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"Art" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on November 6, 2015
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"Art"

Contrivance to beauty

Dipped in manipulative mud

Intent and purpose from an ulterior source

Concrete sounds of pulse

Amplified

Reverberating in hollow caves, coated in blood

Thumping on the walls

A headboard rocks in afterglow

In the throes of lust lies art

Desirous and needing approval

Wanting to please the masses

Contradictory contortions, twisting symmetry and goodness

Ground into powder, these bones, these limbs, this art

This equation of light and dark, color and shape

We make love in the shadows and proclaim we know art

Creation taking on creation, creating in the name of

Fire, fighting flesh, with fire, and thus to watch it all burn

Creation soon fizzles and fades and we are lost

Remember the fire, and that we are water; taking on all forms

Humanity flowing, free, growing out of control

Swimming against the tidal wave; a wall of brick devouring the will of thought

Covering the Earth, saturated, concepts, multiplied from the derivative of one

Mediums of flesh, in the flesh, creating friction

Giving way to the fire

Jealousy blazes as we recognize genius

The masterpiece to cinder







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      Ralph Schwartz 18 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      An amazing observation of the sacred act....absolutely vivid and thought provoking - nice job!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 18 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you very much RJ, I appreciate the word choice to describe the impression of the work.

      EWF

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      annasmom 18 months ago

      Dramatic and engaging. Thanks for the good read.

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      manatita44 18 months ago from london

      Incredibly beautiful. But then I have come to expect nothing less. Much Love, my poetic brother.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 18 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Annasmom, glad you enjoyed it.

      EWF

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 18 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Manatita, very gracious love and vibes; gratefully accepted. Thanks for the support.

      EWF

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      Lisa VanVorst 18 months ago from New Jersey

      Powerful, words to ponder. Another great hub Eric.

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      Missy Smith 18 months ago from Florida

      Yes, art should be expressed with all aspects of life and viewed in that way. Creative eyes see art in everything; A bird in a tree, graffiti on a train passing by, Two people walking hand in hand, even making love. Why shut off the lights??

      Great poem Eric!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 18 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Lisa, I appreciate it very much.

      EWF

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 18 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Missy, I'm glad you liked the piece. Now, when I said "we make love in the shadows and proclaim we know art", I also meant that we as humanity hide our love, we hide our beauty due to fear of being mocked or not having our love reciprocated, we pick and choose our moments to display love and pick and choose the people we give it to and display it for; essentially saying beauty is love and kindness is love... Now it is also a double entendres and can mean exactly which you implied. I just thought you might like to hear this other concept; of course as always there is no right or wrong interpretation only a feeling left with the reader. Thanks again.

      EWF

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      Missy Smith 18 months ago from Florida

      Yeah Eric, but you see; I like my interpretation. I think I read it from my own point of view on the subject of love. I'm exactly the total opposite type to what you described above. I am actually that person who does express love when and as I feel it. I don't pick and choose on time; I'm carefree that way. I would leave the lights on and also recognize it as art. However, the sad part is; it seems maybe I should have sheltered my feelings instead of being so open with them, because loving others with no restraints has only gotten me nothing but loneliness. I should have maybe sheltered my feelings more and kept them to myself, and worried about the possibility of my feelings not being reciprocated back to me in the same way?? Even so, I really found no use in doing things that way. I guess I like to take chances. I'm too old to change my ways now, and I still like my way better. lol... Honestly, I guess I've just always felt hiding love is weird and is probably what causes turmoil among different countries, races, and religions. If we were taught to love with an open mind and express it freely... maybe we wouldn't still be trying to find ways to gain world peace.

      Your poem is a very nice poem. It's deep and makes the reader think. I like that. It gives, as you explained, different points of views, and I really enjoyed reading it from mine. Great job, Eric! Take Care!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 18 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Hi Missy, I totally agree, especially from "honestly , I guess..." on. The greatest lover this world has ever known is Christ, that's the type of love I truly want most.

      EWF

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      Missy Smith 18 months ago from Florida

      I'm sorry for such a long comment Eric. My thoughts get away from me at times and I don't know how to catch them. lol.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 18 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      No harm, no foul Missy; gotta let the faucet run to clean out the pipes.

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