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#1    Beastly Decimal

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:03 AM

This is a poem I've recently written, and I feel it requires a bit of a disclaimer. It comes off as very hopeless, which it in fact is; but it's not a nihilistic poem, per se. It's about the mind-numbing boredom of being an average Joe, and the subservience society expects of you. It's called Day In the Life, or alternately, Useless Day (preferred title).




Woken by the incessant roar
Of today’s undone chores
And tomorrows boring responsibilities

They come down
Weighing heavily on the unrealized me
My future bones cracking under the strain
Of unrealized aches and pains

I’m drained to the core
But still this useless day is born
With a sigh of resignation
I rise but I don’t shine

As time begins its tired, slow crawl
And tear ducts threaten to burst
Unrehearsed lines of angry verse
Beginning to swell inside my skull
With a fury that I cannot restrain

I slowly, surely die and when I wake
A puppet’s taken my place
He’s better than I
And so he stays
And I am left to wander

I walk
The unfamiliar paths
Unwelcoming to tired feet
Unfamiliar voices calling out to me

Their mocking tones ring of laughter
Shouting words that my
Confused and battered
Gray matter
Cannot muster the strength to dissect

But I assume that they are asking
For my soul
Neatly gift wrapped and labeled
So as to enable easy usage
For the master puppeteer

“Come here, child, come here
Do the things that I require
Be a puppet, be a liar
Be my nice and friendly pet”

“Do the things that I require
Sit and speak the words I’ve taught you
When I tell you
To the rhythm of these most sacred strings”

“Be a good boy, sit and stay
Inside the box, locked away
Until there is a task for which
A puppet is required”

And so I sit, never called upon to speak
My voice weak and all but lost
My hope a long forgotten lowered flag

Uselessly, I stumble in the twilight
Fumbling uselessly for keys
I use the keys to unlock my private quarters

Once inside, I stumble for the bedroom
Crawling when my legs begin to fail
Like a drunken child, I crawl into the bed

Savoring every second of the night
As I wait until the light signals
That another useless day has started.

I don't know why I wander on...
and so I wander on, in hopes
that maybe I'll find out.

#2    theSOURCE

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

I really like this one.

Well done BD. :tu:


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

It's a great piece of writing. Very good :tu:

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

A very enjoyable poem indeed, i really like the style and feel of the poem. Great job!

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I, Shall take the hidden paths that run,
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

Thanks everyone. I hope it wasn't too depressing for you all.  :innocent:

I don't know why I wander on...
and so I wander on, in hopes
that maybe I'll find out.




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