How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #1 Archive
 The Questions of a Post-Modern Idiot-Sav
 1 2 3
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

The Questions of a Post-Modern Idiot-Savant

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Haskins
Member
since 06-26-99
Posts 86
Dallas, TX


0 posted 07-11-99 03:19 PM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins


What do you do
When you tell a story?
Do you tell the story,
Or sell the story?
Do you live the story,
Or dream the story?
Can the story make them laugh and cry?
Can the story make a hundred bucks?
Is every other sentence a lie?

Can the truth exist as a fragmented glimpse
Of uninterrupted humanity?

What do you do
When you smile?
Do you smile the smile,
Or feel the smile?
Is it merely a reflex
Of muscle and skin?
Or a motion of the heart?

I rarely smile because— honestly,
I don’t know.

What do you know
When you know what you know?
Or think that you know
What you think,
And you know
That you know how to think,
But not what to think…

It escapes you when you’re alone
Staring into your own soul.



------------------
William Haskins AKA The Mad Monk
http://www.ionstorm.com/public/haskins/inner_sanctum.htm
© Copyright 1999 Haskins - All Rights Reserved
thursdayschild
Member
since 07-01-99
Posts 174
Houston, Tx.


1 posted 07-25-99 09:41 PM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

good message in this one.
like to think I know a lot, but know for sure, I don't know it all...atleast I know
my 's are heartfelt!
Thanks for the thought
provoking poem.
Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


2 posted 07-25-99 09:50 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I'm glad someone pull this up so I could read it....we don't want talent like yours to go unread!

Interesting subject with some interesing questions...I like to think that I TELL the story!
Princess Lily
Member
since 07-13-99
Posts 149
USA


3 posted 07-26-99 12:50 AM       View Profile for Princess Lily   Email Princess Lily   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Princess Lily

THESE ARE CERTAINLY QUESTIONS WE SHOULD ALL ASK OURSELVES.

------------------
We see only what we want to see~unless perhaps~we believe


 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #1 >> The Questions of a Post-Modern Idiot-Sav Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors