Thread: A Silly Poem
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:40 PM   #98
Qatana
 
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what's in a name

and how are we named

in such a way as

our names are our

selves

who's decree

would it have been

that i be

a staff

strong but inflexible

intended for beating

into a pulp

that with which

it disagrees

in the fire i will

burn away

to nothingness

but the blind kendo

student

who saw the true me

who named me katana

he called me a sword

i am sharp

yes you fear me

but in my blade

i bend

i can be turned

to show myself

in cutting you

i cut myself

you may burn me

and beat me

my temper is

strenghthened

resiliance returns

slowly if i may

only

cool in the

quenching waters

of love

where could it

be?

i return to

the fire

heart in my hand

slice myself into

ribbons

waiting in the

flames

for the healing rain.

Q
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