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Regretfully Yours

to live
without regret
is but a motto for the
modern man sick with intellect.

a modern prick
who loves this place
and a monetary
trophy case.
who cares for popular
circular knowledge
the wisdom of man’s
past eureka hours,
jewels, and flowers.

to live without regard
for regret

to live
as if death were possible
at any sharp fork
within the time span
of said

now this is intellect
in my head

in my head
my kindred friend.

that death is supportive
of us

of us
and our souls
even more so than

that which would leave us
the moment we care
about something more
than it.
like a jealous lover
that dares to roar
“have faith in this!”

damn you life!
i am you,
i remain you,
did not
choose       You!

at least would be so
compassionate as to
offer me
a choice!

if not in this recoil
then when?
when shall we find the privacy!
the solitude!
and the…

self-reflection stoops


the reason for which to return to the
pull of such monstrous love
the suction of such love

the love death offers
cannot be understood
from reasonable
high horses
of the blood pumping
stable spirit.

death pulls and
consumes no more
no less
than blindly
breathing life’s arrogant

to live, as if death
were beaming beauty
upon all multiples of moments.

as you stand by your belief
that life is virtuous.

i must seek
comfort in laughing at
our expanding waking
duties, rites, and lusts.

our dogma that requires
homage be payed
to the gift
of consciousness
the miracle of us.

allow me
a free existence
conjured by actions
and choices
of my will

i did not choose you life.
and a choice to me
is defined as a trusting love.

a pure romance
will on my heart grow

death trusts
more than life
could ever know.

Review Request (Intensity): 
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What did you think of the rhythm or pattern or pacing?
How does this theme appeal to you?
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this is a stunning piece of work! The theme appealed to me on a personal level. The verses flowed well. I especially liked these lines:

who cares for popular
circular knowledge
the wisdom of man’s
past eureka hours,


always, Cat

When someone reads your work
And responds, please be courteous
And reply in kind, thanks.

More to come... I miss having a workshop!

- godshouldnthave

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I liked this theme and its presentation just the odd little picky picky things for me. lol
O! in one line could be "Oh!" ??
You started to repeat the odd word or line to me it didn't work.
now this is intellect
in my head
in my head
my kindred friend.
This one is much better than Victory at hand..
Keep on writing Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

I am trying to write as if someone in giving a clever yet unrefined rant full of lower case letters, choppy tones, and stuttering repeats. When someone speaks aloud I have noticed that they repeat things to reinforce the way they seep into the audiences head. Just go to church and you can hear this trick being used. I suppose that form of subtle manipulation interest me enough to experiment. I actually removed a few more of them before I posted this so thank you for noticing.

- godshouldnthave

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