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Post by knet32 » 26 Jul 2018, 20:32

MALEFICENT(for a friend dying of HIV)
Vexed, those blood harassing his veins.
Unsexed, those accursed essence of his life.
A death sentence with no crime,
A blood-gore with no scarification,
Decadence smeared in freshness.
Pain plagued, retched in harmless flowing poison
Cursed for eternity.
For he is a walking corpse
Certified dead on August in the year 2009
But patrolling the earth like a vampire,
Tormenting none but wastes of himself.
The world shared not his grief.
Wedged, in wasted womb-ways of woes.
Sledged, in slime slug slewed of sorrows.
A skyline of lips smeared in darkness,
A fence of cheek begging to dry.
A frame mocking robustness of a man.
Raised dust from desecrated dust,
Filth air from wilted air.
Dust to dust...
Ashes to ashes...
On his bier, through life and after life
Press upon slaughtering laughter,
His offence; "he stayed alive".
� K~net�

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Post by palilogy » 05 Aug 2018, 10:39

I would consider condensing this poem.
Stay away from cliches.
"Dust to dust...
Ashes to ashes..."

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Post by JudasFm » 07 Aug 2018, 05:14

I think even for a poem, the language is too flowery. If you want the reader to sympathize with a bleak subject, then short, blunt sentences are best.

I also agree with palilogy that you should avoid cliches.

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Post by knet32 » 07 Aug 2018, 18:18

Thanks, I will work on the observations.

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Post by Dinah just chillin » 10 Aug 2018, 21:52

I thought it came from the heart. A deep place no can know till they have experienced it them self's. It had a. Message and it went deep to the heart and soul

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