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Jul. 20th, 2011

convincing myself

And I find myself repeating the lines,
"He's a good person, a good man."
"Newspapers feed off of gory headlines,"
and I find myself repeating the lines,
"It's not just the monsters who commit crimes."
Though even I don't understand.
And I find myself repeating the lines:
he's a good person, a good man

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dealeonessa
Jul. 21st, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
Wow, powerful poem! Did something in particular inspire you?
madladyred
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yea - we were talking about triolets yesterday so the form was on my mind. And it is about someone in particular (who is a good man), but after I reread it I could actually apply it to a couple of less-intensive situations, so I was happy about that.
dealeonessa
Jul. 23rd, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Very cool! I think it's an amazing poem and you have a natural knack at writing poetry!
disbandedtoastr
Jul. 21st, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Wow. This is an awesome poem! And I know what it pertains to in particular... but it could resonate with so many different people in so many different situations.
Powerful April! Bravo!
madladyred
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! I think I messed the meter up. When I was taught triolets I was taught 10, 8, 10, 10, 10, 8, 10, 8 beats, but looking on wikipedia they have it as just 8 the entire time. :)

And yes - that's exactly what it's about. It felt kind of good writing it, too. Releasing some of that, you know?
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