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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Translation

Sugar is my kryptonite.
Anger is my pilot light.
Booze is my funhouse mirror.

Music is my fruit.
Time is my mockingbird.

Sex is my glue.
Writing is my revenge.
Groucho is my long lost uncle.

Silence is my prayer.
Desire is my serpent.
Jealousy is my jailer.
Gluttony is my downfall.

Television is my comfort.
Hope is my tomorrow.
Fear is my bully.

Memory is my curse.
Lenny is my prophet.

Forgiveness is my love.
Scars are my receipts.
Life is my material.

You are my mirror.

[Posted for OpenLinkNight #149 - go to http://dversepoets.com/2015/05/21/10429/ and link up!]

17 comments:

  1. Really great contrast you paint here.. and that last line is a killer one... The way you pair the words are each a little surprise, yet crystal clear.

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  2. Excellent and very clever. We are strange things aren't we?
    Anna :o]

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  3. Dude. This is totally RAD. "Music is my fruit" is my favorite line because I adore both in equal measure. Hee hee. Catch my pun? ;)

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    1. ^ That was me too. ;)

      Dude. This is AWESOME!!! I especially like the first and third stanzas.

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  4. This really creates a vivid picture, Mosk!

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  5. Fine list poem. I like how you chose to end it.

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  6. Excellent contrasts moving down to the exploding last line. Hayes Spencer is Kanzensakura

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  7. "Writing is my revenge" ... sounds ominous. I think many of those lines resonate!

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  8. So many lines I like here! Anger is my pilot light. Scars are my receipts. (as for gluttony and downfall, well, well, you must have seen right into my mind there...)

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  9. each line with much emotion..very powerful write...

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  10. Whimsical and thought-provoking.

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  11. Fantastic piece. I can't tell you how many times I have said this:
    "Sugar is my kryptonite."

    That first stanza, in particular, packs a punch.

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  12. Brilliant -- I loved that: both the form and your choices. Well done

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  13. Ah.. yes.. a life experienced in breadth
    of dark and light.. is a light well
    mixed.. as worth living now..:)

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  14. This is really creative and would be perfect for the prompt over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads this week: http://withrealtoads.blogspot.ca/2015/05/fireblossom-friday-recipe-forpoetry.html

    We share a few on this list, too!

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