THE AMATEUR

The Amateur .. .

EDITION ONE

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The amateur who carries a nickel flask

      stumbles cold around up on prospector hill

always less dangerous than the fanatic

     who stands manacled to his redoubted past

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He careers around, concealed mines beneath ground

     brave intuition, branded precondition

fails, though people pointed the right direction

    in tattoo heaven he chooses ‘tradition’

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Executioners sad preoccupation

     form and numbers while inspiration slumbers

marks things down with espionage precision

    written out by skulls with brains but no muscle

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Journeyed inside of a dark abattoir once

      returned with arms drenched in intestinal blood

vegan crunch becomes preferred meal-deal at lunch

     however infinitesimal it may seem

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Lets just say serendipity plays its part

    amateurs, professional many things gifted

If the boy can sing/dance give him centre-stage

    amateurs not afraid, entertain or kill!

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Off-stage in dark shadow or sat in the stalls

     accuser waits to pounce with his solution

beside producer, buck-eyed financier

     task themselves to eradicate naiveté

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They confound incredulity and passion

     confront inexperience, his wanton joy

In art that escapes the bottle-stopper whore

     deflates the rising tide of his allusion

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Amateurs go to war, now feign confusion

     fight thou spectre of personal inner fear

do as I do, say as i say, conscript son

     raise your hand in salute, to block out the fun

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The blunder is the wonder, childs learning feet

     accidents that happen can be indiscreet

amateurs they took the valley, raised a flag

     that flag flies for ever on memory hill

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© edenbraytoday07.04.2021

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About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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1 Response to THE AMATEUR

  1. Athira says:

    Nicely written

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