HighEntropy

India

concerned deeply about climate change
fan of myths and superheroes

love to vent, love reading vent pieces <3

get my stuff banned more times than I'd like :'(

Message to Readers

repost :)

still holds meaning

September 16, 2021

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The idea of writing poetry perplexed me when i first started it. i considered it useless, without meaning.
but now I realise...


when the gasping corpses
perish into land
when the spreadsheets and cash
vanish into sand
when desire has robbed 
Gaia of her allure
and all one can see
are hearts impure

there'll be nothing, nothing
left of this rock
miles of ocean water
sinking docks
when all words 
lost their galore
all technical definitions
all desire
comes to a stop.

art still holds meaning.
unperished, unturned
cherished, unburned.
art's never lost,
it survives
the crashing and burning
raging human lives
and when everything
seems dictated and tainted
your mind is colour and canvas
make meaning, paint it.

life is like art
expensive, confusing
and mostly rubbish
but your life may not 
be yours to write
while complete control of art
gives you something
to live for.





I wrote this because insomnia. gotta catch some sleep...

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14 Comments
  • Chai Tea

    This is absolutely mindblowingly good. I adore the lines: "life is like art/expensive, confusing/and mostly rubbish".
    Re: Thank you :) My formatting is definitely inspired by the other amazing writers on this site.


    10 days ago
  • ava_grace

    Ooh, love this! My history teacher once pointed out that whenever someone goes on a power rampage, they destroy all the art first. People say art is insignificant, but in reality they are afraid of it. Congrats on Wednesday Words!


    about 2 months ago
  • The_Sunrise_Queen

    this is just....
    beautiful!!!
    congratulations!


    about 2 months ago
  • NewPoet

    I love this!!


    about 2 months ago
  • WrenBirdWrites

    Love it


    about 2 months ago
  • SunV

    This is so good!! I love your rhyme scheme, and the spoken word is wonderful too!! Congratulations on Wednesday Words!!!


    about 2 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    this is amazing!! def deserving of Wednesday words! congrats on the feature!


    about 2 months ago
  • Sophiascb

    congrats on Wednesday words!! this is sooo cool


    about 2 months ago
  • Tachi

    Congratulations on Wednesday words! Your writing is truly enticing.


    about 2 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Whoaaa this is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on Wednesday Words!!


    about 2 months ago
  • River Rae

    So i read the first part and I wasn't sure where this was going but the second I started the poem it just enraptured me. I mean, amazing.


    2 months ago
  • Raven Elite

    wowww i love this!


    2 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    Re: Almost forgot to reply *facepalms*. Thank you for your lovely comment on my piece! :)


    4 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    oooo what an intriguing idea! I really like the third stanza.
    "art still holds meaning.
    unperished, unturned
    cherished, unburned." - this is wonderful!
    To answer your message box, personally I think that the piece would be better if you wrote the preface in poetic verse as well. If not, you could simply move your statement to the footnotes, since the footnotes usually serve as a place to give meaning to your pieces. Either way this is an interesting idea that you've grappled so cleverly with this poem!


    4 months ago