Black Poetry : How ?

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  1. captflash

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    I find myself mystified, how did I get to this place?
    My mind is hazy, but I have definite recollections.
    It is very scary here, uncomfortable, yet somehow familiar.
    I’m in here, but where is here? At least I can think --- breathe.
    How did I get to this place?

    There are strange things going on --- Pain for one.
    And hearing. Sounds are not clear. Are my ears stuffed with batting?
    There are tormenters here, but I can’t recognize them as such.
    How can that be? Is this madness I face?
    How did I get to this place?

    Yesterday everything was fine --- Normal.
    My little piece of the planet remained mine --- cozy.
    Now in the blink of an eye they’ve taken me --- Stolen me.
    Where did they come from? How was it done? Did I go willingly?
    How did I get to this place?

    What have they done to my face? --- My body --- Very scary.
    What they don’t know is: I’m the same inside.
    They’ll never conquer that part of me. That part is invincible.
    This is insane. How can they think I’ll give up? --- Without a fight?
    How did I get to this place?

    I hear familiar sounds now. It’s her voice. Is this some trick?
    The resonance is correct. That hasn’t changed in over forty years.
    I once looked at a picture of she and I. I recognized her --- But me?
    I almost asked her who she was dancing with --- Imagine.
    How did I get to this place?

    Was that when it started? Was that when they brought me here.
    Amazing! So quietly. Without fuss. I didn’t --- fight back.
    There’s her voice again --- Am I ready? --- Dinner is ready?
    Does she wonder what I do at this keyboard, this computer? I smile and shake my head.
    Lightning years brought me here.

    Flashing years. Always swift and so cruel --- Implacable in their quest.
    They’re proficient in the gathering of all that is physical.
    They’re adept and efficient in the abduction of youth.
    How did I get to this place? --- Just life, baby. --- Just life.
    Let’s see what I can do with it now.
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Readin' these proses is like a breath of fresh air... again, we welcome you captflash! :)

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    N2 :D
     
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    Capt,

    Welcome!!!

    Nice piece!!!

    :peace:
    GQ
     
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    Dear GQ,
    Thanks for the welcome and for your time and comments, all are greatly appreciated.
     
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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    Haaaaaaaaay CaptFlash :)

    You are here ... with us ... and I'm so very happy about that!!!

    Thank you for joining us and sharing this thought provoking flow ...

    Looking forward to more ... Please make yourself at home!

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