Have I Ever Had An Original Thought?

the sting is in an idle wilderness
where the wasp, the spider, doesn’t concern
itself over being original

how often I am pricked by a thorn
when admiring the foliage in its density
and, I feel high on deeds of oddity

and, the fear of being so really ordinary
and, just some part of an anthology
spoilt by the pocketful of money

wearing a cloak of gauze
bound and soiled in apology
in half-awake hesitations

don’t tread on other’s concepts
do not forage for the shock effect
do not waver in ascertaining the uncertain

(ye shall be damned!)

in an open sea of love
gladly to pay for a hand to rescue you
for such things as sold caresses

would you pawn your drives
like a hundred, thousand men
who have paid that fee?

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Have I Ever Had An Original Thought? by 

Bah Bah black Sheep- A hippie, rebel, highly individual. While loving creativity I have always done battle with the practical/impractical aspects of life. Sitting here in my aerie observing the world, the stars above and the other pinpricks below..
Been writing poetry since I was 14, now 62

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    There are only seven stories….I suspect we each give our individual voice to each. An original idea…now that could be the dangling carrot.

    No I’d not pawn my drives…..

    Beautifully written. x

  • seven stories, hmmm? what are they?
    everything written is variances on a theme….

    – mychaelalchemy

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormalmost 5 years ago

    Such a treat for the mind to consume my dear friend! Bravo!!!…)o(

  • thank you,Malcolm…consumption is another story, huh?

    – mychaelalchemy

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    I can’t remember the exact seven stories….will have to look it up….

    but yes a variance on an established theme….

    I found this…

    ‘Tragedy’. Hero with a fatal flaw meets tragic end. Macbeth or
    Madame Bovary.
    2. ‘Comedy’. Not necessary laugh-out-loud, but always with a happy ending, typically of romantic fulfilment, as in Jane Austen.
    3. ‘Overcoming the Monster’. As in Frankenstein or ‘Jaws’. Its psychological appeal is obvious and eternal.
    4. ‘Voyage and Return’. Booker argues that stories as diverse as Alice
    in Wonderland and H G Wells’ The Time Machine and Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner follow the same archetypal structure of personal development through leaving, then returning home.
    5. ‘Quest’. Whether the quest is for a holy grail, a whale, or a kidnapped child it is the plot that links a lot of the most popular fiction. The quest plot links Lords of the Rings with Moby Dick and a thousand others in between.
    6. ‘Rags to Riches’. The riches in question can be literal or metaphoric. See Cinderella, David Copperfield, Pygmalion.
    7. ‘Rebirth’. The ‘rebirth’ plot – where a central character suddenly finds a new reason for living – can be seen in A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, Crime and Punishment and Peer Gynt.

  • that’s very good…it seems i have followed most of them in my own writings in one form or another.

    – mychaelalchemy

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