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Author Name: FreeEyeSeeAll 7 Comments
Date Added: March 22, 2009 17:03:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Confessions of a Noble Man
With hands buried
deep in his pockets,
he ran recklessly
through explosively rigged
barbed wire wrapped
ticks of the clock.

His artistically etched
terracotta façade
held securely in place
by the delicate thread
of his culture’s
well woven lies.

Like a warped
badge of honor
precariously pinned
to his soul,
he wore a chrome shield
of protection
against vulnerability.

Painstakingly etched
deeper than the
thin metal armor
were scribbled instructions
“How to be a noble man.”

Yet, still he ran blind…

Wasting his life
chasing the meaning
of some obscure quotes
inscribed in miniature
by an eternity
of exploded moments.

Until his crumbling persona
dropped pebbles
of uncertainty
into the dynamite
of knowledge

Sparking his own...

Catastrophic Detonation.

Author's Notes:
Just got to thinking about how we place such importance on living up to the expectations of others. I decided to write it from a guys point of view because I feel they are forced into the proverbial "box" more intensely than women.
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Comment By: FreeAndrew on June 27, 2010 08:31:50 AM Report
First the obvious - this is a well-crafted poem that richly deserves this award - i think the previously-enter comments attest to that.  but you go beyond that - you use incredible images to construct your character - the terracotta facade, the chrome shield - they are powerful creations that do show us things from the point of view of man in his restricted "box" - most enjoyable and superbly crafted.
Comment By: FreeStar on April 19, 2009 08:23:42 AM Report

Very intense write Crystal. Congrats on a well deserved award,


Comment By: FreeBarry Hodges on April 9, 2009 10:24:30 AM Report
Jolly good.
Comment By: FreeAmy on April 7, 2009 04:21:47 PM Report
Congrats on the Feature. I liked the use of dynamite and armor metaphors (especially the 3rd verse).

Another fine penning from you.


Comment By: FreeMichelle on April 6, 2009 07:22:26 PM Report
Very insightful write, and greatly deserving of this award. Congrats!!



Comment By: FreeSteve on April 6, 2009 02:24:14 PM Report
Congratulations !
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on April 5, 2009 07:31:59 PM Report
Crystal:  congratulations for the Feature Poem Award.  Very deserved.


Lady Dragonwyck 


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