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three thoughts in may MAG

May 21, 2012
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


cutting off the head to spite
the heart.

when I wake at noon the light
hurts my eyes but I stare it
down anyway. Just to tell it
what for. What am I for?
Too many versions of me
What I am is not what you
want what you
think me to be.

I have a week to get dressed before I
show the world my brand-new shiny game face.
Came
out of hiding a while back but I still feel
I'm missing the ceremony.
What will you do with your crown? I want
to see you use it.
I want to see you grab
in your able hands the world and caress
the blood into our cheeks again.
I know the lives you'll save; you
saved mine.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 16 2013 at 5:28 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

That first line is everything about this poem. So essentail. Not sure why my email just said you replied to this, when it seems like you commented on it ages ago. Teenink. So weird sometimes. ^u^

migwam ELITE said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 6:16 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

I remember writing that first line. I was so damned proud of it, I spent the whole day just letting it rest in my head, swishing it around like a marble in my mouth, until it was smooth and shiny and tasted like metal. And THEN I wrote my poem.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 2:17 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I love the beginning: "cutting off the head to spite/ the heart." Immeadiately an attention grabber. And the end: "I know the live you'll save; you/ saved mine." This is goind to be with me the whole entirity of this day.