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This is one of my entries this week for therealljidol. I invite you to read and vote for the many fine entries. We writing on several topics this week. This entry is in response to the topic "Dedication."

Future Dedication for the Book of My Life

Special thanks for the egg
and squirming life that blended me
into being. My cells thank you
for lending me your parental code.

To all the authors who fed me
words, which I continue to mash
and worry in my mouth, blessings.
I hope you are flattered by my
attempts to spew them
into my own abstract masterpiece.

I never thought I'd thank
the taunters, whose attentions
bloated my eyesacs until they
overflowed. You made me
me, and that is something.

My teachers, how much I loved you,
both bad and good. Your
legacy lives in me. I am always
ready for pop quizzes.

To all the people who helped
unseen, who held my hand
or guided me through trouble, who
opened doors or bagged my bread,
I finally requite your caring.

For all others, too numerous
to mention -- the loved and lovers,
the friends and comrades --
you never faltered from
my thoughts. I should
have told you that more often.

I hope, of all I've done, a little
of the good I've known
will live on. In my words, in my
cells, in my memory.

So please, read on.

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Aug. 8th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)

(Also, I bet your inbox loved getting 17 comments in a row from me just now. =)
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
It was pretty cool. :) Glad you liked this one.
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
This is lovely.
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The idea rolled around in my head for three days before materializing into words.
Aug. 8th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Usually my best stuff has simmered like that too. :)
Aug. 8th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
I love when that happens. :)

It's a good thing I'd been musing about it, because I didn't get a chance to work on it until 30 minutes before deadline!
Aug. 10th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
It is written. It is well-written. Lovely.
Aug. 10th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful to hear. Thank you.
Aug. 12th, 2012 07:42 am (UTC)
"To all the authors who fed me
words, which I continue to mash
and worry in my mouth, blessings."

Oh, so lovely. I love the gratitude that comes through here, and how many-faceted this piece is in reflecting the influences on us as artists and humans.

"I finally requite your caring." So beautiful!

The one word that stuck out for me was "eyesacs" - seemed more clinical than the rest of the verse there.

I really enjoyed reading this!
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