The Red Velvet Curtains

July 27, 2010
By ejp04 SILVER, Mesa, Arizona
ejp04 SILVER, Mesa, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute.
We read and write poetry because we are members
of the human race. And the human race is filled with
passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering,
these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we
stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!...
of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains
of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good
amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that
life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and
you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on*
and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

-Dead Poets Society
1989


Color is a ploy
An illusion of the desperate mind
Filled to the brim with mundane
A weeping, fleeting time

What demeaning act of self-pity?
This attempt to fill the void
Painting nothing a brighter shade
Another memory to be destroyed

One conned by the visions
Of those who wish to see
A blank canvas is hardly nothing
But figures of nonentity
Draped in alabaster possibility

But the reasons for the colors
Never questioned as I
Look into Death’s silhouette
And you will see
Colors are naught but a lie


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