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My brother,
A born drunkard,
Picks up a quid or two
From my fatherís pocket;

My sister,
Though married,
Comes back home late at night
Wearing a mini-skirt,
Holding her fancy bag,
And having a rich facial make-up;

My mother,
Cooks, cleanses the house,
Holding her youngest pale-faced baby
I her arms,
And curses upon the creation of God
Even at night I smell
Her sticky and stinking apron;

My father,
Sitting by the railing of the lone balcony,
Stooping his head down,
Gauges ground with blank eyes.
The cigar in his lips,
Coils up thick smoke;

We are five members in our house,
I watch them on.
Because I remain only in myself,
All the time;

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The following comments are for "I in Myself"
by Myth

I in Myself
This was remarkable. You told a long story in so little words. Great write!


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: July 2, 2004 )

How very observant of you, myth. The sticky, smelly apron. I could smell it and feel it! We survive sometimes by keeping a part of us inside and watching as if we aren't part of it all, don't we. I liked this, regards huni.

( Posted by: Huni [Member] On: July 11, 2004 )

Nice portrait with illuminating details that sound strangely familiar. I like this, especially the tone created by the repeated words. A bit awkward in the end, though.

( Posted by: Lennart [Member] On: July 21, 2004 )

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