Do Unto Others

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by twowolves80, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Had an interesting conversation with Little Red Riding Hood. She knows who she is, and as I pondered that conversation these words began to form.

    Do Unto Others

    Waiting in the wings
    like poisonous fumes,
    get too close
    and it fills your lungs,
    breathe too deeply,
    and down
    into the murk you go.

    So we dance
    along the periphery,
    tiptoe across
    the razor's edge,
    distracting ourselves
    from the cold reality
    with trifles.

    Sex for some,
    drink for others,
    all the same--
    a mortal mask
    to hide the passing hours
    from our searching eyes,
    a bitter secret.

    And so we offer
    our version of this
    plastic paradise
    to strangers
    passing in the night,
    hoping to find
    kindred souls.

    Someone to share
    the heavy burden
    of our misery
    and the fleeting glow
    of a moment's pleasure--
    their bliss becomes
    our drug.
     
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  2. Brian777

    Brian777 Safety and Support Forum Pro SF Supporter

    That's good writing Wolfie, you have talent
     
  3. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Thanks, man. I had someone else tell me to make an anthology, but I dunno...if you're ever bored and feeling masochistic, you can click the link in my signature. lol
     
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  4. Brian777

    Brian777 Safety and Support Forum Pro SF Supporter

    That video and lyrics are hauntingly beautiful......gave me chill bumps. I've put it in my SF music favorites.
     
  5. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    lol I meant the link below that. But that one is good, too. It was at the end of Donnie Darko.
     
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  6. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    I feel this way often. I do lots of things to assuage the pain, but it is nice to have others to help you get through it all.