-Rhythm Without Rhyme-

My thoughts are fragmenting

Shattering into abstract art


I control these words,

which flow,

at my bidding,


they kneel to their master,

submit to his will,

submit to me,


this is not poetic,

this is not beautiful,

this is a rhythm,

without rhyme,

with melodic background,


powerful,

lacking in yawning,

waxing and waning,

overflowing with life,

  inspiring unknown results,


      only time can tell,

        where I will lead them,

           which path,

              they will follow,

                  to which destination…


  I was born of Osiris,

      into two worlds,

        designed for,

          separate purposes,


             we are falling,

               into the circles,

             the smallest pieces,

         are taking shape,

      taking charge,

   forming anew,


 creation,

by my hands…


This is what it’s like,

     inside my head,

       behind my walls,

      this is a collective,

    of confusion,

   refusing conformity,

 insisting on completion,


 expression,

 and questions,

  followed by answers,

   in the form of questions,


   beginning a cycle,

  beginning an end,

 ending in awe,

awing the ignorant,

ignoring their gaze,

gazing upon the sun…










































             These are the hours,

     between day and night,


   these are the feelings,

 felt alone,

unseen,

without witness,


thus getting away,

with murder,


escaping,

into the night,

which is approaching,

the day…



Do you want,

to understand me?


That would imply,

that I understand,

myself …


… beyond,

the circulation,

of free roam,

within the walls,

of a cage,

  of a brain,

    of a body,

      of a pawn,

         a slave,

            a sheep,

               which becomes,

                           the wolf’s,

                                worst fear…

I’m still writing,

   but are you,

    still reading?


      Let’s test,

        your resolve,

          to withstand,

             this onslaught,

          of muddled thought,


       from my self,

    to your own self,

  passing through,

barriers,

which never served,

any purpose,

anyway,

did they?


I’m speaking

To myself…


Transmission,

Terminated…



© copyright BenD.A 2011


Comments 19 comments

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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

From chaos, you create order and symmetry.


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BenWritings 4 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

oh goodness...I wasn't expecting comments on this haha :D

thank you very much for checking it out Minnetonka it means a lot to me


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

This is a brilliant piece of work Ben.


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BenWritings 4 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you so much poetvix! This is an old one that I really love


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Introspection at its poetic finest and might I add the formatting is most impressive.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

How did I miss this one? So you think you can't be known until you know yourself. I beg to differ.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

of course :D


Horus 5 years ago

Do you listen to Born Of Osiris?


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

LOL arb! up and confused! :]

This one was reallllly deep and wild. I didn't think anyone would fully grasp it, but I was hoping to capture their interest and questions, at least

thanks very much arb it means a lot. every comment I receive, every time my writing impacts someone. :]


arb 5 years ago

You need to take two aspirin and call me in the morning! Just kidding.I'd like to see you stare at a flower for a couple of hours, just you and the flower and then write it from "expression and questions followed by answers in the form of questions." I suspect you might share something of the flower I have never seen. Be well my friend! Voted up and confused! ha ha


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Uriel - Your compliments are fantastic! Yeah I have heard a bit about that...that's sad indeed, but no more sad than the massive loss of life of ANYONE. This japan thing is pretty insane...

thank you for the read and comment, it means a lot


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Uriel 5 years ago from Lebanon

all i can say Pretty amazing and simply reminds me of my own dwellings inside my head. I do have to congratulate you for portraying all what i feel when i write as well. This is simply amazing.

Yesterday my friend caught me from the ear in the university library and screamed: " I wish i could see what is going on through that head of yours". Well if anyone wanted to portray or depict all what runs through my little head, i think it would be you and this poem !

Simply amazing :D

Btw did you know that the tsunami that hit Japan killed lots of Japanese manga/anime/voice actors?

Like the VA of rukia and Kenpatchi are missing

The VA for GIN is dead and Luffy's VA from One Piece is missing/dead http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1.../topic.php?uid=118704021480539&topic=889


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

cheeky, it's great to hear that I'm being recommended by people!! thanks very much :]


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Very interesting poem here, highly reflective and probing... You are a good poet Ben. I will read more! I was recommended by Astra Nomik to read here!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

inspired by chaos :], thank you


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Inspired


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

Calculating... math of the mind... permutation of poetry.

I like it... well done...


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Rhythm without rhyme sounds like an elegant algorithm that's in need of solving,good luck Ben.;)


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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

Of course I'm still reading. Is that even a legitimate question?

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