Stigmata

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I fell from the heights of ill-repute

To the obscurity of dusk

Where poverty found

Even my infamy lacking

For she stripped me cleanly of everything

My money, my inspiration, my pride

All found themselves upon her alter

Sacrificed unwittingly

For a few scraps of comfort

I found myself inconsolable

In my crimes

Drinking away the hours

In idleness

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I spoke

Of the days of my greatness

As all men do

With an air of narcissism

That savors the memory

Of only key aspirations

Though I felt plainly my faults

I bore them poorly

Because nothing hurts worse

Than being called a god

And finding yourself to be no more

Than a pitiful excuse for a man

Who cannot inspire love

Or create anything of novelty

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Once I had a voice

That stung with cynicism

A voice that threw open the doors

Of all that was dark and…

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Prompt 19 Food

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Food conjures up very different emotions/images/thoughts for all us

Starvation and poverty

Celebration

Cooking

Body Image

Indulgence

Guilt

Revulsion

Pleasure

Childhood

Community/Friendship

Religion/Spirituality

Eating Disorders

Food Service

Farming

Health/Nutrition 

Art

Deprivation

Dieting

Survival

Apathy

Chocolate (ahem!)

Addiction

You get the idea. This prompt is massive lol Pick one or more and run with it =) Pictures are also welcome!

Poverty

 

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I have wanted for that

Which I do not possess

I have envied others

Their talent

Their beauty

Their content

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I have wanted for suitors

For men over whom I hold

Intractable power

(Is worth not more intrinsic

Than opinion?)

I have wanted for the dignity

Of a well-lanned ambition

To create alien landscapes

From an eclectic syllabary

To weave dreams like Morpheus

Into starched collars

And patent leather shoes

That none may depart

Unannounced

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I have hungered

For the prosaic

For food

For security

For a family whose love

Do not falter with utility

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I have known poverty

In its literal sense

Survival above novelty

And still I have found

No absence greater

Than the human heart

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Well-lanned means well-informed, knowledgeable, connected, and supported it actually comes the game Planescape Torment so it’s not technically a real word but it’s a good word so feel free to use it!