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Falsely Alarmed

A simpleton mewls.
Streams of martyrdom
sate white porcelain.
Sins and suffering
hover like pumice.

Pruned fingertips
scratch metallic
drain passages
seeking escape.

Dread subsides
as bubbles
vanish and

whimpers
simply

laugh.



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  1. Date: 9/8/2010 10:54:00 AM
    Very nicely done, you are a true talent!

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 5:34:00 PM
    John, you have alot of talent...this poem is well done and yet sad also!! again thanks for your well wishes!!

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 11:59:00 AM
    For my Soup friends (who Soup-mailed me regarding the meaning of this write) - it revolves around the sensitive subject of a fragile woman dealing/coping with the issues of (being afflicted with) bulimia. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 3:17:00 PM
    Very nice John. I like this form. Have only done a couple but seem to turn out well. Soup mail is waiting, Charles

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 7:36:00 AM
    This flows so elegantly, ending in joy. Thanks for sharing it.

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 7:39:00 PM
    I have noted this new form. Never came across it.

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 4:20:00 PM
    This poem is supergreat....the premise is awesome and frightening at the same time. Well done. Chris.

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 3:51:00 PM
    I have learned to only expect the best from you.....and I get it each time I read your work!! Whatever form....it never matters!!! :)

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 3:44:00 PM
    very nice john ~Rick

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 3:04:00 PM
    nice one, enjoyed...p.d.