Poem or Book

Posted: November 18, 2015 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry
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“Sometimes you look at the calendar, turn to your watch and just know”.  OC


Forceful gathering of thoughts and words
arm wrestled to the page
hog tied and thrown out to the light.
You turn wiping the smear of the words from your hands.
Fingers leaving your prints on each strung out syllable
that will smudge the letters and the mind that reads them forever.
Thoughts gathered and slaughtered, cut and wrapped in  butcher paper
To wait frozen until unwrapped, seasoned and baked, broiled or fried
to hopefully the taste of the chef
for consumption as rare, medium or fucking well done.
Slaughterhouse, poem or book.






  1. Intriguing quote by OC!
    Great poem, DSS! The word pics are vivid and evoke emotion…a brilliant weaving of words! Wow!
    “Slaughterhouse” makes me think of Mr. Vonnegut. And his birthday was just last week.
    HUGS!!! 😉

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    • I didn’t think of it at the time but later I figured Billy Pilgrim’s or Vonnegut’s name might be brought up. You miss nothing Miss Carolyn. 😀 I really wasn’t referring to that book when written but books in general. But it was a Great book and certainly applies, though fiction, there were many painful, personal memories of Mr. V’s chronicled in it

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  2. This is a powerful work.

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  3. iampeacenow says:

    Wow… This makes the process seem quite painful. Reading other comments I hate to admit I’ve never read Slaughterhouse Five but even so it brings that title to mind. peace always

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