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In the Meantime

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In the Meantime

I've picked the scabs until they bleed,
And then wonder why they never heal
Is it just a compulsive need
For pain to be what I mostly feel?

A Masochist- Antagonist!
Perfect Punch-drunk Pragmatist!
The Hypnotist who slits his wrists-
And I shall suffer in the midst

The Agony cuts one half of me
(I'll bear the brunt of all of this...)

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Great write Archaic. Just wonder where you get all that kind of inspiration... Keep up the rhyme, silent musician!! JM

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    Date: 10/16/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes I wonder myself, Joseph. For 7 years I was completely uninspired until my nearly fatal overdose back in July. Ever since then, I got my mojo back lol
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:18:00 AM
    Pain has got to be the best fodder for one's creative fire. It oftentimes renders its users impervious to it, leading to an insatiable longing for deep and searing pain. I'll then endlessly question myself why. I hope you're well.

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    Date: 10/16/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am well, Jake; thanks for asking. And I agree with you: from pain comes great artistry, I think :)
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:48:00 AM
    My friend This is a deep and dark poem. Full of pain and sorrow. You make the readers heart hurt from the intensity and depth of these words. Don't give up and heal soon.

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    Date: 10/16/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Robin. It's another one of my "gloom and doom" pieces lol. Thanks for the review :)
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Nice attitude not to loose patient, A.P

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    Date: 10/15/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the review, Doc :)