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The Hughes Project

April 22, 2009
By BookWorm579 PLATINUM, Elk Grove, California
BookWorm579 PLATINUM, Elk Grove, California
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Favorite Quote:
"à cœur vaillant rien d’impossible [nothing is impossible to a willing heart]" -French Proverb

The endless search for atomic words
How many do you need
To show off your linguistic power
And create a giant explosion;
Destroy the upper atmosphere of peoples’ minds

Perhaps they’re for a failed test,
Maybe they’ll brighten an unrequited crush,
But where is the explosive syllable
To make it seem like life or death;
It’s just nice to let the paper know
And wipe away so much with so little.

Read with Caution – it’s radioactive:
I will bombard you with emotions
Until your synapses miss
And your vision falters
All of this will be in my power
When I complete the search for atomic words.

The author's comments:
I really like writing poetry and for a long time now I've been trying to find the inspiration for a poem about poetry. Then I remembered that Langston Hughes sometimes called poetry atomic words.

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on Dec. 26 2009 at 8:06 pm
SerenityMine BRONZE, Not Saying, California
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Wow. I really like all your work. I love all the imagery and descriptions.