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Poetry By: ajhipes

Not half sure what this was about, but I don't think it's too horrible for a hour-long free write about nothing but our planet and how weird and scrambled it is.

Not very deep... not very much story... but if you completely understand what I'm painting the image of, I'll give you a pat on the back!

Submitted:May 9, 2013    Reads: 4    Comments: 0    Likes: 1   

I have wide set shoulders and fat sausage toes,

A potbelly's tummy and wide ogre's nose.

My skin is like spoiled milk, pimpled and browned,

And my hair reeks of pancaked squirrels peeled off of the ground.

My chin is soft peach fuzz,

My palm's foreign land,

I have stony rough earlobes

Hanging dainty spinach strands.

Disregard long years ago -

And my ego was high -

I can assure myself swindled,

See, I've wrung my heart dry.

The irony is how I can see myself not

As a friend or a foe but a one I've forgot.

For everyone's laughed, and my family's tried lots

But my body grew larger as well as my thoughts.

Veil my shoulders, my face,

And my furry feet too.

Inches are hidden

And nothing's askew.

I've got freckled gorilla fingers

Sticky coated with cream,

And my mustard pearly whites

Have lost all of their sheen.

Sprouting up like a stalk,

I've always been tall,

Yet as time drags on longer

You can't hear a voice so small.

Like a fire breather's lavish spit

Or a Vegas magician's show-stopping wit,

I've always been a privileged kid

With a sudden ego I swear I've hid.

When I put on a mask and my warty flesh is gone,

I can almost feel desire die before a new dawn.

My thoughts drift aside and my identity is split

And in morning I'm smiling, at least just a bit.

What have I forgotten with my ambitious new plans?

Have I redrawn the blueprints and flawed every man?

As a beastly grand creature

Self-esteem slipped the knot.

And yet nothing has control,

It's simply a misleading thought.

[ ♌ alysha ♍ ]

"earth" © vincent vernacatola


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