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Walk Away- Matrix

April 10, 2010
By Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."


We were standing there when I remembered I don’t care
What is this all if not a matrix of words?
Dead leaves fly through the air like greeting cards
And I spin myself around, looking absurd

The people always told me to stick to my day job
To not spend my nights thinking Texas and minds
But I wore my long skirts with flowers in my hair
And when white doves exploded I kicked some behinds

I live in a world where the matrix of words
Wraps around me like vines- I can no longer say
So just soak my soul in kindness and songs
And walk away, my dear, walk away.


The author's comments:
this isn't supposed to make sense.
don't worry.

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on Oct. 3 2010 at 10:47 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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i love the description, still great tho

on Jul. 6 2010 at 11:23 pm
MayaElyashiv PLATINUM, Ramat Hasharon, Other
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I'm glad I managed to understand! :)

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Jul. 6 2010 at 5:39 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

You got it exactly right. I was just worried that people wouldn't get the message, and think I was writing random lines. hence the side note on the article. but you described it perfectly. thank you so much for understanding!!!

on Jul. 6 2010 at 12:10 pm
MayaElyashiv PLATINUM, Ramat Hasharon, Other
37 articles 4 photos 196 comments
By the way, I'm sorry that almost every one of my comments posted itself over and over. I don't know why it did that...

on Jul. 6 2010 at 12:09 pm
MayaElyashiv PLATINUM, Ramat Hasharon, Other
37 articles 4 photos 196 comments

Why in the world should this not make sense? To me, it makes perfect sense. 

 

Does that make me crazy?

 

To me, this poem is about finding who you are, without trying to fit into the norms of society. It's about letting loose, enjoying the small wonders of life, accepting that nobody is perfect and that we should embrace our imperfections. 

 

If this wasn't supposed to make sense, what does it mean to you? Or did you just write down random lines?


amaranth178 said...
on Jul. 1 2010 at 11:03 pm
amaranth178, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Whoa. Epic poem in terms of I don't understand but I do. It'll come to me. :P Certain phrasings just...pop out...it's great. If I could add this as a favorite I would (honestly. I think I'm just a 'sucker' for poems like these) haha sorry if I'm strange. It happens sometimes...X)

AbbyQ PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 6 2010 at 2:48 am
AbbyQ PLATINUM, Fairbanks, Alaska
34 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When the coroner cuts me open, he will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys."

I love that it doesn't make sense. It has a certain... organic quality that I really like.