A Moment Shared with Monsieur Baudelaire

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A poem inspired by reading Charles Baudelaire's poetry.

Submitted: September 03, 2010

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Submitted: September 03, 2010



Amid the spleen and carcasses, I found some words addressed to me. Among the straining verses Lay a truth he forced me to see.

Regardless of space, time, and his death, He slipped his fingers into my brain; Stirred my senses and stole my breath. I knelt in rapture, subject to the poet's reign.

Power slammed through me with every word And I was forced to meet the ghostly poet's stare. An alien voice chanted and I heard; Making love to every syllable, completely unaware.

His damning accusation of hypocrisy jolted me awake. This obscene creature, dear Boredom, was washed away. His rhythmic suggestions burned me at the stake. Still, I could not stop myself begging the vision to stay.

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