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Words Lost

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Cerulean
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0 posted 07-27-2017 04:46 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

"Words Lost"

Words lost.
The mind once so free
To write anything
Is now a prisoner of...
Logic.

Logic that far surpasses
Imagination...
A sterile machine
To quash the soul's
Torment...

Words now metal
Uneasy in flow, except heat
Yet still one color...
The diametric opposite
Of what was.

Imagination, LLC
So limited,
Where future meets present and past
But you don't have a choice.
Words are selected.

Outside parameters not allowed,
Imagination is metal,
Deal with it.
Words will come
But it'll confine you.

The mind once so free
Now fallen,
Disconnected from nature,
Searching forever... for
Words lost.
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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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1 posted 07-27-2017 06:11 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thought provoking work. As writers, words are our toys and tormentors. Good piece. ~L
LeeJ
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2 posted 07-27-2017 07:03 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

interesting & well done write, sounds like one struggling with the other...someone once said, or wrote?  Don't ever compromise your identity...for anyone or anything.  
JerryPat2
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3 posted 07-27-2017 11:37 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

"Words lost."

They do come around, but by the time they do, we will have forgotten what we wanted to do with them. "Words!" What would we do without them? . . . What can we do with them?

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Cerulean
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4 posted 07-27-2017 06:34 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Lori, LeeJ, JerryPat2- Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed this piece. Great feedback, btw.

This poem has to do with what can happen after studying dry and mechanical subjects or topics for too long. For example, in college if you specialize in something like one of the hard sciences or scientific writing. The mind becomes akin to a black/white machine, robbed of certain colors of imagination it had before. Your storytelling ability and vocabulary, although enriched in scientific jargon, may become limited in other ways.
Poet In Pink
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Pleased to meet you Cerulean A very fine read indeed ~ It reminds me of the old cliche ~ If you don't use it...You lose it ~ Much enjoyed and look forward to reading more from your pen ~ Alana
Cerulean
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6 posted 07-28-2017 03:06 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Pleased to meet you too, Alana. It's nice to be welcomed by members such as yourself. Yes, you're correct - use it or lose it. That has a lot to do with what this poem is about. Also, it has a lot to do with my own personal experience.

Anyway, I look forward to reading your poems too.
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