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#405892 - 08/05/12 10:13 AM It
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3966
Loc: settling in the USA again

In the magic blue twilight,
running among fireflies,
we were just playing.
First I wasnt it.
He chased me; I ran:
the thrill of pursuit,
being caught, being TOUCHED!
And then I was it.

In the blazing white midday,
the other boys shunned Me.
I tried to get closer,
but They shied away,
cause they knew I was It.
I said, I wont tag You,
I want to be with You.
But I was an it and Someone saw IT.

Then something changed. . .

They were now chasing Me no chasing It.
(Thats not the way the game should be played!)
They wanted to see IT, wanted to touch IT,
How long is IT? Show me! How big does IT get?
And I was not there anymore nothing but IT,
not Me, not Lee i was just IT.
My body, my mind, and even my spirit
were merely appendages of monstrous IT.

In the murky black darkness,
no one is playing,
no one is chasing; theyve all gone home.
But i still feel like Im just an it.
Im still evading, I am still hiding,
though no one is seeking Me anymore.
(But that is not how youre supposed to play!)
I dont want to do this any longer.

In the gentle grey dawning,
light softly rising,
Im calling back Me
from the mud, from the dirt.
Im still here - and I quit.
I no longer care what They say or do,
I dont care what they call Me -
Im no longer It!

Edited by traveler (08/05/12 10:16 AM)
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"

#406766 - 08/14/12 03:57 AM Re: It [Re: traveler]
dragon Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 355
Loc: on the river between Hades n V...
very powerful and deep... Good poem... thank you for sharing this...

I don't want to look back;I just want to start again;Somebody save me--- Pop Evil: Broken and Betrayed

I want justice I want you overthrown;I want courage I want to stand alone;I want your arrogance and I want your pain;I want your everything and I want you dead--- Rev Theory: Justice

#406902 - 08/15/12 01:42 PM Re: It [Re: traveler]
bodyguard8367 Offline

Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""

Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/26/14 07:52 PM)
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