Fine Lines

by P.T. Brooks

What’s the difference in a man stranded
Or just standing still
Or a man drowning
Or waiting to kill
Is it possible to love someone fully
But hate them even more
What’s the difference in drowning
Or swimming to shore
Two unarguable forces
Are burning up my core
What’s the difference in waiting
And what I am waiting for


Posted on 04/18/2011
Copyright © 2022 P.T. Brooks

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/18/11 at 03:24 PM

The flow in this is really, really nice. I can hear this very clearly as a strong, succinct spoken-word piece.

Posted by Mike Loftis on 04/28/11 at 01:52 AM


Posted by Frankie Sanchez on 04/29/11 at 12:28 AM

1000 x YES!

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 05/03/11 at 04:12 AM

You've presented some excellent paradoxes here. Excellent verse. ~Chelle~

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 05/05/11 at 12:02 AM

I agree with Gabriel. The allaiteration alone makes this a pleasan tpiece to speak aloud. Then there is the philosophical stances. Very good!

Posted by Olivia Weinkein on 02/15/18 at 05:02 AM

Wow. I am really thankful to have stumbled upon your writing. It's been so long since I was a frequent flyer here, and it's nice to start dipping in again and come across really good stuff like this. I really like this style.

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