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SA Partridge

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One winter’s day in Emoville

I seem to be posting suspiciously large amounts of bad poetry of late.

Oh well.

All that is left now is a snow globe with you in the centre
Time gently drifts away to reveal your eyes,
Pearlescent in the glass as I tilt it to-and-fro
Then I see your smile, and I match it with my own
As I remember

 

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  • Sarah Frost
    Sarah Frost
    May 20th, 2009 @17:29 #
     
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    This isn't so bad (??) Love the 'pearlescent eyes'. Also the mysterious quality of 'as I remember'

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  • <a href="http://dewaalventer.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">De Waal</a>
    De Waal
    May 20th, 2009 @18:40 #
     
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    Hello Sally

    Thanks for posting this poem. I've never come across this type of poetry (OK, I'm not a teenager anymore!). Now I've learned something new. For the benefit of anybody else who's not in the loop, I'm posting this short (and incomplete) description of the genre:

    "Emo poetry is almost an oxymoron, almost all poetry is deeply emotional and personal. A lot of very famous poets could almost be considered emo poets. Most true emo poetry deals with the writers struggles in their personal misunderstood and emotional erupt life. The poems are deeply personal and some may seem borderline poetry."

    I've read some emo poetry and I must say your poem is much better than anything I've seen. Most of it seems to be outpourings of adolescent self-pity with no talent attached.

    Enjoy your day.

    De Waal

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    May 20th, 2009 @19:40 #
     
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    Thanks Sarah, De Vaal. You've made my day.

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    May 20th, 2009 @21:10 #
     
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    Excellent work
    Wordcraft at its best

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    May 20th, 2009 @21:14 #
     
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    Thanks, Sally for the poetry bon-bon, and De Waal for explaining "emo poetry" (I was clueless).

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