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Books
· The Phonix Rising From The Ashes

· Worlds Inside The Head

· Quickies

· Pinky's Little Book of Shadows

· A Way With Words

· Spiders and Gliders


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· The Perils of Drink

· Serial: Lorna's Shadow #1


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· Tips On Making Video Poetry Recitals

· UK 2002: The Culture of Spite

· How To - and How Not To - Make a Literary Website

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· Thoughts About Writing Humorous Poetry

· Survival On Newsgroups

· How To Make An A5 Poetry Chapbook

· The Pains of Trying To Get Poetry Published by A Reputable Publisher...


Poetry
· Outbreak of Peace

· A Cat's Life

· I, Critic

· Vampyre

· Dull Days in the Parallel Universe

· A Lullaby for New York

· The Broken Scrying Glass

· The Insomniac's Prayer

· Awaken

· Come Back

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  Automaton
by Sara L Russell
Monday, March 08, 2004
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[a poem about how it felt commuting to work in London a few years back...]


Like a cataracted eye
an oil film on the sea
clouds blot out the sky
steal the sun from me
the city has no heart
its people have no love
each day rips me apart
I have had enough

Night hits like a spear
strikes through flesh and bone
like the stab of fear
a sense of being alone
the moon and stars collide
somewhere far away
in astral suicide
yet still comes the new day

Yet still I breathe the air
as an automaton
walking here and there
striding blankly on
my mind was just a slate
for others to inscribe
the bar code of my fate
the peer mode of my tribe.


 


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Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
a wonderful poem. i dig the picture.
Reviewed by Todd Cheney
Society forces conformity; in order to operate en masse, systems must be automated. But I believe that one day the whole system will come crashing down on us. I just hope we can make provisions for that day in time.
Reviewed by Franz Kessler
Well composed and crafted write, that poignantly summarizes cold days in a city of loneliness, where one can feel easily lost and by-passed by life. Franz

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