Daily Lit Deviations for February 23rd, 2010
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Suggested by =bowie-loon123
Featured by ~the-photographicpoet
"THE MUFFINS OF MADNESS" by ~beleraphon
This is a hilarious piece about a common
subject of many fictional tales - a mother bakes
treats and her young child wants one. However,
this poem has a unique twist. This work is
extremely well-written and wonderfully structured.
Featured by: ~RunningBear5858
Seasonal MigrationsSome new birds
moved into the neighborhood,
birds with a new kind of favorite:
important things suddenly seem unimportant,
and possibly unimportant things have become of utmost priority:
No worries, I'll find another blue jay:
(The sky is big enough for everyone)
and I don't like to hold grudges:
because I know about people,
and how they come and go,
and keep on going
It's probably true,
that I'll still think about you
now and again, on those warm days full of heavy gold and sweet scents
or in the funny hours of the
"Seasonal Migrations" by ~SeraAmadis
A poem with an incredibly interesting and
original concept. The poem tells about a possible
relationship, or friendship, and compares it to
the migration of birds. The language is intriguing
and beautiful, and slightly quirky.
Featured by ~teenyxtinyxtina
dakotai wake up tasting of cigarettes and -
it's funny because i don't even smoke.
see, i heard about this girl who smoked in secret for fifteen years.
not even her family or closest acquaintances knew.
but i think it's quite fantastic.
i used to wonder why she never told anyone.
she had -
friends that made her laugh.
friends that she kissed.
friends that made her laugh but she would never dream of kissing.
friends that kissed her but often made her cry.
i suppose she spent more time kissing and inhaling then opening her mouth.
she'd sit in open third storey windows and wear cheap heavy perfume.
she had polished nails a
"dakota" by ~wordcut-outs
An absolutely beautiful account of a girl
who hid her smoking habit. It speaks volumes
about what we keep as secrets.
suggested by: =bowie-loon123
featured by: ~choirsoftheheavens
the air i breathei never thought it would be you, but more and more i want to tangle you up in my brain like swirls of smoke from an exotic pipe. you're the drug i'm not addicted to, but keep going back to for more, more, more. okay, i lied. i am addicted to you. you're my gateway drug to love, and you'll linger in the bottom of my lungs forever.
it all started when we were children. we didn't know back then that putting up with each other because we had to would turn into slipping off alone together. we didn't know that arguing heatedly in our shrill kid's voices would become whispers in the dark. we didn't know back when we were young, like brilliant stars
"the air i breathe" by ~ScaredAmbitious
As the suggester states, this piece is "packed
with strength, romance and breath-taking imagery".
Though this subject matter is overdone, this piece
still manages to shine.
Featured by: !KneelingGlory
They bury him under a flag, on a cool autumn morning. His brother escorts her, supports her tenderly through the service. He is the one who flinches at the rifle salute. She closes her eyes and opens her heart and lets the staccato shots pass through her like a wind.
Only blanks. Not real bullets. Nothing like the barreling rounds that ripped his flesh and smashed in under his narrow ribs and nailed his life to the inside back of his flack jacket.
That slim silent figure in uniform. Laid out cold and still. Thats not him. Hes not here.
"Requiem For A Soldier" by =KreepingSpawn
The author taps into an empathetic
language that presents one facet of grief
and loss in this time of international
war, strife, and suffering.
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