Gehenna [Day 22]

3년 전

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            I could force a sound

            accepting yawp
            or barbaric sigh

            the most compelling
            of human experience

            standing in a line
            the pothole path

            we take turns
            holding the sky

            no future, no past
            memories intermingle

            with dreams,
            forget their names

            at the end of the day
            half a hand of antibiotics

            sick with apathy
            sick with bloom

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I used to work in DC and I went up there this past weekend to participate in the march, brought back a lot of memories of my time there and a lot of feelings of what it means to be a youth in the States.

proven paradoxes: grateful is an understatement; grateful is an overstatement.

Written for free-verse poetry maven @d-pend's revolutionary poetry initiative The 100 Day Poetry Challenge [Advanced Group] undertaken for Steemit School where @d-pend will be hosting a daily poetry show at 5 PM GMT.

thank you for the read
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I marched in Southern California last weekend over potholed paths while holding up the sky with the intermingled memories of thousands, including my family by my side and my best friend who traveled to D.C. from Toronto.

And serendipitously, I came across your lines tonight while listening via NPR https://www.npr.org/event/music/597709855/patti-smith-on-mountain-stage?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20180329 to People Have the Power performed live by Patti Smith and her kids live at Fred Sonic Smith's induction into the W. VA Music Hall of Fame. My hat at the march was emblazoned with those lyrics. Dude, you're making me cry with your beautiful words captioning our experience. Thank you.

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<3 <3 <3

The potholes in this poem are only metaphors, I should mention, the district does a better job of keeping up its roads than most any other city I've lived in stateside.

life is designed with unfinished lines

Is a favorite beginning to any Patti Smith song - what an iconic hero.

I Like This Post.

In adolescence we are rebellious with music. We are tired of apathy, only what interests us. Greetings.

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too true, I'm still too young to grow out of my rebellious music and, like most adolescents do, I hope I never grow out of it. <3

It is a wonderful crafted piece with some very poignant imagery. Can I ask on its inspiration?

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I used to work in DC and I went up there this past weekend to participate in the march, brought back a lot of memories of my time there and a lot of feelings of what it means to be a youth in the States.

proven paradoxes: grateful is an understatement; grateful is an overstatement.

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Cheers for the backstory. They say happiness is about balance. Things maybe a little off center right now.

I feel like for most of what I read from you... I have no words.

So I'm just gonna say thank you.

With Love
Hart Floe Poet

That was very beautiful, I bet it would be even more amazing to hear it in class ;)
My I ask where did the title come from? "Gehenna"

The last four lines feel like they could've been from a Nirvana song :P