~Day 985~Schism

WordWulf By WordWulf, 11th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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~Mary liked to snort amyl nitrate~smoke a little hash~she favored a bloody drink~her namesake~about halfway trashed~she’d start talkin’ suicide~I put a pillow in the toilet~handed her my cocked my .357~lay your head down baby~go to sleep~closed the door & went to have a drink with her ol’ man~they didn’t talk to me after that~

~Schism~

~1000 Days~
~Day 985~
~Schism~

~a man might identify~
~himself in the mirror~
~& ignore the necessity~
~of the bullet in his brain~
~marked in the cylinder of his gun~
~with the initials of his name~
~in the holster~
~in the schism of life~
~that singular piece of each creature~

~faced with the ultimatum~
~accept the status quo~
~or take the next step~
~believe in the power of self~
~pull the trigger~
~take that jump into the beyond~
~beyond what~
~backed into a corner~
~cowards learn a fresh reality~
~that preservation of self~
~is not the end & all~
~courage is a shade of giving up~
~no body no space to claim~

~a willingness to sacrifice~
~to be or not to be is not a question~
~it is a declaration~
~we may blow through & vanquish~
~formidable enemies~
~through the realization~
~the absolute certainty~
~that no one knows for sure~
~flesh is a poor proving ground~
~the nether a noble reward~

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~ It is About ~
~Haunting Me~
~Day 986~

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I write novels, poetry, songs,nonsense & lies. Sometimes truth sneaks in when I ain't lookin'.

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author avatar Songbird B
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Powerful work, Tom...Thanks for sharing this...

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author avatar WordWulf
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank-you, singer.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Great work, Tom.
I'm fully drenched in your the Downpours of your creativity.

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author avatar WordWulf
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Great metaphor!

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author avatar Buzz
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Tom, you're my guru. Always a great read. More power!

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author avatar WordWulf
11th Jun 2011 (#)

That's a nice thing to say. Thank-you.

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author avatar j.m. raymond
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Tom, I think this phrase:

"the absolute certainty~
~that no one knows for sure"

is brilliant.

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author avatar WordWulf
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Writer to writer, your statement is the highest praise. Thank-you.

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author avatar Retired
12th Jun 2011 (#)

A beautifully expressive work of poetry. Thanks!

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