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#148722 - 04/03/07 10:52 PM A poem I wrote (might be triggering)
dan17 Offline

Registered: 03/30/07
Posts: 72
I wrote this just now. It's one of the crappiest poems i've ever written but it expresses my feelings.

Fingertips like glass shards against my skin,
tracing invisible scars,
the blue moon outside my window
a phantom observer
who offers neither admonishment nor praise.
If blood is blue until it touches air,
why is red the color of violence?
Is blue the hue of the solitary poet,
the remorseful saxophonist,
the wretched and the subdued,
or the color of aggression,
masked by fond caresses of flesh?
Closed eyes,
muffled laughter,
bed sheets stained by blood.
Red is the color of shame,

#148735 - 04/04/07 12:26 AM Re: A poem I wrote (might be triggering) [Re: dan17]
Joseph25 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 76
Loc: Canada
Dan, Hang in there. I have to say that nothing "crappy" could be this moving. keep expressing... keep posting... it helps.

#148864 - 04/04/07 02:00 PM Re: A poem I wrote (might be triggering) [Re: Joseph25]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

The point is that the poem is YOURS, it expresses how you feel. So many of us here will appreciate what you are talking about here.

Shame is clearly something you feel, Dan, but let me tell you, it's nothing you deserve. Nothing that happened was your fault.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#148889 - 04/04/07 04:13 PM Re: A poem I wrote (might be triggering) [Re: roadrunner]
buzz_key Offline

Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 635
Loc: USA
Dan, that aint crap, my friend! That is powerful, the picture it paints is very real and poignant.



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