Some wallpaper poems

December 22, 2009

Because I’ve been bad about updating during finals the past couple of weeks, here’s a few short poems, too. I went to oneword.com and got the word “wallpaper”, and in sixty seconds wrote this:

There’s nothing left
But the wallpaper
I couldn’t rip away

Even the walls have deserted us

But I didn’t love it and thought it was kinda depressing, so I wrote a couple more. Here’s one in meter:

Have you ever sat and wondered of a life in walls?
To crawl through floral patterns, dotted bricks, and purple pools in which to fall?
Ah! I’ve found myself on petals much too pure
For three dimensions, let alone my unruly soul.

And here’s one with some scat:

Ha! Lemme say, son, that the place looks worse without me around. The walls are bare without punched-out holes; they’re too quiet, too quiet to house our history. Know me here, kid: you ain’t got nothing beautiful left but the damn wallpaper, and it’s wilting at the goddamn corners.

And here’s a limerick:

I complimented her choice of wallpaper,
“You should tell me the country it’s from later!”
I knew she had style,
But after a while,
She said, “It’s plastic, and couldn’t be faker!”

And then a poem in less than ten words and four lines:

One wonders:
If, behind thin paper,
Her walls even exist.

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2 Responses to “Some wallpaper poems”

  1. Mira said

    The last one is really beautiful. It made me think in images. And despite the first one being depressing, I loved it. I’d like to combine the first and last somehow. Maybe in a short story.

  2. opoetoo said

    i love the first two.

    this really stands out:

    Ah! I’ve found myself on petals much too pure
    For three dimensions, let alone my unruly soul.

    bravo!

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