56th Street MAG

June 24, 2009
By Kate Conway BRONZE, Green Village, New Jersey
Kate Conway BRONZE, Green Village, New Jersey
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The velveteen beards of words on the veterans of wars
Their day-swindled spindly legs framed by Oakwood canes
Skin as thin as oil-soaked translucent paper
Thin as cellophane hanging off the face
Adorned by a well worn, proud, the bristly ’stashe
Dark as sunken eyes, sloping telescopes, kaleidoscopes, monoscopes.
Men who hustle lusty prostitutes, loose and limp and busted
Men speculating prospects without pretense
Without pretext, without preamble, preface, predominance, prejudice.
Men with a routine of dereliction
Knuckles rudely protrude from meatless fingers
Grip a sad-framed Oakwood cane.



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on Sep. 3 2009 at 10:03 pm
yaelephant5 PLATINUM, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind."

i love the complicated language that doesn't make for smooth reading. its great!

Jennax3 SILVER said...
on Aug. 19 2009 at 4:58 am
Jennax3 SILVER, Palos Verdes Estates, California
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You definitely have a flair for description... congrats on the publication :)

on Jul. 18 2009 at 3:15 pm
FlamableFyre DIAMOND, Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I don't have ambitions or desires.
Being a poet isn't my ambition,
it's my way of being alone.
~ Fernando Pessoa ~

I love it, That's all i have to say about it. Totally awesome!!!

on Jun. 25 2009 at 4:47 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is very good. I think it is interesting too. I love lines 6-9. It's very beautiful how you list the 'scopes and how you list the "pre" words. It's pure genius. One of my favorites. Keep up the good work.

IanG. SILVER said...
on Jun. 24 2009 at 8:17 pm
IanG. SILVER, Gainesville, Florida
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I like it a lot. Very nice.


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