Yes, that's right people. Our favourite nut, Cherish, had a wonderful shock this afternoon.
As you may or may not know, she submitted a poem quite a while ago named 'Black Coffee' for a competition. It was chosen as a winning entry and was published. As if this isn't a great accomplishment already!
This afternoon, she received a phone call from an editor for a publication. This lady was ringing up to ask permission for a drama soceity to use this fantastic piece in a play!
Of course she said YES!! So you all know what this means? Her piece will be publicly displayed in a production for all to see. More coverage and most of all, more display of her wonderful talent.
Here is the piece:
"Black Coffee drips
As the silence screams to be heard
And (inevitably ) Takes over
The resonating drip
Pounds against the hard, scratched surface of the table
Seeing the words
Listening to their sordily rapid movements
But not hearing
Frustrates the senses beyond ( basic )
Clawing and scortching the page with eyes ablaze
The body Tightens Tenses and Clenches
Futile tears of Frustration form as the muted
( raging )
Howl of a woman undone erupts from within
The drip of black liquid divides
The Voices - of - Silence; drip-slash
Drip ( slash )
Blood throbs between the temples were an ache
Gathers like a posse of corroding famished scavengers
Raking through the dregs of black on white
Picking up pieces of ( loose ) leaf litter
( disintergrate )
Then return as the percolator ( finally ) snaps into place.
Congratulations, sweety. For someone so talented it is a wonderful accomplishment. *lotsa hugs* I'm really happy for you.
If this is all the world has to offer, I want a refund on my life.
[This message has been edited by anonymousfemale (02-11-2002 02:34 AM).]