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I sleep with the enemy

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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Boondock's book of prose
Chapter 1

I sleep with the enemy

I sleep with the enemy
a very formidable opponent
I tried to give it away
but they claim I own it

I live in a prison
a self made single cell
equipped with self pity
my own lil corner of hell

I remember having a life
once upon a great time
but years fade to memories
today that's all I'll find

I use to know love
and it damn sure knew me
now I know loneliness
surely wasn't meant to be

I searched for knowledge
change the world I could
but wisdom comes too late
to do most any good

I peep out my window
stagnant, sabre and stare
then wonder why my enemy
put me in this chair

I now use a keyboard
a proxy for my best friend
but it can never replace
a gentle hand at the end

I see my life's story
played out on a stage
and see the spot light
unfocused in the haze

I feel the scars of life
oh so tattered and torn
then I truly wonder
why I was even born

I know that clown in the corner
the true to life size enemy
only in the end I realize
it was a reflection of me


boondock-saint @ ATS
April 2011




posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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That's the most beautiful/heatbreaking things I have ever read ...BRAVO S&F for u!!!



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
I live in a prison
a self made single cell
equipped with self pity
my own lil corner of hell


That's my favorite verse! Nice poem, i like the point you are making. I sleep with the enemy every night too... and is probably my worst enemy!



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Best poem I have ever read on ATS,
.........Short, Simple and straight to the point. Sent chills down my spine. S+f my friends and two thumbs up!



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Its OK as long as sleeping is all you do...



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Nice work Boon, you know I had a dream about you the other night. How weird is that, there was no funny business and i dont remember much but you were in it and you had black hair.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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I think that is an interesting take
I am my own best enemy
and as long as we can get to sleep
most...some nights without an anesthetic
We're OK

something to think about
thanks



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Nice work Boon, you know I had a dream about you the other night. How weird is that, there was no funny business and i dont remember much but you were in it and you had black hair.

lol
well once upon a time
I did have black hair
now only Ms. Clairol
makes it black


and I'd be interested to hear more
of your dream



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by Serizawa
reply to post by boondock-saint
 

Best poem I have ever read on ATS,
.........Short, Simple and straight to the point. Sent chills down my spine. S+f my friends and two thumbs up!

wow, didn't expect such reviews

glad you liked it.

I do write occasionally.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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that's awesome, truly it was.
put goose bumps on my arms.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by unknownman024
reply to post by boondock-saint
 

that's awesome, truly it was.
put goose bumps on my arms.

then I succeeded in my endeavor

and thanks for reading



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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I read your poem boon and i thought it was about me
Well done brought tears to my eyes S&F

I peep out my window
stagnant, sabre and stare
then wonder why my enemy
put me in this chair



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by sugarcookie1
I read your poem boon and i thought it was about me
Well done brought tears to my eyes S&F

I peep out my window
stagnant, sabre and stare
then wonder why my enemy
put me in this chair

thanks sugar

I'm glad it touched you
in some way. I read your
dear john letter and it was
kind of the inspiration
behind this render.
However, this was about me

but glad you enjoyed it.

boon



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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This was very well written Boondock, and I wonder myself sometimes, if I am not my own worst enemy.

I am not one who usually enjoys poetry, but this one was worth it, and I enjoyed it, it really touched me, thank you for sharing it with us.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by Fenix777
reply to post by boondock-saint
 

This was very well written Boondock, and I wonder myself sometimes, if I am not my own worst enemy.
I am not one who usually enjoys poetry, but this one was worth it, and I enjoyed it, it really touched me, thank you for sharing it with us.

lol
well I guess everybody gets lucky
once in a while. But glad you enjoyed it

ur welcome my friend



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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I hope this thread helped in lifting your self esteem and revealing one more of your many talents, Hope to read more of you're poetry soon buudy.




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