NO IRONY WHATSOEVER

NO IRONY WHATSOEVER

A Poem by kublakhan27
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There are times when I get so
fixated on a concrete message
that mirth extraneously manifests
in my aura like menthol
in the cavern of a sore throat
The medicine of rolling eyes
scold me for self-imposed sickness
My lens of disposition is hi-def clear
yet my fingertips have been dulled
by my oral chainsaw rendering it
impossible to get the cap off
Am I bearing my poetic soul in the hope
of fusing with coincidental souls?
Or am I hiding my insecurities behind it
while luring innocent witnesses into
the brainwash booth of my shortcomings?
Colloquial communication is an alien to me
camouflaged in the company
of smartphone-equipped commuters
I am not a touch screen but
the signal that defines its purpose
Sometimes

© 2014 kublakhan27


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Sometimes I read a piece.. and it is like I need to savor it for all the "flavors" ( for lack of a better word) it contains.. I read pieces aloud..(several times btw) this one rolls off my tongue so easily and with each line leaves me with cells of a movie before my eyes.. I love your last line.. for me it seems to want to scream "hey look I am human see me… then insecurity quietly steps in with "sometimes" ..
just my thoughts… but it is a great piece !

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

So glad I could write something that spoke to you on a deep level...it was a deep piece to write too.. read more
Renée

7 Years Ago

the depth from where this came shows. the waiting till you are comfortable.. I think of that period.. read more



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is that like laughing at someone who died a horrible death due to terminal stupidity acted out with a camera rolling? I am guilty of doing that. My brain is a hot mess along with the rest of me.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

I hear you on that haha Thank you TL.
Sometimes I read a piece.. and it is like I need to savor it for all the "flavors" ( for lack of a better word) it contains.. I read pieces aloud..(several times btw) this one rolls off my tongue so easily and with each line leaves me with cells of a movie before my eyes.. I love your last line.. for me it seems to want to scream "hey look I am human see me… then insecurity quietly steps in with "sometimes" ..
just my thoughts… but it is a great piece !

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

So glad I could write something that spoke to you on a deep level...it was a deep piece to write too.. read more
Renée

7 Years Ago

the depth from where this came shows. the waiting till you are comfortable.. I think of that period.. read more
"Or am I hiding my insecurities behind it
while luring innocent witnesses into
the brainwash booth of my shortcomings?
Colloquial communication is an alien to me"

The way you play with words is commendable! For some reasons, I felt like I want to know you more. Maybe it's because I can relate to this piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Arzel, I'm glad you could relate to this piece...I hold this one close to the heart :.. read more
Or am I hiding my insecurities behind it
while luring innocent witnesses into
the brainwash booth of my shortcomings

I think it is this personal second guessing that puts the human in us. Without doubt, we would be monsters. Fabulous work, here.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

So true my friend, thank you as always for the kind words.
wonderful, deep and complex...I like it! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Many thanks Raymond, so glad you enjoyed it :)
Sometimes it's hard enough to figure out our own motivations than to figure out the motivations of others. We all long to make connections to be understood and we can sometimes do that through the eyes of others. This feels like a poem that came from somewhere deep. We all suffer insecurities and if we say we don't we're lying.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

This is indeed the deepest and most personal thing I've written in quite some time...that's just the.. read more
Great! Trying to figure someone else out let alone figuring out who we are can be hard. This says alot dependibg to the reader. Can tell this has got more personal meaning behind it, and nothing wrong with that. :o)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

I know just what you mean...this is definitely the most personal thing I've written in a while. So .. read more
BlackRose

7 Years Ago

Your very welcome. I too have some personal ones I've put here and there. But hasn't anyone, ha.
Very introspective. Trying to figure ourselves out is sometimes more difficult than trying to figure out others. It's good that you can catch yourself being too serious and laugh. I think all we poets question how much of ourselves to bare in our work. Yes, it is easy to hide ourselves behind our computer and smart phone screens. Thank you for a thought provoking poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

All true points for sure...thanks, I'm glad it made you think :)
Listmaker

7 Years Ago

You are a gifted writer. Thanks for this one.
Behind rolling eyes, there is often an empty shell... We all struggle to be heard and understood, and our tweety-twit culture thinks that hey have found a way to "reach out"... In your poetry, Steve, you do indeed fuse with souls, coincidental or not.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Rita, this is the most personal thing I've written in a while, I'm happy that it spok.. read more
I am not a touch screen but
the signal that defines its purpose
Sometimes


The poem says a lot...it is brilliantly done...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Thank you Divya :)

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Tags: irony, resignation, despair, poet, poetry, mood, message, medicine, sickness, insecurity, communication, brainwash, colloqial, shortcomings

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Nova Scotia, Canada



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My first book is out! Any comments that anyone may have to offer regarding my work would be deeply appreciated, as I'm yet to get a review. www.amazon.com/Waltz-Around-Swirls-Steven-Fortune/dp.. more..

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