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Three Verbs

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Three Verbs

a well dressed mess,
I am but a man
with a sinister past
seeking redemption.

b*tching,
venting,
& ranting.
are three verbs I tend
to utilize while writing.
because writing is my outlet,
my craved for aperture,
even my superlative release
in the pursuit of an escape
from a reality which once
was capable of compelling 
my lips to crease into a smile,
but now only fills my chest 
with the tension of a thousand
cold-sweat soaked nightmares.
These three vulgar verbs
keep my mind lucid
through my abdication
of actuality for the
necessary occupation 
of thought required 
to keep these demons 
composed of crushed pills
and empty bottles at bay.

I feel the genius today.
I love every word, letter,
and line that I'm writing.
but tomorrow I'll hate this.
I'll think this sh*t is worthless
as I consider deleting it all.
Yet I can't part with it.
like my utter inability to
forget & let go of this fading
amatory connection whose
love once gave me hope as
well as sex that left scars,
both cerebral and somatic.
I loved her so f***ing much
and if I'm being honest, 
I must admit I still do.

as a parting favor
I simply ask you not
to confound these
words I write with
apathy and despair;
 they may sting off
the tip of my tongue
but they come from
a place that's sincere
and filled with more
than mere goodwill.
I simply have a crestfallen
& despondent perspective.

This, too, will
pass with time.
or so they say.

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  1. Date: 2/17/2013 11:27:00 AM

    Hi Jackson, good vocabulary there is a lot of realism in these words. There are lots of good writers out there and I do myself a favor by saying we get lost in the crowd. Try looking at CHARLES BUKOWSKI he's a realist too, you might like him.

    Kilgrow Avatar Jackson Kilgrow Date: 2/20/2013 4:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love Bukowski, he's one of my greatest influences as far as writing goes. I love his style. And thanks, I'm glad you like the poem, I just added a new section to it, let me know what you think of it
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 10:18:00 PM

    Jackson, a deep and interesting first poem... hopefully the feeling will pass..always~pd