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Matthew McCanless

Updated: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:26 am

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I hated writing when I was in school but as I reached my mid-twenties I found that there was no other way to make sense of my thoughts but to write them down so I used a pen and paper combining usage of assonance and consonance to Poetically convey my feelings. Free verse is not my strength I feel almost enslaved by assonance and consonance and rhythm. I have never shared any of my work but I know for a fact that I have a legitimate gift


If time could go backwards I would change a whole lot the misery experienced and the Untied knots things would be different but better you see, you will agree because I would know what would hurt and benefit me times are hard and will only get harder life is short and will only get shorter so I must correct my mistakes and just stop accepting this sorrow because I know I have fewer todays than I have tomorrows. Many words Ive put to papers in an effort to taper the stress of life's capers hoping it vanishes like vapor but their lies deep inside a wound that hides and may never find treatment an indecent demon dreaming of beatings so frequent No reason for the recent fleeting secret meetings and agreements he's attempting quite tenaciously to tear this tainted wound open voraciously and fatally, therefore courageously I grasp gracefully To my shameful past which was blatantly Tossed into the trash mistakenly I have wandered my mind aimlessly, now I find my task I have gratefully pondered a powerful and potent Paradigm, at long last I try to see the World Behind Clear Eyes so I may find Sublime and surprise I thrive when I'm baptized washing away my disguise A disguise which I strive to shed hoping I'll survive the test at times I realize how much I do despise this charade and so I scrutinize this contrived facade But I feel victimized and writhe from pains so sharp and broad. Pains uncontrollable and insufferable Leaving me inconsolable and begging for God.

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Jade Kelly

Mon 13th Jun 2016 23:22

Thank you for your comment on Analytical Ambivalence!
I truly appreciate your comment, I am very much like you with my rhyming style so I'll enjoy reading your work too

- Jade

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