Fab Ricciardi

Rookie (Aug.29,1962 / Milan, Italy)

Tattooed Poets - Poem by Fab Ricciardi

Much like this once empty page
Or, an empty canvas
I too started out blank
Without feelings, emotions
Ambitions or dreams

Much like this once empty page
Now tattooed with permanent ink
Tattoos now permanently
Mark my body
Leading a tattooed revolution
Of artist and poets
Marking events and memories
On once blank canvasses

Each mark delivering a message
Mummifying rites of passage
Tattooed revolutionaries
Are the messengers
The message is simple
Do not judge
Listen and learn
If you’re honest
Your pillow will be
Your piece of mind

Do not sleepwalk
Through this illusion
Called Life
Let the ink in, and
Let the fun begin

A world without color
Is a day without sound
So start painting
Participate in this
Tattooed revolution
Of pen and ink

Tattooed poets
Carrying the message
Through once blank
Empty canvasses

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  • (12/21/2005 12:01:00 AM)

    From one Tattooed poet to another....good job! Strong voice...bueatiful structure. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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