Apathetic Dreamscape

May 25, 2010
By wdickinson GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
wdickinson GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
-Oscar Wilde


Sometimes I wish that I could stop my pen
From saying what ought not too soon be said
And often what should ne’er be said again.

I wonder where my pen might have me led
If I had not the power to stop.
Again, its ramblings only I have fed.

To Guernica perhaps I might now drop.
The sounds of gunfire ringing through the night.
All screams now as they see the neighbor’s shop.

Crimson ribbons shine upon the glass.
Such beauty in this peril may surpass
The terror of the men who breathe their last.

But pen, why show me now this horrid fright?
What can one man do ‘gainst dark Death’s great might?


The author's comments:
I do hope that readers understand the reference to Picasso first and foremost. Art is often my own personal muse and I have fond memories of composing poetry in various museums when I was younger. Although not an example of one of these memories, this poem is instead an ode to "Guernica," one of my favorites. Even though this painting was about the bombing of a Spanish town, it is still relevant today as an allusion to the apathy of the world at large.

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on Jun. 26 2010 at 9:57 pm
wdickinson GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
10 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
-Oscar Wilde

thanks so much.  I hadn't gotten any feedback so I was worried.  The positive reinforcement really helps!  And I could never stop writing even if I wanted to! :)

on Jun. 18 2010 at 4:24 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

That was so good !  Don't ever stop  writing :)

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