Drawn From Memory

Drawn From Memory

A Poem by shallimarRose
"

just a poem.

"

Drawn from memory

in shades of semi sweet silence

on the edge of contimplation

thorns of a blood red rose

pricks the finger of fate

clothing her in the sheer fabric

of ridicule and redundancy

in the early morning hours

of a remedial dream

where happily ever after

is a forgotten fable

gingerbread houses

bake in the sun

and Snow Whites heart

bleeds invisable ink

to the beat of a different drum

in a world where

catch phrases and cliche's

rule the industries

with the strategic command

of puppet souls

tethered to strings

contrived and controlled

by media based royalties

with dollar sign loyalties

that bargained it all away

in the name of progress

© bj smith


© 2015 shallimarRose



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The first two lines drew me in and then the rest plopped me down "in the name of progress" ...makes you want to run and regress to the art found in caves and primal sounds of drums... sorry you're sick, but the scratchy throat did nothing to distract from your poem... first poem I've read from you in a while and I am happy I found this write... hope you get well and write often shallimarRose...
~~redzone

Posted 3 Years Ago


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shallimar rose! an anthem from the 60's ... not my favorite post of yours (sorry) .. cliches and redundancy detract from the message .. the world has moved on .. Abby Hoffman died from a heart attack .. a successful business man ... that song (and i was a part of it) .. was a long time ago .. you have a pleasant voice ... your message is pertinent and applies today in other ways ... i missed this post of yours .. trying to keep up with everybody .. hope you will come back and share once again your poetry
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


What a well expressed message! This piece is very fluid and paints the picture of emphasis. The words pulled me in, lingering on every syllable. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work! Please return the favor by reviewing on of my pieces.

Posted 3 Years Ago


beautiful and touching depth to your creation....very well composed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


This poem was quite sad but good. I enjoyed reading it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

shallimarRose

3 Years Ago

Thank you Will the poem is actually about greed and capitalism in todays society. Thank you for drop.. read more
i like the way you brought in the fairy tales to convince us that in life, fairytales don't always have happy endings...those belong in aesop's fables...

in today's society so obsessed with materialism...we let love go astray.

Posted 3 Years Ago


The first two lines drew me in and then the rest plopped me down "in the name of progress" ...makes you want to run and regress to the art found in caves and primal sounds of drums... sorry you're sick, but the scratchy throat did nothing to distract from your poem... first poem I've read from you in a while and I am happy I found this write... hope you get well and write often shallimarRose...
~~redzone

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on May 29, 2014
Last Updated on June 10, 2015
Tags: memory, contimplation, fate, money

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shallimarRose
shallimarRose

F W, WA



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I am a singer, writer, poet, dreamer, believer..... I am an unconventional poet who has been writing rhyme since the age of five. I enjoy all styles of poetry. I write by ear not syllable count .. more..

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