Some Poetry and Prose to Enhance the Soul.

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writer extraordinaireTodays post in my 15 posts in 15 days personal challenge is a bit of semi random poetic prose and a bit of prose-like poetry i wrote. Just cause.

Poetic Prose:

Life is a brilliantly conceived game that diametrically lulls you into complacency and smacks you upside the head with urgency. It’s fires rage hot and fierce even during interludes of seeming peace. It’s breathtaking grace in the face of overwhelmingness belies it’s deceptively short appearance. Life is best served by living it. By taking it, chewing it and enjoying it. The sour grapes, the bitter bite, the salty tears, the sweet joy and the complex umami. Life is a spicy, sweet, salty, sour, bitter explosion of flavors. EAT IT.

poetry and prose

Prosing Poetry:


I am a tortured soul
not a victim of torture at victimizers hands
but a soul none the less

I dislike pain
and avoid it
but not at all costs
seldom if any costs if truth be told

truth is a hard truth to bear
and seldom endured
without return

reasonableness is unreasonable in the best of times
I seldom know the scope of it
but often the war is clear

Pain is not so much a thing to be avoided
, as a barter amongst ragamuffins

Do unto your world as you want
and make it your own

let no man drive asunder
and divide and conquer
what one has taken under wing

but never assume
assuaged guilt
is rebuilt
as recalled pride

they say pride comes before the fall
yet pride is generally what allows one to see the fall before it comes

the fall is more often presaged by over looking and lack of leaping
more to the merrier and less to the worrier

troubled souls lead to changed minds
lead to radicalized ideals
lead to muscular disinterested masses
amassing masses of riches

troubled souls and egos unreasonably troubled
are oft as not the source of misery and mastery
in equal handfuls

By Andy Newbom

My name is Andy Newbom. At this time there are less than 10 Newboms in the world. Not sure if thats good or bad.