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just a junkie
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0 posted 04-25-2003 09:29 PM       View Profile for just a junkie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for just a junkie


Maggots

I have a rare fondness for
Maggots
Don't get me wrong
I wouldn't want to
Keep them as pets
And I'd prefer
Not to see them
But the life of a
Maggot
Has got to be the most
Ingenious creation
To be able to get dropped off
Just about any place foul
And rapidly thrive there
You are never any better or worse
Than your neighbor
And hate is spread evenly
Having no ties to anyone or anything
You can gorge yourself
On treasures of which
A higher life form has
Condemned as garbage and disregarded
As trash
Which will sustain you
Long enough
To allow you to
Transform into something rather ugly
Yet, significantly more beautiful
Than what you began as
Given new body parts
With mesh covered eyes
And delicate wings
Strong enough to
Transport your entire body
To the destination of your choosing
To gorge on new treasures
And continously pissing people off
Being such an annoyance
That even the most docile person
Wants nothing more than to
Be solely responsible for your death
Your ingenuity allows you to
Escape the homicidal intentions
Of bodies thousands of times your size
On a regular basis
And within days
You can simply
Lay down and die
With no regrets.

Just a Junkie

[This message has been edited by just a junkie (04-25-2003 09:32 PM).]

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Kahlil
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since 04-12-2003
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1 posted 04-30-2003 09:28 AM       View Profile for Kahlil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kahlil

This is an intriguing write.  I like the focus on a topic that should make us shudder!  But it's full of life, too!  I sense it's deeper that it first appears....
GG
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since 12-03-2002
Posts 3615
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2 posted 06-02-2003 08:45 AM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

I liked this the first time I read it...
and I still like it now!
Though it still rather disgusts me lol
good job!

Always, Alyssa

- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

tommy
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since 06-03-2003
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3 posted 06-03-2003 04:53 PM       View Profile for tommy   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for tommy

very clever,very descriptive
i would love to be a maggott

wait a minute...i am


good write
pjtalty
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since 07-17-2002
Posts 113
W.A., Australia


4 posted 06-04-2003 09:37 AM       View Profile for pjtalty   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pjtalty

A skilful and imaginative piece of free verse. IT has a unity of thought and expressive feeling from beginning to end and, despite the ugh! connotation of the title word and the implications for a gruesome read, I found myself quite intrigued by the argument and followed it through with a surprising amount of pleasure.

An interesting and impresssive piece, the form, tone and imagery of which had banished any repugnance by the time I got to the clever conclusion.

Patrick Talty

[This message has been edited by pjtalty (06-04-2003 09:40 AM).]

 
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