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Reading Me All Along (a tad bit strange, excuse me.)

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Effigy
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0 posted 09-14-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Effigy

Give me a  "R"
Give me an "E"
Give me an "A"
Give me a  "D"

Whats that spell?

READ!!!

Read me damn you.
I have just as little to say as the next guy.
Why are you reading him?
Why not read from me instead?

Perhaps, you want me to rant and rave
half-assed philosophies?

Should I tell you a story?
A little limerick to make the time go by,
would that make you happy?

Read from me damn you!

What on Earth do I have to do for you?
Why are you not reading from me?
Why can you never be happy?

Just read from me damn you,
that is all I really want.

You know that right?

I have nothing more to say than any one else.
Doesnít that interest you at all?

I know that you donít want to hear truth.
Lies upon lies upon lies make you, your reality.
I can feed more to you; I will be your Pied Piper.

All you have to do is read from me.
Is that too much to ask?

Read from me damn you.
Donít just sit there all cross-eyed and drooling.
Youíre fooling your self.
Read from me.

Fine! Go ahead ignore me!
See if I care.
I donít, you know?

You can just keep walking away,
marching right into the pits of incompetence.
-or-
Read from meÖ

© Copyright 2000 Effigy - All Rights Reserved
brian madden
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1 posted 09-14-2000 07:44 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Effigy, wow intense read a torrent of emotions, honest and direct, really liked this one.  


You can just keep walking away,
marching right into the pits of incompetence.
-or-
Read from meÖ


This is the hour when the mysteries emerge
A strangeness so hard to reflect A moment so
moving goes straight to your heart" JOy divison
rosepetals25
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2 posted 09-14-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for rosepetals25   Email rosepetals25   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rosepetals25

Effigy,

    Wow.. very direct and honest.. I like it I have not seen you post before actually... I must have missed your poems.  I know I won't miss them now.. I'll read I'll read..hehe  

                           rp25
poutprincess
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3 posted 09-14-2000 08:41 PM       View Profile for poutprincess   Email poutprincess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poutprincess

did you mention this was a tad strange??
LOL....we like strange! im reading you, and im going to keep reading you as long as you keep posting! *smile*
~Dawn

"Steady as it comes, right down to you, I've said it all, so maybe we're a Bliss of another kind" Bliss-Tori Amos


Kit McCallum
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4 posted 09-14-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Boy ... talk about an attention getter! Great read Effigy! Powerful and to the point ... OK, I came, I read, I concurred! And all the while, happy to do so. I did enjoy this, got me smiling, for I think some of my poems do the same thing with all this wonderful traffic lately, it's a catch 22 I fear! Point well taken, and much enjoyed.  

Best wishes,
/Kit
Effigy
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5 posted 09-14-2000 09:30 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Effigy

Strange? Did I say strange. I meant brillant, yea thats the ticket.

Thanks for your comments.
I'm glad that you enjoyed.
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6 posted 09-14-2000 09:49 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Yes Indeed!! I enjoyed every line of this....a wonderful write....!!  
forne_marin
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7 posted 05-04-2004 09:41 AM       View Profile for forne_marin   Email forne_marin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit forne_marin's Home Page   View IP for forne_marin

I get to the end of this one and all I can picture is the scene from "The Lion King" near the end when Timon--mounted on Pumba's back--goes crashing into a crowd of Hyenas, knocking them in every direction. Timon jumps off Pumba's back and both of them look left and right, huffing loudly, as if looking for another target. That specific image--them looking left and right going "hooph hooph hooph" looking for their next target--for some reason seems to fit this piece.

So, yeah, I got the point.

I believe the most important component of a poem is rhythm. Rhythm is the heartbeat of a poem. It is what makes poetry poetry.

 
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