God once More

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem about trying to understand the brutality of becoming an adult.

To you, I speak
for supposedly you are housed
inside my bowels burning holes
that peak out to watch this room.

You whisper sound as you built weights
unseen pounds of letters, burdens
and numbers pilled onto tender shoulders
crying “Walk

Seen you pull children
into housing fires just to watch
their reaction
under the opening of pain
red burning skin.

You carried my body
to lands, continents, and abandoned rooms
many times just to see
the difference in weight
in space, and in numbers.

Finally they have come for answers
Opening and closing their eyes
over and over
I see them at funerals
weddings, stores,
pushing veins blood and hair
inside nothing but your words.

Now I realize
away from you

That we no longer need text.
Just the simple act of holding
one invisible hand.


Submitted: July 23, 2010

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Capman

Hey great write. That last text invisible hand line is really interesting. This poem is one of the better ones I've read on here.

Fri, July 23rd, 2010 7:25am

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Hey thank you for the comment! I really appreciate it :)

Fri, July 23rd, 2010 12:27am

Alex Jose

oh i adore you style. you've a way of adressing sentences that is so refreshing and intelligent. this is my kind of writing :) your bio bit made me smile too aha
i'm new to this, just approaching college and trying to acquire feedback so as to maybe take my writing further, i'd really appreciate some feedback if you've a spare minute :) cheers, lovely piece once again

Fri, August 27th, 2010 1:06pm

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Thanks again!! I will definitely check out your writing.

Sun, September 5th, 2010 6:46am

imagination101

GREAT WRITE, REALLY ENJOY YOUR WORK!

Sun, September 5th, 2010 1:23pm

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