pain's hallucination has no exit...

pain's hallucination has no exit...

A Poem by Brad
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a collaborative effort with the lovely PoppySilver...

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Pain's Hallucination Has No Exit

 

Prickled sanity
Fruit to the mouth
Do we dare taste?
Going...gone?
Sting leaves a trace
Highlights the filth
Adds a diamond to dust
Where is the exit?

that insane wasp nest
nestled within the cerebral cortex
thrumming loudly
with a maniacal calliope
so much easier to feed
from the withered teet
we crave damage

not damage control

 

No mercy from shattered rain

Ether stained metaphor

No bass

No vocal

Random chords resonate

Create soul destroying void

Lick the flesh

From heart's last toll

drenched in broken promises

soaked with disappointments

life wasn't the fairy tale

there was no happily ever after

just the reality of nightmares

bleeding from your walls

staining your security blanket

and the dog has eaten your sucking thumb..

Casting rabid thoughts to hell
Watch faith burn in furious flame
No rainbow
No gain
Blisters shelter pain
Scorpion thrash
Where is the exit?
Sunset screams in vain tone

does the exit lie

in pills

in bottles

in blades

in a hollow-point

in that long peice of braided hemp?

or a bible

or in sex

....or is this the hell the ancients

wrote about

high on desert mushrooms?

 

© 2011 Brad


Author's Note

Brad
the other day i was given the honour of collaborating on a poem with Poppy Silver...i can't thank her enough for the opportunity!

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What a trip on that mountain of words you guys had....so much space between my head and this page, between gooey gummy dreams spilling into the reality you have created..you touched every issue of life, of choice, of pain...covering each stage like shavings of early chromatin man thawing out to lend this new world a old hand...good stuff

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what a wonderful odyssey of raw pain, desolation and despair! The psychotic Bradley joins the poet Bradley and the result is this intimate picture of devastation and the catharsis deep down inside! I can quite see and sense the flames of angst and tears fuming in the lines. Waiting for more....

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I reviewed this on Poppy's side. Very nicely done, Bradley.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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where is the exit...I need it..truly a stark piece..blending two of my favourite writers..how could you go wrong.?

Posted 10 Years Ago


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hmm the considered ways of driving, one after another. A racingly good read.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

excellent imagery blends the two into a singularity ~ awesomeness~

Posted 10 Years Ago


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A great collaboration, a meant to be working in harmony, not a seam showing along the way. You've just about covered life, near swept sanity aside. Great writing.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Excellent write! As I told Poppy each line was a favorite. It has great flow and so much built in pain and anger.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this.. the two of you work well together.. xx

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great Collaborating you guys! Your words intwind so well together, taking me to place I've never been!

Posted 10 Years Ago


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