Bastard Child Of Where I'm From

i am from candle's whisper
sandalwood mingled with blood

from silence
from chaos
from darkest desires
buried beneath light

i am from petrified forests of feelings
from the willows
whose limbs i can't remember
even as they become my own

i am from madness
from splinters
strands of sinew stuck between teeth

I am from stories forgotten
lessons unlearned
from melodies never created
and images scratched in stone

i am from everything
and nothing

i am only from the words of this poem

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Comment by anna1liese on September 22, 2012 at 11:18am

no words yet ... but here ... and listening ...

Comment by Kathy Knechtges on September 22, 2012 at 1:44pm

This is really different and I like it. It makes me want to understand you.

Comment by Kenneth Sibbett on September 22, 2012 at 3:07pm

I have read this 3 times. It gets better each time.

Comment by Mimetalker on September 22, 2012 at 3:48pm

this makes me think and that's one of my favorite things to do. 

Comment by catch-22 on September 22, 2012 at 6:32pm

Top to bottom, impact everywhere. Terrifying.

~ this is a tree you stop and stare at.

Comment by Emily Conyngham on September 22, 2012 at 6:35pm

from somewhere deep in the past, in muscle memory, in the amygdala. a reflexive thing.

Comment by Joan H on September 23, 2012 at 3:41am

"I am from stories forgotten, lessons unlearned..."

What a line, Lorianne.

Comment by anna1liese on September 23, 2012 at 11:25am

I will be with this poem a long long time ... but the thought that rises now ... is that ... the one who is only from ... the words of this poem ... 

is part of ... and from  ... us all ...

how not ... to feel ... connected ... here ...

Comment by lorianne on September 23, 2012 at 2:37pm

thanks you guys!

this was something that was... i wont say inspired because it was more like driven out of me.  an exercise or exorcism... something like that.

Comment by Kim Gamble on September 23, 2012 at 7:55pm

( pauses ) to let the words dissolve

and wonder where he's from

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