The First Page Was Calling


Opening the book,
I turned quickly
to the first of the pages,
which I believed
would be the place
to begin my story

as i began to read,
the words were shifting
twisting and moving about
flowing and blending
until the visions before me
made sense out of nothing

my eyesight deceived me,
as i attempted to focus,
and the whirling letters
began to form something
I never would've dreamed

my curiosity was set
swiftly into motion,
as the words abandoned
their writer's intent
and followed a path
of their own choosing

how could this be?
the book has been written
and the ink has been placed
on the whiteness of canvas,
soaking into the pages,
and finding its purpose

chaos was ensuing
my confusion was rising
the meaning of phrases
was changing before my eyes
against all reason and rhyme

this couldn't be happening
within the realm
of known possibility
nor could I imagine
what kind of new story
could be awaiting

suddenly, my sight
was taken from me
and the world around me
blurred, faded,
and shattered...

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

That's a twist =) Have you ever felt that the book actually writes you? I think that it's like trading different kinds of reality, inverting the colors.


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Some visions are like flashes from the source of intuition and is therefore beyond our concept of space and time.Your poetry express this eloquently.Enjoyed it.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

hahah thanks always exploring! :P


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, I'm not about to pick up a book for awhile!! Loved the excitement.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Wow poetvix, thank you! haha I love that band! You flatter me :]


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

The music is banging! :) Thank you.

This was riveting, a most excellent piece. I can't help but feel it's a preamble for greatness. If this were a book teaser, I would definitely pay to read what comes next.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

I greatly appreciate the feedback sligo. Been awhile since I heard from ya :]


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Very nice build-up to the blindness Ben. Signs often precede and foretell a disastrous outcome but our vision and understanding of their meaning is blurred. This poem serves as such a great metaphor for so many aspects of life. Great work, Ben.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks melody :D


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Melody L Williams 5 years ago

I read it. Oh, and pretty picture. It caught my eye right away.

I like the line Randy liked also.

I also liked

"the book has been written

and the ink has been placed

on the whiteness of canvas,

soaking into the pages,

and finding its purpose"

Beautiful.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

susan - appreciate that

randy - I enjoyed that verse too :D

shygirl - :D totally

Ian - you could never take a piss on me, good buddy haha

minnetonka - that is absolutely great to read, thank you

thanks everyone, as always. every comment means so much


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Ben-Awesome words about the magic of writing. Every time I read one of your hubs, I am truly inspired:)


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Please don't think I'm taking the piss, but I thought at first that this was going to be a description of someone suffering from dyslexia... But then I got into the swing of it and realised that what shygirl12 has said is so pertinent.

Good writing, Ben.


shygirl2 5 years ago

Isn't it amazing how when you start a story, it can take up its own imaginery pen and write itself? Sometimes one thinks it will go in a planned direction, when it will surprise you and take on a life of its own. Great poem, BenWritings. :D Up and awesome!!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Very intriguing.

"as i began to read,

the words were shifting

twisting and moving about

flowing and blending

until the visions before me

made sense out of nothing"

Love that!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Wow! Liked this a lot!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you IamMaster :D


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IamMaster 5 years ago from USA

Brilliant poem! I loved it, bravo!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

;] right on


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

From one reality into another realization we merrily travel.;)

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