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Starlight to Twilight

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Effigy
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since 04-11-2000
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Just sitting at the computer


0 posted 12-21-2000 01:03 AM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Effigy

In the end
nothing had
significantly
changed.

And I was
but a baby
born unto
baby like
things.

A babie's eye
A babie's mind.

Blank... an empty
chalkboard.
Clean slate.

Draw on me.
Write on me.
Fill me up.

Make a bridge
that had not
been burned before.

I a baby had grown
old, tired and
quite senical
of untold
baby things.

But in the death
no great truths.
No drastic changes.
Nothing had
significantly
changed.

It is all rather
baby like. Human like.
Rather childish.

This, the realization
of an American tragedy.
All was well.
Change had been
averted yet again.

I died like an man
in my lover's grip.
I died like a soldier
run-through in the fields.
I died like an enfant
in my mother's arms.

And nothing I had done
mattered. Nothing was
better. Nothing worse.

No, nothing significant at all



[This message has been edited by Effigy (edited 12-21-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Effigy - All Rights Reserved
Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


1 posted 12-21-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Wow, I truly liked this piece Effigy...it had great rhythm and you've expressed your feelings very well...great work!

Nathan
Effigy
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2 posted 12-21-2000 06:17 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Effigy

thanks man. I'm glad you enjoyed
forne_marin
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3 posted 05-07-2004 10:33 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

This one I had to force myself to read. It should be burned in Effigy.

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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