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Human Domino




Human Domino

Every thoughtless lazy action
starts a crazy chain reaction
I choose to walk along a street
along come people yet to meet
so will they figure in my plans?
do they have blood upon their hands
I change my mind within a blink
now there's no time to stop and think

You may bend to tie your shoe
and avoid a bullet meant for you
then turn to climb into my ride
as you look up to meet a stride
the bruises don't appear to show
so does paranoia ever go
Take my fingers from my face
will I be happy or disgraced
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Submitted on August 26, 2014

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Scheme AABBXXCC DDEEFFXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 500
Words 105
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 8, 8

Dave Ratcliffe

Some of my imagery may seem a little on the dark side at times but I feel the pain of the chastened and broken among my close family and friends. I write from the heart to express my innermost thoughts through song lyrics and poetry. I try always, ‘to be true to my philosophy of understanding tolerance, to share my perceptions and desires with integrity’. I have just finished my first play which was both a challenging and rewarding experience, which I intend to follow up on. I enjoy reading poetry from all over the world. Poetry.com is a great platform for me to network with other like-minded people and showcase my own work for others to be moved and inspired. After all this is the duty of a poet…I have just had my first poetry book published with the Title Scratching the Page and my thanks go to Michael Dobson for producing it and to all those who read it more…

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