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JerryPat2
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madness looks back at me in the mirror
my soul blackened with insidious peccadillo
the jungle beat of voodoo drums quicken my heart
I blame on psychedelic whiplash
everybody said would surely sprout through the cracks
in the form of blasphemy screeching at modern art
where paranoia paralyzes and incinerates
therapeutic revelations
and cast a great darkness in hopes of dousing the fire
of malnourished rationalization

my muse has deceived me
allowing me to flounder in reflective smoldering fumes
bloody scenes from yesteryear
where mad craving rage
squandered budding companionship
with a façade of shallowness

©June 24, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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1 posted 07-22-2017 12:22 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Getting pretty heavy here Jerry. You show yourself no mercy. ~L
JerryPat2
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2 posted 07-22-2017 12:26 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Some days it just feels like that, Lori. Thank you for you observant comment, it is more than appreciated.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Poet In Pink
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3 posted 07-27-2017 08:12 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

I have sat and read this two times and with each read I find another hidden gem of raw emotions ~ Your words touch deep Jerry ~ You are a fine writer and I always look forward to reading your poetry   Alana
JerryPat2
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4 posted 07-27-2017 08:28 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You DO know how comment to the nth, Alana. Thank you so very much.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Cerulean
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5 posted 07-28-2017 05:19 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

I had to look up "peccadillo" and "psychedelic" in order to better digest your poem.

As for the poem, that's why it's so crucial to "know thyself." Otherwise we easily stumble in our relations with others, and later regret it. Profound, intriguing read.
JerryPat2
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6 posted 07-28-2017 09:56 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Nothing wrong with looking up words, I do it all the time, Cerulean.

To "know thyself," is something that many of us refuse to tackle, but you are correct, it is imperative to do so, otherwise we flounder within our life's journey. Thank you for stopping by today.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Cerulean
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7 posted 07-28-2017 02:31 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

You're most welcome, Jerry. By the way, while browsing this website's other forums today, I ran into a post by someone stating that you were recently missing in action and missed. I thought I'd give you a tip off on that. See here: http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum56/HTML/000081-6.html
JerryPat2
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8 posted 07-28-2017 02:35 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Cerulean, I was about two weeks missing in action. The problem? Computer died on me and I had to wait until payday to get another one. I almost went bonkers because I couldn't go online.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Cerulean
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9 posted 07-28-2017 02:48 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

It's amazing how addicting technology can be.

Glad you got that sorted out and have a usable computer again, though!
JerryPat2
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10 posted 07-28-2017 02:52 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yes, Cerulean, it is big time addictive. And this from a man who said he would never own a computer. Now look where I am. Heh.Heh

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Cerulean
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11 posted 07-29-2017 01:41 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

I know the feeling. Sometimes I feel that people would have been better off without computers. We live in a much changed world compared to that of the 20th century. Regardless, '95-'99 was a very interesting time to own a computer due to things like AOL chatrooms and the dot-com bubble.

If I may ask, what made you feel like you didn't want to own a computer? And when did you start owning one?

[This message has been edited by Cerulean (07-29-2017 02:20 AM).]

jwesley
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12 posted 07-30-2017 10:47 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Therapeutic, I think, my friend. Way to go!!

j.
JerryPat2
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13 posted 07-30-2017 11:23 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Cerulean, I was talked into it by a friend. He convinced me that my novel writing would become much easier. He was right. I made all the difference n the world. I bought my first computer in 2006.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

JerryPat2
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14 posted 07-30-2017 11:24 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Jimmy, therapeutic is the word.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

LeeJ
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15 posted 07-31-2017 06:57 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

You surely know how to reach in and wake up emotions within the reader and make them feel what you are going thru at the time.  

Cerulean
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16 posted 07-31-2017 09:07 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Jerry- Just now saw your reply to my earlier comment. That's great your friend was able to convince you. Computers are indeed a wonderful tool for creating novels and other things. Thanks for replying.
JerryPat2
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17 posted 07-31-2017 09:14 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Hah! you betcha I'm happy he put the bug in my ear also, Cerulean. I think about that often.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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