Lines

Lines

A Poem by Pete
"

We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice - Thoreau

"
Glossy Red Lips Aesthetic

some lines are crooked
other straight
some need to be realigned
before it's too late

some should be marched in
others taken down
no turning back
straight smile
crooked frown

some form the horizontal bars of a jail
incarcerating and doomed to fail
no chance of ever posting bail

some wear as the lines of age
turning life's sticky page
paid as sin's wage

some are drawn in the sand
others with indelible ink
no matter what we think

some shouldn't be crossed
like those drawn by the boss

especially those painted in
bright
red
luscious
lip
gloss



© 2020 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"All good things are wild and free." - Thoreau

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I love all the imaginative ways you incorporate many different ideas of "lines"! Love your rhyme & rhythm, as well as tongue-in-cheek play on our human foibles. The ending is particularly fun since we suspect this guy will actually cross that line regardless of what he says . . . the single-word lines make it feel like the storyline is slowing down & stopping at the end, where this guy is distracted & probably plans to get off on those red lips! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Days Ago

wow. i think you got everything i was thinking as i wrote this. you have a very keen eye for detai.. read more



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I love all the imaginative ways you incorporate many different ideas of "lines"! Love your rhyme & rhythm, as well as tongue-in-cheek play on our human foibles. The ending is particularly fun since we suspect this guy will actually cross that line regardless of what he says . . . the single-word lines make it feel like the storyline is slowing down & stopping at the end, where this guy is distracted & probably plans to get off on those red lips! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Days Ago

wow. i think you got everything i was thinking as i wrote this. you have a very keen eye for detai.. read more

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Pete
Pete

Boston, MA



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I love reading, writing, music, nature, God and feeling emotion, not necessarily in that order. To me, these things go hand in hand. My favorite writer is Henry David Thoreau. I think he was a geni.. more..

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