Running with Scissors and Knives

Running with Scissors and Knives

A Poem by Mai L Nissen

Running with scissors and knives
Is my favourite pass-time game
The thrill of risking the lives
Of myself and others without noticeable blame
Casualties are many and seemingly random
These crimes attached to no real shame
It is sad and preposterous to fathom
that death of a person is nothing but 'yet another name'

2nd of September 2015

© 2015 Mai L Nissen

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Mai L Nissen
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Scissors and knives come in many forms these days but death only comes as itself - the leveller. I liked the running tempo of this Mai - it gives the sensation of danger. Top write!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Had to read this twice, then again. At first reading i wondered what on earth .. on second reading I began to open my mind. Third time i used your final lines before i started and finally appreciated the question you silently set your readers. Today, life means nothing.. power supercedes frailty every time. Perhhaps?

Posted 6 Years Ago

i like the allegory here---some are so reckless in all they do that they often risk themselves and others without thinking --
this poem is good because it allows the reader to read between the lines....

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on September 2, 2015
Last Updated on September 2, 2015
Tags: #knives, #game, #casuelties, #shame, #death, #poem, #poetry


Mai L Nissen
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