Innate Property

Posted: May 13, 2014 in Poetry
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By Benjamin Grossman and Christopher Rupley

What’s mine
I’ll keep,
my emotions,
thoughts,
fears,
hopes,
and let them
steep,
you’ll see

The smoke from
the tea I’ll brew,
taste the flavor of love
sugared with promises
sweeter than dried truth

And I’ll protect
my innate property,
take the time
to discover my poor soul
and understand my pain

Comes from my richer soul
that I’ve protected
over too many sunsets
and sunrises,
none of which
I was entitled to see in the first place.

(This is part of a collaborative poetic effort between myself and CMRSYK1985: Make sure and check out his blog by visiting The Brown Bag Special.)

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Comments
  1. love the first two stanzas of this one. “love sugared with promises sweeter than dried truth” …amazing line on so many levels. love the title, too. nice collaboration ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mind Style says:

    This is really beautiful. I am touched.
    The feelings have been translated to words so beautifully!
    Can I share it on my facebook page, with your permission please.

  3. Phen Weston says:

    I want a cup of tea now! A great collaboration. “Comes from my richer soul / that I’ve protected / over to many sunsets” beautiful lines XD

  4. Anna Bianca says:

    Reblogged this on littleannab and commented:
    Perfect

  5. Miranda Stone says:

    Excellent poem, Benjamin! You and Mr. Rupley write very well together. I love how you use the words “keep” and “steep” in that first stanza. (And you know I’m envious of that first stanza, because I love short lines in poetry, and I can never seem to write them in my own work.)

  6. Wow. I can identify completely. This is one of my favorites.

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