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The First Page Was Calling

Updated on January 15, 2012


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 profile image

      BeyondMax 5 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 6 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 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      hahah thanks always exploring! :P

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 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 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

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

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      poetvix 6 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 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

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

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      sligobay 6 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 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thanks melody :D

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      Melody L Williams 6 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 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      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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      Linda Rogers 6 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 6 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.

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      shygirl2 6 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 6 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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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow! Liked this a lot!

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thank you IamMaster :D

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      IamMaster 6 years ago from USA

      Brilliant poem! I loved it, bravo!

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      ;] right on

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

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