Alchemy of our humanity

Alchemy of our humanity

A Poem by Sylvia Faff

(my take on a theme from The Great Gatsby)

I bite my fingertips,
Tasting forgotten alchemy,
Mined from the gentle faces of cynicism. 
Minted by the complexion of success. 
Bootlegged by the spirit,
Consumed by the stricken.

© 2018 Sylvia Faff

Author's Note

Sylvia Faff
Hope you like it!

please feel free to leave constructive criticism!

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


oh yes....definitely like this poem....we are our own toughest critic....and we always are concerned about being judged by much so that we are the hardest on ourselves.

i have no finger tips left.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Sylvia Faff

5 Years Ago

Haha, thank you for your worlds Jacob! I happy you liked it!

Roshan ~
this is an amazing write, Roshan....inspiring, compelling in its reflective-ness
so few words, yet your ink speaks volumes. you're an incredible writer...indeed!
and once reality lets me tame my own muse, I look forward to reading more
Of your writes, as well as others...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Sylvia Faff

5 Years Ago

Thank you Barrie, although this wasn't one I was very proud of I'm happy you enjoyed it :) thanks fo.. read more
ms. barrie

5 Years Ago

you're very welcome, Roshan...and that I did! Thank you, you too (:
Everything you write is so enchanting!

Posted 7 Years Ago

I think its fantastic and I really love it. :) I also value that you put so much in something so short. Thank you.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Inspiring and thought provoking - very well written. Really moving piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is good. May I be right or wrong. But I'm familiar with poems having each sentence something different. But in your poem its one big sentence just set up like a poem. You may consider making it longer and having each sentence a different thing, but on the same topic.

Posted 7 Years Ago

That was good,I had forgotten whether it was the product of my own self.
this line is very deep where we -human- do lots of stuff whether good or bad and we dont believe that it was done by us, since it is beyond what we can think about..that was well done :D

Posted 7 Years Ago

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


7 Reviews
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on May 7, 2014
Last Updated on January 2, 2018


Sylvia Faff
Sylvia Faff

The Rapture

Thanks for stopping by my page! I hope you like what you read :) A little but about me? My name is Roshan (my friends call me RoRo :p) and I'm 21 years old. I'm studying medical science in Sy.. more..


Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..

Downfall Downfall

A Poem by A. Amos

Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5