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Stealing Souls



Some people have holes for souls,

Emptiness where their soul should lie

And they walk on by, shells themselves

Space to rent, for living or working

Or space-saving for stolen ideas

Packed neatly for use should the need arise,

Nevermind the origin was from another brain

While yours rides on the train to nowhere



©Denise G Allen, 27 October 2013 10:53

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

6 thoughts on “Stealing Souls

  1. …yours rode on the train to nowhere. Love it.
    blessings ~ maxi


  2. Are you writing from experience or making a general point?


  3. How thought provoking, Denise. I read it to June, and she thought so too.
    But I think we all have space for other peoples’ ideas, our minds open!
    It is when one has no creativity, to back up and use the imported ideas – and to make them our own – of which you write.. Thank you for this, Denise.


  4. smiles…we are resonating a bit…zombies i tell you!
    i think we have to be careful we are not just full of others
    ideas and never having a mind of our own…


  5. We get ideas from myriad sources, books, life, etc. And they end up as branches of branches of all our experiences. I have only once come across a poem which was almost identical to another – too much to have been a coincidence.


  6. Now, there’s an indictment!
    I recall one blogger on whose poetry I much admired – which turned out to be ‘lifted’ verbatim from another person’s writings. It was a sad lesson in human nature.


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