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Theorist in Armchair

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Corinne
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0 posted 10-28-1999 09:15 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

Theorist in Armchair

Hes the theorist in armchair
Realm confined to his room
A corkscrew-shaped mind
At once, tomb and womb

Highly intelligent, to be sure
But real life has him mystified
Cogitating subjects near and dear
Contributions therefore nullified

Madman hunts down answers
Depression that never leaves
Collecting facts like figurines
Dreams he never achieves

Scraping by on welfare
In this filthy airless studio
His high tech intercourse
Witnessed by the screens green glow

What of love and human touch?
Impossible now to imagine
Homo jungle too deep to cleave
Loneliness robed as religion

And those who tried to help
Have long ceased to care
Tongues no longer cluck
At the Theorist in armchair

1999 Corinne Bailey
© Copyright 1999 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-28-1999 11:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This guy sounds like a loner! I enjoyed this one too!

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Denise

Michael
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2 posted 10-29-1999 02:44 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Oh, this reminds me of a pitiful man I used to play chess with...he would walk to work because he had no car, wore only his work uniform because he owned no cloths....had a bed, a coffee table, two kitchen chairs, a chess board, and a movie projector with stacks of porno reels, {his only possessions} other than having stacks of unopened christmas and birthday presents set off in a closet from his family.

He drank heavily but if you took the time, and could stomach the smell, to talk with him...he was a definate genious and very knowledgible in many areas of life.

I was the only person ever allowed in his house, only because I played "chess" with him which seemed so much more inportant than life....

Eeks, sorry for rambling on, guess I should write my own poem, huh. Wonderful job...

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Michael Anderson



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Corinne
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3 posted 10-29-1999 10:48 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, Michael...This is about someone I know, too...But as the poem developed, he kind of morphed into a more generic techno recluse.

Thanks for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate it.
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 10-29-1999 11:00 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Corinne,
This brings to mind what Lew lair used to say
"People are the funniest monkeys." Enjoyed the poem.
RSEvans
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5 posted 10-29-1999 11:08 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Have you been watching me?

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Corinne
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6 posted 10-29-1999 03:39 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

To: RSEVANS

Ha! Why yes I have! But now my secret is out!
Corinne
 
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