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hoot_owl_rn
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Bleeding Out Poetry

I gaze down
upon the paper before me,
the ink that stains it,
still dark and wet...
like blood pouring from an open wound.
I try to ebb the flow
of words,
thoughts,
emotions;
all revealing more of me
than I choose to expose.
Each line,
syllable,
letter
reopens the gash.
You cut out my heart
with the precision of a surgeons scalpel.
Your words,
much sharper than my own,
leaving me with no choice
but to bleed out my thoughts.
This flood of words,
this hemorrhage of emotions,
puddles in a blur
before my eyes.
More wetness now,
upon my skin,
and a single tear
drops
to blend with the ink.



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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Christina Myers
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1 posted 07-11-99 11:07 AM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

I like the poem and the quote at the end- how true... how very true. A nice piece that I can somewhat relate too- I've often felt as though my poetry was wiser than me- letting the truth out before I knew it.
Bravo on a job well done.

-Christina
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 07-11-99 11:38 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Christina,
Thank you for your reply. I sometimes think that if I didn't write, I wouldn't understand myself at all. Make any sense? My poetry is a way for me to clarify events in my life, to help me deal with things I might not be able to deal with otherwise.
Poetwheel
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since 07-07-99
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3 posted 07-11-99 12:06 PM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

Hey Hoot! Nice piece. Funny you mentioned how writing helps you understand and deal with things... I think it does this for all of us, and the readers realization that others experience similar problems/joys/sorrow as he/she is what makes reading almost as good as writing. Even the Poetic Wheelbarrow psychobabble often results from frustration/happiness...
PW

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hoot_owl_rn
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Poet...thank you for your wonderful comments
Andrew Scott
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5 posted 07-16-99 07:20 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Great imagery. Very strong emotionally and the title befits your work. I bow to you and yours.

P.S. Thanks for looking in on mine.
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