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An Archangel is blazing yet somewhere within me.
But nowhere is what Iíve said New, Unique, or Unexpected.
I am not one of the Great Minds of our Age,
But Merely an anarchist living off of the scraps
That previous generations have thrown me.

I have no mind of my own,
Borrowed thoughts and siphoned phrases
Iíve lost my own and so have leased anotherís.
A clichť tragedy in a handful of spoken words
And a reflection upon my own redundancies.

"Perfection of self is the highest philosophy, one which most will never aspire to, nor admit to if they had." -Anon.

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The following comments are for "Non-Originalis"

Interesting. A bit of a depressing thought, though.

I'm still puzzing over the first line. Not quite sure I've caught the full meaning yet. Intriguing.

"Siphoned phrases" - I loved that. Perfection in two words. :)

( Posted by: Spudley [Member] On: April 23, 2004 )

Same feeling
I felt the same as Spudley, the first line didn't connect with the rest to me. I think you would be safer with prophet than archangel blazing, as the angel symbol is too powerful for the impotency you later impute.
Loved the idea, and it is depressing when 'nothing new under the sun' becomes self-evident.

( Posted by: malthis [Member] On: April 23, 2004 )

Siphoned Phrases
Thank you for your comment. I won't reveal the secret of the first line, it may keep you thinking, interested, inspired, or otherwise curious.

I am hunting for an original thought, or at least an idea of what represents who I am and what I'm about, but all I find are words better spoken by others.

I am glad to see that people are still interested in poetry though - I was beginning to wonder if Clairesbest was my only audience anymore! Thanks for the boost.

( Posted by: SOTA [Member] On: April 23, 2004 )

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