manifesto

dripping lead pipes          lead to razor                       blade epiphanies            

and the time     machine is broken           and this fucking headache           behind my eyes will not

shift

and i have control of                      the stock market              but not my hair colour

and my lava lamp             tells no one who i am                     and my poetry books     tell no one

who i am 

and my music collection               tells no one who i am                     and my spice collection

tells no one who i am     and my medicine cabinet             tells no one who i am     and my body

tells no one who       i am and my       mind tells no one             who i am              and

the                                paintings i

paint tell              no one who        i am        and the blood    in my veins        tells no                                

one who i am

and my mental                  decay tells no                    one who i am     and the                               

stain on               

my bed tells       no one who        i am and the       knock at               my door tells no one who           

i am

and        the embers in    my fire tell         no one who i am             and i can tell no                one

who i am

because               i               do           not         know.

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Stu Buck

Wed 13th Jan 2016 17:31

thanks cynthia! i looked at this again earlier today actually and i like it more than i did. yes, i paint, although i am not an artist. i just enjoy the process. creating something, be it writing or painting, is really rewarding.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 13th Jan 2016 17:08

Nice bow-out of the year. I also like the 'structure', a fresh form of the 'list poem', a type that always enjoys popularity. I really like the scope of material used.

So you paint as well. Creativity tends to be in multiple arenas, doesn't it? If you have it, you've got to work it.

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Vicki Ayers

Thu 31st Dec 2015 16:11

It does that! Nice one x

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Stu Buck

Thu 31st Dec 2015 16:08

i dont think we do! i hoped the scattered effect would show the scattershot thoughts and feelings associated with a quest for ones identity. thanks for reading!

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Vicki Ayers

Thu 31st Dec 2015 16:00

Do any of us really know? People make up their own minds we can only love ourselves & hope others follow our lead! The scattered layout is an interesting effect - I like it x

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