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December 2, 2009
By LilBenj SILVER, Richfield, Utah
LilBenj SILVER, Richfield, Utah
6 articles 4 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is a certain providence in the fall of a sparrow. - Hamlet


Don't ask me.

I'm not the tour guide for some
Wild Expedition
where we'll spend forty days
eating tree bark and bird berries,
and sleeping under banks of
mosquito-infested mud,
running from creatures with spears shouting
I WANNA EAT YOU
and beasts with five-hundred eyes and crab claws
and appetites

I am not the hostess for you to cling to at a dance,
where the cacophony of swirling gowns
and unintelligible, irreverent twitter
will plunge us into insanity;
where women become monsters with
razor-sharp tongues
and amorphous globs of makeup
and suffocating uproars of stagnant perfume;
where men stampede,
their words effervescent with wine,
a nauseating decadence

These are words, for heaven's sake.
They are still, waiting for you,
and I promise they will not bite,
even if they are a language you swear you've never seen,
and they seem to be chanting for your flesh
or worse, your grade.
Yes, trip, grope, tangle in a spider web of sounds.

I will not hold your hand anymore.

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LilBenj SILVER said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 5:02 pm
LilBenj SILVER, Richfield, Utah
6 articles 4 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is a certain providence in the fall of a sparrow. - Hamlet

I have quite a few on TeenInk - not all of them are as entertaining as this one, but if you'd like to read more poems I've written, feel free, by all means.

on Feb. 3 2010 at 4:11 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
4 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

You have a great sense of imagination! This poem is great...I'd love to hear more!

MickeyFinn said...
on Jan. 18 2010 at 1:14 pm
U ROCK! this m8 me laff soooooo hard!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!

LilBenj SILVER said...
on Jan. 3 2010 at 9:14 pm
LilBenj SILVER, Richfield, Utah
6 articles 4 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is a certain providence in the fall of a sparrow. - Hamlet

Hey, Thanks guys. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

JamieH said...
on Jan. 3 2010 at 9:13 pm
I totally agree!!!

geek1989 said...
on Jan. 3 2010 at 9:12 pm
hey, this poem rocks. i like how it flows and glides its waaaay cool. don't stop writing, lilbenj. you really have a cool way of capturing things

JamieH said...
on Jan. 3 2010 at 9:08 pm
This is so AMAZING! I love the way you describe the overwhelming chaos some people feel when they read poetry - that's so cool, the way you Captured that!


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