Fly on the Wall

November 27, 2012
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A blur of colors—
A sickening yellow,
A rotten green,
A sinister red
Blending like paint dripping down a canvas.
I hear a voice,
Interrupted by an outburst of giggles.
Red and white swim together in varsity jackets,
Poland Springs bottles crushed and left on the floor.
I rub my wings together,
And sigh that I can’t see detail.
Plaid and blue intertwine,
Textbooks out
Glasses perched on noses
Like birds on branches.
Black continues on to more black
Squatting on the floor
Whispering into each other’s ears.
A human comes towards me,
And I quickly move to a different place
Along the cold brick wall.
Laughing echoes in my ears,
A hollow sound,
Like knocking on wood.
Mocking voices yell over the noise,
Insulting those lower than themselves.
Mac n’ Cheese squashed on the floor,
Scattered crumbled notes
Under the round tables.
The bell rings,
Everyone runs to the lockers.
I prepare for flight,
And wished that for once
I wasn’t a fly on the wall.

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Setizia said...
Jan. 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm
I'm not sure if this was on purpose, but the rate and clarity at which imagery is presented: flashed and clearly displayed and quickly replaced by the next line really reminds me of how flies dart around extremely quickly. Anyways, it creates a cool effect!
so_joy replied...
Jan. 7, 2013 at 11:30 am
Thank you! And it was :)
chriskabz said...
Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:57 am
the fact that the world is made of the most intricate wonder is not at all a wall that would prevent us from truth and this is simply exactly what we all ae to say to ourselves  
Shahiro replied...
Mar. 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm
so wise.....
MiaUnwritten said...
Dec. 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm
Good poem. I enjoyed reading it, I gave it 5 out 5...
so_joy replied...
Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:53 am
Thank you so much!
DustyHooks. said...
Dec. 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Very interesting. 4 out of 5
so_joy replied...
Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:53 am
Thank you!
Shadowpomgurl said...
Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm
real emotion. and it rang very tru for me! nice job!
so_joy replied...
Dec. 13, 2012 at 9:25 am
Thank you!
a.e.always said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm
it was really good! it portrayed a lot of emotion, too. :)
so_joy replied...
Dec. 12, 2012 at 10:45 am
Thank you!
AlexanderQ said...
Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm
It was a little hard to follow, but after reading the author's comments I understood and really liked it. :)
so_joy replied...
Dec. 10, 2012 at 9:56 am
Thanks! :)
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