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To Know and Keep Silence (Thin Skin)


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To Know and Keep Silence

 

Enlightenment is when

the intellect gets stuck

in the quiet Swami

said and I agree not

 

in the way you think

because we are poets

after-all rhymes with

After the Fall and we

have thin skin either

 

by breeding or nature

or in my case violations

by Earth Fire Ice Metal

Air disguised as words

before ill nurtured breath

 

The ground broke bones

embers scarred skins

knives cut digits and

the Water that feeds

muscle and nerves

 

propels fists afraid

of my difference

my epidermis

of Other

 

And we wouldn’t have it

any-other way We feel

they are not worthy of

giving us love And we

build armour to suit us

with words to cover the

 

Silence and practice

magics of some disrepute

defending our transubstated

grimoires curses and hexes

As proper grammar spelling

 

and syntax Straw Men

guarding our shores

from the roaring inefable

Knowing

 

Shhhhh.

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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Great message and great work on letting the reader create his private beginning and ending of sentences and thoughts. Yes, we all have different inherences of epidermis. Enjoyed muchly. (Yes, I know that's not a word, but now it is. ;)

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Agree with Frank about the fluidity of the sentences from lack of punctuation. Inventive.

 

Especially liked:

 

grimoires curses and hexes

 

Cool.

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Thanks you two- Glad you enjoyed! ;-)

 

J

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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You have a knack of prompting the readers mien; it leads me to think of the way that euphemism is used to disguise harsh realities by the skilful orator/ operator. But that's just me.... :biggrin: G.

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Thanks g! Sorry to be behind in my reviews (and

year

s that was part of my intent) but here's my current view:

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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Many, many thanks Douglas appreciate the read and engagement!

 

Juris

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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  • 1 month later...

When Dr. Con sets up "syntax Straw Men" it's not to distract us; he wants us to look deeper. "And we woudn't have it/any-other way."

 

Enjoyed,

 

Tony :smile:

 

 

PS - Particularly notable: my epidermis/of Other

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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