Frankie's poems / prose / personal proverbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Jasmine View Post
    Thanks, Doug. . . . Yeh, when I gain that fame, you'll be among the first to receive an autographed copy! Then I'll be so well-known, everybody will know what I look like! :S
    Part of "the mystery"that is Frankie Jasmine,is we know it's a "character"that you,I don't want to say"hide",let's say"pose"behind.It's a facade that suits you to the"T".It's like,nobody was suppose to see what the Wizard really looked like.His power was in his mystery.When Dorothy peeked behind the curtain,it was reveled, he was just like us.A regular guy.I would prefer you remain a mystery,it suits you.The myth is so strong, I would never want you to dispel it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Denslowe View Post
    I did mean it like "pray with her".If you have seen Carrie,you'll know what I mean.It's that"abuse me,then we"ll pray,because all is forgiven!"Either way,Creepy!

    "Carrie" was something touching life in the creepiest possible way indeed and I, as coming from a catholic family, have fellt the deepest
    fury raging inside me what those priests did to kids,lol.
    Ever when thinking about it I feel- as agnostic as I am - that fury rising up again. Anything less than fury would be blasphemous already


    PS, Doug!: Did you know I was called the mystery man here on ATL and come to think of it: many thought at first I was a girl
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    People thought someone named Amaryn was a female?I wonder how they got that Crazy Idea in their heads!?!?!
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    Well, what's in a name, Doug I have survived the turmoil though
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by amaryn View Post
    Well, what's in a name, Doug I have survived the turmoil though
    It never crossed my mind that you were female.You came across very manly.lol
    Seriously,I assumed by the way you expressed yourself you were "one of the guys".A cool cat,at that!
     
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    Frankie Jasmine said:

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    . . .


    denigratus


    The town bell rings, but
    Its tone is annoying.
    Remove the copper from it.

    The oil masterpiece
    Is wonderful, if only
    The red umber were subtracted.

    The readied banquet feast
    Is appealing except for use of
    Marjoram. Serve it without.

    The sea sponge makes for
    Delightful bathing,
    If only it had no holes.

    The smell of sweet alyssum
    Is heavenly, save for the
    Underlying woodsy scent.

    The copper.
    The red umber.
    The marjoram.
    The holes.
    The woodsy scent.
    Destroy the unwanted elements.
    Destroy
    The bell,
    The oil masterpiece,
    The readied banquet feast,
    The sea sponge,
    The sweet alyssum.

    I am the sum of all
    My experiences.
    Why canít the awful past,
    The bad memories,
    Be purged, you ask?
    I assert:
    They, too, formed me,
    Unwanted though they
    May be.
    Bidding them to disappear is to
    Get rid of me




    Frankie Jasmine
    08-20-2013
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    Oh,now I see it!Comment #201 at the top of this page does have a familiar "vibe" to it.Yes,I did teach her a thing or two!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Denslowe View Post
    Oh,now I see it!Comment #201 at the top of this page does have a familiar "vibe" to it.Yes,I did teach her a thing or two!
    Indeed! You located a piece of evidence on the subject, which has emerged several times!

    And "denigratus"? Any critique . . . ? Whoops!--Excuse me. I see you "liked" it. Thank you, Doug.
     
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    Liked it a lot!I didn't want to pander!I'm a HUGE fan of both your writing and of you, yourself!!!!
     
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    Ooh, I liked this Frankie. Good to see you're still around
     
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    Frankie: it's long time,No see.But......you do come back with a "bang"!!!!Welcome back,and don't be such a stranger!
     
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    Problematic

    To get, we must give.
    What's to be done
    When strength to give
    Has dissipated?

    Relegation
    To Aloneness.
     
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    So strange. I don't recall writing or posting that last would-be poem. :l
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Jasmine View Post
    So strange. I don't recall writing or posting that last would-be poem. :l
    Funny,I don't recall this post either!I make a point of reading all the entries in the Lyrics Review and Poetry sections.I also make a point of reading your posts!I won't even try to speculate how this arrived on this site,but maybe a guardian angel?
     
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    Angel? I thought it was a kindergartener.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Jasmine View Post
    Angel? I thought it was a kindergartener.
    Kindergartener,angel,hacker......I was just trying to be kind in a wierd situation!
     
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    Your "problematic" is so up to the point, Frankie.
    The Everexisting Dilemma: no strenth/energy/inspiration/motivation left. NOW WHAT??
    Can "the Other One" accept it? Or The Other Ones?
    Not often, I admit.
    But sometimes they or he/she do.
    I hope that you will be the lucky one.
     
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    Frankie Jasmine said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teshka View Post
    Frankie this is so gripping.....and i even "felt" this a little bit too much but thats only bcs it's written so well !!
    It also leads me to think of smth that Moon has said, not only to me but others that say it's true...transitions and "journeys" through severe pain or strong emotion can produce some of the strongest creativity at times when we should not expect our minds to work in any good way at all.

    This was even better on the second and third read and the last time i got riveted on the line "I am stillness after a sigh"....like bumping into a wall i just got stuck there bcs it's so brilliant, but also much much more than that.

    i don't offer criticism or suggestions very often bcs i always like to see a personal touch in what people write, but this is just so good, i love everything about this poem from beginning to end. <3
    Dear Tesh,

    Jesse recently "liked" this poem on an individual poem thread. And I reread your post taking me to the full poetry thread where you responded to "Empty." Thank you so much for your heartfelt response. It helps me to read your words again today!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Jasmine View Post
    . . .


    Iím the space inside a pitcher.
    A place between the walls,
    Blanks where things are written
    But nothingís penned at all.

    Iím the walkway through an arch
    That leads off to nowhere.
    A vacuum thatís specific,
    Not owning even air.

    When I walk the hall in silence
    Not even footsteps fall.
    If I break upon the seashore
    The sands wonít feel my pall.

    Belonging to nobody,
    Going to nowhere,
    My mind is all but emptied.
    I just sit and stare.

    Where are voices of the children?
    Does music play tonight?
    If so, I will not know it,
    Without hearing and no sight.

    Am I here or not
    To fight the fight
    Which cannot be assisted
    By any passerby?
    Iím alone, my mind is twisted.
    I am stillness after a sigh.

    A cavern in the desert.
    Silence between words.
    The touch that isnít given.
    A heart that dies unheard.


    Frankie Jasmine
    09-27-2012
    This poem is actually a song. It's been awhile, but I hear the same melody that the lyrics "occurred" to me with originally!