The poetry of Donnie Strickland

The poetry of Donnie Strickland

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 May 29, 2012
The poetry of Donnie Strickland

I knew Donnie Strickland way back in the 1990s, and was pleased to happen across some of his poetry just by chance...


Both-sides of the coin are now revealed without either being
embraced, with neither Skye or Lani winning.
I wonder if this curiosity of mine is a vague allegorical attempt
of mine to describe the daily battles I go through not to show
favoritism, nepotism, to one daughter above the other step-daughter?

Some Apollonisian and Dionysian mirror whose surface
I rotate until I can justify the countless choices that
I am forced to make on a never-ending basis?

Knowing what I know doesn't keep me sane,
I just suffice to rip-out my own heart, cut it into pieces,
and give a portion to Skye and Lani, telling them to share.

Nothing is ever easy.

-Donnie Strickland

"...Donnie Strickland is currently a "soldier of misfortune" as a corporal in the US Army who periodically holds readings at "The Loft" near Columbus, Georgia. Check out more of his and others' writings & ravings at Donnie's Colostomy Grab Bag web site and at Scars Publications."

I hope Donnie's doing well, as I attempt to find him again.

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