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Live Life as Art

“LIVE in celebration of the pain that makes you

And break the ties that bind you to your melancholic nature”

My daemon bride cried aloud

Devoid of a soul I comprised mere flesh and bones

Exhumed from a tomb of my own making

My heart a perpetual beat away from death’s sweet eternity

My mind rendered blank with the noise of my interior distress

And echoes of duality

“Enter me! Enter me! I offer you redemption from the cursory LIFE”

The daemon’s eyes glowed like the embers of her inky black insides

I looked into her eyes and entered AS a nervous youth

Nakedly vulnerable in translucent skin

And searching for my unique and authentic

Poetic voice

On that night I made love with a daemon and found my mortal soul

Projecting my consciousness in the imprints I created

On the heart of human hatred

And the tarnished soil of materiality

“Enlightenment is the capacity to transcend reality,” she claimed

“And live life as (thou) art”

(Meant to be)

Poetry is not the province of academia; it is the voice of the soul. Listen to the bitter-sweet sounds it enunciates.


8 thoughts on “Live Life as Art

  1. My favorite part: “poetry is not the province of academia, it is the voice ofthe soul”. How true! I remember thinking that I didn’t like poetry, and could never be good at it, becase I didnt really (and sometimes still don’t!) understand some of the highly regarded older poems, and because I didn’t have an MFA or even undergraduate degree in writing. My major wasn’t even close. But that’s not true, is it? Souls are much more honest than educated, cleaned up, pretty thoughts. 🙂

  2. Hi there!… Your poem stands out … You have captured the process of poetic creation in such a perfect way… The daemon of poetry, which is an ancient greek idea even mentioned by Plato, whispers his own words…echoes of duality are probably what poetry tries to say… A way to portrait reality in a heartfelt way, maybe the way we´d like Real things to be… All my best wishes and thanks for sharing! Aquileana ⭐

  3. Thank you for commenting. Duality is an affliction that can give birth to art. Nietzsche understood this perhaps better than most philosophers. I thank his antecedents, like Plato, for providing the foundations for his philosophy.

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