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The Great Outside

Step outside you angry child

Dispel your dreams of forsaken scenes

Dive into the fires of morrow

& an endless sea of trees

 

The meaning you sought in your cover

A great lie pulled over your eyes

& your heart never ached

Yet eternally it dies

 

Step outside you madman

A voice called from afar

Wash your feet in sand & glass

& run – to where the wild things are

 

Once, you’d say, it was different

A thousand steps without fear

Out there, where people wave & cheer

Where others walked, then disappeared

Once you’ve spoken to the wind

But now

they cannot hear

 

once, the moonlight tricked you

& your dormant soul now bleeds

Strayed in the distance, stricken with pleasure

Carried by morning breeze

 

Comfortably broken

Sore & crestfallen

Stuck between hell & ease

 

Lost on the ground that you’ve burned

‘neath a sky that you’ve dyed

 

But if you cannot rest, then why would you hide?

 

So let’s get outside, you restless child

& change the rules of the ride

Come on you raver

You downhearted loner

The saint & the sinner, while you have the chance to decide

 

N.B.

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  1. midnightrain

    OUT OF MY WAY DOWNHEARTED LOSER COMING THROUGH!

    Is it me or is your poetry getting better and better? It can’t be the poetry because I was sure you hit the ball out of the court with your last post. BUT it must be. You are always setting the bar too high. I… Can’t…Reach…. it… lols :&

    • NB NB

      sometimes i fear it’s getting worse.. & sometimes I listen to you xD I do like this one though.. just imagine you’re me, reading your poetry, & you’ll see all sorts of wonders sprinkling everywhere 😀 thank you so much!!

  2. Really enjoyed the flow of this one! The intention and confidence of the narration showed vibrantly through the rhythm and language! Great job Nebojsa!

  3. I remember so well at the old site when I took a break and came back. You was one of the first I decided to read and I’m glad I did. It’s been a pleasure reading your work as you are one of the greatest writers in my opinion. This piece was well written and leaves me in awe as always!

    • NB NB

      I remember that quite clearly.. thanks for the kind words as always.. means a lot 🙂

  4. HOLY HELL..

    DAAAAAMMNNN..

    UGH! Did you murder that flow!

    I could pinpoint several stanzas as my favorite.
    But I have to go here;

    “Once, you’d say, it was different
    A thousand steps without fear
    Out there, where people wave & cheer
    Where others walked, then disappeared
    Once you’ve spoken to the wind
    But now
    they cannot hear”

    HOW!? – I need to know..

    This is my favorite poem, by you.
    Hands down.
    Second to none.

    I’m a fan.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    • NB NB

      wow man I didn’t expect that.. wow..

      well, to answer your question, while writing a previous version of this, there was a lot of rap influences in it.. basically one of my attempts to mix rap with my style of poetry.. but I only kept the idea from that one (& a few lines) ’cause I thought it wouldn’t fit so well.. & here it is…

      I appreciate your words bro.. thanks so much!

  5. “once, the moonlight tricked you

    & your dormant soul now bleeds

    Strayed in the distance, stricken with pleasure

    Carried by morning breeze” – among the many intricate lines, this one literally sat me down. I agree with Midnight – I see nothing but positive elevation with your writing prowess. Surreal, sublime, and sophisticated. I AM IN AWE OF YOU DAMNIT! 🙂

    • NB NB

      wow, thanks, man… can’t thank all of you enough for the support, but at least some fine pieces get written, so…. 😀

  6. I felt like this was speaking to me, especially that last stanza, man that last stanza!!! A masterpiece with every sense of the word. And I’ve just used the favorite/bookmark button for the first time, cause I definitely will be coming back to read this many many times.

    • NB NB

      that’s very kind of you.. i almost forgot about bookmarks, ’cause i like almost everything i read here xD thank you so much!

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