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July 16, 2013 Posted by: Kysha

My mind has no cover.  Because I'm a wonder. Outside of a realm that isn't my mind.  Do you see?  Nothing is nothing because I am nothing but a mindless, mindful verse.  A lyric with nothing but words.  A hateful body with nothing but a wondering soul.  Because I don't want to be here, in this town, on this planet.  But I do.  Do you see?  My mind is a disaster.  Filled with things I meant to say but didn't mean, filled with fake apologies.  My mind is a backlight for my soul because my mind has no cover, no make up, no shade.  It goes a mile a minute, but I can't think of a single thing to say when something is brought to me.  Do you see?  I have nothing but lies because I think first about what I am going to say to cover up my words with others.  I'm a wolf in sheep's clothing, trying to fool you because I think you're stupid.  But, I'm not a wolf.  I'm the victim of my own mind.  I'm not a wonder.  I'm a downer in my own mind.  Do you see?  Because I don't.


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  1. Jen P. - Philadelphia, PA
    July 25, 2013 at 12:22

    How the mind changes! We can go back and forth even when we think we made a final decision. This decision of who we are or what we feel or even who we want to be . . . Great poetic voice

  2. Frank - Lititz, PA
    July 18, 2013 at 08:56

    I do see A piece of paper blows along the street The crumples catch the wind A scrawl visible, then hidden A piece of paper blows along the street I thought I could reach her the way she reaches me My words, not enough A piece of paper blows along the street

  3. Catherine - Philadelphia, PA
    July 17, 2013 at 09:22

    Hint/Answer to Do you see?: A coin consists of both heads and tails. Similarly, one cannot see until one considers both positive and negative. Likewise you have revealed your myopia to your own perception because you are looking at a face and not the coin.

  4. Erin - Philadelphia, PA
    July 17, 2013 at 08:47

    You write, "My mind is a backlight for my soul because my mind has no cover, no make up, no shade. It goes a mile a minute, but I can't think of a single thing to say when something is brought to me." I think you have a lot to say. Keep on writing and you will find clarity.

  5. Catherine - Philadelphia, PA
    July 17, 2013 at 07:10

    If nothing is nothing, then everything is something. If you don't see what you see, then you must see what you don't see. Congratulations for making every negative comment about yourself a compliment and for answering your own question all in the last sentence. Look again and you will find your answer.

  6. Miriam - Philadelphia, PA
    July 17, 2013 at 01:09

    I think your writing may reflect what others can relate to. Sometimes what we say get in the way of what we feel and may seem a bit contradictory if we think deeply about it. But what we say does not always have to be the lesser of two evils. It can also be a conscientious way of communicating to others the hopes of peace, encouragement or to wait for the right opportunity to share the truth.

  7. Lois - Wynnewood, PA
    July 17, 2013 at 08:54

    I join John from Seneca Fall in congratulating you for the lyrical prose. On the message, my response is that the mind is tricky; just remember every thought is not who you are. You are the ideas you act on. Select thoughts and ideas that represent who you want to be.

  8. MRS. E - FALLS, PENNSYLVANIA
    July 16, 2013 at 05:59

    I do see, but I am not pleased with what I see. There is no joy in your words, no love of life, no hunger for adventure and no desire to be part of the lives of others. I agree with Jeffrey. Put yourself out there, do for others. I have a feeling that you are a very special person.

  9. Anne-Marie - Philadelphia, PA
    July 16, 2013 at 04:18

    I like the way you tell about the dichotomy of your mind/nature.

  10. john - seneca falls, ny
    July 16, 2013 at 02:38

    Kysha: Thank you for your lyrical prose. Your poetry is illuminating.

  11. Amy - Lowell, MA
    July 16, 2013 at 02:08

    I do see. I am now part of your mind as I got caught in the rhythm. Now my mind is spinning trying to unravel yours. Do you see?

  12. Bethany - Philadelphia, PA
    July 16, 2013 at 02:03

    Kysha - I wonder if part of what inspired you to write this prose-poem was all the contradictions we talked about today with Thomas Jefferson?

  13. Alison - Narberth, PA
    July 16, 2013 at 01:41

    You are a poet. Afraid to be vulnerable. But, everybody is scared in their own way. Connect to the people who see through the sheep's clothing. They'll be there for you--even if you're not there for yourself.

  14. Jeffrey - Philadelphia, State of mind
    July 16, 2013 at 12:52

    “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” C. Joybell C.

 

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