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we do not belong in boxes
and bags and books or
words,
and we do not sit contently
in wordsworth and shakespeare
and blake, burns, and brownings
or in the cold stiff bones
of raleigh's of long ago;

no--

we infect,
detect, and re-select
a virus--a disease,
a germ in every verse and line;
the first signs of
foolish waitings under
bridges and scolding parents
and melodrama
and nothing to signify at all

yet--

we are the blood of nations
and the heart of men
and the love of every
rhetorist and sentimist
to come;
we dance through the ballrooms of
the age and chat with
higher minds
we shake hands with heros
and the homeless, dirty
type that gum over 'hello's

yes--

we are
we are and aren't and will be
silly verse and
clever schemes
naive philosophers and sweet oxymorons
waving hello from the shore;
forever onward and never ending
like the stars in an
ever-cliche sky.
A little inspirationf for my contest, eh? [link] (Some watchers may remember this from my journal. :meow:)
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Araschon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really good. (: However, I don't get why the name is " I'm not an artist" 
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insomniaplague Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not an artist, I'm a poet! ^^ (Or, I'd like to call myself one.)
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Araschon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I get it now. Really liked the theme of the poem, though. (: Good job
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insomniaplague Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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Araschon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Np. ^^
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barbzzp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Writer
"like stars in an ever-cliche sky"

I love the way you string words . You have such talent . *bows down in reverence** :D (Big Grin) Heart Heart 
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insomniaplague Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :XD: The reverence is as impressive as it is flattering. ;) Anyways, I think that line is so cute. Tooting my own horn there, I have to say. 
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FinstereFrau Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style of writing is awesome ^_^ you have some serious talent! :D
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insomniaplague Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:glomp: Ah, thanks.
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dreamersthoughts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah, the ever ephemeral life of an artist. I enjoyed this, "we infect,
detect, and re-select" YES.
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