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"Colorful, Swirling, Black" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on February 23, 2015
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"Colorful, Swirling, Black"

Do not heed the cry

Pay no attention to the teeth

As they sink

It lay inside the eye

A storm upon the soul

Colorful

Swirling

Black

Into darkness

Deep, down in the belly

Filled with shit, piss and blood

This dark mess

This body

These bones

Odd constructs

Erected on a foundation of pain

Years piled high

Footprints of our past

Of our sins

Of within

These orbs upon this orb

Words of science

Explaining the inexplicable

To harness the wind

Unto my lungs

A cool river flowing to my mind

An electric spark, behold the flame

Flickering

Fading

A dying light

Dimmed by the switch

Created a long, long time ago

At dawn when we began our revolt

Against death

Oppositions to truth

We all must be

Capable

Acess to the great equalizer

Our common bond

Lacking vision

Lost at sea

A storm upon the soul

Forces of nature

Found

Inside

Colorful

Swirling

Black




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    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you very much Frida, your kind words mean a great deal to me.... I just reread this one, I really like it too; sometimes on a reread they fall flat. I will swing by your page soon.

      EWF

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      Frida Rose 

      3 years ago from Maryland

      Your poems are all unique and thought provoking. I really like this one.

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Manatita, i appreciate the "much promise".

      EWF

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Interesting Hub. Body, soul, life, dreams ... colourful swirling black. Much promise.

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Good advice. Thanks.

      EWF

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      christinemariezzz 

      3 years ago

      Yea..."miracle". : me too, I can't believe what comes out of my heart and head...it seems so idiosyncratic...bit I put it out there anyway, because I am me! be you Eric : keep going!

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      I'm no good with this thing (device) either, the fact I manage to post anything is a miracle, sorry I can't help....maybe a forum.

      EWF

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      Christinemarie 

      3 years ago

      HeyEric,just so you known in the interimof my I Pad theft and not working on hubs due to no device- all it three of my 20 or so hubs have been unfeatured. Sad,not sure what to do.

      -christinemariezzz

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks, ChristineMarie. I will be revisiting some of your work soon. Thanks for the visit, as always

      EWF

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      christinemariezzz 

      3 years ago

      "Dimmed by the switch"

      Yea Eric!

      Turn a crank on another color soon...Love it!

      ~christinemarie

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks for stopping by Jamie, I appreciate it.

      EWF

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for a great read Eric, many layers in this one. Jamie

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yep, I stand my that..you are a sculptor of words.

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, I like to think of my writing as a puzzle, shifting and shaping to create and make pieces fit into a desired result. I see numerous perspectives of truth all grounded into one. I believe you once said my work reminded you of a sculptor too, and after reading that, I have thought about that many times; I find that there is a lot of truth in that analysis.

      EWF

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Aways good to read another new poem from you Eric. I just need to sit back and contemplate this one awhile. Your writing always gets one thinking about life, the world and their inner selves.

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