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Below is the poem entitled Coquelicot/Scarlet which was written by poet Shannon ChemicalEyes. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Nauseous, she collects glossy-eyed dolls, scattered behind bones, and bipolar holes,
Transparent beach sand poured from her skin, until the harsh neon sun sucked her in.
She let the dolls pull her down with them, they pulled on the wires inside of her beak,
They modified her from her face, all the way down to her feet.

They fed her for a while, and kept her in a static sea,
Watched the black trickle out of her spine, gave her plastic ecstasy.
Her chemicals began to blend, in a cloud of dopamine bliss,
It always made her purr, only to repress a sickening hiss.

Her circuitry glitched, her eyes read "Out Of Order",
She left the static, told the dolls it was all over.
Coquelicot ran from her pores, as she emerged from the shore,
Her star-lit grin distorts the sky, alone, she now watches oceans thaw.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2010 11:19:00 AM
    gooood one. i like your writing style. feel free to check some of mine out, i think you might like them.

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 7:01:00 AM
    A well deserved featured poem you have here Shannon. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 11:12:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry today Shannon. I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving if you observe the holiday. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 5:53:00 AM
    this is another great poem - I like your innovation, the fact that you dare to be different, and I think you're doing groundbreaking work

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 4:14:00 PM
    It is really a very expressive write, Shannon

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 3:17:00 PM
    Wow! a very interesting poem,, dolls to collect very creepy,,, but impressive write,..p.d.