A Clockwork Pear

A Clockwork Pear

A Poem by Jamila
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Poetic frustration

"
These
infantile words
sucking
my mind's
marrow
feasting
on the
milk plus
of memories
taunting from
synaptic cells
with the
Nadsat nonsense
of Alex
and his
droogs
turning my
clockwork poem
into a
clockwork pear
and
leaving me
tearing at
my hair
and
threatening
my
teeth chattering
typewriter
with a
little
of the
old
Ultra
Violence.

© 2020 Jamila


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Jamila
Thanx for reading! :)

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Infantile words, sucking away at the brain, feasting on precious memories, capturing the synaptic networking and broadcasting their own Nadsat from deafening loudspeakers! Turning Poetic Thoughts delinquent like those droogs you mention about. Indecipherable. Destructive. Leering and evil in their cacophony. Intent on turning our art into something very unlike art. Something so abstract, so distorted, we’d be aghast it’s coming out of us. Such is the frustration of a writer sometimes. It almost induces teeth chattering chagrin and even violence. Wow Madame! This is just such an awesome write on what goes through a writer’s head sometimes! Kudos!

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear P! Your evaluation here is most astute. The creative process can be frustrating .. read more
Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

You're welcome Madame. Reading you is always a new learning for me. Though I'm older than you :)



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One of the most creative spills on the writing process, a topic well-covered here at the cafe, but never with such wild imagination! I do not have any of these feelings, ever, when I write, so it's good to remind myself of what others go thru to get such amazing words onto the page eventually. I envy your ability to express yourself in abstracts while still maintaining a strong storyline (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Jamila

1 Week Ago

Thanx so much, Margie! Many thanx for stopping by with your thoughts! :)
This made me laugh since I can identify with it, and your words are perfect here!

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Jamila

3 Weeks Ago

Thanx so much, Frankie! Glad you can relate to this one! As should we all here! Thanx for stopping b.. read more
LOL I go thru a lot of keyboards because of this:) drink it up savor the struggle the process can be as delicious as the final fruits well at least for an hour or two:/ (I think) the time we stop perceiving our words and skills are inadequate is when we stop being creative and/or open to meaning dear Jamila:) True contemplative understanding is the process of a fluid mind and would it not also apply in our attempts to emotive expression and the deeper we resonate to the core meanings the harder the expression particularly when the subjects are stemming from a sense of self in the analysis

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, Robert! I guess sometimes the process is rather more frustrating than joyful to me. M.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

I feel the same ways as you do all the time Jamila and let me be the first to tell you no nonsense h.. read more
Great poetic expression Jamila. The image of the pear, memorable. Bite into that and it would cause you some problems:) I sense the frustration here, but also found an element of humour in this piece. I can relate to this writing. I often feel violent towards my own work. Tearing my hair out yes and ripping pages out of books. Nothing quite as violent as the film though, all those years ago. Never a surplus word, you say so much with brevity. Well done.

Chris

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Chris! Yes, frustration and humour, you got it in one! Indeed it was a violent f.. read more
I like the way, the style of your poem.
please check out my work too :)

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, Parin. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanx for stopping by. :)


You can beat egg.. but ya just cant beat a bit of ultra violence.. The metamorphosis of that pear was quite shocking.. or should that ride be exhilarating in a frustrating kind of way... say's this droog :)

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Neville! Probably frustration with a twist of humour, and yes, sometimes exhilar.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


no problem, no worries, my pleasure :)
I absolutely love this!........

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Allie! I am glad you enjoyed this effort of mine! Thanx for stopping by! :))
Allie Brumfield

1 Month Ago

You're welcome! It is a masterpiece.
Yes, when the right words keep hiding, the urge to go "Clockwork Orange" does raise its ugly head. Of course, being French, you know cabernet therapy can lower that inclination. On the other hand, Alex underwent the Ludovici treatment, a drug to deal with his violent tendencies, which, in the end, made him even more violent. I suggest you simply torture a few small animals and let it go at that.

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear John! Lol. There will be NO torturing of small animals! I suppose we can always .. read more
love the nod to the book here, and the frustration rings through and rather eloquently

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Ana! I am glad you understood the references and enjoyed the read! Many thanx fo.. read more
Time to put on your trainers and go out for a lone run > Dodging the lockdown enforcers who would seek to stop your frustrated mind - scattering the saw dust as you bound along the streets leaving a trail to show where you have been

Ah well stick with it girl > have a coffee and a couple of cream biscuits /chocolate if you prefer

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, Wild Rose! Just letting off steam in a poetic offering. Hot tea and a warm bath in th.. read more

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Jamila

Lyon, France



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