From Off the floor

January 8, 2012
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


We all bled last night
Over paper anchors
Holding us back from nothing,
And phony stop signs
Telling us all to pass go.
In the end our wretched captain
Declares himself righteous
As the widow of all things
Swallows my empty half
And brutally declares me whole.
And in the days of those kings
We spilled underneath the priest
Who showed us all how
To throw gasoline on a fire.
And though the widow
Long ago spit me out
Today I still find myself
Trying to climb out
Of her wretched insides.


The author's comments:
Merci tres beaucoup for reading. Please do comeentate and tell me WHY you do or don't like it. I love you darling.

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on Mar. 19 2012 at 8:04 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

..and so timevampire proceeded to take the words he had used to comment on boos' article and he formed them into a poem because...well, he's just that good. I do apologize for the lack of italics. Your represence is infinitely inspiring.

on Mar. 11 2012 at 3:25 pm
timevampire GOLD, Bellville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Quoting yourself makes you an ass.

Don't try so hard to understand. Just listen to the music.

on Mar. 11 2012 at 3:24 pm
timevampire GOLD, Bellville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Quoting yourself makes you an ass.

I love the rusty feeling the words have, the dusty feeling the words have. Like you found them on some old Latin scroll, and translated it into skin, the place between song and speech.

on Jan. 21 2012 at 8:16 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Ohhhhhh, right. Thanks again for commentating

on Jan. 20 2012 at 8:18 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Like the widow could represent someone in my life but not necessarily my mother.

on Jan. 20 2012 at 8:12 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Thanx! I'm kinda lost on the last part thoe. What do u mean "still be applied"?

on Jan. 20 2012 at 8:05 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

See, I wouldn't have made the personal connections to you, but that's what makes the poem so great. That your metaphors emotional intent can still be applied to other people.

on Jan. 20 2012 at 12:49 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Thanks! I wrote this when I was really mad and this is actually a figurative poetic version of the story. The widow is my mom, the captain is my old friend and the priest I her husband. I could. Elaborate if u like. Thanks so much for commentating.

on Jan. 20 2012 at 12:44 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Thanks for the "comment" but saying u don't get it isn't much of a comment. I'm not posting these poems just so u can understand them so u can stop saying that.

on Jan. 19 2012 at 9:57 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Wow Boosflash, that's so deep... I can't say that I understood all of it, no one ever does. That's why it's poetry and not prose. Since it can mean so many things no one but author truly knows what everything means. But from what I understood and what I guess the rest to mean, this is an amazing poem. I loved what you said about the widow swallowing the empty half and declaring you whole, it was so symbolic. Keep writing!

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on Jan. 19 2012 at 9:32 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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

This poem makes me think of many things but I don't get the point. :( Sorry! :(


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