UKArchive ID: 27883body English by ChairmanWow
Originally published on July 13, 2012 in Poetry

Some lyric verse for a change; need to give myself a break from the epic narrative verse I've been experimenting with.

The mind is the muscle
twisting you forward.
Follow through and immortal She
calls time-out. Grey matter
muscle tension crackles, static
under blanket on an Illinois
winter night. Exert all
scribe athlete, and sacrifice--
no, travail. I refuse it,
will not become the high
flying champion who lacks
only song and dance.

© ChairmanWow (chairmanwow on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 27883
Archived comments for body English
Texasgreg on 14-07-2012
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Aye! The picture I get of being under a blanket on an Illinois winter night is just huddling underneath, teeth chattering. Raised in Iowa, so I'm familiar with those. Wind a howlin', fighting to keep yer toes under the covers. The only pictures in yer head were of how white and unforgiving it was outside. Is that why you live in Arizona? LOL.
Greg 🙂

Author's Reply:
You hit the nail on the head Greg


chant_z on 15-07-2012
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Excellent. Very compact and impressive write. The wording fits very well. Being a francophiliac I of course enjoyed the word "travail" tremendously :). Never been to Illinois though but it's a suggestive piece.


Author's Reply:
Appreciate the comment Fredrik. Writing can be isolating and getting back in the game instead of just writing about stuff is important.