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male manipulator music: a work in progress



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Mon May 10, 2021 4:17 pm
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"male manipulator music refers to a subgenre of music enjoyed by manipulative men before ghosting and/or gaslighting you"
Expressing feelings outwardly is hard.

I think about that often; regret, teenage stupidity, the overpowering feeling of running away from something but remaining lost. In this new year, everyone is left with their own thoughts. They're left with questions, unexplainable emotions, guilt over situations that never happened. Life doesn’t make sense anymore.

Maybe it's easier to express feelings in poetry, or music, or just through words.


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I've been thinking a lot about an unofficial chapbook of sorts for a while now. I have the time and patience to do so currently, so I might as well give it a try. I can guarantee this will ramble and be unprofessional, but it's improving.

The title is nonexistent as of right now, but I have ideas of bringing it around into the male manipulator music aspect that's always in my poetry. That's a little like my NaPo thread with music being a prominent theme, but who hates music?

And I want to write / pick out around 40 poems? or at least have a rougher draft?

Contents

nothing here yet
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Mon May 10, 2021 5:12 pm
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poetry from napo 2021

1. exit music (for a film)
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2. your graduation
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3. blonde hair, black lungs
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Tue May 11, 2021 4:56 pm
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ramblings & quickly-written poetry

4. butterfly
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5. westboro sadness
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the light at the end of
the tunnel is dimming.
maybe we are too blind
to see why.
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:06 pm
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not me totally forgetting this existed
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:11 pm
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6.
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“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
  





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7.
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Image
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
  





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8.
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here, we are blinded by
bright lights coming from nowhere
and everywhere,
where the air reverberates the sound
of loneliness and bad memories.

coldness.
the remains of rust carefully painted
onto metal, furrowed tear marks on skin,
the kind of confusion that echoes
throughout the halls.

everyone folds their hands in prayer.

unfurled gods call out
in mock sympathy and ridicule
and we listen.
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
  





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Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:32 am
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9.
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tame impala plays
in the dark, faint, your boyfriend
steals a new girl's kiss.
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
  





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Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:32 pm
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10.

revised poem 9 but still gonna count it as a new poem
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
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Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:04 am
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11.
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the world starts to spin and it feels fine.
a wind-up music box with ballerinas bound
by those purple glue stick remnants
waltz to the sound of cartoons and commercials
detailing tragedy and asbestos exposure.

(if you or a loved one
have been diagnosed with mesothelioma,
you may be entitled to financial compensation.)
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
  





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12.
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i am too accustomed to the sound
of something close to silence and not yet noise
and i have created an orchestra
within my mind made of these afterthoughts
and the not-so-simple clattering of
many cracked church bells.
“This is the unforgiving light of the morning, time to drop the illusion.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
  








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