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Catch 22

incubator
of ghosts...swirling inside...like blood flowing...
lost...searching for an organ...to keep alive...

.the truth...
ignored by selfish pains... empty lungs...
a black cavity...patient to host...creatures of the dirt...
Death.....
the end to beginnings...so they say...

broken bones
would have been more desirable...life brought forth...
with the healing of pain...pumping the heart...but...
no eyes could see the cuts...scars...if wounds even healed...
were lost...upon self defense...a mind hiding from...
truth.....a bottle filled tirade...fueled...by silence...my protector...
pouring another glass...encouraging the loudness...
as long as they remained words...as long as that hand...
never struck...it was a sweet and soft....lullaby...so sleep
could heal wounds...his wounds...her wounds...............

words
fractions of an
alphabet...thoughtlessly arranged...perhaps carefully...to inflict
the most pain
still beat about my head
with my own hands.....food...
meant to nourish...tastes like death.....
step outside...nature heals...so they say...
a deep breath...from summer's lungs...the crepe myrtles...azaleas...
smell like death
I see death.....close my eyes...see death at my hand...
my lungs emptied.....to host...

age
has crept upon me...bones brittle and worn...from the fight.....
against enemies....a war I never saw coming...
still can't
see.....
still, tears flow...
as those of a young child...lost and desperate...
searching for mom and dad...to protect...from hands.....

words
these words
are of little defense...no strength has come
to pull apart thoughts...built on letters...iron bars...caging me

inside

myself........

Dare you fail!
embarrassment you are...an alphabet arranged...
no more! no more failure!!!
just do as the words say....present your soul
to the ghosts...they have waited...........long enough...

........Catch 22........................................................

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with "catch 22".... a catchy title
then I started to think...Why 22

under each title the thought comes as snips. Sometimes with complete thoughts, other times like broken and disturbed ones as if to reflect different states of the mind.
The first was my favorite. I really thought it has much creativity.

Still thinking why 22 ? :)

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Thank you for the read. The opening is my favorite too.

Jess is absolutely right about Catch 22. It is a virtually unsolvable logic problem where one can't win no matter the outcome.

Thanks

Scott

Scott

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"Catch-22 is a satirical novel by the American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953; the novel was first published in 1961. It is set during World War II from 1942 to 1944. It is frequently cited as one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century.[2] It uses a distinctive non-chronological third-person omniscient narration, describing events from the point of view of different characters. The separate storylines are out of sequence so that the timeline develops along with the plot.

The novel follows Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy. The novel looks into the experiences of Yossarian and the other airmen in the camp. It focuses on their attempts to keep their sanity in order to fulfill their service requirements so that they may return home.

The phrase "Catch-22" has entered the English language, referring to a type of unsolvable logic puzzle."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch-22

cheers,
Jess
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cheers,
Jess
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Thank you sir. Your words are too kind. It is more of a rant than a poem, hence I put it under blog.

Really appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment and offer an explanation about Catch 22.

Thanks

Scott

Scott

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What exactly is "catch 22"? In the novel and later in the movie there are a list of Catches which the ment have to deal with and each one is innumerated. The 22nd catch deals with being excused from duty by reason of insanity> Anybody can be excused for insanity but the first thing they must do is submit a written request. Now the " catch" Anybody sane enough to submit such a letter is automatically deem sane and thus fit for duty.

Scott, I think you have caught the insanity of this well in your poem. But by having submitted your poem you have proven yourself fit for duty here. Watch out, we'll be coming for you lol.......stan

I didn't submit it as a poem, though. I just might escape

Thanks for stopping by.

Scott

Scott

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