A Poem by Melanie Genevieve

i just wrote this because i was bored and I REALLY wanted to write a poem with the word meow in it :) OMG AS I SCROLLED DOWN THE CAPATCHA THING THAT YOU HAVE TO TYPE SAID CHILLCAT!! Im in love.


The key that kills

click click and I’m off

every crevice of the universe

there for the taking

I want to roll myself in mysteries 

take a bite into the fruit

sweet, sweet flesh, knowledge

hanging, tantalizing, growing,

overcoming, alienating, suffocating 

leaving me full and empty

the intrinsic human drug

my own ecstatic tragedy

and I’m so high 

I could inhale the night sky

they say curiosity kills

maybe I fit the bill

I can’t even remember






© 2013 Melanie Genevieve

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I despise free verse. Yet somehow I'm captivated by this piece. There's a weird beauty in it. Maybe it's the universal truth you speak of or maybe it's the meow at the beginning. No matter what it may be, the bottom line is, I like it.

Posted 10 Years Ago

It is a great write about about cat.
Enjoyed reading.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I like this free verse style. Yes curiosity killed the cat but then again cats have nine lives.. happy exploring Melanie

Posted 10 Years Ago

Meow. I just had to write a review with the word "meow" in it. Now that's twice! LOL
Knowing that you wrote this bored... I can feel the hunger, the hope, the wishfulness, the belief that there is so much out there to be felt, touched, tasted, seen, and consumed with your being. And the e.e.cummings ending filled with doubt and insecurity is perfect. Beautiful and from the soul.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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4 Reviews
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Added on July 12, 2013
Last Updated on July 12, 2013
Tags: meow, curiosity killed the cat, i am a cat, knowledge, power, dangerous, adam and eve, religion, catholicism


Melanie Genevieve
Melanie Genevieve

Freeport, NY

I used to keep my poetry private until my good friend Shabad encouraged me to read a poem (Curiosity) out loud at Sip This Cafe in Valley Stream. Since then I decided to make my writing public and ge.. more..