Candy From a Baby

December 18, 2008
By crich897 BRONZE, Barberton, Ohio
crich897 BRONZE, Barberton, Ohio
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Hey there, Auntie.
Look, watch me
b r e a k.
I’ve come
here just for you.

Yes --
we’ll slip in
a new movie,
stare
as my life falls apart.
Words that are
drunk
on too much temptation --
what is this that you
show?

My trusting eyes gaze
at the tube in astonished
wonder.
Two dials I have never
yet turned before --
hands
of mine reach out
for newfound
curiosity.
I want to change
the channel, though,
unable
to escape this terror.
Your mind creeps
closer;
I smell confusion
on your breath. You
reek
of stupid mistakes
and the desire to
steal
candy from a baby.


Now you speak.
Unzip
your reservations
and unbutton your
will.
No choice do
I have but to
o b e y.

Hands grope thoughts
never yet pondered --


Tragedy

of a little boy.
Will, now, I
ever
know that love
is not just a word simply
wasted?
These minutes feel
like hours now.
Sixty
hours have passed
since that first
unwelcome
sigh. Now you
lay conked out --

my conked out --

is much more severe.



((("unzip your reservations and unbutton your will" was, originally, set as being italicized to show a different voice. please include that. thank you!)))


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chadmorelock said...
on Jan. 6 2009 at 4:42 pm
This is my favorite! Loved it. I think it's complete in every way. Although some might argue that it needs some tweeking. I don't think so at all. Every line in this poem is amazing actually. You are a really good poet Chad.

on Jan. 2 2009 at 10:29 pm
This is a poem that I wrote during second period one day - daydreaming about a day many years past. Well - daymaring, rather; I suppose.

A couple of notes: "Unzip your reservations and unbutton your will," was supposed to be set to italics to show a change in character voice. Also, in the first stanza, there should not be an extra line break after "you". The first stanza should continue on into "Yes -"

Guess that's about it. Comments and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. Let me know what you think!


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