Gasoline

Gasoline

A Poem by Muse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







  We tried to fix up a home,
a two car garage, white picket fence, with a flower bed.
 
 Surely we could not have known,
our diminutive secrets carried by termites would spread.
An infestation grows within these walls like a dam under pressure.
 
 CONTORTING.......
 
((((Swelling))))
 
From all of our weight, and untimely measure.
 
Rusting pipes from my leaking tears.
 
There are no curtains to hang,
we're made vulnerable by these transparent shears.
The neighbors looking in,
wondering who is to blame.
                                       
Even with more primer and paint,
I cannot make these walls talk.
I cannot make you a Saint.
 
The ceiling is falling in...... 
This plaster is crumbling down.
 
So I will restore this home with gasoline,
and light a match to wipe the walls clean....

© 2014 Muse


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Can I go on an allusion tangent again, Muse?

The beginning reminded me a little of the song "No Surprises" by Radiohead. "Such a pretty house / and such a pretty garden....I'll take the quite life / a handshake of carbon monoxide..."

If you've ever heard the song, you know the sort of heady, balloony feel that the diminished sixth and seventh tones give it. Sort of like what happens when you inhale the vapors of gasoline.

P!nk also had a song about wanting to "burn this f****r down," if I recall, because it was full of bad memories. It was called "Funhouse."

I once wrote a short story called "My Name is High Hopes," written from the perspective of the famous Amityville murder house, in which the house explained that it IS cursed, because it's forced to watch its humans screw up their lives and make each other miserable, and then get blamed for it because it is a big, dumb, defenseless object, and cannot speak up for itself.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Another one heard from the deepest places within. You hit that note in me which resonates with the note in you. (sigh)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shelley Holt-Lowrey

7 Years Ago

Yeah. That is the guy. He isn't real though. If he was, he'd be at Chipendales.
Muse

7 Years Ago

lol I'm NOT turned on! Giggling here!
Shelley Holt-Lowrey

7 Years Ago

Yeah - Never did like those guys. Ugh!
From Osmosis, to this wow ,Pit bull on crack,you just throw the reins away let your horses run...

Posted 7 Years Ago


Muse, love... I felt this as a write with your invisible telekinesis, not even gasoline is needed. You woman, are powerful. Only with one tip of the quill that house will burn... ;) Love the ending though, it's amazing, how reality can burn the perfect civil mistaken vision, of those freaky neighbours. And all freaky persons, who don't understand s**t. Always be the different, I like you that way.

E.L.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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A brilliant portrait of burning distaste! Thank you for my kitty, it's adorable :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There's a song by Jann Arden called "Gasoline". I absolutely love it. Your poem puts me in much mind of what's happened and is happening in my life as of late.
I know such poetry for me is from a place of hard experience and much pain. If that be the case with you, I so feel you. Thanks, and take care.

Posted 7 Years Ago


It seems like more of a wipe-out than a wipe...The metaphors are brilliant

Posted 7 Years Ago


Muse

7 Years Ago

match please? lol
Beautifully written. Wonderfully capturing from beginning to completion of the new start required.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Distant horizons

7 Years Ago

:-)
* weeks???Ive never seen 8 weeks without rain. sending a rain dance your way :-)
Muse

7 Years Ago

we had maybe five seconds of rain two days ago...it evaporated immediately upon hitting the ground. .. read more
Distant horizons

7 Years Ago

:-)
dancing...and if that doesnt work, we'll just swap homes :-)
poured it on with this penning. exacting metaphors and a crisp tight style - just like a cribcracker. bravo!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Muse

7 Years Ago

Coming from a genius writer like yourself..I'm flattered.
Λsylum Ƣoətry

7 Years Ago

vous êtes très bien accueilli mon ami!
very explosive, an infernal combination of power and life..loved it

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patrick

7 Years Ago

ok fat head less of that...in all honesty it was awful, i was just being kind :)
Muse

7 Years Ago

You're just mad because you didn't get a free read. lol
Patrick

7 Years Ago

but it didn't cost me a....dime
I've been working on a similar scene in poetry for months. You really nail it here. I love how you use the format to convey different directions. Well done. xo

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Muse

7 Years Ago

I may have nailed it...but your version will and would be just as powerful and unique. If and when .. read more
joshua deathdealer

7 Years Ago

ok I'll make sure your the first. (:

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Added on August 21, 2011
Last Updated on June 8, 2014
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