untraditional

September 19, 2010
By oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
37 articles 4 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley


I do not have the long, slender fingers
associated with artists,
nor the depressed, shadow-eyed aura.
I am not a tall, underfed recluse
or a dilapidated drunk passed out on opium
in the arms of an inexpensive lover.
I have no terminal illness brought about by my bad habits,
and I lack the seemingly critical element
of mental disturbance.
My love life, while not always blissful,
is not an overly-complex labyrinth of long-losts and should-have-beens.

In short, I lack the obvious, popularly familiar traits
that shape an artist

but do not doubt that the only thing I will always be
is a poet.

The author's comments:
Just reading pieces about long, slender pianist's fingers, and it brought this about. I analyze myself quite a bit for the "stereotypical" signs of an artist, and generally find myself woefully lacking in most of the degenerative behaviors, as I cannot seem to be addicted to anything, and I have no true mental issues. Although I suppose that last is debatable, depending on who you ask. ;P

Either way, enjoy. Writers, I would love to know if any of you also suffer from this lack. :)

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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:08 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Shout-Out to Oracle-of-Nonsense

LOVE ALL YOUR POEMS!!!

I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO ALL OF THEM!!


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:05 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I love this one. One of my favs. wish I could tag it. :(

on Dec. 15 2010 at 6:51 am
SickImage SILVER, Klamath Falls, Oregon
9 articles 1 photo 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
The room was very quiet. I walked over to the TV set and turned it onto a dead channel-white noise at maximum decibels, a fine sound for sleeping, a powerful continuous hiss to drown out everything strange."

A poet you are!

I wish I could relate to you. Truth is though I am young, I've lived a fast and rough life. I am normal now (haha riiight) but I write about what I've gone through, and the changes that took place. Not many people understand my work. heh. Ah well.

Anyway, I happen to know a few people that can honestly relate to this. Don't stop writing! I love reading your work.



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