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~ Secrets From The Womb ~

~ Secrets From The Womb ~

I kiss the secrets of my tomb
With an unexpected ease
A childlike tear rolls down on me
As if to admonish my empathy
So I curl myself, as if in the womb

Glistening mahogany, a sterile wood
My room without the anger downstairs
Without crazy moments of blood everywhere
Without the heavy silences or broken chairs
So I curl myself up, as if misunderstood

I place my arm beneath the running water
The razor slices my skin so smoothly open
I pray this quick sting will quell my emotion
Behold, a floating fetus in a pool of red lotion
So I curl myself up ,as if a mother's daughter

Potential am I, in a comfortable bed unborn
An amoebic resemblance of a quantum arranger
A lonely entity entering a world even stranger
A slippery intruder hiding a most feral danger
So, I carefully unravel my umbilical cord
And begin to sing, my song to the world...

Tony Taylor

 

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Cherie Leigh

Wow Tony!  This is deep....the comparison of a fetus position and the pain this narrator is expressing by a dark secret with hints of abuse from the portrayal downstairs...the need to escape it and release the pain...all very emotional to imagine!  It feels like a life ending so that another one can begin again...like reincarnation...leaving the painful past of mistakes to begin a new one...At least, that is what I felt from it...Very cool imagery.  I would recognize your work anywhere.  Love n Hugs, C ;) xo   

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Tony Taylor

So cool of you C!! ~ to point out a few of the suggested 'dark secrets' like the abuse that's highlighted by the 'blood downstairs'....... you're awesome sweetheart!!.......thanx so much!!....... kisses!!........T xo.  : )

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A Lonely Journey

Tony! 
Man, that was fantastic! 
Terrifically penned, and deep, and painful, and yet hopeful. 
Great write, Tony! 

Matthew. 

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Tony Taylor

Wow!! Cool!!.......thanx so much for that comment !!.......It's the kind of comment that makes want of us want to write in the first place.... the kind of comment that makes us feel that we are understood!!......I appreciate it VERY much...... so thanx again Matthew!!........ peace-n-stuff!!.......T xo. : )

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Greg Etsell

HOLY COW what poem wow
and you line in the poem
I PLACE MY ARM BENEATH
THE RUNNING WATER AND
THE RAZER SLICES MY SKIN
 SO SMOOTHLY OPEN WOW
that is so great I love it wow wow!!!!!!

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Tony Taylor

Yay!!....Thanx GREG!!....I really like the way that line works too........I appreciate your pointing it out my friend!!........ stay groovy!!....... Talk soon......T xo  : )

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Icarus Flocke

Truly amazing my friend.
I like when you do alternative
perspectives.

This one is raw, and powerful.
from start to end.

I think there is a certain irony 
that coffins are a bit like wombs
in reverse too.

 

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Tony Taylor

LOL!!....I thank you for pointing out that idea....I will now no longer look at the coffin as a safe place to rest again!! (smiles)........ You're the coolest bro!!.......I really do enjoy writing from alternative perspectives..... it helps me stay on the razor's edge so to speak......thanx for pointing that out!!....... talk soon J !!.........your friend and admirer!!........T xo.  : )

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FRANTIC FREE-VERSER

Yes Tony this has much depth...
And conjures up much in the imagination.
The piece has a subtle darkness to it

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Tony Taylor

You're so right FREE-VERSER!!......I definitely am pushing the dark aspect here........I appreciate your pointing out and taking time with this one!!......I am your cyber-friend and admirer!!........T xo.  : )

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Marion Price

Ooooh pinned!! Excellent write Tony, deep dark disturbing ( I love disturbing)...and so very powerful. Read it a few times, each time I could feel the anxiety and growing unease and...violence...touched with a sense of resigned apathy, at least that's how it spoke to me...love it 💕

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Tony Taylor

Yay!!  Thanx MARION!!...... sorry I didn't see this sooner..... If I had known you were such a fan of the 'Disturbing' I'd have posted a few that I have been loathe to post..... Look for them in the future..... I'll PM you w2hen I've posted them each time.......thanx again dear poet sister!!...... Hugs-n-Smiles!!........T xo.  : )

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Marion Price

Please do...I love deep and disturbing but IV already said that..lol hugs 💕

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Larry Ran

My Dear Tony,

Wow.  Another masterpiece painted by an "artiste extraordinaire"!  Magnificent metaphors take the reader to the darkest side of life, known to be "the razor's edge".  Scary stuff, my friend.

They say the most painful experience in life
Is the one when you are born
Brought into a brand new world
From your Mother's womb are torn

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But oft times as one's years pass by
Suffering and pain run deep
Too often, more than one can bear
And choose this life no longer keep

Love you Bro,
Larry xxx
 

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Tony Taylor

Thank you Most Kindly LARRY!!......I never know what to see (exactly) when it comes to the insightful poems that you deliver as responses to poems written....... it's a VERY clever mind that is capable of such poetic retorts!!.(smiles).......I thank you for having me on the list of those on the receiving end!!........ you're pretty groovy brother!!........thanx again!!.......I am your friend and ever-admirer!!......T xo.  : )

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