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Confessional Poem #2

by Jim Benz

In a dark room, under a single light bulb ...

Did you think you could get away with this?
I don't know what you're talking about.
Don't play dumb with me!
No one's playing dumb.  I don't know why I'm here.
Thackeray, see what you can do with this guy ...

Did you think you could get away with this?
Oh god no, not again, please, no, I'll tell you everything  ...

I don't think he knows anything.  Thackeray!
Thackeray, get him out of here.

02/06/2008

Author's Note: I'm just playing around, trying to get back into acrostic mode. Suggestions for this are more than welcome.

Posted on 02/06/2008
Copyright © 2020 Jim Benz

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Paganini Jones on 02/06/08 at 11:31 PM

One of the most creative acrostics I have ever read. And neatly written - If you hadn't said, I wouldn't have noticed. Indicative of quality (or slight of hand) :)

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 02/07/08 at 12:29 PM

...it was the one armed man

Posted by Sigurdur Haraldsson on 02/07/08 at 05:39 PM

Very good indeed! You tie the acrostics so well with the content. My money's on Kayser Soze...

Posted by Alisa Js on 02/17/08 at 04:25 AM

very creative way of stating the obvious.. aloha to you from this side of the Pacific.. alisa ;-)

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