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Since today is the 16th anniversary of the death of Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G., I thought I'd combine the prompts Brian Miller & Gretchen Leary posted over at dVerse into this piece...these are the words my niece gave to me from a book she was reading: apple, cotton, drink, escape, teach, defiant, weary, wasteful, map, & ramifications. The song that inspired is called Juicy...



From
cotton fields
to concrete tombs
we drink and dream
of life beyond the confined
and it is juicy with possibilities
both sweet and sublime.


Destined 
to teach
future generations
the meaning of
the weary blues
& how to escape them
if only for a moment;
  

with 
chest out,
ready to map
a brilliant yet wasteful path
to the garden of Eden,
 unafraid 
to savor
bites of an apple
that has become
the ruin of 
many.



Defiant 
of death's many
ramifications,
but it's all good...it's all good.

© 2013 abruvanamedsly



Dverse Poets

8 comments:

  1. ready to map
    a brilliant yet wasteful path
    to the garden of Eden,
    unafraid
    to savor
    bites of an apple
    that has become
    the ruin of
    many....nice...fang man, you are channeling...nice attitude in this...and really great close as well in that last bit on teaching the next gen...dang did not realize it was the anniversary either...nice...

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  2. Oh wow, this is awesome. I especially like your final stanza. Powerful words!

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  3. teaching
    future generations
    the meaning of
    the weary blues
    & how to escape them...so cool...i clearly hear the music through your words and way cool words, your niece gave you

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  4. There is a school of thought that says one should avoid bites of the apple...but hey if you survive it...life is good all good from then on. The garden of Eden is an amazing place minus the snake pits and the quick sand and I say do not settle for a few moments of escape from the weary blues..days months and years are the goal.Thought provoking poem...it's what poetry should be says she who writes a lot of surreal mad dadaist verse on occasion:)

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  5. I am really curious about the book your niece read!

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  6. Outstanding!!
    I shall never be a fan of B.I.G. but if he is somewhere, looking at the world he left behind, like I, he will be blown away by this tribute.

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  7. not ONE wasted word. perfect way to honor a legendary lyricist. in response to a prompt, no less. RESPECT. cubed.

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