Silent Fuzz

I wrote this short little poem when I was sixteen and then performed it in my first band, Five Minutes Cooler, from that time until we broke up in 1998. Unfortunately, I have no digital copies of the song so I can't play it for you, but hopefully you'll enjoy the lyrics. I've reprinted them here without any change at all.



Silent Fuzz

burned myself again

i won't burn no more

i made a request towards heaven

again i reached

into the oven

so much for heaven

all i hear is silent fuzz





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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot, Torrilynn


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot for sharing your story, Michael. Thank you for sharing and I'm glad you enjoyed this.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

really nice poem.

I really did enjoy reading and thanks for

sharing with myself and others.

Voted up.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

Tough reality poem bro, Yikes I hate getting burned it happened to me when I was young and it surely sucked, and I got a beating by my grand father for playing with matches. I'll never forget that moment, nope.

Thanks for sparking this memory PDX, nice and sweet straight to the point Poem, that has deep meaning embedded into it as well. Cool stuff!

Thumbs up and sharing!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Victoria! I liked the name too. No one else did though :-(


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

So cool! I also like the name of our band. Keep 'em coming!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

ha, no, but I can see where you'd make the mistake, which sorta furthers my point :-)


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

The picture from the fuzz looks like the picture from the modals. I thought it was the same thing.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Kelly, me too.

Cogerson, I'm sure I could find a way. I just lack the interest at the moment!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Short and sweet, sorry that there are no digital copies out there for us to listen to...thanks for sharing.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I liked it PDX - I wish you could remember what you were thinking when you wrote it it is a very good peom!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank u, Sue. I'm glad you took the time to analyze my poem. I don't remember what I was thinking when I wrote it 15 years ago!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi PDX

Burned by love. That is what comes to my mind when I read your poem.

Short on words but filled with much meaning.

Voted up and awesome.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Racin. It's not as glamorous as it sounds. Unless u make a living at it it's mostly writing songs in a sweaty garage and then cramming into a tiny van with five guys and tons of equipment, driving for eight hours, lugging gear up and down stairs and narrow hallways, playing the same song 100 times just so the demo recording can sound okay, making $50 (to split 5 ways) and maybe getting a free hamburger, sleeping for two hours and driving to the next location. It's fun, but hardly glamorous.

Angl, thanks for reading and commented. Much appreciated!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

The sound of burning--ouch. Thanks for sharing.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

could i ask for more...what's the feeling of being in a band?it must have been great...


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank u andrea. The song itself was 5 minutes long. Funny, I like short poems and long songs.


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Andrea333 5 years ago

I like it; lots said in few words


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

b. malin, thank youf or the kind words. I usd to edit my old poems but now I just want to enjoy them as they were. They're like journal entries.

Susie. Thanks. It was. Actually right now is th firt time I haven't been in a band in sixteen years. It isn't as cool as it seems whn you'r not making a living at it!

Thank you all for reading and commenting.


SusieQ42 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing. It must have been so exciting to have a band! Voted up and beautiful. I love "I made a request toward Heaven!"


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b. Malin 5 years ago

So Talent was there at this Early age...I'm impressed, and so Glad to see how it's grown. I must say that was quite a Heavy Piece, but a different time and place in your life...I can relate, Been there!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Rosemay- thanks for reading. You are probably right. in fact, I know you're right!


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Short but very poignant. I think most of us have been there at some stage in our lives,


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

@ Man: Indeed. I've sadly lost much of my interest in playing music, though i suspect I'll return. I do do karaoke. check out my HUB "My First Time"

@ Frank- thanks for saying so!

@ Cardisa: brevity is my forte. Thanks for reading!

@ Carlon- I imagine that's not a good thing?

@ Nell- I have it on cassette, but it's before I learned how to sing.

@ Blog- I appreciate your comment very much.

@ Vinaya- that's a wonderful little poem! Thanks for positing it here!

@ Sunnie Day- thanks for that analysis. Pretty close to what I was thinking when I wrote it. I appreciate your comment!

@ Gypsy- thanks! Sometimes we are our own worst enemy!

Thank you all for the reads and the comments. You guys are very very appreciated!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Too hot to touch we all get burned now and then unfortunately it's part of the pain we have to bear in life. So simple yet so meaningful.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Humm..thinking someone got burned once..it was hot..maybe hurt alot..made a request towards heaven, didnt wait for the answer..attempted once more...this time feeling the burn..unable to move,.numb..only watching the pain..

This is deep and only my interpretation PDX..Really deep.

Sunnie


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I hear intense buzz inside

That takes me

into the lake

perhaps

it is not a lake

but the clouds so intriguing!


blog8withJ 5 years ago

short yet very cool.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, pity you don't have a video to share, it would be great to hear it! sounds good!


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Carlon Michelle 5 years ago from USA

Poem sounds like my love life. Smile!


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Short and burning!


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

short but so worth the read :)


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Good stuff my man! I've published several of my old songs under poetry. Seems we have some stuff in common at least music wise. I'm an old rockin roller. Me and old band mates still get together every year to do a reunion gig up in Omaha. I still do some open mics and an occasional karaoke here in Arizona. Love to sing and bang my guitars.

Looking forward to reading more from you my man!

jim

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