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Crimes Of Love - In Three Acts
This piece descibes the little deaths we string together- and call a lifetime.
[297 words]
A J Magy
To those who've seen my old description, I'm sure you'll be pleased to see a refreshing lack of arrogance. If you missed it, sucks to be you.
I'm a free-lance writer and barrista from the Midwest. I'm still trying to get more of my poetry and fiction on here, so be patient. In the meantime, please post reviews; I love reading what you all think. Write me email too, I need new victims.. er... friends.
As usual, welcome to my madness, and happy reading.
[February 2003]
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Crimes Of Love - In Three Acts
A J Magy

Act I:
 Born to world
 naked, vulnerable, fully dependant upon the whims of a power he cannot understand or control
 Does he know then, that these things do not change
 A slap, loud as a pistol crack, and the child gasps to draw his first breath; cries without shame
 He will learn with the wisdom of age, to be ashamed, to hide his face, for tears show weakness
 He is wrapped in blankets so womb-like, that reassured, the crying stops
 And this face beside him, so wet and so large near his own, coos words of safety
 And he sleeps
 And he dreams
 And time passes

Act II:
 He awakens with her near him, his destiny
 The faces are not so large beside his own, but the words of safety remain
 He is reassured
 He is calm
 He is doomed to failure
 He fights to keep the powers at bay, and he is winning
 But he is fighting himself
 And the quicksand pulls, and he sinks a little deeper
 But he feels good, he feels secure, he feels loved
 So he sleeps
 And he dreams
 And time passes
 The child is dead
 And time passes

Act III:
 He is a man now, so they tell him
 He doesn't feel it, but he tries to play the part
 The faces don't whisper safety anymore, now they scream about maturity
 Just a word, it once seemed so distant
 But he waited too long to find out what it means
 And she doesn't want to be his destiny anymore, all she ever wanted was a friend
 He builds walls, brick by brick
 They keep him in or the world out, it doesn't really matter anymore
 Inside his walls he finds a deceiving peace
 And he sleeps
 And he dreams
 And he dies




"This is a well writen poem. It pulled me in with its raw honesty. I can feel the pain as plainly as scraping a nerve. I hope we hear more from this author." -- Jakob Milnard, MA, USA.
"True emotions.....Live life to the fullest and dont look back" -- Velva, Morris, IL, USA.
"Ha, shine spite upon those chauvenist poets who insist that you must sing truths in only rhyme. Instead, a prose-poetry in verse is revealing an interesting and rather morbid outlook on life, although a vibrant and beautifully-conveyed one." -- Tyrant.
"My favorite so far, this piece reaches out to grab you, shakes you out of complacency and slaps you in the head with truth! Nice work!!" -- Monte, USA.
"This piece must've been written quite awhile ago, since my old nemesis Tyrant has been on the Storymania board since forever. I can really only second what Monte said; a strong preference is to put poetry into rhyme since it is more difficult to do well, and the poet that can achieve that is the poet that is actually making money, but rhyme isn't the only way to tell a poem." -- JA St.George.
" #1 Title: Acceptable. #2 Spelling and Grammatical errors: None. #3 Opinion: I give this a clarity rating of bright. It shines back at you, but dips into pretentiousness. It is one step above foggy though in that you understand that the subject concerns love. #4 Suggestions: None. " -- JA St.George.


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