Uriah Hamilton

Dark Poetic Mind - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

This poem bleeds dysfunctional desire,
Blood stains through the dirty streets
Mark the paths we trod,
Urban avenues of despair,
But I was still romantic for you,
Your thin unattractive body
And unwashed stringy blond hair,
Your ghost stare in the headlights’ glare,
Your wish to blend into streetlamps
Of non-existence,
Romantic for your perishing soul
Looking for a ride home from strangers
at 2: 00AM,
Something about drugs and tortured eyes
On a lost waif and her pointless life
Was registering as meaningful
In my dark poetic mind,
You offered me the best sex I could ever have,
But I thought, I better let it slide,
Just let you talk about it,
Not put those skinny bones to the test,
Not be one more creep killing a girl
And getting a disease.

Comments about Dark Poetic Mind by Uriah Hamilton

  • (12/1/2006 7:43:00 PM)

    Love teeters on the brink of the dark and emo...but anyway, this is indeed poetic and dark (which is a good thing, of course) and I enjoyed it.

    eni da kid
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  • (11/25/2006 8:59:00 PM)

    Its amazeing this poem i enjoy it thanks! (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2006 12:11:00 AM)

    Dark? No. Poetic for sure, with the utmost of talent - and the finely-tuned mind behind the pen shines through. I sometimes think all love is dysfunctional... sometimes rose-tinted spectacles, as they say, sometimes glasses which make the whole world seem black and bleak. Another epic, Uriah. t x (Report) Reply

  • (10/17/2005 10:17:00 AM)

    great poem, as always (Report) Reply

  • (10/15/2005 10:22:00 AM)

    'But I was still romantic for you, ' excellent Uriah! (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2005 8:15:00 PM)

    I had to read this several times before I could start to absorb it. I do see the speaker as a saving, compassionate voice (personality) which is what I often get from your poems. (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2005 5:13:00 PM)

    This disturbing poem at least turns out with a good decision. It is very well-told, Uriah. You set the mood well and the descriptions of the girl leave little to the imagination. When I read the title, I trembled for you, but I decided that this time, your 'dark poetic mind' was more poetic than dark. Thank God.

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  • (10/7/2005 1:18:00 PM)

    Yes, you do sometimes have a dark poetic mind Uriah......but a beautiful one. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2005 12:38:00 PM)

    Very powerful, and a sort of cruel beauty to this poem. Sad idea behind it....very well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 7, 2005

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