A New Buzz

A New Buzz

A Poem by D. Connolly
"

Tattoos make me happy!

"

There once was a time when I was confused

I liked the buzz I got so I used

I used to feel up and I used to feel low

I used to get fast and I used to get slow

Once that all ended, I still wanted more

I saw the cool sign and walked through the door

The people in there were a dangerous crew

They had piercings and hair of green and of blue

But they seemed to be happy and I found its because

They found their pleasure in a different buzz


I sat in the chair and I started to sweat

And the man asked what I wanted to get

I said something lovely to describe my new life

And as he buzzed away, he talked of his children and wife

The pain wasn't pleasant, but I bravely endured

And once he was done, I felt unhindered

A beautiful portrait was forever mine

And it spoke of happiness and life's better times

I often go back and I find its because

I've found my pleasure in a new kind of buzz




© 2016 D. Connolly



Author's Note

D. Connolly
Just wanted to write a quick poem about my tattoos :)

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This is pretty much what it's like going to a tattoo parlor, the descriptions are spot on. The way you flow your poetry dances through the words and add strength to the visuals and I like the underlying theme of rebirth.

I enjoy talking to the artists while having work done, most of them are pretty cool and have great stories to tell. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you so much!



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D. Connolly,
I read your profile note and found many interesting facts and what your up to. Cool! Life can be busy but you are doing a good job of balancing.
Anyway your poem, "A New Buzz" was a reminder of the ways people try to place good into their lives. We all are so complex in how that good is processed. The "buzz" is actually like a strengthening factor and it is wonderful when we can find strengthening and hope to move forward and to endure. I feel that way sometimes. What I like about your poem is the commonality all people share of having pain and/or hard times. You have given a voice to the hope to move past and grow out of past days to a present shining! Love this................................Bless ya like always. Kathy

Posted 10 Months Ago


D. Connolly

10 Months Ago

Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for your thoughts! I'm still getting tattoos; I have another appointme.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

10 Months Ago

D Connollyy,
Love it! I is so lovely to hear the sound of happy! I wish you every gift that i.. read more
This is pretty much what it's like going to a tattoo parlor, the descriptions are spot on. The way you flow your poetry dances through the words and add strength to the visuals and I like the underlying theme of rebirth.

I enjoy talking to the artists while having work done, most of them are pretty cool and have great stories to tell. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you so much!
ha ha I love this D. Doesn't hurt that I love tattoos also !

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you Jade!
I feel so daft.
Right until I reached the A.N. I thought this was about going to the A.A. for the first time and the buzz from giving up an addiction.
I don't have any inks but I am open to the idea of marking my body for life with a beautiful work of art - sorry, with 'the right' work of art.
Im glad they keep giving for you.
Nicely penned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

LOL Tony! Actually, you have it right. I struggled with narcotic addiction for MANY years, and this .. read more
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

:)
I am so glad for you that you found a way off the narc un-merry go round.
Good for .. read more
there all different kinds of art, and body piercings and tattoos are two of them...

even though i am not for me having one, i have seen some really exquisite body art....it can be beautiful.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you for stopping by Jacob, I will be by later today :)
You love the buzz of bees and diversity of beautiful butterflies.
So,you also love a new buzz that charms your mind and eyes.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you Zainul :)
Excellent story in a poem! I'm picturing the whole sequence of events. You've described a familiar journey for many, often written about, but yours sounds original becuz of your be-bopping rhyme & rhythm, reminiscent of bopping thru these experiences, & your honest is especially relatable. I would never get a tat becuz I already have constant pain (fibromyalgia) but I do enjoy watching tattoo artists on some of the TV reality shows like Ink Master. Your poem is sparkling with clarity.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you so much!
Ah, so happy to sense your joyful journey as each line progresses. One day I will know the wonder of such a new kind of buzz. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you for the review!!
i love this SO much!
What a beautiful poem.
When I made the decision to leave a 25+year marriage, I got a tattoo. WIthin 6 months of the finalized divorce...I got another. They were pivotal for me...one gave me courage, the other affirmation. What a beautiful tribute you pay to your journey...and to the love of skin art. Kudos!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

I do love them, and they bring me great joy :) When I look at them they remind me of how far I've .. read more

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D. Connolly

Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, FL



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