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pictures from magazines

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 I made a collage of pictures from magazines

 To find out once and all

 Whose body I would watch

 When im not looking.


I tore the photos out

Of working men

And girls in underclothes

And stuck em all down

With dribble and come.


 I made a theme

 All the men from behind

Lifting iron bars of scaffolding,

They formed a muscled back.

And there

deep within

something stirred.

Something fundamental

As far from me as any other

Bridge of reinforced steel

Yet sighing over my shoulder.


Now, every time I meet a guy who turns his back on me

A thrill shoots up my spine,

Hits my brain adrenalin

And I run miles in the wrong direction

Straight up to his face and say

Well, why are you looking, why?


I forget those girls

With lanolin breasts,

black gusset legs

standing sheer on precipice

looking down over the gentle pass of my friends

whose pink lips are beautiful,

whose hair falls over

gentle sleep

and I watch 

the belief 

that I can only hurt

so we neither believe

that it could work.






◄ only fools

you and us ►


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Laura Taylor

Tue 1st Nov 2011 10:37

Finally catching up!

LOVE this - hard pressed to single out any particular line or verse, but that second verse is well in your face :D

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Rachel Bond

Wed 26th Oct 2011 00:40

jeff do not worry my friend i have my own stash although most of them are littlewoods catalogues of a bygone age and something called construction weekly :)

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Rachel Bond

Tue 25th Oct 2011 19:41

hey i love the idea of the loo wallpaper :) i was quite into collage at one point and as inspired by the photo montage work of artists such as Gee vaucher (crass) i made a great wall piece the shape of a leg in stockings made up of various images of women in bondage..from rhianna to some sleazy dungeon birds...its great but it was thrown out of my degree course for 'not fitting the brief' ha oh well i might put it up in the loo now, that tranquil sea scene is so yesterday ;)
thanks for all your comments. we all have to work the camera. On that shot i was thinking all about a certain mr. i wanted to see what he saw...voyeuristic maybe but not interesting read is Berger's 'ways of seeing' about the spectacle of womanhood. sure theres loads of feminist writing on it. it used to be my job to put photos in the galleries on here which when u think about it is quite a position of power. i have not exploited it so far, yet x

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Tue 25th Oct 2011 19:29

Again! wonderful, loved reading it, made me smile too, I think you have a healthy mind, It did remind me back in the 70's I decorated my bathroom with 100's of pics from mags, and words I liked in black7white, completely covered the walls, just pasted them on? gave you something to read and think about when you were on the loo! and everyone liked it? You can be as individual as you like xxxxx

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Jeff Dawson

Tue 25th Oct 2011 07:55

Hi Rach, excellent, original, individual as always, but I didn't say you could cut my girlie mags up! X

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Rachel Bond

Sat 22nd Oct 2011 23:52

thanks all x

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Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:48

I like the way you craft your write here Rachel..made me very thoughtful..nice one lady :)

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John Coopey

Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:15

Sexuality's good enough for me.

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Sat 22nd Oct 2011 21:43

I got out of it the fact that you are attracted to men in spite of yourself. It would make a lot more sense to love a woman - cos they are less likely to hurt you in the same way - but that is not where your senses lead you.

I liked the idea of running a mile in the wrong direction - right up to his face - it made me smile. I also like the way 'I can only hurt' could be interpreted in two ways.

Your poetry is instinctive - it obviously just pours out of you - and there's never anything cliched about it.

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Rachel Bond

Sat 22nd Oct 2011 17:00

yes of course... its really whatever you want it to be, its about love and sexuality, the rest is up to you.

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