The moaner

The moaner

A Poem by Alessander

She knows little of life
Thinks her kisses are ambrosia
But must google ambrosia
Flowers without roots

Petals in the wind
are merely that. Transient
Like her words. One day blooming
The next rotting by sewers

She prefers the falling in love
Over the staying, her fickle
Fantasies of castles
Vanish come dawn

She does not know this yet
But she will suffer immensely
I've seen those crazed eyes before
In Picasso paintings and McCarthur Park w****s

The greatest tragedy is pretending
To understand. Feigning feelings
It's like f*****g a ghost
Drinking 3 day old coke

Empty and bitter - once perhaps sweet
But vanity and lust rust the shine
Off a soul. Better to scrape it off
With a serrated knife, corroded love





© 2018 Alessander



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I like these lines, "vanity and lust rust the chrome
Off a soul. Better to scrape it off
With a sharp knife" It reminds me of something Marilyn Monroe said about herself once..." I'm like one of those paper Chinese dragons they have in their New Year's parade...you know? All fragile looking and colorful on the outside and just kind of empty inside." Sounds like an apropos comparison to the girl in your poem. Good reading.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

4 Months Ago

Love that quote from Marilyn. She was a lot smarter than ppl thought (like Betty Page).

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"the greatest tragedy is pretending to understand". I've been there my friend. We all have once or twice. Trying to get someone to listen to us when their listening is somewhere else.////great line..dana

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Nice peace brother I can relate lol..
It's like f*****g a ghost
Drinking 3 day old coke
Love it!
Checkout my page ..peace

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


If you can 't break through the shell of a troubled woman she will more than likely break you instead.
And even if you do what you find is not always worth the trouble. I liked this. So many great lines that just bleed bitterness.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Alessander

2 Weeks Ago

Wise words. Like waves crashing off jagged cliffs.

Thxs for reading and reflecting.
wow...this sure packs a punch, very well expressed :) x

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks, Tina.
Maybe I too am becoming empty and bitter lol

Nice meeting you, n.. read more
Tina Louise

3 Weeks Ago

I know that feeling, nice to meet you too :) x
This is one of my fav poems that Marilyn Monroe quote is everything. Good job

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks, Lamour. Glad you liked it.
Monroe quote? Hm. Maybe I missed it.
lamour

3 Weeks Ago

a line close to one of her quotes could be my mistake but great read again.
ITS LIKE F*****G A GHOST.

LOVE

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Months Ago

Thxs! A bit raw but hopefully true
Sera Curran

3 Months Ago

Yeah no I really like your stuff.
I love this piece about the illusion of depth in young beauty or young love. It's true wisdom that can see through it. I loved the line mocking her for looking up "ambrosia." I also loved your alliteration in the line reading "lust rust" how great to pair these up in your sharp daggers over her youthful, disillusioned facade. Love this commentary!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Apothic Red

4 Months Ago

Thank you! Apothic Red is one of my favorite wines... I am glad to review your works and look forwar.. read more
Alessander

4 Months Ago

A Wine, Really? I love "Apothic Red" - seems almost mythic - or like a badass supervillain name lol<.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

4 Months Ago

lol good line "stainless steel women" you should use that!... and I really like your take on the win.. read more
This is a gem and I was lucky to find it today. You really painted a colorful picture here with your unapologetic insight.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Dionysian Gnostic!
I like these lines, "vanity and lust rust the chrome
Off a soul. Better to scrape it off
With a sharp knife" It reminds me of something Marilyn Monroe said about herself once..." I'm like one of those paper Chinese dragons they have in their New Year's parade...you know? All fragile looking and colorful on the outside and just kind of empty inside." Sounds like an apropos comparison to the girl in your poem. Good reading.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

4 Months Ago

Love that quote from Marilyn. She was a lot smarter than ppl thought (like Betty Page).

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A powerful and acerbic write deconstructing the personality of this type of woman. The poem flows and is a fine example of free verse in its structure and wise word choice.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

7 Months Ago

Def can be an archetype. A tarot card fleshed out.

Thanks, John. Glad u took the tim.. read more

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