got any mail. Guess who it was from? Poem.com telling me that I was one of their finalists and that I get my poem published in a real book. A real book that real people would read. I also have a chance to win “one of many prizes”. So I looked this sight up on google to see if it was a reliable and legit competition that I had won. It turns out that practically everyone who enters a poem gets sent a letter like I did. So guess what? I’m pretty sure it’s fake. So thanks for ruining my dreams of getting my poems published in a real book Poem.com. You guys suck. I’m sending in the form anyway, there’s just no money. You guts don’t get my money. I fricken gave you my poem for free! When “Stars of our Hearts” is published, I’m going to march into Barnes and Noble and see for myself if I was scammed or not. So in March, we’ll see. We’ll all see.

From the annoyed constructor of this sight,
LinLaB7 :/

T’was the Day Before Christmas…


T’was the day before Christmas

and all through the store,

all associates were busy

we could find no more.

Tho our patience was lingering,

we waited and stared

and waited and waited until

one was prepared.

An associate looked at us

and said with a frown,

“I’m sorry, but everyone is

busy in town.”

We sat down and smiled,

although we were through

with waiting for someone to say,

“I’ll come help you.”

In Customer Service, it was no better,

for the lines were so long,

you could sing a whole song

before you checked out a sweater.

Onward we trekked

through the cram-packed store,

until finally

the lines were no more.

We got to the checkout,

“At last!” I had said,

but just to our luck,

the Cashier was dead. Continue reading

Poem. Yup.



Thee hath open’d a path

into the depths of my soul.

A winding staircase of life,

and thee hath lighted the way.

An extra beat thine makes for you,

my heart unlocked by key.

And tho I haven’t come off cloud nine,

something sparked between thee and thine.

A small bird’s coo was heard by night,

and it sounded not of might.

But as we listen far and near,

t’was not a coo but love’s melody we hear.

For now, say I, I have to go,

To continue life’s journey through the glistening snow.

–Lindsey LaBrie

Go, Lovely Rose


this is a poem that dylan recommended me to put on my blog.

so here you go:

(and im soooooooo really really sorry for not posting a poem on saturday)

Go, Lovely Rose
by Edmund Waller

Go, lovely Rose,—
Tell her that wastes her time and me,
That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee,
How sweet and fair she seems to be.

Tell her that’s young,
And shuns to have her graces spied,
That hadst thou sprung
In deserts where no men abide,
Thou must have uncommended died.

Small is the worth
Of beauty from the light retir’d:
Bid her come forth,
Suffer herself to be desir’d,
And not blush so to be admir’d.

Then die, that she
The common fate of all things rare
May read in thee;
How small a part of time they share,
That are so wondrous sweet and fair.