Theorem The Truth Serum

Rookie - 245 Points (1979-present / San Leandro)

It Drowns Me - Poem by Theorem The Truth Serum

What am I worth
What do these poems do
They are a place to vent
They are a place where
I can express myself
But what is this expression worth
They are priceless to me
Do they mean anything to anybody else
Or do they just mean something to me
They are expressive writings
of the tears I have poured into my lake of sorrow
They are also a part of my lake of happiness
and lake of frustration that bears no other
action but these very writings
I want to erase all these frustrations
of politics and dishonest entities
but it is not as easy as putting rubber
to a group of graphite written symbols
or putting white out over the paper
It doesn't exist on paper
it exists in my mind and in the world that surrounds me
It drowns me and I gasp for air

Comments about It Drowns Me by Theorem The Truth Serum

  • (4/24/2006 12:54:00 PM)

    A very interesting conversation with yourself about authenticity. It's to your credit that you are having it, because it's a key question - what is all this blather about? Is it good or a deception?

    In my life, I have come up with a metaphor that tests this question. If I am merely 'self-expressing, ' then it's bullshit. No one needs to know what I think, really. And neither do I, really.

    So I lay down the rule that a poem must always have utility or worth to some other person than myself. It must always be a gift, from my head to theirs.

    Once I put this rule in place - it was a cinch to know when a thing was just me masturbating or seeking atention - and when i was an actual poem, a chunk of the real deal.

    Try it - no charge!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 15, 2006

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