Life, Love, And Voyeurism  

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/15/2006 8:59 pm

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Life, Love, And Voyeurism

In light of caressmewell's writing competition, here is just a little something.

Life, Love, And Voyeurism

A man runs his life away on a treadmill in one window
While in another, a man on the edge of panic
Looks over his dwindling finances and smokes heavily.
In one window, a neighbor beats his wife with a dress shoe.
They argue a lot. They yell. He drinks. She cries.
While in another, a boy sets a mouse trap for his little brother’s fingers.
In one window, a guy plays with himself incessantly. He likes the sears catalog.
In another, a woman cries alone and contemplates joining a religious cult,
Where she will later give away her possessions and do herself in when the comet comes.
In one window, a man franticly cleans away evidence
of a loud and abrasive prostitute who had spent the night,
And hopes that his wife doesn’t notice his open sores.
In another window a guy violates his parole by looking at photos of his only daughter.

Its not these windows that I fear the most as I sit here,
its the dark windows without light or the shades pulled.
What unspeakable horrors go on there?
What dark and diabolical things reside there?
People empty, cold, and soulless too sinister to leave on the lights.
People who live in despair and plot and plan misfortune
Like roaches they will scatter in the light.
I sit in fear and my imagination soars and I lose sleep.
Contemplating these many and dark windows.
What goes on there? What the hell goes on in there?
My imagination soars and I lose sleep as I sit in fear
Behind my own dark window.

skyking412004 55M
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1/15/2006 10:33 pm

_____I really like the "Behind my own dark window."

1023 posts
1/15/2006 11:37 pm

Iagree with skyking, at first I got paranoid about what might have been being said about my hiding my "evil that vikings do" and then it turns out you were pointing a finger at your own self.... though even I'm certain that behind my drawn shade of playa hatin', gun collectin', zipper mask wearin, obsessive masturbationin', it's still not as bad as the pediphile papa (is that supposed to be r. kimball and his passion flower tipadee? she writes a mean comment you know,well not for you but....)
*Holds up score card* 9.7

giasine 43F

1/15/2006 11:44 pm

Too intense for me....

*Lowers the blind and turns out the light*

giasine sleeps soundly

saddletrampsk 55F

1/16/2006 6:24 am

Very thought provoking..good piece..

jakblack36 49M

1/16/2006 7:56 am

"Sunshine is the ultimate disinfectant." I don't recall at the moment who wrote said that quote. But it is true.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 11:41 am shucks, thanks. sometimes its the small conmpliments that mean the most.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 11:44 am wouldn't be me without some demented twist

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 11:50 am

viking...even though I pointed the finger at myself, you should still remain paranoid. Not only do we know about your playa hatin' gun totin' zipper mask wearing, masturbatin' to pictures of M.I.L.F.s does the FBI, IRS, CIA, and ATF. They're on to you....they're on to you good.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 11:53 am

giasine...go ahead lower those blinds...but keep them open just a crack...daddy likes to watch.

OMG! that was creepy even for me!

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 11:55 am

biggirlz...yeah...trying out other styles other than my crass humor...but its still me somehow. thanks.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 11:56 am

saddletramp...thank you, dear. I try my best to come up with new surprises.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 12:01 pm

jak...loved you in king kong, man. Wow, you're right, that is a very good quote. I don't know who said it either but we're undergoing the 29th straight day of rain here. I think we need some sunlight to clense away these sins.

havenbliss 44F

1/16/2006 6:38 pm

I think many a night someone has thrown something down upon your window. You live below people and they try to peer into your window as they walk by. Perhaps that is why you have the lights off or the shades drawn. I for one know that sometimes I couldn't stand not having the lights on, unless there was someone else in the dark with me.

havenbliss 44F

1/16/2006 6:40 pm

BTW, It was Jim Hodges that said "Sunshine is the ultimate disinfectant"

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/16/2006 11:13 pm was just a work of you can't see that many windows from mine...but thanks for solving that quote mystery.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/17/2006 11:44 pm

humbolt...choices, choices...indeed. There a lot to think about there. thanks for stopping by.

JustaSeeker 107F

1/18/2006 3:55 pm

Were you watching "Rear Window" when this came to all-time favorite...this is better, darker. I loved it.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/18/2006 7:09 pm, I wasn't watching Rear Window at the time, but that one is one of my all time faves.

I think the first image of this poem came to mind when I watched a guy on a treadmill who didn't seem too happy about it. I thought about what people do that they regret and the rest just fell into place.

I enjoyed your question because it forced me to think about the origins of what I wrote. I like that. Thanks.

rm_saintlianna 46F
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1/20/2006 10:00 pm

I like it very much.

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/20/2006 11:08 pm

saint...thank you very much.

(Princess Lips)

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docdirk 49M

1/23/2006 5:30 pm

Bravo, atomicartist, bravo. One of those pieces that I wish I could have written. Daring and smart. Bravo.

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/24/2006 10:35 pm

mzhoney...thank you, dear

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/24/2006 10:39 pm you

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/24/2006 10:49 pm

docdirk...thank you for stopping by. I you wished you wrote something like this, then try to scare yourself in your writing. if you're not afraid to post something, then maybe it needs tweaking. You'll find your writing to be edgier if you scare yourself silly.

MillsShipsGayly 53M

1/25/2006 7:30 am

Thought provoking

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/25/2006 8:31 pm

michael...thank you

Looking4sex44240 55F

2/10/2006 2:07 am

I liked it and I also keep mine down, to many nosey people in the world.

cuteNEway 42F

7/31/2006 9:24 am

It's scary how this isn't just one of your twisted mindfucks. It's reality >>sigh<<

AtomicArtist0 replies on 7/31/2006 12:33 pm:
i know, dear. I know. thanks for digging through my basement.

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