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posted by [personal profile] bethofalltrades at 02:18am on 23/02/2009 under ,
Dear 20-year-old self-

Bleeding is overused in poetry as a metaphor for emotional pain.

Also, using the phrase "her words flayed the flesh from my genuflecting bones" automatically makes you GOTH.

Love,

Almost-27-year-old-self (who still uses bleeding as a metaphor)
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posted by [identity profile] fishmakestwo.livejournal.com at 12:01pm on 23/02/2009
Genuflecting is a GREAT word. Maybe I should start "the g poems", although that makes me sound like I'm going to write about da hood and my homies.

I generally don't go back and reread most of my poetry since I discovered the one from senior year of high school that described after-partying vomit in great detail.

I always body as a metaphor for everything, or sometimes metaphor for body -- and then I think of, like, 20 songs and 1000 poems that do the same thing. But I can't resist. It's easy and comfortable.

Plus, you've got the GOTHNESS in you. Embrace.
 
posted by [identity profile] researcher.livejournal.com at 01:26pm on 23/02/2009
I think by 20 I'd finally stopped writing poetry. (David Young kind of beat that out of me.)

That's one of my problems with newer Linkin Park songs...overuse of overused metaphors.

On the other, you'd probably look really hot totally gothed out. (I also like the use of the word "genuflecting.")
 
posted by [identity profile] sodapopnskii.livejournal.com at 04:46pm on 23/02/2009
I think would tell my 20 year old self that he has to eat more veggies/salads and less pizza/spaghetti.
 
posted by [identity profile] oh-snitch.livejournal.com at 07:31pm on 23/02/2009
impressive.






VISIT.
 
posted by [identity profile] killflower.livejournal.com at 03:37am on 24/02/2009
Bleeding has only ever been a good metaphor when used in the monetary sense.
 
posted by [identity profile] strawberryjulia.livejournal.com at 02:24pm on 24/02/2009
There are few things that make me cringe so much as going back and reading poetry from earlier years. Prose isn't SO bad, but man, poetry is a laugh and half. This is, of course, partly due to the fact that poetry is not my forte in general. But still.

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