A Noun in White Open Space

A noun all alone in the white open space is at risk,

if it doesn't know its own definition or purpose.

Without knowing its identity, this noun may search for a verb.

Once it finds this verb, it may begin to become active.

After it is active, it may come to dwell upon passive.

Should this be the case, it may call itself just a subordinate clause.

Still without the sense of cause, a direct object it may seek to make itself complete.

From such an addition it may thrive for a bit, under a brief sense of independence.

But wait until it compares itself to the compounds of another page.

Such an independent clause, may now view itself as just a simple sentence.

Searching for that compound with that perfect conjunction,

it may find a greater problem than it thinks.

For it may become problematic if it allows for the antics

of adjectives and elicits interjections.

For after the wrong interjection makes it complex,

it may stop and reflect on the times when it was just itself only a noun.

Back when it was not constrained to sentence structure,

or to the choices that caused the rupture of the former self it could have been known to be.

And maybe through this wonder, it will search for its younger to explain an important epiphany.

“When I was a noun like you, I hadn’t a clue that I could have been any person, any place or anything.” 

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Deanna Marasco

Sun 23rd Nov 2014 23:46

Thank you Philip for the compliment. I will be sure to keep the audience in mind. Thank you for taking the time out to write a constructive critique, I appreciate it! :)

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