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"I" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on December 26, 2013

"I"

A dangerous mind, that doesn't mind being dangerous

A weakened weekend warrior, that be my alias

Watch as I trick the king and fall on my sword

I step to the side, dodging the blade; matador

The new Achilles ready for battle

Your cage I'm going to rattle

A rat unwilling to race

Mouse running in place

Elder statesman

Young buck

Do I truly believe?

Or truly not give a fuck?

Prisoner in a six foot two inch frame

Tall drink of water swimming in a pool of pain

An innocent bystander, standing by as the world turns

An intellectual fire-starter, igniting the world as my words burn

Branding the sheep, a shepherd scarring the herd

Walking asleep; death, dumb and blind to my every word

I am an intoxicating drink that packs quite the punch

Boxed up and ready to go, some say I'm out to lunch

Wild thoughts, vivid visions and primal screams

All for naught, false provisions and obscured dreams

Violent, kind, hostile, passive

Generous, maligned, free, captive

A mad dog, rabid, now off the leash

Hungry for change; off my chain I feast

On the lost souls of the new lost generation

On the lost souls I consume them and their trivial aspirations

Or do they consume me? Devouring and laughing as I cry

This generations self appointed savior's delusional arrogance, you will not buy

This generations self appointed prophet seems pretty full of it, I cannot lie

I am everything, everyone and so are you

Mirrors; reflections showing imperfections, we don't like the view

Natural beings, caught up with chasing pleasures in a synthetic world

Naturally, we chase the dream, falling short every boy and every girl

I am a dichotomy

I am, whatever I say I am

I am the greatest mystery the worlds ever seen

I am such a funny little creature, I the human being





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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A very detailed and intense piece of writing Eric. Is it autobiographical? You are a complex soul, well aren't we all. Well written. I continue to be a fan.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, yeah it's autobiographical for the whole species really, but definitely delivered from my brain. You said it , we are all complex souls. Thanks for the support, I gotta mosey over to Jodahville later to day and do some reading.

      EWF

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey cool, be good to get your comments on some of my musings. Have written a hub on Mark Twain called "Was t Me - Or Was It Him?"that I'm proud of but having trouble getting HP to publish. They reckon i's duplicate...have changed so much and keeps getting denied, it sux. I'll just keep trying.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      I's be sho to check it out

      EWF

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      pochinuk 3 years ago

      Hello Eric,

      This is my first time visiting, that masterpiece of the yellow-jacketed man in the snow caught my attention... the snow drifted me in to your poetry:

      "I By Eric Wayne Flynn

      Unshoddy, totally unshoddy;

      "...you will not buy

      This generations self appointed prophet seems pretty full of it, …"

      "...Naturally, we chase the dream, falling short every boy and every girl

      I am a dichotomy..."

      Designation, that 's all I can say! You creatively designed "I'.

      I am that pronoun, you are too, everyone is!

      Very attractive sane creed; truly overlaps the generations making no room for emptiness. I felt like I did not have to squeeze myself somewhere between the lines, it was all there.

      "YOU": Eric Wayne Flynn

      Olympia Poet goin always for the gold, you got what it takes:

      GOLD MEDAL HERE!

      -pochinuk

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Well damn, thanks Pochinuk. I wake up to your great review, it validates why I write when I hear (read) such things. Thanks for the visit.

      EWF

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