voices like hand grenades.

By Six-Out


i'm content with just speaking.
because i've lost the ability to articulate poetically.
i can simply part my lips. and let
the rivers flow. like currents, my words drip
the metaphors are bleeding. and I can only stare
in complete awe. i've never felt this hollow
in my life.

and i want to scream. instead of pour ink
from the wounds that are still- all too fresh. because
i breathe in poetic heartbeats. like some sort of
low class kerouac wanna be. i'm tired of it.
to put it nicely.

and i want to speak. this is what I do.
i feel. far too much to pen on paper. so i want to speak.
and i'm begging you.

listen to me.

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© 2008 Jon Rodgers
Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2008.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • sadistic intent hex On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, sadistic intent hex (247)By person wrote:

    I hate when my mind goes blank and I just wanna say the right thing like now. great work.

  • OLd SouL On Friday, May 11, 2012, OLd SouL (781)By person wrote:

    made me envious. I'm a bumbling fool vocally. Its crippling when my pen fails too. Badass, man.

  • Meshell On Monday, January 2, 2012, Meshell (39)By person wrote:

    wow i feel this inside it gave me goosebumps. sometimes writing i feel is the only way to get out whats inside. speaking is not always easy and someone truely listening and not just hearing is hard to come by.

  • A former member wrote: I know exactly how you mean. Really good poem, the title fits perfectly with it.

  • Mari On Friday, May 23, 2008, Mari (427)By person wrote:

    i [heart] you/

  • NikesRain On Monday, April 14, 2008, NikesRain (1341)By person wrote:

    this still hurt to read, but it's familiar... i hope you never decide to completely stop writing... spurts here and there if you're so inclined... i'd miss your words, but your voice is for always...

  • A former member wrote: great man.

  • denver nitze On Friday, February 29, 2008, denver nitze (257)By person wrote:

    this has to be the millioneth (is that a word?) time i've read this. its fucking great. the title so perfect. *cheers*

  • A former member wrote: wow look at all you nerds pretending to be so sensitive

  • zanewill On Friday, February 22, 2008, zanewill (84)By person wrote:

    awesome wryte, six-out! u can not not wryte!

  • AniDayz On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, AniDayz (822)By person wrote:

    damn man, i relate to this so muchly...each word, the rhythm behind/within the emotion and the fukking realness of this piece...it speaks so purely and so truly...and i hear you, i feel you, i understand...

  • A former member wrote: raw. ..but you dont you dare stop writing.. .regardless of eyes seeing you beyond the psuedo.ears listening to you.....your wrods are REAL; sometimes for a 'poet' [and who really IS a poet except that someone else says they are:: you ARE a poet} for a poet, words are LIFE....so dont stop breathing.writing.living.dying...all on paper. ...dont you dare.

  • Narcissa On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Narcissa (403)By person wrote:

    Im listening.... and what writer doesnt wish for the words to stop echoing thru thier head at some point... Your a writer and it doesn't stop - thankfully for us b/c we get such great poetry from you.

  • glasshouse On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, glasshouse (568)By person wrote:

    What can I say? I know this feeling. Its a frustration that cannot be overlooked. You write wonderfully when you write. But speaking is a medium as well. Words are the important thing, in whatever form. This was a beautiful write about not writing and I can respect it. I hope its not true. --Jes

  • glasshouse On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, glasshouse (568)By person wrote:

    "i've never felt this hollow in my life. and i want to scream" painful. understood.

  • Taunting The Reaper On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Taunting The Reaper (188)By person wrote:

    I think you should keep writing though it's none of my business. Each time you write, you reach out and as you can already see there are already many here who reach out right back to you and in my humble opinion that's reason enough to reach for the stars even when they're fading.

  • blue On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, blue (1454)By person wrote:

    shut up and tickle the tip!

  • Rachel On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Rachel (268)By person wrote:

    Some people aren't worth the words you give them. They will live forever reflected in your writings, when they deserve nothing more than a quiet, unnoticed death. This is no reason to not write, though. Just pick a more worthy muse...

  • Six-Out On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:

    This isn't about anyone in particular though. It's just...about me, I guess.

  • glasshouse On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, glasshouse (568)By person wrote:


  • Alanarchy On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Alanarchy (1123)By person wrote:

    That's easy to *say*.

  • RubyXero On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, RubyXero (578)By person wrote:

    well damnit i'm not reading any more. we need to get some audio poems and help six out here.

  • Rachel On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Rachel (268)By person wrote:

    Upgraded accounts CAN post audio files.

  • Guillotine On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Guillotine (177)By person wrote:

    Every word you write screams; every whisper thunders through this. I'm glad you're writing again though.

  • Dysphoria On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Dysphoria (88)By person wrote:

    Fucking gorgeous... you're words are the most beautiful I've ever read.

  • Angelic Demon On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Angelic Demon (1)By person wrote:

    Wow. Please never stop writing. It's wonderful and you speak so poetically. I love it

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