A Thing That Has No Title

A Thing That Has No Title

A Poem by Clandestine Chemotherapy

Victory is a beautiful rose
A rose that will wither
And wilt
And...die

Defeat is truth
Truth opens the eyes
Opened eyes leads to an open mind
An open mind...leads to life.

© 2013 Clandestine Chemotherapy



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Hmmm. I definitely enjoyed the way the lines of your second stanza were interconnected. Before I go any further--and, bear in mind that I tell every single poet that I review--that I am not a very good poetry reviewer. I try my hardest, but oftentimes my interpretations are miles off of what the poet intended. If you have any short stories that need reviewing, I'm your gal. Poetry...like I said. I'll try my hardest.

I agree that victory doesn't seem to last...but then, I disagree. From experience I know that even the tiniest of victories can have a lasting impact on someone who has never won before. Coming out in first place, even just once, can be the tiny flame that fuels a perpetual loser to continue their fight to the top.

But then there's the argument that those who always win won't be on top forever. No one can be victorious every single time. I can see that point of view. I guess there are two ways you can go with that.

As for defeat...I can relate to this, too. Losing is a slap of reality. It shows you that you aren't perfect (and some people definitely need to hear that) and it really does lead to an open mind. I know that one should always chase their dreams, but if you've lost uncountable times...shouldn't you have an open mind? Try something else...and in effect, live life?

This was wise. I could really sense your calm, matter-of-fact tone, as if you know both victory and defeat all too well. Although this is the first piece that I've read from you, I can already tell that you write poetry with a state of mind that is more mature than I've seen from some adults. Teenage poets far and wide are striving to get to the stage that you are at now. (Not me... I'm a short story gal. I've tried poetry a couple times, but...meh.)

Anyway, sorry for the drab review. Great poem!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clandestine Chemotherapy

4 Years Ago

I'm poor at thanks. So thank you. That was a fantastic review.
Luna Evangeline

4 Years Ago

Any time.



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wow...
its in vedas that...death is the widest truth...
great write my friend...
thanks for sharing the knowledge...

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well true yet we covet the things that wont allow us to grow.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clandestine Chemotherapy

4 Years Ago

Then we should free ourselves, and if we do not then we deserve whatever fate lies ahead.
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A very true statement. Victory can sometimes blind while victory is the harsh truth. A short and sharp poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clandestine Chemotherapy

4 Years Ago

Elegant review. Thank you.
Nicely penned as I always love reading poems about a rose or comparing life to a rose...:)


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great write! Well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clandestine Chemotherapy

4 Years Ago

I'm so happy you've come. Thank you.
s y e

4 Years Ago

My pleasure.
very nice

Posted 4 Years Ago


sometimes the living word can cut, sometimes it can sew us back together

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A great read so a high rating.Have a wonderful day.
Eddy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clandestine Chemotherapy

4 Years Ago

Unconstructive and neutral. No thanks.
Hmmm. I definitely enjoyed the way the lines of your second stanza were interconnected. Before I go any further--and, bear in mind that I tell every single poet that I review--that I am not a very good poetry reviewer. I try my hardest, but oftentimes my interpretations are miles off of what the poet intended. If you have any short stories that need reviewing, I'm your gal. Poetry...like I said. I'll try my hardest.

I agree that victory doesn't seem to last...but then, I disagree. From experience I know that even the tiniest of victories can have a lasting impact on someone who has never won before. Coming out in first place, even just once, can be the tiny flame that fuels a perpetual loser to continue their fight to the top.

But then there's the argument that those who always win won't be on top forever. No one can be victorious every single time. I can see that point of view. I guess there are two ways you can go with that.

As for defeat...I can relate to this, too. Losing is a slap of reality. It shows you that you aren't perfect (and some people definitely need to hear that) and it really does lead to an open mind. I know that one should always chase their dreams, but if you've lost uncountable times...shouldn't you have an open mind? Try something else...and in effect, live life?

This was wise. I could really sense your calm, matter-of-fact tone, as if you know both victory and defeat all too well. Although this is the first piece that I've read from you, I can already tell that you write poetry with a state of mind that is more mature than I've seen from some adults. Teenage poets far and wide are striving to get to the stage that you are at now. (Not me... I'm a short story gal. I've tried poetry a couple times, but...meh.)

Anyway, sorry for the drab review. Great poem!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clandestine Chemotherapy

4 Years Ago

I'm poor at thanks. So thank you. That was a fantastic review.
Luna Evangeline

4 Years Ago

Any time.
This is rad.
I dig

Trish-

Posted 4 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clandestine Chemotherapy

4 Years Ago

Not a very "constructive" review, but thanks. Glad you liked it.

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