john o'connell

Rookie (11.12.1949 / Limerick, Ireland)

I Am Not - Poem by john o'connell

I am not
in control anymore;
unidentifiable powers play
with the furniture
of my brains.
I must go on,
I tell myself,
there are things
that need to be done
but to what end?
the putridness of pain's
down the bows
of my sinking ship
as a scream
turns into a gurgle
it has really got under way.

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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (2/17/2010 1:56:00 AM)

    like a good rap song but not a senseless one... (Report) Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/13/2010 12:17:00 AM)

    Intense, provoking, simply incisive. Your ideas cuts through and the chosen words bring vivid images to life, a drowning experience and loss of control. Very crafty! 10+++++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 12, 2010

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