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States Of Mind.(Poem) by Terry Collett - [331 words]
There, On The Ground, Her Poor Body Lay, Dead. by Abracadabra It's a villanelle about a girl who died on her way to a funeral.... [159 words]
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Where Are They Going? by Terry Collett - [82 words]
Walking With Ghost. by Terry Collett - [168 words]
Waiting For The Phone To Ring. by Terry Collett - [169 words]
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Unwelcome Attention In An Asylum. by Terry Collett - [212 words]
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Shalom At Sheepshead Bay. by Terry Collett - [233 words]
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No Great Escape. by Terry Collett - [188 words]
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Missy's 1966. by Terry Collett - [250 words]
Lost Opportunity. by Terry Collett - [287 words]
Limericks: The Creature From Venus And The Pierrot Who Danced by Abracadabra A couple of nice limericks. Guarantee: They follo... [50 words]
Last Visitation To Coney Island. by Terry Collett - [198 words]
Inside Her Head. by Terry Collett - [175 words]
Hey, Girl by Angel Of Hope Goes to the tune of "Hey, Jude" by The Beatles. [57 words]
Guess How Old I Am by Angel Of Hope Read some of my other poems, and tell me how old you think I am. [107 words]
Fishing At Lowell Lake. by Terry Collett - [143 words]
Favourite Place. by Terry Collett - [172 words]
Death Of Daughter. by Terry Collett - [302 words]
Dead On Arrival by Abracadabra Nonsense, but a pleasure to read because of the nice rhymes. No idea why it disappeared last ti... [171 words]
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Child At A Bus Window by Terry Collett - [162 words]
Bramshaw & Brassieres. by Terry Collett - [192 words]
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Because What Happened There. by Terry Collett - [179 words]
Bag Lady. by Terry Collett - [225 words]
As An Encore. by Terry Collett - [177 words]
An Awareness Of Being. by Terry Collett - [236 words]
An Apple A Day (Poem) by Terry Collett - [215 words]
Always Seeing Him. by Terry Collett - [257 words]
All In The Cards. by Terry Collett - [173 words]
The Branches Of The Palm by Abracadabra Short poem. Enjoy. [214 words]
You Surmised He Did. by Terry Collett - [135 words]
When I'm With You by Angel Of Hope - [154 words]
Too Many Pretty Things by Angel Of Hope - [81 words]
The Asylum Has Gone. by Terry Collett - [230 words]
Sonia Sleeps. by Terry Collett - [72 words]
Some Evenings Near Death. by Terry Collett - [176 words]
On Waking One Morning. by Terry Collett - [281 words]
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My Love Lives Forever by Lamar Cole - [35 words]
Lost Thoughts Of Chairman Mao. by Terry Collett - [128 words]
Ling Say. by Terry Collett - [44 words]
Kiss On Cheek Or Brow. by Terry Collett - [92 words]
Hate Days. by Terry Collett - [234 words]
Discover Breath by Angel Of Hope - [131 words]
Crumbled Cookie. by Terry Collett - [123 words]
Christ In Central Park. by Terry Collett - [66 words]
Cafe Waitress. by Terry Collett - [97 words]
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Bo Lee & Now. by Terry Collett - [59 words]
Birds Of Depression. by Terry Collett - [74 words]
Berthe's Blues. by Terry Collett - [89 words]
A Little Colorful Art by Angel Of Hope If you're gonna read it, you might as well just tell me what you think of it...honestly. [78 words]
Better Times. by Terry Collett - [76 words]
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You And The Dog. by Terry Collett - [145 words]
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When Lights Were Out. by Terry Collett - [106 words]
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The Only Person I Want To Be by Veronica Habib - [69 words]
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The Far Side Of The Room by Piper Davenport - [228 words]
The Far Side Of My Room
The Cloud by Jasmine P Batey again, a challenge I accepted from Frankie, the beginning is a bit bodgy, (the first stanza) anyway,... [121 words]
That Summer by Misery About a sad summer [138 words]
Sweet Genell by Lamar Cole - [87 words]
Something About Him. by Terry Collett - [105 words]
Satisfied by Misery A bath of oils and lust [79 words]
Remembering Miss Fleavage. by Terry Collett - [141 words]
Psalm 23 (New Labour's Psalm) by Colin Baker - [108 words]
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Morning Has Broken. by Terry Collett - [90 words]
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In Dreams by T J Rintoull Poem written at work, for nothing more than disillusioned ambition. [69 words]
Hers Was The First by Terry Collett - [157 words]
He Lost At Sea. by Terry Collett - [135 words]
Graveside Musing. by Terry Collett - [213 words]
Girl At A Bar. by Terry Collett - [229 words]
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Child's Grave. by Terry Collett - [94 words]
Battered Mothers. by Terry Collett - [109 words]
911 Blues. by Terry Collett - [184 words]

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The Far Side Of My Room
A writer's journey.
[228 words]
Piper Davenport
[June 2009]
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The Far Side Of My Room
Piper Davenport

Dullness is
Wisdom breaching, trembling, C R A C K I N G under the
foundation of
scorned by many
tolls bleeding shades of
over and over again,
popularity that F A D E S away
tranquilized by buttered-down power
that grabs the wickedness of a serpent's spite,
giving life in fragmented reckonings
with vain pleasure.

I know the ballad of a woman you've probably met:
It doesn't end the way you might think
     with a fat prince's kiss
     with a wicked slipper
     with a golden apple
     champagne on the wall
          and piano-plump behinds scratching in their seats
     and antique, solitary gowns
          with smeared-down lipstick

That woman, communed with her heart saying,
"Look, what I have attained . . ." (fill in the blank)
with the bread of silence pulling on her chest
without mercy, without privilege
and prick her fingers against thorns
as she escapes into the syrupy-sweet of lost dreams
to the half-deserted, swallowed quiet keeping her awake thereafter

until she lays her distresses against morning,
to pamper the sacrilege of her tear-flooded bed
and stained-sorrow tissues dashing her floor.
She is clumsy, a medieval, maimed cancelled plan
that crashed surrended affections against a dwindled gaze
that never cuts the jazzy-flavored paradise like complex,glowing scars.

She runs, she walks, she smiles, she freezes
like . . .
a cake splattered on the ground
and blotted, dreaded, smashed sincerity
covering a blank mind in a state of shock
and screams alone
and praises the illiterate barricades of tomorrow:
the unexpected, imperfect messengers welcome
the tangled road of uncertainty.


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