I Will Not Die For You - Prose

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The drops of rain
Play a leaf like a drum
While desperate men
Are murdered
By a faceless enemy
My eyes are drawn near
Until the drops
Begin drawing lines
On my face
And my vision becomes blurry
Between life giving
And indifferent existence
I wish to become
As nature is
In harmony
Soothing
Instinctual
At times heartless
But beautiful
And without worry
In what world of deception
Must the magic of caring
Overcome its daily death
Where good men remain silent
Preferring to live anonymously
The fear of losing everything
Or the respect
Of a zealot
Who wrote the rules
That bind us mercilessly
Inside the pressure resonates
With looming consciousness
Where the end provides comfort
To rational thoughts early death
As time is killed needlessly
Take from me
The lashes of my weaknesses
Hurtful pride
Ruthless selfishness
Contrived masculinity
Look not my way for your ambition
For I will not die for you
I will not bow down
I will not pretend to understand
All that remains is true integrity
Washing over me
Until I can no longer accept anything
But the truth
Of the horror
That you peddle endlessly


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Cagsil 4 years ago from USA or America

Yet another interesting prose Mark. It makes one wonder who or what you are talking to or at? LOL! I get the overall mystical message and it seems pretty clear, however, I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of people who it will escape. LOL! Voted up! :)


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hey Ray, thanks for the comment. I wonder who or what I'm talking to so you're asking the wrong guy! I see things and a thought hits my mind and I go with it. I was just watching a leaf in the rain and the other stuff just followed. Thank you again for all your support.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I really like this first line: The drops of rain

Play a leaf like a drum


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@PDX - Thank you! You can hear the rain tap it out can't you?


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

now that you mention it, yes. Good work!

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