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Which poem would be best to start with? Publishing book...
    #4515935 - 08/09/05 11:08 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I'm working on getting a book of my poetry published.

I'm having a hard time deciding which to begin the book with. Here are the candidates. Thanks for the input.

THE MAN

sometimes I hate you
sometimes I love you
sometimes things go bad
and I cannot stand you
sometimes I'm proud of you
I want to live with you forever
sometimes I'm so tired
I don?t want to hear you
sometimes I think you're beautiful
and sometimes I think you're ugly
sometimes you hurt me so bad
I want to kill you
sometimes the future seems so bright with you
you're fire amazes me
sometimes you are so kind and sometimes so hateful
sometimes I'm amazed by what you are capable of
and other times I'm so angry at what you don't do
sometimes I want you
and other times I can't stand to see your face
in the mirror


GREY HARBOR

Grey Harbor

standing in the grey
waiting for the boat...
the boat that will never come

standing on the dock
waiting for the boat...
the boat that will never come

standing in the wind
waiting for the boat...
the boat that will never come

creeping to the edge
waiting for the boat...
the boat that will never come

diving in head first (into the icy waves)
cold griping my heart (into the icy waves)
down to my sweet slumber (into the icy waves)
silence grips me now, now there's no more shame

no longer do I wait...
for the boat that never came


DEATH

death can be beautiful
like the freeing of the wind
or the sunrise at dawn
or the rain after a drought
or the diamond from coal

birth can be ugly
like the divorce from marriage
or the sickness after health
or the kicking in of teeth

and oh how my torn, bleeding gums are
aching for the rain


THE BOX

bring it close to open it up
the box is tight, shake to loosen the lid
wrapped in cellophane
peel back, crinkling and squeaking
pulled back, itchy fingers long to pierce
the darkness is seen
no light can get in, inky black sits
waiting to consume you

all your life you've looked at that box
taken from you and you've stared
it's sat there, haunting you out of the corner of your eye
you've finally got the courage to take it down

the lid drops with a hallow sound
discarded, a pink ribbon floats to the ground
eyes wide, about to see for the first time
what you've longed for your entire life

crossing the event horizon in slow motion
angle shifts, now from below
you rise above the edge, eyes wide
peeking in, tentative
time stands still as your whole life focuses on this one moment
that has defined you since you can remember
the contents, what you've wanted
the insides, what you've needed
inside the box, your future will unfold
the prize is what will drive you on
your entire life until now has been defined by that box on the shelf
and the rest of your life will now be defined by what is in the box
your life depends upon the contents of the box

...and you are about to see that the box is empty
Which would be best to open the book with?
You may choose only one
The Man
Grey Harbor
Death
The Box


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Re: Which poem would be best to start with? Publishing book... [Re: myndreach]
    #4515942 - 08/09/05 11:08 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

And here are a couple that might interest people here...

RHIZOMORPH

inject me quickly
down into powder
growing out of
love
patience
fostering growth
incubated
spreading out ? rhizomorph

veins of white
coalesce
colonize
overcome
until born outside
light shines bright
and up it goes
coming nearer
growing close
spreading out
reaching up
fruiting growth
a close ally ? rhizomorph



GOD'S FLESH

Oh yes I have seen God
I?ve eaten of his flesh
I have eaten enough so that his
Drumming heartbeat was felt.

Everything turns so clear
As reflected through a prism
Or laced around itself with gold
In a shiny crying prison.

It is never long before your eyes
Become as his
And his bleeding, sighing heartbeat
Is felt beneath your ribs.

Your mind becomes alive
And reality is fake
And all your thoughts trapped
within your mind will take flight and escape.

Oh yes I?ve lived the waking dream
Quiet and obscene
And from it?s enblackened depths
I?ve looked inside myself and seen
What it means to be not real
In this unreal world
Where nothing is ever what it seems
And lives are so unfurled.

In that place the walls will melt
Your mind it shall collapse
And in the span of one mere second
Hours will have elapsed.

Sanity you?ll give away
And pleasures it will give
And images of life and death
Will dance beneath your lids.

Here you will escape yourself
Here you will find little rest
Here you will stare God in his eyes
If you just taste his flesh.


Edited by myndreach (08/09/05 11:09 PM)


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Re: Which poem would be best to start with? Publishing book... [Re: myndreach]
    #4516047 - 08/09/05 11:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I would chose death to start. It just seems right but I like all of them. The box is very nice!


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Re: Which poem would be best to start with? Publishing book... [Re: peeper]
    #4516769 - 08/10/05 01:52 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

my vote to death too
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