The Galaxy Launches Her Miracle Past This Ever-Pressing Borderline.

The Galaxy Launches Her Miracle Past This Ever-Pressing Borderline.

A Poem by Ethan
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A poem in the style of the 60's beats.

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Now and then,

my importance stifles the happiness that every manic man desires for his perfect little mannequins, as he closes up shop and leaves them in his closet,

and steals away the contentedness of an old fellow after a long day of feeding the fishes with leftovers from kitchen dishes now forgotten, along with his medicine and his glasses and his wife,

or consoles crude businessmen, tall as their city towers, sedating them

with dreams of dollar signs and clothing brands and pretty women fresh from shiny new assembly lines,

and terrifies the hearts of men who write with pens of lies and ostracize the true artists of our time,

or makes the angels fall from heaven like kamikaze flies watching the ground grow closer with their compound eyes wide with horror,

and bestows the lovechild of acceptance and toleration upon nations that equate police retaliation with holding handguns to young men’s bleeding heads,

or causes the heavenly hipster prophets to weep like lost lovers at the profits of the modern poet,

and finally, taking the government’s virginity with communist probes, restricts our jazz to a caged cat in a frilled skirt being forced to dance the Karlton at the annual American Cyberclub.

But no worries, all is swell, never better, great day, nice weather, cute shoes, curled hair, stop asking me questions or I’ll bite your lips off.

My dear fellow, I must say, good day bad day happy day go away.

 


© 2017 Ethan



Author's Note

Ethan
Reviews would be greatly appreciated :)
If anyone has any experience with beat poetry, I'd love to know whether I executed this poem correctly.

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I could relate to this when I was younger and I can still even now relate; dark, cynical, with just a faint glimmer of hope and a nuanced view of the world around you. Your writing is reminiscent of Lorde, actually, which is rather nice because she's wonderful at catching the same vibes that you write.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thanks as always Charles



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Ethan I simply adore everything you write! The more I read the more I love. This is absolutely beautiful and flows very well. You are a wonderful writer and I look forward to reading more. Keep sending me read requests!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thank you!!
Very dark yet not as much, Loved it

Posted 4 Months Ago


I don't think I've ever read anything quite like this. You obviously have a lot of thoughts, a lot to say, and a lot of talent. A lot of readers too, by the look of it, and seemingly deserved. I can see you and your writing going places. :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thank you :)
Wonderful job, this is very beautiful.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much :)
I could relate to this when I was younger and I can still even now relate; dark, cynical, with just a faint glimmer of hope and a nuanced view of the world around you. Your writing is reminiscent of Lorde, actually, which is rather nice because she's wonderful at catching the same vibes that you write.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thanks as always Charles
Wow this was so well penned! You made my the day with the various references.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Haha well you made my day with your review. Thanks a bunch :P
Excellent lines with great words to match!

Well done Ethan, an other great write :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thank you!
Joey Nizz

4 Months Ago

Your welcome :)
Hi Ethan! This is a great start. I recommend looking at leonardcohenfiles.com to read his works that are so representative of the beat poets' style. Good free verse, stream of consciousness writing with some profound lines and word use-" causes the heavenly hipster poets to weep like lost lovers at the profits of the modern poet". I look forward to reading more!


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thank you :))
quite good, the Beats were and still are my favorites...i grew up (poetically) on them, was weaned on them..

this kind of a cross between Merwin, Ferlinghetti, and Dickey....

and is in itself an article of our times now...i like your voice.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

To be honest, I was trying to imitate some of Howl :P
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

and i almost said i saw some Ginsberg in the poem also....definitely see that...bottom line is that .. read more
Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much
Wow!! I definitely enjoyed this, especially the meaning behind it. As for the rhythm it could be less choppy, and slightly more fluent, but over all it was really good!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

4 Months Ago

Thank you :))))

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