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Nouns in Cell Block D



Before...the Fall
We weren't a cold people
But simple Noun Distances
Dripped Ice into our veins.


Our Ice had a few viral names.
(None I can name here)

And their cold seemed harmless
At first.
But we got very cold,
Very fast.

Once, we were told "our Creed"
Was never the kind to make
Nouns into jails
And then sentence Meanings
To hard time
Leaving Art, a Convict.

But the Ministry of Truth
Suddenly became the "Party of
The Nightly news"
Always on the prowl
To punch DOWN

And select our nouns or

Maybe get a few adjectives
Fired for waving a semicolon
Flag.
"'Can't let words just
"Grow" on their own without a minder. That's misinformation."
they Said.


Still I can remember when
Adjectives weren't bombs
And Nouns weren't illegal

I can remember that dissent
Was once allowed.
But that was before

Our Freeze became our Fall.

Believe it or not,

Before the Fall, we weren't cold
Once, Art wasn't for the
"Party," or the daily "Cause"

Once Words lived here

About this poem

Words are living things Many are no longer alive

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Written on December 27, 2021

Submitted by Censored2Death on December 27, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXX XC XXDX XXXXXX XXXXE F XEXXXX XXB XXF A X DXX C
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,118
Words 203
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 4, 2, 4, 6, 5, 1, 6, 3, 3, 1, 1, 3, 1

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