Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Bright Eyes

I was listening to Bright Eyes today. Instead of revising as much as i should have it inspired me to write only the second poem i'm willing to put up here. I'll attach the other poem at the bottom of this post, the new one is the one on the top. I don't think poetry is something i'm going to keep up so you're all incredibly lucky to have two to read ;-), if only they were somewhat interesting or even decently written i'm sure you'd enjoy them more. They are apocalyptic, and mundane, but i don't mind because it's better to produce something that i find moderately meaningful than something that i think someone else might like..selfish

I'm not a poet, i'm terrible at writing original material but every now and again i give it a go, this poem isn't finished at all and was written really quickly. I haven't thought of a name yet but provisionally i'll give it the name "At the Bottom of Everything".

At the Bottom of Everything

A sense of superiority constantly fills the air,
Disposing of all the other emotions that exist in the room,
Attention focuses, fools' eyes glean, brashness lives supreme.
Sitting in the room,
A child in the body of a woman,
Gives in to the confidence of the deception,
An introverted glance, interest is sought,
When they walk off together I laugh.

Does it ever catch up with them?
Who's the real winner here as no fondness appears?
A desire for attention must be met,
Anarchy and apathy become simple buzzwords,
But they're all I know and frequent.
Confidence is found and mislaid,
But doesn't change who you are,
An introverted glance, no attention sought,
Another emotion persists in the room.

The Idiot (written last year sometime)

Beauty will save the world,
The noble wanderers,
That plunder silently.
Midas whispers.
Quick! Grab as much as you can before it all turns to dust,
Or before you do.

Fight nature, become young again,
Let your wondrous man-made light shine forever,
Care about yourself, you deserve to.
Don’t feel selfish anymore.
Are you lost?

I don’t know where we’re heading,
Anguished and alone.
Close the curtains.
Keep the vultures at bay.
Are you delicate?
Are you beautiful?
I doubt it.

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