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 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

10 Months 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 7 Months Ago


D. Connolly

7 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

7 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 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

10 Months Ago

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

Posted 11 Months Ago


D. Connolly

10 Months 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 11 Months Ago


D. Connolly

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


D. Connolly

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

11 Months 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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