Guessing Game

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Guessing Game

Postby lichenthroat » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:05 pm

Guessing Game
by Lichen Throat

Wake up, and I don’t know who I am.
Broken body in a narrow bed.
They’re feeding me narcotics, many milligrams.
Got to get out of here and clear my head.
Break these casts off,
See if I can stand up.
Rip this wristband off,
Time for me to take off.
Someone paid to keep me in the loony bin;
Turns out it was my sister, Evelyn.
Steal some clothes and sneak outside.
Call up a cab and take a ride.
Trapped in a guessing game;
I don’t even know my name,
Only hope the truth will set me free.
Trying not to be afraid
Though I know I’ve been betrayed,
Desperate to regain my memory.

Got to get myself out of this mess.
Nowhere to go but my sister’s home.
Find a mansion at her address,
Under bright maples and dark oaks.
I’m greeted by wolfhounds;
My sister seems on her guard.
While she’s out, I snoop around,
Find a strange deck of cards.
Faint memories start coming back,
But most of my past remains black.
My brother calls on the phone;
He wants to talk to me alone.
Trapped in a guessing game;
I don’t even know my name,
But I can see they’re all afraid of me.
Not sure what to do,
Haven’t even got a clue,
Desperate to regain my memory.

Who am I? Who am I?

My brother takes me for a drive.
Landscapes shift before my eyes.
Big tanker truck on the wrong side.
Everything I see leaves me mystified.
Sparkling sidewalks,
Crowds of transparent men,
Smelter eating cars,
Kentucky fried lizard parts.
Close behind us, a horn sounds,
Along with the baying of hunting hounds.
Each mile forward is a harder slog.
Pursued through the forest by demon dogs.
Trapped in a guessing game;
I barely know my name.
No escape but down into the sea.
Sink beneath the waves,
Don’t want this to be my grave,
But somehow, through the water, I can breathe.
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Re: Guessing Game

Postby Pigfarmer Jr » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:46 pm

Guessing Game - Pigfarmer Jr

Here I'm praying that you'll return
That somehow you'll come back to me
If you do or if you don't
Either way I just want to be free

You speak to me of obligation
A pact that you demand
Is it real or fantasy?
It's all a guessing game

Are you going to return?
Will you fulfill all your promises?
Let us bask in your glory
Everything that a prince is

You speak to me of obligation
A pact that you demand
Is it real or fantasy?
It's all a guessing game

why can't I open my eyes
Let the sun in to melt the haze,
Find the courage to rebel agains
The way that I was raised?

Some say you'll never return
You'll leave us to our own bitter end
You'll deny all the peace I've found
Commit me to an endless torment
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Re: Guessing Game

Postby vowlvom » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:21 am

(Vom Vorton)

We’ve met before,
of this I’m sure
but you don’t recognise me
my hand, you shook
but your blank look
it doesn’t really surprise me
you don’t disagree
with a prompt, or three…
you nod as I make my suggestions
your smile out of joint
but you’ll get ten points
if you can answer my questions

Do you hear my voice,
Do you see my face,
Do you know my name?
It’s just a simple question
It’s just a guessing game

Your initial surprise
turns into glazed eyes
It’s clear that you must be bored
Your tone gets colder
You look over my shoulder
But I’m sick of being ignored
I’ve got you on tape
No way to escape
I’ve thought out each part of my plan
Your next performance will be
only for me…
You see… I’m your biggest fan
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Re: Guessing Game

Postby noma » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:12 pm

Nick Soma - Guessing Game

When you're a kid, the world is bigger
Now you're older and it seems quite small
Anything could pull her trigger
Think of what to say before you fall

Same girl that you've been trusting
Has left a message on your phone
Says she finds you disgusting
The silence drops in, you're alone

Whatever reason there was,
You're tired of playing this guessing game
No idea what made her say
That you and him are both the same

Can't you already tell me?
This guessing game is getting old.
Everyone has their reasons.
Everybody needs someone to hold.

In the sun, the world is brighter
You're lost in thought, wondering why
She knows that you're no fighter
Why does the sunshine make you cry?

There's a little time bomb ticking
You never know when it goes off
Crying, screaming, kicking
Try as you wish, it's not enough

Whatever meaning there was,
It's lost in playing this guessing game
No you can't undo it
Messed up again, it's such a shame

Can't you already tell me?
This guessing game is getting old.
Everyone has their reasons.
Everybody needs someone to hold.

And if you could, you'd walk on over to her
Hold her in your arms
And brush her tears off, tell her
It's not your intent to do her harm
But that is wishful thinking
For you know she'd kill you if you did
This world is on the verge of sinking
It seemed bigger, brighter,
Easier back when you were a kid
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Re: Guessing Game

Postby neutronflow » Fri May 11, 2018 7:04 pm

Guessing Game - Tim Hinkle

A story can hold every part of you
a self built on extempore bluster
When we ask you just exactly who you are
a bit of bull’s the best that you can muster

Your story will be guessed if it’s not told
We all glimpse what we assume’s the inner you
All the things about yourself that you don’t know
When we tell you them our guesses become true

Whatever we guess will become the truth
To decide for yourself would be so uncouth
Whatever we guess will become the truth for you

A story can be everything you’ve got
that bit of bull that gives your life its lustre
We’ll tell you just exactly who you are
with a certainty that’s guaranteed to fluster

To stop us wrapping you inside a box
Lay claim to the container of your choosing
Self actualize before the moment’s past
And never mind the futures that you’re losing

Whatever you guess will become the truth
Commit to a role while you’ve got your youth
Whatever you guess will become the truth for you

Whatever you guess will become the truth
No need to consult with a psyche sleuth
Whatever you guess will become the truth for you

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