An Existential Exposé – A.G. Diedericks

Pardon my self-aggrandizement
in the existential exposé of my life
for what i have to offer you today
is naught
but melancholy which percolates
my spirit with a constant test of my
stoic resolve 

I thought that i had given up
emotion
buried the empath in me
5 feet under 
until poetry reared its ugly head
and exposed me

As a mage of words
filling my glass up
till i couldn’t see how empty it was
on the inside

I had grown too comfortable in this specious skin
that i added layers to draw
a truth that resonated with you
in ways it never will with me

And now i stand here
as a pseudo-intellectual
undressed in public by simplicity;
chained to my reality
for once i am bereft of pretty answers

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29 thoughts on “An Existential Exposé – A.G. Diedericks

  1. Who needs pretty answers when we have the gorgeous truth, unwrapped, unvarnished, unapologetically nude. Your vulnerability is palpable and it honours us. Poetry demands that of us and in return it reveals our strength. Well done AG, well done.

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  3. “As a mage of words
    filling my glass up
    till i couldn’t see how empty it was
    on the inside”

    I work very hard to distract myself from my need because I fear I am not going to ever be able to fill it.

    “a truth that resonated with you
    in ways it never will with me”

    I assume you are filled and that I am empty. Both are deceptions.

    Please let me know if I am interpreting your intent correctly.

    Nice Poem!

    Jim

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