I am not just a body.

I am not just a body.

A Poem by Angeliki Largatzis

I am not just a body..

I have felt pain
greater than these razor sharp nails
that burrow deep into my flesh,

My chains are merely wisps of silk

not the anchors you think confine me
like weights to this earth..

I am as weightless as you are intense
with your words of abuse and heavy hands,

My feet know not just one direction
but thousands of crossroads, paths and short cuts

I harbor not just a heart of hate and self loathing
for my passion burns brighter
than the embers of a flame,

and my loyalty is the push against one's back
when the courage is needed..

I am not just a body,
that lays cold within a coffin

I am everything you breathe, I am everywhere.

© 2020 Angeliki Largatzis

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such a emotional sad write really....

Posted 1 Month Ago

Your poem transforms in meaning, as I read on. One minute I'm thinking one thing, a few lines later, I've been sparked to a completely different way of thinking about this. Being a literal person, I am reluctant to write a train of thought that drifts like this, but I love the effect it has when each new section of the poem brings a whole new set of ideas to ponder. In the end, I believe this could be one's own body speaking to oneself . . . possibly pointing out all the ways we restrict or contort ourselves into thinking we are our bodies (we're much more than that, of course, as you imply). Here's hoping you & yours are well (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago

Angeliki Largatzis

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much! I am happy to know you enjoyed this!

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Added on March 6, 2020
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Angeliki Largatzis
Angeliki Largatzis

South Africa

I have been writing poetry on and off for a few years now, and I love writing books. To me - writing is my greatest passion and I would love to meet many people who share the same interest. more..


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