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Write !

Write !

Some madness banter of insanity
is pulling at my thoughts
spilling effulgent
in giant verbs and huge marching nouns
collecting snippets as it walks
stomping on flowers
and mushing liquid the paints of images
swirls captivated
with great toed boots

I can hear it coming
a hefty heavy steady stamp
and I am almost afraid that it might rack me
hit me hard
and demand some elucidated expression from me
I would shudder
but excitement won't let me

Instead it sets me to a creaking ball points
and tiny alphabets that strain my eyes
while spelling out its diffident request

Write it says

Write, while some half cold sickness grip my stomach
and I wretch on grammar
and thus the great feathers quill
dips in the ink of my soul
and so ineptly scribbles epilepsy
explanation, image, wordage, spillage of sensory lobotomy  
partridge in a god-damn pear tree 

Curl about my finger
and reek havoc through those dictionary brain cells
yer! smash them brain cells
mush, mash and squeeze the last drip
find expression in the gooey lumps that are left

WRITE ! god dam it !
Be succinct, be poetic
surpassing idiom and useless language
for Christ sake just WRITE it !

Pilloried on my own sheets of paper
by my own pen
because it never catches enough
as it twist this origami of words 
i-n-t-o  s-o-m-e-t-h-i-n-g
I want to express
I need
I want
To etch with you
A moment of perfection

I need your voices
I need to hear you sing my poets
I need these scratching and scathing claws
and I need your delicate dance
I need something to end this misery
and I need this piquant
this ever enlightened soul search of words
to wrap up this bundle of love

And toss me nonchalant into eternity

Lest some madness of bantered insanity

Takes hold of me

Copyright © colin mitchell williams

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  1. Date: 3/11/2009 2:01:00 PM
    All I can say is that I agree with Chris! This is a real treasure.

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 5:50:00 AM
    RIDICULOUS!!! You are blowing me away! Holy guacamole! Colin, get published man. You are strictly awesome. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 4:15:00 AM
    You are the man with the words brother.. keep on doing ya ting.

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 1:59:00 AM
    As Sean would say, WRITE OOOOOOON! my talented friend, write on no matter what. love, K

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 9:11:00 PM
    Colin this poem is truly amazing and it is going into my Favorites - Outstanding bro so many great lines I could never possibly pick a favorite - WOW - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 3:47:00 PM
    WoW! for someone with writers block, you said a mouthfull! Great write!-AA

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 3:31:00 PM
    Totally awesome! Seems you accomplished what you wanted. You etched it cleverly, my poetic friend. I like the plea in this. Who hasn't felt this? I love "mush mash and squeeze the last drip find expression in the gooey lumps that are left" Yep, you rock!!! Love Christie