Colossus MAG

August 16, 2010
By diacritical SILVER, Thornhill, Other
diacritical SILVER, Thornhill, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If it doesn't come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don't do it." - Charles Bukowski, from "So You Want To Be A Writer"

You, the monster on the bus,
strike terror into hearts,
your trembling hands
counting out your pennies,
your skin draped loosely on your skeleton,
like a moldy cloth on a painting.

Your wisdom has since left you,
leaving a beast in its place,
lashed and chained
by routine,
scared of the screams of the city.

You grasp at the traces of your memories,
like a beggar to change.
Don't bother.
You'll only waste them
on liquor and smokes.

What did you do, beast
To deserve this,
this wild sentence,
to be trapped in a failing body,
inept in its age.

Time is a mugger on the street,
that spins you around,
and takes your youth at knifepoint,
while your knees knock,
and your head swims.

The author's comments:
I'm terrified of becoming old.

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on May. 25 2011 at 4:23 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

ha. this was awsome. youre awesome captain do your dance.

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