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Nothing September 29, 2006

Filed under: Poetry — jojanoski @ 10:32 am

A Poem for the 15th Ringing of the Bards, hosted by Billy the Blogging Poet, based on a theme of Nothing.


Nothing’s shirt reads “vagabond”
Guy crawls from place to place
Has no name, nowhere to go
Head empty, has no face

Downing thoughts from dumpsters
Cold entrees laced with crap
Others’ words, dumb ideas
Empty insipid claptrap

No brows, no mouth, no features
Sketch lines across his face
A countenance of nothing
Nowhere, no one, no place.

No heart, no blood, no organs
Whatsoever fill his skin
Filled to brim with foul air
No need for bones or kin.

Vagabond comes from nothing
Man has no soul, no breath
Living on others’ rejects
Not fit for life or death.

Copyright 2006 JO Janoski

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5 Responses to “Nothing”

  1. ozymandiaz Says:

    I get the feeling you don’t like nothin’.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hey Jo, very different look at the emptiness of being alone and or possibly homeless. I find myself moved by your words this rainy Sunday morning, thanks and take care,


  3. This was one great poem. I sense fantasy and darkness in this work. Makes me wonder if this is human.

  4. jojanoski Says:

    Ooooh, no one specific. Just a nowhere man who has forgotten how to think/feel..there’s plenty of them out there, I suppose.

  5. Shirley Says:

    Jo, too many of them I fear. Great writing! You’re pretty good at making poetry out of nothing yourself! Shirley

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