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by Mr B. 

Posted: 16 January 2005
Word Count: 162
Summary: One of those dark periods!

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How do you know if a hole exists
If youíve never filled it?

You donít,
But you know.
Because it has to be filled.

But with what?
If you knew you could fill the hole.
Empty no longer.

So you search.
For something that may not exist.

And if you find it?
What then?
Will you find something
Or will you lose it?
Donít find it!
Keep looking
With your eyes tight shut.

But if you donít know what youíre looking for
You may find it
By mistake.
The thing
To fill your emptiness.

An emptiness so full
It leaks.
The world is being flooded
With nothing.
By you.

Find the hole,
Fill the hole.
With what?
Itís already full
Of nothing.

Like an empty bowl.
It is no less a bowl
Because itís empty.
But what do you put in it?
The bowl must be filled.
With what?


A worthless f___ing ornament.

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Brian Aird at 11:29 on 17 January 2005  Report this post
Ah Philosophy!
What is matter?
Never mind
What is mind
No matter
What's a hole?

I loved 'An emptiness so full
It leaks.'

That line made me think of an animated film length cartoon - can't think of its name, but the theme was 'the nothing is coming, because people stopped believing in magic.'

Which made sense of: 'The world is being flooded
With nothing.
By you.'

Nice work!


Mr B. at 17:09 on 17 January 2005  Report this post
Bri - I think it was 'The Never Ending Story' - I always thought being terrified of nothing was a nice idea. One which I found was important to current postmodernism! I guess nothing bugs lots of us these days.


Lawrenco at 19:51 on 18 January 2005  Report this post
A very poignant piece,I suppose the sense of worthlessness can take control in a negative frame of mind a common trait and well put over here.

gard at 17:56 on 22 January 2005  Report this post
Hi Mr B

its funny but I could imagine this being read by say a french person or something, it has such a "foreign/exotic/passionate" tone, which reminds me of say a foreign love story.Sorry to be generalising like that. Maybe its becuase it comes over as being feminine, not meant as a critique at all, far from it.

I suppose my crit would be that I felt that this could be formed more. But them again maybe not


Mr B. at 18:51 on 24 January 2005  Report this post

I wanted it to have quite a rough edge to it - that genuine frustration! It was one of those times where you just write what is going through your head, and eventually you feel better or your hands start to hurt! It did help, and as such I like it as a sort of photograph of feeling low at a particular time. I agree that it's a fine line between raw and polished but it's fun treading it! :)



gard at 21:18 on 24 January 2005  Report this post
Hi Mr B

yes I can see that now with a second look. I suppose I am one of those horribly must make it all fit in the box persons I guess. Maybe I should try that more myself, you know just "streaming" I think thats what its called.


Courtney S Hughes at 09:53 on 27 January 2005  Report this post

Autowriting is a fantastic tool isn't it. My play 'The Problem with Me' started off as a piece of autowriting and then blossomed into something else. It's an interesting subject matter, any plans of building on this, this kind of postmodern depression is great for theatre!


Mr B. at 20:17 on 02 February 2005  Report this post

I agree - It's a theme I've seem a few times in plays, particularly Sartre's work. You just end up going round and round!



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