Poem -

Blue Genie

Blue Genie

Always there.
Always has been.
Holding firm,
controlling.
System set
to motivate,
control.
Simply
arranged
that way.
Designed to
stay alive,
move things
along.
Flowing
through the
machine,
lubricating.
Covering
the
mind.
Gets in
the way ,
altering
judgement.
Pushing buttons,
clouding the
soul.
Cares not
for societal
norms.
Never had to,
why start
now?
Blue Genie.
Constant
struggle.
Constant
struggle to
hold at
bay!

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Edward Williams

So thought provoking i read it 3 times and im feling theres more to it that im not seing..is there any hiddent msgs here or is it just meant to be abstract

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author
John Prophet

Hi Ed,

Very intuitive.

Guess I buried the meaning to deeply.
The Blue Genie represents mans
constant struggle to keep the genetic 
beast at bay in a world of societal norms.
Norms that do not line up with biological imperatives.
Thank you for reading.

JP

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Edward Williams

Damn i fell like i shoulda got that couple more reads i think it wounda came threw to me ...im not much of a reader but im a writer so i try ..also i usually put meanings in my work that i dont expect people to get ..is that weird do people do that??

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Marion Price

Stunning John, first of all I took it to mean the hidden 'energy' that powers life. Then I read your intent, that all of us are a constant 'Lie' burying our true and raw nature's in order to conform to the rules of society. Though, thank god we do. Works either way for me đź’•

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John Prophet

Hi MP,

My works all have a kernel of intent.
The structure allows 2 things I think.
First have the reader focus on the meaning 
of individual words. Meaning that can be muted in sentences and paragraphs I feel.
Also the skeletal nature of the works allows 
the reader to flesh out the piece reflecting 
their own personal worldview.
Thus no interpretation is wrong. 

Thank you for reading.

JP

 

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