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~ THE BLUDGEONED WOMB ~

~ THE BLUDGEONED WOMB ~

I kiss the secrets of my youth
With an unexpected ease
A childlike tear, rolls down on me
As if to admonish my "Mr. Please!"
 I curl myself up, as if in the womb

Glistening mahogany, polished wood
My room without the anger downstairs
Without the crazy moments of blood everywhere
Without the heavy silences or broken chairs
I curl myself up, as if in the womb

I place my arm beneath the running water
The razor slices my skin so smoothly open
I pray this quick sting will quell my emotions
Behold, my dead mother, in a pool of red lotion
And so, I curl myself up, as if in the womb

A fetus am I, in a comfortable bed unborn
An amoebic resemblance of quantum potential
A lonely entity entering a world even stranger
A slippery intruder hiding, in fear of danger
And so, I unravel, my umbilical cord.....

Tony Taylor
* inspired by words from Sir Francis Bacon

 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hey T...This is so full of sad imagery of fear, depression, abuse, and release from the perspective of a child, who wants to escape the horror going on downstairs outside his room.  I feel so drawn in with his hurt, picturing him all curled up in a fetal position, unable to get away from what is tormenting his soul.  That very last line, "and so, I unravel, my umbilical cord".....It gives me this image of him starting all over, a rebirth after a lifetime of pain....Very profound imagery this creates.  I envisioned a whole story behind this boy's pain as I read.  So well done.  You inspire me.  Love you. xo Kisses xoxxx 

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Curious Onlooker

Tony! The flow here was beautiful and there were many quotable moments but that very end "And so, I unravel, my umbilical cord" was just perfect and closed out the piece nicely. I need not mention that awesome refrain! Nice work here brother poet, trod on! 

Curious 

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Tony Taylor

YAY!! Thanx CURIOUS!!......You nailed it brother....THAT was definitely a pleasure to have fall from my pen..... it came out so easily.....as though it were already on the page just waiting for the rest of the poem to appear before it could reveal itself!!  LOL!! LOL!!....so much fun~this writing stuff! 😊.......It's great to hear from you man.....I was gone for a couple weeks and as always......It's nice to come to familiar faces!!.,.....thanx again my friend!!....Peace n Stuff!!.......T xo 🐧✴❤✴🐧

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Tony Taylor

Wow!! CURIOUS!!...thanx so much for this!!.......I wrote a reply to this already but somehow it vanished (as per usual) 😊.....YES!.....That final line was like magic....just waiting there for the rest of the poem to be written around it!....I'm so glad that you pointed it out because it is DEFINITELY the heartbeat of the whole thing....without it, the rest would crumble!!.....ALWAYS a pleasure to hear from you man.....Hope all is well with you and yours!!.......Love & Rockets!!......T xo 🐧✴❤✴🐧

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sparrowsong

Hello Tony...

Many people wonder how I'm still alive...

My response now from all I've experienced is God and Satan continue to argue...

At first I was mistaken that they were fighting over me...

I have figured out they are saying no you take her and the other says oh no you take her...

Here I am, still going and people still question how?

😂😂😂😂😂

Great inspirational write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs and Smiles!

Feathers

 

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Tony Taylor

Hi FEATHERS!!.....How I enjoy your comments!! (sigh).....you have a way of bringing sunshine to my day......usually by making me smile!!......In this case it's a smile at me seeing the image of you as a Ping-Pong ball being batted back and forth by the big guys!!......'Way Cool' comment girlfriend!!.......thanx SO MUCH for this dear poet sister!!......Always a pleasure!!......Hugs n Smiles!!.......T xo 🐧✴❤✴🐧😊

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Jacki Goebel

Such a feeling of hope...  I cringe when stopping to think about all of the abuse & neglect...  Great write, Tony!!
Jacki

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Tony Taylor

Hi JACKI!!......I'm so glad you were able to touch on that feeling of hope....I wrote that final line to help accent that precise feeling!!......Thank You SO much for your insightful commentary dear poet sister!!......Lots Of Love to you & yours!!.......Love & Rockets!!......T xo 🐧✴❤✴🐧😊

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A Lonely Journey

Wow! Powerful write, Tony! 
That is fantastic, and moving, and beautifully written. 
Great writing. 

Matthew. 

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Tony Taylor

Hey Thanx MATTHEW!!......I appreciate it.......I don't know if you've been to my page before......but it was cool of you to take the time dear poet brother!!.......stay groovy!!......T xo 🐧✴❤✴👍

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Tony! 
I think I was there once before, but after reading that, I'm going to have to be there quite a bit more often. That was fantastic. I wish I had more time to write, and peruse, but time is not a bountiful item for me right now. 
Thanks for always being so nice. I enjoy your reviews when I see them, and Cherie's wonderful reviews, too. You guys really try to make this a wonderful place, and don't think it's not appreciated. 
You stay cool, too. 

M. 

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Tony Taylor

YAY!!.......thanx CLEO!!...I haven't seen you in forever........Pleasantly surprised girlfriend!!.......hugs n smiles.....T xo 🐧✴❤

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Tony Taylor

Thank you most kindly Sir John!!.......I try!!.....heading to your page now!!........peace n stuff!!........T xo 🐧✴❤✴😊✴🐧

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sparrowsong

Hi Tony...

Ping Pong 😂😂😂😂😂

Great observation...

I was thinking Badminton, you know keep your eye on the birdie?

🐥

Thanks for your way cool and fun response...

Hugs and Smiles!

Feathers

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Barry Childs

Oh, this is so powerful. Tony, and it reads like it just flowed from your tongue.
Those who have been abused as children or saw abuse have to live with it all their lives and this masterpiece expresses those emotions. I congratulate you for keeping such brutality at the head of awareness in such a positive and thoughtful way.    Barry x

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Tony Taylor

Hey BARRY!!....... Thank you So much for the congratulations....... Even though I don't find them necessary......I DO agree that this is the kind of subject matter that deserves the spotlight!!....... and SO much more. I appreciate the seriously insightful words my friend!!...... I'm heading to your page now to see what you've been into lately!!.......thanx again for everything man!!........ Peace N Stuff!!.......T xo 🐧❤✴👏😊

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