Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

I listen more

16 June 2013

I listen more

 

I listen more,

starving for what I used to see,

I listen more,

it’s different than it was before,

‘though now it’s a necessity.

Paying attention is the key,

I listen more.

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16 June, 2013 Posted by | Poetry | , | Leave a comment

shell

16 June 2013

shell

 

An empty shell

echoes the wind’s caressing touch,

An empty shell

holds secrets only it can tell.

Reminds me of myself so much.

I say the most when I am just

an empty shell.

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gnosis

19 March 2013

gnosis

 

Write what you know!

I’m so confused by this advice,

write what? You know?

And don’t just Tell me, somehow Show!

Some things can be taught I surmise,

but experience must suffice —

write what you know.

19 March, 2013 Posted by | Poetry | , | Leave a comment

a la carte

19 March 2013

a la carte

 

I’m quite fussy,

rarely trying anything new.

I’m quite fussy,

and yes, I’ve been called a wussy

but I know that that is not true,

I’m just different from you —

I’m quite fussy.

 

I have my tastes,

I’ll stick with what I know I like.

I have my tastes,

those unknowns could be a mistake,

and who wants to go hungry, right?

you can try anything you might,

I have my tastes.

 

I know what’s good,

don’t try to feed me any lines!

I know what’s good,

I’m not adventurous with food.

my menu’s clear within my mind

I’ll only say this one more time —

I know what’s good!

19 March, 2013 Posted by | Poetry | , | Leave a comment

I guess

18 March 2013

I guess

 

I guess it’s true,

but I will never hear you say

I guess it’s true.

It’s something you would never do,

admit that you were wrong? No way!

I only hope you see someday:

I guess it’s true.

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Overheard

05 December 2011

Overheard

(or what the creepy guy on the bus said)

 

I fuck women,

but it’s only in my mind that

I fuck women.

No one’s ever let me near them.

I’m used to getting laughed at.

I’ll prove I’m not no scaredy cat,

I fuck women.

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I do not care

05 December 2011

I do not care

 

I do not care!

Would you believe me if I said

I do not care?

I’m sure the notion is quite rare,

You’d rather think I do instead,

so think what you will, go ahead

I do not care.

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She never knew

15 October 2005

She never knew

 

She never knew

what pushed him to the ragged edge

She never knew

how life looked from his point of view

how the voices pushed, coaxed, and nudged

and echoed inside of his head

She never knew

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