Crimes Against Myself Poem by Captain Cur

Crimes Against Myself

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Disappearing words
on pure white linen paper
once edged with the deepest
indigo ink, words of purest love.
Did they just pack up
and walk away,
hiding on some obsolete alphabet chart
or in an early speller?

I lost the words
to busy to say them when I could,
I let them fade away,
then lost my ability of expression,
running away from my life.
Or perhaps my words
were convicted and jailed
for crimes against myself.

I am a criminal,
judge me, punish me,
but pardon my words.
I am expressing them to you now;
each and every letter exposed
no longer hiding,
no longer afraid of loving you.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: introspection
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bri Edwards 28 September 2018

(cont.) [from Wikipedia]: Although forcing captives to walk the plank is a motif of pirates in popular culture in the 19th through 21st centuries, few instances are documented, so the frequency of the practice is uncertain.] nice one, Cap'n. bri :)

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Bri Edwards 28 September 2018

to busy to say them when I could, see the typo? right? let me get this 'straight'. this is a poem you translated from Captain Cur's coded journal? ? ? i guess we'd better make Cap'n walk the plank! to MyPoemList. (cont.)

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Khairul Ahsan 16 April 2014

'no longer afraid of loving you' - This line resonates! Loved your poem.

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