Simone Inez Harriman

Freshman - 596 Points (New Zealand)

Devoured - Poem by Simone Inez Harriman

Skeletal and naked
I am now only candlelit bones
Mere scrap of a voluptuous feast
I had served with my best china

You my guest dined and fled
With all the silver
In your haste to alienate
An emotional plate
I am swiftly scraped

Even now
Down the bulimic drain
Your hurt hurts me
My body waste disposes
Sewage from a compost
Of rancid depression and rage
As your chewing enzymes bite
Caustic from your heart

Comments about Devoured by Simone Inez Harriman

  • Gold Star - 13,507 Points Daniel Brick (7/6/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    The energy in this poem fairly bursts out of the confines of printed language. Your poem tells a story about the speaker's dashed hopes for a dinner for two, but the events blur together as the emotional reaction of the speaker take control of the poem. This is what I call FUSED language and in this case it's also explosive. From the vivid title image of DEVOURED to the closing sentiments of DEPRESSION AND RAGE your poem is cathartic. (I just saw the date of the other comments - 2009! This time bomb of a poem has been smoldering for 9 years and it still explodes!) (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,914 Points Marieta Maglas (10/15/2009 5:04:00 PM)

    wonderful metaphorical poem, nice self-portrait, very well expressed...........10 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 618 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (10/15/2009 2:41:00 PM)

    A fantastic piece with wonderful images (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points _____________________________________ - (1/8/2009 11:08:00 PM)

    Your hurt hurts me
    ne plus ultra.... Simone
    aroha (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 270 Points Kesav Easwaran (7/20/2008 5:54:00 AM)

    'candle lit bones' phrase... the whole poem lit up...good write...10 grade (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tiffanie Lau (12/30/2007 8:04:00 PM)

    this poem is so visual and tasteful. awesome stuff! Thanks for the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ben Gieske (12/7/2007 7:39:00 PM)

    Wonderful, gives a new vocabulary to the passions. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,647 Points john tiong chunghoo (2/22/2006 11:32:00 PM)

    dear inez, this is lovely too. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 878 Points Lamont Palmer (1/30/2006 10:41:00 AM)

    Simone, this is quite powerful; it has a Plathian tone to it, if you don't mind that comparison. Nice job. And I hope you've been doing wonderfully. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Jennett (1/25/2006 1:13:00 PM)

    Bitter but brilliant. So glad your muse is reawakened (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 12, 2009

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