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Break the Norm

May 25, 2011
By DeePiper PLATINUM, Gainesville, Texas
DeePiper PLATINUM, Gainesville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Poetry flows. Right from my heart, to the paper. The best poems create themselves within your heart, and your mind...well, the mind interprets them... See, think of your heart as the artist, and your mind as the audience... get it?"

Blurred lines
Smearing the faces of men and women
with fists of clay
matted hair; tangled and wild
Struggling to break free of the mold
that binds their splitting ends
spasm and thrash for opposite direction
A live wire, slithering
like a snake through the clay
forging a path
as tears through droughted land.
Roads leading morality
become smeared as the faces
of men and women, who blur the lines
with fists of clay.
Through reddened eyes
forced to see, the filth streaked cheeks
mangled beauty, menacing smiles,
Bruised and bloodied,
those weary hands,
they grip the lines; slipping, slipping
slowly sinking
into the mold, that hardens quickly
freezing the faces
of men and women
who blurred the lines
in fists of clay.

The author's comments:
I love creating poems that not only form the objective but a picture in the audiences mind as they read. This poem is about breaking through the mold society constructed and forging your own path. Many people live their lives by the book, suit and tie, 9 to 5 lives. It is not these people who I would choose to follow. It's those faces we see in history who refused to let the book limit their livelihood such as Edgar Allen Poe, Sandro Botticelli, Bob Marley, The Beatles... These people I admire and who inspire this poem. They weren't afraid to gather the clay in their hands and blur the lines, to get messy and thrash about in their creativity.

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