Second Hand

by Daniel   Jan 10, 2019


Part of me
wanted to steal
other’s words
for you;

I wondered if
you’d notice
or if you’d care

I’d now adorned
our walls with
plaques
and stones with
platitudes;

the library had
become my local
thrift shop,

and I began to
write with my
second hand

-

I gave you another’s
poem, you didn’t care
nor really
understand.

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  • 4 days ago

    by BOB GALLO

    This piece is so interesting. Shows the utter poetic flexibility of mind. It reminds me of a dream that Salvador Dali designed for an Alfred Hitchcock's movie, if I remember correctly, by using reputation and similar objects.

    • 4 days ago

      by Daniel

      Thanks man! That’s a really cool comparison :)

  • 1 week ago

    by Michael

    Daniel,
    nicely written, and even though 'second-hand' i appreciated reading this ;), M

  • 1 week ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A thought provoking piece and somewhat of a conundrum. How do you present your inner creative self and feelings in poetic form to someone who cannot appreciate what you write? Taking it a step further and presenting a piece written by a published and established poet only to find that even this is beyond comprehension to this person, raises the question of whether the writer should retain this person in his or her life. For such a match would surely in the long run cause high levels of frustration and result in this person sucking dry the creative bones of the writer. Milly x

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