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Consume Me

Reveled in ancient times, words escape from the crevices of nature Through soils that many have tread The living and the dead Eat everything and take a great big look Something is waiting for you—someone is there for you The history of mankind will not tell you otherwise The vines of truth and peace surround your being You are something new and true And the words are willingly fleeing from my grasp Life is a spinning top—it spins as long as you keep it going Manmade trinkets are concepts of lives untold Objects hold energy that are more powerful than mere words The feeling behind the whole of it all is all too satisfying Listen to the breeze It whispers riddles that lift the spirits of the deep I can hear it calling Can you? Humanity has closed its breadth of hearing But they can always reopen! Consume me—let the fires of your passion envelope me I want to know everything I can before I leave this world behind I want the living and the dead to be satisfied in luxuries Luxuries of love, appetite, desire and cool water fire There is a secret rhythmic chord in every brain You must accept yourself You must accept your surroundings Let them curl all around you—let your heart turn from serpentine to Clear fluid Consume the waters Consume me Before the worms in the soil soak in what is rightfully yours The earth will be your companion Engorge what you may . . . but respect

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 8/25/2012 10:59:00 AM
I love it! I'm gonna Fav it :o) I could really feel the words as I read...Chills up the spine,and what not....Very nice!
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 8/25/2012 11:55:00 AM
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Dan! :-)
Date: 8/24/2012 2:17:00 PM
You impress me with this one Laura, well done!!! - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 8/24/2012 4:28:00 PM
Thank you! :)
Date: 8/23/2012 8:11:00 AM
great write. i received from it.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 8/23/2012 11:19:00 PM
I'm glad to hear that!!:)
Date: 8/23/2012 6:17:00 AM
Wow Laura, this is something else, a major write, a awesome wonderful poem, and yes this i do respect.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 8/23/2012 11:18:00 PM
Thanks a mill, Harry.
Date: 8/21/2012 11:39:00 PM
Your work overflows with descriptiveness. It pays to read those entries many others on this site consider too long.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 8/23/2012 11:18:00 PM
Thanks, I appreciate it. :)
Date: 8/21/2012 9:31:00 PM
I love the final admonition Laura - I love this composition! So glad I am invited to consume - in my book, you just earned a pedsetal among the divine priestesses of poetry! This is serious magic, so lovely, so challenging - ' You are something new and True..." with respect - J.A.B. %
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 8/21/2012 9:35:00 PM
Aww thanks! You're sweet! :)