the first time I caught sight of your
glistening, marble eyes,
I decided you disgust me.
I hate you the way I hate perfection:
merciless, like the snap of mantis jaws.
every fact of you is pretentious,
held high like you raise a middle finger.
You, the artist, always sculpting things,
tried to squeeze my malleable heart like white clay
and stash it in your pocket to rattle with stones.
paint me an unflinching self portrait, my dear:
this skyscraper of a boy shaking with anticipation
to build and destroy, build and destroy.
you sink in tooth and talon at first mention of beauty,
love-biting Aphrodite as though you were equals.
you're a statue, a prison,
a tasteless reproduction of a child's Heaven
but you are no museum.
you may hang yourself in gilded frames,
forcing masses to silence with obscurity,
but that does not make you a hallowed hall.
no, I fear you're no Metropolitan.
you look at me, daring to think you understand.
your words trickle from my lips like a waterfall
as you tell me what a strange and marvelous Chimera I am.
your voice scratches at my spine, persistent, but
I've long since lost feeling in these flimsy balsa bones.
you think I'm your tangled marionette, a plaything
you awkwardly stitched long ago,
but I'm here to prove you wrong:
I tied myself up and hung from the rafters
a hundred times before I felt your touch.
today, I write you my goodbye letter.
you never suspected that your Pinocchio girl
could pick up scissors and cut herself free.
you were too busy playing god to notice.
the farther I run from your twisted lunatic asylum,
the more I realize that you're no Louvre.
you sad boy, you're no museum.
A practice invective poem that I wrote in my slam poetry club. I haven't performed it yet, but I plan to...if I can work up the nerve! I'm actually fairly proud of this poem, which is weird for me. I won't say who this is about, but interestingly enough, when I read it to my mother she guessed it on her first try. She knows me so well.
If you liked this, let me know! I love your feedback!
© 2013 littleblueraccoon
EDIT: DEAR SWEET BABY JESUS. A DAILY DEVIATION? Now I'm really feeling confident enough to read it to the club...I'm dumbfounded. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH.
I just saw your newest poem "reasons to love a shy girl" yesterday, so I decided to see if any of your other poems were as good and well, I must say, I'm quite impressed. I haven't read all of them yet, however I'm sure they are all wonderful.
You're lovely, just lovely. Thank you so much!
I love this poem. I just love that line 'you're a statue, a prison, a tasteless reproduction of a child's Heaven, but you are no museum.' Its so hard for myself try and analyze this poem because I'm just so in love with how you've worded your metaphors and symbolism stuffs that its hard for me to sink into it. So maybe I won't analyze it, and just stay in blind love.
I just found you today on DeviantArt from your newest post and now I'm inclined to read all of your poems and stuff. Thank you for making such beautiful poetry, and keep making more!!!
This is utterly wonderful!!! Thank you!
No, thank YOU! Glad you like it!
What did you picture, as you wrote it?
The person, mainly. I pictured his face, and his mannerisms, and his art. Before I knew it, all of these words were being written. It was crazy, haha.
I like how it was like '-you disgusted me.'
Wow.... this is beautiful. There is so much imagery, but it all makes sense and ties together with that theme of being a puppet. Very well done, and congratulations on the DD! It was well deserved!
amazing - congrats on the DD
I love the last stanza the best: "I bet you never suspected that your Pinocchio girl could pick up scissors and cut herself free..."
That was amazing
Hat's off. This is brilliantly written!
congratulations on getting a DD on this awesome piece! >w<
Thanks! (I like the emotes, btw.)
I suppose it's in my POV. And the artistic guy's identity shall forever remain top-secret.
Congrats to the well deserved DD <3
Woosh...the imagery in here leaves me a bit breathless! This is extremely well done and leaves me curious as to who would merit such words...
Congrats on the DD!
Congratulations on having your piece featured as one of today's Daily Deviations!