How I Miss You
#1
How I Miss You

The metaphors get mangled 
into cliche 
and all that flooding and fire 
wouldn't touch you anyway.

So no, it won't be some sad poem
that solves you.

It won't be me reducing you
to similes of oxygen 
or nicotine 
or Dad.

It won't be me endlessly pretending
you could live on paper.
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#2
enjoyed the poem, the third stanza is excellent
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#3
oh, the last line is a perfect tribute, with great word choices and phrasing along the way, very well written and very much enjoyed. Keith

If your undies fer you've been smoking through em, don't peg em out
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#4
(09-28-2018, 01:42 PM)billy Wrote:  enjoyed the poem, the third stanza is excellent

Thank you Billy, and thank you Billy.
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#5
(09-28-2018, 12:38 PM)Tiger the Lion Wrote:  How I Miss You

The metaphors get mangled 
into cliche 
and all that flooding and fire 
wouldn't touch you anyway.

So no, it won't be some sad poem
that solves you.

It won't be me reducing you
to similes of oxygen 
or nicotine 
or Dad.

It won't be me endlessly pretending
you could live on paper.

i´d like to propose some changes for rhythm... not that it matters a lot.
"and all that fire and flooding"
"that could solve you"
"it won´t be me pretending endlessly
you´d live on paper"

(to me) the third stanza is a very inventive way to say "you´re the air that i breathe, you´re my drug, and the person i always needed (even it that admits to things missed and lost in the past)".
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#6
very interested in this bit

" It won't be me reducing you
to similes of oxygen
or nicotine
or Dad."

very strong words and things we do have a effect as they clearly have with you as you express in your poetry.
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#7
I loved the first stanza, very nice for my first read here Smile
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