Vintage Words


I keep my feeling in a bottle
keep it under the bed
where no one can see
the pain or joy. Not
even me.


When I need a good feeling
I unscrew the bottle top
and fill the room with longing
or fulfillment. If need dictates,

"Darkeness now!" I unloose hate
with fear, distrust, and all

things ill.


Controlled and contained
I can absorb any feeling of choice
then put it away until need returns
and the bottle is reopened permitting
me to feel a range from clean and clear
emotional bliss or hell’s caress
once more.






Author's Notes/Comments: 

Foggy middle - yep,  that's it precisely! ~S~ 

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SSmoothie's picture

Pandora s bottle? Nice! The

Pandora s bottle? Nice! The middle stanza is a little foggy,  but this is a novel idea! ;) hugss 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

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Fog Comes In

on metered feet of cats . excellent comment - one I can use. Edit made, to clear away the mist - ~~A~~

Lady A


Letgetgo's picture

Like you message in a bottle!

Like your message in a bottle!  Anyone who like The Beatles and Wallace Stevens is all right in my book!

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UR Too Sweet

Dr. Wallace is magical, the Beatles are just plain ol r & r cool. Thanks for the read.  ~~A~~

Lady A