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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. :heart:

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.
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NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
A beautiful poem full of raw emotion and bittersweet words...:icon1stbutterflykiss:
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Writer
Aw, thank you! :huggle:
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NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
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Zetawolf97 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
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. :D
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Writer
You're lovely, just lovely. Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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Zetawolf97 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Well thank you. Please don't crush me though. O.o
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, okay. How about this hug? :huggle:
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Zetawolf97 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Much better ^^
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CecilyRoseMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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. :)
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! You're very sweet. :heart: That's truly one of my favorite lines.
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