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Arm: needle

Arm: needle;
Needle: arm.
Can’t wait for you
To become better acquainted.

Existence: rapture;
Rapture: existence.
I don’t think you’ve
Met before, have you?

Violence: robbery;
Robbery: violence.
It looks like you
Were made for each other.

Depression: elation;
Elation: depression.
You could almost be
Two sides of the same coin.

Body: grave;
Grave: body.
I sense the start
Of a long-term acquaintance.

©2005 Jon Lloyd

Submitted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Edited: Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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  • K K (3/6/2007 1:09:00 PM)

    Strange poem but I did enjoy it...a lot of different meanings can be read from it.


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  • Original Unknown Girl (1/18/2007 9:47:00 AM)

    Crazy but I like it! Here's hoping you're a diabetic! ! HG: -) xx

  • George P. Stasiuk (1/4/2007 11:40:00 AM)

    THIS IS A GREAT WRITE JON! KUDOS. ALWAYS AN EXISTENTIAL DILEMMA//////\\\\\\ALMOST A TAUNT IN YOUR ART - with dichotomy like 'keep on livin' or get on with dyin'.' THE THEME IS PROVACATIVE AND YOUR DELIVERY FLAWLESS. George, *likin' the writin'*

  • Andie D (12/11/2006 2:34:00 AM)

    tenoutoften Jon, profoundly (well) written, above excellent, chilling realisation... x

  • Nicola burkett (11/28/2006 6:29:00 AM)

    I agree...This poem is simple yet deep, each word pairing fits like a glove.
    The last line is macabre & realistic, which makes it all the more scary.....
    A gem of a poem.
    Nickie x x

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/24/2006 7:23:00 AM)

    A well-composed piece with an appropriate form. The last two lines are terrifying in their acceptance. t x

  • Jane Byron (11/25/2005 5:42:00 AM)

    Violence, robbery... it always happens so...I love it :)

  • Jerry Hughes (11/19/2005 10:58:00 PM)

    Sincerely hope Jon, these words aren't a precursor to a terrifying existence?

  • Simon Whild (11/16/2005 5:54:00 AM)

    A nice balance. Simple and very effective use of language to convey a powerful message. I like this.

  • Declan McHenry (11/16/2005 4:30:00 AM)

    Simple yet deep. Simple yet deep. Neat one Jon.

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