Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Contest entries (so far) part seven

Joel 10:27pm

what I've learned from the titles I could find in a few minutes is that now is not a good time to stop therapy ...


KINDLING

so you think it's new
misery
collapse
the road
underworld
citizen soldiers
for whom the bell tolls
the accidental tourist
in the city of fear
hostages to fortune
seize the daylight
pieces of the frame
the lovely bones
beloved
unfinished tales






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Edward 11:02pm

 If you'll JUST LISTEN
to the RISING TIDES
you will feel the SHIVER
of our BLOOD PROMISE.
For PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
is WICKED LOVELY
but the HOURGLASS
of ENVY
will never HUSH, HUSH
this PERFECT CHEMISTRY.
And although in this CITY OF GLASS
BREAKING DAWN
spreads RUMORS
of THE BAD BEGINNING,
we will not suffer for we are DEAD UNTIL DARK
and until this DELIRIUM consumes us.













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Kathleen 11:21pm

FOR INNOCENTS ONLY...

I attended THE BOYFRIEND SCHOOL
and married A REGULAR GUY
who was JUST MY TYPE,
THE SECOND COMING OF STEVE JOBS.

We bought a home on GOOD HOPE ROAD,
where I taught myself the JOY OF COOKING
and HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT.

It was ALMOST PARADISE.

It was A FALSE SENSE OF WELL BEING.

One Saturday, OUT OF THE BLUE,
I received a call from THE OTHER WIFE,
who said HE WAS HER MAN.
Apparently I couldn't see THE FOREST FOR THE TREES.

That night I stood under the MILK GLASS MOON
and prayed to OUR LADY OF THE LOST AND FOUND.
Is it not a sin to LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS?

He was DEAD ON SUNDAY,
ROADKILL,
may he REST IN PIECES.

Now he is STEPPIN' ON A RAINBOW,
and I am locked up for ALL MY LIFE
following one of THE GREAT TEXAS MURDER TRIALS.

I NEED ALL THE FRIENDS I CAN GET.
Someone, PLEASE DO FEED THE CAT.





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Annie 11:58pm

 IN THE COURTS OF THE CRIMSON KINGS,
THE DARK IS RISING.

THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH,
BONESHAKER,
scatters GIANT BONES:
HOW FEW REMAIN.

THIS WAS TOMORROW.

















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Sarah 12:20am

 Audrey, Wait!
oh Angel,
my Clockwork Angel.
I heart you, you haunt me.
You Banished
my Personal Demons,
then Betrayed
my Love & Respect.
Now I'm Standing Strong
in a Brave New World,
Burned by
The Girl Who Could Fly.















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Jesse 12:47

“WHEN WE DIE, Kevin,
we transcend the HUMAN BONDAGE
of EARTH, and get
SPIRITED AWAY
to an ALMOST TRANSPARENT BLUE
UTOPIA in the sky.
It's A BRAVE NEW WORLD,
BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL,
where THE SUN ALSO RISES.”

“Okay.”

“Unless you're naughty, like your brother DANTE,
or an IDIOT, like your father –
then you go A LONG WAY DOWN,
beyond the TWILIGHT 's
BREACH,
for a LONG, DARK TEATIME OF THE SOUL.”

“...Alright.”

“Of course some use WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT
as the FOUNDATION for their
SENSE OF REALITY.
They think there's only BEING AND NOTHINGNESS.”

“...”

“But you, Kevin, you'll look past the STATIC
of PUBLIC OPINION, and
tired HABITS OF THE HEART.
You'll open your DOORS OF PERCEPTION,
to your own WAYS OF SEEING,
and become the PRINCE,
of your own ODYSSEY.
That way, ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES will be yours.”

“...You're done?  Could we pick up where we left off in THE PASSAGE, then?
I want to GO THE F*** TO SLEEP already.”


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Theo 7:02am


ALL FAMILIES ARE PSYCHOTIC.
AFTER DARK
THE BLACK PRINCE,
THE QUEEN AND I,
AND MY SEE-THROUGH HEART
bleat UNTOLD STORIES
for OUR TRAGIC UNIVERSE to discard.
Our REVELATIONs  .
are mere TRICKS OF THE MIND,
disguised as a TRICK OF THE DARK.

6 comments:

Chrissie B said...

These are fantastic! I particularly like Kathleen's "For Innocents Only..." - how clever to create such a strong narrative!

Angie said...

Kathleen's was my favorite.

foolplustime said...

I like having a nose at everybody's books.

This was a great idea altogether (she says, happy in the knowledge she neither has to post all the entries, or decide which one is best).

Theo

Escape Artist said...

Oh my goodness!!! These are fantastic!!! What fun and what a great idea!

Emma Ayala said...

I love Kathleens! Oh God so hilarious! Mine is "Edwards" lol. It was supposed to be Emma. lol Cool. I have a new name xD

Nic said...

These are amazing!