Friday, April 06, 2012

Apples to Oranges

I compared apples to oranges,
Divided by zero, went past
The speed of light
For you.

Catch-22,
Where I can see us
Smiling to escape
The pain but it
Increases and we
Need it to survive.

19 comments:

  1. I've not been in the blog-o-sphere much of late. But I came to say thank you for your comment, and instead want to say thank you for your poem. Absolutely dead on beautiful and painful poem. Kinda hit me where I live, which is what poetry does.

    So thank you for both. I have trouble with the concept that anything I write inspires. Yeah. I do. Feh. That may be a good thing, though. Just know that your work inspires to, my friend.

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    1. *blush* Truly thankful for your comment and words!

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  2. I agree with Jeannette - your poetry is awesome man.

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  3. Ben, this poem makes me want to curse, but you have that good home town wholesomeness that leads one to mind his P's & Q's...very good poem friend, very good. I think beautiful is a better word for it.

    Wander

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    1. I always thought of myself as a dirty ole man as opposed to wholesome ;-)

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  4. "I compared apples to oranges..."

    For some reason, I feel like the narrator was told not to do this, but was all, "Fuck you, I did it anyway."

    Once again, fantastic read.

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  5. But did you do it for her(or him?), or for you?

    Stopped by at JLS's suggestion. ~Mary

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    1. Aw now that's a question the reader must answer for them self ;-)

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  6. I laughed out at the comparing apples to oranges, big economics no-no, as I'm sure you know. What an absolute delight!

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    1. I was never very good at econommics. But I passed!

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  7. Been there, babe. Good clean authentic poem.

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    1. Thanks, Shauna :)

      In contrast to the post just posted ;)

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  8. This is a good one, Ben! I read it a couple of times and enjoyed it more with each re-reading.

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