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Paper Made.

These ragtime days in paper towns on paper trains with paper sounds
We got a lot coming but don’t know where from
These are the dirty yesterdays
Of cracked puddles not yet done
The street lamps a fluttering so you best catch up
That light goes out and you’re done
Don’t forget all the wrappings and trimmings so nice
The wind cuts your face and burns your eyes like spice
So press that coat a little closer because that’s all you have left
You are paper made
Contortioned babes of players
Flimsy as a belt
There’s no beat from the piano to fill the rooms of your house
You are just standing in the doorway waiting to get out
Don’t trip on the rug, don’t turn off the light
Because we live in paper homes
That burn down in the night

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  • uncleblack
    uncleblackabout 4 years ago

    lovely piece, i really enjoyed reading this.

  • thank you!

    – bjeliMis

  • Bobby Jewel
    Bobby Jewelabout 4 years ago

    Very nice

  • thanks

    – bjeliMis

  • MatthewM
    MatthewMabout 4 years ago

    Because we live in paper homes
    That burn down in the night – Right on!

  • =D

    – bjeliMis

  • JakeSoiffer
    JakeSoifferabout 4 years ago

    so good!!

  • Glad you think so!

    – bjeliMis

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisabout 4 years ago

    And those paper words yellowed a little more
    Maybe it was the decay of neglect that comes with age
    Or the dogeared page that’s never turned again
    Or it simply could have been that fire that
    feasted upon our little houses of cards
    All that’s left is an ashen pile of words
    Or maybe it was all a dream — we were never
    here at all. Just a blot on the page of life,
    a few lines filling a single page from someone
    else’s imaginative little mind. Who knows…

    Great inspiration for thoughts, m’dear. And congratulations on the feature. xox

  • I LIKE IT!
    and thank you =]

    – bjeliMis

  • dancingfield
    dancingfieldabout 4 years ago

    get the feeling of being blown about – good words

  • thank you

    – bjeliMis

  • pagan
    paganabout 4 years ago

    hard hitting! excellent write :-)

  • thanks

    – bjeliMis

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisabout 4 years ago

    How do you feel about this one going into our next Half Book? Perhaps alongside my reaction — which I forgot about. Yes???

  • yes! i had another one i wanted to send to you. It’s call winter ballet and it’s on my RB. =]

    – bjeliMis

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 4 years ago

    Sincere Congratulations

    (You can go straight to the Permanent Feature Gallery by clicking on the banner)

    Anna and Sybille

  • RhythmImpulse
    RhythmImpulsealmost 4 years ago

    My poetry is jealous of your’s. This is wonderful! =)

  • thanks so much but you are just as good!

    – bjeliMis

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