Quiet Poetry Lounge : Friday Nights in Frownland

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by abstract219, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    Every Friday night,
    The angry melodrama begins...
    Your slow, slurred speech.
    Drunken aristocratic poses.
    Trying to disguise your crassness.
    There was a time
    I loved your theatrics.
    Now I want out of this
    festering sore of a marriage.

    Terror stricken,
    I cower in the kitchen.
    Your voice melts chrome...
    and shatters the silence.
    Petulant self-importance takes root.

    Again your voice...
    "What I want.
    What I wanted.
    What. I. Want."


    Your subversive playfulness
    once lovely and becoming,
    now reduced to a test of endurance...
    like a aching tooth.
    Doors slam, dishes crash.
    The music of our lives,
    avant-garde and out of pitch.
    The shock of the new
    becomes old......again.

    The smell of burnt roses.
    You inhaled the blue sky
    and vomited puke green.
    Trombones bleat sour notes,
    broken prisms bleed vertigo
    patterns in my head.

    "What I want.
    What I wanted....
    What. I. Want."

    Some ask why I don't smile anymore.
    It's easy.
    I live in Frownland.
     
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    alter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeah...it's time to go when a relationship gets like this. Nobody's growing. Only tearing each other down. Appreciated your expression, poet. Would love to hear this one spoken.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feeling you on this one ........
     
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    It's a known fact that...
    If ya can't get along...move on
    it's indeed healthy for both parties. It's always better to :thinking: before...than after!
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poet, you have such a way of painting pictures with your words. Only hope in this is when the one who has the problem can see it as clearly as the one who witnesses it. Love your writing.
     
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    Loving this!!!....
    And it's unfortunate many live thier entire lives in frownland, thinking never to smile again.
    My motto, " I ain't in the habit of keeping anyone that don't wanna be kept (or in this case being kept by someting else) so, get yo S**T and....

    STEP!
    STEP!

    STEP!

    Felt this flow Abstract, I got da picture!:getout:
     
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    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    Man, I thank you all....it's always a pleasure when the reader can take the ride with you....

    it's truly a honor...thanx
     
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